“Telephones are not the same anymore. No longer do we get crossed lines, mysterious strange noises, nor do we have to ask an operator to be connected to our number of choice. Indeed, we mostly carry our telephones with us, easily available for instant use, and usable in many different ways. Overhead telephone lines are also fast disappearing, as the conversion to underground cables and fiber optic connections continues at a constant pace. The ugly telegraph poles will not be missed though, especially the one near the medieval village of Lenham, locally known as The Killing Pole.
Another year has come and gone, and that means it’s time to look back and see which posts got the most traffic. Below you’ll find the top 10 posts of 2016. Any favorites?
100 Chilling Ghost Photos – Here are 100 spooky photos from around the world
Haunted Disney: True Ghost Stories – Could the “happiest place on Earth” also be one of the most haunted?
Cops Share True “On Duty” Ghost Stories – Real ghost stories from the men and women in blue.
Top 25 Ghost Photos from Reddit.com – Here are the 25 most popular photos from Reddit.
Real Nurses Share True Ghost Stories – Nurses share their frightening encounters with the paranormal
Creepy Stories from the Woods – Sometimes the wildlife isn’t all you have to worry about.
Real EMTs Share True Ghost Stories – 5 true ghost stories from real-life paramedics.
The 7 Most Common Types of Ghost Photos – Here are the seven types of ghost photos I see most frequently.
2013 Ghost Photos: 15 Creepy Pics – 15 chilling ghost pictures from 2013.
5 Chilling Tales from Reddit – Five horrifying tales from Reddit.com
“My father passed away of cancer when I was 15 years old. He had been sick for a long time, going through periods of getting better and then worse again. He was an engineer and a tech geek, and had installed an internal phone network in our three-story house – each of the rooms had a telephone, and we could call each other as well as make outside calls. The internal and external ring tones were different.
Two or three months after my dad passed away, I was home alone doing laundry. The clothes dryer was in our basement, right by my dad’s old room, or man cave. As I was standing there, the phone in his room started ringing with the ringtone for internal calls. I didn’t feel threatened in any way, just surprised, so I walked over and picked up. There was nobody on the line, just silence. When I went upstairs, I saw that the handheld telephone on the first floor was picked up.
When my mom came home, I told her about what had happened. She looked at me and said ‘Oh no, don’t tell me it happened again!’ She then told me that the same thing had happened to her a few weeks prior.
I never heard anything again, but I’m certain it was my dad. The phone had some significance, because on the day he passed away, phone records show he had tried calling my mom over and over from the hospital but could not get through to her for some reason. By the time the hospital called, he had lost consciousness, so she never got to talk to him again. I like to believe that he was trying to tell us that was okay, especially since I never felt threatened in any way.
This happened almost 15 years ago, but it has certainly shaped the way I see the world. I had never been a spiritual person, but now I understand that there are things beyond my understanding.”
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“A good friend of mine passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016. He worked at my gym, so I went there the next day to stretch and exercise, as well as mourn his loss.
That day at the gym, I received two phone calls a few minutes apart. They were from an unknown caller, and I heard only two beeping sounds. My mom, who is very superstitious, mentioned that I should watch for signs of contact from my friend. I thought this was silly, but still could not help wondering if the calls were some sort of attempt to contact me.