2012 Ghost Stories
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Jefferson Davis (25 April 2003)
15 January 2012
I am interested in possibly joining your team. This would be my first official participation in such an organization aside from investigating both the Mt. Washington Hotel in NH and The Stanley Hotel in CO with the TAPS/TVís Ghost Hunters team on paranormal weekends. The great thing about TAPS is that they are fantastic at debunking and never assume anything. My family has a long history of experience with the paranormal.
husband is currently considering occupying an office space in downtown
Vancouverís ďThe AcademyĒ which I understand may have a history of
paranormal activity. I have a friend and neighbor who knows how to reach
the current owner of the former residence of Charlie Manson although Iím not
sure going there is a good idea.
have many family members and neighbors who have had their own ďsightingsĒ
and/or paranormal experiences. While Iím not sure where these things
actually originate from, I know such situations do occur. We certainly
have had more than our share of spirit sightings, big foot screams
witnessed along with a northwest viewing by one of my neighbors and his brother
(both skeptics by nature). One of my 2nd cousins in NC has
plans to write a book documenting all of our strange encounters. My own
mother & biological father had an other-worldy craft descend upon them
shortly before my conception in OH. Might sound crazyóbut itís all
true. Iím not sure why my family has had so many experiences but I only
know from personal occurrences that such things do happen. It both
frightens and intrigues me.
you have an opening for someone who is open to learning about equipment and who
can be available most anytime please let me know.
29 January 2012
think your website is great! You have a lot of neat locations listed that I have
not seen elsewhere on your Haunted Map Guide. I do have a bit of information to
add. Fort Worden in Port Townsend, WA has several buildings that are potentially
haunted. I know that what is now a school but used to be a hospital has some
activity there. There are other sites like Building 405, the gun batteries,
house 333 (I think, but might need to double check if thatís right) and
Alexanderís castle are all supposedly haunted.
also have an excel spreadsheet with a list of allegedly haunted locations in
Oregon and Washington. There are some I have that are not on your site. Most are
things Iíve heard rumors about, or things Iíve found in books or online, and
many I have not yet filled in a description for what the claims are. I can send
it to you if youíd like, though.
thanks for the great list!
2 February 2012
recently found your books at the Lake Oswego Library. I can't wait to read
them. I am interested in ghost and I have a few ghost stories to tell.
you in advance.
you for responding to my email. I really appreciate it. I have read
your books and enjoyed reading them!!! I have also checked out the web site for
the upcoming Oregon City Paranormal Conference. My brother, sister and I
love checking out ghost tours. We recently went to the "Bizarre Ghost
Tours" here in Portland. It was really interesting, except for the
rain. We did enjoy the tour however and hope to see more this year.
Hoping to get my book signed this March when I attend the conference.
Looks like a great conference to attend. In any case, thanks again!
24 February 2012
donít believe in ghosts but Iíve heard of two other possibilities in Oregon
Heceta Head Lighthouse and the Baldwin Hotel & Museum in Klamath Falls .
29 February 2012
daughter had this on her camera that she had taken in our living room. There is
no light on her camera and the TV was not on but did have Christmas lights
hanging by windows. Several months ago we had our house blessed and cleansed
because of possible paranormal and a lot of negativity in our home-which was not
normal. Since then it has quieted down and can feel more positive energy in our
home. We were experiencing electrical problems and would hear footsteps. Iíve
attached the lightened photo and the original. I know you may get a lot of these
for your help.
29 March 2012
I ran across your book
while posting about Grover Percival. Hope it gains you some new readers!
Best, Steve W
6 April 2012
also one more ghost in Gold Hill, Oregon that you don't have listed. Its at the
old stagecoach stop. The place has since been bought and is now the Del Rio
Winery located just outside Gold Hill.
in 2005 I was a blog news reporter for Southern Oregon News.com. I was looking
for a story and decided to do one on the Stagecoach Stop in Gold Hill. I stopped
in and had a nice visit with the owners, and that's when they told me of
the ghost. But when the owner of the publication I worked for decided to
retire and enjoy his golden years he closed down the website, and I was never
able to get the story in print.
what I can remember back when it was used as a stage stop there was a man who
was in love with a lady. Something happened to where they weren't able to be
together. He was so angry that he went in back and took out his frustrations on
a pile of wood in need of splitting. As he was doing this something went wrong,
it was either the ax or the splitter, but he was struck in the head and died.
Many have said that he still walks the old building. It may be worth making a
call to them to find out more information.
seems to be many ghosts walking about in Sams Valley. I've been told of an old
man on Dodge Creek Road that watches out for anyone living in his old home. I've
even been told by a few people who have stayed in my home that they've seen a
women walking about and then vanishing. I've lived here for over twenty-one
years and have never seen her. The closest I've come was last week. I have a
very fluffy, twelve-pound, Pomeranian that sleeps on top of my bed at night. I
always have my room lit in case he's on the floor so I won't step on him. On
night as I was trying to go to sleep my dog kept walking over my legs. He never
stepped on me, but I could feel his weight and even the pressure. Tired of this
I sat up to tell him to stop, but found he was not even close to me and had been
sleeping all that time. I told the ghost good night, and went to sleep. The next
time I was sitting at my computer in my home office. My chair was given several
light shoves that caused me to turn around. Being I was home alone there wasn't
anyone alive that would have done this. Once again my dog was of no help for he
was sleeping fast near another desk. Well, if I have a live-in ghost she's not a
bother, nor anyone to be afraid of. lol
it would be interesting to your readers to find out more regarding Gold Hill's Stagecoach
10 April 2012
Tell me about the
history of Moore Mansion in Pasco, Wa, if u can, Iím doing research, Iím a
paranormal investigator, I heard there is a story of a young girl who committed
suicide there in the 1920s any info would be great!
Thanks and have a great day!
My name is April.
I was recently shown a photo
of an amazing picture from Silver Falls in Oregon. The little girl is back.
Check it out. I first saw this picture and searched the web to see if anyone
else had seen anything like this at the falls. That's where I saw the pic on
your site of the girl above the falls.
25 August 2012
I went to the Oregon Caves
several years ago with family and took a picture of my son in law. When it
came out, you can see what I saw. I was fascinated so I looked up the
caves and found out about the man who discovered it. It showed a picture
of him and it strangely resembled the man in my picture. Let me know what
5 September 2012
My boyfriend recently stayed there for work and claimed it was haunted... He sent me a picture pls call or text me so I can discuss it with you
Sorry, no picture to post here.
13 September 2012
Hello JD, my name is Brad
and I have a ghost story that I live with daily. It's a very long story and
started in 2006 when I moved to Priest River Id. It has become so much a part of
me that I accept it as part of my life. I type very slow and I really don't know
if this e--mail will go thru . I will tell you that I have proof of my story and
photos of things that even someone of your expertise has not seen. I'm
almost 60 and not a story teller but have a story that I really think you would
like. If you do get this message and want to know more, please send me a couple
lines and I promise what I have to tell you will make your day. I will also tell
you I'm interested in you because of what I read in your web page.
JD, this is 3 of my recent
photos. The red light at bedtime was taken after 4:00 this morning. I picked
this photo because it shows the light bolt going in front and behind my
beds top rail and my flint lock rifle & behind my hanging glass
structure. I hope this will spark your interest. I do not mess with any photos,
I don't even know how. You are the first person I have ever sent any
pictures to. I respectfully ask you to delete these 3 photos if you are
not interested in my story, only because there my personal property and I do
want to have control over how they are used. Up till now I have only shared my
photos and story to my family and 2 friends. The main reason I just started to
reach out is because more new developments have started with my friends (
friends is what I call my troop of spirits, ghost or whatever they are) and I
find I can no longer keep it to myself . It is just to much to keep in. My
friend has been trying to get me to go on utube with a story that is spread
out over a long period of time and also show 3 or 4 photos every few days with
the story line. I was wondering what u think of that idea in case your not
interested in my story. I haven't met or talked with you yet, but I believe you
would be a good match with me because of your knowledge and honesty in your web
page. If you would rather talk with me,
Hi JD, I forgot to mention
on the photos with the red and yellow light bolts, I use my headlamps red light.
I take several pictures as soon as I turn it on and they come out normal
looking. After several minutes the bolts start to appear. Well tonight when I
turned the redlamp off, I took another pic and there was still a bolt.
Yesterday, my wife
Jan & I drove into Spokane and I took the red light with me and left it on
the whole trip and took many picturees to see if it followed me . Three times
there was a very short red bolt and orbs in many of the pictures.
I hope you will
contact me at least once because I am really confused and perhaps you could give
me your take on all of this. This all seemed to have started when I bought
several historical buildings here in Priest River. I lived in the very old and
very cold apartment upstairs. Ialso bought my first digital camera and started
getting orbs in the photos. A couple minor scary moments happened but that was
that. Seven months later I moved to a home out in the woods about 6 miles from
my buildings downtown. We had been there a few months and things got
hot and heavy, I started getting haunted almost nightly and many of those nights
I was scared to death. My wife of 27 years started thinking I was
losing my mind and I had no way to prove to hear that I really was getting
haunted. It got so bad that I was afraid to go to bed at night. We ended up
moving back to Spokane in less then 2 years and I only had a few episodes
after that. Then my Dad passed and I moved to Barstow Ca. to help my mother
out and I had all but forgot about the haunts. We then moved back to Priest
River to retire and less then 2 months went by and the haunts started up again.
But the was no fear because I had Gotten so used to them from the years before.
The really big difference was this time they not only let me get some very
awesome photos on the third night, they started giving me hundreds of photos
covering a wide range of different haunts. Now after about a year and a half we
are old friends. They still try to put the hairs up on my neck but mostly they
just want their pictures taken.
I am very fortunate
to experience all of this, but I also have learned and know things that science
would love to know about. Everything I have told you and much more that I have
not yet can be proven with all the equipment that is available today.
In closing I
would just like to say, this isn't a place that might be haunted, this is a
place that has the anomalies happening every single day. Sincerely, Brad
22 September 2012
I was on your web site
reading Nov to Dec 2004 stories. Came across the story about a visitor from
Arkansas asking about a picture they took of the falls. When I scrolled down and
see the pic I was startled. I have a similar pic of a little girl in the Silver
Falls State Park camp grounds. Could you please help me with it. This
picture was taken by some friends of my kids. Taken July 2012. The person taking
the picture says she didn't do anything to touch it up or add to it.
Very curious to hear your
23 October 2012
"This is my iPhone.
There are many like it, but this one is mine"
27 October 2012
As for the train tracks it would be awesome to find out other stories that happened there. I know 3 of my firneds and I saw something one night on the old train that use to just sit on the tracks in old town Battle Ground. And then another friend told me about seeing what he thought was a ghost. That even came up to him asked him a question when vanished. Plus he had heard simular stories.
I also can tell you I lived in a " haunted" house when I first moved out on my own that wasn't top far from those tracks. my roommates and myself went threw some crazy stuff that helped us to all move out. Including a sterio coming on full blast in the middle of a song from on of the cd's in it, almost always the same song in the same spot. It was creepy. Later someone told me her grandparents had owned that house years prior to us living there and susposedly a murder had taken place there but I never looked into it.
Anyway, Thanks for finding the booklet. I look forward to reading the stories to my nephews and maybe take them on a tour of all the places in it. If you ever want any ideas of "hauntings" around here just write me the things I could tell you..
On another note, I have been writing a story myself. A "romntic novel" and was wondering if I could get some tips from you on it? I have been stuck for a few months in a spot its hard to get out of. Espically when I lived the novel. It is just hard to get all the words onto paper.. Does that make sense?
Okay, I must say this.. I am
supposed to be doing school work for my last week n fall quarter. However, I sat
in my car and read the entire booklet. I could NOT put it down, It was a
history lesson and a tiny creep out session all at the same time. But yes my
mom's story was way creepy compared to the others. BUT I bet if I told you
the story of my first house on my own it would be a bit more creepy then that
one. PLUS the weird rail road tracks experiences, the feelings not just myself
but others got on the tracks and about the field behind them which is now a new
development. As well as other weird crap. lol
I also noted that you
were going to write a second book, did you? Might be good for another history
31 October 2012
Thought you might enjoy
1 November 2012
I met you on Friday night
at the ghost walk. My husband and I were the former guides at Oregon Caves
National Monument. We talked a bit about the ghosts there. I've been polling my
friends on Facebook about any unusual experiences they had while working there.
I thought I would share our general consensus with you.
Jilted Bride Story
We had all heard the story.
Young couple got married and the wife found her husband kissing/screwing a maid
on their wedding night. I remember specifically asking about this when i was
there (as did my roommate) and we determined that this was crap. No one had any
experiences with this so called ghost in the guest area. I specifically tried to
ask around and there was no evidence (newspapers, etc) that this ever happened.
I doubt that it did. In general, it was determined that there were no known
ghosts "above stairs" (this is where the guests slept).
So according to a couple
folks, our head of maintenance, Bruce, had been there for years and saw ghosts
"all the time." Usually they were turning corners, heading into broom
closets, etc. He would investigate and they weren't there. Bruce no longer works
there. He also refused to go into the cave. Not sure why. Although, with the way
the corporation was structured, his job did not necessitate him going into the
cave. I do know that he didn't like it. At the time, we decided he was severely
claustrophobic. But maybe there was more to that story? I don't know. i think he
was far more sensitive than most people and saw a lot more. He did not live on
Once discussing with my
friends, we determined that there was definitely a ghost in the kitchen area.
The kitchen for the restaurants, the kitchen for the staff dining room, the
staff dining room, the apartment for the head chef, and the wine area was kept
all on the same floor. I recall things being relocated (specifically serving
utensils in the staff dining hall). At the end of the summer, there was a
tradition that there was a gigantic party and we consumed a lot of left over
wine. I recall at that party (as do a few of my friends) that Pablo (our head
chef) had several experiences in his apartment. His apartment was directly
adjacent to the staff dining hall. Unfortunately, when Pablo was regaling us
with his tales of his haunted apartment, I was learning to appreciate fine
(free) wine and I don't recall much of it. Sorry! I was 19...what can I say?
There was the story of the shooting in
the Cave. Just so we are both on the same page with the facts...a group of four
went caving. Two men, and a man and wife. In those days, the best way to deal
with finding your way out of the cave was to tie a string a to a tree outside
and string it along with you on the inside. In the room with mondmilch
formations, the party was climbing down either rope or a rickety ladder. I think
it was a ladder. Anyway, one man slipped and somehow his gun accidentally
discharged. It shot the man behind him (i want to say it was in the eye). The
two remaining men fled the cave, taking the light sources with them. The woman
held her husband in the cave with no light until he died. At which point, she
was able to find her way out with the string. She hiked out in the darkness and
was supposedly chased by a bear. The bear caused her to lose track of where she
was and she missed caves creek campground that was partially populated. They
found her a few days later wandering in the valley, still covered in her late
husband's blood. I've never heard that this tragic incident caused a haunting.
It was never discussed ever. I know this story occurred, it has been
substantiated by NPS and was a standard, approved, tour story. I believe they
have newspaper clippings in the library.
My friends and I were discussing that we
did actually hear voices. At least three of us had this issue. It sounded like a
LOT of voices. We would get confused and think that tours were in front of us or
behind us and that we were off schedule. Although, were were in a cave where
sound could bounce off rocks and we had a tour of 16 people. So, I would take
this with a grain of salt. I do need to tell you that I am partially deaf. So,
for me to hear something, voices had to be REALLY loud. I remember one point,
hearing a man's voice and knowing it was another guide named DJ. However, that
guide was out of the cave by the time i heard him. I always had a weird feeling
in what was called the Ghost Room. (The name had nothing to do with spirits, but
rather karst ghosts which is a type of cave formation). I always felt like
people were watching. I loved being in the cave and did my share of going off
trail. BUT, the Ghost Room was not somewhere that I wanted to be. We generally
stayed away from the Ghost Room when we were playing around at night. I'm
wondering now if others had weird feelings about it as well.
So, the hotel is referred
to as the Chateau and the staff dormitory is referred to as the Chalet. We lived
in the chalet and that was where the guide offices and ticket sales were
located. During the summer of 2000, i had my ONLY ghostly experience. I had the
last tour of the night, the 7pm tour. By the time I was done, it was 8:30pm. I
walked my tour group down the mountain and sort of walked with them, talking.
Frankly, I was angling for tips. Once they were all headed over to their cars, i
ran to the bathroom. It was the duty of the last guide (me) to lock up the
public restrooms for the night. I hit the ladies room and was in a stall. I
heard someone say "Hello?" It would have been on my bad hearing side,
so the sound was pretty loud. I knew that it was an older woman. Slightly shakey
voice etc. I replied "Hey i'm in here" and then the visitor shut off
the lights. I immediately ran outside to see who was pranking me. No one was in
the breezeway waiting to laugh at me. It was totally empty. The only person who
could have had that old woman's voice was the head housekeeper, Pat. She had
worked there and lived there on and off for ages. So, I went to her room in the
staff area and she was sewing at her sewing machine. She was wearing her jammies
and slippers, there was no way it was her. So, i just kinda shrugged and
finished closing up for the night. On a side note, whoever shut the lights out
had physically turned off the switch. I remember flipping it on as i ran out.
Well, that's it for now. I
was there during the big Sasquatch sighting in 2000. If you want to hear more
about that, or if you want some more resources to talk to about the haunting, I
can do some research for you.
Good luck! It was nice
meeting you. I must admit, I have not started reading your new book yet. But,
that will probably be this weekend. Good luck and thank you for your expertise
on the ghost tour.
10 December 2012
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