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Ghost Stories from Ohiowatha

I Mentally Called Out this Entity on 2008-05-05

So I was lying in bed the other night at about midnight. All my windows were closed and my door was shut. There are no drafts in my apartment. So when I heard the fluttering of papers on my desk and in the area of my cork board, my ears perked up a little bit. For some reason, this faint paper-shuff...

The House on Cambridge 4 on 2008-01-16

This is yet another installment in The House on Cambridge series. A little background on the situation: my parents bought a large Victorian home in Columbus, Ohio in the early 1990s. My mother and brother began experiencing paranormal ocurrences almost immediately. These vignettes deal with my stepf...

The House on Cambridge 3 on 2008-01-15

This is yet another installment in what has become The Cambridge Series of ghost recollections. In truth, so many distinct things occurred in our house, it all becomes rather hazy in terms of sequence in time, however, this happened around 1992 when my littlest sister was going into kindergarten. ...

Gettysburg Ghost on 2008-01-14

In 2003 I had retired (after a mere three years) from public school teaching in Brooklyn, New York. I was 26 years old and had no real idea what yet to do with my life in terms of a career. Instead of going to law school like everyone else, I decided I would do something a little less ordinary and a...

On to Something on 2007-12-21

I have always had a connection in my family with the paranormal. My grandmother was sensitive and my family lived in a haunted house for several years in the '90s. Recently, I had an overt encounter with an unexplainable human-like force. Since then, I have felt more aware and tuned-in to a supernat...

Will and Testament on 2007-11-12

This story takes place in the autumn of 1995 in Columbus, Ohio. My grandmother's sister-in-law, Aunt Margie (also my grandmother's name, coincidentally), had been very sick for some time. She was suffering from a brain tumor that was killing her. I had known she was sick for months and my mother oft...

We Tried to Call You! on 2007-11-12

I have been telling this story for years. It has achieved legendary status in our family because it is supported by no less than five people. This is not necessarily a ghost story, but exhibits some sort of connection between family members. This story involves my late grandmother on my mother's ...

The House on Cambridge 2 on 2007-11-07

So this second part to my first story, The House on Cambridge, and it picks-up where the first left-off -- about a month into having just moved-in. To bring you up-to-date, even before we bought the place, my mother had seen and heard things which were not there upon further investigation. My stepfa...

Father / Son Trauma on 2007-11-05

This is a story my uncle related to me one summer when it became clear that certain members of our family seemed to have a sense for things paranormal. It is well-known that my late grandmother on my mother's side often had prophetic dreams and had encountered ghosts, not only at home in Ohio, but a...

The House on Cambridge on 2007-10-17

I am going to be relating to all of you a series of small stories about a house my family used to live in. Out of the seven people who lived there, three experienced overt and direct contact with unseen forces. Another three family members were witness to seemingly supernatural events, but were not ...

Whistler on 2007-10-02

Let me start by saying I do NOT believe in "ghosts..." I will concede that the Earth is a diverse and mysterious place and we do not currently possess all the science necessary to understand much of it. Consider briefly how far we have come in the last century alone, how many of our misunderstanding...

Last 20 posts from Ohiowatha
Date: 2009-01-26
TammyMom, you misunderstand. When referencing a person being killed by a rope attached to a gallows or tree or whatnot, the word "hung" is not applicable. You always use "hanged" in this sense because it's a different act than having hung clothes out to dry or something. "Hanged" is the only way to employ this. Hope that clears it up. I fully understand past tenses. Thanks.
Date: 2008-08-07
I would love to see these photos--where are they? Mods, are they just not yet uploaded?
I don't know. Usually, when one wonders if an experience was "just my imagination," it is. Like the other day, I thought for sure I had hung my towel on a hook in the bathroom, but later in the day, found it draped over a towel rack on the other wall--just my imagination, or had something moved my towel? Chances are, I had been confused and had placed the towel on the rack in the first place.
..."floating backwards" --CREEEPY! Not sure why, but that aspect of these accounts always gets me.
Date: 2008-08-04
Personally, I'm not sure how one falls back asleep after hearing a disembodied voice threaten them for a solid five minutes.

As for faces in the blanket, I think you see what you want to see.
Date: 2008-07-16
Fraw buddy, did Abigail live in the same trailer, or on that land?
Thanks, d
Date: 2008-07-09
"Just what were you, your girlfriend, and your other friend doing, besides shooting baskets (and having "a fairly enjoyable time"), while you were "hanging out" in the gym for two hours after school? For that matter, what kind of school was this which would allow three unsupervised kids to "hang out" in the gym for two hours after school in the first place?

Sounds to me as if you were freaking out on a "bad trip" after you left the gym..."

Are you kidding me, JerseyGirl? After reading that story, that's all you have to say? Insinuate that they were doing drugs? Why couldn't they have just been shooting baskets, a fairly enjoyable pasttime.

Please don't infuse an inert sitaution with your own prejudices.
Date: 2008-07-02
...so you're only 16, but when a friend flew in to see you, instead of having him stay with you, he has to stay at a hotel? And Ryan's parents let him fly in to see you while your dad was out of town, knowing their son would have to stay unsupervised at a hotel instead of with friends? And your dad just let you go over and stay the night in a boy's hotel room? And how did the hotel let you two stay there if you were underage?

And most notably, how did you "try to pass out a couple more times?" You have obviously never "passed out" in your life because it's not something you can try to do.

Due to all these questions, I do not believe this story at all.
...so wait, I'm confused. In one paragraph you said you folded up the board and when it was "found" again, it didn't have any signs of creases. In a following paragraph, you say the board was ripped into pieces. When was it shredded?

Date: 2008-07-02
Forgot to "delete out" what words? I couldn't make out one word, let alone a phrase.
Sapper, can you please post those pictures? I would also like to be stricken speechless. Thanks!
...this scared me last night while I was home alone, even! Thanks so much for posting!
Any chance you live near the New Madrid seismic zone, perchance? Could explain a shaking house.

...but not a flying flower pot...

Date: 2008-06-30
...ok, I've heard it and cannot distinguish at all what's being said other than "John-son...hello?" and then some other noise I cannot make out. It may be just a bad transfer from the recorder to this site. So I give up, what does it say? I'll wait for others to listen before EVPR tells us.

Thanks for posting!
Date: 2008-06-30
First of all, before I even listen to this, thanks so much, EVPR, for not telling us what it says first. I always try to listen to your recordings before I read what they supposedly say. I love these things and can't wait to hear it! In a minute...
Date: 2008-06-30
Wow! Security guards have the craziest encounters at night on their shifts. Very cool story and I look forward very much to part II. Thanks.
Date: 2008-06-30
"Crosses are sometimes effective in thwarting extra-earthly powers because of the belief of the person wielding it, they act as a focus for that belief and the wielder draws confidence from the cross..."

Well said, Duke!
Date: 2008-06-27
Mound-building native Americans are very rare in Virginia and almost unheard of in California. In which county did you "discover" these mounds, please?

Thank you.
Date: 2008-06-27
This raises red flags to me, but, to refrain from brutality, I'm going to limn just one here:

The description of "black hair" and "blue eyes" is not enough to make someone just jump to the very, very convenient conclusion that the apparition was a deceased family member by the name of Nicholas. I'm sorry, but nobody's just going to make that perfect of a connection based on such vague details as the most common hair color on Earth paired with blue eyes.

Perhaps the story is just written with too little detail to accurately reflect this experience, but I personally do not believe it. Thanks.
Date: 2008-06-27
...Gothgirl, you are correct. A lot of this board is full of, as you say, "BS..." I cannot give you a percentage, but suffice to say, your chances of finding a REAL ghost encounter story on here are fewer than finding a fabrication. Some of these stories are based in truth, but highly embellished. Others are (VERY) obviously fakes and then, of course, there are the ones that have a striking ring of truth to them. There's just very little you can do to weed them out. You have to be discerning in what you read and believe. Personally, I think less than 1/4 of what is posted have any grain of truth to them, but that's just a rough estimate.

HOWEVER, this does not mean this site is worthless. On the contrary, there are some very credible posters and stories here. Really, it's up to you to sift through and use your own judgement as to who's telling the truth and who needs to get outside more... 😉