January to February
2009 Ghost Stories
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Jefferson Davis (25 April 2003)
4 January 2009
Selina and James
There are two haunted lighthouses in Newport Oregon, and another one just up the coast. Yaquina Bay Lighthouse. Is the tallest, I don't remember the name of the other one, and further up the coast is Heceda Head
I was disappointed to see you did not take a
picture of the grange hall. The picture used is several miles away from the
location with grange hall. This is a shot of the Cape Horn overlook into the
Columbia River Gorge.
I am not sure which book or article you saw, regarding the Grange Hall. If it was in my self-published books, I am guilty. There was just so much room for photos, and I had to go with the view rather than the building. Sorry
DATE: 16 February 2009
SUBJECT: Hey, I got a story for you
But before I tell you I have read one of your books I would love to help Iíve always been fascinated with ghost ever since I seen one.
It was at the Fairview Cemetery
June, 12 Ď08 because at the time I didnít believe in ghosts and Iíve been up there and it looked so much at peace me and one other friend would ride our bikes up there and stay the night out there and use a Ouija board with the other two with us to make sure we didnít just say we camped up there.
So I was texting a couple of friends then we were told
by them to use an Ouija board over the grave of something mason to see if it was
Charley Mason dad it was a joke so as we were going, the winds started to pick
up so then we went back to bed and heard footsteps all around us when
we went to take a piss. [also
there were no tents] And then I thought I was one of the guys making noises to
p--- me off, so I looked there was nothing.
Then we heard something scream and we were not leaving I couldnít so I
stayed up all night by the building by the lookout point with my back to it
looking out. But then I felt like
s--- staying up all night. I was
closely observing some gravestones when we heard a loud thump.
The other two were so scared they left and gave us the 20, but then after
a hour we left on our bikes. And
when we made it into town I looked at the old railroad bridge and there was an
old logger. It looked to be with his
family standing there but as I passed the bridge there was no one
DATE: 18 February 2009
FROM: Tan H.
SUBJECT: Carson Hot Springs Resort, Carson, WA
Hi my name is Tani H, and I live in Stevenson, WA. I was searching info about Carson hot springs, because every Sunday nite I meet with others at the bottom floor of the hotel. There have been two separate times after someone has said a joke about the place being haunted, a light would flash on then off. We checked, the bulb wasnít loose or on. This last Sunday above our table is a ceiling fan with a light it was off and another joke was said about a ghost, and the fan light fluttered on bluish white. I donít know, old building wires, etc. It just was perfect timing, besides the hair on the back of my neck standing up every time I have walked in the building. It would be awesome if TAPS or someone could come out and check out this old hotel. I bet they would be surprised from what was found! Thanks for the info Tan H.
DATE: 18 February 2009
SUBJECT: Link Exchange
name is Karlo and I belong to a paranormal research group here in Ohio called
O.R.B.S Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits.
I was e-mailing you because I was wondering if you would like to do a
link exchange with our site www.bandedspirits.com
if so please let me know, when you e-mail me back can you please let me the web
site. Thanks and HAPPY HAUNTINGS..
DATE: 18 February 2009
SUBJECT: The Lurker (Base Exchange building, Sea Plane Base, Whidbey Island
Hello, my name is Kelly and I've been working at the very building you wrote about for nearly two years now. I was really excited to read about the stories you were told. There is still some definite activity around in there and it was interesting to hear that someone really did die in the building. I was almost sure of it, but had never been given any confirmation. No one really seems to know anything about him. Just that he's here and he means no harm. It's also very common knowledge that the warehouse and upper levels are his territory.
I've had several experiences myself and talked with many of my co-workers about it. No one seems to be able to tell me much about him really. All I know is that everyone refers to him as, Fritz. I'm not sure how or when this name came about. No one seems to know. I've been looking to find out more information on the building's history. I've seen him upstairs in the hall several times. It's the one that has a sliding door that connects to the catwalk you mentioned. It was only for a moment and then he was just gone.
Once there was a woman, but only the once which was strange since I had only ever heard that there was just the one ghost. Several times while I was up there, I've heard noises like stuff was being moved around, but I was alone. Another time it sounded like the click of a ping pong ball being knocked back and forth. Again, I was alone and there was nothing of the sort around. He tends to move small objects and likes to knock things off of the tables and shelves.
Perhaps just to get some attention? I'm not sure since I don't have time to try and communicate with him because I have a job to do. Many of the girls that work the check out in the front don't like going into the warehouse, because they say they feel like they are being watched and it scares them. I work back in there a lot and I'm fully aware that he watches me, but I just don't care that he does. So long as I don't feel threatened, I don't really mind him around.
One of the other girls that works in clothing with me said one time she was walking up the stairs from the warehouse and felt the pressure of a hand gripping her upper arm as if helping her up the stairs. There was only one large occurrence that I finally wasn't alone for. It was at least six months ago, when the power went out due to a wind storm. We were all (we being the softlines crew) sent to the warehouse to hang up clothes while we waited. Everyone was talking and I heard a man's voice that sounded like it was on the intercom.
I finally realized this didn't add up and got everyone to be silent and we all heard it. It was most definitely sounding like it was on the intercom and no one said a word. It was soft though and we couldn't make out what was said. So...I took my flashlight and found the store manager up in the very front (complete opposite) area of the store and asked her, "Did you just hear that? What was being announced?" I told her we all heard it in the back and couldn't make it out.
She looked and me and replied, "You heard that too?!
I couldn't understand what was being said either." Then she went on
to tell me that no one made any announcement and that it was impossible since we
can't use the PA without power. We concluded it must have been the ghost.
There was no other explanation.
you for sharing your story, and updating me and everyone about the Lurker there
on Whidbey Island. I had not heard that he was named Fritz. One of
the odd things about some haunts is that somehow people somehow pick up the name
of their ghost, even though no one knows how. Perhaps that is true in this
case. It may take a while to find out. I do not know if anyone has
yet dug out the complete info on Fritz and how he died. I hope that other
readers will have something to add. Especially about the woman ghost.
Perhaps she dates to the more recent past? Have you heard of anyone dying,
or perhaps having some kind of serious event in the building, after it had been
turned into a BX? It is also very VERY interesting that there were
multiple witnesses to the PA voice. At least you know you are not crazy,
or that everyone else is as crazy as you are.
I've come to accept it, but there are still times I'm
caught off guard. It was nice that others heard the voice on the PA.
Several were skeptical until I got confirmation that it wasn't physically
possible. That could very well be that someone just picked up the name
like an epiphany or something. About the woman, I only saw her once but I
remember her wearing a full length colorful skirt and she had long dark hair.
It happened too fast to get much for detail though.
DATE: 20 February 2009
FROM: Tammy Jo
SUBJECT: I see jittery people
( i see jittery people.....)
other experts insist there is no causal link between caffeine and
hallucinations, Jones told the BBC, "This is the first step toward looking
at the wider factors associated with hallucinations." But even he admitted
it might not be the caffeine causing the hallucinations, but rather stress.
people may simply drink more caffeine. Even if caffeine were responsible for
hallucinations in some way, the part it plays would be small compared to other
factors in life.
up: The Durham University team will examine whether other parts of people's
diet, such as sugar and fat consumption, could be causing hallucinations. The
study findings were published in the journal Personality and Individual
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