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2004 Encounters:
Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus in the Window - North Baker, Pennsylvania

The Little Girl in the Red Dress - San Jose, California

The Scream Orb - Indianapolis, Indiana

Tyler's Torment - Sterling Heights, Michigan

Ribhu's Last Visit - Siliguri, West Bengal, India

Grandmother's Shadow? - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Woman of Whiskey Row - Prescott, Arizona

Dad's Helping Hand - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Great Grandfather's House - Spartanburg, South Carolina

Family's Mysterious Mist - Glenville, West Virginia

Grandma's Goodbye Hug - Bellingham, Massachusetts

Jimmy and Jacob's War Games - Toledo, Ohio

Sachs Bridge Ghost Mist - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Man in the Overcoat - Chicago, Illinois

Witch Bertha's Flying Orb Video - Coleraine, Minnesota

Auditorium Shadow Video - Hibbing, Minnesta

The Apartment in the Former Morgue - Marlborough, Massachusetts

My Father's Visit - Spring, Texas

Knocks, Bumps, a Cemetery, and a Book - Banks, Oregon

The Chase Through Enchanted Forest - Pasadena, California

Ghostly Wisps of Blonde Hair - Ellicott City, Maryland

The Mist of Gunntown Cemetery - Naugatuck, Connecticut

The Cold Wind and Haunted House - Porterville, California

The Cloaked Figure in Nesbitt Elementary - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tormented in My Bedroom - Grand Prairie, Texas

The Little Girl of Grants Pass - Grants Pass, Oregon

Stephanie in the Window - Painesville, Ohio

Phantom Funeral Pyre - Nagaland, India

The Visiting Nun - Des Plaines, Illinois

The Nazi Belt - Georgia

Forest Park Cemetery Chase - Troy, New York

Sarah's Nightly Visits - Lawrence, Kansas

My Sixth Sense - Chicago, Illinois

The Old Prisoner - Indianapolis, Indiana

Fast Food Victorian Ghost - Guthrie, Oklahoma

Camarillo State Mental Hospital "Pipes" - Camarillo, California

The Insistent Spirit - Litchfeild, New Hampshire

Disembodied Voices Speak - Flubdun Township, Pennsylvania

Thomas Edison Museum Orb - Ft. Myers, Florida

The Old Hag Who Lifted Me - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Ghosts of Fort Pulaski - Savannah, Georgia

The Blithe Spirit - Portland, Maine

Paco from Chichen Itza - Atlanta, Georgia

Footsteps in the Forest - Hooks, Texas

The Phantom Maid of Melville - Melville Hotel, Saskatchewan, Canada

Grandfather's House Full of Family Spirits - Cheektowaga, New York

The Spirit of Anne - Norfolk, Virginia

The Shadow Man's Hand - Verden, Germany

Murderous Mirror Message - Jefferson, Texas

River Styx Cemetery Face - Wadsworth, Ohio

The Phantom Sentry - Israel

The Flash at Devil's Den - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Little Man of Bihar - Bihar, India

Chesterland Cemetery Mist - Chesterland, Ohio

The Thing in the Woods at Camp Morgan - White Mountains, New Hampshire

Mom's Cat and Pennies from Heaven - Lindenhurst, Illinois

The Haunted Apartment - Brooklyn, New York

A Friend's Goodbye - Chicago, Illinois

Temporary Possession - Believe It, Or Not - St. Augustine, Florida

The Douglas Arms' Ghostly Argument - Banchory, North East Scotland

Mystic Pizza Place - Saratoga, California

A Sleeper's Disembodied Hands - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Ebne Baviie Cemetery Orb - Tehran, Iran

Sean's Visit with My Daughter - Norman, Oklahoma

A Crying Mary Statue - Lyons, Illinois

Mischievous Boy Ghost in the Pub - Brighton, England

Dad's Answering Machine Message from Beyond - Knoxville, Iowa electronic voice phenomenon (evp)

Haunted High School - Slinger, Wisconsin

The Angry Man in Brown Flannel - Everett, Washington

The Boy on the Rock - Forests near Trichur, Kerala, India

Cemetery Orb - Las Vegas, Nevada

Amli Apartments Ghosts - Kennesaw, Georgia

Gawler's Tree Ghost - Gawler, South Australia

Granny's Bouncing Green Lights - Jemison, Alabama

The Ghost of Ceely Rose - Lucas, and Lima, Ohio

Ghostly Stalker - Nashville, Tennessee

Jerry's Visit to Say Goodbye - New Mexico

Grandmother's Premonition - Spring Green, Wisconsin

Grandpa's Message - Los Angeles, California

Seeing the Light - Perham, Minnesota

Amanda, The "Imaginary" Friend - San Jose, California

Swan Lake Cemetery Energy - Swan Lake Cemetery, Hibbing, Minnesota

Grampa's Painting - Greely, Ontario, Canada

Haunted Homes I Have Lived In - Washington D.C and Las Vegas, Nevada

The Rapping and Disembodied Voice - Troy, New York

Tall Man at My Door - Tampa, Florida

Grandmother in the Shed - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Orb in the Wardrobe - Hartlepool, England

The Third Eye Opens - Orion, Bataan, Philippines

Aunt Flo's Saving Grace - Lackawanna, New York

Mom's Visit With Talk of Love - Alva, Oklahoma

Stuck Out of Body - Sunnyvale, California

A Confederate Solider Followed Me Home - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Walking Boy - Edina, Minnesota

Haunted Statue - Punchbowl, NSW, Australia

Missing Hot Sauce and Candied Hearts - Brooklyn, New York

Ghostly Girl from the Well - Milford, Massachusetts

Precognition of Dad's Death - Southington, Connecticut

Red Dot in a Fog - Granbury, Texas

More Pennies From Heaven - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Mother's Kept Promise - Reynella, South Australia

Sensing a Previous Tenant - Los Angeles, California

Shaking Red Couch - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Discovered Room Unleashes Spirit - Toledo, Ohio

Graveyard Ectoplasm - Indianapolis, Indiana

Ghost Woman on Video - Chatham, New Jersey

Pennies from Heaven - Cincinnati, Ohio

Blurry Nap-Time Visitor - Boise, Idaho

Vanishing Girl - Davao City, Philippines

Black-Hooded Ghost - Hamilton, Ohio

Ka Huaka'i Po (The Night Marchers) - La'ie, O'ahu, Hawai'i

The Lady in the Blue Dress at Captain Tony's Bar - Key West, Florida

Haunted House in Princeton - Princeton, West Virginia

November 24, 2004

Great Grandfather's House

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Nikki, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Fall of 2002,

I never really thought I "believed" before until my husband and myself were moving all of my stuff out. He was my boyfriend at the time and we were going to move in together. I was staying with my mom and dad at the time, and our house had belonged to my late great grandfather.

I had always been told that the house was haunted. Other family members had had experiences in the house before, but never me. It all started when we were moving. My mom and dad and my son had left for the beach. The house was empty except for my husband and myself. We were both upstairs gathering items to take. Out in the hall was a table with different photos on it -- one was a picture of my grandmother (my great grandfather's daughter). She was wearing a bathing suit and she was sitting down leaning back. She had to be cold or something because her nipples were hard. My husband happened to notice the picture and he mentioned to me that he could see her nipples. I told him he should be ashamed of himself for saying that. He laughed and said "It's no big deal." Anyway, I continued to pack and move boxes downstairs.

All of a sudden my husband called out to me and asked me to come upstairs. I climbed the stairs and found him standing at the table in the hall. He asked if I had touched anything on the table. I said I had been downstairs. Then I glanced at the picture. The picture had turned itself or had been turned by something all the way around facing the wall. That's when I got scared out of my mind. I had never had anything like this happen to me. That whole night we kept hearing knocking, bumping, all sorts of noises coming from upstairs. I was freaked out. 

The next time we had a encounter my dad had decided to remodel the master bedrooms' bathroom -- it had been only a shower. He was going to put in a tub. During the process of tearing out the existing shower we kept hearing this awful banging noise coming from upstairs. I thought it was the dryer making the noise, my mom informed me that it wasn't the dryer -- it was coming from the upstairs. She said apparently her grandpa wasn't happy about the remodel. 

Still, every night since we have moved back in the house, I have a problem sleeping. As soon as I lay down to go to sleep I have the strongest feeling someone is standing right beside my bed. So I say a little prayer and hope it's just there to watch over me. I believe it is my great grandfather, but I'm not sure. It hasn't ever tried to harm us, but it sure does like to let you know you're not alone. 

Since I've had my youngest son, at night when I'm downstairs and my son is upstairs, I can hear my son giggling in his sleep. He's only 17 months old -- it seems very odd because before he never did that.

And my oldest son has recently started having nightmares. The dog sleeps with him at night. One night I heard the dog growling so I proceeded to go into the room. When I went in, I saw the dog staring at the wall. This has happened several nights in a row. Now the dog won't stay in the room all night, he jumps off the bed and sleeps in the hall. That's really strange to me because every since he was a puppy he's slept with someone. There has to be something in that room to be making him act this way.

Now it's become a little easier to accept what's happening but, I still get freaked out when I hear things. It has started to call my name at times now. Only when I'm alone though.

My mom says in the house in this one particular room, every time she walks in it, her heart hurts her. So she's learned to stay out of that room.

I know there's explanations for a lot of things, but I can't seem to figure any out here. But, like I said before, it's comforting to know if it's my great grandfather, he's watching over his favorite great granddaughter.

If anyone can help me explain, please do let me know. Thanks for letting me share my story.

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