Ghosts - research, evidence, and discussion.
Newsletter Subscription:
Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter:


Encounters Archive:

2009 Encounters:
The Banging Walls - Great Barrington, Massachusetts

The Grim Reaper at My Sister's Crib - Govan, Saskatchewan, Canada

Gliding White Specter - Singapore

Haunted by Bobby - Marinette, Wisconsin

The Entity in My Brother's Basement - Yardley, Pennsylvania

The Ouija Board's Warning - Langley in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A Family of Angels - Huntington, West Virginia

Evil-Looking Apparition - Eagle Lake, Texas
Ghost picture


Monster Holding Me Down - Houston, Texas

Laugarvatn Cave Anomaly - Laugarvatn Cave, Iceland
Ghost picture


The Ghost Who Didn't Like Men - Brook, Indiana

Dad Standing in St. Mary's Cemetery - Tiffin, Ohio

The Hand On My Shoulder - Clinton, Indiana

The Only Yankee - Nicholas County, West Virginia

The House that Disappeared - Winton, California

My Haunted Apartment - Brampton, Ontario, Canada

The Basement Crash - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A Screaming Ghost - Yorktown Heights, New York

The Crawling Shadow - Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan

Deering Estate Apparition - Miami, Florida
Ghost picture


Cemetery Ghost at a Sleepover - Laingsburg, Michigan

Ghosts at the Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado

Apparition Caught on Game Camera - Wayland, New York
Ghost picture


Knocks in the Attic - Sterling, Virginia

I Had No Idea She Was a Ghost - Bethany, New York

Ghosts of Yonkers - Yonkers, New York

An Evil Shadow Figure - Scott City, Kansas

The Scream in the Night - Yorkshire, England

Being Watched at a Sleepover - Manistique, Michigan

My First Demon Encounter - Weirton, West Virginia

A Ghost in Our Hotel Bathroom - Las Vegas, Nevada

The Baby's Cry - Barnesville, Ohio

Lights On Our Landing - Akron, Ohio

The Ghost of Mr. Elwin - Elkland, Missouri

Deformed Face Near the Cemetery - Kerala, India

Shadows and Weepy Voices - Grand Prairie, Texas

Three Hags Over My Bed - Neiderwald, Texas

Dad and His Friends - Tulsa, Oklahoma

A Hand in My Bed - Louisville, Kentucky

Spirit of the Wendigo - Fort Kent, Alberta, Canada

Chasing a Ghost - Houston, Texas

Colfax Cemetery Apparition - Colfax County, Minnesota
Ghost picture


The Cemetery Keeper Disappeared - Southern England

Haunting on East Eldon - Saint James, Missouri

Short, Black-Hooded Figures - Troy, New York

Strange Happenings at the Whaley House - San Diego, California

My Shaking Room - Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada

A Blast from Dad - Austin, Texas and Lake Bluff, Illinois

Haunted Hotel Majestic - San Francisco, California

Ghost of Michael Jackson Caught on CNN Cameras? - Santa Barbara County, California
Ghost video


Mad Spirits in the Woods - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Exploding Glasses - Grants Pass, Oregon

Toowong Cemetery Encounter - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Spirit of George Followed Me - Davidsville and Johnstown, Pennsylvania

The Kind Lady By the Cabinet - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

The Boy in Thornton House - Stone Mountain, Georgia

The Cloudy Figure - Seaford, East Sussex, England

Burning Our Ouija Board - Oakwood, Illinois

The Man in the Lab Coat - Giessen, Germany

Brown Palace Hotel Ghost - Denver, Colorado
Ghost picture


Broken Glass and Whispering Voices - Charlotte, Michigan

Shadow on the Wall - Ontario, Canada

Mom's Message From Beyond - Hartsville, South Carolina
Ghost picture


Premonition Dream and My Dead Pet - Avon, Indiana

Girl in Her Easter Dress - Milton, Florida
Ghost picture


Encounters on a Ghost Tour - New South Wales, Australia

Someone in the Attic - Temple, Texas

The Spirit In Black - Forest Park, Illinois - 1997

The Body in the Pool - Anaheim, California and Pleasant Grove, Utah

Bright Jack-O-Lanterns - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Strong Odor and Darting Shadows - Southfield, Massachusetts

The Black Mist in Our Home - Marysville, California

Ghost of a Runaway Slave in My Car - Interstate 10, Louisiana

Accident Premonition - Singapore

Attempted Possession - San Antonio, Texas

My Mischievous Faery - Rouses Point, New York

Ghostly Tricks - Marysville, California

My Cat's 9/11 Premonition - Baltimore, Maryland

The Drowning Girl - Gloucester, Massachusetts

A Civil War General - Carthage, Missouri

The Glowing Nun - Santa Margherita Ligure, Genova, Italy

Our Haunted Restaurant - Columbus, Georgia

The Voice Outside My Window - Niles, Ohio

My Protective Ghost Friend - Logansport, Indiana

The Friend in Our House - Simpsonville, South Carolina

The Witch on My Wall - Charleston, South Carolina

Contacting My Spirits - Colchester, Essex, England

Dark, Smoky Wisps - Troy, New York

Nana's Grip - England

Stock Room Ghost - Winter Haven, Florida

A Sign From Mum - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Evil Drawings in a Drawer - Valle Vista, California

A Disappearing Kitten - Suburbs of Dallas, Texas

A Crying Baby and Evil House - Salt Lake City, Utah

My Daughter's Energy - Sylacauga, Alabama
Ghost picture


The Kissing Ghost - Fresno, California

A Seven-Foot Shadow Figure - Trenton, New Jersey

The Grey-White Man - British Columbia, Canada

The Tall Man in Robes - Huntly, New Zealand

The Spirits of Edisto Presbyterian Church - Edisto Island, South Carolina

A Pre-Death Visit - Merrick, New York

Six Knocks - Brisbane, Australia

The Rocking Chair - Bushnell, Illinois

Hiding From a Ghost - Strongsville, Ohio

A Relentless Ghost - Littleton, Colorado



July 27, 2009

Short, Black-Hooded Figures

Rate this encounter:
Votes:71 Rating: Rating = 6.54 Ratings Breakdown
[Name Withheld Upon Request] - Troy, New York - 1968

When I was 8 years old my bed faced a closet, and night after night a "being" stood at the entrance to the closet watching me. This "being" one night moved to the corner of my bed. It stood about three feet tall and was dressed in a black hooded robe. I thought it was one of my brothers playing a joke. and at first did not believe it was anything out of the ordinary. It moved to the side of my bed with such speed, actually in a blink of an eye, it was there beside me. I looked over, still believing it was one of my brothers, then I realized it was not them because I could not see a face. Under the hood was complete blackness and it just stood there. All of a sudden I felt this pressure on my chest and was unable to get up. I was able to move my arms and legs, but I could not sit up. I was unable to speak as well. I kept looking at the face, still hoping it was someone I knew. There was no face. It jumped over the side of the bed on top of me and that was the last thing I knew.

The next I remember was sitting up in bed and it was daylight out. Somehow I lost most of the night. I ran out of my bedroom and told my parents but they told me I was just dreaming. I actually thought maybe I was, but deep down inside I knew I wasn't. It was years later when I shared this encounter with my twin brother. He froze in his seat. He asked me, "So you did see them?" I looked at him and asked him what he saw? He said that night he saw three little black hooded figures about three feet tall, around my bed. He said he saw them take me and bring me into the closet. He was frozen as well and could not speak.

A year later my older brother came home from the service and was excited to be home after all those years. We sat around the kitchen table and he said he was happy to be home but did not like the back bedroom. My twin and I asked him why? He said, "When I was around eight years old these three black hooded figures came out of the closet and took me back in there." He was serious and we were shocked. He is ten years older than us.

Last but not least, my neighbor in his eighties grew up in my old house and he told me that when he was eight years old, he was sleeping in the back bedroom and twice these "beings" came to him and he felt the pressure on his chest and was unable to speak. Needless to say, I always sleep with the closet door shut closed. Who were they and what did they want?




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!


Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

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

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014





Page not found | Ghostvillage.com
404 Error - page not found
Our latest posts
30 Odd Minutes Mission 158video

In Mission 158 we explore phantom hitchhikers with author and researcher Christopher Balzano! Balzano is the author of numerous books including Dark Woods and...
New England Legends: Ventfort Hall for PBSvideo
0 61

Built by the J.P. Morgan family, Lenox's Ventfort Hall is a Gilded Age mansion with ties to the legendary Massachusetts 54th regiment from the...
The Child's Room by Frank Grace

Witness: Heather Location: Circleville, Ohio Date of Encounter: December 1993 My childhood home has always made me a little uncomfortable. There was a man that committed suicide in...

In Mission 157 we explore the astral plane with author and researcher William Buhlman! Can our consciousness leave our bodies and travel through...
30 Odd Minutes 156video

In Mission 156 we explore ancient America with author and researcher Rick Osmon. We discuss Osmon’s first book, The Graves of...
30 Odd Minutes 155video

In Mission 155 we explore evidence of extraterrestrials in the Bible with Rev. Michael J.S. Carter. Rev. Carter is...