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Halloween is just weeks away, so it's time to tell a good ghost story, lets here some.
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When I was a kid I worked at an RV park as an attendant. Latest check in was at 8:00 p.m. unless campers made an arrangement ahead of time. One regular couple was from Nor Cal; he was retired military and very proper and reliable.

One day the front desk called to see if I could work until 10:00 p.m. because Col. Baxter and his wife were checking in but they couldn't get there until then. I said sure, so I settled in for a night of watching TV while I stayed in the guard house. About 7:00 P.M. Col. Baxter called and said they had just pulled in to Kettleman for fuel and would be here by 9:30 or so. I said OK, I'd be there.

About 9:00 I had dozed off in my chair and was waken by Col. Baxter walking in to the office. He looked upset - I figured it was because he caught me sleeping. He said, I'm sorry for making you stay tonight but we have to leave - we can't stay. I was still kind of groggy, said, no problem, and he walked away around the corner.

After a few seconds I thought I should ask if I had done something wrong so I got up and walked out of the shack and headed around the corner. Even though it had been less than a minute they were already gone.

The next morning I showed up to work and went to the office. Everyone was really quiet. I told the boss that Col. Baxter and his wife wouldn't be staying with us this week. She said, "How did you know." I told her my story and everyone kind of gasped. Seems the Col.'s friends - who had already checked in a few days earlier - came to the office that morning to tell us the Col. and his wife had been killed in an accident the night before. Apparently they had stopped in Kettleman for fuel and got hit by a semi-truck getting on the freeway about 7:30 that night.

I still get goose bumps when I tell that story, but It's true.
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Originally Posted by Riding High View Post
When I was a kid I worked at an RV park as an attendant. Latest check in was at 8:00 p.m. unless campers made an arrangement ahead of time. One regular couple was from Nor Cal; he was retired military and very proper and reliable.

One day the front desk called to see if I could work until 10:00 p.m. because Col. Baxter and his wife were checking in but they couldn't get there until then. I said sure, so I settled in for a night of watching TV while I stayed in the guard house. About 7:00 P.M. Col. Baxter called and said they had just pulled in to Kettleman for fuel and would be here by 9:30 or so. I said OK, I'd be there.

About 9:00 I had dozed off in my chair and was waken by Col. Baxter walking in to the office. He looked upset - I figured it was because he caught me sleeping. He said, I'm sorry for making you stay tonight but we have to leave - we can't stay. I was still kind of groggy, said, no problem, and he walked away around the corner.

After a few seconds I thought I should ask if I had done something wrong so I got up and walked out of the shack and headed around the corner. Even though it had been less than a minute they were already gone.

The next morning I showed up to work and went to the office. Everyone was really quiet. I told the boss that Col. Baxter and his wife wouldn't be staying with us this week. She said, "How did you know." I told her my story and everyone kind of gasped. Seems the Col.'s friends - who had already checked in a few days earlier - came to the office that morning to tell us the Col. and his wife had been killed in an accident the night before. Apparently they had stopped in Kettleman for fuel and got hit by a semi-truck getting on the freeway about 7:30 that night.

I still get goose bumps when I tell that story, but It's true.
Holy christmas! I'm freeked out!!!
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Holy christmas! I'm freeked out!!!
Me too! My cousin has a similar story.
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I dated a girl awhile back whose father was a retired cop, who had worked the Waterdown area near Burlington Ontario.
From what I remember, there were several break-ins over the course of a few months, that all occurred in the middle of the night while the residents were home. Nothing was ever stolen, no one was ever harmed, and there were no signs of forced entry.
The intruder would just stand beside the bed, sprinkle some baby powder over his feet to leave an outline, just to let them know he had been 3 feet away watching them as they slept. They never caught the guy.
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Originally Posted by Riding High View Post
When I was a kid I worked at an RV park as an attendant. Latest check in was at 8:00 p.m. unless campers made an arrangement ahead of time. One regular couple was from Nor Cal; he was retired military and very proper and reliable.

One day the front desk called to see if I could work until 10:00 p.m. because Col. Baxter and his wife were checking in but they couldn't get there until then. I said sure, so I settled in for a night of watching TV while I stayed in the guard house. About 7:00 P.M. Col. Baxter called and said they had just pulled in to Kettleman for fuel and would be here by 9:30 or so. I said OK, I'd be there.

About 9:00 I had dozed off in my chair and was waken by Col. Baxter walking in to the office. He looked upset - I figured it was because he caught me sleeping. He said, I'm sorry for making you stay tonight but we have to leave - we can't stay. I was still kind of groggy, said, no problem, and he walked away around the corner.

After a few seconds I thought I should ask if I had done something wrong so I got up and walked out of the shack and headed around the corner. Even though it had been less than a minute they were already gone.

The next morning I showed up to work and went to the office. Everyone was really quiet. I told the boss that Col. Baxter and his wife wouldn't be staying with us this week. She said, "How did you know." I told her my story and everyone kind of gasped. Seems the Col.'s friends - who had already checked in a few days earlier - came to the office that morning to tell us the Col. and his wife had been killed in an accident the night before. Apparently they had stopped in Kettleman for fuel and got hit by a semi-truck getting on the freeway about 7:30 that night.

I still get goose bumps when I tell that story, but It's true.
Damn...I love hearing things like this
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Originally Posted by Riding High View Post
When I was a kid I worked at an RV park as an attendant. Latest check in was at 8:00 p.m. unless campers made an arrangement ahead of time. One regular couple was from Nor Cal; he was retired military and very proper and reliable.

One day the front desk called to see if I could work until 10:00 p.m. because Col. Baxter and his wife were checking in but they couldn't get there until then. I said sure, so I settled in for a night of watching TV while I stayed in the guard house. About 7:00 P.M. Col. Baxter called and said they had just pulled in to Kettleman for fuel and would be here by 9:30 or so. I said OK, I'd be there.

About 9:00 I had dozed off in my chair and was waken by Col. Baxter walking in to the office. He looked upset - I figured it was because he caught me sleeping. He said, I'm sorry for making you stay tonight but we have to leave - we can't stay. I was still kind of groggy, said, no problem, and he walked away around the corner.

After a few seconds I thought I should ask if I had done something wrong so I got up and walked out of the shack and headed around the corner. Even though it had been less than a minute they were already gone.

The next morning I showed up to work and went to the office. Everyone was really quiet. I told the boss that Col. Baxter and his wife wouldn't be staying with us this week. She said, "How did you know." I told her my story and everyone kind of gasped. Seems the Col.'s friends - who had already checked in a few days earlier - came to the office that morning to tell us the Col. and his wife had been killed in an accident the night before. Apparently they had stopped in Kettleman for fuel and got hit by a semi-truck getting on the freeway about 7:30 that night.

I still get goose bumps when I tell that story, but It's true.
Thanks for posting great story
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When I was 12, my family went to visit an aunt in West Palm Beach (we lived in Boca). My little brother, who was 6, needed to go to the bathroom and my aunt pointed him to the bathroom. He went in but came back in less than a minute and said "there was a man with gray hair in there". My dad and I got up and went to look, but there was no one there.
My brother said again that he saw a man with gray hair in the bathroom, and wasn't changing his story.
We left soon after, and on the way home, with my little brother sleeping, my dad said "Tommy, I have to tell you something.........The bathroom in your aunt's house is where your grandfather was electrocuted using a drill. And he had gray hair".

I knew of my grandfather dying from electrocution (I was named after him), but didn't know where........and it happened a couple of years before I was born.

It was a little spooky!
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When I was growing up in Maryland lived close to Point Lookout (Pax River NAS).... that place was haunted for sure. I remember sneaking around the park one night after some alcohol... swear I saw a confederate ghost near the road running (old uniform and all)... no gun and all... and always out of the corner of my eye (left or right).... I am apparently not the only one..

http://www.dnr.state.md.us/naturalre...01/ghosts.html


"On several occasions, I have witnessed a man running across the road through Point Lookout. The sightings always took place during the day, on the same section of road, and the man always crossed the road just after my truck had passed, causing me to view him in my rearview mirror. The man was always crossing in the same direction. Other rangers have experienced the same phenomenon while passing in other vehicles at different times of the day and different times of the year.

The first time I saw the man I immediately returned to the crossing site. The man was running, using long strides. He first appeared at the edge of the road adjacent to one of the Point Lookout camping areas. He crossed the road and dashed into the woods on the other side, leaving park property. My first thought was that he was a trespasser fleeing the area. I examined the area but was unable to find any type of path on either side of the road or any evidence of human or animal crossing. I did not get a good enough look at the intruder to identify him or describe his attire.

The site of the man's crossing is very near but not in the original Confederate soldier cemetery... used to bury prisoners who had died of smallpox at the nearby smallpox hospital where sick Confederates were held. Had the man been making the same trek during the Civil War, he would have been running in a route taking him directly away from the smallpox hospital.

Reportedly, Confederate prisoners would trick their Union guards into sending them to the hospital and then would attempt an escape through the same woods from which I had seen the man flee. Could the figure have been the spirit of a Confederate prisoner who escaped from the smallpox hospital, only to die in the nearby woods, having himself been infected with the deadly disease as often happened? "
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Not a "Ghost" story but spooky justthe same!

When I was a kid, my Dad used to use his Mother's car all the time. She was very old and never drove it. It was a 1958 Ford station wagon that he would pile me and all my cousins into every weekend to go to our lake house. One winter night very early in the morning, we woke up to the car's horn blasting continually. My Dad went out and tried to get it to stop, but ended up having to pull the wire to turn it off. We all went back to bed until we got a phone call from my Uncle, that my Grandmother had died that night at 3:14 am - exactly when the horn went off!!!!

I sh*t you not!
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Not my story, one of my subs.
He lives on the main line just west of philadelphia in an old house(260 years)
the house is situated off old lancaster avenue, which many soldiers walked up and down during the revolutionary war.
His old barn stores his revolutionary war collections-lead balls, buttons, belt buckles etc.
He sent one his employees into the loft to grab some equipment and the employee jumped out of the loft(8'-0) and ran out of barn.
He said there was a british redcoat wrapped in bandages holding his gut in the corner of the loft!
The employee is not a flake.
I love that story.
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I had a weird feeling come over me back in 1975 when I lived in Sausalito, CA.

It was the same time my Grandmother died....in Pennsylvania.
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This is my grandfather's story, but I was there when it was confirmed to be true by someone we didn't even know. All of this actually happened.

My grandfather was born in 1919 and grew up on a farm (about 200 acres) in a small town outside of Flint, Michigan. The old farmhouse where they lived sat about 100 ft back from the road and had a long straight path leading up to the house. I've been there, but we will get to that part later. The family story is that one fall, when my grandfather was about 6 years old, his father (my great grandfather) came home just after dusk from working since before sunrise and dropped dead on the front porch. He had been sick, but his health was taking a back seat to getting all the summer wheat in - which he had just finished. His death left my great grandmother, my grandpa and his 8 year old brother on a big farm with no way to take care of it. Thankfully the wheat was in and they had livestock (chickens and a few milk cows etc) that didn't need a huge amount of care. My great grandfather had been about 15 years older than my great grandmother, so still being a young woman in her 20s, with two young boys to provide for she set about finding a new husband. It took her until the next spring, she married a German immigrant from the next town who was a shrewd and hardworking man (zero personality) but he already owned his own farm, with a newly built house, and they moved to his farm - eventually selling the old farmhouse property just before the great depression. Thats all just the history - its what happened to my great grandmother, my grandpa and my great uncle in the 6 + months or so that they lived in the house after my great grandfather died thats interesting.


I can't type this all up in one go, gotta get some work done… another installment this afternoon. There is a lot to tell.
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I was forced to buy a part at West Marine on a Saturday.
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I was forced to buy a part at West Marine on a Saturday.
Ghost stories, not getting robbed stories. Some good ones so far BTW.
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We grew up with access to a very large ranch along the Russian River in CA. We could pretty much run all over the several thousand acres.

While "exploring" once when we were probably 12 or 13, my brother, sister and I came across an old cabin along a creek. Naturally, we explored it...found all sorts of cool stuff inside, etc.
At one point, I found an old picture in an old frame... a couple, probably wedding day or something. I picked it up and set it up on the counter after dusting it off.. then forgetting about it as we continued to play around.
As we left a short while later, I looked behind me and saw a couple standing in front of the cabin waving at us. We were probably 30 yards from the cabin, going downhill....but I stopped and pointed and my sister saw it as well, my little brother didn't see it as they kind of just faded away.
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We grew up with access to a very large ranch along the Russian River in CA. We could pretty much run all over the several thousand acres.

While "exploring" once when we were probably 12 or 13, my brother, sister and I came across an old cabin along a creek. Naturally, we explored it...found all sorts of cool stuff inside, etc.
At one point, I found an old picture in an old frame... a couple, probably wedding day or something. I picked it up and set it up on the counter after dusting it off.. then forgetting about it as we continued to play around.
As we left a short while later, I looked behind me and saw a couple standing in front of the cabin waving at us. We were probably 30 yards from the cabin, going downhill....but I stopped and pointed and my sister saw it as well, my little brother didn't see it as they kind of just faded away.
Whoa!
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I have two similar stories about young children (around age 2-3) who saw something that adults could not see. Of course, age could be a factor to dismiss this. However, I was there and saw the reactions of the children.

1. My grandfather passed away in his house suddenly from a massive brain aneurysm. He awoke with a headache and asked my grandmother for some headache medicine. By the time she went to get him water and a pill, he was unresponsive. My wife (girlfriend at the time) and I took her nephew to go see my grandmother in the house within a year of him passing. While talking in the living room, my nephew points to the corner of the room above his favorite old chair and asks us, "Who is that man standing there?"

2. About 10 years later, my grandmother was dying from a weak heart. She went downhill fast in one day, but she stayed around long enough for us all to get to the hospital. She knew that she was dying, and we did too. She flatlined twice before finally passing. After her final breath (which sounds peaceful but was really more like a death gurgle), my young daughter points and started talking about the "bird" above my grandmother.

Read into these stories what you wish, but I feel that both my nephew and daughter were able to see what adults could not.
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Not really a ghost story but itll make you think. I haven't told too many people this story. My dad died about 2 years ago this Jan. His health hadn't been great the previous 3 years but there was nothing to make you think he was in any new danger. I was coming back from swansboro driving my tanker when all of a sudden out of nowhere I get this "rush" feeling. About the only way to describe it. Sort of like standing outside and feeling a sudden breeze on your face. I immediately said "oh no dad no" . 5 min later I get a call from my dad's closest friend. He told me that dad had fell over and wasn't breathing and that the rescue folks were working on him. I knew that they wouldn't be able to revive him because I honestly feel that the feeling I had felt was my dad saying goodbye. He called me back and told me they did revive him. I was surprised. Turned out they got his body back but not his brain. He was pronounced brain dead and taken off the ventilatior 3 days later. I still sometimes feel like he's riding in the truck with me

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