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Paranormal Pennies

Updated on June 9, 2013

by Christine B.

When I get a phone call from a person who tells me they think their home is haunted one of the first things I do is to advise them to put out a stack of at least ten pennies in a place that no one or pet can disturb it. If the stack of pennies moves or is rearranged, it is an indication that there is spirit activity in the home. The appearance of random pennies or other small coins has always been an indicator of paranormal activity. I have personal experience with this truth.

In the 1970s I lived in a home that was haunted by at least two friendly spirits. I know this for a fact because I saw them on a regular basis. Many typical events of a haunted environment occurred in that house, all of which were not meant to scare us, but only to let us know they were there. One night stands out in particular.

My two young children (long before the twins were born) had been playing cards with a family friend who had given them each a handful of pennies to play with. The kids were so excited; and after we returned home they both left their pennies on their dressers when they climbed into bed, each in their own rooms. The next morning I found both my son and daughter sleeping on the couch in our living room. When I asked my daughter why they weren’t sleeping in their beds, she took me by the hand and led me into her bedroom. There were pennies all over her floor. I told her to pick them up because I had just cleaned the house the day before. She told me, “You don’t get it Mom, I didn’t put them there!”

My daughter then told me what had happened. “Every hour I heard the coo-coo clock sound off, I would hear the floor boards creak in my room, I would hear a penny hit the hardwood floor, spin around and then stop. I was so scared, but I fell back asleep until the next hour and then it would start all over again. I was finally so scared that I came out here to sleep.” My son piped up behind us, “The same thing happened to me, look.” He led me to his room and there were pennies all over his floor, as well. My children are adults now, but in all the years since this incident they have never wavered on their story.

Remember the floating penny in the movie, Ghost? That was not make-believe… spirits can and do move pennies all the time. If you don’t believe me, put out a stack of pennies and then see what happens.

The most convincing photograph of spirit penny manipulation is this one that was taken from a home that I investigated in Oakley, California.  Not only had the penny stack moved into two stacks, but the top penny is standing on its edge on top of one
The most convincing photograph of spirit penny manipulation is this one that was taken from a home that I investigated in Oakley, California. Not only had the penny stack moved into two stacks, but the top penny is standing on its edge on top of one | Source
This penny was from the same house.  This time the penny was laying down and the next morning it was standing on its edge.
This penny was from the same house. This time the penny was laying down and the next morning it was standing on its edge. | Source


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      Christine B. 

      5 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      Everyone's a skeptic until they experience the paranormal for themselves. No, you are NOT crazy. People have reported unexplained experiences with coins for hundreds of years. Thanks for stopping by for taking the time to comment.

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      5 years ago

      I have one hell of experience her: One lazy Sunday afternoon in my hometown, since there's nobody around to talk to, I strolled along to my mother's convenient store. It was a little dark inside because the store is closed during Sundays. Then I came across my mother's big old cash register. It's a post-war model but still works perfectly for cash money safe-keeping. And just in front of the cash register, I saw a fifty cent coin. I always keep in mind things I was taught to, that taking money that's not yours is bad. So to keep it safe, I inserted the coin inside the small slit of the cash register's cash drawer and dropped it inside. I turned around for a second to check for other misplaced coins. I didn't find one so I turned back to the cash register.

      To my amazement, the coin that I just inserted into the cash drawer just seconds ago was now lying flat outside the cash register! Thinking that I might have some lapses, I took the coin and inserted it back again into the slit of the cash drawer one more time. I stared at it for several seconds but nothing unusual happened. I begun to suspect that something very wrong is happening. So to test it, I turned my eyes away from it for a second and take a look back. To my horror, the coin somehow 'climbed' up by itself inside the cash drawer and managed to escape outside the cash register! That really intrigued me and did it for the 3rd time when it finally stayed put inside the cash drawer. Now, I was searching for an answer or at least look for an explanation of that eerie incident. At least I have known, by using the internet, that other people around the globe have experienced it one way or the other. What's important to me now is the mere fact that I didn't loose my mind during that time and that paranormal experiences really do happen.


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