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carnation 08-26-2012 10:01 PM

PiKA2001, I told your story to my brother, who was in the army, and he told me this one.

He was stationed in Chicago, where he was in charge of the club on base, and that base had many ghost stories; it was pre-Civil War. He and this other guy would have to be down there at 4-5 AM to get things ready for the day and they would have to go to this huge freezer to get the ingredients for salads. One morning they went down there and couldn't get the freezer open. they pulled and pulled and nothing. They stepped back a few feet and suddenly, the freezer door flew open and a huge crate of lettuce came flying straight out and hit my brother in the chest and knocked him over. The other guy ran to see what could've happened and no one was there. There were only a few crates of vegetables on the floor.

For the next couple of years, no one would go to that freezer alone.

ChioLu 08-29-2012 04:17 PM

Sorry for the long story, but due to the layers, it requires some explanation:

Several years ago, my dog was diagnosed with cancer right after Thanksgiving. A few weeks later & right before Christmas, my father had a sudden heart attack & passed away. About a month later (& 2 weeks after my birthday), my dog's cancer had grown from the size of a tangerine to the size of a grapefruit in his lung and it was time to say goodbye. I had just lost the 2 males that loved me unconditionally. Three days later, I had to leave for a month long project out of state.

By my computer in the living room, there was the ottoman that my dog (Max) slept on. Above & beside my computer, were old black & white photos of relatives, with a photo of my dad directly by the computer (& the dog ottoman).

Three weeks after returning from my month-long project, I drove from Atlanta to Tulsa to pick up a new doberman that a co-worker of my brother's was giving up for adoption.

When I got back to Atlanta, strange things started happening: my new doberman (Sasha) didn't really want to sit on the ottoman. I finally got her to get up on the ottoman when I was at the computer, as it was right next to the computer & I could pet her when I wasn't typing. Right after shutting off my computer, it would TURN BACK ON AGAIN by itself! Sasha would jump off the ottoman and run to whatever room I was in. I'd go back to the computer, shut it down completely ... and it would come back ON after I would walk away! I would have to shut it off 3 or 4 times to get it to stay off and this went on for a few weeks.

The first few days, it was freaking me out (& my dog too). I asked a friend (computer wiz) how this was happening. (This guy sold his software company to Bill Gates in the 1990's, so I was asking an expert.) The only technical explanation he had was that there was an electrical surge, but the rest of the electricity in the room & house never flickered, so there was NO surge.

I know it was my dad & my 1st doberman just wanting me to be at the computer so they could watch over me. :)
After that, I would LAUGH when the computer would turn itself back on. This happened for a few more weeks and I was kinda sad when it stopped. Guess they both knew I was going to be okay & how Sasha was wonderful "grief therapy".

trisigma212 08-29-2012 07:26 PM

I live in the town of Occoquan, VA which is about 300 years old. The town sits right on the Occoquan river which feeds into the Potomac. The town is known to be haunted. Almost all of the shops and restaurants are. You can hear people walking in the upstairs apartments when there is no one up there. They also move merchandise. There have been several sightings of a Native American male in the mirrors of the local inn.

Because it's located near the former Lorton prison (it's now an artist's colony), there have been many times that the bridge has been closed down because inmates have escaped. Many times they have found their bodies in the river because they jump from the bridge.

I also live near the famous Bunnyman Bridge, which is located in Clifton. The bridge has a railroad track over the top and a single-lane tunnel underneath. At night, you can't see through to the other side. Cops hang out in the area due to the number of people that come to check it out. The legend is that inmates escaped from a local asylum and all were killed except for one. Locals then reported seeing the hanging carcasses of rabbits hanging from the trees near the bridge. A few days later, the police found the missing inmate and chased him until he ran onto the tracks and was hit by an oncoming train. This myth has been dispelled, however. In the 1970's, there were many reports of a man dressed in a bunny suit who attacked people with an axe. It was even in the Washington Post. Now you can go to the area and see a bunny painted on a tree near the tunnel. It was apparently inspiration for the character of Frank in Donnie Darko.

carnation 10-02-2012 04:12 PM

It's Octoberrrrrrr! I'm bumping this for LikeASista!!!!!

MysticCat 10-02-2012 04:28 PM

Apparently I've never posted this here, but Phi Mu Alpha's national headquarters, Lyrecrest, is said to have a resident ghost, known as "Burr." It is known that someone died in the main house prior to the Fraternity's purchase of the property, and many brothers have stories of encountering Burr while at Lyrecrest.

Mevara 10-02-2012 05:09 PM


Originally Posted by PiKA2001 (Post 2171166)
Funny that this thread was resurrected the same day that I heard a doozy of a story from a friend of mine.

This takes place at Ft Bliss which is in El Paso, TX. My friend is an Army MP (military police) stationed there and he received a call that somebody was stuck in an elevator in Building C. When he arrived he heard a man in the closed elevator essentially freaking out screaming for help. My friend tried to get the elevator open from the outside but couldn't so he called for back up and the fire dept. Some more MP's showed up and they were able to pry to door open about half an inch and were able to see the silhouette of the man. He was waving his arms frantically and he started screaming even louder. They told him, "Sir, calm down, we are going to get you out of here, just calm down." The man wasn't listening and continued his cries for help. The fire dept shows up and they were able to pry the door open and when they did...


My buddy said that 4 of the guys actually screamed out loud.

This gave me chills.

ChioLu 10-31-2012 01:37 PM

Been saving this ghost story for Halloween.

I was House Director at Chi Omega at UCLA for a few years -- my 1st PAID job with Chi O! (The scary part for the actives is that I went to college with the (at that time) National President.)

I moved in right before Thanksgiving and during the break, one of the freezer alarms and the reset for the fire alarm would go off at odd times, like 2 or 3am ... every night of the break & when I was alone in the house. I would reset them, but had to go to the basement for the fire alarm & behind the kitchen for the freezer alarm.
During Christmas break, I was gone part of the time, but when I got back, the same thing would happen, though not every single night.

When you would walk by ONE of the 3 freezers, sometimes you'd walk thru a cold spot. (BTW, the freezer door was NOT open and actually, those were older freezers and not great at energy efficiency, so that gave off some warmth.) I started thinking we had a ghost in the house. Not in a scary way, just mischievious.

After Spring Break, with the same alarm resets happening in the middle of the night, I decided to give our ghost a name and talk to her. Not sure why, but the first name I thought of was "Annie". Since it was only happening when the actives were out of the house, I thought she might be lonely, so I would say "Hi Annie", that I was a Chi Omega too, that she wasn't alone in the house and not to be afraid. The alarms happened less frequently over the summer, except after I went on a week's vacation, but stopped when the members came back for Recruitment.

That fall, we had a reunion of 50-year alumnae and about 60 or so members from the 1950's came to the house for 2 days of catching up (& toasts & singing). We found out interesting details like: 1 room had actually been a 2 car garage, 2 rooms were the original Pledge Sleeping Porch, and the TV room plus the BR above it used to be part of the center courtyard.

While I was talking to a group of 50-year members, it dawned on me to ask if they had ever heard of anyone had passed away in the house. They said they knew of any member who was about 3 or 4 years earlier than when they lived in had passed away from a heart defect. To follow up, I asked if they remembered her name.

My jaw dropped when they told me her name ... Maryanne

ree-Xi 10-31-2012 02:14 PM

Since our tv channels are limited and the wifi doesn't support huge files at the hospital, and because there is no "Ghost Hunters Live" this year, any suggestions on what I can watch tonight to get the Halloween spirit?

carnation 10-31-2012 02:15 PM

Charlie Brown is on but we like to watch Disney's "Mr. Boogedy"!

flirt5721 10-31-2012 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by ree-Xi (Post 2187224)
Since our tv channels are limited and the wifi doesn't support huge files at the hospital, and because there is no "Ghost Hunters Live" this year, any suggestions on what I can watch tonight to get the Halloween spirit?

Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel

HQWest 10-31-2012 02:45 PM

Hocus Pocus

Tulip86 10-31-2012 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by HQWest (Post 2187232)
Hocus Pocus


adpimiz 10-31-2012 04:42 PM

Some of these stories seem to be straight out of a Paranormal Activity movie! So creepy.

AGDee 10-31-2012 09:22 PM

Totally missing the Ghost Hunters Live Halloween show being on this year :(

carnation 10-08-2013 06:45 PM

Here's the other one! Please add your story!

clarinette 10-08-2013 08:09 PM

Okay, so I've talked before about how the house is haunted. Well, one night my dad had gone to bed before my mom, as he normally does. Mom said that she'd be up after while.

Well, about half an hour or so later (he wasn't real sure of the time), he felt the bed go down like Mom got into bed. He rolled over to tell Mom good night...and there was no one there.

DrPhil 10-09-2013 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by clarinette (Post 2245088)
Okay, so I've talked before about how the house is haunted. Well, one night my dad had gone to bed before my mom, as he normally does. Mom said that she'd be up after while.

Well, about half an hour or so later (he wasn't real sure of the time), he felt the bed go down like Mom got into bed. He rolled over to tell Mom good night...and there was no one there.


I shall sleep with one eye open.

amIblue? 10-09-2013 08:36 PM


Originally Posted by clarinette (Post 2245088)
Okay, so I've talked before about how the house is haunted. Well, one night my dad had gone to bed before my mom, as he normally does. Mom said that she'd be up after while.

Well, about half an hour or so later (he wasn't real sure of the time), he felt the bed go down like Mom got into bed. He rolled over to tell Mom good night...and there was no one there.

I would so move. I might just live in my car for a while.

greekdee 10-09-2013 10:19 PM

It's been said for years that the Sig Ep house at East Tennessee State is haunted. I have three family members (husband and two nephews) who lived in that house at different times. All three are skeptics about ghosts and such but attest to strange things happening in that house -- mainly doors and windows opening and closing, knocking on walls, things of that nature.

Story is, back in the 1960's, a brother (I'll call him Tom for the story) left school to serve in Viet Nam. One night, there was a huge party at the house with one of those jam packed, wall-to-wall people crowds. At some point, Tom showed up, which surprised people because he hadn't been overseas too long. Many people welcomed him back and tried to talk to him, but he didn't seem to really acknowledge them. He just kept moving around and through the crowd without speaking.

You know what's coming...wait for it...

The chapter got a call the next morning from Tom's parents -- they had gotten word the day before that he had been killed in Viet Nam.

lake 10-10-2013 11:36 AM

There is a Paranormal Convention that starts tonight at a casino close to where I live. (Cue spooky music...)

sigpi393 10-10-2013 04:51 PM

The Beta Psi house of Sigma Pi is definitely haunted. I could go on for hours talking about the stories I have heard. Just recently one of the brothers that lives there woke up to the sound of a rocking chair with no source or explanation

polkadotstars 03-01-2014 03:03 PM

I've had a lot of things happen to me supernaturally. I'm very intuitive and even as a child I was terrified of ghosts, probably because I picked up on them very easily. Almost every house I've lived in, even in college, I've had a experiences with spirits. I tried to block that 'sixth-sense' side out for so long, that I guess it just came to a full force last year and I just couldn't ignore it anymore. Over this past year, it came to such a head where I've had to reach out to some ghost-hunting people just to remove things that were going on in the house and with me spiritually. Since then, I've talked to two different people (who don't know each other) who are in-tuned to all of that spiritual, stuff, both of them told me that I'm very very strong spiritually, and ghosts are just drawn to me because of it. Kind of creepy, huh? :-/

carnation 10-01-2015 09:15 PM

It's October so it's time for this thread!

I remembered it today because my very serious boss came in and told us that she now believes in ghosts because a few years ago, she was a counselor at a very old camp and she walked past the sleeping campers only to see a very dressed up, smiling old lady sitting on her bed. The happy lady then vanished.


NWguy 10-11-2015 04:06 AM

Well, you guys hit the jackpot.

My dad was an elder at church and had to assist with a sister of the congregation who was possessed. Not sure if you guys want to hear the details, so I'll leave it right there.

But I've had multiple experiences with ghosts and the supernatural. I was a real estate agent for two years and showed a house to a young couple where this rocking chair began rocking all by itself. I sensed something the minute we pulled to the house and felt an energy when we went inside; I even suggested to the couple that we come back with the selling agent. It turned out that an old man died of a heart attack in that house very recently.

LXA SE285 10-16-2015 12:22 PM

My alma mater's most famous ghost:

NWguy 10-20-2015 08:28 AM

I had to bring someone in to get rid of a ghost where I used to live. I'm not sure what she did, but she got rid of it.

I still live in the same neighborhood, which at one time was a very rough and violent part of the city. So not sure it that has anything to do with it, but I've had 2 ghosts in 2 separate houses in the same neighborhood.

carnation 10-20-2015 09:41 AM

Last year, my totally sane, non-drinking daughter was sitting in her living room and there was a chrome dog dish in the middle of the room. It suddenly flipped over. Nothing was around that could've done it!

So her sister was making fun of her about it and this year, the sister and her kids were in the bathroom, door shut, drying off the dog. They heard a crash and ran out in the living room. One of the lamps was in the middle of the living room, smashed. :eek:They were locked in the house; no one else was anywhere around.

Sister Havana 10-26-2015 05:25 PM

Jezebel is looking for stories for its spooky stories contest. Some good ones in the comments there, but I think PiKA2001 should submit his elevator story.

ChioLu 10-15-2018 07:37 PM

Jenna Bush Hager (Theta) said she heard music and opera in the White House.

UVASquirrel 10-16-2018 08:39 PM

This is a fun thread! Any haunted sorority or fraternity houses???

carnation 10-16-2018 09:35 PM

There's a long thread on that from back in the day but I can't think of the name of it.

aephi alum 10-17-2018 12:41 AM

Last weekend, I took a "haunted ghost tour" here in New Orleans. No fraternity or sorority houses on the tour, but the Lalaurie house ... eep.

UVASquirrel 10-17-2018 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by carnation (Post 2461953)
There's a long thread on that from back in the day but I can't think of the name of it.

Ooohhh...I'll have to do a search!

Sister Havana 10-17-2018 11:23 AM

Carnation, is this the thread you were talking about?

carnation 10-17-2018 11:28 AM


OldFLDDD 10-17-2018 12:28 PM

Loved reading this thread! My neighbor is very "sensitive". We have a pond behind our house and when she moved in, she had this feeling that she HAD to get a fence put in ASAP for her younger kids. They could swim fine, but she just couldn't shake the feeling. She then had a very vivid dream that there had been a big old house across the street before our (20 y.o.) homes were built and that a little boy died in the pond. She asked the builder and he described a big old farm house that sat across the street before the property was sold and the new houses put in. She has seen a little boy in her house from time to time, and her son has described him as well! She says it doesn't scare her when she sees things which just sounds crazy to me! *I* must not be sensitive since I'm on the same pond and have never seen/heard anything. Thank goodness!

But her bigger ghost story is from a time she was visiting a friend in Richmond (we are in VA), staying in her centuries-old townhome in the historic area. There was no central A/C in the home, just a window air conditioner, but the friend's husband had asked that they NOT run it for whatever reason. Still, she woke up hot and turned it on. A while later, she was awakened by someone tapping her feet. She thought it was the husband coming to reprimand her for turning it on, and pretended to be asleep, but they kept tapping at her feet. She woke up and saw an old-time soldier standing in full uniform and tapping her and then pointing to something in the distance--I guess trying to get her attention about something! Again, she was not afraid--she told him she couldn't understand him and he eventually disappeared. Her husband slept peacefully throughout all this (of course!).

Sciencewoman 10-17-2018 04:23 PM

Did your or your neighbor ever find out if a little boy did indeed drown in the pond in real life?

OldFLDDD 10-21-2018 07:39 PM

No, neither of us have ever looked into a drowning but we know people on the historical society and should see what we can find out at some point.

AOIILisa 11-02-2018 11:14 AM

Great thread (even if old). I used to live in a house that was built in 1793, in Valley Forge, PA right next to Valley Forge National park. It had a ghost and the sellers disclosed this before we signed the papers.

The ghost was not malicious, but would do things from time to time. It turned off the burner on the stove while I was in the middle of making something (I accused my then-husband, but he wasn't in the room and had no idea what I was talking about). The ghost also turned on a radio full blast when I walked into the room - I said, "That isn't funny" and snapped it off. Probably the weirdest thing was my then-husband and I were standing in the kitchen talking about the ghost and how nothing had happened for a while, when all of a sudden a bottle of whiskey that had been on top of the fridge came flying off and dented the countertop edge on the way down. It didn't break. I guess he wanted to let us know he was still there.

I also have a picture - I'll see if I can post it - of me standing with my back to the kitchen with a giant orb right on my back. It's really cool.

AOIILisa 11-02-2018 11:25 AM

I can't figure out how to post here, but hopefully this link works.