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Recent Paranormal Experiences

The Women In White by cthulhu

I am not new to YGS but this is the first time I am posting my personal experience. Before I start, please excuse my English I am not a native speaker. The experience that I am sharing was not a single incident rather it continued to occur daily for almost a year. My father was in the Army he ...

Evil In The Store Room by morbiddaisies

I lived with my grandparents for a period of time when I was younger as my parents often moved around due to my fathers work was irregular. My grandparents house was an old mining house and had a separate garage further aways from the house. Behind the garage was this 4 by 4 store room that used to ...

Pssst! I Heard It Too! by majarlika012

This story is not really a terrifying one. It was one of those experiences I normally just shrug off. But I decided to share it here anyway. It happened for almost every other week for the last, maybe six months. The first time it happened, I just got home from the office and I saw my sister cryi...

The Chain Sounds by Pasindu

This story happened to me on my school days which means to say about 24 years back. I am so sorry for my poor English and I will try my very best to make you understand what had happened and I am so sorry it's longer than I expected. Here in Sri Lanka, we have an Exam, Ordinary level, it's the fir...

A Visit By A Strange Woman by oohfreaky

I was born and raised in America however, my parents were born and raised in Indonesia. Every year, my family and I go to Aceh in Sumatra during the summer. My paranormal experience happened during my first visit to Aceh. I was 6 years old at the time which made my experience even more horrifying ...

What Was Making That Noise? by chuckz_21

I lived with my mom at her house for 20 years and I have had quite experiences there and so have others. I do not live there anymore but I still remember everything I experienced while living there. This one in particular I thought was the scariest. I had my girlfriend living with me, who is now my...

Delightful Experience by chuckz_21

This happened to me about 6 years ago, me and few friends were hanging out and decided to go to a ditch (just plain land that had a few tracks). To get there we had to go under the street through I guess a tunnel or so (I don't know what they are actually called). There is a ramp you have to go up t...

Pitch Black by Ranarian_R

My family had received news of my maternal grandfather's death after his battle with pancreatic cancer; which meant we had to embark on a 4-hour long journey to the capital Kuala Lumpur (KL) for his funeral. And since we were his next of kin, we had to leave earlier to be present at the evening wake...

The First Paranormal Experience Of My Uncle by Slyester

I am a regular reader of this site from past 3 years. This is my first story. Let me first clear that it's not my story it was told to me by my uncle. So without wasting any time let's begin with the story. My uncle was an senior Inspector in Mumbai police (now retired) He told me that one day h...

Am I Haunting My Own House? by ShellRey

My youngest brother came into my room one morning and asked if I had gone into his room the night before. I was still sleeping and got annoyed and told him of course I hadn't. I didn't get home from my bar tending shift until about 4 in the morning and went right to bed. It was obvious he didn't bel...

Mom's Disembodied Sobs by Quantumgirl

My experience happened in 2015. I had just moved backed to New Orleans from Florida and gotten an apartment. Then came hurricane Katrina. My parents and I evacuated to my sister's house in P.a. We were very stressed, especially my Mom. My sister had a large old house, and Mom and Dad and I were slee...

The Little School Boy by Toyatoyang

I used to live in Bulacan. Majority of the area has been populated by different subdivisions. There was this time when I came home from school and went straight to a friend who lives near our place. It was past 11pm when I decided to go home since we still have classes the next day. My friend ac...

Biblio At Warwick Castle by Bibliothecarius

To begin with, I must confess that I have been openly skeptical about orbs and orb photography on this forum. When I see a photograph containing an unidentified glow, my typical reaction is to run through a list of likely explanations: "Dust particle? Bug? Raindrop? Cobweb? Chipped lens? Refraction?...

Devil's Den In Gettysburg by E6bee

This event took place in July of 2013: I am a member of the Boy Scouts of America, a Star Scout at the time (for those interested, I have since gotten my Eagle Scout). At the time, I was 15 years old and did good in school. Due to my grades, my parents allowed me to go on our units upcoming scout...

The Only One Who Wasn't Home by sunsetsister

I am an Australian girl with a jetsetting heart. At the age of 19 I charged off on my own to London to join a company who employed staff on cruise ships. It was my dream and so off I went. I saw so many places and it really is the most spectacular way to live life and to earn a living at the same ti...

Blues Brother by unquiet

My brother died in a tragic accident several years ago. A few months after he died, my mother and I were sitting in her living room reminiscing about him when she suddenly asked me if my son (who was 10 years old at the time) would like to have my brother's black fedora hat. My brother liked...

Leo The Lion by Tweed

On Friday the 16th of November (be good if it were Friday the 13th wouldn't it) a cat started meowing in our driveway. This was most strange. It was one of the clan from the neighbourhood who frequent our yard. This cat has been here for years, very timid, only see a flash of him and he's gone. He's...

Ignis Fatuus (ghost Lights) by James_sightings

Ghost lights (Ignis Fatuus) We always loved taking the kids camping. One summer night under a warm, muggy clear night sky in 2011, the time was only an hour or two into sunset. We were walking across the campground to the lake, which has a pier across it that's four feet wide. I was gazing i...

Silhouette by Toyatoyang

There are plenty of school horror stories and few of which are my experiences way back in 2007. My school was located at Quezon City and we take our lab class in our College of Arts and Science building, 7th floor. We lodge there for 3 hours for lab alone and another 2 for lectures. During our l...

Scary Events by ravenswood

I am now living in Canada but my paranormal experiences were from Marikina, Philippines. I lived alone in a duplex bungalow house after my father died in 2009. My uncle used to reside in the other house but moved out in 2011. The paranormal events occurred around 2012 or 2013 before I migrated to...

An Invisible Friend by Jhotrudh

This is not really a terrifying, traumatic experience. I think of it now as something that just happened. I remember it so clearly but I feel like maybe I cannot trust my own memories. I'm not sure why that is. But it all feels like a dream sometimes or something I imagined in a daydream, but at the...

The One Who Was Spying On Us by chuckz_21

I use to work inside a warehouse and I had three incidents when I saw someone who actually wasn't there. The first time I saw someone I thought it was our boss who was real pain in the butt. The managers inside the warehouse would wear a red vest, he is Caucasian, with blonde hair and blue eyes. I...

Graduating Ghost by alitanna

This story is an experience I had when I was in my 1st year of high school. The school I attended to is one of the oldest running schools in our country and is already well-known in the field of ghost haunting and the paranormal. We were having our P.E. Exam at the school's covered court around 2...

Have You Seen Her? by ErinMichelle02

3:30. The time I've been so anxiously waiting for all day. So mentally exhausted from a long day of pointless algorithms and discussions about why we should buckle down on learning the theme of the book we'd been assigned that week. I had been so eager to burst out of the school building and smell t...

Sinister Laughing And Footsteps At Night by Creyton

I was raised in the home that my parents bought since they came to Melbourne. The home dates back to the mid 1900s or so they say. Me and my sister have both experienced inexplicable phenomenon especially in the past few years, such as radios suddenly turning on as we walk into a room or thumping in...

Grandmother Mary by Alphagirl7199

I was a young girl, maybe 9- 10 years old. I had been going to this elementary school in Las Vegas where we had a small fundraising carnival going on. My father had taken us to make up for not seeing us for almost a month. My little sister and I were all over the place having fun and playing the g...

Detail Of The Ghost In My Neighbor's House by JellyBean12

Mrs. Linda has 3 different ghost that reside in her house. The location they reside in I will tell about it. The first ghost stay in her kitchen. I've seen the ghost myself when I was staying over her house when my friend Marlena was visiting. The ghost in the kitchen is known to open the refrig...

The Play Room At Gramma's House by Mel-D72

I have been debating for quite some time about posting this. But in reading other similar stories, I thought I would go ahead. This happened not only to me, but also my older sister at the same time. Way too freaky to be coincidence or childhood imagination. My sister and I spent the night at ou...

Scrub Shoes by Toyang

I've been a lurker YGS for years already. Ghost stories gives me too much ecstasy but ironically, I am phasmophobic. I get to see several entities, I never really knew if was part of my playful imagination or genuinely real. Here goes one of my many experiences. I live in a slums area in Pasi...

Winking Twinkling Charlie by msforgetmenott

I recently read a story on YGS about an experience while very young. In my opinion, many if not all speak and baby talk about seeing someone or something. Unfortunately the young children are easily dismissed as their words are hard to understand or the adults are too busy to listen. Then for most c...

His Favorite by Haven

I believe what they say about young children and animals seeing things we adults cannot always see. This incident was validation to me that this is true. My dad past away when my youngest daughter was only 4. They had a really special bond, my dad adored my little girl and spoiled her rotten. Sh...

The Man Is Back by E6bee

So to clear things up right off the bat, this story is being submitted on my girlfriends behalf, but I have some experience with it too. As for some context: She has a very dark history. When she was a baby, her mother had multiple affairs on her father. At some point, she wanted the guys she ...

Grim Reaper Or Shadow Person? by Em1234

When I was little, about seven years old, I would always see this sort of figure. It was almost like a shadow but it was pitch black. It had a pointed hood, just like the grim reaper. Now I know that some people say that the grim reaper is supposed to stand for death, but I didn't feel that way. Whe...

Angel Of Death Or Something Else? by Zarza

I have known this story for so many years, and often searched for answers online but still feel rather confused. I have been reading stories on this website for over 5 years and always wanted to post this but never got round to it. However, again, its late at night and I am thinking about the event ...

Rock Isn't Dead by unquiet

On March 9th, 2018 I was awoken suddenly at 1:14 am by the sound of a few notes played on my 12-year-old son's electronic keyboard in his room. I waited a moment before getting up to investigate, just in case I was dreaming. Then I heard a note played a second time. I thought that maybe my son m...

The Seventh Daughter Of The Seventh Daughter by hugybear2000

My Grannie Nicholas was an amazing woman, who had fought in the Dutch resistance during the Second World War and had met my Grandad during the liberation of Holland. They had got married and settled in England after the war and brought up their family in my home town of Boston. She played a big part...

Pulled Down Hallway by Recurring

I have thought about this for years. But particularly the last 5 years. When I was three my family moved to a small town in the Riverina area in NSW Australia. The house we moved into was maybe built in 1910. We moved there in 1980. It was a creepy house. Everybody seemed to agree on this. The ge...

Dead Battery by sunsetsister

We have recently been tasked with moving house. At the moment we are right in the middle of building our own home and unfortunately, though we are weeks off finishing, we have been told our lease won't be continuing and have to move. In 20 days! We put up an ad on Facebook for a short term rental an...

Edmond's Explanation by Pasindu

This is my third story, as usual I am so sorry for my poor English and will try my best to explain this the way I can. This incident happened not to me but to my grandfather (his name is Edmond) a long, long time back while he was very young. Now he has passed away but he told me this story when I ...

Greetings From The Other Side by little_fox777

The story I'm about to tell you happened to me when I was very young, about the age of 4. I know, I know you will tell me "But how can you remember something from that age?" Well, considering the stories you read here this should be the least of your concerns, but the truth is, it's just one of ...

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