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    Well since the haunted firehouses got quite a few replies to it I figured I'd toss this one out as well. Anybody have any places in their coverage area that when you hear the address (fire or medical) you just cringe and want to be put out of service for the call?? I'll try to get some more details on it but we have a place in town supposed to be haunted. Our chief has been creeped out there doing routine fire inspections but aside from the usual noises and tools vanishing and stuff nothing major has happened. Anybody want to share any experiences of their own???

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    Edwardsville Emergency Services, Station 10
    We came, we saw, WE KICKED IT'S ***!!!

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    The house I grew up in (until age 8).

    We built it (custom). 3 years later, my little brother died of leukemia. We moved shortly thereafter.

    New owners had horses, boarded in a barn 1 mile up the road. The barn burned, and all their horses died, but no one else's.

    About 5 years after that, the new (3rd) owner died of a heart attack while jogging.

    5 years after that, the kitchen caught fire. Minimal damage to the house, but "grandma" that lived with them was home alone, and died of smoke inhalation.

    Now all the neighbor kids say that house is haunted.

    BTW, this was a vacant lot on the end of a dead end street when we bought it. The reason it was vacant was a fire had destroyed an older house on the same lot, claiming a family of 4.

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    • #3
      {points to back of neck} Ahh man, I just combed my hair too.....
      Seirously though, a FF {not sure where} was killed LOD, and from what I understand, whoever wears that airpack/mask/bottle, hears things that nonone else does. Labored breathing, as though the person was not getting enough air...
      Another friend, a volly, was responding in his POV, when he saw what appeared to be a vintage La France [AKA had a steam powered pump, etc} go racing by. When he got to the scene, a couple of guys from his company told him that when THEY responded {first due}, they found the roof had already vented itself. Probably a structaral failure, but the hole was mysteriously square, and had mysterious chop markings around the edge....

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      "I hate it when someone says something is impossible, because then I have to go and find a way to do it."
      Whatever it is, I didn't do it, and I don't know anything about a fire. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
      Stay safe, boys and girls. It's for keeps out there.

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      • #4
        This doesn't quite compare, but so far it's the creepiest I've been on. Full cardiac arrest in the upstairs hallway of a house. It's tight working space, so I'm near the patient's head, and am backed somewhat into a bedroom. I hear this odd kind of moan/gurgle/mumble that really sounded human come from right behind me, and I turn to look into the room for its source. I KNOW it came from that room, and not the patient, and not outside, but the room was empty. Maybe it was my imagination... I don't know. Guess I never will. Creepy, though.

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        • #5
          TRUE STORY

          In our first due there is a haunted bridge. At midnight on halloween you are supposed to walk across the bridge turn around exactly at midnight and see some union cavilry crossing the bridge toward you or some dumb thing like that. well two years ago on halloween at midnight we had a call on the bridge. We got on scence put out a car fully involved and then noticed the owners of it walking across the bridge very timidly. Apperntly they tried to catch a glimpse of the ghost or what not and when they turned around to see the ghost they saw their car fully involved.

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          • #6
            Still trying to dig up some info on the building I mentioned. Will keep trying though!!!!!

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            Edwardsville Emergency Services, Station 10
            We came, we saw, WE KICKED IT'S ***!!!

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            • #7
              I'm not sure what I think about this one; but we have a house just outside of the district where there have been a few calls over the years. Nothing serious, but the people who go into the house via the foyer, walk in facing an old gilded mirror that belonged to someone (who knows, maybe a previous owner?) anyway, sometimes a black man will appear in the mirror. Just long enough to startle the person coming in the door and then he vanishes. I've only seen him once but I swear it was a trick of the sunlight on my own reflection; but who am I to say that it can't happen. Anyway, the tale is that the house was once part of the underground railroad and that this man is either a former slave or an "engineer".

              Fact or fiction; you decide.

              Blessings to all !!!

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              • #8
                I wanted to post this under "haunted firehouses" but... guess I'll post it here.

                I have heard the same story numerous times...can someone verify?

                Here in Pittsburgh PA one of the city's depts. is haunted. Can't remember the station name. Guys refusing to sleep in the lower bunk room because of the usual haunting things..cold spots, things moving, sounds, feelings of being watched, people talking.

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                • #9
                  Geno,

                  We usually get out to Pittsburgh at least once a year (usually the 1st weekend in April to see the Pens play if it's the Flyers or Rangers on the schedule that weekend). I haven't had a chance to get to any of the stations near "The Igloo" yet but one of these times out there I'm hoping too... If anybody has any info on this let me know.... Just another good excuse to drop by one of them while I'm there!!!

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                  Edwardsville Emergency Services, Station 10
                  We came, we saw, WE KICKED IT'S ***!!!

                  [This message has been edited by One13Truck (edited 06-12-2001).]

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                  • #10
                    No more?? Nobody has any other stories to share?? There has to be something else.

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                    Edwardsville Emergency Services, Station 10
                    We came, we saw, WE KICKED IT'S ***!!!

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                    • #11
                      I really don't have any stories about possible haunted buildings BUT......Our fire dept. burned an old abandoned farm house for an owner last year and I took several pictures.When I seen one of the shots I took with the digital camera ,goose bumps went down my whole body.It appears plainly to be a woman in the window among all the fire.If you want to see it click the link to our website I manage.
                      www.geocities.com/oakwood_vfd/farmhouse.html

                      Mike

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                      • #12
                        Can't say that I've ever experienced anyting like that, but I have however closed my eyes for a slip second (usually during a yahn or a blink) and saw an engine responding to a call. Shortly after my pager will go off sending me to a call. It's really weird and hasn't happened for a little while.
                        That's a ghostly as I get.

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                        Joel

                        If you sent us to HELL, WE'D PUT IT OUT!!

                        **And of course these are only my opinion and only mine. Don't take it out on anyone else but me.**

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                        • #13
                          thunter16148: That is really freaky!!!!!! I encourage everyone to go to that site and look at that!! It honestly made goosebumps go up and down my back!!! WOW!

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                          • #14
                            Several years ago, I discovered that the police would dispatch a fire call 30 seconds to a minute before we got it. Ever since then I stared to monitor the police radio at work. ( hey, if you were gonna run a foot race and i offered you a 1 minute head start, would you take it?)

                            One evening, while working at 6 Engine, a police call went out to assist the fire dept for smoke in the area at 12th & Cary. We were first due so I turned the company out with the house gong. The Firehouse was 14 blocks from the address and as we hit the half way point, we began to wonder why their was no dispatch. upon arrival at the corner you could smell the distinct odor of burnt popcorn and we were meet by a policeman why asked why we were here. it seems he was at the corner when the call came out and quickly investigated it and cancelled the fire dept. all before we were even dispatched. My troops laughed and laughed at me, and from that day forward, referred to that unlogged run as the ghost run..............Jake

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                            • #15
                              thunter16148,

                              That pic is freaky.... Took me a while to see it though, and I usually pick out things like that real quick.

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                              Edwardsville Emergency Services, Station 10
                              We came, we saw, WE KICKED IT'S ***!!!

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