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Expectations And Told You I Didn't Like That Color by raincolor

My parents insist that the old two-story house in which I spent the first 6 years of my life was haunted. Having been such a young child at the time, I don't remember much - except being afraid at night and refusing to set foot in the basement. The house was on a historic street in a small town, rig...

Playing A Game by Jfreekao

Before I begin, I don't want to hear any comments telling me I did something stupid or that I SHOULD NEVER EVER DO THIS. It's just spamming and a waste of time and space. Secondly, my name seems to be a relatively important part of this story, so for anyone who hasn't seen my profile, it's Robby Har...

The Ghosts That Live With Me by miketb58

It was a warm summer day in July 2007 it first started. I was watching tv, when I felt something bump into my bed. I looked around and didn't see anything. So I didn't think any more about it. I was getting ready for bed, pulling the sheet down and got in bed. There was no moon that night, so it was...

Soul Detachment And The Distorted Yell by Tre

I heard of ghosts, spirits, and other paranormal activities before. I even went through hauntings as well in my life, nothing was like this. I was at home on a Sunday afternoon about 2:30 pm. I was in my house because I decided to take a short rest. I slept for two and half-hours making it five o'cl...

He Was Here, The Devil by curiousgal99

Once again I'm catholic, although not a very good one. Needless to say, I make a lot of dumb mistakes. This Saturday I called up one of my friends and decided to go out drinking. I'm very lightweight and I'm extremely buzzed/slightly drunk after four drinks. I had my four and we were sitting out by ...

The Music Box by sardogtrainer

Two years ago on January 31, my mother passed away unexpectedly. She went to bed and when my father came in he realized that she was not breathing. We called an ambulance and spent two days in the hospital with her on life support before her body stopped working. There was no warning that anything w...

We Were Here by hobbyholly

This is a story my father told me while looking though old family photos a few weekends ago. It may or may not have relevance to this site, but I thought I would share. A little background: My father comes from a family you can count on your two hands. My grandparents, My father, My aunt, My grea...

Our Ouija Board Experience by curiousgal99

I'm a cradle catholic and I'm rather stupid most of the time... So bear with me. This happened almost a year ago so I will try to be as honest and specific as possible. I never really believed in things like an Ouija boards and ghost hunting. I always saw it as fake stuff on TV. I had a friend th...

People Can Come Out Of My Dreams? by Scared2Sleep

I have three different situations. I'll explain each and I'm just here looking for some kind of answer or logic. The situation itself doesn't seem scary, but each time I am sweating, shaking and so terrified. I know it says we can't write about dreams, I understand that...it's what happens AFTER...

Green Mist In My Closet by Tydin

When I was about four or five, I can vividly remember what happened. I was living in the US at the time, at an Air Force base called Elmendorf. I was lying in my bed at night, and then I got up to look in my closet. What compelled me to do so, I do not remember. Upon opening the doors, I saw what ...

Boy In A Cape by hobbyholly

I have this weird thing going on along with the "pokes" at night. For about two weeks now, I feel or see something in our apartment hallway. It doesn't matter if my fiancée is home or not, I see this figure standing at the end of the hallway by our bedroom entrance. The figure is white or light ...

Living On A Possible Indian Burial Ground by adelvita

My family and I live in an apartment, but every family has their own front and back doors, and everyone pretty much stays to themselves. Everyone has two floors. We have lived in this neighborhood since 1999, but only three years in this particular apartment. The other apartment we lived in is right...

Pokes In The Night by hobbyholly

I just wanted to know if anyone else has had something like this happen: I have felt a "poke" on my shoulder at night, in bed. I share a one-bedroom apartment with my fiance'. It has happened about 5 times so far. Not in a row however. I'm awake when this happens. The latest was last night. I got...

Ghost Farmer 2 by hobbyholly

I have posted before about the "farmer" I often saw in my backyard. I just thought I'd mention a few more things that took place while growing up. 1. Most fathers have their "favorite chair." My dad was no exception. It was this old chair from the 70's. It rocked back and forth. It also swiveled....

Knocking On Door And Wall by Whiskeyrock

My mom and I moved into this new house July 9, 2008. My mom told me about 2 weeks ago she heard 2 distinctive knocks on our front door about 6AM. She thought it was me but then realized I was in bed. She listened but heard nothing more. The odd thing is our screen door is very loud and can be he...

Haunted New Home? by Jimna

When we first moved into the home I currently live in, my friend had to leave right afterward to go out of town for her job. I had never lived in a detached home before and never in one so far away from other people. The house was the first one completed on this block of the subdivision and there ...

More About The Girl by LordRhodium

First off I want to thank everyone for their comments, encouragement and advice on these forums, I really feel out of my element with this situation and you guys have been my foundation, especially Rhodes68 and Tonith. I managed to sit down and have a talk with my son, I asked him about the girl,...

Unexplainable Things by shelbister

At just the age of 14 I've seen so many unexplainable things I will be writing down all of my experiences. My first that I can remember was when I was about five I was sleeping with my parents in their bed when I woke. I looked to see a man in this black hooded cape who had red eyes he looked at...

Stomping Feet by LordRhodium

I posted here about the interaction between my son Cameron and the ghost of a little girl that I saw in the hallway of our house. There is one other aspect to the situation in my house that I want to address, I don't think that it is the same spirit simply because there is sort of brutish feeling he...

Who's In There? by LordRhodium

Like I say in my profile I am in my early 30's and I am a single dad trying to raise my son Cameron. We used to live in an apartment in a sleazy section of town, until we found a great deal on a rental property in an old residential neighborhood. It was actually less expensive for this 3 bedroom ...

Cemetary Bubbles by seabird

This story doesn't have the concrete research and prolonged experiences that my last story, "An Illinois Haunting" had, but it's something I still think about and question. For Memorial Day every year, my mother and I like to buy a bunch of flowers to plant in front of our deceased relatives' hea...

Antique Store by Melianna75

I have always been skeptical. I am someone who believes that YOU believe what happened to you but I need to experience things myself to truly be convinced. Growing up in an old farmhouse (it is one of the oldest in my town) there were always the usual creaking sounds of the floors and stairs, do...

My Ghost Pets by seesomeghosts

When I was five, I got a great rabbit that we named Elvis. He was a lopp rabbit with tan ears and patches of fur, a mainly white colored, and a minimal amount of black fur. I spent all of my time with him, except school, meals, and sleeping. He would run around my legs in circles, giving out little ...

Ghost Farmer by hobbyholly

I grew up in Lisle, IL. It is a smaller suburb compared to Naperville and other surrounding burbs. In the 30s it was a farming community. My grandparents, like most of the growing community members, had a house built during the 50s. My parents and I moved in with them around 1984, when I was an infa...

Snapshots of Butterflies by seanp2

I feel blessed to have found a place to talk about the things I normally cannot. The friends I have hear my stories and say, "every time, Shawn; it's always something new with you..." They can say that, for they cannot venture into my mind and see what I believe and feel. At any rate, I live in D...

Stories from my Fiance by MOTHERPANN

This story was told to me by my fiance, I have known him for 15 years and I know he is not teasing me because he is a serious person who is not known to tell tales just to be noticed or to be self-important. When he was in his late 20's early 30's (he is now late 60's) he was working part-time a...

An Illinois Haunting by seabird

My story starts in 1983, the year I was born in Des Plaines, Illinois. My parents and my older brother had previously lived in a two-flat, but with a new baby, they decided they needed more space. House hunting was difficult for them, because money was tight, and they always seemed to get outbid on ...

My Best Friend and His Ghosts by phunkyd

I have always had an interest in the paranormal, as a child, I found reading ghost stories was more fun than playing with Barbie's. I am 26 now, but at the time of meeting my friend's ghost, I was just 16. My best friend Michael had always claimed his house was haunted, but like a good 'ghost tr...

Ghost at the Olympic Star Restaurant by Liz

When I was about six or seven years old, I went out to breakfast with my dad at a restaurant called 'Olympic Star'. I know it is either in or near Tinley Park, so maybe you have heard of it. I excused myself from the table to use the bathroom. I opened the squeaky door and went into the bathroom, an...

Flashing Light by JodiMCHS2008

My sister just moved into a new home, and I keep seeing this bright light. More of like a flashing star like object. I awoke and it was outside my niece's room in the middle of the hall way close to the ceiling, I figured maybe it's the smoke alarm, so I just watched and watched. For a while nothing...

The Antique Store Basement by Hutch

I know that it is difficult to believe a ghost story that you haven't experienced yourself but I can only relate my experience to the best of my abilities; it was so intense that I feel compelled to share it. I have in the past had some experiences with the paranormal but never one quite as scary...

Attacked by a Ghost by freakedout

It was the middle of the night, 3am and I'm not sure why I awoke. I turned the TV on to pass some time and suddenly got a headache and felt sick to my stomach. I ran to the bathroom to get sick. I just wanted to lay down and sleep at that point so I turned off the TV and went back to bed. As I wa...

Grandma's Message to Mother by NettyLou

My grandmother was sick my whole life. Having suffered rheumatic fever as a child, she never fully recovered and it seemed every year a new malady was added to her list of medical conditions. Every Christmas people would say, "We have to make Christmas special, this will be mother's last Christmas.....

Ghost in the Cabin at Phantom Ranch by ghostlovr

I know this story may sound weird to you. About two years ago, I went to my second year of church winter camp. We get there and settle into are cabin. Then the heat brakes. We had to repack everything. We moved into a cabin right next to the woods! It was really dark out and looked scary at the c...

The School that Never Sleeps by RosieDarling

The following are incidents that have been brought to my attention by my mother, and some I have seen myself. My mother works at an elementary school in the town of Worth, IL. She's been doing janitorial work there for about 7 years now, and I generally go help her when she's on the night shift. Man...

Ghost in my House by ghostlovr

This story started a long time ago when we bought this house. My brother Keith was in his room sleeping when he woke up to a loud BANG. The closet door flew open and a heavy metal iron flew across the room. I didn't find out until I switched rooms with him about three years ago. Ever since then, ...

People Dressed Like in the Louis XV of France Era by luvparanormal

This one would happen to me as a child in the same house where I told the story of my mom being touched while she was sleeping. I experienced a lot of things in this apartment as a child and my family members would too. I would wake up in the middle of the night when I was about 6 or 7 years old an...

Being Touched by luvparanormal

This one happened to my Mom and Aunt when I was a little girl. I read a story that someone put in the web site and after I read it, it reminded me of this one. Only difference is that this one would be more in the lines of being believable. I was about 6 or 7 years old and we live in an apartment...

Warnings from Spirits by thelmafountain

First of all I would like to explain my Uncle. He drank a lot and could get a little overbearing at times. But as I remember him, he was an outrageously funny person, he was kindhearted and he treated me and my siblings very well. He was only welcomed at my mother's home. His other siblings would no...

Heat Wave Victim by JessicaDanger

This is actually a story that happened to my uncle Jim, not me quite some time ago. I just discovered this site recently and I just wanted to see someone else's opinion on the matter. When I would visit my uncle as a child, something about his apartment made me feel uneasy. It wasn't until I was a l...

My Boyfriend's Basement by Danielle

My boyfriend lives in the basement of his grandparents house. They would always tell me stories of a ghost down there. It always included someone yelling their name and when they went to check out who it was, no one would be around. I never experienced any of this the numerous times I had stayed the...

My Son Sees a Ghost by Chris Garlington

June. It's like 3 in the morning. It's ink dark in the house. I'm knocked out of a deep sleep by a scream. This isn't the normal screaming I'm used to. This isn't "oh dear, I've stabbed myself with this kitchen implement!," Nor was it "Good Lord, that fecal expurgation was distressingly large and...

The Little Glowing Girl on a Swing by Aimee

When I was little, about 6 or 7, I went trick or treating alone. While I was out, I felt like someone was watching me, but I just ignored it. I just went on with my trick or treating, when I came up to this strange house. When I passed it, it was like it dropped at least 30 to 40 degrees. It was an ...

Little Scary Girl by samantha

This story is very creepy and it still freaks me out until this day. When I was around 17 years old me and my boyfriend would sit in front of my house until wee hours of the night, it was summer time so it's not like we had school. My boyfriend Nicky only lived about four blocks down from me, I live...

Green Lights Flashing by JackMcShane

Now, I didn't experience this first hand but my sister did and she is not one to lie about these things. Especially since she came home crying. She went over to her friend's house to check up on things. She was protecting it from robbers and feeding their animals while they were on vacation (it was ...

My Life with Spirits by thelmafountain

I had always felt that something was always around me. I could not see it but I knew it was there. I have always been afraid. Sometimes I would enter someone home and feel the presence or sometimes the hairs on the back of my neck would stand completely up. I never wanted to see or feel anything, bu...

The Raggedy Ann Doll in the Creek by JackMcShane

This happened when I was about seven or eight. My older brother, sister and, I would go down to this creek near our backyard to play. We would sit and catch tadpoles. Now, one day we went down there and there was this doll in the creek. I think there called Raggedy Ann Dolls, though I'm not sure. It...

One Night in Bachelor's Grove by sunshine

A couple of years ago me and some friends decided to visit the most haunted cemetery in the Chicagoland area, Bachelor's Grove. It is, indeed, a very haunted place. We brought a camera with us to take some pictures with the hope of capturing a few spooky things. The five of us wondered around for an...

Upset Spirit by Tee Fountain

When I was sixteen years old, I told my grandmother that when I reach the age of 18, I was going to change my name. I was named after her and my aunt. I did not know that I had hurt her feelings. I just did not like my name and wanted something more common like a lot of my friends names were. I was ...

Friendly Ghosts in my Home by Christi

I moved into this house not long after my husband died. It was formerly inhabited by a very negative woman who was also very promiscuous in allowing her boyfriends to move into this home along with her 4 children, her sister, her sisters husband and their 4 children, another "guest" who wasn't relat...

Slumber Party Scares by dee_taylor_85

This story took place when I was about 14. I'm 22 now and the memory still scares the crap out of me. My friend had a huge slumber party for her birthday. Her house was very old and was rumored to once be part of the underground railroad. Her attic was a series of rooms that mirrored here downstairs...

Leave Me Alone Rosa by Alejandra

This happened to one of my friends. She has told me many stories about spirits roaming her house but this one sounded very interesting for me. One night she told me that she was by herself in the apartment and was using the computer. Later that night she got tired and went to bed. And turned off the...

Who Was It? by Alejandra

My aunt, Tia Ramona, came to visit. She is from mexico. She was sleeping downstairs in the basement while I was sleeping in my room. My room is right next to the kitchen, close the the basement door. For some reason I woke up around 8:35 in the morning. But when I woke up, I had this really weird fe...

Ghosts at my Husband's Parents House by phishin2hoist

Hi its me again! Today I am writing of a very recent event that has happened to me. My husband and I were visiting his parents for the weekend up in Northern Illinois. We usually stay on their couch in the living room, but since I'm very pregnant now, it's hard for us both to fit. So the last time w...

Some of my Supernatural Experiences by phishin2hoist

Hello! I have had many paranormal experiences throughout my lifetime, and some close friends including my husband, believe I have a psychic ability. I would like to start with my most recent events and work my way down if I have the room. Earlier this week, I had a dream with my deceased Grandfather...

Great Grandma Felt Much Better After Death by Zelora

This is really my mother's story, but she's told it to me over and over, so I know it well. This took place in Mulberry Grove, Illinois. My mother was named after her own grandma and loved her very much (she was my great-grandma, obviously, though I never knew her. This happened before I was born). ...

Choking Ghost by Hillary

My name is Hillary. I am 14 years old. When I was around 12 years old, I lived in illinois. One day at school, my friends in gym class noticed a huge bruise on my neck that I didn't see until then. They said it looked like a hand. So I put my hand up to it and it was the same exact size (but I would...

My Friend Amy by HermioneMorris

This is true, think what you want, but it is. When I was 2, I lived in this old house from the 1900's, a married couple used to live there, but the husband killed his wife in the kitchen, I'm not getting into details, they were too gruesome. He then went into the garage and killed himself. When I...

Brookfield Woods by Tom

In Brookfield, IL, things out of the ordinary are continuing to go on in the woods. Apparently, Native Americans used to settle there back in the 1300's. Well, I myself witnessed the first Orb sighting in my entire life, on Monday, April 23rd, 2007 at 10:00 p.m. We were in the woods for over an hour...

Spirits Use Computers? by Eric H

This is getting worse by the day. This all started about two weeks ago when my oldest daughter and her friend decided that they wanted to use a Ouija Board at my house, and my girlfriend gave them her board. They were playing with it and giggling and having some fun with it, but then I got on it. No...

Jack in the Box by Haley

I was young when I had my first child, 18. Every night, like all babies, mine would cry. I would get up and either hold my child, get a bottle, or change her diapers. Something to make her stop crying. After awhile, when my baby would cry in the middle of the night, a toy that had to be wined up in ...

Marry and the Rose Scent by Roberta

Once, I went to my grandmother's house when I was in third grade. My Grandfather had just died a little while ago. Since the grave yard he was buried in was rather close to my grandma's house (only about 5 minutes away), we decided we would go take a visit to his grave. We found his grave. My Grandm...

Voices, Lights & Shadows by smittygirl1972

I guess this all started about 6 months ago. I have lived at my residence now for about 3 1/2 years. I never experienced any problems. Then a while back I kept hearing the sound of music playing in the middle of the night and voices talking. I finally brought it up to my boyfriend and the kids about...

The Glass of Water by Frenchie

This happened to my family when I was about 1 or 2 years old; I am now 15. My mother and I were living with her mother who lived in an old house with a troubling history. Around the late 1950's a man went insane and murdered his family which consisted of a wife, 2 sons and and a young daughter. Thei...

The Experience by quianas

I started seeing shadows at 4 years old, and at 9 years old it progressed to people. I was 8 years old when my 6 years old cousin died and by age 10 years old he came to me. Physically walking towards me, and I tried to wake my older cousin so she could see him, but only I was able to and she didn't...

Hanging Barn by atownactor

This happened to me about 3 to 4 years ago. My friend Andy and I were at an old abandoned barn taking pictures and video of the place, just because we were bored. It was probably 2 to 3 in the afternoon when we were there. Andy had decided to go into the barn to check it out and see what kind of pic...

Opening Doors by Cindy

One night, me and my best friend stacey were home alone and we were watching the simpsons. We had both of my cats oreo and smokey with us. Before we made sure all the doors were shut. We were sitting there. All of a sudden we heard the door open so we got up and went to look. It was closed... Then w...

The Floating Lady with no Legs by lovely

One day, as I was sitting inside of my room, I heard a sound and I didn't pay any mind to it. Seconds later, someone knocked at the door and I got up to see who it was. As I got up, I open the door and there was nobody there. We lived in the basement so there were stairs and a wall in my way. As I w...

Grandfather's Ghost Saved the Day by peejee

This is the first time I've actually sat down and written about the experiences that I've had, and I tend to ramble on so I apologize in advance. I'll start off by saying that I am a believer in spirits, and have been since I was quite young despite my parents trying to get me not to as a child. ...

Succubus by SonofaRV108

I have been going through these sleep paralysis states lately. I will start off with the first one I had, as embarrassing it is to me. I'm almost 100% sure I had an out of body experience. I got up from my bed. Everything had this light bluish color. I didn't recognize anything wrong, it was aro...

The Walls by gabby

One day, I was home alone with my little cousin, Colleen, while her mom was at the store. I hadn't showered that day, so I told her I was going to take a shower and that I'd be back in 30 minutes. About 10 minutes into my shower, Colleen came bursting through the door, crying hysterically. She said ...

Demons Among Us by chicano457

When I was 17 years old, I was attacked by an evil spirit, or, as some call them, demons. Me and my family lived in a three bedroom home, in Danville Ill. One day, when I got home around 5:30 pm from work, my mom was still cooking dinner and I walked up to her saying Hi and looked at what she was co...

The Unknown Presence by Adriana

Getting home from my cousin's house, I went straight to my room to talk on the phone. I was cleaning out my closet when I felt this weird presence. So I turned around and I found one of my collectibles, my little pony dolls, floating up in the air. Then it floated across the room and smashes itself ...

My House is Haunted by Ramiro Romero

I have been living in this house for 6 years now and when I first moved here I was 6. Ever since we lived there, I always saw shadows. I told my parents and they said they have been seeing them too so they asked the people who used to live there if they knew anything about this. They said an old man...

A Night at the Lemp Mansion by msmeghan2

I spent a memorable night at The Lemp Mansion with my cousin, Cindy. It was memorable for me, because of the activity. Memorable for Cindy, because it firmly cemented in her mind that she would never return. We stayed in the Charles Lemp suite. Charles was the last of the Lemp family to take his...

A Bad Experience at Bachelors Grove by Aiden

Back on October 15, 2004, my girlfriend thought it would be a good idea to take me to Bachelors Grove Cemetery, a week before my birthday, as one of my presents. I am really into the supernatural, so I was really excited about it. I even went and bought a digital voice recorder, and got out my dig...

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