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Ghosts Among Us

Ghosts are apparitions of deceased humans. They can be detected by any of our five senses. They can take a shadowy human form or appear as a misty transparent figure. In some cases ghosts can look solid like a living person. Ghosts are earthbound entities that have not crossed over into the next plane of the spiritual realm.

My family and I have lived with paranormal activity my entire life. Every house we moved into seemed to be haunted, then we realized that it was us being haunted. I would like to share a few of my experiences with you.

 

Texas

My first experience with the paranormal was on a ranch just outside of Springtown. We lived in the guest house, my father took care of the ranch for the owners. The main house was a big old place that sat a short distance away from us. My brother and I would often play in the yard around the main house. One night while we were playing tag, I was running around to the front of the house, as I came around the corner I noticed a Old grey haired women in a dark dress looking out the window.   I stopped dead in my tracks and yelled for my brother. The old lady quickly left the window and disappeard into the darkness.The owners were gone and the house was locked up. No one could have been in the house.

My sister and I were in the main house several times, just the two of us. My sister would dust and do other light cleaning for the owners when they were gone. I would sit in the living room and watch t.v. while she worked around the house. Several times we heard footsteps up stairs, voices and doors opening or closing. One night something particularly bone chilling happened. I was sitting in the living room like always, when I heard a baby crying upstairs. My sister quickly came running into the room and ask me if I heard what she did. We then slowly made our way up the stairs to investigate. We checked all the bedrooms one by one and found every room empty. We went back down stairs and tried to calm our nerves. A short time later we heard the same crying again coming from the same area. This time we were not so brave and ran out of the house. Later we were told that a baby had died in one of the rooms upstairs many years before.

 

Alberta

We lived in a farm house in Wetaskiwin county. Shortly after moving in we began to notice strange things happening. When my mother began renovating the house is when things really got out of control. I will never forget what happened the one night, it was the most terrifing night of our lives.

I was sleeping in my room, which was being renovated, so there were a lot of tools, paint brushes and rolls of wall paper boarders. Something woke me up in the middle of the night. As I sat up in bed I had a chill go up my spine and I instantly knew that I was not alone. I looked around the room, scared to get up and turn the light on. Just as I started to think my mind was playing tricks my room came alive. Things started to fly around my room. Brushes flew out of the can they were in and hit the wall, tools levitated off the floor, and wall paper boarders rolled around the room. I screamed for my Mother and hid under the covers from the nightmare that was happening all around me. When my mother opened the door everything stopped instantly. She then carried me down stairs to her room, where I would sleep for many nights to come.

Later that night screams echoed through the silent house once again. There were loud banging noises and my brother was crying out for help. My mother ran up stairs to my brothers bedroom, but could not get the door open. He was still crying out for help inside. when my mother was finally able to get the door open, she realized that the mattress was off the bed and blocking the door. My brother was sitting in the corner, shaking and crying. When she asked him what had happened, he said that he was woken up by a man lifting him up by his shirt. The man kept saying he wanted the money that was owed to him. The man began to throw my brother around his room, which is how the mattress ended up in front of the door. When my mother arrived at his bedroom door the man disappeard into thin air. She fixed his mattress and they headed down stairs because my brother was now too scared to sleep in his room.

The next morning when we were all telling my sister the events that happened during the night, she told us that she also had a ghostly encounter. She woke up in the middle of the night with someone shaking her. When she opened her eyes, she saw a young man standing next to her bed. He handed her the teddy bear that she always slept with. He told her that he had borrowed it and wanted her to have it back. He then walk to the door, stopped to look back at her and smiled. He then disappeared into the hallway. My sister got up and ran into the hallway to see where the stranger had gone. She ran around the house looking for a sign of the young man, but he was no where to be found. She went back to bed and laid awake the rest of the night, too nervous to sleep.

We were all so scared of being in our house after that night. Not knowing what to do we turned to our local church. The Pastor and some of the Congregation came to our house and blessed every room. After the house blessing strange things still happened from time to time but never to the extent of that one night.

 

Alberta

My Sister, her best friend and I rented a house on a ranch in Ponoka County. One night when we were all sitting in the living room watching a movie, we noticed a large figure passing by the picture window. It startled us so much we all jumped up and looked at each other in disbelief. I went outside to have a look around. It was winter and there was about a foot of snow on the ground. I checked for tracks all around the picture window and found nothing. I went back inside and told the Girls what I had found. As we were standing in the living room talking about what we had just witnessed, I noticed that our reflections in the picture window very closely resembled what we had seen. That is when we all realized that the figure must have been inside the house. We worked up the courage to look around the house. We checked every room, window and door, but the house was locked up tight and we found nothing unusual.

Years later I was back at the ranch house visiting my sister. I stayed the night in her basement, which was a very large open layout. I woke up in the middle of the night to the sounds of toys being moved around, it sound like a child playing. I sat up in bed and looked around to see what was making the sounds. My eyes were still blurry from waking up unexpectedly, so at first glance it appeard to be my nephew crouched down playing with his toys. He was wearing dark pants and no shirt. I called out to him and asked what he was doing up. When he stood up slowly and turned to look at me with a sinister smile, I realized it was not my nephew. Very quickly it turned and ran into the wall. It was a terrifing experience. I will never forget the wide evil smile it had while looking at me. Just writing this now sends a chill down my spine.

Those were just a few of the paranormal experiences I have had in my life. If you have had experiences you would like to share please feel free to email me your story. I will try and post as many reports as possible.

For all reports submitted please include: location, date, time, ages of witnesses, and your name (optional).

ghostlyencounters@exploringtheunexplained.com 

 

Types of hauntings

Intelligent haunting: The ghost involved is connected to a person, place or object. These hauntings can go on for years, decades or centuries. There is such a strong connection that this type of haunting can be very difficult or impossible to resolve.

Residual haunting: A tragic event so strong it leaves an imprint or created by an event being repeated on a daily basis to become an unbreakable routine. In either case these hauntings are like a scene from a movie being played over and over again.

Poltergeist Activity: A noisy and sometimes violent ghost. Common events attributed to Poltergeists are banging, moving objects, and levitating. Poltergeist Activity can be a terrifing experience. In some cases the people being haunted have reported being pushed, bitten, scratched, hit and even becoming ill.

Possession: When an entity takes over a human body, the entity then uses the host body to interfere with the physical world. The people commonly reported to be taken over by an entity are younger women with emotional distress. The weak and angry are always more easy to manipulate.

 

Spirit photography

when a face, figure, or other ghostly image is caught on camera. The following are some of the common abnormalities that may be attributed to ghosts in photographs.

Orbs: Globe-shaped lights of energy caught on camera, usually during a haunting or other paranormal experience. They may vary in size, color and density.

Vortex: A small tornado shapped image that shows up in pictures. Sometimes a vortex will be so dense that it will cast a shadow. It is believed that the vortex is a means of travel for ghosts.

Ectoplasmic Mist: Usually shows up in a photo as a misty white cloud. The mist is not seen by the naked eye when the picture is taken. These mists can vary in color from grey, black, red and green.

I captured the orbs in this picture while investigating with my team at Western Wilderness Adventures in Nordegg, Alberta. We were doing an E.V.P session and taking pictures around the sweatlodge. There were no light sources or reflective surfaces in the area. We checked the area and attempted to debunk this photo but could not duplicate the picture. Both orbs are self-illuminating and free floating.

This picture was taken during one of our investigations of Western Wilderness Adventures in Nordegg, Alberta. We were about to enter cabin 9 for a E.V.P session when I took this picture. If you look close you can see what looks like a face in the back window.

 

This picture was taken during one of our Wilderness Ghost Hunting Adventures at Western Wilderness Adventures. At approx. 2:30 am I took this picture of the front of cabin 9 just before we entered for an E.V.P session. You can clearly see the apparition of a women in the window.

This picture was taken during one of our Wilderness Ghost Hunting Adventures at Western Wilderness Adventures by a guest Investigator. She captured a woman in the window of cabin 7. As you can see this apparition has long dark hair and is transparent.

 In 1946, this spirit photo was taken in Queensland, Australia by Mrs. Andrews who was taking a picture of her 17 year old daughter's grave. Mrs. Andrews was shocked to see this ghostly image of a baby, when the picture was developed.

Mrs. Andrews maintains that no children were in the area, so a double exposure was impossible, and that she did not recognize the baby at all.

 

E.V.P

Electronic voice phenomenon: A method in which you can record disembodied voices by means of audiocassette or other recording device.

Electronic visual phenomenon: A method in which you can see and record a ghost's image on a television or computer.

Paranormal Investigators use E.V.P as a way of communicating with Ghosts. It can provide solid evidence that a location is haunted.

Before his death on October 18, 1931 Thomas Edison was working on building a device to acheive spirit communication with the dead. His assistant, Dr. Miller Hutchinson wrote, " Edison and I are convinced that in the field of psychic research will yet be discovered facts that will prove of greater significance to the thinking of the human race than all of the inventions we have ever made in the field of electricity."

Thomas Edison himself wrote, " If our personality survives, then it is logical or scientific to assume that it retains memory, intellect, other faculties and knowledge that we aquire on this earth. Therefore... if we can evolve and instrument so delicate as to be affected by our personality as it survives in the next life, such an instrument, when made available, ought to record something."

Unfortunately, Thomas Edison died before he could complete his invention. Yet as he lay dying, he remarked to his physician, " it is very beautiful over there."

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