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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Angel Lady In White Light by Chaningham91

Following on from my first story about my son being in hospital with leukemia, I would like to share the paranormal experience I had once we were discharged and allowed home. Obviously, I was going through a really tough time. I felt alone, depressed, and terrified for my son's health. One week a...

Ears Ringing And Seatbelt Malfunction? by MrsRamsay

I admit the two things in the title don't really go together, though they happened within a day of each other. This morning I left early to go to the doctor. Traffic was good at just before 7am, and as I passed the commercial node in my neighborhood, driving my five year old Toyota Mom van with ...

A Dark Entity by ScareTale

The story is purely a second hand account. It happened to my older sister in 2011 while she was home alone. I know it being the events as she tells them and not my own personal experience, one can question it's validity even more so. But my sister isn't the type to tell ghost stories and the way ...

Witch's Cackle? by ScareTale

As I stated in my first story "Voice On Tape", I was going to ask my mom if I could share some of her stories. I asked and she agreed. This happened to my mom and half sister before I was born. First off, in order to understand just how horrifying this was, I'll have to give a little detail of th...

The Radio by ScareTale

I was 17 and sitting alone in the living room watching Tv. It was about 11:30 at night. Everyone else had already gone to bed. I've always been a night owl, so it wasn't uncommon for me. I had a habit of sitting in the living room with the Tv on while I played my PlayStation Portable. Nothing out of...

Alone With A Poltergeist by ScareTale

This experience[s] happened to me when I was at home by myself. My parents and siblings had gone out of town for the day to visit family and to check on our second property that's about 2 hours away from our home. They wouldn't be back until about 11:00 that night. I was 16, home alone on a Friday n...

Voice On Tape by ScareTale

When I was about 8 years old, my mother had bought one of those tape voice recorders, (this was in 2000 so younger people may not know that voice recorders required cassette tapes as there weren't really digital ones on market). It was around maybe 7:30 at night, me, my big sister, mom and my two yo...

Possible Ghost Of My Cat Widget That Passed Away by Lilcat21310

Hey guys, I feel the need to share this story so I'll give you details about Widget before I start. She was a really old cat that my mother got around a year before she found out she pregnant with me. She was a all black cat that we sadly had to put down at age 20 around a year ago (my sister and I ...

Someone Was Sitting In That Chair by BiancaB

I have written previously about the house I grew up in, and it being a house that seemed to draw a lot of paranormal activity. This event happened to me when I was 15, at a time when I was quite open to what was happening in the house. I have changed names, but used them to make the story easier to ...

Haunted Children's Ward by Chaningham91

My name is Chantelle, I'm 29 years old & this is my story! 3 years ago, my 2 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia & so we had to stay in hospital on a children's cancer ward as expected for a few weeks. It's an old, eerie ward with the hospital dating back from 1876 & is very quiet & cree...

Wandering Orb Then Wife's Bad Dream 2016 by CantunSEEit

We moved to Idaho from Hawaii and ultimately moved into an older 3rd floor apartment (2 BR, 1 BA) It had a great view of a creek and a river beyond that out the back windows. We were out looking, and found an amazing view lot across town, which we ended up purchasing. We were very happy and looking ...

Ww2 Mortuary by Breaghboo

My sister, who is older than me, has lived in East Anglia for many years. We are estranged so I will give no clue as to her specific location or identity. When she first married, she lived very rurally with her two young children and her dog, a Golden Retriever. Her husband worked abroad a lot. T...

Whispers And Jingles by KittenscanFly2

Here are three paranormal experiences that I have experienced in the past year. One day while my little cousins were at my house, we went into the backyard to play. I was enjoying the fall colors when I heard a whisper. It either said, "I'm here", "Over here", or "Over where?" It was a man's voi...

Lady On The Bus by ButterflyChaser

I'm not sure this counts as a ghost story but I believe it is paranormal, and if not paranormal, it was a strange coincidence that makes me shiver. I was riding the bus, I believe the 64, which tends to be a busy route (at least pre-pandemic times). This was around 2019. What I remember was there...

My Mom Let Me Know! by Piperasc

So my mom passed last year. A quick back story, my mom and I were never super close until about 4 years ago. She moved to Georgia the summer of 2018 and I moved to Florida in September the same year (3 hours away). My husband and I were able to visit several times. She passed May 5, 2020 during C...

Strange Man In White Suit by Kfergie

I was at work on the 11th of May 2021. It was 8:30am and I looked from the corner of my eye and there was a man in a white suit staring at me, so I turned but no one was there. I thought I was seeing things but earlier today on the 20th of May, around 10:45am, I looked out my kitchen window and ...

Haunted Tree by Sushmi

There was a old tree about 50 meter far from our house and it is still there. Let me explain about that tree (Aegle marmelos), it looks like scary tree which grows on the top of graveyard, no leaves, no fruits until today. Elder people says that once upon a time a husband kills his wife and 1 ye...

The Murder House by MrsRamsay

A few years ago, I heard about a murder that happened at a suburban home that's located in a prominent place in my community, on a fairly busy street that many people pass each day. Every time I would drive by this home, which by then was vacant, it was all I could do not to stare at it, especially ...

The Ghost In My Mom's Office by lajuanita

This is my second time to write my very own experience here in this website. I am a clairvoyant and had experience a lot of eerie encounters with the unknown. Anyways, this story is just one of a hundred stories that I've heard from my mom's office and laboratory which is a government agency. Since ...

Strange Childhood Experiences by SammyToucan-

I've been a bit nervous with telling my own weird experiences but I thought it was about time I should. I only have had a couple of strange things happen in my life but they have stuck with me cause of how freaky they were. My first experience occurred when I was around three years old. As with b...

Orb And The Floor Squeaker by CantunSEEit

Nov 2011, First time I encountered a Floor Squeaker. I was recovering from low back surgery. The Staples in my back made it difficult to lay down. It's early morning, I'm sitting up in recliner couch, TV in front of me 12 feet or so away, looking to the right of TV start of hallway and washer dryer ...

The Inquisitive Burnt Patient by littlebirdie

This is my first story on this site. This experience belongs to my maternal uncle (He is my mother's cousin brother) and his wife. It happened in the year 2002 in Mumbai. My mother narrated this story to me and I found it worth sharing with YGS readers. So here it goes... My uncle lived with h...

We Call Him Steven by Mel-D72

We moved into my husband's house a little over 3 years ago. He's always had cats and I've always had dogs and cats. He had a cat many years ago who passed (we miss Thumbs. He was a sleek black and white tuxedo). I've seen a cat sitting in the back window before when my cat was outside and before we ...

Carol And The Man With The Top Hat - My Daughter's Ghosts by Aros

It all began when my daughter was around 2 or 3. I had put her in her crib for a nap and told her I wasn't going to turn on the ceiling fan because it wasn't that warm in the room. The only way you can activate the fan is to pull the chain from the fan itself which is above most adult's heads, or th...

Scary Walk Through Forest/valley In Guam by wrh1969

I was stationed in Guam on 2 July 2007. I had heard a few things about Guam before I got there and I was excited about getting to live in such a wonderful mysterious place. I made friends with a few locals after I got there and everyone had a story or a true tale to tell about the Taotaomonas (ancie...

I Saw It Again! by Piperasc

So as I told in my last encounter "My husband's Doppelganger?" I had seen what I only know as to be an entity that looked like my husband sitting on the side of the bed in his pajamas he wore that night to bed while my husband laid sleeping. I am still not sure what it is. However 3 nights ag...

Little Kid Ghost? by wrh1969

I am going to tell you guys another true story that happened to me in Maryland in 2011. My wife and I rented a house in Waldorf MD, I never felt right in that house. When I looked at it from the outside, it looked a little dark, even during the early afternoon. The house had wooden floors throughout...

The Twin Sister by Piscesian

Over the years, I experienced several encounters with entities who are not from this realm where we are living in. Some of those encounters I have shared on this site, there are others I am still reconsidering about sharing. This one, I don't think of as a ghost encounter but I can't deny the fact t...

The Witches Cackle by AbbyMagee2019

Growing up in a small town with a haunted history, you are bound to hear a story or two. One of the most popular stories in the small town that I grew up in was about a Witch that the founder of the town, Jonathan Buck had burnt at the stake many moons ago. She told him that she would dance on his g...

Maybe We Saw Our Deceased Grandfather by Prugs

This is my first story here. I have been an ardent devotee of real life paranormal experiences and can't wait to share mine. The story that I am going to share happened with me in 2013. I can tell you with 100% surety that it was not any hallucination or my eyes playing tricks on me because my sis...

Woman Who Hung Herself by Nirwick93

This is a real story that happened to my sister and well us. Forgive me for my grammar. The year was 2012. December. Three of our families deside to visit Namunukula. This place is covered with mountains, trees and flowers. It's cold and mostly raining the whole day. I think we went there on o...

Heard My Grandpa Again! by Vrinda

I've been a huge fan of YGS over these years and decided to share my experiences one by one. I have had many experiences since I get visions, I can see and feel stuff. So this might be worth noting down right now. So this story isn't particularly a haunting one, but definitely gave me the chil...

Curly Brown Haired Old Lady by Ray-Ghoststory

This happened a long time ago, when I was really little but is one of the few things I actually remember (due to ptsd) I was at my aunt and uncle's old house and was sitting on the couch with my cousin when I looked out the window. I saw an old lady with curly brown hair and some grayish streaks...

My Sister's First Encounter by ssexyca

It's been awhile! Today's story is from my sister's own experience. So here it goes. Before I start the story, this happened in her bedroom, her bed is located in the center of the room (she sleeps on the left side of the bed, near the front door); on the right there is a window, and the left is ...

Limbo by tomrjimmy

Limbo It was Nov 30th, 1998 and I was 18 at that time. Winter nights were getting chill and same day in the evening my aunt died. She was an acute arthritis patient. She was a patient from her younger age and during 1998 she was in her 60s. Same night of her death, while we did the last rituals ...

Touched On The Face by CantunSEEit

After selling the mirrored hallway home, we moved into one of our rentals. We had been remodeling it for a couple of months, while it had been empty. This rental was up for sale, and we planned to move to Hawaii after selling. In this rental home, I had my best Spirit Crossing. It was about 4:00 p...

Scary Face Seen By Grandmother by Sushmi

I am a daily reader of ghost stories. I have many paranormal experience but among them I would like to share my grandmother's (we say "boju" to grandmother in Nepali) experience. Also, please ignore my poor English. I went to my grandmother's house for some work as she lives in Village with uncle...

I Miss My Father Dearly: by CrimsonTopaz

As a child from a huge family, being one of the eldest had many advantages and many disadvantages. The advantages were staying out with friends later, being able to go out with friends to concerts, shows, and movies. (We couldn't afford that though). The disadvantages were having to take our y...

The White Lady Of Burger King Isn't Alone Anymore by Cman710

So here's the part II I promised you and it's been a long time coming. That said so much has happened in the past several months this Part II just kept getting longer. So I'm going to start by saying that by now, there isn't a single person who has worked night shift that doesn't have a story. ...

The House On Bradley Drive by Dontes0817

I was entering the sixth grade when my mother, our two dogs and I moved to Montgomery, Alabama after going through a particularly brutal divorce from her 3rd husband. The house she purchased wasn't huge or fancy. It was a small 3 bedroom, 1 bath built in the early 1800's. The walls were poured concr...

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