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Recent Paranormal Experiences

The Poke by Jynxer

This story happened when I was still in High school. I was living alone at our provincial residence in Tarlac, my parents left me there because they needed to work in Manila and they know that I can take care of myself. I have a dog and a cat that's why I'm not afraid of being alone even though our ...

The Voice Of A Male Who Followed Me Home by Yukihibara

Both my parent's house and my grandparent's house were known to have spirits living there. I just never thought that one of the spirits from my grandparents' house would actually follow me home. The experiences I am about to tell you has a one month gap, and was experienced in different location...

I Think I Saw An Angel by todoroki

I was quite at young at the time this happened. I would venture to say that I was no older than 7. Before my parents divorced, my family lived in Kentucky. The home was built in 1910. My siblings and I have reports of odd things happening, but this is the most upsetting one for me. During my time ...

Musical Ghost by friendlyclown

I play the piano, as do my father and brother. We have a baby grand piano in our living room, which is right off our foyer. The foyer has the staircase leading upstairs, which is where my bedroom is. Last night, I can't be sure if I was awake or not, but I heard a piano key be pressed down, then som...

Is My Mom Trying To Tell Us Something? by Cherubim

My mother died on Mothers' day 2012, she was home in NC when it happened. My cousin called me while they were getting ready for her funeral. She said she found a book behind her couch she's never seen before?! It's called "Heaven Is For Real." It's a true story of a little boy that died and came bac...

Two Bright Motionless Lights Scared Little Me At Night by Metzalnawa

I notice that some people are able to find others with experiences similar to their own. I am hoping I can have the same fortune. I was around five years old when I my experience happened. At that time my parents had me use a crib long enough to fit a five year old (hard times). The railings were st...

Hearing Mom's Voice And Baby Crying When No One Is There by friendlyclown

Over the years that I have lived in my current house, a few paranormal things have approached me. Before I was born, I had a sister that passed due to complications with her blood. I live in a very religious house, and my relatives always tell me she is always watching over me. Occasionally, when I ...

Giggle From The Backstage by Piscesian

The event happened in the year of 2000, I was in my 2nd year of high school in my home town of Malang, East Java. There was an urban legend about my High School Building. It used to be a cemetery during the Dutch Colonial Era. The rich and famous Europeans were buried in that Cemetery back then, dur...

The Tall Black Thing by miyuki23

This story was way back in college. Me and my older sister were renting an apartment near our University along with 4 or 5 other female housemates. My sister already graduated and was already a professor in the same University during this time while I was on my Junior year in college. Students h...

Foot Steps In The Icu by Aella9114

My story happened way back when I was still working as a nurse in a University hospital here in Cebu. I've worked there for almost 4 years and I must say I do have a lot of experiences while working there. Doppelganger, black shadow (to which I assume is the reaper) and unusual noises, I've experien...

Cadet's Lady by Leodac18

I was a Marine Engineering cadet in an academy in the outskirts of Bataan, it was 2009 or 2010. The academy molds its cadets to be world-class seafarers in the future so it conducts different military-like training regimens that will help us be in top shape physically and mentally. This includes liv...

The Guardians Of The Seven Lakes by MissLioness

This story is from a real-life experience by my own mother when she was just a teenager. At the time, smartphones were not as popular and the kids sought entertainment by physical outdoor activities such as playing tags, hiking, hanging out with friends and such. My mother - along with her fathe...

My Unnatural Experience by Pandreas

When we moved our family to a rural mountain community in Colorado back in 2000, it wasn't long until I was able to return to my former hobby, hunting. We needed our children to be old enough to either partake in hunting or be able to be at home alone until we got off the mountain. In 2016 I drew an...

Something Mimics Voices Of Loved Ones by lilpeachyghost

This has happened to me multiple times, more so when I was younger but every now and again it will happen again. It used to be my mothers voice, and then it switched to my fiancé's voice. I remember one instance when I was younger of hearing my mother scream my name, as if she was hurt and need...

A Fistfight With A Ghost by logicaltwist

I joined the Army fresh out of high school and since then lived in dozens of places and this has happened in only 1 place. Huntertown, Indiana. I was living in a 2 story townhouse. And I lived alone. Well at night from time to time I could feel something petting me. More like stroking my back. My ne...

The Girl In The Pool by elisheva

Back in the later 2000s, I was living with my family in Tarlac, where I spent all of my childhood. My Lola, who was living and working in the US at the time, had an assistant that lived with us and helped with taking care of my siblings and I. We called her Ate Dina. I was the eldest, my brother Ton...

Paranormal Entity In Upstate Ny by JohnBurve45

It was a normal Monday evening and I met up with my friend how I usually do. However, instead of playing video games we had decided to go out and explore an old abandoned building near one of our houses. We had been there before in the past so we knew our way around pretty well. Once we got there ...

Am I Cursed? Or Is My Mind Playing Tricks On Me by EJ3the1

Last spring I went on a road trip to Deadwood, SD, with my best friend and his girlfriend. On the way there we drove through Badlands National Park, which is one of the most incredible places I've ever seen. We spent a good 3 hours driving through the Badlands, taking pictures and having a good time...

Grandpa Didn't Want To Go To Church by lady-glow

Following my paternal grandmother's death after childbirth, my grandfather began moving constantly with his two young children to different places, getting new jobs and starting new projects only to leave again some time later. Sometimes they would go to a new neighbourhood or to a nearby city, but ...

Unexplained Message Via Facebook by MrsRamsay

I hadn't planned to share this one, but Silverthane's great story about the candle blowing out at the church (Spirit Wind) motivated me. Of all of my "experiences" this one is the most weird and far out, I think, so I'll just give it my best shot. I lost a lot of people during the 2012-2013 "scho...

The Trail Runner by omerta

Who of you here enjoys a good ride on their bike? I'm one of those individuals. I usually hop on my bike during dawn or dusk (the air feels cool during those times) and pedal my way to my favorite loop. You will pass through a dam when you ride this loop. The loop is around 3-4km and it consists ...

Family Guest 2 by tellanizer2

I wish to start off this story by saying that this is a follow up on a previous story I had published on this website in 2011-11-01. I have unfortunately lost all my login details and the password help function wasn't successful. Thus, I have created a new account. For those who wish to read my prev...

The Ordeal by omerta

The experience started when I was a teenager. I was at 9th grade and my sister at 7th grade at the time when it happened. Still living with sister alone in our house by the way. I was cooking at our mini dirty kitchen for supper and she was watching this Korean drama while folding the laundry fro...

Sleep Paralysis by Jynxer

I work at a call center in BGC and been with the company for 10 years. When I was a newbie the building itself, including the facilities, were amazing. As an agent I work late hours and hardly get some sleep. Luckily our company has a relaxing sleeping quarters on every floors where I take my na...

Someone Is Having Fun by Rex-T

Jubeele and I have had many instances of items going missing, only to reappear in places that totally defy our collective logic. What makes an impact, is those occurrences where you look several times in the place where the item should be, for no result, yet it appears in that spot, usually after Ju...

Dead Or A (stra) Live! by KenshiAdams

"Am I dead?" I wondered as I lay silently on my bed. This story is from 2011. I had moved to Delhi to join my new job, and had taken up accommodation in a part known as Mayur Vihar. I was living in with my then girlfriend, and the house was a two room apartment on the ground floor. The layout wa...

Haunted Tunnels by Ranaychristine19

If you have ever been to or lived in Colorado Springs you've probably heard the story about the haunted Gold Camp Road tunnels, there are a total of three tunnels up there. Summed up, the story says that several years back an elementary school bus carrying kids for a field trip was going through...

The Chocolate Man by bigkris

This never directly happened to me. However, last night I was at my neighbours' and a lot of abnormal things kept happening. Our phones kept turning off at 90% (that never happens to me), we kept hearing thuds and the front door opening, we heard talking, and the internet was turned off by the switc...

The Missing Earring by KT432177

I'm not very good at intros so I'll just cut to the chase. I own a pair of silver stud earrings, in the shape of jigsaw puzzle pieces. They are especially important to me because I have Autism, and a puzzle piece is often the image that is associated with and represents Autism. I love wearing them a...

Rattles & Drums by LottiTheSeer

At the end of October 2018 I began having some bizarre experiences at night. As I lay in bed my feet would get grabbed, shaken or slapped. I would also be touched on other areas of my body including being shaken by the shoulder and groped sexually. This activity occurred for about two weeks and then...

The Mountain by Lealeigh

This story might not be very frightening but it made a great impression upon me. I have lived most of my life in the State of Georgia but from 1993 to 1996 I lived with my father and my stepmother in Litchfield Park, Arizona. It may be worth noting that the reason for this was that there was...

Marble From The Dark by jabond99

This instance is my third (and last) experience of things that I have come to believe were a ghost or spirit. This one, however, was considerably simpler than my two other experiences, so it will be shorter. However, it was definitely more personal as it happened in my home. I will first describe...

The Lady In A White Robe by JulietteM731

Look, to be entirely honest I still have no idea why or what it was so let's start. This is also relatively short. I have a bad past. My old stepfather was an alcoholic and mental abuser. Please don't pity me, but it relates a bit to the story. When I was five or six we lived with my scary s...

Unwelcome At The Cottage by Jubeele

During the last week of October 2019, my husband Rex and I decided to go on a road trip down the south coast of New South Wales for nine days. Our last stop, on the way back to Sydney, was at a small idyllic coastal town within the Kiama hinterland. The moment we drove up to the large timber-fram...

An Angel Saved Me by Gemini92

*Sorry if my English is bad, English is not my first language* This happened years ago when I was 5-6 years old (I'm 27 now), I'm female and I have a brother who is two years older than me. We live with our grandparents since our parents divorced. My grandparents have three big and tall Durian...

Merry Christmas From The Other Side by Cherubim

Years ago at Christmas time I got a big tin full of popcorn from my mom, the last Christmas we had together. The metal tin is almost a foot tall with an angel on it. After eating all the popcorn, I filled it up with old pictures I had laying around. There were all kinds of photos of cousins, camping...

I Thought It Was My Dogs! by ax10s

Most of the time, our senses play tricks on us. Most often than not, we are compelled to believe what we saw, what we hear and what we feel, because why not believe on something you've experienced yourself? We tend to bend the rules of nature just to fit in our own beliefs and principles. We have di...

Too Late For Recess by ax10s

I have been sharing my few experiences here in YGS and some of it is poorly written and vague. I do apologize for any misleading stories, but I am sincere and honest in sharing them with you. This one experience happened/occurred/transpired to one of my colleagues during my college days. I'm a E...

The 10th Floor Tenant by ax10s

I don't know if it's paranoia or just my wild imagination turning against me but I sometimes feel other-worldly presence among us. It's a feeling of uneasiness that sometimes turns into a hunch and then a conclusion. I have this quirk that if I close my eyes, I can easily visualize and feel the envi...

Shadowy Greetings From My Haunted Childhood by Veylre

When I was very young, around 5 years of age, my parents moved out to the rural town of Wimauma, Florida. I had numerous encounters there of a seemingly paranormal nature. We moved into a 2 bedroom single wide trailer with no air conditioning so leaving the windows and bedroom doors open for sim...

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