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Halloween stories: Neighbor visits from the grave
Part-time Prescott resident tells of creepy experience in Phoenix home

(Steinar Engeland/Courtesy)

(Steinar Engeland/Courtesy)

Readers share their creepy, paranormal experiences

In anticipation of Halloween, The Daily Courier put out a reader appeal earlier this month inviting all quad-city residents to submit true stories of the creepiest or most paranormal encounters they’ve ever experienced. The deadline for submissions was Oct. 21 and readers responded with some great stories ranging from seeing ghosts in the night to extended periods of unusual, unexplained disturbances in their homes or work places. The Courier will run these stories leading up to Wednesday, Oct. 31.

While we were in our Phoenix home about six years ago, our next door neighbor passed away.

Within hours, his wife began to fade and passed away about a day and a half later. Strange things started happening soon thereafter — car alarms going off by themselves, thumping noises, the feeling of running over something when backing out of the driveway (nothing there), and lights going on and off next door.

One night my husband woke to see a figure of a ghostly elderly woman floating directly above my head as I slept. She was staring intently at me until she saw my husband looking at her, then she vanished.

Our guess is that since her husband passed from dementia, and she was his primary caregiver, she was looking for him to make sure he was OK.

We think she found him, because the strange things stopped happening.

It was super creepy!

— Shelly Cahill, Prescott

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