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2003 Encounters:
Haunted House and Failed Exorcism - La Plata, Maryland

Mt. Iron Apparition Caught on Videotape - Mt. Iron, Minnesota

Dissolving Figure at Fort Garry Hotel - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Dark Specter on Charles Island - Milford, Connecticut

Little Girl, Long, Red Hair - London, England

Poltergeists and Shadows - Iceland

Shaking Beds and Psychic Visions - Chino, California

Circling Chinese Bride - Shandong, China

A Name Called and a Bloody Nose - Princess Anne, Maryland

Unwanted Ghostly Roommates - Naples, Florida

Haunted House in Rochester - Rochester, New York

Ghostly Meow - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Breath of the Soul - Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines

Annoying Entity - Indiana

Spirits Magnet - Hopkins, Minnesota and Joshua, Texas

Ghostly Escape From Alcatraz - San Francisco, California

Basement Gravestone and Haunted Noises - Collinsville, Connecticut

"Help Me, Mommy!" - McCalla, Alabama

Spooked in Forest Park Cemetery - Brunswick, New York

A Protecting Shadow - San Antonio, Texas

Cat Haunting? - Battle Creek, Michigan

Warm Breeze From a Fallen Friend - Fillmore, California

A Ghostly Fight at St. Francis Hotel - San Francisco, California

Chicken Skin in the Mango Tree - Haleiwa, Hawaii

Tormented by Tall Shadow Man - Manchester, New Hampshire

Mom's Visit and the Smell of Gardenias - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Granville State Forest Orb - Granville, Massachusetts

Evil Voice Over Neil Sedaka - Indianapolis, Indiana

Cochem Castle Ghost - Cochem, Germany

Evil Stocky Specter - Iowa

Rage at a Malignant Presence - Noblesville, Indiana

The Haunted Farnsworth Inn - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Drawn to Psychic Energy - Herndon, Virginia

Ghost of Mars? - Hooe, England

A Sign from Pappaw - Texas

Ouija Boards and a Shaking Bed - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Misplaced Objects and Strange Events - New Hope, Pennsylvania

The Haunting That Follows - Norman, Oklahoma

Woman's Mocking Laugh - York, Pennsylvania

Evil Apartment - Phoenix, Arizona

Troubled House Spirits - Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Gabrielino Indian Family of Spirits - Pico Rivera, California

Capital Memorial Parks Cemetery Mausoleum Visits - Pflugerville, Texas

Spillway Light - Cave Run Lake, East Kentucky

Rafter Man at Summer Camp - Dahlonega, Georgia

Winnipeg's Haunted Fort Garry - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Swallow Hill Road Haunted House - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Slapped in the Face - New York, New York

Shadow Figure at a German Manor House - Outside of Hamburg, Germany

Visit From the Angel of Death - Tel-Aviv, Israel

Ouija Board Warning - Ontario, Canada

Psychic Energy Cloud - Los Angeles, California

Heavy Breathing and a Flying Penny - San Roman and Edinburg, Texas

Scratching Around the Room - Walnut Creek, California

Ghostly House Guests - Arizona

Family's Guardian Angels - Mesa, Arizona

Eerie Premonition - Paralowie, South Australia

Angry Spirit with Black Eyes - Columbus, Kansas

Ghost of the School Caretaker - Fermanagh, Ireland

Forest Park Cemetery Shadow - Troy, New York

One Last Visit From Daddy - Monticello, Arkansas

Vicious Hag - Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Phantom Tennis Court - North Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mural Orb - Palm Beach County, Florida

Civil War Soldier Ghosts - Marietta, Georgia

Supernatural Magnet Dog - Indianapolis, Indiana

Late-Night Footsteps - Bethel Island, California

Haunted Bathroom - Orchard Park, New York

China Hutch Orb - Chisholm, Minnesota

Creepy Childhood Home - Indianapolis, Indiana

Puppy Orb - Minersville, Pennsylvania

Family Spirits at a Birthday Party - Princeton, Illinois

Spectral Attack at Forest Park Cemetery - Troy, New York

Hong Kong Master, Protecting Spirit - Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Greyhound Orbs - Canastota, New York

"We'll Never Get Out of Here" - New Jersey

Louden Road Ouija Board - Fredericksburg, Texas

Midwestern Georgia Ghost Hunt - Georgia

Dreaming Man - Thornhill, Ontario, Canada

Night Shadow Man - Ontario, Canada

Brooklyn Doorman - Brooklyn, New York

Nightly Horrors at 1:15 AM - Brisbane, Australia

Prankster Boy - Hopkinsville, Kentucky

The Hand in the Dresser - Livonia, Michigan

Childhood Orbs and Mist - Hibbing and Chisholm, Minnesota

Tagging Along and Playing Pranks - Central Illinois

Spirit Send Off - Lowell, Massachusetts

Attacking Old Hag - Bradbury, California

Back Porch Woman - Greensboro, North Carolina

Returning Grandfather - Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Ireland Ghost Bus Tour - Dublin, Ireland

Halloween Work-House - Penicuik, Scotland

Held Down Sleeping - Souderton, Pennsylvania

Visiting Christmas Mist - Fairborn, Ohio

Added June 4, 2003

Civil War Soldier Ghosts

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Misha, Marietta, Georgia, On-going since July 2000,

My family and I moved here in July of 2000, we rented a large house and moved in rather quickly. Almost immediately I noticed sensations of someone else's presence. I didn't say anything to my family as I attributed it to being unfamiliar with the home. However, I became more aware of these feeling only in certain areas, such as the stairway leading to the basement, and outside in our yard. The doorway would open for me on it's own before I reached for the knob, windows that had mechanisms to lock them open would suddenly slam shut, lights in our dining room would flicker, when you are downstairs you can hear things moving upstairs, even though no one else is home. I have also seen small blurs of movement out of the corners of my eye, flitting around the same areas of the backyard. By far the most frightening experience occurred last summer, as I finished cleaning upstairs and made my way down the staircase. I was mopping the wooden stairs and I saw a movement out of the corner of my eye outside the window located at the bottom of the stairs. There is a full-length mirror that hangs adjacent to the window giving you a nice view of the backyard. I stopped mopping and really looked out the window and to my amazement I saw a hundred legs, all clothed in blue marching past the window! At first I just stood there trying to convince myself I wasn't seeing them, and they just vanished! Needless to say I ran up the stairs and told my husband and teenage daughter. My daughter informed me that she had been seeing strange things also. I had only sensed one presence, whom I felt was named John, but with the nickname Blackjack. I saw him in a blue civil war period uniform, which I thought was strange because I was under the impression that there were mostly confederates here in this part of GA. I felt that he was lost and confused about why he was still here. My daughter had sensed him, but had seen another male with red hair and piercing eyes that she felt was more aggressive and mean tempered. I tolerated blackjack for a while, and eventually told him he could stay if he went outside where I had first sensed him. He complied and I haven't felt him in the house for quite a while. The other presence is still very tangible.

About a month later, we met with the owner and I sort of brought up the subject about the past history of the home and found out it was built in the 70's, which had nothing to do with what I had seen. I asked him if he knew anything about the history of this area and he stated that across the street, adjacent to our home was the Union hospital! There is a trail that is still faintly visible through the treeline that led directly to the hospital, and apparently where our home sits was some sort of camp. I was astonished, but not knowing him well enough to confide what my daughter and I had experienced, I said nothing. I haven't investigated anything about the hospital or the history of this area.

The second presence is the one that is troubling. I don't understand his intent, he is very different from Blackjack. I don't want to see him and I have forcibly told him to back off on several occasions when I sense him right behind, or in front of me. He will back off a little, but will not leave the house. I have burned levani incense in the house from the church, (we are Greek Orthodox) and I now have salt water in a little dish in the stairway, along with crystals.

Just last night I was up late and my teenage son announced he was going to bed -- it was around 11:30 or so. About 20 minutes went by when I heard the stairway door open and someone walking down the hall to the kitchen. I heard some movement in the kitchen, so thinking my son had came back upstairs I went to see what he was doing. I fully expected to see him standing there and was surprised to find nothing!

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