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2013-02-01
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Illinois
 
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
Date: 2017-04-25
Well Tweed, you can't find him because you're looking in the wrong place. Evidently he's a ghost of lady_glow's autocorrect. Kidding
Date: 2017-04-25
Rebel Racine here. In fairness, it's only been 2 days, maybe the OP has one of those thingies... You know (stage whisper) A life?
Lady_glow, I kind of like Jack the Reappear... Maybe he's friends with Captain_Planet?
Date: 2017-04-24
Biblio,
Martin will be better able than I to decide if this actually falls under the umbrella of plagiarism, as they do not use entire stories or even full paragraphs. As you said, it seems to be single sentence stealing.
The sites do not make any sense.
1) I did not find any contact info. How is one to order a paper?
2) What little they have about why you should use their service is fraught with misspellings, typos, and numerous other syntax errors.
3) Many of the links appear to be 'dead'. At least when I tried them.
I'm really not sure what to make of it other than they appear to be nonsense.
I went to the Official Nintendo site, and could find nothing about an apology "...from the Nintendo company explaining the CREEPY glitch". It's possible I missed it. Could you post a link to where you saw this?
In your research, did you somehow miss that Jadusable, user name of Alex Hall (author of that particular Creepypasta) admits that the whole thing was meant to be an "alternate reality game"? Meaning he made the whole thing up. That's right, he creates games.
I went to the Cleverbot site. It's basically a program who's answers depend on key words used in your comments to 'converse with you.' Which is why so little of it makes sense. When I was there 25673 people were talking. A far cry from the "around 86 to 100 users" you claim.
I'm not saying you haven't experienced, 'something'. I just don't think it is what you think it is, because the facts don't jive. It's possible while 'researching' you picked up a virus from another site.
If it makes you feel any better, according to the legend (yep, I actually read the thing) ya gotta play to get haunted by Ben.
Serinity_gold,
You ask if it was your Grandpa who wound the music box up or not. I'd say, if you can safely rule out that none of the cousins or anyone else had gotten up, then returned to bed (as you did) and you truly believe it was him, then it was.
Date: 2017-04-23
Amna,
I see you are fairly new, so I'm going to assume you either have not read, or didn't understand the Comments Guidelines.
Really, REALLY important: "This site offers discussions on the topic of ghost experiences, with people coming from various cultures, so please avoid proselytizing or preaching, unless the author of a story specifically asks to receive feedback from that religious perspective. This site is not about religious beliefs, it is about actual personal paranormal experiences and exploring reality with an open and investigative mind so we can actually learn more about the paranormal, with the same empirical mind set that made science so successful in other fields. Religions have a lot of wisdom to offer in terms of personal spirituality, but they can also limit our knowledge of the world with old superstitions and unproven dogmas. 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."
In other words, no telling others that they HAVE TO convert to your religion.
Date: 2017-04-20
Spookie,
Mines are dangerous places to work. If your dad was a miner and not one working above ground, I can totally understand any stress this might have caused your Mom. Add to that being a single parent for long stretches, not exactly a piece of cake. The kids getting sick - any Mom worth their salt will tell you THAT alone is stressful. I can't help but wonder if maybe all that stress built up to the point of poltergeist activity (the high wind in the house, her head being banged, etc.) Scary account.
Date: 2017-04-19
Spookie,
You get a gold star for understanding that part 2 needs to be edited and accepted. Please remember to title it The Odd Happenings part 2.
Thanks!
Date: 2017-04-19
Kiki,
I have deleted your comment. I found it to be completely and utterly uncalled for, childish and without redemption of any kind. It didn't even make any sense for crying out loud except as an attack on Randy.
To call it copy and paste gibberish is being kind. Any more posts like that will be met with deletion and possible suspension or banning from the group. Do I make myself clear?
Oh, my... These comments have me cracking up! Apparently toothbrushes are now part of the essentials we keep for protection against evil spirits.
Mack, you probably know this, but there is a difference between a cross and a crucifix. Although both are t shaped, and are symbolic of the Christian faith, crucifixes bare the image of our crucified Lord. If you can twist two pieces of floss into a crucifix you have some serious talent!
I'd go with mint flavored floss - that way if it doesn't chase it off, the demon would at least have better breath.
What's next... Holy mouthwash?
Melda, don't sweat the 'down vote', it's very possible someone was trying for an up vote and clicked wrong. Unless you get a lot of them on a comment, don't pay it any mind.
lady-glow,
I really love the way you met your husband as told in the comments. That is so sweet.
I'm not sure why some of us hear voices and some don't, but it sounds like yours has done a good job. Smile
maggi,
Every April 1st the ghost of YGS loves to prank us by replacing words with circus things! Like clowns and purple pants!
Did you see this today? Because by now everything should have returned to normal, as it always does by April 2nd.
If you're unfamiliar with it, April 1st is also known as All Fools Day, and playing mischievous jokes on people is a tradition.
Hi Lady-glow,
To my understanding, if a story is on-hold for a day or two, it might be the last one to be published, but it'll be in the end of the list on the public site as it was submitted earlier than the other ones. The delay could be caused for several reasons. I know it doesn't seem quite 'fair', but that's how the system handles it.
BeagleMom and Melda,
Just thought I'd chime in here. Choosing not to have children seems to be quite the norm for Millennials. I'd known for quite sometime that my daughter has opted not to join the ranks of motherhood. She's 30 now. And as much as I'd love grandkids, I stand by her decision.
Her life. But she's one who likes to 'compromise'. So she adopted - a puppy, who she insists IS my granddaughter. Lol At Christmas there was even a present addressed to "Grandma" from Tater. Not really what I had in mind...lol
Zaruje,
I can offer you logical explanations for most of what you're experiencing, as over the years I've had similar events, but I can't say for certain that my answers are yours. Sometimes things look alike but are vastly different. I can only offer what I've found as my answers.
1) Dishes falling.
I understand you are both engineers, however did you check to be sure the cabinets are still plumb with the wall? In my case, looking at the cabinets head on, it looked normal. But dishes kept sliding out of it, even though the doors weren't loose. It turned out, the moorings that fastened it to the wall were very slowly working their way loose, causing the cabinet to have a very slight pitch, and gravity did the rest. I'd mention it to the landlord.
2) The food on floor
I know you said no pets, but are you sure the building has no mice or other animals that might gain access? Most items have a bit of 'bounce' when they hit the floor. Depending on the material the bowl could have 'bounced' that distance.
3) The red liquid
Water often picks up color looking red, or brownish while seeping through building materials or old pipes. Check the surrounding surfaces for dampness when this liquid shows up. It could be from the sink's pipes, the toilet's base (where it connects to floor) or even from the walls. With apartments the cause might be located elsewhere but showing up in your bathroom. Start with the liquid itself and work outwards. It's possible your just dealing with some seepage, and not something totally creepy. I just saw where the landlord is having a plumber come around - good!
Congratulations, Melda! What wonderful news that is! I don't think you're silly for sharing that at all. Perhaps a bit over the moon - but who wouldn't be with a new grandbaby?! Happy
Date: 2017-04-09
Spiritwaiting, it's funny you should say that, as Supernatural did do a "Bloody Mary" episode, in which Mary did crawl from the mirror. I had to google for it, but found the IMDb page for it, containing a synopsis: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0713611/synopsis
Melda, forgive me but this had me shaking my head and chuckling in a very good way. Kevin's reactions sound SO familiar compared to my own kids. Smile
OY! The computer thing, I totally get. There are times I have deadlines to meet for some graphics and if the computer decides it's time to play up - it can feel cataclysmic! I can't help wondering if all the numbers, emoticons, etc, were maybe some kind of message, like hieroglyphics.
As for haunting your son... Most definitely you will be able to find him no matter where he tries to hide. Muhahahaha!
Rook,
In fairness to the OP, he did submit another story prior this. Apparently he did not check to see if it had been published before submitting this one.