September to October
2010 Ghost Stories
In recent weeks it has come to my attention that certain parties are using my ghost stories and those of my contributors as references for their own commercial enterprises. If you or someone you know is writing a book on ghosts in the Pacific Northwest, PLEASE DO NOT!!! copy or use the following stories or any other materials within this website as references.
Jefferson Davis (25 April 2003)
11 September 2010
Saw you where working on Oregon. [Weird
Oregon] Scappoose is a town North of Portland on the OR side of
the Columbia river. It is a small town but has a few interesting points.
#1 it has the worlds largest candle. There had been a candle factory in
the town so in the 70's they made on old silo to be the worlds largest candle. (they
poured gallons of wax all over it.) It was even dedicated by the governor
of the state. Sorry I cant remember which one. #2 Scappoose
was also the location of the Stienfields Pickle factory where they made mostly
sauerkraut. Scappoose still has a sauerkraut festival every year.
Scappoose is a native american name and it
means gravely creek or bank and there was a large Native Powwow there every
24 September 2010
FROM: Chris P
Ghost Story That Might Send Chills
This is a story of some unusual paranormal activity that happened a few years back. By the way my name is Chris Parker and I live in Lebanon Oregon, At the time of these strange events I was currently living in Albany Oregon.I must mention this house was brand new and for a few months everything was going fine. One night before I was going to bed I had to use the bathroom which was located downstairs in the laundry room. I began to hear footsteps walking back and forth in the kitchen and what was bizarre about this situation was there was nobody home, my Mom and Brother we're both at work I opened the door to find nothing there suddenly I ran upstairs and locked my door. It was hard for me to fall asleep I stayed awake for half an hour nothing else happened for about a week. Within a few months things started to get worse. The whole family would hear footsteps walking up and down the stairs, something moving the doorknob, the house just gave you a really
uneasy feeling my Mom also told me one night she felt a strong presense in her room and one night I decided to have my girlfriend over I told her about what was going on she said it could be demons, or a demonic presence I also told my brother to bring his friend over since he was curious about Ghost we then turned off all the lights and stood in the Kitchen. We waited there for about 10-15 minutes until then we saw a white figure standing in the laundry room we all we're extremely horrified on what we just saw. A few days later I was talking to my girlfriend on the webcam I went downstairs to get some water when I came back up to my room she told me there was a figure that walked right past the webcam scared out of my mind I shut my door and had her give me more detail if she could. After we moved I ran into our neighbors which I also told them about our house being haunted they said to me " That's funny that you say that shortly after you moved we had
2 new neighbors both of them moved within a few months " that struck
me as a little odd. Now I am residing in Lebanon, OR I did some research on this
house turns out several years back the owners died in the house and sometimes I
get a feeling someone is watching me or I hear voices nothing I can make out
it's almost like a white noise my brother also tells me he hears noises in the
living room where my Grandma's urn is located there was one night when I was
playing on my Xbox 360 when all of the sudden my closet door just slammed open I
am still trying to find out more about this house I have only lived here for 2
years. This is the ending of my ghost encounters hope to hear back from you
26 September 2010
Possible addition to Weird Washington
I stumbled across this thread and thought you might find it interesting. I live near this stretch of road and have only traveled it once last year. I got “creeped out” in broad daylight, but didn’t know why. I just found this thread today while looking for Halloween attractions in the area and it started me thinking….
12 October 2010
Matthew Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for emailing me.
I am afraid that I will be heading out of town shortly and cannot work on any
cases in the near future. I put out a post and hope to have someone for
you to talk to tonight or tomorrow morning.
I am forwarding your email
to Dave Galvan, who heads the Paranormal League of America, and Catherine
Duncan, who heads the Trails End Paranormal Society. They both take
slightly different approaches to problems like yours. I trust that they
will be in touch with you, I recommend you go with the group that seems the best
fit to your poltergeist. I am sorry I cannot be there myself.
Good luck to you all,
Questions from Catherine Duncan of Trails End Paranormal:
Matthew I am Catherine Duncan with Trails End Paranormal Society. I am one of two that Jeff Davis forwarded your information to.
I do have questions about your case. These questions will help me help you with your case. I do see you are next to Lone Fir Cemetery in Portland. Have you noted any other activity other than Poltergeist? (Shadows, Cold spots, Pets reacting to something you can't see?) Going with the idea that it is Poltergeist Activity I need to get some other information.
How many live in the home and ages? Have there been any changes in family structure? (Marriage, Divorce, Location of where your living, Deaths in the family (Include pets), Job Changes) If children are living in the home have they seen or heard anything? Also have they had changes in their lives? School, Friends, Family Structure? What is the age of your home?
Do you know anything about the history and how long have you lived there? Please include any other information you may feel will be helpful with your case.
Thank You Catherine Duncan
15 October 2010
FROM: Karen G
Haunted Tour Guide Reveiw
a quick note to let you know that I posted a story recently on my webpage about
your book, A Haunted Tour Guide of the Pacific NW. Thought you
might like to check it out: www.wildaboutthenw.com.
was a store manager at Vancouver WaldenBooks for 5 years. Every year,
about this time, I would order in extra copies of all your books and put them up
by the registers. They never failed to sell!
share this article with family, friends, and everyone interested in
the Pacific NW. Thanks!
webstie is full of interesting and at times unusual travel tips from across the
northwest. For a direct link to the
article, see: http://tkgilb.com/blog/2010/10/15/things-that-go-bump-in-the-night/
My name is Nicole C and I'm from Longview, WA. Well
now I am. I'm originally from Hawaii and California. I've lived here for about a
year now, 2 years in the North West. Me and my Fiance' live here with our
daughter and his sister and her husband and son live in the area too. We started
a local family oriented ghost hunting group called the Northwest Paranormal
Poachers.. cheesy I know but thats all we got for now. We have been doing some
investagations, one I think you know. The Kiggins Theater in Vancouver, WA. We
caught a picture of what looks like a dark apparition of a young girl staring at
the camera as well as some EVPS. I'd send you this picture in the email, but
unfortunately we sent a picture and video of our evidences from our
investigations and now the group A.G.H.O.S.T. took our investigation at the
Rutherglen Mansion and paid them off to reserve it for them and cancel us out.
But I will send it if you are interested in seeing the evidence we caught.
It's saddening to have someone take your
information and benifit for themselves and I'm sorry to hear people have been
taking your references. We know how it feels.
We've been investigating this house in SE Portland,
where a family of 3 generations lived. Now it is being renovated because the
owner had to foreclose. Apparently her son hung out in the garage and did heroin
with a lot of people in there and the mother would help pay for the addiction,
hence.. no money for mortgage and etc. We have found a demonic entity in the
house that calls to heroin addicts around the area, unlocking the metal bolt
door to the back yard. We have found people in the morning not sure why their
there, they just are. We have caught a womans voice on an EVP and a demonic
voice growling and telling us to get out. It's been throwing things around in
the garage and when people enter there during the day to renovate, they become
enraged over nothing. A fire was started on the bottom floor of the garage in
the middle of the night and found in the morning. The house itself has had some
activity but mostly outside and in the garage. We set up night vision cameras
and have proved no single human being is going in and staying there.
Just a story for you to hear and if you want to
We have been investigating The Rutherglen Mansion
here in Longview, WA. The owner is a friend of one of our investigators and a
brother to one of us. But like I said the Seattle taps team and A&E blind
sided us and cut us out. We were wondering if you have ever heard of the place
and its paranormal happenings?
If you would like to add the picture of the little
girl to your Kiggins Theater research and website I think we would be willing to
share as long as we got some credit. We do want to at least be recognized
I was wondering where else I would be able to buy
your books. I looked on Borders.com but I haven't been able to find it.
Allison also Responded to Nicole:
This is Ross from AGHOST.
I'm, sorry you had that happen. I do want to reassure you that was NOT us. We
have no investigations in that area or are we working with A&E. If you have
any other details, maybe a name I will personally find out who is responsible.
AGHOST does not operate in that manner and are always welcoming to other groups
and are more then willing to share locations. I hope there is NOT anther group
using our name in that manner.
19 October 2010
I received an email
today from Ross and will be replying to him as well. Thank you so much, it was
amazing to get this email and it meant a lot to me and my family. We are going
this Wednesday to investigate the SE Portland house again to use that instead as
our pilot episode. So possibly we could send you a copy of the show and you can
use it for an upcoming book or your website. I sent you the picture of the girl
in Kiggins Theater. I hope you enjoy it as well as others.
Right now all we
have is a Facebook page "Northwest Paranormal Poachers"
I started making a
website but its still under construction. My only time to work on it is it at
night since I stay at home with my daughter all day and such.
Again thank you so much for everything and we hope to hear from you again and maybe have you join us for an investigation. And I went down to Barnes and Noble today and got the first edition of Ghosts and Strange Critters of Washington and Oregon.
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