November to December
2008 Ghost Stories
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Jefferson Davis (25 April 2003)
3 November 2008
I know a haunted town were a lot happens here in Oregon itís called Mill city it is an logging town and there are some ghost I have scene and freaky dreams have happened and I donít want to tell you my real name so if someone I know reads it they wonít think Iím crazy I have seen ghost relieving themselves to me my uncle says itís a gift I donít think so I get scared to death sometimes but if you want some times I seen them email me back
12 November 2008
FROM: Darrell H.
Wolf Creek Inn
I was the innkeeper at the Wolf Creek Inn from
1998 to 2001. My wife and I had some interesting encounters which I
would like to share if you are interested.
18 November 2008
FROM: Ellen Allmendinger
My name is Ellen
Allmendinger and I am the Founder and President of The P.A.S.T. is Present
paranormal investigation team. The P.A.S.T.
is present is a new paranormal investigation team based out of central and
We now have
our website up and going and would love to add your site to our link section, as
well as possibly adding our link to your site. Although our website is
under some construction, we do have information in each section of the site that
explains our group. Please feel free to go to our site for our link
banner, as well as join our forum which you can access thru the website. www.thepastispresent.org
is the location of our site.
love to hear from your group as well. You may contact me thru the website,
forum or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
23 November 2008
FROM: Tristan P
Thanks for emailing me, sorry it took over a week to respond. I've been doing a few events, as well as had some family problems. However I am trying to get back to requests for information such as yours.
At Camp Adair, it was not the hospital that was supposed to be haunted, it was the clinic where the German POWs were treated. It was some distance from the hospital. As far as getting in to see the building, that is a bit tricky. It is located within the National Guard complex of Camp Adair, so your best bet is to contact them, not going to the commander, but trying to find the facilities manager, and asking questions about walking around the old World War II barracks area to take pictures. I suggest you ease into the question of "haunted" until late in your conversation.
Check with the Benton County museum at: http://www.bentoncountymuseum.org/ There is also a Camp Adair Museum exhibit ( http://www.armuseum.com/exhibitcampadair.html ) that you might want to visit, to see if they still have displays showing what the post looked like, and perhaps a historic map or two. After the war they tore down most of the buildings, or sold them off. The Museum folks might give you some insight into where the POW buildings were. Follow this link, http://timberwolf104.tripod.com/adair.html There is a photo of a map showing the basic outline of the post.
As far as the Vancouver Barracks Hospital, I am afraid that there is no access to the old hospital now, or in the near future. The building is in bad shape, and the managers are not interested in allowing paranormal groups inside to investigate. That includes myself, unfortunately.
As far as the house you used to live in, I agree that it is difficult gaining access to residences, even if you were a former resident. As you suggested, either a letter or a knock at the door are the only two options. And depending on the whim of the owner, they may not even open a letter addressed to: Occupant or answer a door. I cannot add any other suggestion. It does seem like you have done your historic homework in documenting the events leading to the haunting.
I will be doing more public events in the coming year. I hope to have a chance to meet and speak with you in person, if you can attend. Until then, I hope that I have helped you a bit in your Camp Adair question.
Thank you for getting back to me. I appreciate your
help, and it is good to know where on Camp Adair to go, rather than
investigating the wrong sight. I apologize for taking a while to thank
you, my computer has broken down, and I am using my work computer until mine is
fixed. The information you gave is useful.
24 November 2008
FROM: Stephanie and Rachel:
SUBJECT: New Link to Puget Sound Ghost Hunters
Please visit their link at: http://www.psghosthunters.com/. Especially if you need something "taken care of!"
29 November 2008
FROM: Steve F
Officers Row Post Hospital
I read your section on your paranormal investigation on the Fort Vancouver/Officer's Row Post Hospital. Very cool! I used to work graveyard security at the Fort and have had some paranormal experiences there myself. It has been several years since I've been back inside of the hospital. Been outside many times, gazing inside wanted badly to go back in. I was wondering what avenue you used to be able to go in there at night? Who did you talk to to get permission and what did you tell them? Where they receptive to you doing a paranormal investigation? Did they charge you any fees or have you sign any waivers? I badly want to get in there! If you can point me in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks
Thanks for your
email and comments about the old hospital. I am afraid that the hospital
is closed to visitors and curiosity seekers, for the forseeable future.
The folks who are managing it are sensitive to stories of my and other people's
experiences, and (rightly) concerned about attracting elements who might damage
the building or its place in our local heritage. I hope that they change
their minds soon, but that may take some more time and work.
I hope that you
might have the time to email me with some of your experiences there, and I will
post them on my website. I hope that more people will come forward with
their own accounts.
Thanks for the quick response. I went back to Officer's Row the other day and met up with some of my old contacts there. Apparently they are under a new management company which means there is a possibility for a new discussion regarding the Hospital. Coincidently, I mentioned your book to a good friend of mine Matt H., he said you have done some work with his mother. Small World! I intend on contacting the new management company for Officer's Row and I will be sure and let you know what they say. Matt H. and I and a few others will be putting together a myspace page with "blogs" of our events at the hospital (when we worked security there) and current and future investigations we are working on. When it is ready, I'll send you a link so that you may read our stories and if you wish, use the material on your site. Anyway, thank you again for contacting me. I just began reading one of your books yesterday, and I am definitely a new fan of your work! Thank You and take care.
5 December 2008
I live and work in Port Angeles Washington.
I am a waitress at Michael's Seafood
and Steakhouse. Our restaurant is located underground in the part of
the city that was rebuild over after the floods 70ish years ago. Most of
our restaurant has no windows because of this, which makes it kind of
interesting anyways. However the part that makes it quite scary for me (
when I am here by myself at night) is the fact that our resonant is haunted.
I think you really should add our restaurant to your list of haunted places.
Most of the staff has had some type of encounter with the ghosts, spirits, what
ever you want to call them. I have had guests ask to be moved to different
tables because they felt like someone was sitting next to them, Vie had psychics
tell me things like, "oh wow, there are ghosts in here, did you know
that?". Anyways, it can be quite weird, but its also really neat!
16 December 2008
Last night some REALLY weird stuff was going on.
Around 12:30/1AM I started smelling this smokey smell. I went down and made sure
all the heaters were off and checked the kids room - no smell there just in the
bedroom. When I got back in bed my side of the bed was FREEZING cold, yet the
room was about 71degrees. I covered up and closed my eyes and it felt like
something was touching my feet and legs with an icy feeling to them. Then I felt
it on my face. @_@ Then it went away. LATER in the night I felt that feeling
again touching my face!!!
I have this really bad/weird feeling that something
bad happened at my house, and I have since we moved in. There are times when my
daughter wakes up screaming and shaking for no reason.
Sorry it has taken so long
to respond to your email. Because of the weather, my Internet has been
interrupted as phone/power lines have gone down. I do not know what to
suggest in your case. This event happened after moving into a new house?
Have you asked the real estate agent for any history of the house? Or the
What does your husband say
about the strange doings. It may well be he will say you're crazy, or it
could be that he has experienced stuff, but has not mentioned it because he does
not want to be called "crazy" either.
Oddly, not acknowledging
some events like this can make it worse, because the anxiety and fear you
experience, waiting for it to happen again can energize it. Sometimes
simply saying to your cold toucher, "Yeah, I know it's you again. Now
please go away." And in a lot of cases, the events will cease.
Some spirits just want to be noticed.
If you are a Catholic,
asking a priest to come and do a blessing would probably not hurt either.
We live in military housing and other neighbors
have said that the house was un-occupied for a while - which is odd to me bc
most military housing once someone moves out they move someone else in within a
week. I told my husband my experience but he said he hasn't
noticed anything, and hes a heavy sleeper
Are you at Fort Lewis?
I cannot remember the name of the complex, but there is an older one just to the
right, as you enter North Fort. I traded several emails with one woman who
said that they had problems with bath water turning cold, and their pets had odd
reactions too. The husband did not notice anything, but the neighbors did.
They just learned to
ignore it, after telling it to knock it off.
Actually we live on BANGOR Subbase in Silverdale
I do know in my master bathroom when your showering
and have the door closed the whole room will be steamy/foggy bc of the heat yet
one wall is really cold.
20 December 2008
A response to your website
Hello Mr. Davis,
Your site is
fascinating and a makes a good advertisement for your books. I don't know what
or if ghosts are, either and would also like to learn more. One characteristic
about "haunted" sites that seems curious is that they are almost
always public places. Do you have some thoughts about why that is? I have heard
something that I can't explain, and felt things that may be related to that. But
I'm otherwise a boring and skeptical person. A violent death occurred in the
location that I experienced this in. I wonder if there is a way to find where
other violent deaths in our area (Portland/Vancouver) have occurred. Are the
locations of murders and suicides public record?
29 December 2008
I swear none of this
has been made up or exaggerated we dont care about getting a story in a book we
just want to know what it was we saw
so here's what happened
So we were
bored one night and decided to go to a cave in the butte near vale. We got to
the cave and were messing around and tried to light a fire with a sage bush but
it wasn't working so we decided to leave after a few minutes, well when we were
leaving my one bud (#1) went first and was at the bottom and my other
bud(#2) and I were at the entrance walking out when we heard something when I stopped to look behind us he shoves me down the hill and takes off and
bud#1 looks up yells and runs towards the truck I'm down in the snow stumbling
around and I looked up at the hill and didn't really see anything, except looking
at the hill I saw what looked like a waist high patch of grass by the
entrance. So I take off towards the truck and we pull out of the ditch road onto
the road and go parallel to the road we were just on and were looking out
towards the cave where we thought we saw it and we heard something so we
shut the truck off for a minute and rolled the windows down listening and we
heard something like footsteps so we were totally freaked out and
"tried" to start the car up BUT... we had left it in reverse, (I
swear that was like a horror movie right there), but he kicks it in gear and
we take off now we thought we saw it behind us but it might have been us seeing things.,.. now when we got back to the house and were talking about it and
I realized that there was no bushes or grass on the way up to the cave it was all
covered in snow... so the next day we decided to go back to the spot to see if
we could find it again .The first time that night we drove down the road a
little ways but got freaked out and left. We really didn't see anything,...
now later that night we went back determined to find it, got all weaponed up had
some knives and a Billy club and went back. now we drove back further and didn't
see anything around the cave so we decided to check out another group of rocks
jutting out of the hill further on down the road. when we got there we saw some
crazy looking tracks (which we took a picture of) that we decided to investigate
bud#2 got out and followed them up the hill short ways when we
hear some noise and saw it moving along the cliff we jumped in the truck and
hauled ass the whole time I was in the back and could see it behind us gaining on
us as we drove down the snowed over ditch road, trying not to go off the road
until, we hit a spot where the road ended and we had to flip a u'ie when we
turned around and it went off the road into the ditch and we took off,... now
this leaves a lot of room for speculation were we just freaked out and were
seeing things? was it just a night time phantasm brought on by the darkness and
we were just seeing shadows? now his could very well be but what we saw on the
third day affirmed our beliefs that this was no unreal spook. the third time we
were out to kill we wanted to capture this thing we all knew was real we drove
up prepared to fight ,we got there prepared for the worst. We drove up and got
to where we had seen those weird footprints now buddy#2 was all ready to go to
war on this things face so he jumps out and runs up the hill to a little crest
where he stood there calling it out so me and bud#1 run up to back him up and
sure as shit we saw it on the hill by the rocks staring at us as plain as day (there
was a foot of snow on the ground and the moon was out so we could see pretty
clearly) it just sat there for a short period of time when we heard and thought
we saw what looked like a second one off to the left closer to the
road these things appeared to be smart it was almost like they had set a
trap and were trying to "flank" us, realizing this and how badly we
were actually positioned with the truck and the hill not having a good fighting
advantage (yes we were kinda hoping to fight something ) got back in and
drove up the road a little more to a spot where it was a little more flat and we
didn't have a ditch on one side and a hill on the other. Now surprisingly enough they (if there was more than one) did follow us up the road to the
spot that we choose. now here is where it gets a little more creepy bud #2 (the
antagonist) runs towards what he thought was one of the creatures and starts
yelling and running towards the one on the road,.. now the one he was charging
retreated but the one on the hill bolted towards him from behind, he was to far
from us to really do anything about it so bud#1 gets in and starts driving
towards him and I jump in the bed. we get to him in time and he jumps in with us
and we drive back past the first cave to the spot where the main road meets the
ditch about 30 ft away form the outcropping of rocks now we stop and all jump
out bud#2 gets pissed off and runs back yelling at it now this is where all of
our speculations came to a halt the point when we realized this wasn't just
any old mind trick,.... the lights were behind us and he freezes in
place we could see it just beyond him the figure of what looked like a waist
high creature. this creature was covered in short fur had the face of
what looked like a deer or a goat it had small horns and large ears it was
standing on two legs its eyes were set fairly close together and reflected the
light of the truck .Bud#2 runs like hell and the creature went running after him
it was so close that when we got back to the house he had claw marks on
his leg, although it only pursued him to a point... as soon as he got within
such a distance from us, who were running towards them to help our friend, it
again ran back into the brush what this thing was I'm not sure . but I want to
know it was the most freakish looking creature I've ever seen we
don't understand what it was trying to do or why it didn't just come out and attack
us or leave us alone the way it acted didn't make any sense either but there is
no doubt in y mind it was there. we were trying to look it up when I came
across your website and seen a few articles that caught my interest and we seen
the icon to write you guys and decided to tell you our story. even thinking bout
what happened tonight (we just got back from the butte) gives me the chills. I
don't know what to call it it was somewhat demonic looking somewhat earthly but
very creepy. in my mind I m honestly afraid that maybe somehow it followed
us and is waiting for a chance to finish us off (or whatever it was trying to
do) I know this probably wont happen but that is how freaked we are
well please email me and tell us what you guys might think we saw or any way we
could find out id appreciate it thanks for taking the time to read
what we experienced
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