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The Ouija Board

22 February 2021 | Ouija, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Growing up, my mother and her friends would often play the ouija board. I grew used to watching them play on the hot summer days when we kids were locked outside. However, one day, much to my surprise, my mother let me join in. The next day my girl scout troop was going to Washington D.C. and my entire family was going. Well,  when we did the ouija board, it began warning us about the trip. It said that something horrible was going to happen and that we shouldn’t go. We ignored the warning and the next morning began experiencing strange things. I unplugged my night light and an hour later it was plugged back in. My parents claimed that I was lying when I said I had unplugged it.

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My Psychic Friend

15 February 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

When I and my Best friend Beth were teenagers, we had a very tight group of friends. We spent every free moment with them getting into harmless mischief and gaming and going to renaissance festivals. They became our surrogate family. No one was a misfit or ever left out. Well while hanging with this group I met Lenny. He was blonde-haired and blue-eyed and his hair was long and he would braid it and he wore glasses and to my teenage eyes, he was sheer perfection. Beth had grown up with him and he was her brother from another mother so thankfully she didn’t look at him the way I did. I was smitten. Well, it didn’t take too long for him to start talking to me and I was

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The Point Lookout Lighthouse and the HatMan

11 February 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

It was 2006, October. In that spooky and also festive month, the 13th also happened to land on a Friday. Taking advantage of this renowned date, I had convinced a buddy of mine, Tim, along with my girlfriend, Ashley, and her little sister, Alisha, to venture down to the State Park and meander around the lighthouse, the civil war Union fort, and POW camp. Besides 12yr old Alisha, the rest of us had graduated high school together in 2004. On the way to the lighthouse, I told stories of phantom civil war soldiers seen crossing the road and a Lady in Black that would approach visitors asking for help in locating a burial stone before vanishing, firmly setting the mood for a creepy visit. We entered the parking area a

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The Skin walker

09 February 2021 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My brother and I are fans of the urban fiction books “The Dresden Files”. He was discussing it at work one day and mentioned the Naagloshii (skinwalker) monster in the book. This Navajo gal there freaked out when he said the word Naagloshii. He said it really scared her, and she yelled not to say that name. A little later while he was alone, she came to him to apologize for her freaking out at what he said. She explained that by saying the name you might draw its attention and that it is a big taboo in the Navajo culture. She then whispered the correct pronunciation and full name to him and told him why it is so scary for her. She said when she was younger she was

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The Fire Next Door

08 February 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was very small when this happened. Though at the time, I did not understand why the things I remember happening took place. It was quite an amazing revelation to find out the whole story when I was old enough that it would not scare me. I remember one day as my family was driving toward home on our busy street, that we could see a lot of flashing lights. I remember my mom and dad’s concern as we got closer, because of all the fire trucks and emergency vehicles in front of our home. Luckily it was not our place, but our neighbors home that had caught fire. Being so young I really didn’t realize the gravity of what had happened. I remember how charred furnishings and a big

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Would You Buy A House Here?

01 February 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Apparently, Barnes Hospital in Cheadle, near Manchester, has been transformed into flats ….. Just one problem. The place is reputed to be haunted! An abandoned hospital that while it was being built uncovered pieces of christian crosses from a possible graveyard. Built in the 1870’s it was meant for the growing numbers of factory workers in and around Manchester. During WW2, it took care of wounded and dying soldiers. The hospital was closed in 1999. It has since topped the list of ‘15 creepiest abandoned places in Britain’ and was the set for Let Sleeping Corpses Lie a 1970s horror movie. Paranormal activity has often been reported at the site. Nurses who felt they were being watched and the ghosts of nurses still tending to patients. Those who have investigated the hospital

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18th floor of the Milwaukee Hilton

20 January 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

We were in downtown MILWAUKEE, getting ready for Milwaukee Mighty Con. Pulling into our parking lot we see the scary looking Hilton hotel. Out of a scene of Ghostbusters. I look up, and make the comment to my friend Luigi, that place is haunted. We check in, and find out our room is on the 19th floor. 19 out of 25 floors. 25th floor not acceptable for guests. I ask a few employees if any hauntings occur, they have no reply. We go eat dinner, and return.  On getting a second bed (a roll away for luigi). Turns out we run into the head of security, and when I ask him if the giant building is haunted…he replies with “what do you want to know”. Thus, our long paranormal adventure

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Cleansing of the Russell house

14 January 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

It was exactly two years since we last investigated the dark Russell house. I got a call from Chuck that the house was finally being cleansed. I told him about 6-weeks before that if he was having someone check out the house, that I would come back. Just to make sure they were legit. I was going back to the Russell’s home….after all that darkness we felt and experienced. I was going back, and with my now wife pregnant once more, she did not come with. But, my partner in the paranormal field, Andre did come back with me. We arrived at the house a few minutes before the team that was cleaning the house arrived. The home felt off. Like it knew something was coming for it. The paranormal

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The Elgin Mental Hospital Cemetery

13 January 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I heard about abandoned Elgin Mental hospital cemetery online and I read stories about hearing old hound dogs and chains from the former grounds keeper. I also heard that there are three bodies to every grave and have seen websites been were forced to remove this information. I’ve even seen websites saying that no cemetery exists. Well, if you have seen my independent film “Whom I Fear”, that is the cemetery. One day my then fiancée, (now wife), and I went driving around to find this cemetery. (A year before I filmed the movie there). We actually had to drive around the Elgin mental hospital and ask about 25 people where it was located. It took forever. Hours went by and 24 of those 25 people said there isn’t one.

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Mysterious Mist & Strange Anomalies Appear In Parade Pics

11 January 2021 | Bizarre, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was at the Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village with one of my MeetUp groups last year, when Halloween may’ve come calling with its own trick or treats. We were all in costume, marching in the parade (I was Geisha Guy) and I was taking pics with my cell. I was photographing a young guy in a Superman costume when, out of the blue, my camera took a walk on the wild side. Where normally the camera would simply snap open and shut when I took a pic, now the lens would remain open for a couple seconds, then begin taking pictures entirely on its own in rapid succession (I heard a series of clicks, though I only hit the button once). Or it would remain open, partially close, then

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Houska Castle and the Gates To Hell?

05 January 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Sometimes the activities I am involved with come together in strange ways. I manage this site and have a strong interest in the paranormal. I also have a podcast called the Magical world of G. Michael Vasey (same name as my blog) where I interview magickal people and/or discuss paranormal subjects. I also love to dowse and track earth energies. So all three activities came together last year when I visited Houska Castle again with my son and daughter. Houska is known worldwide as guarding the Gates of Hell and is associated with all manner of strange paranormal phenomena.  A reputation it has built up over the years around a story that appears to have been repeated and embellished with each telling and retelling. It now provides the owners of the

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The Comfort of Spirits

31 December 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

The story I am going to tell is obviously true. My brother and I had a horrible childhood. He would get beat a lot. My Best friend and I were retiring to my room one night which was across from my brother’s room. We were walking up the stairs and he was immediately to the right. We both looked in his direction, the door open and we saw a full-body spirit leaning over the side of his bed where his head was. She was caressing my brother’s head! My best friend and I just looked at each other and went into my room. When we got into the room and shut the door we looked at each other and said, “Did you just see that!” we were stunned, but not

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Mother’s Pre-Sight

28 December 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My mother, when she was about 17 years of age, lived in an average middle-class neighborhood in a semi-rural town in the Northeastern US that has since become quite popular, and regards her childhood years fondly. The account that I am about to tell did become a pivotal moment in my mother’s life, that continues to affect her to this day. One late night, my mother was lying on her bed reading (which was not uncommon–she was and still is one to stay up into the wee hours of the night), while the rest of the household slept. She happened to look up into the doorway that led into the hall, and saw there an apparition of her mother, who was living at the time, standing in the door, floating

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Ocean Drive Warning

18 December 2020 | Precognition, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

In a way, I was born a loner. My parents were older, in their forties when I came along. My mom didn’t think she could have any children. There was always distance there. They really couldn’t relate to a child anymore. They never seemed to have the energy to try, either. My whole life I have had only a few friends, usually only one or two at a time. There are good reasons for that. I’m an odd person by any standard. I’m a total geek. Recently I was diagnosed with autism, but didn’t have a clue why I was so different back then. I liked spending time by myself. I liked to read a lot. I could do eye contact, parties, crowds, but none of that was fun for

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Spirit Guide?

17 December 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

The story I am going to tell is obviously true. My brother and I had a horrible childhood. He would get beat a lot. My Best friend and I were retiring to my room one night, which was across from my brother’s room. We were walking up the stairs and he was immediate to the right. We both looked in his direction, the door opened and we saw a full-body spirit leaning over the side of his bed where his head was. She was caressing my brother’s head! My best friend and I just looked at each other and went into my room. When we got into the room and shut the door we looked at each other and said, “Did you just see that?” we were stunned, but not

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