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My name is Heather and I'm a native Oregonian and I lived for a time in Portland. However, my experiences have happened on visits when I was young.
Once, when I was 13 years old(!) my family and I visited Pittock Mansion. In an effort to try to be cool, I explored alone. It was in summer, and there were quite a few people there. I was just going into Mrs. Pittock's bedroom, when I very distinctly felt a HAND, and I mean a palm and five digits, gently but firmly strike me in the middle of my chest and push me backwards out of the doorway.
Another place which I have visited many times in my life is the park (I forgot the name, sorry) that was built on the location of the old zoo. There are two remaining structures from that old zoo. One is the Elephant House, and the other is the Lion House. The Lion House is a small red brick building which is now used a public restroom. My experiences go back to when I was a very little girl. What happened is one day my husband and I had gone to this park for a picnic and Nature called me. So I went in to one of the stalls, this sounds so stupid in print, and sat on the toilet. Suddenly, the hairs on my neck stood up, and I swear some THING was watching from behind and over me. Well, I made quick work of it and got out of there as fast as I could. My husband's first question was "What happened in there? You look like the Devil was after you." Later I told my brother about it and he wasn't at all surprised. He said he never goes in that restroom, and when I was a little girl, at family get-togethers, my mother could NEVER get me into that particular restroom EVER. That was when he told me about that building being the old lion house and about there being a fire that had killed all the lions once. He believes, as I do, that those lions haunt the place.
I would like to know if anyone else has had experienced something in these two locations.