Profile for winx717

(2 stories) (31 posts) (karma: 18 points)

United States
Hello! I am 25 and have always had an interest in ghosts. I live in and grew up in a town that is said to be "One of the Most Haunted Small Towns in America..." I love it here, and I love to learn about our ghosts here, and the history that goes along with the city.
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Ghost Stories from winx717

An Odd Photograph on 2011-02-21

What sparked my submission of this story and mainly photo is an episode of "My Ghost Story" that my friend had viewed on the Biography channel this past weekend. It was about a woman that had been harrassed by what was thought to be an incubus. However what was most important about this particular e...

Daddy's House on 2010-08-03

As a child, I was always looking for adventure. I can remember being in 2nd grade and sitting around telling ghost stories with all of my friends. We lived to talk of things unknown. Many of us still do to this day. I am 24 now and have had very few experiences in my life, concerning the paranor...

Last 20 posts from winx717
Date: 2013-07-08
The comments make my head hurt. I'm American, not offended. On to the productive, if I were you, I would do what many have suggested and try to do some research on the area. Like one poster suggested, the local library can be the best place to start. I hope that you don't encounter anything at the park again. Just remember that it is okay to be confused or unsure of what you may have seen. Knowledge is power! I enjoyed your story, but give your pup extra love for the warning sirens!:) Take care...
Date: 2012-09-14
There is something about the oncoming of Autumn that brings me back to the crazy paranormal scene! I was rooting around on the site for the first time in a long time and just wanted to say thank you for everyone's comments, both positive and negative. She never did ask the realtor about the picture. She still owns the home and rents it.

I definitely agree that the photo is altered. I am going with matsaw's theory that the realtor may have scribbled on it, possibly even in a computer program. I don't know.

I just wanted to stop in and say thanks. Have a happy 2012!
Date: 2011-11-03
That's well and good. I am not saying that it is paranormal. What I am saying is that I did not alter this picture in any way. That is why I came here for answers. I got them. But I won't make that mistake again.
Date: 2011-10-26
At the risk of sounding rude, I do not take kindly to the last couple posters that suggested I messed with this picture myself. If you had taken the time to read the previous comments, maybe even the story itself, you would have seen that 1) I came at this from an "on the fence" viewpoint and 2) I chaulked it up to a non-parnormal fluke nearly 8 months ago.

Just wanted to make that clear. Again, thank you to those who had helpful input.
Date: 2011-08-18
I don't really have anything to contribute other than this story was so well-written. I haven't read your other stories, but I will be after I finish typing this comment! Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I felt like I was right there with you!

Great story, old man!;)
All I can think about when I hear about these "entities," with the long coat and top hat, is that demon from Discovery Channel's "A Haunting in Connecticut". I know it was just a show, but perhaps the family's description of the demon played a role in how they portrayed it?

Anyhow, I am not saying that I believe these entities are in fact demons, but as DeviousAngel said, "There are actually volumes of stories on this site involving a man in a cloak and a top hat". I just wonder if there is some connection. That's all!

Thank you for sharing your story Alphabet11 - it has me thinking! 😊
Date: 2011-07-13
Great account of your investigation! I have studied your pics for some time now, and I don't mean to offend, but I feel like the first two are matrixing. I agree with DARKNESS though - I don't usually think anything of orbs other than "dust" or "bug" but you may have something here. It is strange for something to stick around the same area.

I look forward to reading more of your experiences. I hope you will all go back and see what else you can find! Thank you for sharing:)
Date: 2011-07-13
I agree with most of the others. I don't feel that it was paranormal. I also just want to say that I live in Alton, IL and it's grand! Good ghost hunting here:)
Date: 2011-07-11
I am very intrigued by all of the comments - looking forward to your "Shadow Man" story. You are a great writer and I thank you for sharing your experience. I hope that all of the amazing people here can help you find peace:)
Great story! This is like few other stories I have read here. It kept me on my seat and it gave me the creeps. You described things so well and I could literally see these entities/creatures in my head - I felt like I was there with you. Thank you so much for sharing... This one made it to my favorites! 😊
I am not sure if someone already suggested this or not. I am at work, so I was only able to browse the comments. I work in commercial real estate. Typically tax records are available on your county website. You should be able to search by address. Usually these will have a "roll" of all the owners and transactions from person-to-person or perhaps company-to-company, in your case.

Though the information is available to the public, not all counties are as thorough as others.

I hope this helps, and again, I am sorry if this was already suggested.
Date: 2011-05-24
Everytime I look at this, the face seems to change. For a bit, it will look like the figure has a distorted, alien-like face to it, and then the next minute it looks almost Virgin Mary-like. Not saying that's what it is. I feel like there is something there. Though the bottom-most part I believe is matrixing, in regard to the length. I definitely see shoulders and a head though. Very awesome find. This is going in my favorites so I can continue to stare at it! LOL

And Taz - yes, I do see the profile of an afro carribean face to the right...
Date: 2011-05-24
I'm having trouble seeing what is thought to be in the dark - not saying it isn't there, but I can't get the photo to get big enough without distorting it.

Not sure but I think I see a hand (smaller orange spot to the left) and a clear face (larger orange between the branches). To me, it seems there is a moustache - almost a Hitler-like look to it. Does anyone else see that?! LOL - Either way, it's crazy. Very scary!
Date: 2011-05-20
"It brought back memories of me being scared at night, having the blankets totally wrapped around me and just a small channel left for me to breathe through! Lol, has anyone ever done that?"

Sadly, I know exactly what you mean. I'm 25 and live alone, and I still do this from time-to-time! Usually when my stairs creak, which they do every night. I'm sure it's just the expansion and contraction of the wood, but it always makes me jump! LOL Thanks for the giggle 😆
Oh - this one made me cry! What an absolutely wonderful story:) It gave me chills and you told it so well. Thank you so much for sharing ❤
Date: 2011-05-19
Wow! Quite the offensive thread! It was like a trainwreck - I just had to keep reading!
Date: 2011-03-21
DravenX: While I don't quite understand all the terminology you've used, as I am not familiar with the field, I gather that you're saying the picture is "fixed" - LOL

I am happy that so many people we able to brush this away quickly - it's upsetting that the realtor would have done this to the pictures. Messed up!

Thanks again!:)
Date: 2011-02-28
hiya_hayz: You're absolutely right - I just might be one of those people!

Who knows what the deal is with the photo? I am just happy there were several suggestions - exactly what I was looking for 😊
Date: 2011-02-23
chingvang559: I can promise you this is not a lie - like I said, there is a possibility that the realtor or whomever handles their photographs could have altered it, but I cannot come up with any kind of reason they would bother.

Moongrim: The pictures were sent to her from the realtor, so I don't know if there were any left out. I doubt it since they didn't bother to skip over this one. After seeing comments on here, I am most definitely leaning toward it being a very strange, coincidental fluke! Thank you for your comment.

And again, everyone, thank you for your input.
Date: 2011-02-23
Hey all!

In no way was any offense taken! My friend and I have been perplexed by this photo for a little over a year now. I just wanted to post and see if you all could throw up some ideas, and you delivered!

There were strange things that happened in that house - which is why we thought it could possibly be paranormal. So, I thank you all so much for the input. I suppose it could have been Photo Shop-ped... I have no clue how to use that program though! I wish there was a way to pick it apart!

Thanks again, all! You are so great! 😁