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If you are planing to travel in the near future I suggest you go and visit a haunted place or two. It would certainly make for interesting vacation. There are many places that are open to the public so you can do your own exploring. Other places are well known museums or homes and castles that give tours. Below are a couple of links to articles about places that you might want to visit if you are in the area.

Haunted places in Las Vegas

The Molly Brown Museum in Denver, Colorado

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It is time for summer vacations and what better to spend it ghost hunting. Here is an interesting article on the haunted areas of Boston, Mass.  I didn’t know that Boston also had it’s share of witch trials back in the 1600’s. I guess the Salem witch trials were just so much more written about than other locations.

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There is a reputed to be haunted lighthouse in Newport Oregon. I have been to the Yaquina Bay lighthouse and I did not have anything happen. The tale of the haunting first appeared in a newspaper around 1899. It tells of a teenage girl that was left in Newport by her sea fairing father and she was awaiting his return. The girl disappeared after exploring the old abandoned lighthouse. Not much has been written about the actual haunting itself. I have found another person’s story that also visited the lighthouse that tells much the same as my experience there. Her story is here.

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This is one of the more famous “ghost photos” It is a group shot of a squadron of RAF (Royal Air Force). The insert photo shows a face of a man behind another man. The face belongs to Freddy Jackson an aircraft mechanic who was killed 2 days before this photo was taken.

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I spoke in an earlier post about protecting yourself form harm if you plan on doing any ghost hunting. Here is more on that subject. This time I will talk about amulets

An amulet, meaning “an object that protects a person from trouble”) or a talisman (from Arabic طلاسم tilasm, ultimately from Greek telesmaor from the Greek word “talein” which means “to initiate into the mysteries.”) consists of any object intended to bring good luck and/or protection to its owner. Potential amulets include: gems or simple stones, statues, coins, drawings, pendants, rings, plants, animals, etc.;

All faiths both Christian, pagan and non-Christian practise some form of amulet nurturing. Take for example wedding rings. In the Catholic church they are blessed with holy water and prayer to ensure a happy marriage. In most Christian faiths the wearing of the cross is thought to protect the wearer from evil or harm. Pagans have their own set of symbols. American Indians have many different types of amulets for protection. Click on the amulet links to find out more about amulets their use and types.

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This next story concerns not me but my daughter. She has also had a paranormal experience. She is only 13 years old. She also cannot watch anything on TV that concerns hauntings, ghosts or documentaries about them – it gives her nightmares, or she can’t sleep that night.

A few years ago when she was about 10 or 11, her school class had a field trip to Salem, Oregon to visit the capital and some of the local museums. She was thrilled since it also included her first ride on a real Amtrak train to get there. She told me the tour of the museums was very interesting. The one building that affected her the most was the old mill. This was an old textile mill that made cloth. When the her class was touring the building they stopped at the old elevator system they used to transport the large bolts of cloth from one floor to another. When the tour guide stopped in front of the elevator to speak, my daughter said all the hair on the back of her head stood up and she got chills (more…)

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This is part 4 of my never ending true ghost stories that I have to tell. This one takes place in Sunol, California in the late 1970’s.

A close friend of mine was looking at a run down piece of property with a house on it. His plan was to turn it into a horse ranch. The day he looked at the property an older teenage boy was riding hell bent all over the place on a dirt bike. He lived there with his family. My friend saw this young kid and made the remark “that kid is going to get himself killed”.  His words rang true when within an hour the kid was killed riding his dirt bike.

My friend ended up buying the place and cleaned it up. He also built another house and a very nice barn on the property. His niece was the resident horse trainer and she was just about 18 when she first saw the ghost (more…)

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