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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
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Monster Holding Me Down - Houston, Texas

Laugarvatn Cave Anomaly - Laugarvatn Cave, Iceland
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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
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Cemetery Ghost at a Sleepover - Laingsburg, Michigan

Ghosts at the Stanley Hotel - Estes Park, Colorado

Apparition Caught on Game Camera - Wayland, New York
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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
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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
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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
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Broken Glass and Whispering Voices - Charlotte, Michigan

Shadow on the Wall - Ontario, Canada

Mom's Message From Beyond - Hartsville, South Carolina
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Premonition Dream and My Dead Pet - Avon, Indiana

Girl in Her Easter Dress - Milton, Florida
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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
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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



August 26, 2009

The Ghost of Mr. Elwin

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Votes:30 Rating: Rating = 6.24 Ratings Breakdown
Paula - Elkland, Missouri - Late 1970s

I was approximately 3-4 years old when my family and I moved into this beautiful rock house outside of Elkland, Missouri. The house was old, but very well maintained. It had wood floors throughout. The laundry room was in the basement, my sister and I had a bunk bed on the main floor, and my step-sister had her own room upstairs. Many strange things occurred on a regular basis. First of all, late at night, when everyone was in bed, you would hear heavy footsteps walking up and down the hallway. My sister and I would wake up crying because our "ghost" was shaking our bunk bed. My mother would yell from her bedroom, "Mr. Elwin, leave the girls alone!" The bed would immediately stop moving.

Other times, when my mother was in the bathtub she would suddenly feel someone watching her. She would tell the ghost to get out and the feeling would disappear. Most often, our ghost, who we believed to be our landlady's deceased husband and therefore was named "Mr. Elwin," was more ornery than scary or dangerous. He would pull the phone off the hook, or twist the knob on the washing machine several times. But there were two particular circumstances that clearly made him very angry.

My stepsister was 16 at the time so she had her own room upstairs, away from the rest of the family. Apparently, Mr. Elwin didn't want her sleeping in what was his daughter's bedroom. He would often come into her room at night and yank the covers off of her and shake the bed to scare her off. The other circumstance that seemed to anger our ghost involved a small closet underneath the stairway. This door had been locked when we moved in and we weren't provided a key to access it. However, my parents and a number of visiting relatives had occasionally attempted to force the door open. Every time anyone messed around with that closet door a horrible, undeniable odor filled the house. It was such a bad odor that we would have to air the place out. Eventually, someone did get the door open and inside was a dark stain on the floor. Nothing else. Many relatives refused to come back to our house because our ghost would taunt them so much while they were there!




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