The footprint above measures 18 inches long. It was reported to the Chatham, Illinois police by local resident Michael Patrick. The print had been discovered by crewmen who were replacing a pool liner on his mother’s property. The night before strange animal noises had been heard in the area that had spooked a neighbor’s German Shepherd. As yet there is no explanation for the unusually large footprint. Nor for a series of five “claw marks” found nearby.
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Ghost Theory has a nice post about a haunting in Apple Valley, California. He’s a taste:
We moved in the summer before fourth grade (1977 I think) and I don’t remember what happened first but things moved/disappeared/reappeared, there were dark “clouds” that darted from room to room, a woman in a long black nightgown sort of thing, my bed shook, I saw an arm come over the end of my bed and pinch my big toe (this incident is VERY clear), gosh, what else… my sister had a “man” who lived in her room and talked to her, my name was called often, the door handle rattled, etc and just never felt alone. This is going to sound crazy given the way things are today with kids being whisked from their homes, but I slept outside on the back patio in a sleeping bag most of my 5th grade year because I was too terrified to stay in my bedroom.
This house is empty again as far as I know. The people who bought it from us in 1981 or 82 reportedly abandoned it about six months after they moved in. It was a man who had a daughter about my age and I always wondered if maybe she had strange experiences and that maybe contributed to their quick move out. I think it’s empty this time because of the economy though…. Tried to contact the real estate agent to see if he could maybe pull up any history on the house but I think he thought I was a head case! Oh well!
I STILL have nightmares about this house sometimes… it’s thirty years later for pete’s sake! We didn’t have a television growing up so I wasn’t really exposed to a lot of scary movies or anything like that but that makes me wonder if maybe my imagination was just running overtime out of boredom or something like that too.
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