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Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Ghosts Are Real: My Experience

Here’s my disclaimer: I do not like scary things.

Never in my life have I gone to see a horror movie and for perspective purposes, the movie “Signs” kept me restlessly awake for over a month.

So take that into consideration when I tell you that the idea of the paranormal scares the be-Jesus out of me. 

The funny thing about the paranormal is that it doesn’t care if you are scared, it will exist without you. That was case when I was growing up and is still the case today.

My first memorable experience with the paranormal was when I lived in Alden, NY.  I was just 4 years old at the time and woke up to the sounds of a party going on downstairs in my basement.  By party, I mean people laughing, talking loudly and music playing.  It was loud enough to wake me out of a sound sleep.  As I crept downstairs to sneak a peek at this party, I noticed that the lights were not on.  No one was down there.

Unlikely Culprit in Nursing Home 'Break-In'

Unlikely Culprit in Nursing Home 'Break-In'

A Statement from the Orleans County Sheriff's Department

ALBION, NY - Orleans County Sheriff's Department deputies determined that an overnight "burglary" at the county nursing home was actually committed by a deer.

Deputies were called Friday morning around 7:20 a.m. to the Villages of Orleans on Route 31 after staff members discovered the "break-in." It appears the wayward animal crashed through the window of an administrative office sometime during the night.

The deer apparently ran amok inside the closed office and then crashed through a second window to make good its "escape."

There was minimal damage inside the office and no evidence that the animal sustained any injury. The suspect was not available for questioning.

The incident was investigated by Sergeant D.E. Draper, Jr., and Investigator K.M. Strickland, Jr.

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

Raccoon With Rabies Found in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.- The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) received confirmation today from the NYSDOH Wadsworth Rabies Laboratory that a raccoon submitted for testing yesterday was rabid. The raccoon had contact with a dog on 20th Street in the City of Niagara Falls and was subsequently captured by a wildlife rehabilitator and euthanized. This is the first rabid ground animal confirmed in the County this year. Previously, only three bats were confirmed as rabid in 2011. Confirmation of rabies in a wild animal in the City of Niagara Falls is unusual. However rare, rabid animals have occasionally been identified within the city over the years since the rabies prevention program began in the county .