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2008 Encounters:
Ghost in the Cheney Mansion Mirror - Jerseyville, Illinois
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Accidental Automatic Writing - Pickerington, Ohio

Ghosts in Our House - Clintonville, Wisconsin
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The Old Woman Who Passed Through a Car - Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Old Hag Syndrome - Little Rock, Arkansas

Phantom Footsteps at HMCS Acadia - Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Woman in a White Robe - Sheffield, Alabama

Strange Lights on Cuba Road - Barrington, Illinois

Wilderness Battlefield Apparition - Locust Grove, Virginia
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Lighting Candles - Rochester, Minnesota

Pulling My Son's Leg - Chester, Arkansas

Mom's Visit - Rockland, Massachusetts

Shadow People Following Me - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Girl Playing the Flute - Honolulu, Hawaii

A Haunted Desk? - Stoughton, Massachusetts

Being Watched - Moore, Oklahoma

A Haunting Melody - Nebraska

Two Black Wolves - Goldsboro, North Carolina

The White Glowing Entity - Danvers, Massachusetts

Haunted Person or Haunted Place? - British Columbia, Canada

Tormented - Warren, Pennsylvania

Ghostly Mist at a Pub - Carrollton, Texas
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It Crawled Into Bed With Me - Bono, Arkansas

Grandpa Joe's Coma Visit - Cincinnati, Ohio

Ghost Cat Presence - Novat, California

Psychic Impressions at a Victorian Home - Peoria, Illinois

A Disappearing Car - Duluth, Minnesota

Black Mass Filmed During Investigation - Northern California
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Mildred's Ghost - Licking, Missouri

Glowing Figure on the Porch - Niles, Ohio

Tag Aboard the Star of India - San Diego, California

Ghostly Image Caught at Gym - Overland Park, Kansas
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My Floating Sister - Leavenworth, Kansas

My Aunt's Spirit at Meling School - Bmlo, Hordaland, Norway

A Scary Sleepover - Billings, Montana

Socks Back From the Grave - Kellogg, Idaho

Meeting Great Great Gramma - Freeport, Florida

The Man in Mum's House - Castleford, West Yorkshire, England

Haunting at the Silver Queen Hotel - Virginia City, Nevada

My Haunted Childhood - Norfolk, England, UK

An Angry Little Girl - Valentine, Nebraska

The Girl With the Ring - York, England

Oatman Hotel Ghost - Laughlin, Nevada
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The Falling Lamp - Southampton, England

Laughter on the Spiral Staircase - Springville, New York

I Miss My Dad EVP - Northwest Ohio

The Toowong Experience - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

A Glowing Cigarette - Phoenix, Arizona

Black-Hooded Entities - Kentucky

A Civil War Soldier - Gladstone, Virginia

Ghost Boy and Girls - Chicago, Illinois

The Man in Blue - Rock Rapids, Iowa

My Son's Spirit - [location withheld]

A Misty Oval - Los Chavez, New Mexico

An Unruly Customer - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pirate Ghosts - Milton, Florida
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Shadow Person Passing By - Medford, Massachusetts

Haunted Chair? - Gainesville, Florida

The Shadow - Pluckley, Kent, England

Various Encounters - Anoka, Minnesota

The Scarecrow and Mr. Lincoln - New Bern, North Carolina

The Boy in the Mirror - Los Angeles, California

Red Flashes on Video - Milton, Florida
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Dad's Home Early - Pontiac, Michigan

Old Man in a Flannel Shirt - Millbrook, Alabama

The Old Lady With a Lantern - Tampa, Florida

The Thing From the Ouija Board - Upstate, New York

Civil War Soldier's Ghost - Gonzales, Louisiana

Scared and Annoyed - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Waverly Hills Sanatorium Sighting - Louisville, Kentucky
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Angel of Death in the Courthouse - Washington, DC

The Shadow Man and Nun Statue - Cortez, Colorado

The Figure in the Window - Amherst, Virginia

The Hovering Sadness - Alabama

The Girl That Wasn't There - Dunedin, New Zealand

Unseen Helping Hands - Albany, Oregon

The Crash in the Hallway - Lake Charles, Louisiana

Apparition in Williamsburg - Williamsburg, Virginia
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The Shadow Behind the Door - Martinez, California

A Hotel Guest's Final Goodbye - Derbyshire, UK

The Little Man in Our Room - Brazil, Indiana

Dark Figure in Chicago Museum - Chicago, Illinois

Thanksgiving Ghosts - Colorado

Three Knocks That Saved Me - Round Rock, Texas

The Man in My Closet - Arlington, Texas

The South Bridge Poltergeist - Edinburgh, Scotland

Shadows in the Closet - St. Theresa Point, Manitoba, Canada

Looking For the Bars - Williamsburg Hill, Illinois

The Man at the Top of the Stairs - Carthage, Missouri

My Fear of the Supernatural - Lebanon, Kentucky

My Friend in Time of Crisis - Waterbury, Connecticut

Old Jim on the Warehouse Floor - Rochester, New York
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My Spirit Contacts - Kentwood/Middleville, Michigan

Watch For the Lady in the Bird Cage - Tombstone, Arizona

Faces in the Camouflage - Taqqaddum, Iraq
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A Skeptic Near Pinewoods Cemetery - Troy, New York

Shoe Shopping From Beyond - Huntington Beach, California

The Man in My House - Welland, Ontario, Canada

A Haunting Near Channel Road - Sanger, California

Faces in the Mirror - Billings, Montana

Sharing My Bed With a Ghost - Mexico

The Slender Spirit - Pembroke Pines, Florida

Shadows in My House - Ocala, Florida

My Haunted Office - Las Vegas, Nevada

Shadow in the First Baptist Church - Boise, Idaho

The Little Girl's Shadow - Chattanooga, Tennessee

Knocks at 2 AM - Naples, New York

A Possessed Patient - Ashland, Kentucky

A Haunting in The Booter - St. Andrews, Scotland

Ghosts at Union Station Hotel - Nashville, Tennessee

My Family's Haunting - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Happy 2008 to the Spirits on the Land - Milton, Florida
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The Tall Man Gatekeeper - San Rafael, California

The Evil Force - Marin Headlands, California

Cold Wet Grandfather's Visit - Oostende, Belgium

Haunted Barracks - Dermott, Arkansas

Cell Phone Calls From Beyond - Simsbury, Connecticut

A Little Girl at Stone's Public House - Ashland, Massachusetts

Bones in the Basement - Kansas City, Missouri

A Woman's Voice - Richmond, Virginia

A Dark Mist - Barbers Point, Hawaii

The Hanging Soldier - Nyack, New York

Shadows in My Home - Tijuana, Mexico



February 4, 2008

Ghosts at Union Station Hotel

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Votes:79 Rating: Rating = 7.20 Ratings Breakdown
Linda, Nashville, Tennessee, April 2001

In April 2001 I stayed at the Union Station Hotel. I was in Nashville for business purposes, and a co-worker and I were traveling together. We had separate rooms on different floors. Upon arrival, I asked if the hotel was haunted. I was somewhat interested in hauntings and thought it would be cool if we were staying in a hotel that was haunted. They guy at the check-in desk reported that the hotel was indeed thought to be haunted. I asked which floor had the most reported activity, today I cannot recall his response, but I believe he said it was the 5th or 6th floor. Being young, stupid, and naïve, I asked to have a room on that floor. My co-worker asked for a different floor.

The first few nights were uneventful, we spent most of our time checking out the city. By our fourth and final night, there I was exhausted, my co-worker and some others from the conference wanted to go out, but I decided to stay behind at the hotel so I could get some rest. I got a bite to eat at the hotel bar and then headed up to my room for the evening. I took a shower and then called my husband back home in Texas. During the conversation he asked if I had seen any ghosts. I said no and we laughed. We continued to talk lightly and laugh about it, I told him I had been there all week, had not seen a thing and that I really did not think the hotel was haunted. Eventually, we got off the phone and I settled into bed. I started to have this weird feeling, like I wasn't alone, which kind of freaked me out so I turned on the TV and a lamp. The noise and light just seemed to make me feel a little more at ease. I really just thought that all of the ghost talk had gotten into my head and now my mind was playing tricks on me. I grabbed the cordless phone and the TV remote and settled back into bed with one in each hand.

Just as I started to fall asleep I heard a loud banging noise. I jumped up in bed to a seated position. The noise was so loud and it really scared me. My heart was pounding. I sat there in bed for a few seconds, frozen with fear. Then it happened again. I thought someone was banging on the door. It was so loud I knew it would wake others in rooms around mine. I jumped out of bed and went to the door, I looked out the peephole but no one was there. I turned to walk back to bed and it happened again. I quickly went back to the peephole, again no one was there. I yelled out, "Who is it?" to which there was no response. I ran back to the bed, grabbed the phone, and dialed zero. I told the guy that answered that someone was banging on my door, I can't see who it is, and they will not answer when I ask who it is. They said they would send hotel security to check it out. They were very quick to respond. They knocked on the door, which sounded so different from the banging heard before. I looked through the peephole and saw two gentlemen who identified themselves as hotel security. I opened the door, they said they checked everything out and found nothing out of the ordinary. I thanked them for coming and that was it. I got back into bed and called my husband. I told him what happened and that I was so freaked out that he would have to talk to me on the phone until I fell asleep. We soon ran out of things to say and it wasn't long before I heard him snoring so I hung up and decided I would just do my best to fall asleep as quickly as possible. I closed my eyes and all of a sudden the TV turned off. I already had the remote in my hand and I turned it back on in an instant. Now I am really freaked and I try to call my husband, but the line is busy because he is still snoring into the phone. I laid there thinking please, please, please don't let me see a ghost. While I always thought it would be cool to see a ghost, I never wanted to see one when I was alone! Then the TV and the lamp went off -- both of them at the same time. I tried to turn the TV back on with the remote and it would not come on. I jumped out of bed and ran to flip on the bathroom lights. I walked over to the lamp and TV and turned them both back on. I looked at the electrical cords -- they were both plugged into the same outlet. I thought maybe there was something wrong with the outlet, so I plugged the lamp into a different electrical outlet. I turned out the bathroom lights, got back into bed, and tried to fall asleep.

About 10 minutes into it, the stupid TV and lamp go off again. I automatically jumped up and turned the bathroom lights on again. I tried to turn on the lamp but it would not come back on, I discovered that the bulb had burnt out. I turned the TV back on, picked up the phone, and called zero again. A man came up, brought me a new light bulb. I told him, please do not think I am crazy, this weird stuff keeps happening and I am getting really close to just grabbing a pillow and sleeping down in the lobby. He laughed and I told him I wasn't kidding, if something else happened in my room I was out of there. He told me he had never seen a ghost there, but that things like this happen sometimes to employees and guests but no one ever gets hurt. Then I told him I had requested this floor because I was told it was the most active, but I guess deep down I really didn't really believe it. We laughed about it a little and I told him I certainly believe now and whoever or whatever it is can quit trying to prove it to me because I got it -- point taken. He told me to call again if I needed anything and we said goodbye. I jumped back into bed, all lights in the room are on at this point, I covered my head with all the blankets and fell asleep -- sweating to death, but without further incident. The Union Station Hotel in Nashville is a beautiful historic hotel and the staff there are all very nice and helpful, but I will never stay there again!




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