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Hello! My name is Valkricry; just call me Val as the entire nic will permanently knot your fingers. Of course, that is not what my parents named me, but rather the name I am known best by on the net.
I come from a large family, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, plus myself. If it's possible to be the middle child in an even number then that would be me. There is an age difference of 23 years between the oldest and youngest. Of course all that really means, is I have a heck of a lot of stories I could tell.
Perhaps because I've had experiences as far back as I can remember, I've been interested in the paranormal most of my life, and have done extensive reading and research on the subject. I always seem to be learning something new though, as I've never pigeon-holed myself. That is, I claim no label, nor do I limit the circumference of my interests. I'm really glad to have found others who are willing to share in the journey.
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Ghost Stories from valkricry

Mirror, Mirror on 2017-02-08

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...

Grandma Drowned The Boogeyman on 2017-01-03

Most families have some kind of hero in the family tree. Some Great-great or maybe even recent member they point at with pride and say,"he/she was the first to _" or "fought in the war and was decorated". You get the gist. In my family it was my maternal grandmother, her familial claim to fame was h...

Prairie Street House Haunting on 2016-06-16

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...

Ha-ha Very Funny, Josh on 2015-12-23

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 Furballs And I on 2015-11-16

In the summer of 1972, when I was 14, I was put on a Greyhound bus and traveled from Chicago to San Francisco for my brother K's wedding, as the family representative. My mother said it was to make up for my missing my eighth grade graduation and class trip because of moving (AGAIN!), my dad said so...

Multiplying Cards And A Disappearing Ouija on 2015-10-29

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 ...

Beyond The Veil on 2015-09-25

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...

He's At The Door on 2015-07-23

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 ...

Recent Activities on 2015-06-15

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 ...

Out In The Cold on 2015-03-02

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 ...

I'm Going To Kill You 2 - Hank on 2015-01-22

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 on 2015-01-20

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...

Ouija, Won't Ya - Heck No on 2015-01-14

This is not my story, but a shared experience of my parents. One they did not readily share with us kids until we were grown. To be honest, I'm not 100% sure they shared it with all of us, and I only heard it after asking my Mom point blank why in a household of divination paraphernalia (used by my ...

The Christmas Spirit - My Mother's Story on 2014-11-24

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 on 2014-11-10

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...

The Cat And The Angel on 2014-10-14

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 on 2014-09-24

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 on 2014-09-16

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...

Flying Flowers Broken Vase 2 on 2014-08-13

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...

Flying Flowers Broken Vase on 2014-05-19

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,...

Music On The Shower Curtain on 2014-01-14

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...

October Weirdness on 2013-11-11

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 ...

Back Off: Psychic Attack on 2013-10-14

This isn't your traditional ghost story, but it is of the paranormal. It took place shortly after I turned 16 and was working at an indoor amusement park/shopping mall called Old Chicago, which is now defunct. One night I had, what my mother called a prophetic dream, a warning. In it a man I did...

Can You Hear Me Now? Disembodied Voices on 2013-05-29

On several different occasions, I have heard voices. Sometimes I can identify who it is, and sometimes I can't. For instance in Of Wee Ghosties And A Haunted School, I told about hearing children's cries and an unknown child yelling 'No!' and shoving me out of harm's way when a ceiling collapsed. Gr...

Who's Calling? on 2013-04-29

Back in the early 80's, I lived in a farm house that had been converted into an upper and lower apartment. We hadn't lived in the upper apartment very long, maybe a couple of months, when I began to hear an odd phone ring: 3 short rings followed by a long ring. This was not the sound our phone made....

Experiences At My Aunt's on 2013-04-10

In August 1983, my then husband, 2 year old son and I went to visit my Aunt for a week. My Aunt and Uncle lived on a large farm in a tiny town named Cold Springs, Kentucky. The nearest actual town is Alexandria, the nearest neighbor is a good 10 miles down the Pike. Their house was fairly modern, a ...

Saviour In The Storm on 2013-04-08

This happened to me this morning as I was walking to work, so I'm still puzzling it out. First off, I wasn't feeling that great and it was raining. It was also very dark out. 5:30 in the morning, the sun is still sleeping, and there is very little traffic. In fact I hardly see anyone out that earl...

Posession By Nightmare? on 2013-03-25

I'm not sure this is a story I should tell as it's extremely personal. Even within my own family, there are those who would call me a liar for it. When I was about 9 years old I had, what the grownups termed a nightmare of epic proportions. I still remember it quite vividly, and to be honest, I'm st...

Coffee Time? 2 on 2013-03-25

The Ghostie hasn't offered me any coffee in awhile, but I have noticed some other activities, and thought I would share them. I've begun hearing sounds that I had previously contributed to the downstairs neighbor's dog or her visiting grandkids. Nothing scary: the sound of a hard ball or similar ...

Of Wee Ghosties And A Haunted School on 2013-02-20

Recently Oak Park Elementary celebrated its 120th year, which would have meant it was built around 1893. However, some suspect the school is even older since the existing records do not date farther back. Perhaps the anniversary is why this story feels the need to be told. Back in 1979, I was th...

Coffee Time? on 2013-02-12

Let me begin by saying, unusual occurrences are not 'new' for me. Indeed, until I was in my 30's I could see, hear, and sense things that other's couldn't. However, these things deeply disturbed my then husband, and I pretty much shut it off, I guess. As they say, "if you don't use it, you lose it."...

Last 20 posts from valkricry
How terrifying for your friends! I urge you to listen to what Rook had to say.
You might also suggest to Aby talk to her priest/minister/elder about what she is feeling, assuming she has some religious affiliation. Fear, especially in someone so young truly feeds on itself. Let's suppose there was someone else in the house (another sibling perhaps) that decided to play a prank on the girls by putting that Ouija back together. I'm not saying that is what happened, just giving you a scenario. So, the girls are totally freaked out, but Aby can't let go of her fear. Every movie, and story she's heard about Ouijas starts playing in her mind, and her fear causes her to believe it's happening. Her mind starts to generate even more fear. Understand?
Now, let's say everything happened as it looked, no prank involved and Aby is suffering all these terrible things. Rook's advise will help, and so will counseling from an adult she trusts.
Just to reassure you (and others) rambling and lengthy posts are not always one and the same. A rambling post is lengthy and confused or inconsequential.
Synonyms:long-winded, verbose, wordy, prolix; digressive, maundering, roundabout, circuitous, tortuous, circumlocutory; disconnected, disjointed, incoherent
Yours made total sense.
You're still fairly new here, so you may not be familiar with this 'rule', taken from the Comments Guidelines:
"... It's fine to share what your religion has to offer as a possible explanation, but everyone has their own, they certainly don't come here to be converted, so please, don't push it on others as irrefutable fact."
The taps on the shoulder... When my mother was going through her terminal illness, she use to tell me, "After I'm gone, if you feel someone pat you on the back, and no one's there, don't be afraid. It's just me saying hi." Maybe, that's what was happening here? The spirit letting you know they were there, and wanting to know what you wanted?
Your post is fine. The comments we're concerned over and will be deleting are those that are; rambling, incoherent, run-on sentences, contain numerous copy/pastes from other sites or other nonsense that makes it practically impossible to decipher what is being said.
In other words, a comment may be as long or short (well there is that irksome character length to deal with) as you need it to be, but it must make sense, and use punctuation.
Date: 2017-02-21
You can type the username (OP) into the search box, Right hand side, up near the top. This will generate a semi-list of things they've written, and comments they've made.
Hope that helps.
Could you please write 'the' instead of 'tha'? I know it's a small thing, and I know you know better, but it makes it difficult for others to take you seriously when they think you can't even spell the word 'the'.
Date: 2017-02-17
What an interesting idea! It actually sort of fits what happened over the years we lived there. Not so much myself, but with Ed.
Not what he appeared to be at all after we got married.
It turned quite ugly... But that is the past, and that's where it belongs - in the past. Still, a very interesting idea.
Date: 2017-02-17
Argette and Beaglemom,
Thanks so much for reading and commenting. What is it about mirrors? Especially the old ones that make them so...fascinating? Back in 1871, Lewis Carroll wrote "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There." It was inspired by an actual mirror, and the belief that mirrors are portals to another world.
In some cultures, when someone passes they cover the mirrors so that the decease's soul won't get trapped in them. And we've all heard breaking a mirror will bring 7 years bad luck.*They* (whomever 'they' are) say to avoid this curse you must bury all the pieces under the light of a full moon, deeply in the ground.
Sorry, don't know about you guys, but I find this sort of trivia interesting. Lol
Anyway, thanks for reading!
Date: 2017-02-15
I would not use the word 'bravely' to describe how I was going through the house. Laugh The movie, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" comes to mind. Laugh
I've never been able to quite grasp the change that seemed to come over Ed after we were married. When we were dating he was quite protective of me, and seemed at least alright with my abilities. Once we were wed though - *shrug*...
I'm a little person (like 4'10", think I've mentioned that before) and I believe that's part of why the cops were so flabbergasted that Ed hid upstairs while I investigated. From Cop 'A's questions (he never came straight out with it) I also think they thought maybe he caused my scream.
I've heard of the movie Burnt Offerings! I think I saw it once long ago.
Date: 2017-02-15
That's it in a nutshell. If it hadn't been for the broom and dustpan, I would have sincerely doubted my senses, and wondered if I had somehow imagined it. My adrenaline was pumping like mad, I'm in basically unfamiliar territory, I'm exhausted from the day's work (and moving is just so emotionally charged). Add to that, I was pretty much expecting to confront someone or possibly someones, or to be jumped myself. If it hadn't been for that cough, I may have convinced myself that maybe the cat was exploring in a very odd manner. Cats love boxes - that's a fact. I would have huddled with my son, in my bed and prayed that it was just the cat moving about and the house 'talking'. But cats neither cough like that, nor make foot-steps. So, I was primed for something to happen. I expected it - just not what finally did happen. (Does that make sense?)
Date: 2017-02-15
You've got me curious! Offering me a message is an angle I had not considered. I'd love to hear your theories!

Spiritwaiting...oooer. I think about your mirror and go all goose-bumpy. I have seen things in mirrors before, but more like scrying, not as someone/something INSIDE it, watching me.
Breathe, Tweed - we all know how it ends for attention seekers around here. Besides, I don't think anyone would believe the two of you would suddenly become besties.
Date: 2017-02-14
No Kiki, the cops weren't even there yet. I swung and screamed at the same time. My neighbors hearing my bellow called the cops.
Ask yourself, why on earth are you arguing (unsuccessfully, I might add) with two very established mods (even attempting to lecture them) about this site? Do you really believe you know more than they about established guidelines, or do you not realize how you are coming off? Do I need to tell you EXACTLY how you sound? I promise you will not like it.
I just came back from reading every single comment on ALL of your stories, only to find most of what you complained about you've taken out of context or perhaps, just taken the wrong way. That happens on forums. We can't see faces, or hear inflections in the voice, and sometimes we misread, leading to hurt feelings.
I suggest you take a deep breath, try to learn from this, and behave yourself, or go play else where. Your choice.
I think you are missing the point Rook and the others are trying to make; self-diagnosis is NOT the same as seeing a doctor, and unless you are a MD or other medical practitioner, you could possibly do yourself more harm than good. The same symptoms are shared between many diseases and issues and until a trained professional sees you and uses the symptoms along with his/her observations and runs any required diagnostic tests, all you are doing really is guessing. It's also highly unusual for someone to have ALL the symptoms of any given medical problem.
Did you know bruising can be psychosomatic? Yeah, caused by the mind. It's generally brought on by severe stress and/or emotional trauma. It's pretty rare but it does happen. Again, you need a doctor to determine if this is your problem.
Date: 2017-02-14
You really don't need to add 'mod' after our names. Smile
I'd have to say the mirror somehow reassembled itself, though how, I've no clue. I know I swung and made contact and heard the glass shatter. I know once I got the light on, there was glass everywhere, and the bent frame was on the floor. I know I had swept most of it into a pile when the cops arrived. Lastly, I know that when cop A and I went to see there was NO broken glass to be seen and the mirror was sitting on the toilet tank. So, yes, even the pile I had swept up had vanished. Only the broom and dustpan gave silent testimony to anything having happened.
Date: 2017-02-14
Spiritwaiting - now that's creepy! You actually felt like someone was watching you from inside the mirror? Sadly (or maybe luckily) I really didn't have enough contact with the mirror to really evaluate it. Like I said, I only felt strange, and that could have been due to multiple reasons. As you can imagine, I was embarrassed as all get out, and shaken because I KNOW broken glass simply does not mend itself.
Seraphina, so glad I could be of some help, and that it made sense.
Please, let me know how it goes for you.
Date: 2017-02-14
It's quite alright, Twilight. Smile Worse things then being confused with Granny! Laugh