Sunday, March 9, 2014

"HELP ME!!"

*"Help Me!"*

I have many paranormal experiences but for me, most of them seem pretty mundane because I'm so used to the concept of seeing, hearing or sensing some sort of presence.


The most significant experience for me at the moment is when I was in Uniontown, Pa and I was investigating the Keighley Mansion,

  ( http://hauntedhistorycolumbus.blogspot.com/2013/07/keighley-mansion-and-paranormal-science.html ) 

 with a group of investigators. A friend of mine, Adam Sedlock currently owns the building and has his psychology practice in the building.

 At this point, I had never done a formal investigation in an actual building that is said to be haunted. I was there for 3 days and 2 nights.

I was heading up to the 2nd floor and when I was at the top of the landing and I heard a young female behind me say "help me!" It was very faint but I could hear her right behind me. 

At first I was kind of confused, I thought it may have been one of the leadership who was talking to Adam up on the 2nd floor or one of the women I was investigating with but neither had said anything. Mind you at this point, we were on break and I was just heading to the main bathroom on the 2nd floor and there was only 4 of us in the building.

The mansion has a very dark history,  It was built by coal baron Frederick Charles Keighley in the early 1900s. At one point, Mr. Keighley murdered Molly Maguires and claimed it was in self defense. 

As it sunk in my mind as to what I heard, I wondered if it could have been her and I became very upset and started crying. This was the first time I had been emotionally affected by a paranormal experience. 

Another experience that everyone had at some point over time is that there was some blocks set up on a table. The blocks would be in different positions randomly and they would move when nobody was looking. 

A few weeks prior, Dr. Sedlock also came in one morning for a usual day of appointments with some clients and the blocks spelled out "Help me."


 Nobody had been in between the end of the day before and that morning. His billing person wasn't scheduled to be in there and his wife doesn't go to the mansion very often and hadn't been there. 

So, other than Dr. Sedlock, his billing person and his wife, nobody has a key to the mansion and there would have been no way for someone to come in and move the blocks. 

And the blocks were in a house formation when he was cleaning the waiting room the evening before and he was the only one in the building when he was cleaning and when he left.




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Submitted By: Emily

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Force

*-*The Force*-*


 I wish to recall another Paranormal Experience

 The house my Mum lives in now, is where I used to live before I had moved  out. 

 Anyway, one night I got up out of bed. I walked across the landing to go to the 
 toilet. 

 Just as I walked past the stairway, something rushed at me, like,
to attack me. 

 I felt a force and I fell over from this. I could briefly make an outline and it appeared pretty big. 

 I was really stunned by this. Whenever I stayed in that house, I got the feeling 
 someone or something was watching me. 


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Submitted By: Shane 

He's Watching...

*He's Watching...*



 My Nan was telling me the other day that back in the 1970's, she had a
Paranormal Experience. 

 She said she was woken up late one night by 
 footsteps in the bedroom. 

 But, her husband was sleeping next to her, so, 
 it wasn't him making the noise. My Nan said she was shocked to see a 
 spirit at the bottom of her bed looking at her. 

  She described him as 
 wearing Victorian clothing, a big hat, and, a smoking pipe in his 
 mouth. 

  After a few moments he (the Spirit) moved across the room and 
 vanished into the wardrobe. 


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Submitted By: Shane

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Strange Vibes

~~*~~ Strange Vibes ~~*~~



About 8 years ago, I stayed at my cousin's house for the night. He doesn't live there anymore, but, it always had a strange vibe about it.

 My cousin let me sleep in his bed that night and he slept on his sofa. 

That night, when I went to bed to go to sleep, just as I was closing my eyes, I saw this black, misty, cloud-like thing descend down on me fast from above the bed. 

It felt as through something passed through my body, and, after that I felt violated. 

So, I slept with the light on that night. It was like something was trying to torment me.


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Submitted By: Shane

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Strangest Thing Happened

*(*The Strangest Thing Happened*)*



Years ago, in a former house that my family had lived in, there was poltergeist activity in the house behind ours. 

Apparently, the story has it, there was this couple and a baby living in the house behind ours. One night, the parents were in the living room watching TV on the sofa and the baby was upstairs sleeping in the cot. 

At some point during the evening, the parents were alarmed to hear the baby crying through the baby monitor.

 So, of course, the parents went running upstairs to tend to the baby, only to find that the baby was fast asleep and was not crying, yet, they clearly heard crying on the baby monitor only moments before. 

The strangest part of this story was a few years later. 

Apparently, one day, the young child was playing in the bathtub with a little red boat toy. Apparently, the parents were forewarned not to let a child play with a red boat in the bathtub, but, of course, the parents didn't think anything of it.

 Then, the strangest thing happened. Apparently, the decorative china dishes on the wall downstairs were spinning by themselves and objects were being levitated and thrown across the rooms. 




This terrified the parents, so they called in a priest to perform an Exorcism. The Exorcism was successful in ridding of the entity. 

However, the parents never found out why the red boat in the bathtub triggered such an event. 



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Submitted By: Shane

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Weird Encounters With Shane

*ROCKING OUT WITH THE WEIRD*





I had a brief encounter in my living room. 

I was sitting on the sofa listening to Pantera on volume 12, when, out of nowhere, the CD player turned up to full volume all by itself. 

The remote control was on the sofa arm and nobody had touched it. 



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~FOOTSTEPS~




Also, in the same house, I was again sitting on the sofa. It was just me and my dog. 

The next thing, I heard footsteps coming down the stairs and then my dog got up and just stared at the bottom of the stairs, like somebody or something was there. 

There was no-one else in the house. 


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Submitted By: Shane

The Old Woman In My Bedroom

**"The Old Woman In My Bedroom"**





The first paranormal experience I can remember is when I was about 10 years old. I used to witness a full apparition of an old woman with her pet cats sitting on the bottom of my bed in my bedroom.

 My brother even witnessed the ghostly lady once for himself, when he walked past my room late one night. She would appear most nights, however she didn't harm me at all.

 I later found out that, when my family had moved out of that house, the lady spirit I had been witnessing in my room, was in fact a former resident of the house and she did used to keep pets when she lived there.

 Even the family that moved in after us, later said that their son was in my former bedroom and had experienced the same thing.


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Submitted By: Shane 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Shadow Stalkers

  ~RAE LIVINGSTON'S SHADOW STALKERS~ 

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(Above: Rachel Aleta Livingston - Photo Taken and  Edited By: Rachel Aleta Livingston)

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I have seen Shadow People a lot in my life time.
 And I mean A LOT. I have seen them ever since I can remember... 

You may have read some of my other experiences with Shadow People in this blog before.

I have been seeing them more than usual lately. I usually see them standing at the end of the hall just staring at me as I walk out of my bed room. 

They will stand there completely still and stare at me until I look away. Once I have looked away, I will look back and they will be gone...Usually that is. There have been a few cases where I looked away and when I looked back they were still there...

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(Above: Rachel Aleta Livingston - Photo Taken and  Edited By: Rachel Aleta Livingston)

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 They don't usually scare me...They just startle me sometimes. I hate it when they sneak up on me like that. 

It is very uneasy when they just stand there completely still and stare at me... It is so eerie...

I see them peek around corners at me sometimes as well. 

Sometimes I will see one and sometimes I will see more than one at once...

I will see them in the day time or night time, outside or inside.... It doesn't seem to matter when they want to be seen...

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(Above: Rachel Aleta Livingston - Photo Taken and  Edited By: Rachel Aleta Livingston)

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I have also just seen them walk by, right in front of me, clear as day. Then they will just disappear into a wall or thin air...

Sometimes I will feel like someone is behind me. And I will quickly look behind me and I will see a Shadow Person dart by. As if he was curious of me and got startled once I saw him and so he quickly darted away...

I've tried talking to them before and acknowledging their presence. But nothing seems to happen when I do that...

Recently, I had a dream about a Shadow Person walking around my living room back and fourth from the door to the couch. It freaked me out in my dream. It scared me big time for some reason..


I see them walking along the road a lot, too. I have almost ran off the road before because I thought someone was crossing the road but when I looked around there was no one there... This has happened quite a bit...

I wonder what they want with me. I wonder why they like me so much. I wonder what, or who, they are... 

I wish they would communicate with me instead of just showing themselves and startling me when I least expect it. 

They do seem to be curious creatures, though...

I guess I may never know what, or who they are, or what they want...

But then again... Maybe one day I will get some answers..

As for now, I'm just going to deal with it and continue to live my life...


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(Above: Rachel Aleta Livingston - Photo Taken and  Edited By: Rachel Aleta Livingston)


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Submitted By: Rachel Livingston


Friday, June 14, 2013

Saying Goodbye

*Saying Goodbye*
~Rachel Livingston's Grandmother Visits Her In Her Dreams~
(Above: Aleta Tannlund (Grandmama) - Photo Edited By: Rachel Aleta Livingston)


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I was young when my Grandmother died. She was a great lady and I loved her very much. She was always there for me. She taught me so much. We were very close
When she was aliveI couldn't imagine life without her.

 I hadn't prepared myself for her death. Even though she was sick and in the hospital before she died,
 I thought she would pull through. But she didn't and it breaks my heart to this day

On the night she died I was in my bed asleep. Before I went to sleep I knew she was still alive. I was in complete denial that she would ever die and leave me. My mom went to the hospital to see her that night right before I went to bed

When I fell asleep I had this dream. I had a dream that there was this gazebo by a small lake. In the gazebo was my whole family. They were talking and laughing and having a good time. Then I looked over by the lake and saw my Grandma. She looked so sad
 I asked her: "What's wrong?" Then she said to me: "I'm going home now.
After she said that she lifted up the grass as if the grass were a cover. Then she laid down in the dirt and pulled the grass back over her. Confused, I asked everyone at the gazebo 
"Where did Grandmama go?" 

Then my Mother, who had just gotten back from the hospital, woke me up. It was then my Mother told me that my Grandma had passed away. I couldn't believe it. I was devastated. It felt like my heart had been ripped out of my chest

The next day I started thinking about the dream I had the night before. It made me wonder if my Grandmother visited me in my dreams when she passed. She wanted to say goodbye to me. That thought kind of comforted me but at the same time I felt upset. Not just upset because she died. But upset because she looked so sad in my dream. I don't think that she was ready to leave us behind.

I honestly think that she was telling me goodbye in my dreams
I often think about that dream, but I also often think of all the good times we had when she was alive. I would give anything to see her again

She was an amazing, kind, strong, beautiful, and loving woman.

 I dedicate this entry to her. I miss you Grandmama, so much, and I love you. I will always love you, Grandmama. 

Rest in peace.


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Submitted By: Rachel Livingston


A Haunted Mother

~*A Haunted Mother*~
*More Experiences From Rachel Livingston's Mother*

(Above: Holly Federle - Photo Taken and Edited By: Rachel Aleta Livingston)

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 ~FATHER? IS THAT YOU?

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I have had several experiences with hauntings.......one of which was my Father. 

 My Father left when I was 4 years old...he was not a nice person at that time, and treated my Mother horribly, which is why they parted.  I can still vividly remember him and taking him to the bus stop. Which was the last time I saw him in my childhood
I didn't understand it at the time of course, but I heard nothing from him, until my younger brother, as an adult, went in search of him and found him in California. We went to see him, prompting shortly a brief visit from him when I was 29 and my daughter was 1. As can be expected, I had very ambivalent feelings about him.
He only stayed a few days and went back to California. Soon after that he passed away from cancer. At the time of the visit, I didn't even know he was sick

 Shortly after he passed I started to have odd experiences that really scared me. I would suddenly awaken thinking my daughter was standing by my bed, only to see nothing
 I was always feeling that I was being watched
 Our cat at the time would do strange things like walk back and forth on the top of the recliner meowing at the ceiling. I always had the feeling that he was hanging around

When we moved to another house, I was lying down just to rest (I had mono at the time) but was not in anyway asleep.
 Suddenly, I felt and SAW the end of the bed and cover indent as if someone was sitting at the end of the bed.
 In this house, I kept smelling what smelled like decaying flesh. At first I thought if it was a mouse or something, that had died in the wallThe thing was, I was the only one who could smell it. These experiences seemed to happen more in my bedroom at the time, so I never slept in that bed again.....

 I started sleeping on the couch, and did so the rest of the time we were in that house.
 I always felt I was being watched, and felt a presence...it didn't feel good either....
 I was scared. My daughter was young at the time but was also having odd experiences

Then when we moved again...I got the guts to confront whatever it was that kept following me around. 
I told whatever it was, my father or not, but I told it to move on and go to the light and to the other side..

 I used Holy Water, cleansed my home with sage, and prayed for whatever it was and asked for God's protection
I never had any other odd experiences like that after that time
My home finally felt like home.


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*ANOTHER  HAUNTING EXPERIENCE*

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Another haunting experience I had was when I was married.
 We lived in a house that I really liked, but learned to live with something, that basically was unique to that house.
Our bedroom was always cold...summer, winter...it didn't matter. We couldn't regulate the temperature in that room.
 I always felt like there was something with us, but it didn't feel threatening. I think it was just a home bound ghost

If friends came over and stayed late, they were always greeted with loud banging noises coming from the basement. Many were frightened, but we just explained, that it was just something that happened every night.

  We often heard footsteps...things would turn up missing, only to find them in odd places.

 Once I had my sewing machine hooked up, and stepped away to talk to my husband at that time.  Suddenly, the sewing machine began sewing all by itself.
 We just looked at each other and shrugged it off, as one more odd thing that happened in that house

Every time, we tried to go somewhere, the basement would back up with sewage water...every time.
 Like it didn't want us to leave.
Light bulbs would burst, for no apparent reason,
especially when I passed them, sending glass flying everywhere.

 We learned to live with whatever was in the house, and when we moved, the experiences stopped, which is why I think it was only a home bound spirit.

I have lived my life experiencing odd occurrences, and because of my upbringing with a family that had many paranormal experiences...nothing surprises me. I know there are things out there beyond what we can see/hear with our 5 senses.   
 Something IS out there...
believe it or not


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 Submitted By: Holly Federle 

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 A note for Holly from Rachel Livingston
 I just wanted to say: 
Thank you Mom for sharing many of your experiences on my blog. I enjoy hearing them every time you tell me about them and I know my readers enjoy reading them as well. I'm glad you decided to share them with us. I love you Mom, feel free to keep sharing with us. 

(Above: Holly Federle and Rachel Livingston)