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Blue Ghost Recorded on Ohio Gas Station Camera (Video)Tim King Salem-News.com
The owner told Salem-News that this isn't the first time he has been witness to something that defied explanation.
(PARMA, Ohio) - Could an Ohio gas station be built atop an old Indian burial ground? That's what one man says in Parma, Ohio, an incorporated city southwest of Cleveland, where a gas station owner caught something he wasn't at all trying for. A security camera caught a blue ghost on video, and it seems to be in no apparent hurry; the recording lasted half an hour.
It is not clear exactly how many people have observed this phenomena, or if its origin is truly from a Native American resting place.
It is known that between 1950 and 1980, Parma's population soared from less than 20,000 to more than 110,000. That could perhaps account for quick development and even possibly, the paving of a burial ground.
"I actually watched it for 30 minutes and then actually I watched it move and that is when I got freaked out," said the Marathon Gas Station's owner, Ameed Abuzahrieh.
He says this was the first time an image of that nature was recorded, but he told Salem-News that this is not the first time he has been witness to something that defied explanation. The first time was when he was a small boy growing up in Palestine.
"It was a nice time, my brothers and cousins and I were outside at night and we saw this thing come out of an old house and go stand by a tree. It was all in white and it went to the tree and stood there for about a minute, then disappeared."
I asked Mr. Abuzahrieh if the apparition from his childhood memory resembled the image his station camera recorded, and he said what he saw in his native Palestine as a child was different, "No this looked like a person, only in white" he added. The image recorded by the gas station camera, however ghostly, lacks the human description he recalled from the childhood event.
But what the heck is it?
I can say after spending twenty years in TV news, that the blue image is not easily explained.
Some people in the area are convinced that the image is a blue balloon or garbage bag, but others have a more grand notion of what floated around his station that night, according to the owner.
"It has many people coming here. A lot of people come in and tell me its an angel".
Mr. Abuzahrieh said his 18-year old nephew passed away three weeks before the video was recorded. He fell from the 11th floor of a 12-story building in the Cincinnati area. He says that his family is still very saddened by the loss on October 9th. He declined to speculate whether there could be a connection between his nephew's tragic death and the ghostly blue image moving about the gas station.
Oh, and one more thing, the blue ghostly presence recorded on video was reportedly visible to the naked eye as well. So far there has only been one occurrence, the blue light that many people believe is a ghost or angel, was recorded leaving the property.
Watch this local Ohio news report, courtesy of YouTube, and check the links below for more paranormal stories from Oregon reporter Tim King.
Oct-29-2007 Ghosts and Haunted Places in Oregon and Beyond Link
Oct-29-2007 Vampires in Afghanistan? Soldiers Say It's True: Link
Oct-06-2007 Ghost Hunting: An Increasingly Popular Interest Link
Oct-25-2006 October Haunted Oregon Radio Station Still Restless Decades Later Link
Oct-24-2006 One Halloween Night on the Oregon Coast Link
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