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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

April 18, 2008

The South Bridge Poltergeist

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Jonno Ross, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 27, 2007

My girlfriend and I were in Edinburgh, Scotland, last August and we decided to take one of the many "ghost walks" available throughout the city through Auld Reekie's tours. Now I was a skeptic at the time, and thought this was just going to be a bit of fun. Oh how wrong I was! The tour started as you would expect. There was only four of us on this particular tour, myself, three other girls, and the tour guide (also a girl, it's important to say). The guide gave us the history of witch burnings and everything, and then we went underground into the Edinburgh Vaults (a series of underground chambers) where paranormal activity was apparently very much there.

The first room we saw included a Wiccan chapel of sorts with an altar and everything like that. A little creepy, I thought. But that was nothing. We went on into the next chamber where there was a stone circle in the center of the room. Whilst listening to the guide, both my girlfriend and I heard a whoosh and a footstep behind us. Keep in mind we were the only ones underground, and to get into the vaults you had to open a very loud door. Both of us whipped around and saw nothing, but heard another footstep. Just one. We stood closer together and kept listening. Apparently someone had trapped a spirit or ghost inside the circle and anyone who entered the circle would face a terrifying experience. Needless to say, none of us decided to enter the circle and tempt fate. But we were also told not to walk clockwise around the circle and exit the opposite way we come in. Well, we all did, except for my daring partner who decided to obliviously walk the other way. She came out okay, no harm done. By now, we were all extremely cold as we made our way to the third and final stop of the tour, where the notorious South Bridge Poltergeist was thought to currently be. Before entering the room we were told that if anyone felt uncomfortable we wouldn't go in. After a few minutes of deliberation, we entered the pitch-black room. Now here's the interesting part. The South Bridge Poltergeist apparently has a thing for harming people who stood on a certain side of the room, women in particular. So being the only male in the group, I was doomed to stand on the "harmful side" of the room, as to keep the poltergeist in the center. Stuck with a choice between the "harmful side" and the women on the "safe side." As soon as we entered the room, I split from the group, alone, edging along the wall toward the harmful side. I was told to stick to the walls. Instantly I felt cold and I could even feel a presence observing me. I was physically shaking. I had never been this terrified ever. I seriously thought I was going to die down here. The guide spoke in a soft voice, explaining the history and everything like that. Then I heard my girlfriend speak in a very soft voice saying, "Can we go now? Please? It's here." The tour guide agreed instantly and I began edging my way back to the door. Now the horrifying part...

As we began to leave, one of the girls (God knows which one) let out a bloodcurdling scream. Then, it was on. Quickly as I could I ran toward the door on the other side, crossing toward the middle of the room. As I moved, I felt something grab onto my shoulder and another hand grab my shirt, trying to pull me back. The girls were already outside. I struggled for a microsecond and whatever it was let go, allowing me to escape. We all checked if we were okay, even the guide was panting. The rest of us were shaking like leaves. I didn't find out why the girl screamed. But that night my girlfriend and I boarded our bus for a nine-hour ride back to London. I felt the South Bridge Poltergeist the entire way home. This is completely true. And I will never set foot in those vaults again.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

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Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

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