04/12/15

Ghost Photo: Real Ghost or Poster Child?

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Last week, redbookmag.com posted this photo with the following explanation:

“Anastassia Perets was flipping through an old family album when she stumbled across a photo of herself taken when she was four years old (she’s the one in the spunky red pants). In the background, another child appears to be opening a door. Seems normal enough. But there was no little girl there—well, not living at least.”

While the magazine implies the blonde girl in the background is a ghost, critics aren’t so sure. Many point out that the blonde child appears oddly flat, as if she’s part of a poster or photo glued to the wall. Others point out that the child bears a striking resemblance to Poltergeist’s Carol Anne or a girl from a V.C. Andrew’s cover (Flowers in the Attic or My Sweet Audrina). What do you believe?

Have you captured a ghost on camera? Send it to ghostsghoul@gmail.com!

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02/8/15

Reader Submission: Poltergeist Problem?

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“As a kid, I was never really a true believer in the paranormal. It was more the enjoyment of being scared and doing Ouija boards with friends. Nothing really happened though. So when the following things started to occur I always sought a non-paranormal cause.

It began two years ago when I thought I woke up in the night. I was lying on my stomach, and it felt like someone was sitting or pressing down on my back. I was struggling to breathe. I then woke ‘properly,’ and I was lying in the same position as when something had been pressing me. I spoke to a family member who said I had experienced sleep paralysis, so I brushed the incident off.

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07/15/14

Reader Submission: Paranormal Police Call

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“This happened in the early 1980s when I was an officer with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

One week I noticed that several officers’ cars had Ghost Busters stickers stuck to the windows. I was confused and asked one of the guys what was with all the Ghost Buster stuff. He told me that a few officers had been on a call recently where the occupants had complained of paranormal activity. I wasn’t there, but my buddy said that when the officers arrived at the house, the residents were outside, terrified, while the sounds of banging doors and shattering glass came from inside the house. The officers thought an intruder was inside so they brought a canine, Red, to help clear the property.

Now, Red was the meanest damn dog you ever saw, but he absolutely refused to go inside the home. He growled and whined but would not set a paw inside. Eventually, the crashing and banging noises stopped and a few officers checked out the home. Everything inside was destroyed, but there was no one around. The residents claimed the sounds had suddenly started up when they were inside and had no idea what caused them.

That story always gave me the creeps. None of the guys ever really talked about what happened because they were afraid everyone would think they were crazy.”

For more police ghost tales, check out “Cops Share True On-Duty Ghost Stories“!

02/13/14

Reader Submission: Crashes in the Night

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“I’ve been living in my home for about 13 years now and have never had anything paranormal happen to me personally. My mother and sister have always said they have strange feelings, but I cannot say I’ve felt the same until a few weeks ago.

While sitting upstairs in my room, I heard a glass break in the kitchen downstairs. Knowing my sister was home, I expected to hear her curse in anger, but I didn’t hear a word. I went down to bring some dishes to the kitchen and check on the noise. I found a shattered glass sitting in the middle of the kitchen floor. Wondering why my sister hadn’t cleaned the mess, I asked her about it. She said she thought I’d broken the glass. Strange as it was, I just thought the glass might have slipped out of the dry dish tray. But honestly, that was unlikely.

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