Ghost Log 2009 (Ghost Log Postings 2009) Part IV

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Two summers ago there was a small class of pre-school kids who arrived early for Storytime and were waiting out front playing with their teachers. One of the teachers came in to use the restroom. Shortly after, she came out of the restroom quite literally looking like she had just seen a ghost. She approached the front desk and asked the librarian, “Is there a little girl in the bathroom?” and the librarian said, “A real girl? Or a ghost girl?” I was at the copy machine and this statement got my attention. The woman said in a shaky voice, “I don’t know…”  I asked if she was okay as she hurried towards the front door; she said at first that she didn’t want to talk about it. When she came in with the class I pulled her aside and said, “I don’t mean to upset you further; I am just curious; did the little girl look as if she was of Oriental decent?” {Many years ago, there had been an apparition of a little girl who was oriental and dressed in clothing native to the Orient…no has reported seeing her for many years and I was curious} The woman let out a big sigh and said, “Ok. I’ll tell you what happened.”  She stated that she couldn’t remember seeing the child’s face really.  The woman stated that as she was leaving the last stall and heading for the sink to wash her hands, there was a little girl in a white, old fashioned nightgown standing by the sink in the corner between the sink and the changing table. The child had two long brown braids. The woman smiled at her and said, “Hello.” Then she turned to the sink to wash her hands. She suddenly realized that the whole thing was strange; where the child was standing, and her clothing, etc… Startled, she glanced up to where the child had been standing and she was gone. She said the bathroom was suddenly very cold.

As mentioned some of the people in the group wanted to record, so we settled down in an attempt to be quiet enough to hear something on a recording. I had my back to the stalls. One woman said, “Is there anyone in here with us?” before she even finished talking we all heard a whispering around us…with the exception of one person, we couldn’t hear what it said, however one woman exclaimed immediately, “I heard a name! I heard a name! I heard someone say ‘Gretchen’!” At about this time a few people all exclaimed, “Whoa! Did you see that?! Ellie, did you touch the door to the stall?” I did not touch it. Apparently the door to the stall moved…opened behind me. At least three people saw it. We all felt strongly like we wanted to get the heck out of there and did. The other people in the gallery, when I reluctantly offered to take them in the bathroom adamantly and unanimously declined. We played back the recording from the bathroom and as the patron ask; “Is there anyone in here with us?” everyone can plainly hear a loud whisper in a man’s voice say, “Gretchen”

We continued on the walk. For the most part we didn’t have too many other things happen. There were many people who would all exclaim at the same time, “Whoa, do you smell that? It smells like incense!” Or, “…it smells like flowers or perfume…” there were several times that we felt really cold patches pass between us. I was useless with the k-2 meter; gesturing with my hand that was holding it, so unfortunately I don’t know if we had any light-ups with it. We made it all the way to the garage and there really wasn’t a strong feeling of a presence…until we entered the garage. One person got a photograph of an orb in there too. We stood in there for a few min and then all of us had the urge to get out. Quick. We did. Next we headed upstairs…again, many people, myself included, felt cold patches and dizzy spells for several of us. When we reached the lounge upstairs there were two people who instantly felt sick and dizzy upon entering, and this was mentioned well before I told them about how that happens with some people in that room.

Our time in the multi-purpose room during the 2nd Ghost Walk:

We headed back to the multipurpose room and Micki got her group together to go on round two. We told people what happened in group one and Micki had the existing e.v.p.’s pulled up on the computer on the big screen. So we listened to those and people began listening to their phones trying to see if we got any recordings.  Several people did in fact record voices that were not us, or that spoke in response to a question as we were all quiet, giving the spirits an opportunity to answer. The most notable from this tour was from the bathroom with the name Gretchen.

One guy, who was listening to the e.v.p.’s with me, suddenly felt sad and had tears in his eyes for no apparent reason. He remained extremely upset and finally called his ride to come get him. There were several more people who became extremely emotional and teary for no apparent reason from that point on. Two separate young ladies took me aside to talk to me. Each of them was crying. When I asked what was wrong, neither one really knew.

We had several instances of cold spots; cold air.

Ghost Log 2009 (Ghost Log Postings 2009) Part III

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November 2, 2009

Ellie Davis-Eaton

Assistant of Youth Services

Ghost Walk 2009 Report

In the year of 2009 we had our annual Ghost Walk on Friday, October 30th.

Earlier In the day:

We actually began having weird occurrences early in the day. Micki loaned me her pin-drive so that I could transfer the e.v.p.’s (electronic voice phenomenon) on it to my computer. She was standing here talking to me about the coming evening as I transferred the files. I told her I would bring her the pin-drive when I was finished.  About five minutes later I grabbed it and headed for the back room to give it to her. When I got back there I found it was no longer in my hand. I looked around the floor and checked my pockets. It wasn’t there. I decided I must have actually left it at my desk after all. We set up for the program and then I went to go look on my desk. It wasn’t there. I was really concerned by this time and spent about a half-hour searching and asking my colleagues if they had seen it. No one had. I finally gave up and went home, continuing to worry about it all afternoon. When I got back to the library the first thing I said to Micki was, “I think I lost your pin-drive.” She looked at me oddly and I said, “Do you have it?” She said, “Yes, it was on my desk in my little zipper bag with the rest of them.”  I did not put it in there. Neither did anyone else that worked here that day and her desk is in the back area where only employees may go.

Carla was in her office working with some Celtic music playing. She clearly heard a woman’s voice come across the speakers, over the top of the music, “Hello”, it said.  She looked around….there was no one there. She checked her phone, just to check and see if maybe somehow it was the phone.  It wasn’t. Then, the voice came across again, “Hello?” Carla told me she went out to the circulation desk and asked if anyone had been speaking to her. Everyone looked at each other, puzzled and said they had not.  As she entered her office again, she heard, “Hello!” and again, “Hello!” It was already time for her to go home, so she turned off the music and went home.

The Ghost Walk:

We all continuously felt cold drafts as soon as we entered the library.  Thankfully the equipment worked great, as we presented the power point presentation featuring a brief history of the sight of the building along with information on the building of the library complete with photographs of some of the remains found. We had great feedback and discussions. We showed them the library web page, in particular The Ghost Blog, High Spirits.  We determined to split into three groups.  Micki loaned us her k2-meter and prepared to review the existing e.v.p.’s on the blog, and I prepared to lead the first tour.

Tour One:

We gathered in the gallery. I begin my tours by going into the women’s bathroom, with the lights out, a few at a time. Once inside, I share with them the various incidences reported or experienced in that area. We decided to go ahead and leave the lights out and a few people decided to record with their cell phones. It took us a few min to get situated. There where cold ‘drafts’ passing through, past all of us. We all felt like there was a presence. I told them about patron reports of ghosts, of sounds and of my own ghostly experiences. Here is what I told them:

First of all it was quite literally years before I personally had a paranormal experience in the bathroom.  When I did it was brief and intense. For the first time I had an unpleasant vibe in connection with the paranormal activity at the library. I was leaving the last stall in the women’s restroom and heading for the last sink when I heard this huge commotion coming from the door to the bathroom and heading towards me…it sounded, oddly,  like a man in heavy boots aggressively running to me half yelling and mumbling and speaking intelligibly in a jumble of disturbing sounds. It happened so fast I didn’t even get to finish my exclamation of, “What’s wrong?!” before it or ‘he’ was literally directly behind me…I could FEEL him towering over me and there was this menace emanating from the entity and surrounding me. I am not easily spooked; however it took great self control not to run out of there.

I also told them about how many librarians and patrons over the years have heard giggling coming from the ladies restroom.

The week of the program one librarian heard the toilet paper rolling in the stall next to her…toilet paper piling on the floor and no one else in the bathroom…she checked the stall and the toilet paper was still rolling…by itself.

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