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Recent Paranormal Experiences

The Old Furniture Room by Jessbcr25

Out of all of my experiences, I'm surprised I haven't thought to write about my grandparents house until now. Currently, they are living in a retirement home but for 27 years, they lived in a beautiful home in the woods in North Raleigh. 10 or more of those years I had spent nearly every weekend a...

My Uncle Billy-never Met Him-sort Of! by Linjahaha

Way back in the Jurassic period, 1963-1969, we would go to Pennsylvania to visit with my grandparents. They lived in a small-town called Ellwood City. We would spend days, or even weeks there when I was a kid. Of course, when my little sister, Arlene, & myself were there longer than a weekend my par...

Unexplained Noises/occurrences In The Spare Room At Night by nisubar

Thank you for reading. I am hearing noises in out spare bedroom when I occasionally sleep in there. The most frequent (and I am positive 100% it is not rodents) is a distinct "loud dripping" noise that always sounds exactly the same. The best way to describe it is that it sounds like drops of wat...

Quasi-ouija Prediction by Cornflower

When I was in my early teens I used to spend a few weeks each summer at my grandma's farmhouse out in the country. The house was very old, complete with a root cellar under the kitchen, and a rickety staircase. The front part of the house was bright and airy and happy, but the back part was gloomy a...

Confused About A Possibly Negative (or Neutral) Entity by Seeing11

These occurrences have happened recently, but they all tie into an older story/series of small events throughout the years that have been similar to these listed. To preface, I'll start a couple months ago, when I was in bed sick with the flu. On one of the worst nights in terms of being sick, I...

I Saw The Devil At Night by stewieguy

This is my third story of when I was about 8 years old visiting my grandpa and his housekeeper in the slums of Mexico. There is some backstory and I want to give a good description of the neighborhood this takes place in. My grandpa's house is an old red brick and cement single story square hous...

Glowing Red Eyes In The Backyard by stewieguy

My second story takes me back to Mexico at my grandpas house. I am about 8 years old visiting my grandpa and his housekeeper in the slums of Mexico. My grandpa has a cement and brick house with a road directly in front, and a large backyard about 30' by 60' with a large 8' tall solid brick wall ar...

House On Erie Road, Willoughby, Ohio by Linjahaha

It took me over 40 years to write about this account with a calm, & analytical frame of mind. Initially, every time my husband, & I 'tried' to write about it we'd get rattled & discontinue it. We wanted to send this account to the well-known parapsychologist, Hans Holzer to add to his files, but we ...

The Demon That Followed Me by Malik96

A little background, I am from Pakistan and due to various encounters I am a firm believer of the paranormal though not really afraid of it. This story is around 3 years old, I was 18 at that time, so I am pretty sure none of it is a figment of my imagination. I was visiting my Cousin's house ...

Paranormal Encounters In Gettysburg Part 3 by GingerRead

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a destination of very high interest among paranormal researchers and enthusiasts due to record high instances of claims regarding otherworldly activity. My family and I were among the many others who claim to have seen and heard remnants from the town's disturbing history...

Northumberland Heights by GingerRead

By January of 2004, my grandmother was finally given the opportunity to celebrate her retirement after many years of working almost tirelessly for the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) of Ontario. Her career was dedicated to contributing to workplace safety. My parents had reserved a...

Hotel San Carlos by DreamBird

The Hotel San Carlos was one of the first hotels built in downtown Phoenix. Construction began in 1927 and as of today, it is still an operating hotel. The movie 'Psycho' actually filmed some of the beginning scenes at this hotel. Several years ago I was invited to my niece's art show where her work...

My Sleep Paralysis Type Of Experience (30 December 2018) by abyx

Sleep Paralysis; this is a fairly new subject of research for me but also for most other people. I would say the subject started being researched about 20 years ago, but the phenomenon was allegedly always known through history. People used to attribute it to demons, ghosts and other malevolent enti...

Shadow Darting Through Foyer At 235 In The Afternoon by RobertRII

Moundsville WV, back in the first week of December 2021, I stopped at my ex-wife, Lefty's house before heading home to Pennsylvania. She answered the door then turned and went 3 or 4 steps up and sat down on the stairs leading upstairs. Entering the house, stairs on right, a little dining like roo...

An Unexpected Tug In The Night by DreamBird

In 2014 I had been dating a guy who was a widower. While I didn't know the details of his wife's death, I did know it was a suicide. I didn't ask a lot of questions as I knew it was still very painful for him. He lived in the east valley of the Phoenix area in a ranch style house with a roommate and...

We Saw A Shadow Figure And Red Glowing Eyes by whyismynametrash

A few years ago, I think it was in around 7th or 8th grade, we went on a school trip to Bad Tölz, Germany. From the beginning on my best friend and I -who both tend to pick up on energies at lot more than most people- already felt something was just off about the place. But it really kind of esca...

Phantom Sedan by FC_DUB

Had an experience I figured was worth sharing as it left me a little spooked and perplexed! I was recently out in Tuscon for a music festival with my close friend. We drove out from Colorado and unfortunately did so at night both ways and didn't get to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way, b...

This Is My Life! by Plaza

My name is Plaza and what I am about to share is a very real part of my life. Nothing is going to be exaggerated or worded to sound better than what it is, what happened happened and I've tried to debunk it all myself with no such luck. First off, I am not the world's best writer, I was kept off s...

Port Perry's Ghost Road by GingerRead

Lake Scugog, located within the small town of Port Perry, Ontario, is relatively famous among paranormal enthusiasts. A local restaurant called The Jester's Court attracts many tourists from across Canada due to its renowned hauntings. The restaurant was even featured in an episode of the popular Ca...

Frightening Experience At Night by SashaLA

This happened to me last month when I had been to my hometown Goa, for a vacation. We have our own flat and this incident occurred there. On 10th Jan 2022, around 2:30 AM. The bedroom which I was sleeping in has 2 windows adjacent to each other. Suddenly I heard footsteps walking from one bedroom ...

Something In The Basement by blksabbath74

My home has an un-airconditioned basement that we use primarily for washing clothes, keeping the dogs, and storage. When it's not too hot or cold outside, I will go down there sometimes at night to do group chats with friends after my wife and kids have gone to sleep. One evening, while down there, ...

Illinois Lake House Haunting by Inga

It was the year of 2016 that I moved into a new home, a beautiful turn of the century brick mansion overviewing the local Decatur lake in central Illinois. This house was so large it was sectioned into a triplex, dividing it into 3 apartments, the main floor was my home. Soon after the move we not...

My Mom Said The Next World Was Amazing With A Single Word by Zander

My mother passed in 2001. She had always been interested in paranormal phenomena, like me. I had quite a few dreams after her death and they continue to this day, although increasingly rarely. An old dream dictionary I have says that the departed can reach us in dreams for up to 50 years following t...

Table Tapping In Gifted Science Class After School by Zander

In 1976, I had been placed in a science class in middle school for gifted students. Our teacher presented a unit about the psychic sciences! As it turned out, he was a gifted automatic writer. I remember that various students in the class who studied foreign languages tested his automatic writing ab...

My Parents Saw Me, But It Wasn't Me by Juan_Doooh

I'm sorry this story will be quite short, in a way scary but most definitely curious. Years ago when I was a teenager like many I lived at home with my parents. One night I got home after visiting with friends. I went to my parents room to let them know "I'm home". My father woke up and asked why...

Lunch At The Quarantine Station by Jubeele

It was Anzac Day, Sunday April 25, 2021. Hard lockdown had just been eased, and we were allowed to emerge into the sunlight again. I thought it was time to use the gift voucher I had been given before the pandemic, and treat my husband, Rex and myself to lunch at the old Quarantine Station. Q Sta...

Haunted Rooms In Athens Hotel by Rachel9997

I thought that my first experience with the supernatural was everything that started happening after I began wearing my grandma's earrings (documented in my other two stories), but I've recently realized that isn't true. My first experience occurred on a trip I took a few years ago but was eclipsed ...

An Old Parsi Hotel by Asleep

This will be my first submission to this site. I am a regular reader of Real Ghost Stories since very long time. This is a real incident which I experienced during March, 2019. My wife and I, along with a friend and his wife, planned a weekend getaway to a nearby beach. It was approximately 2 hou...

The Temple Entity by DragonWolf

This story takes place in Kerala, India. We live close to an old temple which was rebuilt a few years ago. Prior to being rebuilt, no one knew there was a temple there. The land on which the temple exists belongs to a family that was going through a lot of hardship (financial, health, and even death...

The Strange Lady Sitting On The Window Sill by Khan_M

Assalamoalikum and greetings everyone. I have been a reader of YGS for years and don't have any paranormal experiences of my own. The incident I'm about to narrate was told to me by my wife and which happened to my mother-in-law. A bit of a background about our family. I and my wife are both medic...

Kids Of Ghosts by Butterflyy

This is my first time writing about my stories. I always told to people I was close with, but none believed me; saying I'm crazy and it's just overthinking. I don't know if I'm really overthinking but I want to share my experiences on this platform and know the truth about them from people who belie...

First Unexplained Phenomenons 2 by reneemarie29

It has been a few years since I've updated on the occurrences I experienced in the apartment. I have moved to a house since then, and unfortunately, this has not stopped the the shadow figures/creatures from making themselves known. We're currently living in a three bedroom home with a single hallwa...

The Music In The Night by InTheNight

This all happened years ago. As a child, I got a cheap acoustic guitar as a gift, but never learned to play it (it's also child-size, so...). I kept it on my bedroom floor against the bookshelf. At some point I started hearing the strings when I was laying in my bed in the dark and trying to slee...

Gettysburg Ghost Experience by Lenape_Woman68

I've had numerous paranormal experiences in Gettysburg. This is one of the scariest. I was near the Rose Farm, off of Confederate Avenue, looking for the location of a New York Artillery Battalion. It was August, hot, muggy; just typical summer weather... It wasn't super windy, but there was a nic...

Noises And Unexplained Happenings In Old Victorian: Year 3 by virulentpeach

Side note: I have many photos of this house which I can post if anyone is interested to see any of the rooms in the house, up and down, if you have read my other installments. This is a continuation of a three-part story. I neglected to write this when I wrote the other two installments because ...

The Rocking Swing by LuckySOB

I had a paranormal experience that I shared on this site 5 or 6 years ago (I think the title was "The Thing By The Shed). I was cleaning up around my storage shed and bent over to pick something up when I saw something that looked like a stick laying on a cement pad. I didn't look directly at it but...

Scary Experience At A Cousins House by KS

I have 2 older sisters, and we were younger we were staying over at a cousin's home for around a month during our school vacation break. I was around 8-10 years old at the time, and my sisters in their late teens. The 3 of us were sharing a bed in the guest bedroom which did not have a working light...

A Visit From Two Legs by RavenRain

Around the year of 2010 a friend of mine called me asking if I would be interested in house sitting, and watching his two cats as well, for about a month as he was going into the hospital for medical treatments. I accepted immediately. When I first entered his place I felt a heaviness but kept that ...

Has This Pair Of Earrings Provoked A Haunting? - 2 by Rachel9997

Since I first noticed the paranormal activity taking place in my house and at my workplace, I've had a few more encounters. In my last post with this title, I referenced something I termed "the draft" which may or may not be the manifestation of my grandma since everything started after I began we...

The Little Old Church In The Bush by AussieRedDog

So, you all have read my strange encounters of the supernatural. Some you don't believe (The 4th Floor and Agna) so be it but the story I want to relate to you happened not too long ago. The story I'm about to tell happened during the Lockdown of '21. Though I wasn't meant to go no more than 5km fro...

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