January to February
2010 Ghost Stories
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Jefferson Davis (25 April 2003)
2 January 2010
I have a couple
ghost photographs taken at my Grandmothers Bar. Long known by her and
others to be haunted so I went in with some friends and we got 2 apparitions in
one night. One was enjoying our light and we got her on Nikon camera
saying "This light moves". (She said it twice). Then the temp
dropped approx 24 degrees and the same camera got a mist. We didn't know
anything at the time we were there but when we got home going over the footage
we seen a lady in a old dress floating 2-3 feet off the floor and no arms or
legs we can see but you can see her dress. NO one was wearing a old dress like
this. Vintage clothes collectors date the dress 1790's to early 1800's
Edwardian era. The mist is actually a man that materialized so well we can
see his shirt and his facial profile. All we had to do is lighten the
photos! Since we got a manís face, some kids and a tall black shadow and
a black shadow of a woman sitting at a table. Multiple sounds of pool balls
breaking and falling and they were totally still while we were there. We
will go back next month and with regular cameras and camcorder just the basics
we hope to get more.
"Ghost Dress" and "Mist". Copyrighted by our group so
the photo has the edges chopped. You can outline the dress and she is
through the pool table. You can see the pool sticks and triangle in the
back corner. Other than this nothing has been done but lightened to see
it. We also have multiple EVP's. Recently we got a woman and man
singing briefly in a different language on camcorder. We are trying to
figure out the language. I have no technology background and don't own photoshop.
Just pure luck.
The video is
Pub lady singing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOJf9ex7O-Q
Moth Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2VIJkEMmOI
13 January 2010
I have a Question for You
Hi, My name is
Brittney, I go to Grants Pass High School and Iím a part of the State of
Jefferson Scavenger Hunt, I have a question that Iím hoping you can help me
with the question is ďName the structure in the Rogue Valley built in the 40's
that allegedly hosts two ghosts of a little boy and a young womanĒ; if you
know the answer or have any information that could help me find this i would
greatly apprecate it. Thank you, Brittney Ramsey
Thanks for emailing me with your question. I am afraid that I do not
have an answer for you. As you know by now, the Rogue River Valley is a large
place, and there are a lot of ghosts to pick, that meet your criteria. Do you
have any other clues that would help?
Another resource would be the shadowlands.net website. They have a
fairly large listing of locales by state and city. You might narrow things down
by checking there. In addition to my books, Lone Pine Press book, Ghost Stories
of Oregon was written using my books as a primary reference, however there are a
few original stories there you might look at.
Sorry I did not have a definite answer, but I hope that I pointed you
to the proper references.
does help very much, thank you. We have began looking at a haunting at southern
Oregon university in Ashland in the Susanne Holmes Dormitory, we believe that
whatever structure it is must have been in the news recently because that
is where the questions are usually generated from. if you have any
information on that location or know of someone who might know that would be
very helpful, thanks for your help on this question, Brittney
Now that you mention it, the little boy at Suzanne Holmes drowned
when he tried using a mattress to float around in the flooded basement. And yes,
one of the female students committed suicide in her room. Are my books at the
27 January 2010
FROM: Sara Smith
My husband and I
believe that our house is haunted I tried looking up history of my home and cant
find anything any advice? Any ways
of finding out if it is a haunting? We both have seen and heard things. I would
go into more detail but Iím in class. Thanks again.
If you live in a house, have you tried finding out about it
through the tax records? The city or county you live in should have a list
of past owners as part of their records. From there, you can then look for
dates when the house changed hands. Sometimes this is an ordinary
sale,other times it is if someone dies. If you take those dates and go
through the local newspapers for a few days before the ownership change dates,
you might find some kind of tragedy associated with the house.
In the large view, if the house were newer, you might be able
to look up the history of the neighborhood to see what was there before the
house. Have you tried checking with the neighbors to see if they remember
any odd happenings?
Uh, there might be some other
research trick I haven't heard of. But this is a starting point.
Good luck, and please let me know how things turn out.
Best of luck,
6 February 2010
FROM: Angie D
Haunted Old Elementary School in Gorst, WA
There is an old
elementary school that currently is a truck driving school in Gorst, Washington.
Many businesses have come and gone through this location. I attended
Bryman College when it was located in this old elementary. (2006) There
is a lower level hallway where the restrooms are located where all the activity
occurred. I attended night classes and always got an uneasy feeling as I
crossed the threshold into this hallway. I had not heard any ghost
stories-yet! It was cold down there, on several occasions I would be alone
in the restroom and other toilets would flush. Multiple times I heard
footsteps behind me & doors opening and closing. Then I learned from
an instructor there and students that the building is haunted by a little boy.
The story was that the boy was playing with a ball at recess that went out into
traffic. He chased the ball and was hit by a car. The school sits on
a busy highway. A couple of students decided to try to record voice EVPs.
I stood in the threshold of the hallway with them as the girls had the recoding
going and they argued over what this boys name was. There was a very loud
POP noise and a bright flash of light in the middle of the hallway. We all
saw it and it was gone just as fast as it happened. We all ran out of
there and back to class. When the recording was played back you could hear
talking. I do not remember exactly what it said, but something along the
lines of "get out".
14 February 2010
Fort Vancouver Ghost Stuff
Hi Mr. Davis,
I don't know if you would remember me, but we met
(and hung out) during the shooting for the Haunted History; Haunted Northwest.
I was the Civil War soldier. Anyway, history channel ran that
episode tonight which I haven't seen in years and I was reminded of a little
something that happened to me at the end of my shoot. I think I had a
little run in with "Nan" from the Westmere real-estate building.
After watching the episode again, I thought I'd try and look you up and
tell you about my run in with Nan if you're interested.
I was also going to show you a picture of a
bigfoot trap that we found in southern Oregon but I lost track of you.
All the best,
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