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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Reader Submissions: Slenderman? -- Ouija Board -- 'Comedy Store' Spirits

The following anecdotes are reader submissions:


I'm 29 with one 2 year old son. One night (February, 4 2011 in Florida) I was walking my dog and at the end of the block (that my house was on) there was a tall man with a wing span taller then him standing by his car (I'd imagine it was his car). I could not make out any face (even if he had one) but I looked at him. He had a suit on but it had looked beat up and dirty with rips etc. The right sleeve was torn up to his elbow but his skin looked like a normal mans skin. He had black dress shoes (or at least that's what they looked like). He looked at me and he waved, got in his car and drove away. From that night on I installed cameras and alarms all around my house but I have never encountered him again. This is what I know about this "Slender man" that everyone seems to be raving about. Thank you for reading this.

Sincerely, Alex V.



I am 65 and I’ve had paranormal ghost activity since I can remember. My mother used to hold seances, and used the Ouija board. I heard about Dan Akroyd’s father, so I sent Dan a little note, about the 'Comedy Store' in Hollywood. I grew up in Hollywood. My father was friends with a lot of celebrities who appeared at the location when it was a night-club, although he really didn’t like it that much. I had a brief career as a stand-up, and knew a lot of the local comics in 1987.

I honestly didn’t know the 'Comedy Store' was haunted at all. Nobody apparently talked openly about it then. I went over there about midnight once, just looking to see if my friends were there. I went into the main room – it was all cleaned up, tables were set – they used to leave the doors open, so people could come and go.

I walked into the kitchen, nobody was there. Then I figured, I would use the bathroom and leave. I was in the bathroom probably 2 minutes – I came out, but when I passed the main room – all the tables and chairs had been overturned, and the chairs were stacked on top – I thought “boy the cleaning crew sure is fast” – I never heard a thing and it didn’t occur to me that anything was really wrong – until I heard later that the place was haunted.

Then it all made sense – so I contacted Dan, because he owns the club across the street. I didn’t know that Dan was actually going in there – apparently trying to contact the other side? He sent me his father’s book, with a note, that he thought I was a medium. No kidding, I’m a medium alright, they’re piling up like Grand Central Station – I am used to it, but there are ways to contact or communicate, and I’m very cautious.

If you, or Dan, want my help, or want to know anything, please just ask. I went back over to the Comedy Store after Dan sent the book – I had another look – there might be something else going on in there – my father knew these guys – I think they recognized me. I heard someone whisper “that’s her”

Shari H.



My sister was around 15 or so and was at a friend's house for a sleepover. Her and a few other friends decided to play with a Ouija board in their garage. Her friend's mother was at work and her father was in bed, so they had no supervision. While playing with the board they asked if anyone who wanted to speak to them. They got a YES, they asked for a name. They got MOM, they asked for a message. They got UNDR BRIDG. They did not understand the message at the time.

Later, after they had gone on to bed, there was a knock at the front door. It was the local sheriff who had come to the house to tell the girl's father that his wife had been killed in a car accident on her way home from work that night. Her car was found submerged in water under a bridge just a few miles from their home.

To this day, my sister will not go near or even discuss the subject of Ouija boards. Lil H.

Slenderman: From Fiction to Fact

Aleister Crowley and the Ouija Board

Buckland's Book of Spirit Communications



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