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2013-02-01
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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

The Last Duet on 2017-03-17

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...

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
Melda,
I don't think Gigakhan meant he didn't take YGS seriously, but rather the graveyard, and the spirits took exception to it.
You're welcome, Melda. Yes, I think it's attributed to evil entities, but I did read somewhere that it's linked with attachments too. Regardless, it does seem more of an Eastern belief/happening.
Hey guys,
The fever thing really doesn't surprise me much. Many believe that a ghostly encounter can affect a person's health, especially if it was of the not nice variety. Something to do with the acute draining of our energy, weakening our immune system and allowing the fever to occur. Though, I have not experienced the fever symptom myself, I do know that there have been times when encountering a non-nice spirit, I have felt ill, but I've always enjoyed rather robust health for the most part, so maybe that plays into it.
There is also psychogenic fever. It's a stress-related, psychosomatic disease. Meaning, there's no physical reason for it, it is an emotional fever brought on by one's own mind. I would think that if one's terror was strong enough (It's demonic, and I can't find my toothbrush! EEK!* Sorry, but...) it might trigger it, especially if your belief is that fever is indicative of an evil presence.
DC,
This is from the Submission Guidelines: " Although we allow stories from a very close relative, like your parents, or child, who shared it with you in intimacy, not to entertain, we cannot allow stories from "a friend of a friend" as it is not reliable." So, I would say that if it is an experience of a family member that you trust was telling the truth and not embroidering details to make it more scary or entertaining, then it would be submissible.
Argette (and all),
I do apologize for the lack of paragraphs. I edited this particular story just shortly after 3 AM prior to going to work. As much as I'd like to blame the 'witching'/'devil's hour' for the poor job of seeing it as a wall of words, I can't. I simply erred, clicking the wrong button. Quite often, we do send poorly written submissions back for 'fixing', or fix them ourselves.
Again, I do apologize for the vexation this has caused.
Date: 2017-05-17
Juli,
I wouldn't worry much over the knocks you heard, although it does seem quite odd. To me it sounds like someone trying to get your attention. My aunt had a 'knocker' who would sound off to alert them of trouble. I recall once was a fire, that had started when all were asleep, and another time some ya-hoos were trying to steal one of their cars, but that doesn't seem to be your case.
Date: 2017-05-07
Assuming that the OP sent the picture in, we're waiting for Martin to upload it. If lambdachi is so inclined, they can also upload it to a picture sharing service (like photobucket) and share the link in comments.
Ghostygirl,
Have you been to a medical doctor to be sure that your depression and being lethargic do not have physical reasons? Those can be by products of some illnesses. You need to rule out the mundane before assuming paranormal.
Although, there are times the two seem to walk hand in hand. That is to say, you can have experiences while developing a medical disorder, but that does not mean the spirit (s) are responsible for the illness.
Kindly,
Oh! Please do submit your latest events! You have such a charming way of wording things. Of course, I can't make any promises, but I'd think it would be worth a look see.
Ankit,
It's a bit difficult to ask questions about the case you posted, when your answer is always, " We don't have the permission to share the evidences, privacy protection you know!" Don't get me wrong, I do understand and respect that, BUT there are ways to share without giving away the identities of your clients, and giving us a clearer picture.
For instance you begin with:"A client claimed some paranormal activities at their residence." You could expand upon that, by simply stating the activities they believed were paranormal, like hearing someone walking in the vacant 2nd floor, items moving by themselves, things of that ilk.
You state you have 'tons of evidence', and while you may not be able to share footage, pictures, or anything that may flag out your clients identity or location, you could still give examples. Such as "We witnessed the apparition of an old man", or "We too heard the heavy foot steps", or "on one particular EVP we distinctly heard the moving of chairs, when no furniture was being moved." (By the way - I may not be "certified' nor 'professional' in anything when it comes to the paranormal, but even I know that there are 3 classes of EVP as well as a 4th termed AVP.) It would have been helpful if you had stated you had gotten permission to share this Class B EVP (which after listening yet again to it, I would have ranked a C at best, simply because without any back ground how am I to know the sound wasn't accidentally caused by someone in the room?) Now, if you had stated "...you can hear a low sound that was ruled out as having come from any source in the room," along with the link, my take may have been different.
These are points you may want to take into consideration when making your next submission.
Kindly,
I quite enjoyed this. Maybe because I seem attracted to schools. Several of the homes I've lived in were once one-room schoolhouses, and I work (you guessed it) at a school.
I think my eyes lit up when you mentioned the original building was circa 1885. I can't help but wonder if perhaps part of the original foundation is part of the 'new' school. I've found that to often be the case in my experience.
I'm thinking, there might be a slight problem in translating from your native language to English.
Paranormal does not mean 'parallel to normal'. It comes from the Latin "para" meaning above/against + "norma" meaning rule, or more simplistically, events assumed to be outside of scientific explanation.
The closest I can think for 'parallel to normal' is a mathematical expression, generally found in geometry.
Although, many do believe that the spirit world runs parallel to ours, it isn't what the term 'paranormal' means.
Fun fact: the term paranormal came into usage between 1915 and 1920. HOWEVER some sources say it was in use as early as 1905!

I listened to the EVP, but didn't hear anything I'd think unusual. Might be a case of needing to be there, or maybe I missed something?
Thanks for the info, Mack. Between you and me - I hope they're wrong, because if I come back as a ghostie, I'd miss colors. Kidding
Mack,
I have a question. You said, "... From my understanding, to spirits expressing themselves in the spirit world, material objects appear as dark shadowy things, and our spirits / souls are clearly illuminated." While I've heard about our souls being 'shiny', I'd not heard of material things being shadowy. I was wondering if you recall where this theory came from? It intrigues me.
Aman-Berry,
I realize you are new and may not be aware that you are coming very close to breaking several of the comment guidelines.
I see you have this same link to your video on your profile and that's fine, but when all your comments are pretty much copy and paste of the same, then it starts to get a bit dicey. You may be unaware that you are beginning to come off as your posts are simply promotional tools for your video. It does not help that the same day you posted the video, you also joined here and wrote these comments. That makes it appear that your purpose is NOT to actually try and be helpful, but rather to promote your video.
That is frowned upon here. It can result in the deletion of your comments, and if you insist on doing it further action will be taken. None of it good.
In your video you speak of other's experiences as 'cases', the same holds true for those here. Each 'story' is an individual case, and should be treated as such. They deserve individual attention, and not a blanket 'see my video'.
Date: 2017-04-29
WowAngel,
With being new and all, you might want to look at the comments guidelines. Like you said it takes time to become familiar with new rules. Http://www.yourghoststories.com/comments-guidelines.php

Just because you have no friends here YET, doesn't mean you never will. It just takes time.
Sometimes the answers lie in dreams. This comment,"I haven't been able to get a lot of research done concerning the history of the land because I don't have a lot of information concerning the little girl. I don't have a first or last name to go by or a year unfortunately and concedering this house has been here for years I don't really know where to begin." Actually you do, and I'll explain why I think so.
First, you know they had chickens (if you are no longer rural enough to have them too, that's clue 1.) So you can look into what years that might have involved.
Too vast an area? Clue 2: Man calls her a 'twit', which is Brit slang, not really in use until 1935. Not really popular in America until the late 40's, early 50's. Probably migrated here with returning troops from the war.
Clue 3: The girl's mode of dress. Peter Pan collar, and ties. Mostly popular between 1930 and 1960. Because of the usage of 'twit' I'd focus late 40s, early 50s until the 60s.
Date: 2017-04-27
Oh, Tweed. Glad my lil haunted house gave ya a kick in the britches to write this! Oh, my word! I absolutely love it!
Date: 2017-04-26
lady_glow,
Actually, the thanks belongs to our ever vigilant Martin. He did the actual magic to make them go away. Just thought you'd like to know, we like to end trouble before it starts, when we can. Smile
Who are you kidding? Everyone knows autocorrect comes pre-haunted. Lol
Date: 2017-04-26
lady_glow and Mack,
Not to worry about that horrid user name. Dusted.