True Ghost Story: Dancing Shadow Man on Gladstone Ave

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The following report was sent into our website by Mel on Oct 12, 2011:

“It is a known fact that children are more in touch with the spirit world than adults. When I was five years old, I lived in an old house on Gladstone Avenue in Ottawa. As a child, I had several experiences in that house, and one sticks out in my mind as being particularly peculiar.

It was a hot and sticky summer night when my sister and I decided to sleep in the living room. Our bedrooms were as hot as saunas, and it was too hot to sleep upstairs. This was nothing unusual, and we always had fun sleeping downstairs, so we didn’t think twice. On this evening though, something was different, it was quiet and particularly…dark. As I lay my head down on the pillow on the couch, my sister turned off the television, and it was lights out. I began to drift off into an uncomfortable sleep when a bright light caused me to open my eyes. I looked to the big white wall directly across from me and I could see a sort of spotlight encompassing the wall. To my horror, a shadow of a man appeared in the centre of the spotlight and began to move around in an other-worldly sort of dance. The shadow was large, and the thing I remember most, probably because it was the scariest part, was the movement of this dancing shadow was something I had never seen before, as though it was a mixture of fast forward and slow motion. My immediate reaction to this vision from beyond was to cry out for my sister, and when I did, she awoke and saw the exact same thing. We both began to cry out loud and just like that, it was gone.

In talking with my sister after the event, she described the same ghostly shadow of a man, and the same time-defying movements and dance. This is just one experience that I’ve had in that house.”

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