On another occation the wife was cleaning out the attic and heard laughing and the rustle of a little girls dress. I listended intently and couldn't believe it. I then went and sat down in the living room alone, i heard noises upstairs and asked if i could go up and look around. (this house was a beautiful vitorian style old house) I started up the stairs and just as I got to the first step I saw a cute little girl run into the back hallways towards the attic stairs. I immediatly followed being extremely curious. Up in the attic I saw nor found anyone or anything for that matter. But i did see one thing, and old portrait (very old) of a little girl in a lacey white dress and blonde hair the same girl i had seen on the stairs! Later I asked the wife about the picture, she said that is was there in the house when they bought it.
Did i want to see a ghost so bad that i manifested her? But i had never seen the picture until afterwards. What do you think.....?
Let me give you some background info first. The mobile home my children and I live in was purchased before I lost my husband in a terrible accident on 10-13-97. The man who owned the home before died in the front bathroom. After my husband got killed @age 38, we began to have strange occurances in our home. There have been several times that I thought one of the children was getting in the bed with me in the middle of the night, I would speak out to them, after I would feel my neck being stroked, only to turn over and find no one visibly there. On several ocassions, I feel my right leg being rubbed after I feel a bumping sensation at the foot of my bed. My daughter, who was very close to her father, has recently been awoke in the night by hugging sensations and her name being called out. I have had pictures fall for no reason. I once had a shelf fall off the wall and hit a visitor in the back of the head--that person has never been back. My lights in my bedroom come on at free will and our alarm clocks are ALWAYS going off at the wrong time after being set correctly. There is often chilled sensations in the kitchen, hallway and the master bedroom. My sons' friend's have stopped spending the night, as well as members of our family. The list of occurances could go on and on.
I have contacted 5 clairvoyant mediums about all of these. Before having a chance to even get my story told to them, they immediatly tell me there is a strong, protective male presence around us and that it is most prevelant in the kitchen. My husband loved my Southern cooking. He died very tragically and left a lot of unfinished business. I am certain that he is here. I am also certain that possibly, there is territorial battle taking place between his spirit and the spirit of the previous owner of our home. If anyone reads this and knows of a team of parapsychologists who may be interested in exploring with equipment, PLEASE let us know.
THIS STORY I'M ABOUT TO TELL YOU I HAVE NOT COME TO ANY COCLUSION OF WHAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN. WHEN I TELL OTHERS I BELIEVE THEY THINK I'M CRAZY, BUT I'M NOT, IT REALLY DID HAPPEN.....
WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD I WAS PLAYING WITH MY FRIEND AND WE FOUND A PICTURE OF JESUS AND I HAD SAID I HATED HIM... THAT NITE AFTER MY GRANDFATHER PUT ME TO BED AND WENT DOWN THE HALL INTO THE LIVING ROOM I STARTED TO HEAR A BREATHING NOISE BEHIND ME. THERE WAS NOTHING THERE, JUST A WINDOW AND VENT THAT LEAD TO THE BASEMENT WHERE WE WERE PLAYING. THE BREATHING GOT DEEPER AND IT WAS THE SCARRIEST SOUND I HAVE EVER HEARD. I TRIED TO YELL BUT NOTHING CAME OUT....I WAS SCARED...I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO SO I STARTED PRAYING AND ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS, AND TO TAKE WHATEVER WAS BEHIND ME AWAY....SLOWLY THE BREATHING FADED AND SOON WAS GONE....
I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THAT AGAIN SINCE....I THOUGHT MY GRANDFATHER WAS TRYING TO PLAY A JOKE ON ME BUT HE SAID HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. TO THIS DAY (I AM NOW 20) HE STILL SAYS HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.... WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WAS????
ANOTHER THING THAT HAPPENED IN ANOTHER HOUSE THAT MY GRANDFATHER LIVED IN, WAS IN MY SISTER'S AND MY ROOM,,, WE WOULD HEAR SCRATCHING BEHIND OUR CLOSET DOOR...I LEAD MYSELF TO BELIEVE IT WAS A ANIMAL, SO I'D BE ABLE TO GO TO SLEEP....BUT IT WASN'T AN ANIMAL, THERE WAS NO WAY .... SOON AFTER THESE INCIDENTS MY SISTER AND I SAW A DARK FIGURE STANDING BY THE CLOSET POINTING AT US...
A FEW MONTHS LATER MY STEP-SISTER WAS STAYING OVER AND SAW THE SAME THING, EXCEPT THERE WERE MORE OF THEM...WE BROUGHT THIS UP AT DINNER AND IN SHOCK MY MOTHER AND AUNTS HAD SEEN THE SAME EXACT THING....WHEN IT WAS THEIR BEDROOM AS CHILDREN. NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER LIVED IN THE HOUSE EXCEPT FOR US...BUT I BELIEVE IT MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH AN INCIDENT MY GRANDFATHER HAD BEFORE US. HE WAS AN ANGRY MAN HIS HEART WAS FULL OF HATE, AS HE SAYS AND ONE DAY AS HE WALKED INTO THE BEDROOM ACROSS THE HALL FROM OURS, HE FELT A COLDNESS HE KNEW SOMETHING WAS IN THE ROOM WITH HIM...BUT HE STARTED PRAYING AND THE COLDNESS FADED AWAY AND WARMTH OVERCAME HIM. EVER SINCE THEN HE WAS VERY CAREFUL.
WHAT COULD THESE IMAGES HAVE BEEN I WONDER TO THIS DAY? I REALLY HOPE NO-ONE BELIVES THAT THIS IS A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION BECAUSE IT REALLY WASN'T. INEED TO KNOW WHAT IT COULD HAVE BEEN SO THAT MY THOUGHTS COULD BE PUT TO REST. THANK-YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS.
My name is Michael Bonner I am from N Y C. My wife Veronica is from Donegal,Ireland on a trip to her parents there was a family friend telling us story of a old manor near a town near hers the property goes back to the 1700s it has castle ramparts around it and in the middle of it is a manor house that was build sometime around 1800,s and was owned originally by a protesant landowner and then changed several times.the story the family friend was telling us was that some people were seeing lights in the windows but the windows were all bricked up since that house had been abandonded years before.
So me and my wife snuck on to the property just see what the house looked like the door was chained shut and we tried to kick it open but it wouldnt but the whole time we were there we felt like somebody was watching and there seemed to be like a whispering all the time but it sounded like a hundred people whispering at once.when we couldnt open the door we each went to a seperate part of the house i ended at the back and there was a entrance leading to the basement or what i thought was a basement i wanted to check it out but something was telling not to at same time i was wondering where my wife was because we should of met with eachother already then i heard her call my name from down towards the basement but very faint and she was telling me to come here i started to walk down to tell her to come out when i heard call me again and the whispering we heard before got louder and louder and i got scared so i come back up and she was calling from about 50 feet towards the entrance we came in when i asked her why she didnt meet at back of the house she told she heard me calling her by the entrance so she went back thinking i wanted to leave. it is then i fiqured someone or something wanted to go to the basement and needless to say we got out of there. i have pictures of the house and the ramparts if you like to see them.
Thu, 11 Nov 1999
I once lived in a house in Southern Illinois, outside Round Knob. It was at least one hundred years old and we were all happy to have such a big place to spread out. (11 rooms to choose from) By the time we moved out, we were living out of four rooms. The activity was subtle at first, creaking and settling sounds, strange smells and temperature changes. As the years went by it became more obvious and frightening. Now, I am not crazy and there are plenty of others who can vouch as to the validity of these accounts. My mother and father were driven from the house one night by a ghostly voice telling them to get out. Our 200 pound Doberman refused to go upstairs in the house and actually bit my brother when he tried to force him, not like our dog at all. We found portholes and secret passages through the house, one leading to a room, hidden completely from the rest of the house. The scariest of all incidents seemed to center around my mother, she was stalked by a white cat, one that showed mysteriously and only seemed intrested in her. When, at her request, my father took the cat to the country to get rid of it, it began to take another shape and a foul smell filled the van. Terrified, he threw the cat out of the van and sped home. The cat showed once again and then dissappeared. Not sure if he killed it or it had served it's purpose. There was a colored history to the house, but little was known about the original owners. We had heard everything from a broken marriage to folks buried on the property. We moved out and on, forgetting about all the scary incidents.
I took a friend, who is interested in the paranormal, out to the house to see it and feel it for herself. We walked around the front of the house and as we were coming around the back, she got very uneasy and wanted to leave. Just then, I noticed that the back door inside the screened in porch was nailed shut and sealed so to speak with a picture of the last supper. Seems like the latest tenants had experiences too. This all sounds very strange, but I am sure you hear it everyday. My mother has much scarier incidents that happened to her inside the house. We all, to this day, think it was haunted, the spirit did not follow her to our next home.
Nov. 27, 1999
In early 1999, I visited a graveyard that was supposedly haunted at the coaxing of a friend who had been researching old graveyards by herself for a year or so. She apparently got into this type of stuff because her house was supposedly haunted. She would go to very old (1600/1700 centuries) no longer used cemetaries late at night by herself and set up video equipment and take pictures. She would then show us her pictures and explain what orbs and vortex's, etc. were. It was interesting. She had absolutely no fear of what she was doing. Well, not being familiar with this sort of thing myself, catholic background, etc and believing everything she said, I asked her if she had better things to do with her time at night then to go lurking around in cemetaries. Perhaps she took too much drugs in the 70's? We all laughed. I just couldn't understand why someone would want to go to a graveyard by themselves late at night to take pictures? It gave me the creeps. Well after viewing her photos and listening to her talk and directing us to some ghost websites (approximately 8 months or so after), she became interested in a graveyard near my home and went to visit it during the day and believed it was 'active'. Anyway, she unintentionally sort of called my bluff and said that if I wasn't afraid or didn't believe, why don't I go with her one night to take some pictures? Well I did. It changed my life forever.
In the months after my visit, I lived in terror, even leaving my home for about 3 weeks. My son left the house as well because of some horrible things that happened to him in my house while he was sleeping (he is 25 yo). I actually have one photo in particular and it's negative of an entity. The photo's taken at the graveyard that night did not mistake for a moment that something was truly going on there. Some how or way it came home with me. Through the next long terrifying months, I and my family paid heavily for my visit to the cemetary that night. I have been taught to respect the dead, visit cemetaries during the day to pay your respects to your loved ones and go. Don't hang around cemetaries at night, especially if you really don't know what you're doing.
I realize research is very important in this area, etc. But I also realize that it is serious and should be researched by experienced respectful people. Not kids playing with a quija boards, etc. because they don't believe in it and think it's all stupid or funny. If you do perhaps then one day you will encounter the scare of your life for mocking the dead. I for one am a true believer in ghosts, demons, etc. now. But I had to learn this the hard way. A very hard way. I no longer talk to this friend. Thank god I got myself out of the trouble I was in (with the assistance of 'real' researchers), and will never dabble or play in something I have no knowledge of again - not even at the insistance of a friend..........
Tue, 7 Dec 1999
hello, i've had many phenomenal things happen to me, ever since i was little.im 14 now and sometimes strange things still happen.... i will tell you aboutthe man in the red robe................. when i was about 10 yrs old my sister and i always saw a man in a red robe sitting on the couch at 4 in the morning every day until we moved out. we always new when he was coming because there would be the soundof a loud door and the all of a sudden hes there sitting looking at the wall. my sister and i would just look at him, once he started turning his head to look at us but my sister and i both closed our eyes and counted to 10 when we dared to open our eyes the man was gone..... so what do you think?
Back in the fall of 1987 myself and a group of friends went to this old cemetery in Iowa placed back in the woods forgotten years before, overgrown with weeds, you could hardly tell there was a cemetery there. It was around 10 o'clock at night with a lite breeze blowing through the trees, the moon illuminating the grave stones, my friends and I decided to take a walk through the cemetery, when we arrived at the middle of the cemetery we were all amazed at what we heard, the sounds of people whispering coming from all directions.
As I was looking one way my friends were running the other way towards the car leaving me there alone, well I was curious anyway so I stayed. The whispering and talking went on, but I couldn't make out what they were saying, it sounded like a bunch of words thrown together. When I got back to the car my friends asked me what it was, I told them I didn't know, I couldn't explain it. This has had me wondering for years what went on there, I guess it's for them to know and us to find out "later."
Here are a few of my incidences:
I can't explain why I was able to save my son. I can tell you that I knew that he was going to die in utero if I didnt have him right away. I saw it in a dream when I was 7mo pregnant. ( It was also a family curse that the first baby of the oldest child is either still born or dead right after birth.) I had him in an emergency c-section, he was rescusitated 2x, and I was told he would not live. The next morning after the surgery, immediately after I woke up (I was given high doses of moriphine to prevent a heart attack) I miraculously stood up by myself and walked to the neonatal intensive care. (1/2 way across UCI Medical Center).
For 4 days I hardly left his side, laying my hands on him as much as I could. The 1st 3 days they were sure he would not live and if he did live that he would be retarded or unable to control his muscles (cerebral palsey). He was born with left sided heart failure, enlarged right side of his heart, enlarged liver, a bleed in his brain, gastro intestinal reflux, and hyper tonic. My son is now 18 months old - no evidence of any of this stuff.
One time when I was in Wisconsin, I had a dream of my cousin being rushed to the hospital. I immediately called my family when I woke up (In California) to ask if he was OK. My mom told me that everything was fine. 3 days later, when I arrived in Colorado, I called to check in. My sister was frantic. My cousin was rushed into the emergency room. He had cancer.
2 years ago when I was staying in Indiana, I gave myself a card reading. I was told by the cards that a blond young man and a dark haired mature woman would pass away. Later that night, I saw the funeral, just as it happened 1 month and a 1/2 later. I came home 2 weeks early to say goodbye to my grandmother who passed away before my original travel date. within that same month, my uncle passed away. After the funeral, I realized why I did not know who it was that would pass away and who the funeral would be for. During the funeral, not once did I go to see my uncle in the casket. I was the only one that refused to look at him. And now, I am the only one that can talk to him. On top of that, this is his computer and I have picked up on some of his talents.
When I was a teenager, my friends and I were playing with a ouija board. My friend started getting sassy with it, not believing that it was real. The ouija board flew off of our knees, under the bed, and the electricity in the house went out and the phone line was cut off. In that same room, I used to see a woman rocking in a rocking chair.
One time in a friends house, I saw a woman hung in a shower and can sometimes feel where there is someone buried.
I have dreams of children being murdered and where the bodies are. Not the exact location, but whether they are in water or in a dumpster or in the forest. I don't know if these are true or if they are dreams. If they are true, I want to be able to decipher them and help people.
One time I was with my husband, watching TV one night and all of the sudden purple rays came out of the speakers of the stereo, bounced off of the mirror behind our heads to the sliding glass door, bouncing off of that, and into the other speaker, creating a circle around us. I was lead to my witchcraft book and my rune book, pages began flipping, I grabbed my husband's arm and squeezed so hard that he had to pry my hand off of him. As he pulled free and held my wrist, my hand begun to change form into an old man's hand. There was writing on the ceiling and the pictures began to move into kind of like movies. I began talking uncontrollably and felt myself rising out of my body...before I knew it, I saw my husbands whole life flash in front of me. At the same time that I was watching all of this happen, I could feel myself being filled with knowledge. I told him of his life's purpose... and now... I can't remember any of his life. In that same apartment we saw children running in circles, we saw spirits in a gas like form, we could feel them.
I don't know much about this stuff or why it happens, but I know that for me, the more I know, the stronger my powers seem to be getting. When I was visited by a chakra balancer/spiritual healer, I was told that I am sealed, I cannot have any deviants attached to me, but that within the next 3 years that my powers will become a lot more intense.
Can anyone explain this stuff to me?
Jennifer - Huntington Beach, CA
I am not sure why ever ventured to your sight, a long time fancination with the paranormal i suppose...but until recently had only thought it an odd curiosity...all that has changed.
On two seperate occasions i have encountered beings that most around me have explained away as my imagination. I don't hardly think i could have imagined what you are about to read.
The first instance was early one evening. Due to my career i often go lengths of time without sleep. Upon getting off of duty, I had an appointment that as always I was running late for. It was late winter and it was somewhat cold and rainy out, but pre-dusk that since it was cloudy required me to use my headlights on my car to see properly. My son who at the time was around 4 years of age was in the front seat beside me and was sleeping...he little body had drooped to one side and i reached down to right him, when i glanced down at him and then back to the road, in the shadowy distance i could see an elderly gentleman walking slowly across the road...he was wearing what appeared to be a long dress coat and hat like the ones men wore in the fifties when attending occasions of some formality. As i neared the spot where the man was walking, and my headlights pushed to the spot where he was walking, he was gone. That fast. In all honesty i was speeding, and i was somewhat tired from work the night before, but i know what i saw, and then i know what i didn't see anymore. I slowed the car before getting to him as not to hit him, so i know he didn't get across the road before i actually got there.
The next incident happened some months later. Once again i was driving, but this time i was not in anyway fatigued, the weather was clear, and i was on my way home from a friends late in the evening. My daughter was with me and we were chattering back and forth about kindergarten classes the next day when i was nearing a railroad crossing. The tracks where very rarely used and may months would pass without even seeing a train. As i approached closer, a young man, dressed in shorts and a t-shirt darted out in front of my car causing me to slam on my breaks and slide to a stop. My daughter who was caught by the seat belt was somewhat rattled as was i, more like angry at the man for being so stupid as to run out in front of my car. After making sure she was alright, i looked up to see the man...he was gone. But the bright light from the headlights of a train were starting to light up the interior of my car. I could hear the whistle of the train as it grew closer.
If the "man" or whatever he was had not run out in front of my car, I would have hit the train...without a doubt. These incidents both occured in a very rural setting where there are hardly no houses...and the ones that are there are a good ways from where the men where sighted.
Could you please tell me what it is I have seen? i would appreciate your response.
Shannan Weaver Henderson, Texas
Because of family stories I had an early interest in most things paranormal, but with age skepticism has set in. However, since my wife, our two children and I have lived in an old home for a year now, a couple of odd and disturbing events have begun to wage war on this learned skepticism.
The most striking is easy to tell, yet it seems it might be the easiest to explain away. For a couple of years now, since she could walk, actually, our daughter has habitually at some point in the night usually made her way from her bed to ours. We aren't the most strict parents in the world, and who wants to haul 32 pounds of cranky little girl around at 3 am anyway?
One night last spring, she awoke at some point before dawn, already in bed with us, and let out a shriek she reserves for only the worst kind of terror-I have only heard her make such a sound twice. My wife and I immediately awoke and tried to calm her; in brief, here is what she told us brought her to and caused her to be so upset.
A man was sad because he didn't have money for his medicine-and he was sitting on your (mom & dad's) bed and was mad, too, because we are in his house...' I tried, I don't know how successfully, to draw more out of her without suggesting anything... 'He had white hair and wore clothes like people wore a long time ago...he was crying because he couldn't buy his medicine...'
Sure, short and sweet, and not particularly chilling...poignant, if anything. My daughter, a sunny, exuberant child by nature, no longer remembers this, but my wife and I do. Its hard to dismiss for several reasons...this house is at least 100 years old, as are most houses in this neighborhood, if not older. Second sight runs in my family. It is not so much an ability one calls on as it seems to call on us. When her older brother passed away in 1972 he came to visit my mother in a dream she had during an afternoon nap, and said he was worried about his eldest daughter, he wanted my mom to keep an eye on her. He also said to not be sad, as he was happier...my cousin, referred to, rejected my mother's help over the years...she is a drug addict, mentally ill, and has been arrested for prostitution. When my uncle passed this cousin was a young teen and doing just fine in life.
I have had premonitions ranging from ridiculous to frightening...I once sat down on a motel bed in a city I had never visited before, immediately looked up at the guys I was rooming with (we were teens on a school trip,) and said, " there's a porno magazine under this mattress..." we lifted it, and there was. That was ridiculous. But I also knew at age 19 that I would one day have a dark-haired son. At twenty-nine I did. I once knew there would be a terrible event at the end of a sultry June day. At 4:30 pm I was going to wait for the special transportation van that brought my mentally-challenged sister home from her job, and as I was walking to the stop I began to hyperventilate, and was filled with the worst unnameable fear. A moment later there was a serious car accident involving a large green van identical to the one my sister was in and a pick-up truck. I was first on the scene and called 911. It wasn't my sister's van-that arrived two minutes later. But I knew that the foreboding I had experienced all day was fulfilled. Frightening, though fortunate from a subjective point of view.
So that is why my daughter's 'waking dream' (my wife's explanation) is so hard to dismiss completely. That, and the fact that I feel a constant, (admittedly harmless, but constant) presence in this house. Nothing more profound than that. Just the feeling that even when I'm home alone I am not.
For what its worth....
S. Huff (or just Steve)
I have heard many stories and tales of bumps in the night and tingles on your neck but my story is far more than that. I have not had anyone be able to explain these things to me. Let me begin. It was in late September of 1997 when I started hanging out with a new group of friends. I know people don't believe in ouija boards and we didn't either so three of us started to play with one. Nothing happened for a long time then the board started moving by itself. I thought it was John but he looked as suprised as I was. Everyone took their hands off of the board except Zane and he stayed on and wouldn't get off.
Well a few minuites passed and we heard a noise in the kitchen it sounded like a long exhale that went on for it seemed like a few minuites. We sorta looked at each and Me and John and Zane we inn there which was pretty stupid. The cabinets were made of marbel and they started to swirl and form into horns and hands. Me and John began to throw-up and Zane fell on the floor and started talking like a little boy telling us to get him off the floor because they were cutting his back and some other stuff. He was biting us and spitting at us. Now this guy is a responsible manager of a store in our town and everyone liked him. Later on things got even weirder but I can't get into detail. My moms glass window at work shattered after she said a prayer for me and John thought he was Jesus Christ reborn. He even told his mom that. I had to have my pastor come over to make it go away. I felt breaths in my ears at night. I get so scared talking about it. I think we let something out and I still feel it around me sometimes.
Please let me know what you think or if you need more information.
My name is Amanda . My parents bought a house in Long Beach N.Y. a few months before I was born . My older siblings as well as my mother have had many experiences in this house . The one experience I am going to tell you about is not scary but would make anyone think twice if they do not believe in life after death . I was maybe 12 or 13 years old . My uncle had come to our house for a visit . My brother and my uncle were sitting at the dining room table playing a game of chess . I was standing in the dining room watching the game . My mother and my sister were sitting on the couch in the living room . My brother was concentrating on what move to make when I felt someone put their hand om my shoulder . I thought at the time that it was my sister . As my brother went to make a move someone shoted right in my ear " OH NO ! " as soon as I heard that I began to turn around and I felt the hand come off my shoulder . It only took about 3 seconds for me to turn around and no one was behind me . I turned to my sister and said "was that you ?" and she told me it wasn't . She also told me that she heard it too . Then everyone else confessed to hearing it . This occurance is not the first or the last one that I have had .
Remember ... do not let these things scare you ... take them in stride and realize that if you are one of the fortunate people that does get to experience this kind of phenomena that you were blessed with a gift , not a curse . We should not be afraid , for there IS life after death .
Only one of the incidents actually was what one would call scary. It involved the aforementioned woman waking all 5 of us in the house one night by screaming outside for help. When I yelled out to her asking if she needed help (thinking she was a real person) she disappeared. (Still thinking she was real...) we searched the neighborhood at 3 in the morning in our pajamas. We even called 911 to help. Only when she showed up in the house several months later, did we realize it was the same woman and that she may not have actually been a real person. Anyways, I don't know if you can use any of this information, but all my research into the background of the house produced a whole lot of nothing. I now live in Youngstown, Ohio, having left that residence in 1992.
Those years in that house were quite an experience, I can tell you. So there you are. Hope you can do something with it.
I have lived in a haunted house most of my life. The house itself was built in 1900. It was one of those houses that looks something like a barn. I know the house and surrounding grounds are haunted because I have pictures of it. The house was haunted by two small children, a woman, and a man. I am saying the house was haunted because we tore down the house a few years ago. My mother has a picture of the upper story windows that shows a man with his arms around two small children. In the corner of the windows, just barely visible, is a skelton. We figured it was the woman, because this skelton had blonde hair. I know this sound crazy. After we tore down the house we moved a mobile home on the site. I have pictures of my children where there is someone or something looking in the windows. I would send you the pictures but I have no way of uploading them. There are more stories about what happened in the house before it was torn down but that would take all day to type.
In the summer of 1981 in the middle of the afternoon, Odessa Dean received a telephone call from her mom. She told Odessa that her father was ill and needed her to help him. Odessa's father had heart problems for years and she knew that he might get sick again. The only difference this time was that Odessa's mom had died September 3, 1979. Odessa told her mom that she was dead and asked her how she was calling. Her mom said that she needed to know and that calling was the fastest way to contact her about it. Her mom said that the telephone lines were easy to use even from above. Odessa listened to her mom and then raced to her father who was getting sick. Odessa's father was hospitalized and transferred to a hospital in Houston, Texas. He required more heart surgery and had one leg amputated at the knee and the toes off the other foot. He seemed to worsen one day, instead of recovering. He told everyone that he needed to go to the door of his room. When the doctor asked why, her father said that his wife (Odessa's mom) her mother and his son were coming down the hall to get him. They wanted him to come to the door and open it. The doctor told everyone to keep him in the bed at all costs, and do not open the door for awhile. Odessa asked the doctor why he was insistent on that. The doctor answered by asking if all the people he mentioned are dead. Odessa said yes, but he never got along with is mother-in-law. The doctor said, heaven does that, they send those you know to get you and take you with them. The doctor continued with the following: If he gets to the door, he will die. They are waiting for him to take him home to heaven. Everyone held him to bed until her father said that they were gone. He lived 4 more years. And everyone knows that if he ever made it to that door, he would have died that instant. Note about Odessa: She knows when things happen. No, not exactly psychic. just feelings. When her mom passed away, she began shaking while driving the car, and turned around to go home, saying that her mom needed her at home. She knew. She has felt other deaths as well.
Background: I have been able to feel (it's sort of a vibration and chill at the same time which tells me a spirit is nearby) and see ghosts (apparitions) since I was 6 years old. I will be 45 this year. I submitted my life history story of contacting ghosts to shadowlands recently, I don't want to do it again because I am a pretty private person.
Current: I and my family are renting my sister-in-laws house near Pittsburgh,PA. In residence are three ghosts who live in the house, my sister-in-laws grandmother, father and mother. There are two Indian spirits who reside outside of the dwelling. They are not permitted inside because they inadvertently scare my three year old. What I am looking for is anyone in the Pittsburgh area who would like to check out the house and grounds. The one Indian shows me where to find arrowheads. The other doesn't seem to be aware that I am there at all.
First I will give a little background: My experiance happened during the summer of 1996, in Birmingham Alabama. I was visiting my sister for three weeks, and she just moved into this 3 bedroom apartment that a lady where she worked posted a notice "Must Move talke over the lease". I believe I have a sixth sense in hauntied surroundings. (No I never seen ghost just had feelings.) Anyway the apartment was located on the first floor of a two story house, each aprtment had seperate entrances.
MY experience started on the first night after I arrived. I went to my room I was reading a book, and I heard my cam corder turn on then off., at first I dismissed ias the battery going low or something. It happend a little later, but his time it went on and I went ahead and shut it off myself and removed the battery, after that no more problems from the cam corder.
The next morning my sister was in the bathroom combing her hair and looking in the mirror she saw some thing in white walking quickly by heading for the kitchen, she thought it was me wearing a white t shirt and she went into the kitchen and there was no one there I was still asleep. A few days later I was watching tv, and I went into the kitchen to get a coke and upon returning to the living room the tape in the vcr had ejected by itself, at theat moment I felt my skin crawl. That night while I was asleep I had a dream that I was walking back to the apartment and there was a little old lady wearing a brown straw hat planting something under a tree and she looked at me and said " I dislike Lesbians" and went back to her gardening. After the dream I had no more problems with the un explained.
About 3 months later while talking to my sister we discussed the apartment and she thinks its haunted, and I asked was she threatened in anyway she said no but just has that feeling. She believes it has a lot to do with her husbands involvement in the "Dungons and Dragons role playiing games which involved the supernatural characters. We concluded our talk by me telling her my dream of the "old lady" and what she said, and my sister was silent and I asked whats the matter and she said that Amy the lady she got the apartment from was a lesbian. After telling my Psychology professor this he said that sometimes spirits make thier likes and dislikes known to people in their house through dreams . So that was my first possible involvement with a ghost.
i think my house is haunted but im not for sure im going to tell you some of the things that happened and tell me what u think please there was a lot of times i feel like someone is standing behind me or staring at me and somtimes at night i walk down stairs and hear a lady crying . theres also times when my radio will turn on and off and the lights will flicker i felt someone touch my shoulder once then there was a time when i was upstairs cleaning somthing and i felt someone behind me then all of the sudden i felt cold air being blown at my neck and then there was one night when i was sitting on my bed and my bed started shaking i also see people who arent there in my mirror and many other things has happened but i dont have time to tell u all of them so if u could please send me somthing back and tell me what u think bout theses thing thank you.
I know you probably get all kinds of letters from people, but we are experiencing some oddities in our home. This has been happening off and on for the almost 2 years we have lived in our house.
It began shortly after we moved in with my daughter who was then 17. She would swear our house was haunted. Said she could hear voices during the night and on more than one occassion saw ghostlike figures during the night. She also said that she knew they would not hurt us in anyway. In her words they where friendly ghosts.
After she moved out I began to hear voices during the night also. We also woke one morning to find a door that had been locked not only unlocked but wide open. Several times during the night we have heard the door at the bottom of our stairway banging on its own, although it was winter at the time and no drafts were apparent to us.
Last night I woke because I heard voices again. When I opened my eyes there were 2 faces seemingly floating above me. I could not see a body connected to these faces. At first I thought I was still dreaming. But I am convinced that is not the case. Both faces were of adult men, with beards and collar length hair. One had dark or black hair the other was grey or white. Within a few seconds they faded and were gone.
Have I lost my mind? Or is it possible something else is going on here? My boyfriend was sleeping beside me the whole time and never heard or saw anything last night, but has heard the banging and saw the door wide open after it had been locked.
This morning I asked my 16 year old son if he had heard anything last night. He had always given the impression before that he kind of thought I was nuts in regard to this kind of thing. He responded with "I hear things everynight, but the ghosts dont bother me" Then he told me a story about a clicking noise in the corner at 10:30 pm exactly every night. My other son who is 11 says he has also heard this noise and told of a light that flickers off and on during the same time frame.
my grandmother has always messed with the occult and things of the unknown.She has told us grandkids about her family members having the ability to levitate tables and having the capacity to use a ouija board without moving the piece. She has a spirit (demon?) that she calls "Charlie" I and other people have seen it. She ask me not to bring his name up,that he is getting stronger and turns the t.v. stations.I was in the kitchen with her and she mentioned "Charlie" I felt a cold draft go underneath my feet and pass under them. My parents stayed with her one night after my grandpa passed away and something crawled in bed with them and turned the lights on and off. What I have seen and other family have seen is a small figure 4ft. tall and is a black shadow. She hears strange things in her attic and insisted on nailing the attic door shut.There are quite alot of strange things that have happened in her house, to many to write. as I'm typing this things on my computer are going crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My dog is acting funny could his presence be aware?
My grandparents came from Germany around 1720,and chose Herefords Township in Berks County which is in reading Pa.The story goes they built the home and lived there till they died. Well the children wanted nothing to do with the homestead and sold it. Over the years it was sold several different times to different ones but no one could stay at the home, but never would tell why or what happened in the home.Finally the homestead came up for auction and my cousin bid and got the home back into the family. He lives there now and tells about William walking the hallways checking on the children and you always hear footsteps and see doors open and close by themselves.His father Peter who built the home theres always a shadow of him outlined on the wall and never goes away.But only family can live there,Peter and his wife are buried on the property still to this day and you feel as someone is always watching you even while you sleep.
Today, a dear friend of mine was explaining to me a story in which she claimed to have witnessed several ghost sitings in her own home. She claimed to have seen the ghost lurking through her downstairs floor,walking past her father's room and on past the kitchen door, yet never entering any of the rooms.
She also says that she sees him at the bottom of the stairs, also, however, he never advances to the second level. When I asked her is he was totally visible to the naked eye, she proclaimed, "Yeah...but all I can really make out is his face. I know he's wearing all black. Sort of like a black overcoat and pants."
She then proceeded in telling me that he was of extreme height, "At least 6 foot." She says that his face is well visible, it's just difficult to make out the precise features.
She then added that the ghost was only seen when she was alone in the house. Never when her father was present at home. She explained one afternoon she was in the kitchen making something to eat, when suddenly she saw something in the corner of her eye. When she turned her head towards what she obviously knew was him, she witnessed a man walking away. He never gestures any motions. He only stands and watches. She says she often gets the eerie feeling of being watched when she feels he is present in the room.
I believe my story goes to show that the paranormal do in fact exist, and that the souls that have passed on, are actually still with us.
Thank you for your time,
Raina Evitts of Deer Park, TX
Accounts told by one who witnessed our investigation.
I am the actor who contacted Sonny and his crew to investigate our theatre in the metro St Louis/Southern Illinois area. I was glad that our box office manager was also present to witness this exciting experience. It was as if the "ghosts" were willing to cooperate with the investigation as they became quite active as soon as we arrived. I was really excited, and yet never terrified, as the evening progressed. Its almost as if the entities are child-like, very playful. They reallymust enjoy our shows as they never bother any performance in progress. Only during rehearsals do strange happenings occur. For example--missing items evenafter we just had them in hand. Lights turning off, turning on. Footsteps and knockings, and even one time they rearranged a set forus. But due to sightlines we had to arrange the set back to its original design. I thanked the ghosts for their input, though! They are most pleasant and playful and seem to want to be around us as we rehearse. One time as the cast was taking a break during one show's rehearsal, we all heard the sound of footsteps across the stage, as if they were mocking our routines and dances. Who knows- when the cast is performing a musical number--I'm certain our spirit actors are dancing in the line with us!! I have many other stories to tell. You see, I grew up in a house in Kansas City, Missouri that contained many spirits. These entities were also playful and quite mischievous, and very active. Only once did I ever have a frightening experience--that will be a separate story in itself. I really only like to tell the calm and funny stories. The investigation of the theater is still in progress, and I'm most certain Sonny will keep everyone informed of the progress. I just wanted to tell everyone how REAL and exciting this is to have Sonny and his crew there with me and experiencing this phenomenon. More to come later.
This is a story was originally audio recorded by Sonny in a recent interview with a man named Mark. Mark has experienced many hauntings.
This is at the Miner's Theatre in Collinsville, and everyone says the ghost there his name was Henry or...(trys to remember). Anyways, I was in a show there, we were rehearsing that night and the other character -we were supposed to show up later around 8 PM. Usually the doors were locked and you would have to knock hard to get someone's attention to open the door, but this night the door was unlocked. So we walked in and as we were going up the stairs we looked into the main theatre they had all the red lights turned on. We stood there yelling, "Hello! Hello! We're here!" And then the lights turned to blue! So we walked down there. As we were walking we see the set from the last show - and the window looking out onto the set - there was a figure standing there. But we couldn't tell - there was just an outline of a person, can't tell if it was a man or woman or what. So as we go up onto the stage, we noticed no one was there the stage lights were on blue and we go back around - there's no one there. So we think, "Eh, they're playing a joke on us!" So we go back up the stairs and didn't touch a thing. So we go back upstairs (where the other group was rehearsing) and we told them, "Hey, someones downstairs, playing with the lights or whatever" when there was nobody there. They said, "How'd you get in? The door is locked." So we went back downstairs and the doors were locked! And the light were turned back on red! And so we went as a group and searched the whole place - downstairs. None of the doors were unlocked, there's nobody in there, we went upstairs there's like a tri-level there. We searched the dressing rooms, the basement - there's nothing there. But we went back upstairs and the light were switched back up to blue. And the figure that we saw - it was never there again.
GREETINGS FROM THE ANCIENT ONE.MY NAME IS MICHEAL TEAL.I AM A PSYCHIC/METAPHYSICAL PRACTITIONER IN CANADA.I HAVE HAD MANY ANOMALOUS EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE.HERE IS JUST ONE.
A FEW YEARS BACK I OWNED AN OCCULT STORE IN FORT ERIE ONTARIO CANADA.THROUGH THE STORE AND PSYCHIC FAIRS I MET MANY INTERESTING PEOPLE.ONE GENTLEMAN COLIN,WAS AN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST.COLIN HAD COME INTO THE STORE TO ASK ME IF I KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT HOPKINS TOMB.THE TOMB IS SAID TO BE CURSED.YEARS AGO THREE YOUNG MEN TRIED TO BREAK INTO IT.SUBSEQUENTLY ONE DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT,ONE LOST A LEG AND THE OTHER LOST AN ARM.WE DECIDED TO INVESTIGATE FOR OURSELVES.
WE LEFT AFTER WORK ON A FRIDAY.IT WAS A PERFECT B MOVIE NIGHT.RAIN,THUNDER AND LIGHTENING.COLIN STAYED IN THE VAN TO VIDEOTAPE.BRETT ANOTHER FRIEND AND I JUMPED THE RETAINING WALL.THE LEGEND STATES THAT IF YOU CIRCLE THE TOMB 7 TIMES KNOCKING ON THE DOOR EACH TIME YOU PASS,YOU WILL BREAK THE CURSE.BRETT PERFORMED THE RITUAL WHILE I TOOK STILL PHOTOS.UPON COMPLETING HIS TASK BRETT ASKED ME TO PERFORM THE RITUAL.COCKY AND ARROGANT I DENIED HIS REQUEST,BELIEVING THAT MY EXPERIENCE WITH THE PARANORMAL MADE ME EXEMPT.IT WOULD BE 24 HOURS BEFORE I FOUND OUT HOW MISTAKEN I WAS.THIS NIGHT ENDED UNEVENTFULLY.
THE NEXT NIGHT I WAS VISITING MY COUSIN MICHELLE IN NIAGARA FALLS.UPON LEAVING HER RESIDENCE I WAS INVOLVED IN A CAR ACCIDENT.I REMBER THE IMPACT OF THE CAR HITTING THE TREE.THEN EVERYTHING WENT BLACK.THE NEXT THING I REMEMBER IS WAKING UP STANDING AT THE FOOT OF MY COUSINS DRIVEWAY ABOUT 300 YARDS AWAY.MY FACE WAS COVERED IN BLOOD.ONCE I REALIZED WHAT HAD HAPPENED.I WENT FOR HELP.I SENT MICHELLES HUSBAND JEREMY BACK TO THE CAR TO CHECK ON MY SISTER AND THE DRIVER.WHEN JEREMY GOT TO THE CAR THE DRIVER WAS KICKING IN THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW.IT SEEMS WHEN HE AWOKE THE DOORS AND WINDOWS WERE LOCKED AND I WAS GONE.IT WAS A TWO DOOR CAR AND I HAD BEEN IN THE BACK,NOBODY KNOWS HOW I GOT OUT.AT THE AGE OF 36 I HAD NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT OR EVEN DRIVEN AN AUTOMOBILE.
CURSE OR COINCIDENCE.WHEN JUDGING SITUATIONS LIKE THIS YOU MUST ASK YOURSELF.IS THE PERSON I'M TALKING TO HONEST AND ARE THE EVENTS THAT SURROUND THE SITUATION REAL EVERYTHING ELSE IS INTERPRETATION.I BELIEVE I WAS A VICTIM OF A CURSE.SHORTLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT I LOST MY STORE AND ALL MY POSSESSIONS.I ENDED UP LIVING ON THE STREETS FOR A FEW MONTHS.IT WASNT UNTIL A YEAR LATER WHEN I WENT BACK TO THE TOMB AND PERFORMED THE RITUAL THAT MY LIFE TURNED AROUND.THATS ONE OF MY GHOST STORIES.I STILL HAVE A SLIGHT SCAR ON MY HEAD FROM THE ACCIDENT TO REMIND ME OF WHATS OUT THERE.
MICHEAL TEAL THE ANCIENT ONE firstname.lastname@example.org
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I've had a few. . . .well. . . . experiences.
I've just moved to a new town. Not two weeks after moving here Ive had another experience! I was spending the night with my friends, Jill and Sara. Well, were sitting here, talking, in the middle of the night, with no lights on. My friend lives in the middle of the country, so, after the sun sets, there are no lights outside. Well, we're just sittin' there, when all of a sudden this light comes flying into the window (it was orangie-yellow.) and hit the clock, hanging on the wall, and, well exploded into about five different balls of light and desinigrated! I wasn't going to say anything, because I figured I was the only one who saw it (that's the way it usually is!), but, Sara, who was sitting directly across from me gasped! She saw it to! At least, now I Know I'm not crazy! It was really scary!
I would really love to tell you more of the crazy things (like that above) that have happened to me, but, I'm out of time! Good luck in your findings.
Message originally sent to Jeremy at Ghoststuff
Hello my name is Christine Fries. I need to ask you guys some questions please! Since I was about 3 years old I can remember this person always being around me. I didn't know that it was a ghost until I was older. I do know that HE was a family member, he is dressed in a nice black suit with a top hat and a waste high cane. He looks like he is in his 60's maybe early 70's. The first time I ever saw him fully I was pregnant with my first child, I thought I was going to have a heartattack! He was just standing there looking out my dinning room window....then he disappeared. The second time I saw him fully I was pregnant with my second son, this time he was standing nexted to me...and leaning over towards me, and he had is hat off! The next day I gave birth to my son. He has protected my kids from another ghost that was in the house. ( WE SOLD AND MOVED OUT OF THAT HOUSE BECAUSE OF ALL THE GHOST THAT WERE IN IT) My parents and many of my friends all saw and felt things in that house that we couldn't explain. I was hoping to find out how i can get him to go home....my self! So that I don't hurt his feelings. I do feel that he wants to go, but that he can't yet! I am a grown woman and I think it is time for him to go! I would love it much if you could write me back and let me now how I can go about sending him home!
Thank you very much,
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My sister and I have both seen our grandfather (deceased 3 years) in different places. We noticed him at the top of the stairs of my grandmother's house at Christmas (she felt a presence, I swear i smelled the tobacco from his pipe and saw him for a second). I have also seen them in my home. My grandmother died 2 years after he did and Ihave seen her alone, the night she died, later when I was hospitalized for a stomach tumor, and one last time I saw the both of them but they were young. I don't want to get rid of them. I write because I notice that many of your paranormal experiences are a bit more interpretive, lights, sounds etc. Is it unusual to see an acutal human being or what appears to be one as a spirit. I believe they have both moved on and were more guardian spirits. I think my grandfather stayed around the house to watch my grandmother until she died.
In Frechen (Germany , near Cologne) we got a small forrest where that old AAA (anti aircraft artillery) Site from WW2 is Located...It now consists only of some ruins as the allies bombed it when they advanced. It is told that the Crew was Trapped in the basment of the Main Building and that they died there cause of suffocation on one day a friend of mine an myself made a bicycle tour though the forrest for some hours.
When it got dark we decided to take a shortcut trough the Area where that old AAA. Site is located (we call that place Altes Sandloch which means as much as The old sandhole). As we closed in on the ruins our lights on our Bikes went dark . The Battery powered lights as well as the Dynamo powered lights (I use both on my MTB...redundancy.. you know) and we saw some strange lights emerging from the ruins...that gave us a good shock and we made it faster out of that place than we entered.
As we left the Sandhole the lights went on and we were outta there...from the distance we could see a bright blue flash emerging from the center of the Sandhole and heading Skywards.
This was a REALLY STRANGE experience.