PSICAN - Paranormal Studies and Inquiry Canada


The following report was received in July 2011, but the events described are not current. Our thanks go out to the witness for sharing these experiences with us. Hopefully others who have experienced or are currently experiencing similar things can take comfort in knowing they are not alone.


"My family and I lived in a townhouse for 13 years in NW Edmonton. When my sister was 13 she got a Ouija board for her birthday. Her and her friends went to the basement where they lit candles, turned the lights off and played with the board. Myself and my younger sister watched. Apparently the board moved by itself but we all thought it was one of my sisters friends. I don't know  when all of this stuff starting happening but from what I can remember this seems to be the reason why it all happened.


My sisters and I hated the basement it was so creepy. It always felt like someone was watching you. We would run up and down the stairs as quickly as we could. We got the same feeling in the upstairs hallway and stairway. One time I was reading a book in my sisters room and I heard clapping coming from the closet. I ran out of there as fast as I could!


After that it was mostly just feeling like someone was always watching you until my sister got pregnant and moved back in with us. We took a picture of her one time and there was a mist figure in the corner. Under closer inspection it looked like a man's face and a hand reaching out for her, unfortunately at the time we had a crappy computer and thats where we had the picture stored. We never had it developed and the computer ended up crashing a year or so later.


At Christmas time my mom heard one of her bells that was on the mantle ring, she thought that was her aunt who had recently passed away.


The craziest event that happened to me was seeing a shadow figure. One morning as I was getting ready for school, I was sitting on the couch and the tv was turned off. I look up at the tv and in the reflection see a shadow figure walk right behind me towards the kitchen (where the basement door was) At that time I didn't feel scared just like "wow did I just see that?"


At a different time, in the morning before school again, I peeped open the kitchen blinds to see what the weather was like and I seen a man figure all dressed in black run through our yard. It scared me so bad! I'm not sure if that was a spirit or an actual person but it definitely freaked me out. So all these different events happened over 13 years. No exact time period. We don't live there anymore and haven't for about 5 years. I still get the heebee jeebees just thinking about that place and I don't think I would want to go back.


Oh I should also mention the fact that my sister says her son, (the one she was pregnant with at the time of the mist picture) has had some weird experiences saying he sees "people" sometimes, like people in his bed or his basement. He's lived in a couple of different houses and he has seen things at each place. Seems like a weird connection!"


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