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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 29, 2004

Dad's Helping Hand

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Angie, Grand Rapids, Michigan, July 2004,

I have always had encounters all my life with what people call ghosts. One encounter I had at work in Plymouth, Michigan.

I was at my computer reading the Bible online and I heard the plastic bottle that was sitting on my co-worker's desk slam against the monitor and then it bounced around for a couple of seconds before it stopped. I said okay to myself and tried not to panic. I was the only person in that room on the weekend, in fact the only person in the building so I continued to read the Bible, then I got off work and in my bedroom I kept smelling my kids' father's scent. He passed away in April of 2003. The scent got stronger so I knew from that he was around me. So I was talking to him and I began to pray for him and the smell went away.

The next day at work I said, "Timmy, if you can hear me and if you're here, dim the lights above so I'll know if your there." Immediately the lights dimmed and I said, "Oh my God, you are here." As I moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan I had the same thing happen at work -- I was the only one there on the weekend and my co-worker drank a lot of pop. A plastic bottle was sitting on his desk like before at the Plymouth location and I was reading the Bible again and the same thing happened, and both times I got the impression that someone I know that passed away was trying to get my attention. I believe when I was reading the Bible they felt it was a good time because I was calm. After the bottle incident on the other desk by me, my co-worker's name plate slammed on his key board extremely hard. I said to myself who is that? The next day my cousin called from Detroit to tell me my uncle passed away the day before -- the same day all these things started happening. At this point I'm starting to wonder what's going on.

Well, that same night I worked a double shift and I was tired. My 3 year-old son was in the basement with me and we were watching TV when the lamp turned off. Me and my son, Trevor looked at each other and my son ran up the stairs. I had to laugh even though I was scared. I told my husband and he said, "I don't think you cut the lights off completely." So I said, "Okay, but I don't think you understand what's going on." The next weekend I got off work and I was getting ready to rest and I shut the lights off. In the back of my mind I made sure I could hear the lamp make a click noise -- the way you know you cut the lights off. I laid down after talking to my husband on the phone. As soon as I hung up the phone and I said out loud to myself, "Damn, I'm tried," and the light came back on and this time I heard the click noise from the lamp as if someone turned the lamp back on.

Now I said, "Wait one minute." I jumped up and shut off the rest of the lights in the house. Then I finally went to sleep that night and I started hearing someone walking upstairs.  I called my son, Dominique's name and I got no response after I kept hearing footsteps so I go upstairs to check on the kids and everyone was asleep. At this point I said to myself I'm not staying downstairs. I slept in the living room that night.

I figured no one will ever believe me, and these strange encounters never stopped until one day a couple of weeks later my son was playing basketball. His chest was burning and his right arm started hurting him and he couldn't breath and this was the second time this had happened to him. I took him to the doctors and I explained to the doctor what happened and I also informed the doctor that my kid's father died in April from a dilated heart muscle and I believe my son is in the same situation. My son is 14 years-old, and every since then, the sprits stopped.  I believe it was my son's dad telling me to get his son checked out by a doctor.

Sprits really exist whether anybody wants to believe it or not. My dad always comes to me and also to my little brother. Spirits let me know in signs that they are looking over me all of the time.  To test this one day when I was working during the morning at the Helpdesk taking calls. On this day I was depressed and I went outside to smoke. I was talking to my dad and I went back to my desk and said, "Pop, if you are still with me, dim the lights." And the lights flashed, they blinked, and I just laughed. The fact that they are dead bothers me, but I try to talk to them and let them know I'm aware. I rest assure that my dad is working on the other side helping me along the way.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
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