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Recent Paranormal Experiences

The Queen Mary Kids? by SucculentMania

I am curious skeptic, it has always been a source of entertainment to watch paranormal shows like "Ghost Hunters" and the Saginaw, Michigan films made by "Prozak" (although I find Prozak's films to be a bit more difficult to debunk in certain cases). A California native, I have heard many times that...

Ghost Smell? by xLau

A bit of background to this... When I was younger I spent a lot of time with my Great Grandmother, or Little Nan as I always called her. I used to spend most weekends at her house, we did pretty much everything together on a weekend up until she passed. Anyway, she used to ALWAYS use Deep Heat a...

Loku Mamma <3 by Pinka

This is my second story. In my first story (I told you so!) I mentioned that I saw my grand mothers spirit and she started communicating with me in my dreams and black kittens. We call our grand mother "Loku" Mamma. Loku means big in Sinhala language. The first spirit that I ever encountered was Lok...

Adam's Shadow by nofxroxx

Here's a little back story: I had a very good friend by the name of Adam for many, many years. We had probably been friends since elementary school up until he passed away in 2007. I am 29 now (2018)... First of all, Adam always said that he would die in a car accident at 19 years old. Well, g...

I Saw A Shadow, And Nobody Was There by kittyclassified

This happened around Halloween, in 2017. I was with a group of friends, and we were chilling in the backyard of one of the friends. Things were going good for a while, just normal middle school discussions and occasional doll in the window. (the friend had a little brother who was inside the house a...

The Crying Tree by nfw1993

This is a story my great Grandmother often told. When Grandma was young her family moved to a little town in Lincoln County, Missouri. The house they moved in to, unbeknownst to them was rumored to be haunted by the cries of an infant. They moved in and the first night as they lay down to go...

My Unusual Mountain Guide by Amor

I was in college when I joined a mountaineering club. We planned a trip to hike a mountain that's said to be mysterious among locals in a neighboring province where my college was. There were reports of strange lights at night near the peak and sort of partying noises, despite having no power up ...

The Mimicking Spirit by Lilwolf

There has been some pretty creepy things going on in our apartment the last two weeks that is unlike anything I have dealt with. It started last week Jocelyn had been asleep for awhile and Cuyler was getting a shower while I was putting away dishes. I was just about done when I heard what I thoug...

The Dark Place by Shadowwulf113

When I was very young, my grandmother told me a story of when she was young. She said that she had played with a ouija board and that strange things began to happen to her. I have often wondered if in some manner she had submitted me to a lifetime worth of encounters. This is the time that I had bee...

He's A Believer Now by WontTellYouMyName

This is something that cemented my belief in the supernatural. Bare with me because this might be a bit long but I guess it's worth it. It was around the second week of August 2017, only a couple weeks before my birthday and since my partner wasn't going to be in the country on my actual birthda...

Confuse A Gnome by Tweed

This is a follow up to our resident brownie (home dwelling gnome). In the second week of November I was exercising in the lounge room. It was the first time I'd done a workout in the lounge room, as I normally do it in the bedroom. I don't know why it never occurred to me before to do it in the l...

What Was Laughing In The Room? by Artickpiggy

This is the very first paranormal fact that happened to me. I was 14 at the time and my friends and I were always attracted by the paranormal world. Back then, we would try to write down a Ouija board (the adults never wanted us to use one), and try to contact spirits but thank god it never worked o...

A Visitor During A Hospital Stay by Mandee

It's Mandee again, and I have something to share that happened just last night. Those of you who have read my experiences with my daughter's Uncle Dusty know the circumstances and I'm pleased to report another visit while we are having a difficult time right now. My 16yr old daughter is in the hos...

The Odd Room In A Rather Sunny House by Amor

This is my first attempt to share a story here. I have been reading accounts here since 2013. I have Googled "ghost stories" and this site came up first. But it was only very recently that I decided to make an account and be a real part of the community. I have always looked for the most logical ...

The Shadows Near The Tree by Hilarygosick

This is actually my first story which I am going to tell and is actually based on the encounter of my best friend who lives in the neighborhood. This experience is neither terrifying nor horrific but I am scared though, and a little worried about this incident. So here we go, This first started o...

Door Closing And Noises by Friedrich94

First, let me introduce myself. I was born in Phoenix, AZ, in 1994. I lost both my parents and my brother before I was 18 years old, after which I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and I've been living alone ever since. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Tech...

Freedom by LuciaJacinta

I was a young mother in 2004. I loved my husband and children and just enjoyed the day to day routine of raising kids. We were living in Northern California at the time in a cute little home and I was happy. My oldest just started first grade. I had a three year old and a new baby. Life was busy...

The Fish Dish by LuciaJacinta

Around the late 1970s, one of my grade school friends was named Moonchild. (Name slightly changed but extremely close to this name.) The family lived in an old Victorian home. It wasn't a dark or scary home but one filled with love and family and little kids. But, you could tell it was a home th...

Rita And Her Children by AlskaRJean

My experience started about two years ago. It started out as sleep paralysis, but it slowly progressed over time. I know sleep paralysis has a scientific explanation, but these incidents started to happen while I was awake, as well. The first time I experienced sleep paralysis, it was scary for me...

Just A Little Too Coincidental For Comfort by MaggieMay_Not

I had planned a different submission, something that would explain my thoughts and beliefs about ghosts and other paranormal entities, but that will have to wait. I need to share this with you - it is almost real time because it happened today - 1/24/2018 from 3:15 PM until about 4:00 PM. First I...

The House In The Swamp by stargeezer

Long time ago I used to live in a small town called Negombo. It's on the western coast of Sri Lanka. It was a simple cozy little town where almost everyone knew everyone or everyone knew someone who knew everyone. It's a fishing town where most people are are Roman Catholic and you could find many h...

Running Up The Stairs by believeandsee

I was 11 when this story took place. I no longer live in that house and haven't experienced anything paranormal ever since. This story is about my sister Cas' dog, Lilo, who got hit by a car behind our house. Nothing strange had ever happened at that house until Lilo passed. I've had about two e...

Toddler Terrors by Nicky22

So this is my first story I've posted on here and I'm really intrigued on what you all think. I've recently moved into a two bedroom flat with my two young sons, my oldest is 3 years old and he's always been a very caring and sensitive little lad, but recently we've had a few things that have made...

Tandra by Anjaneya

To introduce I am having many unexpected and unexplained experience since my childhood. I have tried to chase every answer I could get. I would like to share a recent experience with YGS. I am learning the paranormal from the West as well as Vedic as well as Tantric Indian and corresponding texts. ...

I Told You So! by Pinka

I only have few experiences and thought of sharing the most terrifying experience which happened in 2017 September. When I was 16 years old I saw the ghost of my Grand mother and after that she communicated with me through black kittens and strange dreams which I will share in a future post. Then on...

Ghost? Shadow Man? Both? by lolly200011

I'm new to this site and have signed up in hopes of seeing other peoples thoughts and interpretations of my experiences with a ghost and/or shadow man in my childhood home. I would love to hear you thoughts and read your own similar experiences. These things are fascinating to me and I hope you enjo...

"camilla" Encounter by Skull_The_Demon

Last summer me, my twin sister, my step sister, my brother and my brother's friend were bored while hanging out at my house in Calgary Alberta. So we decided to make a paper Ouija Board. Keep in mind, we've done this before but have never gotten anything to happen. We used a normal cup as the planch...

The Blue Church by Mavvey

I have many paranormal experiences to share, so I decided I would do so in chronological order starting with my first ever notable experience. My Biological mother, who I no longer speak to on a regular or even yearly basis, was a self proclaimed 'Ghost Hunter.' While she was off across Ontario hunt...

Dollar Shop Ghost by DarkSoul94

I work at a dollar store just down the street from me. It's been there for over 10 years and it has been an ok first job. I get stuck with night shifts a lot, but in these instances it's been alright since most of the weird things that do happen are at that time. My coworker who was with me on thes...

Our Apartment Above The Hospital by Fariya

After a long time I am here, back again with my experiences. So this story is about the apartment we bought and moved into, after moving out of the apartment mentioned in my previous story "My Scary Apartment". This apartment was in the same city as my previous apartment, but was very far away f...

Ghost Made Bacon Sandwich by sophiethunder

I was home alone one day. I was not feeling well so I took the day off work. My boyfriend had already gone so that left me alone. I was watching TV when a loud humming started. Originally I thought this was the TV so I turned it off, but the humming continued. It was really starting to annoy me beca...

Ghost With Glowing White Eyes by ButterflyBabe

Today, I had an abnormal new to me experience. I have occasionally seen an older woman always from the side profile never showing face or lower half of body. She would walk from the door to the fridge. It's been a few months since I've seen her. Today she appeared in human form except she looked at ...

The Historic Courthouse by Lilwolf

A few months ago my husband Cuyler and I decided to go check out a building on my historic trip list, Yes as dorky as it may sound I have one of those. We decided to revisit a very beautiful small town called Blairsville. It is very simple with limited attractions but full of history. Completely...

Childhood House: Fear Of The Dark by Cosmica

This story happened directly to me, but as I was a toddler I don't remember it, just the consequences. With that said, this is what my mother and grandmother told me. When I was 3 years old, I started to cry a lot at night. The only way I would sleep was in my mom's arms and she had to be walking...

Am I Just Crazy? by Alliedragoncat

Ever since I was a child I have somehow been connected to paranormal activity. My grandmother, who passed when I was a baby, came to me often in dreams and to comfort me when I was sad. She made me feel safe. This isn't about that however. Over recent years, I have had a spirit / entity follow me...

Followed To My Room by terranigma

I have so many stories and experiences to publish here that it almost becomes overwhelming when I think about it and mostly I just give up the thought of publishing more but this happened just this morning at 5am. My partner and I moved to Ashfield in Sydney's inner west NSW about 3 months ago. W...

I Grew Up In A Haunted Cottage by GhostGirlClara

When I was seven, nearly eight my Father got a job as a Handyman on a private estate on the outskirts of Stirling City, Scotland. The estate was very large and housed many buildings, an orchard and stables. The main house was home to retired men and my Father was in charge of it's maintenance and al...

My Father's Visitor by LostGirl

This account happened to my dad, but (with his permission) I felt I had to share it. It terrified me to say the least! Just over a year ago, my dad went on a trip to Scotland. I can't remember the name of the place he visited, but it was a beautiful manor beside a loch. He had a room to himsel...

Barbie Legs (help) by Sempiternal

This is but one of countless experiences of which I've bore witness. Being a Wiccan Initiate, it is vital that I keep the psychic door propped wide open (not that I could close it anyway). Being in the Four Corners area (New Mexico), paranormal occurrences are not so paranormal. But this is a strang...

My Sister's Shadow Man by alizzle87

Hey all 👋🏾, I am writing this story in regards to my little sister who shared something with me last night while we were out dinner. A few months ago she casually mentioned how when she wakes up in the middle of the night, there's a black figure with a wide hat standing in her doorway. M...

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