DO YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS? WANT PROOF? HERE IT IS

LAKE CUMBERLAND GHOST HUNTERS

This is one of my favorite pictures of an apparition. There are many more to see on their site, but I wanted to include this one here. I was fortunate to meet and become part of this group back in early 2007. Unfortunately I wasn't able to participate as long as I wanted as the distance was just to far to drive weekly. I had always believed in ghosts, but never having had a personal experience, I was focused on getting one. Boy did I get one. Here is the ghost story that still makes the hair on my neck stand up.

ONE EVIL PLACE

THIS IS THE PLACE

THE DOLEN PLANTATION

My position with L.C.G.H. was EVP ( Electronic Voice Phenomenon) analyst.

Investigations ranged from famous haunted locations to locals hearing things. During outings a standard procedure applied. The video crew first set up the night vision cameras and confirm transmission back to the monitors at base. Two people manned the monitors at all times. Next, the audio crew would do an initial sweep of the house with DAR (digital audio recorders), asking questions and placing a few stationary DAR's. Finally the video crew, now with hand held night vision camcorders, the audio crew carrying DAR's, the demonology specialist and investigators all armed with digital cameras set in for a thorough sweep. Typically investigations last two to four hours. Usually, it's not until afterward, upon review, that proof is provided. At that point we take all findings to the client, and in extreme cases, request a second visit.

Never fearful, when I learned that L.C.G.H. had been contacted about an old farmhouse I was eager to go. The man that called owned a large amount of land with a rental home on it. Near this rental was a huge ancient farmhouse, falling apart.. The owner stated that his new tenant had been complaining of noises coming from the decrepit house. Loud bangs all hours of the night,and a man yelling from time to time. On 2-17-07 the group headed out at dusk. 9 pm is a high activity time, so we made every effort to have all equipment operating by that time. Upon arrival I climbed out and started a fresh DAR file, where I always state my own name, date, location and have all others speak their names so their voices can be ruled out during analysis.(upon review of the audio, when I ask everyone to state their name, a female voice said “Julie” loud and clear before the group replied. Research found no history of a Julie tied to that location).

The Dolen house had no front door and all the main planks to the porch were missing.Balancing from one floor joist to the next was the way in. All hardwood inside, only one room had a hole in the floor, but it was huge. Looking down into it you could see there was roughly 4' of a crawlspace before the dirt ground. Junk scattered below meant someone would have to go down there.Crossing the threshold onto solid flooring i felt an enormous sense of dread. An enormous 666 and GET OUT were crudely scrawled with red spray paint on the wall directly in front of me. Pentagrams of all sizes surrounded them.. To the right was a large living room with high ceilings providing a staircase to the second story, and to the left what appeared to be a dining room with the large hole in the floor. I ventured left. Green walls showed heavily from behind remaining tatters of floral wallpaper. Passing through the room landed me in the kitchen. A round white table stood chairless to one side, oddly placed counters were covered in debris, and a square stand alone sink held a 6” wide, full length portion of a door, knob still attached.

Actual Photo

The floor was cheap linoleum, peeling away from the walls.. A small door was in the corner, on the same wall that held the only window in the room. Leaning over to open it, I discovered the tiniest of bathrooms straight out of a horror movie. Blood was everywhere. Long drips side by side started at ceiling and ran to the floor. Bloody hand prints on the mirror and back of the door, another behind the toilet and a smudged palm print in the floor. Spatters of blood were across the ceiling, walls and floor. The entire room only measured 4'X4' and held a stand up shower, a sink and a toilet. Calling out to the team, I backed out allowing others to view it one at a time. Shock and disgust where shared by all. Walking outside revealed the add on clearly. The kitchen was added first, the bathroom much later, and poorly done. Surveying the area in what light remained showed a few scattered tree clusters, easily 500 yards away in all directions. Tall grass went as far as the eye could see. From the front of the house, the much newer rental home could be seen easily, less than 300' away. Why anyone would build it so close to the dilapidated old farmhouse? To keep the vandalizing teens away? Where would they come from? We were miles off the road. It was most likely former tenants of that rental were the culprit. (I later learned the land owner had lived in the house for 15 years before renting it out to a childless woman.) Reentering the front door, as the back porch was more dangerous than the front, I opted to go right this time. A few of the team still lingered in the kitchen, while others were past the living room, that was surprisingly lacking damage. One of its four windows still held glass. A double wide doorway led to another huge room. Build in shelving implied it was once a library. At the far left of that wall was yet another door. It open to a small windowless room. Plastic tarps and garbage littered the floor. With nothing more to see, I returned to the base of the staircase. A couple of members were already waiting there. (We had to stay in rooms with at least one other person in them, and the group changed floor levels together) I joined the pair discussing theories on what had happened in that bathroom. Everything from murder, animal sacrifice, to staging was thrown in the mix. As the rest of the group assembled, I headed the line to the second floor. A small landing provided a door to the left and another to the right. The door on the left stood open, so I reached for the knob to my right. A bedroom with a closet missing doors was the only room on this side of the house. Windows lined the outside wall, and another on each short wall, making the count six total. Peeling wallpaper and glassless windows aside, there was no damage to this room. The night air had taken a chill and blew through rudely slamming the door. A few jumped and others laughed. Exiting and crossing the hall into a much larger room, the strips of missing wallpaper reviled uglier wallpaper beneath. A stone fireplace hid to the right of the door, unnoticed until I turned around. Blackened insides lent to the prospect that it worked. A door jam held only hinges and led to a “connection” room. It had one window, no closet, and another door directly in path of the first one. This room was freezing !Easily 30 degrees colder than the rest of the house. Our breath filled the air.

The demonology specialist walked in and immediately covered his mouth and nose. “My God!” he yelled and began to vomit as he fled the room. “You don't smell that? Its horrible!”

We didn't smell it, but we knew what it was. Sulfer. An overpowering smell of sulfer is common near and around demons. “J” was more sensitive to it than others, but it usually made its way to us also. Seeing the commotion, the base team radioed up asking what was wrong. The head investigator (H.I.) explained the issue. A man laughing came back over the radio and stopped all breathing in the room. Both the base team monitors were female. All eyes were round as our panicked H.I. called her name into the radio.

She replied, “Quit screwing around.”

Anger filled his face as he did a head count. “I'm not! Are you?! Who was that laughing?”


“It wasn't you?” was followed by a loud thud and then screaming. All members were running full force to the stairs. 'C' was in the front, and about halfway down he went flying outward then to the floor with a yelp. “Who f#*&ing shoved me?!” he yelled. One stopped to help him up as the rest of us raced out to the van. Two of us circled the van as the H.I. opened its side door to the tearful base team.

“What happened?”


“I don't know, it sounded like someone kicked the back of the van.”


A few stayed to calm them down, and the rest spread out in pairs to look for our culprit. With nothing but tall grass, and the nearest trees much to far to have been reached by anyone fleeing, we returned to base. Some wanted to call it a night, others wanted to press on, since clearly there was something here. I felt very sick and for the first time, felt scared. Something was not right. Something bad was upon us and I felt it. After a brief discussion, it was decided that we would press on but in a timely manner. The two base team members remained in the van, two male members joined them to watch the monitors, and man the radio. Reassembling, the head count showed that 'J' was missing. We called his name, but got no reply. The H.I. kept the only other radio and maintained almost constant contact as we all went back inside to find him. Returning to the room we had occupied last, to find it empty, we reentered the freezing room, a stinch of sulfer now lingered. 'J', who is most sensitive to the smell, and who had just vomited due to its strength, sat motionless on the floor in the corner. Staring blindly across the room.

“J?” we exchanged glances amongst ourselves when he didn't respond.

The H.I. gave him a pat on the knee and again called him by name. This time he looked up. A chill ran all through me. His eyes were so empty. His expression blank. A weird smile crossed his face and he stood up.

“What in the hell is wrong with you man? Your acting f&#$ed up.”


His smile faded and a blink brought life back to his eyes. “I'm fine man, I just don't feel so hot.”


“What were you doing up here alone? You know that shit isn't safe.”


The language from the HI surprised me. It's a major violation of the rules to use any profanity whatsoever during an investigation. Since we record everything and display the results to the client, we cant risk overlap of bad language and evidence. That didn't seem to be a point of concern at the moment..


“I don't know. I don't remember coming up here.”


Knowing that a demon will try to connect with a human, inhabit him, largely contributed to the rules of never going alone, and never return to the site to communicate without the team. If you do, you're out. Period. Its far too dangerous. Demons often portray themselves as children, usually in need of help. That locks in the investigator, draws them back, fuels a desire into a need. Fearing this was what was going on, the H.I. radioed to 'B' at base. “I'm sending 'J' out to the van. Keep an eye on the monitors for him okay?”


A deep growling voice boomed from the speaker, “F&*# YOU.”


Every hair on my body stood up and my gut told me to run. We all stood frozen.


“B? Do you copy?”


The deep growl screamed “GET OUT NOOOOOOW!”


That was all I needed. I was halfway down the stairs before the others reached the top. I have never run away from anything, but my legs made that call for me. Shaking like a leaf and out of breath I crashed through the van door, fully panicked now.The girls were hugging and there was no color left in “B's” face. “C' was flipping out. “We got to get the f&$% out of here man, we gotta go, Im about to walk, I aint playing, we are leaving! We're leaving!”

The others piled in the van behind me, toppling over each other and closing the door. Fear present on every face, tears brimming in most eyes. Everyone totally overwhelmed and in full agreement to leave quickly brought out the problem. Thousands of dollars worth of equipment was still inside. Some said to leave it and come back in the morning, but the H.I. would hear nothing of that. He bought most of it himself and refused to leave it behind. It was time to draw straws. At least two people would have to run in, collect the electronics, then roll up extension cords running from the generator. The process normally takes about 20 min with 5 people. Feeling I was in danger, I didn't want to retrieve the audio recorders I had placed, one of which was upstairs in the far room. As I described to the two volunteers where I had placed them, a new wave of strength washed over me. I could do this. I will get them. Two others must have felt that same rejuvenation, and upon my announcement, decided to help also. Outside in a sports like huddle, we decided who would retrieve what. Not bothering to turn off the equipment, we all made a mad dash for our target items, snatched them up and ran for the door. Night vision cameras not unplugged, tripods not collapsed, audio still recording we spilled back onto the front lawn, trying not to break our necks crossing the porch.


The H.I., was trash talking the radio, trying to provoke another communication as he walked around the van. “Who is this? Where you at coward?”

I assumed he must believe that he was talking to a kid with a radio, because that was never the way to address an aggressive and threatening spirit or demon. That's begging for trouble. None came. We threw all the items in the van (also against the rules, everything has its own spot) and got out of there.“J” was especially quite and seemed calm, most of the others still worked up. Safely back on the main road, the laughter started. The “wow's” and “oh my gods” and the general relief in having survived. Upon review of the tapes, it was just as scary the second time. Footage was caught of “C” being pushed off of the stairs. I say off, because he flew forward, not down. Video and audio both captured the radio communication. Which we watched 50 times.

I continued to review audio. and on a recorder upstairs on the right was a little girls voice. “Look under the stairs.” was all she said, but she said it three times.

I played it for the group, and we decided to stay the night at the H.I's house and return in the morning. All night that was on my mind. Under the stairs, there was no under the stairs. No door anyway. The direction the stairs pointed would have resulted in “under the stairs” being accessed through the kitchen. Exactly opposite of the add on bathroom. I didn't think the two were related, but didn't rule it out.I tossed and turned falling into troubled sleep for a few hours before daybreak. Everyone was up and moving by 6 am, ready to head back. We were pretty rough looking at this point, I cant lie. Piling into the van, we started the hour long drive.. Reviewing the hundreds of pictures on all the cameras, everyone showed good ones to the group. Arriving at the long gravel driveway that led back to the house, a slight tension returned. Rounding the large cluster of trees and brush that hid the house, resulted in a slew of gasps. It was gone. The house was not there.

Less than three feet of ash was all that remained. It had burnt to the ground.

In disbelief, we all filed out and headed closer. No solid pieces of structure remained. The smell of burnt wood lingered in the ash, but did not fill the air. We left fewer that 10 hrs ago. Can a place burn completely down, and the ash cool in that amount of time?! Disappointment washed over me as I realized with all certainty, that I would never be looking under the stairs. I would never know if it was a little girl that needed help, or the demon himself toying with me. I believe it was a little girl. Tears rolled down my cheek and I felt I had let her down.“D” was already on his cellphone, called the owner, fearful we would be blamed. The old house had no working electricity and nothing we did could have resulted in fire. We had our speedy departure on tape, so liability was not a real issue.

No one knows what happened to the house. Perhaps there were vandals who happened to have a radio and came across our channel, then set the place on fire when we left. Maybe the evil of the house imploded and destroyed it alone. The tiniest part of me wondered if “J” had slipped out in the night and returned alone, but I never said it out loud. I looked over at him. He stood with both hands in his pockets, staring at the ruins before him shaking his head. That's all any of us could do. I continued ghost hunting for awhile after that, but it was different for me. I never again hoped for a run in with a ghost. My excitement was always laced with a bit of fear. And I never was the first up the stairs again.

NOT AN ONSITE PHOTO obtained online
NOT AN ONSITE PHOTO obtained online

More by this Author


Comments 110 comments

mayhmong profile image

mayhmong 7 years ago from North Carolina

Count me out when it comes to haunting investigation! I can't believe you have the courage to capture evidence of that place?! Ghost hunting is more exciting when I'm not the one who has to deal with the real encounters.


k@ri profile image

k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

My daughter has me watch "The Haunting" with her, this is much scarier than any I have seen on the show! You have two tons of courage to have returned to that house to get the equipment! I am glad you came out OK! Thanks for the adrenalin rush!

BTW--I am sending this link to my daughter, she loves a scary story!


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Thanks for the flattery guys! lol It was quite an ordeal and one I will never forget! Thanks for commenting!! :)


mamahops 7 years ago

Great hub! Very descriptive and enjoyable. I felt my skin tingle a little as I read it, you really have a way of capturing the 'spookiness' of the encounter. Thanks again! I look forward to more scary stories!


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

mamahops - The story itself makes capturing the spookiness easy!! I too get chills everytime I relive that day. That was the deepest fear I have ever felt, and hope it remains that way! Whew!!


The Lost Dutchman profile image

The Lost Dutchman 7 years ago from Flanders (Belgium)

I love this stuff! Well written too!


mr williams profile image

mr williams 7 years ago from Norfolk, Virginia

Very interesting information. The photos seem to be very real as well. I personally would not have gone in there. Great job!

http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Demonic-Op...


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Mr Williams and Lost Dutchman - Thank you! The photos are real, some were taken by me, others by team members. :)


Adam B 7 years ago

That was a very interesting story. As for the first image on this hib of the apparition looks to me to be a mirror view of the flower portait on the right wall. If the sun hits the mirror just right it will distort the image being reflected.

Good job on the hub.


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Thanks Adam. The first picture is definitely not a reflection of the flower painting! Maybe if you save the picture, then pull it up in your editor full size you could see it better. Its clearly an apparition of a man in army gear. Let me know if you see it! :)


Raggits 7 years ago

O.k. you managed to scare the wits out of me in the time it took to read your hub. Great hub btw. I had one hair raising story told to me tonight at work, this just tops it off. My stories aren't as well written as yours but it will get the message across. Wow, thought I wanted to join Paranormal States but don't know if I could handle it after this hub. Thanks for sharing. :) And yes i can see the man in the first picture.


Rynaldos profile image

Rynaldos 7 years ago from USA

Excellent ! Very interesting ! Great hub ! Pop around :) and Keep writing


DynamicS profile image

DynamicS 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Very interesting stuff. I can't say that I'd be so brave to go so close to that old house. Kudos to you for your bravery. I have become a fan and looke forward to read more ghost thrillers...

Thanks for sharing.


frostwind361 profile image

frostwind361 7 years ago from OKC,Oklahoma

kinda creepy huh and you went in there i wonder if i would do that hmm mabie im realy interested in ghosts cuz of all the afterlife stuff i mean if ghosts are real why dont all people be ghosts in their afterlife or is there some type of glitch in reality that makes them stay on earth well anyway nice hub i think red orb is just a light from a camera


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Frost - There are several theories, but the most common is that spirits are souls that have passed over and are back to visit, and ghosts are those who have never crossed over. A few reasons souls would not cross over are that A: They are scared they are going to hell. Not wanting to take that chance, they would rather ramain earth bound. B: They are looking for someone; e.g. Brother and sister die in car accident, sister crosses over, brother doesn't know and he looks for her, afraid he's leaving her behind. If you wouold like to talk further about this, send me your email address. :)


Bill Jones 7 years ago

Hi Kelly,

Great hub, is the last picture real? That looks as if someone was just in a sheet. I really appreciated the insight and the time you have invested in this hub. How did you get involved with this in the first place?

During Halloween if you are interested in getting scared check out this haunted hayride at http://jasonswoods.com

Thanks Kelly,

Bill


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Thanks Bill! That last picture was not taken by me, but it is among one of the more famous ghost pictures in the world. :)

I got involved when I met a member of the LCGH and they were in need of an electrician (which I am) as well as an EVP analyst. So I interviewed with them and became a member.

I will definitely check out the haunted hay ride! Thanks!


still4real profile image

still4real 7 years ago from EASTERN U.S.A.

WOW...that is wild...i have one too, check it out if you get a chance


Gina Barbiero profile image

Gina Barbiero 7 years ago from SouthEastern US

Great hub. Very interesting.


phoenixarizona profile image

phoenixarizona 7 years ago from Australia

Wow Wow Wow. Cool I am so jealous right now. That would ave been an awesome thing to see. I wouldn't worry about the little girl. Obviously this was used to rope you in. Especially if you were concerned with the state of the bathroom. What nags at my curiousity though is why the owner of the property had not seen the bathroom. Or told you about it. Quite frankly I would have called the police but that's hust me. I thoroughly enjoyed your Hub. keep up the great work!!! BTW is there any way anyone can see the footage of this house?


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Thank you still4real & Gina! :)

Phoenix - Something still bothers me about the girl, I wish I had closure. :) The old man that owned the farmhouse had not lived in it for more than 15 years, so I would say while he must have been aware of the vandalism, he probably did not brave the floor joist to get in and look around often. I never thought about that before, but surely he would have mentioned it!! lol

As for footage on the place, I would say most of it is still available. I will contact Danny and ask him and get permission to pass along his email address. :) You can find him on myspace at http://www.myspace.com/lcghosthunters also. :)


marfeli lna 7 years ago

i do belive in ghosts in you?


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Marfeli - I am not sure I understand... if you are asking if I believe in ghosts, then the answer is absolutely yes.

If you are asking if I believe if ghosts can be inside of a person, then I would have to go with a much less certain yes. I know very little about possessions and exorcisms.


Sexy jonty profile image

Sexy jonty 7 years ago from India

Very scary ...

good hub ....


Kimberly Bunch profile image

Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

Great Hub! I have had experiences with ghosts all my life and I started writing about it. If you are interested here's one of them: http://hubpages.com/hub/Reflections-My-Experience-...


malcolm 7 years ago

simple, humans die, dont go anywhere else, but "sleep" till the day of resurrection, demons transform into the likeness of dead humans to make them believe in immortality, big business hollywood television and movies to brainwash the gullible into believing life after death, which causes suicides, terrorist bombings etc, and the world tells the lie to there children, on and on till its "normal" thanks to the harlot and ancient pagan beliefs, the world is deceived, he who has a strong forehead shall know


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 7 years ago from Kentucky Author

Malcolm - I find it very arrogant that you state your belief is not only the right one, but that all those who believe otherwise are gullible and without a "strong forehead". Since you have it all figured out, you should cite your sources for those of us without your imperial insight. I didn't delete your comment because everyone has a right to their opinion, no matter how extremely ignorant they make themselves look.


NateSean profile image

NateSean 7 years ago from Salem, MA

Your red orb is pretty much a camera thing. Orbs aren't generally accepted as evidence of paranormal activity because they can be easily explained and reproduced.

Now the pic of a human face at the top is impressive.

**Excerpt**

The demonology specialist walked in and immediately covered his mouth and nose. “My God!” he yelled and began to vomit as he fled the room. “You don't smell that? Its horrible!”

***

People get sick, sure. But shouting like that and running from the room would have gotten him stuck on evidence duty on my team.

If you feel uncomfortable or need to leave the room you do so as quietly as possible so as not to disturb the client, who is counting on you to do a professional investigation.

Gotta puke? No problem. But cut back on the theatrics or you're just one step down from "Dude Run."


ally 7 years ago

o_o ' '


It's just me profile image

It's just me 7 years ago from Alaska

I've smelled other things besides sulfer at hauntings, the worse thing was rotten meat, and the nicest roses.

As far as the descriptions of some of the people in your former group I'd say they were young and for the main part inexperienced.

One should never run and scream at an investigation. As soon as your demonologist became ill all of you should have gathered up your things, and left, called the owner and stated that the investigative team had a bad reaction to the site, and if he gave you any money returned it all except for expenses.

To me it sounds like the purported demonologist isn't that at all but a medium of some sort and should not work as a demonologist at all especially if he allows an entity to enter him.

I hope that your team leader made copies of every video, photo, and recording, and gave it to the owner, and possibly the police as there was blood all over the bathroom.

Yes the house may have burned down but forensics or a fire investigator would more than likely find evidence of any human foul play.

You're a lucky person to have made it out and survived to tell the story. I hope that your "demonologist" is alright.


APACHI46 profile image

APACHI46 7 years ago

Try this place on for size, see what happens. Paranormal State with Ryan Buell. I belong to that group (forums).

Amazing the information people have dealt with, I'm surprised no one has been committed yet. LOL


alejandra 7 years ago

in my room there was a gril


albertovich 7 years ago

Makes me wonder if the vortex that was there closed...or did it? scary stuff, do you have any kind of nightmares about it? coz normally the bad things do follow you.


blonde kandi profile image

blonde kandi 7 years ago

I don't just believe, i am! have you ever heard of a portal, a doorway to the spirit realm? well I, myself, am a doorway. any time a soul passes on anywhere near me I can feel them leave! I am haunted! literally! anywhere i go i have spirits near me! I even have shadow demons. Shadow demons are low level demons. they manifest themselves from the slightest bit of light. depending on what they show themselves as is how powerful they are! if you find a bug shadow, then you got the lowest level shadow demon. they just tease you! my children unfortunately have to deal with it too. they have their own little spirits fallowing them. they just play together though. luckily...


Smireles profile image

Smireles 7 years ago from Texas

Very good story. You have to be careful when encountering demons. I do not think it is good to hunt them.


aguasilver profile image

aguasilver 6 years ago from Malaga, Spain

Did those experiences affect how you viewed God?


magnoliazz profile image

magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Have you ever read "The Demonologist" by Ed and Lorraine Warren? Maybe you should. This stuff is very, very serious. Personally I think these ghost huunters are asking for trouble.

Excellent story by the way! It was a long story, but I could not stop reading it.


markminer profile image

markminer 6 years ago from Albany, Oregon

Very nice story, and sounds like you guys know what you're doing. It's funny how some of them will even pose for the camera when approached in a respectful way, huh? But pictures are becoming absolete when it comes to convincing people that ghosts are real and their just like us, only without bodies. As far as demons, well, I have a next door neighbor who could qualify as one with no problem. You think I'm kidding. Anyways, thanks for sharing...


EIF131 profile image

EIF131 6 years ago

Kelly,

I've often wondered, when it comes to investigating, if something evil could stick to you? You know, follow you home and not leave? Tormenting you and just cause havoc?

Many years ago, I watched this documentary of a camera man who something evil unknown followed him back home. He called a friend in panic and between the both of them they were able to capture in every corner of his small apartment things being thrown, set a blaze, and just pure chaos. In the end, it destroyed his marriage because he was forced to travel over water every so often to throw it off. It never left him.

That really gave me the creeps. Hope you guys are safe and protect yourselves since there is pure evil that I believe exists.


Roger Renwick profile image

Roger Renwick 6 years ago from Florence, Alabama

Hi Kelly, you have a brave heart, very good Hub, well written. I believe in the paranormal too, and have several events that have happened to me, i have them posted on my Hubpages listed under Strange Events, i hope you will view them.


jonathanacosta17 profile image

jonathanacosta17 6 years ago from Philippines

creepy...i loved it!


jonathanacosta17 profile image

jonathanacosta17 6 years ago from Philippines

i have always believed in ghosts and have felt their presence. though sometimes, i lack guts to tell others about it. thanks for this article. it gives me courage to post some of my more adventurous encounters.


Laura Thykeson profile image

Laura Thykeson 6 years ago from Central Texas

Love the story, and believe it! My hubby and my son and I were "ghost hunters for a while just for kicks, until we got the crap scared out of us. Plan to write a hub about it soon. Hope you can stop by and have some input on it!

Laura T


markminer profile image

markminer 6 years ago from Albany, Oregon

I have to write another comment after reading some recent ones...everyone has to remember that when we die, we stay the same. We don't get transformed into some hidieous evil monster that lurks in dark corners and can't wait to jump on the chance to throw your fine china...

We stay the same, so when ghosthunters go out and "hunt" down ghosts, when all they're suppose to be doing is hunting down proof, that is disrespectful. It would if someone came into your home and started taking pictures of you, wouldn't you chase them into the yard or to their place and have them answer to what they were doing? Think aobut it. Stop thinking evil and start thinking smart.


Crazdwriter 6 years ago

Very interstig hub you have here. I liked that you added pictures. And though I myself do not see anything, I am sure that you and your team had. Very informative. and I would love to go hunting for ghosts since I have had my own encounters and am very interested in the paranormal.

Ignore the jerks on here who have posted nasty comments.


electra73 profile image

electra73 6 years ago from Canada

You're right orbs in pics are now being ruled out as any such proof that spirits exist, but evp's and many claims keep us questioning the possibility that there is more going on than meets the eye.


vanguard 6 years ago

Loved the story-I have lived in 2 haunted houses in my life, one which manifested sounds(footsteps and phantom doors slamming at 5 p.m. everyday without fail) and my childhood home in Germany was 900 years old and think it made me sensitive. Lots of apparitions and a phantom cat and also a dog but didn't seem aware of each other.If you get the chance, come to Robb canyon here in Reno, Nevada. I'm told it turns skeptics into believers. My friend and I will go next week, we've heard so many stories and we've been wanting to become investigators for a long time as our local area has hundreds of stories.


dongately profile image

dongately 6 years ago from Sana Clarita, California

I am an agnostic. Basically, I think when you die, that's it. Stories like your's make me think well maybe there is something after this life - just maybe. Which is why I am an agnostic, not an atheist.


Suewinf profile image

Suewinf 6 years ago

I loved the story too and like some of the other people who have posted comments I seem to find ghostly happenings everywhere I go. It started when I was a teenager and has continued ever since. I've just started writing about them on hubpages.


chrisward 6 years ago

If you believe in spirits or ghosts or whatever, consider what the Holy Bible (God's Word) has to say about these things. If you can be open minded enough to believe in these things, believe in the Holy Ghost !!


ideasformiami profile image

ideasformiami 6 years ago from Miami, Florida.

Loved the story Kelly, but I really wanted to know what was under the stairs, I just had an experience my self and wrote a hub about it, please read it and let me know what you think, thank you!


Ruby dedios  6 years ago

I have now a believer of ghosts


Harlan Colt profile image

Harlan Colt 6 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

I don't believe a person's spirit, or "ghost" lingers after they die. I mean consider all the millions and millionsand millions of people who have died since the beginning of time. Where are all their ghosts? The black plague in Europe killed over 100 million people alone. Add it up and that is a lot of ghosts that just don't seem to be running around. I do however, believe in devils and they are nothing to play around with. I think they take on a human ghostly form to fool people into thinking they are a relative or spirit if the dead. I also believe that devils can act friendly and try to help people on occasion but again its only to fool them later on. Either way, I know there is something out there, I just don't believe its people who've passed away.

In my home town there is an old hotel from the 1920's that's been restored. I used to work there. Many of the other employees told of an old man who would come to the desk and ask for assistance in his room. He would be smoking a cigar and you could smell it. The housekeeper would follow him to his room and he would turn and walk through the door into the room. And I mean THROUGH the door, not the open door, but while it was closed. Curious, the housekeeper would open the door and the room was always full of cigar smoke, but the little old man would be gone. It was always the same room too, Room 122. I never saw the old man myself, but several employees had. In another wing of the hotel was a deer's head with large antlers, actually there were several deer heads, but this one had an evil spirit in it. My hair would always raise up when I passed it and I would feel chills. It's eyes always followed you as you passed by. It's interesting I guess. Nice hub, I enjoyed your story. Thanks for sharing. Maybe I should write a hub about the hotel someday.

- Harlan


Matt 6 years ago

I see them all the time


elizibith 6 years ago

it is even more scary when 3 black ghost are in you house hiding in your closet.


"scared" 6 years ago

F**CK GHOST IN MY HOUSE NOT KIDING!!!!!!!! EVEN TOOOK PICS


elizibith 6 years ago

really upload them on here


peach 6 years ago

i dont now if i should believe in ghosts because mys friend

says there real but i have not seen them.can someone please tell me how to see one or if there not real please.


Rance 6 years ago

Hi everyone, to be honest i used to be curious about ghost and things that go bump in the night so to speak, then one night something really happened that would changed my feelings and knowledge ever since,

one night at about 11.30pm myself and a friend were walking along a street in Bridgwater in Somerset , england, and there were a group of about 5 people in front about 20 feet away walking and so we didn't take much more notice, in conversation we both looked at the ground as you do and then looked up to see this group of people had completely disapeared, no cars, no doors or corners for them to enter at all for 150 yards but they vanished, very confused by this myself and friend then had to go through the nxt street, again all very dark and quiet apone passing a door about 10 feet behind us it suddenly opened and now this is a building belonging to the local council authority and was obviously closed and in total darkness at this time of night, but anyway me being me curiously walked back to see, and found a lady in her mid 20,s standing there with long dark hair, she was there believe me and so i said oh" hi ya2 and she said softly hello back but just at that moment my mate said who the hell are you talking to ?

by which i said her of course just to witness the door closing" my friend said there was certainly no one there i was talking to thin air, he said the door opened i spoke and then the door closed, apone my mate stating no one was there we both went well white as a ghost ourselves" honestly since this incident i have witnessed many other things, they very much do exist, its just that we,ve all been brought up and moulded to believe its all nonsense,


Granny's House profile image

Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Great hub. I also had a experience. It happened when I was around 12 Iam 52 now And still remember it clearly. It is something you never forget


Rance 6 years ago

out of interest, has anyone else noticed that the last time Kelly Downey was on here was 9months ago ? quite possibly due to being busy, or is it ? Mmmmm ? lol hopefully its a funny comment" get on here girl just to know alls well,


Diane Inside profile image

Diane Inside 6 years ago

To be honest that first picture at the top just looks like the man in front of the picture. Perhaps some anomaly in the camera lens or his image reflecting back out of the camera, or something I don't know. Anyway intersting hub while I've never seen a ghost, anything is possible.


curisus about alot.... 6 years ago

miss.

if one is surching for absulut ~

I mean.... face to face exposer to the para-normal

were would one go


iamqweenbee 6 years ago

Great story! I caught goosebumps. LOL


Pigmartyr profile image

Pigmartyr 6 years ago

Love the hub big believer in the paranormal not so much orbs though.


ImNedBigby profile image

ImNedBigby 6 years ago

O_O OMG... awesome pics! :D and wow, believe it or not, there ARE ghosts and of course it would be ridiculous for ppl to not believe that, and if they dont believe that there's another life force out of this world.


DennisWayne profile image

DennisWayne 6 years ago from Dennison,Texas

Well I went blind by the age of seven and I only see true lights of people mostly I knew of such things that the ancient people were from the near future our furthering life's coming and going as some please themselves, not knowing others try to catch others using someone that had been in death experiences themselves and still configuring a way to come back and say that the other one's were insane but then again, I know myself now I really wasn't as good as I thought I could not hear all the words of deceitfulness , but then I discovered my older brother slit my throat by the time I was about four and they kept me on cough medicines and codienes , until they stopped and let me Go at a meer age of 31 I was exposed to pox for a small closiur of time I passed away in the hospital down in Alabama and now seem to be dealing with Cancerous things that I never had had before, now I think they call it all sleeping in semi acoma type ways that are unexplainable, so there is the ability to think but it is like someone tries to take over and talk to much....! so let me tell you ,better be Good and do the right things by your own Wills telling you what is right and what should never be done like using others to obtain strength and harm them still anyway you wanted , you know there are people who have seen these type of things and then they come back talking you into saying or doing something while they watch for one of those things they damned someone else to become and no return in their own minds footage shows that the guy with the fone cam was taking pictures of that thing while he had someone else talking , this way he could maybe set an outgoing threat to someone he already took the family from and used them unrightfully against their own wills of life ,baring them no ruights being wrongfully abusive will take the thing and turn it against you, so Hope for mormality to be just a good form of life Naturaul and normal to life with children , anything else is worsened by the fact of what you suggest to others , and we don't really need to starve people anymore that's why there were and are freaks of the unnaturaul stran of pourific gene pools and well I wished for the best for you slim jim Man wherever you are I hope that you will be o.k and not turn against the wrong people none the greater thaqn your true creator, your own will be true ,Life still for the moments of my life that was and may still be me , in spirit I walk all the time of my life, they made bets that I would never walk again once and tried to fool me into running through a glass sliding door , might as well be called glass slicing doors, so be careful they may look nice but it never going to feel nice thinking someone runs you through it and gets out the back of your body and watches you die everyday since I was 5 years old 1966 so may the goodness of others change you knowing it'll never be the same like that , and I am sure my brother stolen my body because he had pictures taken of wearing my clothes even dubbed in my lifetime like it was his life now ,so hey anyone that can relate to that may need to contact me somehow I think I live in Torrance,California and they did some weird things to the body in Texas, so beware people I am not in that Body that I know of, he thinks he's a medium for me to die , always talking sometimes inside my head with ear phones ,you know they call them buds earsbuds , sick on drugs , so please keep your children checked up and be careful the whole government knows about the man they Called Dennis Earl Goff was me against all odds back in the day , he passed away in front of me in san bernandino california near to los angeles city of lost angels is what they called it in the 1960's so if anyone has anyone missing you can check out that place near HollyWood because noone likes to be a puppet for trixs or monies to help Daniel Lynn Goff do it anymore, he was my conspiray brother telling everyone he used me like I was in a trance hell he was inside of there and still gets inside of it sometimes , he used black magic markers he calls it so if you here of Huffers he's bound to be there , please Daniel Stop you wer never German or a dog , Like all we learn where you come from along time ago. you can't just host yourself like an egg in a cupcake , so be good and quit while you may still have a descent life there , somewhere you spot yourself everyday since 1990 and they won't tell you how come , your brother was shocked with a camera and life was being stolen from him not you .


shullbitter 6 years ago

who cares about ghosts, kelly is a hottie


faniiyenry23 6 years ago

intresting story....


primpo profile image

primpo 6 years ago from Ocean County New Jersey

well I know every word you say is true, I have had alot of encounters I wrote about them on my hubpage. Do you still have contact with the ghost hunters? I've been looking to get involved with a group. Look on my pages and I have listed some stories that happened to me. I am glad you guys got the equipment back, that would have been alot to lose. I'm glad your safe. Did J ever get checked out? I hope he is ok...take care , hope to hear from you


Brie 6 years ago

That Dennis Wayne dude is creeping me out.

Please don't come near my house or i will shoot you.


Jordan 6 years ago

This story lost me when it mentioned dripping blood. Sounds more like a fresh murder scene than a legitimate haunting. I believe in ghosts (my brother had a VERY close encounter with one), but this story is a little far-fetched.


charmaine tay is min 6 years ago

ghost in singapore


timonweller profile image

timonweller 6 years ago

Thanks for the great ghost pics share. They are great.


LightIsLove profile image

LightIsLove 6 years ago

Thank you for sharing your experience..... I could not go looking for ghosts..... You are a brave....brave person. I also exerienced something and got photos.... Look it up sometime and tell me it you have ever seen this before. Again thanks for sharing.


Harry scen 5 years ago

You think that's scary i have more things then that is scary i have more


riphu 5 years ago

omg this is just more then scary!!!!!! i looooove scary stories, but... oh my god!!! i would never have gone back inside for a million dollars!!! this is scary!!! but i wanna check whats under the stairs... wonder what it could be.....


riphu 5 years ago

omg this is just more then scary!!!!!! i looooove scary stories, but... oh my god!!! i would never have gone back inside for a million dollars!!! this is scary!!! but i wanna check what's under the stairs... wonder what it could be..... you are one brave person and i really am glad you shared your experience with us..... i hope to hear further more about ghost stories because i have experienced one right here in maldives!! i would love to hear more and i do believe in ghost.. because i have seen one... and you... i cant believe it... are really brave.... oh my god..


RosieFielding 5 years ago

Yes, I really do believe in ghosts or spirits as I call them, I have seen and felt them and I know that there are such things .


fayx24 profile image

fayx24 5 years ago from Australia

Well done! There are so many things out there that are unexplained.

I don't see an apparition in the first pic, though, just bamboo.


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 5 years ago from Kentucky Author

Hello all! I have not been on here for awhile and I was sincerely shocked at the volume of comments received! I apologies that I cannot reply to them all individually, but do want to say thank you for those with kind words and to those with...less than kind words, I left your comments as long as no profanity was used. :)

I understand there are many opinions and perspectives on these things and I just wanted to share mine. For those that were deleted, if you would like to restate your position with a little class I will leave it. Pointless disrespect and name calling just makes you look ignorant and your point was lost anyway, so I spared those that might be offended by your vulgarity from reading your drivel. :)

All opinions and perspectives welcome, and thank you to those that shared your personal stories! :)


kentuckyslone profile image

kentuckyslone 5 years ago

I absolutely do believe in ghosts but am really unsure about whether or not they can be photographed. Kentucky certainly has its share of ghost stories and haunted locations.


Emilee D.H. 5 years ago

I belive in ghosts, Bigfoot,Aliens,GOD AND JEASUS.

Plus I watch the haunted on Animal Plant And ghost Adventurs.And it allways point to the truth.


PS3Games 5 years ago

I sure hope there is life after death, just the thought of nothing after death, freaks me out!.

Love the pics.


Star 4 years ago

I want to say ghosts really exist but who r they , what r they

These answers r with only one person only ghosts


Poontang 4 years ago

this was stupid, i can't believe i wasted part of my life on this site


Faolan 4 years ago

good proof keep it up but im still not 100% sure ghosts exist more like around 70% just to think i used to not belive in ghosts


TJ 4 years ago

I LIKE THE PICS GUYS! YOU SHOULD CHECK OUT BENDIGO PARANORMAL GHOST TOURS PAGE FOR REALLY GROOVY GHOST SNAPS. HAPPY SNAPPING.


Blah 4 years ago

BLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAh


Raevyn14 profile image

Raevyn14 4 years ago from Tecumseh, Oklahoma

The pictures are very stunning, But the real evidence isn't in pictures its in EVP's.

EVPs can't be pushed away and tried to be explained away by skeptics, what they see in pictures they can try to debunk everything they see, but when they hear it for themselves its very hard to explain it away.

But you have to understand that with these pictures, you'll get all kinds of skeptic trying to say their fakes, if you believe that these pictures are legit, you need to stand by them and prove that they are real and where they were taken


Nate 4 years ago

Great loved it


one of the devils daughters 4 years ago

i "see" the ghosts in the pic.s and all around me, but mostly i "Feel" them, it like my sixth sense


trucker 4 years ago

by the way these are fake pics


hruday tej 4 years ago

i am truthful that gosts are present beside you

i do believe in ghosts

because i have witnessed it many times


Kelly Downey profile image

Kelly Downey 4 years ago from Kentucky Author

Thank you to all of you that said nice things about this Hub! :)

Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and I will not delete any comments because they disagree with me or believe this is fake or made up (unless profanity was used). The only picture that was not taken by the LCGH is the one of the ghost climbing stairs. I just liked the picture and thought it suited the Hub well. :) I assume that one is not "real", but its a cool picture. The rest of the pictures were taken by members of the group and are absolutely authentic.

For those that commented about the lack of professionalism, I agree with you. lol The group was formed by a guy that had a sincere love for paranormal activity and the group was made up of others that were like minded. I know I was young and inexperienced, as we all are at the beginning of anything we do. I think the owner did a great job and was professional in general, but we had never experienced anything like this and it showed. This is an experience I will never forget, mistakes and all. :)


lolpop 4 years ago

lol it lolpop like on top ten crepest fish and waltmart just laugh lol told you i was bored

;() lol ghopst are scary


a ghost hunter 3 years ago

in search of real ghost, i travel all over asia & also night stay in the hunted house at night but never found the presence of ghost, sorry friend but i am sorry to say all posted are fake.


OMGirdle profile image

OMGirdle 3 years ago from United States

I have proof of ghosts, spirits as they liked to be called, as well. I've always been a believer and have had several strange experiences. But it wasn't until I moved into my current location that I have actually captured images on both video and stills. To the person who said they weren't sure ghost could be photographed...yes, they can. It is hard to capture them with normal settings. Since they mainly appear as "contrasting images" adjustments to exposure is definitely necessary. I have several stories with visual and audible proof. However, I'm shopping my story for it is truly an eye-opening experience. Speaking of eye, the photo under "This Place" contain the images of eyes as I have seen in my photos. I'm glad I ran across this article as I have been searching to see if others have captured the images of eyes as it must be symbolic of something. Good article. Don't worry about those who don't believe. I don't try to convert but simply to inform.


jos 3 years ago

its an optical illusion if not photoshop. ghost is just a term but someone you know dead that your seeing alive is different story its called the wicked spirit. they disguise as your love ones who die to misdirect you , to make you believe that there is life after death when in fact dead people are unconscious but rather resurrection is their hope.


camo 2 years ago

my dad says ghosts are not real well he is wrong


Jean-Cedrick Fred Jr. 2 years ago

My family says that I'm wrong that ghosts are real! I was sure that I've seen one in my room at night & in the hallway in the day that passed from the hallway to the wooden wall!!


Jean-Cedrick Fred Jr. 2 years ago

Even 2 years ago, I`ve seen one white spot beside the door, I blinked my eyes & maybe you wouldn`t believe me, but it disappeared. that same night, I heard eerie sounds outside my door t`il 6am in the morning which scared me the whole night!!


Jonathan Lamoureux 2 years ago

At home, my father & I slept downstairs in the basement. A few hours later, my father woke up & went to the bathroom. Then I woke up at my turn, looking at my father going upstairs. I waited for 6 minutes straight in the basement t'il he'd come back. Allthough when he was in the washroom, I seen a dark blue cup on the ground since you know that it's 0:00 at night. I blinked my eyes & it turned out it was flashing on the ground. With my father coming downstairs, he didn't know that the flashing blue cup was there . So he steped on it and ...


Shaune laposa 2 years ago

i like to see ghost i find them intresting then just last night i was trying top sleep and i felt a weird presince i look up and say the figer i blinked andit wasn't there any more well time for the hunt


Jean-Cedrick Fred Jr. 2 years ago

I was at home & yes it went through me that ghost!!


no name 2 years ago

You won't believe me but I've been pulled by one


Jean-Cedrick Fred Jr. 23 months ago

Did a ghost pull you? By the way, they're called spirits. Some people hardly see them, some people say that Buckingham Elementary is the worst place to be, some people (like me) believe in them, some people say they see them in the day & at night & that's why they say we're scared of them.Some days at home, some nights should I say, think about if dayd to nights would remain dark, so we may flash a green light & say "let's go paranormal" & apparently the green light makes it look paranormal which makes me think something might just happen. You know what the result is? Actualy, it happens for real. " And yes I'm talking about ghosts!" Which I always know about! Thanks for posting that comment No Name. It feels good adding this comment to you!


Jean-Cedrick Fred Jr. 22 months ago

Tuesday night, waking up to go to the washroom, getting off my top bunk, a blue ghost went through me. Just then, I felt shivers through me. I swear, it was actually one. The comments I posted, are about that!


panku 22 months ago

is it possible. . nd photos are looking real


Insidiousfan1265@h 22 months ago

I've been watching Insidious but at night at 10:00 when the movie finished, I see the TV go off all by itself. 5 seconds later walking at my bedroom door, the door shuts in my face! That's when I turned around & seen a ghost with a faded face!

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article
    working