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Old Copley, Abandoned Hospital by valkricry

Old Copley use to be City Hospital back in 1886, and boasted 25 beds. Of course, by the time they closed in 1996 to move to a much larger facility, it had grown considerably, almost swallowing up the original Queen Anne 3 story structure. Despite the original part being declared a historic site, the...

Aunt Sylvie's Computer Pranks by valkricry

A few months back, I thought to write about my meeting my 4x great Aunt Sylvie, a witch, who lived in the foothills of Kentucky. I'm speaking in the traditional sense of the word witch. The woman had 'powers' and could do things that 'normal' folk just can't without trickery of some sort. (Notic...

A House On Hails Lane by almaburwell

First allow me to introduce myself. My Name is Alma. I am a mother of two sons John and Zack. At the time of this haunted happening, I was married to Paul. My story begins with a run of rather bad luck. My family and I were living in our cabin home, thinking that life was grand. That is until a...

Scratching Symbols At My Door, Possibly Demonic? by MetallicGirl

This happened to my family about a year ago but I can remember it very clearly. It was the first of several paranormal things that after a time just went away but this one, the first, is the one that I remember the clearest. Anyway, my brother and I were in our room when we heard scratching on o...

A Parting Gift by valkricry

My parents had the habit of moving every few years. Us kids were never privy as to why, for us it was just a fact of life. As a result we were rather use to being the 'new' kids, and in the interim of making friends, despite the difference in ages we were friends. Depending on where my parents had d...

The Last Duet by valkricry

I guess the thing you need to know for this particular event to make sense, is in that long ago when the doctors gave my mother three months to live, two things happened simultaneously; she made up her mind to make them out to be 'liars', and she became very obsessed with 'her songs'. Referring to t...

Was It My Best Friend? by Sarah1882

I have been a little apprehensive as to if I should share my stories or not, as they aren't anything too serious, but I have decided to anyways. This happened to me in April of 2007, I can not remember the exact date, but remember it was 8 months after one of my best friends had passed away. I l...

Searching For Souls At The Haunted Ashmore Estates by Mnghosthunter

Ashmore Estates was built in 1916, and was a fully functioning facility until the late 80s when it closed its doors for good. Originally, the land was part of the Coles County Poor Farm, which was home to the poor and mentally insane from 1857 to 1869. The conditions were terrible and there were 32 ...

Prairie House In Rockford, Il by CCKitty

I first moved to Rockford in 1973, and I shared a house called 'Prairie House' with friends. Built in 1853, it was a family home and it still stands at 1st & Prairie Streets. It had a kitchen, bathroom and root cellar on the basement level, a living room, den and library on the 1st level with a beau...

Never Lonely by Midnight_Flower

This story is from my earliest experiences in the house I grew up in, most of which did not seem out of the ordinary until I got older and thought back to them. First let me explain some things regarding my childhood home. (The details are a little choppy regarding the location's history but I i...

Mirror, Mirror by valkricry

Back in the early 1980's, my now ex husband (we'll call him Ed), my then 3 year old son, and I moved into our first house. It had started out as a one room school house (I discovered proof when the removal of layers of wallpaper revealed old slate chalk boards) and had grown into a monstrously large...

Childhood Paranormal Odds And Sods Part 2 by Manafon1

This second part of my childhood paranormal experiences compiles the few incidents that I documented after my family relocated from the Chicago suburbs to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Part of my notes on these southern paranormal experiences, which I wrote down in my late teens, have been los...

Childhood Paranormal Odds And Sods Part 1 by Manafon1

The following incidents are what initially sparked my fascination in the paranormal and occurred when I was between the ages of four and fifteen. I have broken this account into two parts. In my latter teens I wrote down what I could remember of these events and these notes have been extremely h...

Always Seems To Be The Basement by agatha23

I live in a 92 year old house, just outside of Chicago. We have lived there for 14 years now and have had some strange stuff from time to time that would occur. At times, there would be years before something happened. The main area of activity seems to be our basement. My nephew was down there rece...

The Hooded Man by EosTarronson

It starts when I was about 8 years old my dad and his ex wife at the time are members of the sca (society of creative ancrism) well we had an event at camp kankakee a boy scout camp in Illinois well rumor is that it was originally a burial ground for a native tribe that was in Illinois. Now the...

My Kids And The Ghost by mark

Its been awhile since I wrote a story, mostly because I was so busy with life and having two little kids running around the house. I've had experiences with spirits all my life, so has my mother, and other members of my family. I did some research into this and I probably have some empath abilities,...

Spirit Coming Into You/being Born And The Black Figure by themurph

It's been awhile since I posted anything and this one event puzzles me. What's the first thing you remember being alive or earliest memory? I remember this well as my spirit was coming down high from the sky. Looking straight down I had no control to move just along for the ride type thing. Once my ...

Disappearing Music On Night Shift by Ash7

I worked as a CNA at an assisted living facility with a memory care unit. The facility was only a couple of years old when I started, but many co-workers claimed that it was haunted. I've seen black shadows, the elevator came down in the middle of the night with no one there, the door alarms would s...

Revolutionary War Soldier by Ash7

This story is so strange that my own mom has a hard time believing it. I was about 14, and lived on the second floor of an apartment building. One night my mom, my friend and I were sitting on the couch watching tv. What looked like a red laser light started moving around on our wall, my mom freaked...

Entity On The Stairs by NinjaPirateAssasin

About three or four years ago, I was home alone as my parents were picking up dinner and my siblings were at college. I was on the ground level of our house on my laptop. I have my laptop set up in our living room so my back is to the wall. From here, I have a clear view of our kitchen, as we have a...

A Woman Behind The Door by girleye888

This isn't a one time story, this is a reoccurring story. When I was younger my mother and I were looking through her old high school year books, well as I'm looking through them this one girl stood out to me... And every page I looked at she was the first thing drawn to me. Well anyway, I asked my ...

Prairie Street House Haunting by valkricry

For some reason, a house that my friend Lori and I used to clean back in 2005 has been on my mind lately. It was one of those quaint old two story houses that look smaller on the outside than they are on the inside; an illusion given by the fact that being basically rectangular shaped, the narrow en...

The Blonde Girl by Junebug01

I'm Riley. This is the only time I think I've experienced anything paranormal. I can't remember a lot of the details because this didn't happen recently. Anyway, one day I was at my friend's house. Her bedroom is in a hallway with a bathroom and her sister's room, so if you walk by you can't see...

The "friend" by nonamejane

I moved into my house in May of 2004. At the time my sister, her husband, my niece and nephew lived with us. For about the first month everything was fine aside from a weird smell in the house. My niece (we'll call her Sam) had just turned 3 and started talking about an imaginary friend named Fr...

My Ghost Experiences In My House by ShadowCat1988

The first time happened to me when I was about ten. I was with my sister and our friend from next door, they were the same age as me. I remember we were all playing a board game in our basement when my dad - the only grown up in the house - told us he was going to leave but wouldn't be gone long. We...

Red-eyed Dog by Venator_ignotarum

It was somewhere around a decade ago, though I can't recall the exact year anymore. If I had to guess, I'd say somewhere between 2004-2006, but I couldn't say for certain anymore. It was cold, I remember, though whether it was fall or winter escapes me. I was home alone, in the basement of my pa...

My Experiences Over The Years by jazzy981

I'm not sure if I'll get a response on this story but I just wanted to share some of my paranormal experiences and how they have evolved over the years. Some quite terrifying and scary the rest happen while I'm in the in-between stages of astral travel and dozing off to sleep. My very first experien...

My Second Story by NewAuthor

This is my second story I'm posting about my childhood in St. Charles, IL (STC). I've been hesitant to share it as most would think it's not paranormal, but I honestly have no explanation of how it could have happened otherwise. I'm a female engineer who's very logical and good at troubleshootin...

Something Wicked Always Came! by pheonix1895

My name is Imani and I have had so many paranormal experiences it's not even funny. First off, let me start by giving you some of my history! When I was a little girl I would have dreams that were visions but they were a sign of things to come. I remember when I was six years old I kept having a...

Dark Shadow And Green Orbs by Leecrp

My experience goes back a few years ago. Arrived home from a business trip. Due to delayed flight I arrived home late 1 am ish. House was quiet, light were all turned off, typical mid week setting. This is where things get weird. Once I opened the front door I made a hurried beeline to the restr...

The Open Door Of A Ouija Board by Manafon1

There are several cautionary accounts here on YGS of bad experiences people have had using a Ouija board. My experience isn't necessarily bad but a bit on the freaky side. Around thirty years ago, when I was between the ages of eighteen and twenty one, I experimented actively with a Ouija board....

The Noise Of Horror by Summer1021113

It started when I was about 11 years old. I was sleeping one night when I very suddenly woke up. It was about 2 A.M. I was confused as to why I had woken up because I was usually a very sound sleeper. Then I heard the first noise. There was a tapping noise directly above my head. (Note: I slept in t...

A Hand Haunting by NinjaPirateAssasin

There's one spirit in my house that always seems to enjoy making noise and scaring me. I can't help but feel that he is a bad spirit. I still remember the first (and only) time I physically saw him. Our family used to have two guinea pigs and a rabbit in our basement (all three have since passed ...

Ha-ha Very Funny, Josh by valkricry

Christmas. It can be rather an emotional maze for many of us. This year has been a bit rougher for me than others. Since my son's death in 2002, all the holidays are a bit bittersweet, I think is the term for it. I miss him and the rest of my still living family very much, but even more so during th...

The Man In The Door by NinjaPirateAssasin

I think my earliest ghost experience occurred when I was about four or five. My dad was out on a business trip, so I spent the night on his side of the bed. I really liked to sleep in my parents' room, so I would take any opportunity I could to stay in there, usually sleeping on the floor in a sleep...

The Woman Who Came To Help by JerryB

I was a kid, no more than 5 or 6, I think I was, when I had my tonsils out in the operating room of the nearby Wood River Hospital. I was truly petrified, me, a kid going into a major hospital, under the knife as I'd heard my situation referred to, with the benefit of ether (I say "ha" to that even ...

The Strange Object In The Woods by JerryB

I'm sure you will agree that encountering a ghost ranks right up there on the Richter scale of scary as one of the most bizarre, metaphysical stories we might come to share huddled around our campfires on a chilly night. With your permission, I have another story to tell, arguably not the same as a ...

Multiplying Cards And A Disappearing Ouija by valkricry

I suppose the beginning of this particular event was back in 1988, with my son's birthday party. I don't know what the rational was, but someone thought the 'ideal' gift for a 7 year old would be a Ouija board. No card accompanied it, and no one ever stepped up as to being the giver. I remember ...

Knocking At Night by NinjaPirateAssasin

I don't really know if the rest of my family believes in ghosts. Years ago, my sister and I did have a talk and were convinced that something was up with our bedroom. At the time, I was in early elementary school and my sister was either in late elementary school or early middle school. We shared...

The Phantom Intruder by NinjaPirateAssasin

I'm not entirely sure if this is a ghost story, but I thought I would post it on here anyways because I have some reasons to suspect otherwise. To give some ideas about my house - my room is on the second floor and I always sleep with the door closed and locked. My parents' room is near my bedro...

Mischievous Ghost Haunting My Bedroom by StephenL

I, at the moment of writing this, am sixteen years old and have lived in the same house with my parents my entire life. We live in the house my father grew up in, a house of at least seventy years old in the suburbs surrounding Chicago. I know for a fact that my grandfather on my dad's side of the f...

The Female Protector by NinjaPirateAssasin

I think my house has a protector ghost. A female. My house is built on old farmland. Before that, Indians lived in the area (not sure if they specifically lived on the land my house is on). Pilgrims also traveled through here and lived in the area. The first time I saw this female ghost, I though...

The Watching Little Girl by NinjaPirateAssasin

To this day, I don't know how I feel about ghosts. I know what I've seen over the years, and what I've felt. But I still don't want to believe. Maybe because I feel safer if I don't. This story happened when I was in (late) elementary school. This story has multiple parts, so bear with me. I kno...

Beyond The Veil by valkricry

About two months ago, I started a thread about visions/sensations during meditation on my story The Cat and the Angel (http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=20577). In a nutshell, I was looking for confirmation/reassurance and guidance on some twists that meditation had taken fo...

Cold Air And Feeling Watched by MusicLover28

I'm a seventeen-year-old and I want first to say that I enjoy this site. When I was younger, my family went through some hard times and I always heard voices calling me, and from seventh grade to last year I experienced a series of strange events, but those are stories for later. The first sto...

Weird Feeling In Home by Jay28

I don't know if this could be haunted related or if it's anything at all really. My girlfriend and I just moved into this small two bedroom home in Macomb, IL. Upon entering the very first time I had a very weird feeling. Almost like a gut feeling that I haven't felt before when moving into plac...

A Ghost Asking Help Me by gstories

So there is this video I have that I recorded back in 2013 on my iPod. I was recording a scene from a TV show. I did not notice anything until about a month ago because it is one of those videos I have but never watch. It is hard to hear anything that is quiet on my iPod with or without headphones, ...

You Can Feel It by SegaGK

Alright so something strange has been going on for a while now. You can feel that something is off. Every time I go out at night, I watch my back cause I'll never know what's watching me. Like a month ago, my dad told my mom that when he got off at work (3 am) one night, that he was just looki...

He's At The Door by valkricry

It was after midnight when I went to bed last night (7/22/2015), not long after I heard a rapping on my apartment door. I got up and called through the locked door, "Who is it?" Silence. Another knock. "Who is it?" I called out louder. No way am I just opening the door, so I drag over the stepstool ...

The Face In The Tree by Manafon

A couple of YGS members were interested in my account of an incident I had with what I believe to have been an elemental or nature spirit--so here it is! This incident took place around eighteen years ago when I was thirty or thirty one. At that time I was living with my wife in a coach house in...

Demonic Voices In The Night by Manafon

My Wife and I have run a pet care business for fifteen years. One of the many services we provide is caring for customers' pets in their homes while they are away. On average we spend half of each month at various houses, often together, sometimes apart if there are multiple house sittings. Through ...

The Ghost That Whispered My Name by gstories

This happened to me when I was 17 (so I thought) but it turned out I was 18 when this happened. I had just gotten home that day or I guess the day before (since it happened around midnight). I was sitting on my bed with iPad taking pictures of myself. This one picture I took on September 23, 201...

Our Dog by andytesa

Me and my girlfriend brought a rescue Rottweiler (which was used for dog fighting) from an Animal Shelter. With its pesky grey eyes, we instantly loved it. Although distant and distrusting at first, the relationship soon warmed up and we felt we had completed a family. Besides his general distru...

Ghost In My Old Bed by gstories

This story isn't very long or interesting. It's not even really a story but here it is. I don't trememer when this storages but my earliest memory is when I was in 6th grade. So I'm not sure if this happened before this time or not (probably not). It happened mostly at night until I was 17 years ...

The Messenger Of Death by AnswerzInTheDark

As this is my first experience I am sharing on the website - or any in that case - and I plan on sharing all of them as my time allows, I would like to preface my story with a bit of background regarding my experiences. In the past 10 years, ever since I was about 15 years old, I have had some profo...

She Came To Say Goodbye by ahuff6513

To understand my story I have to give you a bit of background. My husband and I were together when we were teenagers. I was 15 he was 17 we grew up in different states but met in Fl, through our fathers. When we first met he had a Blue Heeler named Roxy. She was so sweet and so protective of this bo...

Recent Activities by valkricry

My apartment is the second story of an old Victorian home, built in the mid to late 1800s. Those of you who have read my other submissions know that I experience bouts of activity. Nothing that I deem scary or harmful, just, well not 'normal'. Things like objects moving or 'transporting' to another ...

The Spectral Footsteps by LoveOfAbundance

I have been visiting this site to read everyone's wonderful stories for around two years. I like this site because everyone seems very supportive and gives non-paranormal possible explanations for posters' experiences. This is my first time posting an account of my own. It is not the scariest of sto...

Looping Astral Projection by cashm0ney360

I was staying at my friend's house somewhere in the middle of farm/mountain South California, really close to the Mexican Border. Me and a few of my Naval buddies (I was in the Navy at the time) spent the night partying at his farm/house. When everyone decided to go to bed, I managed to grab a sp...

Should I Give In? by SegaGK

Lately I've been having a lot of Sleep Paralysis and bizarre sensations while I'm either very close to falling asleep or already asleep and waking up to a spinning/vibrating feeling. This happens almost every night and I'm starting to get kind of scared of falling asleep sometimes. I've read on...

Girl At The Top Of The Stairs by KimmieWebb

I live in Florida now, but at the time of this story I lived in a small farmhouse in a small town called Farmington in Illinois. This was my first experience with ANYTHING ghostly, and didn't believe in things like that... Until this. One night in early December of 1995, my husband and I had been...

Out In The Cold by valkricry

This literally just happened right about 5:30 PM or so, tonight. It may be the first week of March, but here Mother Nature has not gotten the memo and our temps haven't reached above freezing. Right now it's 28 F which, compared to what it has been, is down right balmy. I was walking over to ...

Standing Right Next To Me by SegaGK

Ever since I was really young, I would have Sleep Paralysis. It would scare me so much that I would be afraid to fall asleep again the next night. It felt like someone was choking me or someone sitting on my chest without being able to breathe. It was an unbearable feeling. It would only last a coup...

A Lifetime Of Haunts by WinchesterBaby97

This might get a little long, just warning. I was born a believer of spirits and ghosts, and have grown to believe that it is my family and I that are haunted not the houses in which we reside. I'm 17 now, but I have seen a lot of paranormal activity that would make some grown men cry. It al...

Incidents At South York Street by Manafon

I have been meaning to share the following incidents on this site for some time. These paranormal occurrences happened between mid 1991 and early 1993 at an apartment that was located on York Street in Elmhurst, Illinois. The apartments are now gone and the upstairs and downstairs have been complete...

I'm Going To Kill You 2 - Hank by valkricry

In the comment section of "I'm Going To Kill You", several wondered if I had ever felt Hank's presence after his mysterious death thirty odd years ago. I promised to write it up and submit it. Before starting, I want to tell you straight up - I'm not 100% sure how much of the following is paranor...

I'm Going To Kill You by valkricry

Thirty odd years ago, I was friends with a man called Hank. That's not his real name, but it will do for the rehashing of a mystery that has plagued me over the years. There are a few things you need to know about him - at six foot six and close to 400 pounds, Hank was a mighty big man, and could be...

Deceased, Happy, And Excited Step Grandpa by bella714

To begin, I would like to clear up that I am NOT an adult, if it states so. I'm actually pretty young. A couple weeks ago on the night of Christmas Eve, I was in my mom's room, straightening my hair for our traditional Christmas dinner. It was two nights before our one-week long vacation to Color...

Childhood Haunted Home In Stc by NewAuthor

Ghost stories - here are a few of my remembrances... My parents built our house and we moved in a year after I was born in 1970 on Ron Sue Lane in St. Charles (STC), IL USA. So there were no previous owners. Nor was there any death on the property that I am aware of. The land was a wooded area i...

Howling Ghost by missy1992

I have had my house well over a few months. The house was built in 1951 and a very beautiful brick home. The first night of moving in here my two year old had looked into the bedroom where we were sleeping and took off running holding her arms up to me. Then after that about a week later I had saw s...

An Invisible Clock Ticking by Manafon

I am 47 and have had numerous paranormal experiences throughout my life. Some very odd, others quite intense. In recent years I would say my paranormal experiences have been much more sporadic, sometimes months or even years apart. Just this last Saturday night (November 22nd 2014) I had an experien...

The Christmas Spirit - My Mother's Story by valkricry

Although my mother would not say she believed in ghosts, she would not deny their existence either, as she put it, "Just in case one is listening and decides to give proof." How ever she was not without her own experiences as the following account shows. It was Christmas Eve, 1946 in the projects...

Double Visitation by valkricry

I swear, as I sit here typing this up, the temp in my room has dropped about 10 degrees, but only behind my right shoulder; as if someone is reading over my shoulder. It isn't a 'bad' feeling, the vibe is more of someone being curious. I'm just not sure who the someone is. This is current, having...

Ongoing Events, Strange Smells, And Noises by mark

Its been a while since I submitted an update to the events going on in my house, part of it may have just been I've been so busy with having two children under the age of 3 in the house, and everything being so busy. I'm still living in the same house my previous posts focused on. For details, yo...

The Cat And The Angel by valkricry

It was May of 2003, and I had spent a year in the darkest recesses of my mind, nursing a broken heart. I had suffered three traumatic blows, one after another. First came the loss of a good job, right before Christmas 2001. I kept telling myself, and two children, that things would be OK, but tried ...

The Shack by valkricry

Those of you who have read my other submissions know I generally tell about guardians or those WTH moments that leave me scratching my head and perplexed. I tend to concentrate on the good and leave the scary to others. People have wondered in the comments if I have ever dealt with a not nice sp...

Little Girl Lost by valkricry

I wouldn't call this a memory. I simply heard the story recounted so often that it feels like one. However, it is something that left my family stumped for a logical explanation... It began when I was all of two, and my family had moved from the projects of Chicago to a small town. Back then, the...

Sleep Paralysis And Demons by MyeverynightEncounter

I'm not writer or a story teller; I\'m someone in need of answers. I\'ve always had an encounter of Sleep Paralysis, when I can't move and see someone holding me down and grinning. The last time this happened was in the last month of September 2013 every night until the beginning of November. I woul...

Flying Flowers Broken Vase 2 by valkricry

I think this may be connected with the event I posted back in May called Flying Flowers Broken Vase, which is why I decided to title this a continuation of that happening. On May 17th, a vase that had belonged to my dad, filled with flowers flew off the top of my curio cabinet breaking. I found...

It Started With Her by Drownedfish28

This story takes place in st. Louis Missouri, and it is very real I assure you. I am 18 now and still scared of the dark. It started with my mom. I was not aware she was into witchcraft until I was in my teens. I remember just like it was yesterday. I was about 4-5 and I was sleeping in my room ...

The Lady With The Red Lips by cfelix1422

When I was 14 years old, I always had a recurring dream at night. The dream lasted over a time frame of about a year. In my dream, I would see the picture of a young woman (whom I did not know). She was pale, with long black hair, dark brown eyes, and bright red lips. In my dream, I saw her as a pic...

Imaginary Friend? by mellakella

So my little boy was playing in his toy box alone. Or so I thought. He was talking to someone and I didn't really think much of it at the time. When I asked him who he was talking to he said, "The little boy." Well, that kind of creeped me out a little but I just shrugged it off. A couple of occurre...

Not Raindrops by twaflyer1

One late afternoon around the year 2000, my daughter asked me to come along to a place I never heard of...Bachelor's Grove Cemetery! I really don't believe in the supernatural as usually defined, so we parked in an adjacent Forest Preserve and walked down the only dirt path leading to the cemetery u...

The Rat Part 2 by Arwen1957

I saw the "rat" I wrote about in my story The Rat. This sighting happened last week on Thursday morning just after 9:00. I was getting ice for a resident. I looked at the floor by the sink and there it was. It really didn't look like a rat to me. So many have called it a rat. It didn't look anything...

Flying Flowers Broken Vase by valkricry

If you have been reading some of my stories, then you know that I have been seeing some activity in my tiny upper apartment. Until now these events have been more of a WTH status then anything. No harm no foul as my brother use to say. But on Saturday, May 17th, there was an event that has me, well,...

The Laughing Ghost by RomieBear96

In my 17 years of being on this earth I've only had 3 paranormal or ghostly experiences. One when I used to live in Danville and the others more recently, but I want to talk about the one that happened to stick out more. My house is small but accommodates 3 people and is comfortable. My room is ...

Ghost In The Road by chickybaby

The Summer of 1988 was probably the pinnacle of the paranormal activity experienced by my family. We had been experiencing inexplicable occurrences in our house for several years. I am no expert in these matters, but the activity seemed more like demonic or poltergeist activity. The activity inc...

More Odd Events At The Nursing Home by Arwen1957

As I have told in other postings, I have worked at the same place for close to 20 years. I have seen and heard many strange things over time. I want to write a short description of some of them. One that happens the most often is the little boy that is seen around the home from time to time by bo...

The Man At The Door by ghhaunted

When I was younger, at about the age of 5, I wasn't scared of spirits. I wasn't scared until I encountered one for myself. Here is my story. My childhood bedroom was connected to my parents'. They took off the door in case of an emergency. Every night I would have a dream. The same dream. I was ...

Welcome Home by Baronessie

About 4 years ago I used to live in an apartment complex on Williamson Avenue with my parents and two sisters. I've posted a story or two about the place and we never stopped having activity until we moved out. About two years into living there we starting having some spiritual activity. It was ...

The Evil Road by Arwen1957

When my son was in seventh grade back in 1993 he had wrestling practice after school during the Fall and Winter months. I would go and pick him up around 5:30 pm then we would go home. At the time we were living in rural IL just South of Chicago. On the way to pick him up and bring him home was a se...

In My Head? by saymyname

Good evening all, thank you for taking your time to read my first post. I went through a really tough time when I was a kid with emotional balance. I had imaginary friends but a while ago I was informed he wasn't just any ordinary imaginary friend. In Jr. High I had a boyfriend that was deep int...

Experiences In The House I Grew Up In by hauntedhighways

I've been reading your amazing stories and I felt it was time to add mine so here goes. This story will be kind of long so bear with me please. Settle in with your popcorn and enjoy! The weirdest story that has happened to me so far was when I was around 18. A little back story before I begin t...

Music On The Shower Curtain by valkricry

This took place around 4 AM on a cold winter's day recently. Because I report to work quite early, I'm usually up at that time using the restroom. As I've mentioned before in some of my accounts, my apartment is the top floor of a very old house. I've long suspicioned that at one time it was the...

The Jockey by Arwen1957

As most of you know, I work at a nursing home in Illinois. Some postings on YGS have me thinking about two incidents that happened almost 12 years ago. The first incident was odd. At that time I was still working in the housekeeping department rather than the activity department I work in now. I...

The Thin Rat by Arwen1957

The first time I ever heard mention of the thin rat was in 2004. Enid, a resident living at the home, told me she saw a thin rat go through her closet door. I looked around her room and closet and found now sign of a rat. Since no sign of rodents being there was found, I passed the rat off to a part...

Still Waiting To Have Her Blood Pressure Taken by Arwen1957

Another story from the nursing home I work at. In the late summer of 2006 a new resident named Bert came to live there. She was very anxious and became at times very confused. At one time she even got on the phone at the nurse's station and called 911 saying she had been kidnapped. In spite of h...

October Weirdness by valkricry

October has been a rough month for me since 2002. It was the month my son was born. For 20 years we celebrated Halloween together. Then in January of that year, he passed away. I only tell you this, because I think it has some baring on things that are going on. I believe a person's emotional state ...

Unexpected Figure At The Table by Arwen1957

Some background on what I am about to tell you. I work in a midsized nursing home in Northeast Illinois. The nursing home was built in the 1950's and has always been used as a nursing home. It is in a commercial zone in the city it is in. Before the area was commercial it was fallow farmland for yea...

Told Ya by Pierman1964

If you see the title of my story, it is what my ex-wife's deceased grandfather told her after I proposed to her while we were still dating. It was Nov. 1999 and we were in love (or so we thought) and we started talking about getting engaged. I went to search for the ring at several places, inclu...

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