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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Girl? What Girl? by mhyzthie_vHee

This one still took place on our previous house in my first story. I mentioned the family who owns the house we are taking care of comes to visit only during summer. So it was that time. Around 6 in the evening the mother of the kids has a Ballroom Dance to attend to that night. The kids were ou...

A Visitation In The Night by Tunedin

So this is going back 20 odd years to when I was a small child. I had a tendency to have vivid dreams and sleep walk but this experience stands out to the point that I remember every little detail. My nan died 6 years previous to me being born so I never met her, though my mum had a photograph o...

The House Of Horror by Itsabbie

This is my first ever story to share with you about my childhood experiences on the supernatural. I grew up in a lively city near Davao. My family isn't well off around the time I was born which was in the 90's. But 3 years later, on the time my younger brother came, my parents decided to live a...

The Practical Joker by twilighttyger

As I mentioned before in my stories about my Aunt Melody and Major Marsh, I grew up in a house that my parents built themselves. It was a pretty good house, despite it never being finished. For instance, my bedroom was missing a door until I was 13, and never had a full ceiling - just insulation cov...

Major Marsh by twilighttyger

Since I mentioned Major Marsh in my last story about my Aunt Melody's ghost, figured I wouldn't leave you hanging! This story takes place in the late 1980s, in a small town on the coast of North Carolina. I was around 8 or so during most of the activity. My father is a huge Civil War buff, as wel...

Aunt Melody by twilighttyger

My father's sister, Melody, died when both she and my dad were very young. He was 10, and she was 5. Our hometown is on the coast of North Carolina, and a tropical storm had rolled through the night before. She had crawled into bed with my dad, holding her Raggedy Andy doll. She told my dad that if ...

Shopping Mall Ghost by Doyle09

I own a retail store which leases a space in a shopping mall, I've been there 5 years and I have numerous stories of the ghost which resides there and has been there for some time. I was warned about the ghost which all the tenants have termed "Henry" when I moved in 5 years ago and was working late...

The Great Samsara by ScottGrant

My story took place in August 1961 when I wore a younger man's clothes. I was home on leave visiting my mother after basic training in Ft. Knox, Ky. During a sweltering, humidity filled summer night in central Michigan. Mom had recently moved into an old Victorian style home and I was trying without...

Strange Sleep Paralysis by Melintina

When I was about 11 years old my parents had split up and they moved into two separate houses. At my dad's house I got to pick my own room and I chose the master bedroom because it had a nice view of outside. I found out later on that my bedroom was the only part left of the previous house on the pr...

Broken Mirror by _imscared_

I'm not really the type to write stories on this page, but what happened to me today... Was weird, and I'm hoping that maybe one of you can help. It happened this morning at approx. 8am, I was sleeping when all of a sudden I hear a loud breaking sound in my room. I woke up shocked and saw that my...

The Terrifying Experience I Can't Remember by zaqxswcde

Even to this day, I still find this experience to be the strangest thing I've ever experienced. I don't remember how old I was, but I was pretty young. I don't remember many things from this experience, but my mother described me as always being scared, looking around as if something was there, and ...

Ouija Board - First Contact by pokemon_trainer

BACKGROUND: My first time using a Ouija board was Friday 16th June 2017 in my bedroom with my sister. We made sure the room was dimly lit. We wanted to "test" the board by only asking a few questions before saying goodbye, just so we could ease ourselves into a proper session afterwards. Below is...

Kids Stuff 2 - Window Curtain by czamantha

It's been a while since my last post though I've been reading stories and comments almost every single day. I found the need to post this as it has something to do with my last post (Kids Stuff). As mentioned at my last post, I and my youngest daughter have our own room and this room is pretty sm...

The Thing Scaring My Sister by Johnnyaffiplaas

I am the oldest of 3 children, we grew up on a farm in North West, South Africa. It's a lovely farm, lots of things to do, trees to climb, places to hide and wide open fields to run in. Back then, when my dad bought the farm, I was 6, my sister was 4, and baby brother was about a year old. Th...

The Hunchback Woman by Nifferz

I wanted to share my experience with you guys. I am not sure what it means or anything but if you do make it to the end of this story you can decide for yourself and let me know what you think. One night when I was 13, I couldn't sleep so I tried to turn the other way, on my side, to try to get mys...

Unreal Death - Possession Or Self Inflicted? by nalchen

So. I wanted to save this story for later. The reason being, I was contemplating whether I should write it or not. Not that I did not want answers for my questions, but out of mere respect for my deceased friend. Nevertheless, since I have mentioned this story in one of my comments in my previous st...

Mothers Final Visit? by buzz073042

I recently lost my Mom, who passed away last October 15, 2016. We were very close in life, so I was not totally shocked or surprised by her visit after her physical death. In April, 2017, while watching television, a sudden bright, amber flash, similar at first to a huge strike of a match, appeare...

The Midnight Hitchhiker by Zaruje

This experience of mine happened when I was still living with my parents in Bicol. I was 15 years old at that time and my cousins from Manila had their summer vacation at our house. It was a hot night and we, me and my four cousins,  couldn't really sleep well. We decided to go out and buy some...

The Gold Ring by xOrbit

My husband and I moved into our first house back in October of 2011. It was a week or so before Christmas. The winter air was cool and crisp and we decided to go out to dinner with my brother in law, his wife and my sister in law. I had worked that morning and knew we would have company, so I thorou...

Wartime Experience In A Haunted House by Thureos

Greetings. As English is not my native language, I would like to beg your forgiveness for my dull writing. I'm willing to discuss it later in the comments, so feel free to ask. This experience happened not with me but with my grandfather, back in 1944 or 1945. At these days, he were serving Germa...

Amelia by spookie1

This started happening a week ago (Today is Monday 26th of June 2017) and I still think about it constantly. That girl still lingers in my mind, and I just can't forget her. Before I begin I would just like to give an early warning, this might sound like a short story from a book, and I know ther...

Strange Creature Spotted by scarypizza

This is a real incident experienced by me and my younger sister. We stay with our parents on the topmost floor of our building. I and my sister were home and along with us, were her friends, on one evening. It was raining heavily that time. When the clock struck 8.30 pm, the lights went off. An...

Boredom Turned To Horror by DarkSerpent

This is just a short experience I had at about seventeen. A group of four friends and I were sitting at my house bored out of our minds. My buddy Joey (not his real name) was literally banging his head against a wall out of boredom. Tommy (not his real name) was reading a book he brought, his sister...

1800's Child Ghost by Mitzij88

This experience happened in 2015 when I was living in a unit on Logan St Beenleigh QLD with my best friend. Many other things happened in this unit to me as well however I will just write about the relevant one. It was daytime and I was home alone standing in the kitchen washing dishes. I felt l...

Unexpected Seen by mhyzthie_vHee

I've been a silent reader here for a while and now I want to share my story as well. During my childhood days we've been a caretaker of this huge house in Imus, Cavite for almost 5 years. The owner is a relative who wedded a British and so they live in U.A.E and just visits during summer. The h...

The Nurse by purplegodess85

This story takes place, in NC on January 15th 2010, (the day after the birth of my youngest son) and to this day I am not really sure what I saw/experienced, Let me start with saying this... The hospital where I gave birth at is considered to be haunted, and have had many reports of strange occu...

Spooky Holiday Experience by Oceana

Last year, I stayed in a house rented to me by a family. It was a nice house, although I can't remember the address. The first day was fine, but the night was kind of creepy. I settled down to sleep, when I heard the front door open and two men shouting. 1:Why is she here? I don't want her here ...

Lifted Back Up by Yee

Alright,This experience happened when me and my brother were sleeping alone. I used to have a lot of sleep paralysis episodes but now it happens rarely, anyway I had sleep paralysis one night and when I opened my eyes to look I found that my blanket is literally floating which frightened me, So I...

Cuts On My Skin by BoredKarma

You can call me Hazel as it is my nickname. I live in São Paulo, Brazil. I am 23 years old, finishing undergraduate studies. Three weeks ago, I bought the book "Exorcist" by Thomas B. Allen. He studied the case of the exorcised boy that inspired the old film "Exorcist". The book is amazing, f...

Moved Into Our First Apartment Together by Marilynanguiano

I don't know how to start, I found this page all because of my recent scare, I Googled a lot to set my mind at ease. When I realized I wasn't the only one experiencing things, I decided to post my story to try to at least figure out why these things are happening and what to do. A little about me is...

3rd Floor Corner Room Ghost by JustCallMeJake

First off I would like to greet every reader here! Good DAY! I'm new in sharing stories online but I've been motivated lately by reading every post here in YGS! So thanks guys! Anyway here's my story! It happened about 2 years ago when I was working in one of the BPO company here in Cebu (call ce...

Outline Of A Person In My Door Way by 323astina

I moved to Brisbane about 6 months ago, into a fairly modern looking townhouse. At first nothing out of the ordinary happend. And then the doors started slamming upstairs and downstairs, sometimes all at the same time. I'd check all the windows and doors for a breeze but there was none. Sometim...

The Necklace by kayraa

So this is just a quick background on the house I grew up in. I moved into this house when I was four just tuning five. I had one experience when I was younger which I have written about. Years went by with nothing happening. Or at least nothing major. I had this necklace my father bought me as a...

One Day Alone by Oceana

I was home alone one day in my English home. I was watching TV when I heard a Thump from upstairs. I just thought something had fallen off something and didn't do anything about it. Then my dog started barking randomly from the upstairs. He does this all the time anyway, purely for attention. I went...

Ghost In The Wind by aartis

I was about 11-12 years old. I used to live in Balaghat (a small town in MP state of India) with my mom dad and two elder siblings. My dad got transferred to another town (Rewa) as part of his job. So one of our family friends invited us for lunch before we depart. On the day we all reached their...

A Warning. Demonic Entity by Goggzy

As some on this site may remember I'm a paranormal investigator with years of experience this didn't help me when I needed it most. Since October I have been dealing with something dangerous and only now do I have the strength to talk about it. Back in September I did a investigation. The afterma...

My Childhood by Kaitiebug123

First story: Throughout my life, ever since I was a young child around the age of two, I've always seen spirits. I never quite knew what the meaning behind some of them were. I remember when I was around the age of four, and I was asleep in my room. But then something/someone woke me up. It wa...

Permanent Residents by lucygarcia

My husband inherited the house we live in, his great-grandfather built it himself and is over one hundred years old. There have been lots of deaths in this house, from suicides to murders and natural causes. One in particular was my husbands older brother who died at the age of 3. Visitors have re...

The Daughter Of A Drunk by Laucd

When I was 9 years old, I lived in West Virginia with my Mom and two sisters. My grandmother lived right next door along with my 2 cousins. She had taken them in when they were a few years old. It was only about a year since we moved from the city to West Virginia, that my mother decided she didn't ...

Someone Was Knocking At My Door by my_universe_sparkles

It was a summer's eve around six pm, my two kids and I were sitting in the family room watching television. My mom was also home having a nap in her room. I hear about three or four knocks on the door, so I get off the couch to answer. On each side of the door are windows, mind you. I ask who's ther...

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