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Recent Paranormal Experiences

The Red Eyed Shadow by Sinisterserpent

This is my fist, paranormal experience. I was a firm sceptic and believed after we died it's over. It all began when I was ten. My family and I moved from Indiana to be closer to my mother's family. We live roughly half a block away from them. I will be fast forwarding to the later years as well....

Wandering Soul by wishfulthings

This story is not mine but about my sister. My sister was about 18 that time and me about 20. We were home with my mom and 3 other sisters. My dad is not usually around as he works in the far area. Earlier that night we gathered at my aunt's house since it was Mother's day and we had a family fu...

The Shadow Under The Door by Skully

I must say that I have had loads of things happan to me, and this is only one of them. On this day I was working for the local council, and was based in a very old farm house, which was said to be haunted by a old farmer who died on the farm. On this day I came into work, and was getting on with ...

A Ghost In The Form Of Goat by Srinivas108

Hey guys this is Srinivas from Hyderabad, India. Now coming to the story this happened some 60 years ago. Roughly somewhere in 70's and the victim was my maternal grandfather. My family was a below middle class family at that time and there was some family function and many people turned up, and ...

Weird Encounters? by Yd1000

I have had many of weird encounters and experiences. Story #1 Recently my family moved out of a townhouse we lived in for a few years, partly because of the experiences we had. I want to know what you can understand from these experiences we had. 1) This is a funny one. I have a great-gra...

The Tall Looming Shadow Person by Madness

This is my first story about my spiritual encounters. I have many more but this is more recent to my life as an empath. As a spiritual empath, I can sense a bad energy within someone, around someone or any sort of spirits without them even knowing about them. For over a year now, not every nig...

23 Minutes Flatline And I Hear Her Voice by MaggieMay_Not

I am typing this at 6:58 PM October 5, 2019. This is a real time, evolving event. I will try to be coherent and cohesive, but realize I am not in the best head space at the moment. My mother-in-law has had several strokes that put her daily care beyond our scope. She resides at a skilled nursing ...

The Story Of My Brother As Told By My Mother by Faith_2000

I cannot actually recall the story I am about to tell since I was only 3 but my mother remembers it like it was yesterday. Okay so for this story a little background is needed. So I'm 19 and have 4 siblings: Chantelle (25), Alex (24), Taryn (21), and Logun (15). I live in a small place in Wal...

Little Girl In White At Little Caesar's Pizza Place by CPalacios01

I was searching for more stories like this, just had same issue with my 18 year old son. I went to pick him up from work and he told me of a little girl in white coming past the counter where only employees go. He said that NO ONE else noticed her but him because he looked at everyone (it was bu...

Where Time Stood Still by Dar77

Let me begin by giving you a picturesque vision of the house where it seemed as though time had stood still. The year was 2005, and we had found a very charming older house in the historic part of downtown Pocatello, Idaho. I was really drawn to this place because of it's 1940's - 1950's feel. I...

Never Had A Chance To Say Sorry by Eerie69

Is there any circumstances in your life that changed you? An event that you will never ever forget? Perhaps a situation that taught you something? Well, I was just wondering if someone perhaps has the same experience I had when I was a kid. To begin with my story... I was in the province, not...

Ghostly Coincidence? by Suzy2

Back in 2010, my parents were living with me until they could find a place of their own. I was selling my house at the time and, unfortunately, my dad passed away so my mom and I got an apartment together. It was a cute 2 bedroom/2 bath and had a laundry room off the kitchen. About a month after...

Small Green Man Inside Classroom by Estelle

I was born in Port Elizabeth and lived with my mom and siblings in Holland Park until the age of 8. We were all enrolled in the local primary school around the corner from our house. The school had those temporary classrooms back in 1989 when I was in Grade 1. One evening after a function at the...

The Soul Reappears by Raul97ner

This incident happened in my family's residence in a city called Coimbatore of Tamilnadu state. The year was 2005 and I was an eight year old boy. We were a small Hindu family consisting of my parents, myself and my grandmother living in a big house. All other children of my Grandma (my uncle & a...

Our Special Baby by 1P_Diddy

This is my time of writing a story, so sorry if it's not as organized as a good story writer. I'm glad I've found this site about paranormal events because I myself have a lot of personal stories to tell. Back on 2007 when we were newlyweds, we rented an apartment in Manila near our work, so tha...

New Home, New Happenings by spiritwaiting

We have recently moved into another home. The last one ended up having a huge bug infestation that we couldn't get rid of. During the summer it happened to get extremely warm, which meant A/C running on auto. So it was nice and cool once the A/C was halfway fixed which, in return, allowed these part...

The Hissing Tiger by Cherubim

I was taking the trash out one day. There's a strip of bushes on the side of the house with rocks. As I stepped on the rocks I looked down and noticed this earring laying there and picked it up. It was mine and I thought it so odd that it was outside like that. I tossed it in the trash and went in t...

Extra Child In Bed by Skade

This is about an experience that I don't know how to categorize, but you might find interesting. I have had paranormal experiences thrice apart from this (shadow people, smoke, dead patient ringing alarm) so I believe in these things but I am in no way psychic or gifted. I live in the outskirts ...

Little Miss Tauri by spiritwaiting

First I want to apologize for being absent from this site. For years this was like a second home. Hopefully it will be again. I will start from the beginning. I had begun to really want a female companion for my baby Tuck. He's a Mastiff/Pitt mix and quite big and I had noticed he looked lonely w...

The Man Who Caught Me by CrazedArtist

This happened October of 2012 in Salem, Oregon. I was twelve at the time and in middle school. It was Halloween, school just got out and I went to a friend's house to put on costumes and prepare for the night. I didn't need makeup for my costume. I just wore a witches hat and cape. So I decided to g...

The Pressure by SoniaMary0023

Two nights ago, I had an encounter. As I was dozing off, I started feeling pressure on my legs. I went to move them and it felt as if someone was sitting on them. I could barely move them without struggling. It made me wide awake by now but I refused to open my eyes after my previous encounter with ...

Is It A Human Or A Spirit? by thebeliever53

So, this is a bizarre kind of incident. I don't know what I should believe. Anyway here it goes. This happened in May, which is the hottest month of the year. My cousin had flown down from the States and was visiting us. My mum had planned a dinner party and had invited my aunt, who lived a few b...

Poltergeist? Demon? Scared by LeannaBurcham

My daughter lives in Leighton, Alabama by the old LaGrange College Site. She, her husband and 4 kids live there. They have a blended family. The kids are ages 2, 5, 6, and 8. The two youngest are girls and are hers. The two oldest are boys and are her husband's. Her husband has seen on many occa...

A Playful Kid by Jynxer

My story happened when I was just 8 years old at the province of Tarlac. I had a playmate named Kelvin. He was a playful child, jolly and nice, but one day he got sick and died of pneumonia at a young age of 5. I remember it was our summer vacation when he died, so there is nothing to do at our h...

The Shadows In The House by Janebunny

When I was very young my family moved into a two story brown house and I was very excited. It had three rooms all upstairs and a second living room but we used that as a different room. When you walk upstairs you would see the bathroom first, then you walk down the hall the first door to your left w...

Our New Scary House Part 1 by Cherubim

Several years ago we came across a house for rent out in the foothills, we couldn't believe how cheap it was and grabbed it. We wanted to get out of the city and we loved all the cows and horses on the property. It was amazing how easy it was to get in, they never did a credit check on us or anythin...

Mother Finally Opened Up To Me About Spirits! by terranigma

I will try to word this the best I can. I have so many words and stories flying around my head it is so hard to focus because I want these stories documented and recorded so that others may learn from what has come before. I am sorry this is a collection of a few stories but they all relate to each ...

'my House Is Haunted' by Kiddino

My Name is Larry Cedeno and I live in South San Francisco California. I live 3.1 miles from the town of Colma, known worldwide as the "City Of Souls," it's the smallest city in San Mateo County with over 1,509 residents and 1.5 million "souls." At this time, there are sixteen cemeteries in colma, in...

All The Events In My Aunts House by SolitudeBluebell

So, I have submitted one occasion of my own personal experience in my Aunt's house (It's called ''The door in my Cousin's room''. My aunt lived in Stevenage in the Uk in England. We don't know the history of the house, apart from later we found out an elderly man had died there (though how t...

The Door In My Cousins Room by SolitudeBluebell

My aunt lived in Stevenage (in the UK, England), I must have been around 9 years old, I'm 24 now. My cousin had a room at the top of the square spiral staircase. I was on a mattress on the floor in the corner of the room, there was an old tele on a tall stand at the end of the mattress and the door ...

Butterflies And Flowers by NightlyEclipse

I haven't posted here in a few years. Didn't need to, I didn't have any spooks, and life was pretty calm in regards to anything spiritual. A shame it didn't stay that way. Recently I moved and for the record moving is one of the most stressful things ever. In the middle of all that moving an...

My Eyes Don't Lie by JuggaloJohn

I grew up in a suburban neighborhood where the houses were built brand new. The land was farmland before they built the houses and belonged to the Rancocas Indians before that. When I was a child, I would say around 5 or 6 years old, I had my first ghost encounter. It was Christmas Eve, I was sl...

My Grandpa Is Still Awesome by WisconsinLady

This is my first story, YGS community! My first 2 stories will focus on unexplainable events related to the sudden and unexpected passing of my grandpa, Grandpa L, in September 1988. I'll split these experiences into 2 stories. The first story here will be about paranormal events that occurred s...

Here's Your Sign (a Bow For My Beau) by GSDLady

After I moved from my apartment on Ducharme Street in Hull, Quebec (see Ducharme Street Entity), I started dating a man named Denis B and I moved into his garden home on Jean-Dallaire Street where he lived with his daughter Stephanie and their little dog, Pookie. Shortly before I met Denis, one o...

Mireille's Daffodils by GSDLady

This event occurred while driving down the road in a rural area of l'Ange-Gardien (Guardian Angel), in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. My cousins, Paul and Charlie, had just lost their friend, Mireille, who was only 30 years old and the single mother of a young child. Mireille's husband h...

The Soldiers' Wing by Jubeele

Before I left my last workplace, a number of colleagues told me that the building had been briefly used as a morgue during WWII, sometime between 1942 to 1945. It was in a logical spot for it: the small cottage hospital used to be just up the road, the old church across the road is still there, alon...

Home Alone And Never Again by honeybird22

You know how you always look forward to staying at home alone with no family to bother you? But what happens if you see something that scares the living daylights out of you? Well, that definitely happened to me. Every Thursday night my brother, sister and father go out and play music at a restau...

Bonanza by Dar77

This happened in 2014. I had finally decided to try out a DVR, since it was included with the satellite dish package I purchased. Mind you I never really learned how the thing worked, so I never got much use out of it. However one day, I noticed that it had recorded something on it's own. I found...

Friendly Little Charlie by tigerfeet

I've just logged in and realised it's almost 2 years since I have been on the site! I'm so glad that it hasn't changed a bit! This story actually started before my birth. After being married for about a year my parents bought a house in south west London - back in the days when 'normal' people co...

Serenading Guitar by Cherubim

It was the summer of '72 on a hot summer night. I was rather lonely that night because I couldn't find my friends that I usually hang out with. It was dark outside and I was laying on my bed reading a book. I lost track of the time and began to get sleepy, so I put my book away and turned off the li...

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