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Ghosts Are Everywhere... (edited)

My sister and I used to share the upstairs bedroom.  My family is very Catholic, so we had a bookcase in the corner of the room opposite the door which held a great deal of religious paraphernalia - statues, rosaries, prayer books, pictures of saints, etc.  One night, I woke up to the sound of the St. Michael statue falling off the bookcase onto the ground (St. Michael is believed to protect people from evil... he was the angel who fought Lucifer/Satan).  Hovering in the corner by the bookcase was a tall and slender white form, partly translucent.  I didn't move, couldn't move? for almost an hour, just watching it there.  It didn't exude evil or anything, but it sure scared the bejeezus out of me.

Also, I'm very much into theatre, and we always used to do shows at this old Opera House in Oshkosh.  The theater has all sorts of ghost stories, including the woman in the red dress, who was killed around the turn of the century when the catacombs below the theater collapsed, and Percy, the theater's old caretaker who shows up now and then just to wreak minor havoc.  I've encountered both... as well as other unidentified specters.

EDIT: For those of you interested in stories about the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, take a look at these links:
http://www.prairieghosts.com/oshkosh.html
http://www.journalism.wisc.edu/j417/fall02/cruising/hauntedwi.html

It doesn't detail all the ghosts suspected to be present at the Grand, but it does talk about a few.
Chanteuse1984 Chanteuse1984 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 7, 2007

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She was trapped when the catacombs collapsed, or so the story goes.

How did the woman in the red dress die?

I believe it. It's interesting that you mention the St. Michael statue. I'm from St. Louis and if you know about the exorcism then you should know that some of that took place here in STL in 1949. St. Louis period is a very haunted city. a few years ago I got real interested in the subject so I started buying books about the haunted places here in STL. and a few that even included haunted places in other cities and states.

I believe in the paranormal too! I saw a ghost in my mother's house about 5 years ago. Nobody can convince me that I didn't! I am that sure of it! It didn't scare me but it startled me at first glance. I couldn't tell if it was male or female it was an apparition. I have heard plenty of them though for years and witnessed the unexplainable!