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Recent Paranormal Experiences

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...

Shadow People? by Julielion1173

Before I begin I want to elaborate a bit on myself so you may see my story objectively and not stigmatize my previous experiences that led me there. In 2016, when I was 16 years of age, I had been hospitalized for overworking myself in school. I was part of the AP U.S. History class in which we ...

The Fire Department On Highway 2 by The-Cool-Bus

I served as a volunteer firefighter at the Smith Valley Volunteer Fire Department in Kalispell, Montana for about 3 years before I moved to Washington and I have had many encounters there-as well as other fire fighters although most of the staff who previously worked there thinks of the afterlife as...

Hand On Shoulder by gemmaxrose

I'm not one who has a very strong belief in ghosts but my family has had past experiences like light flickering before the death of my uncle and having an negative energy that gifted people pick up. I was at school participating in sports inside the hall and it was around 10am. The opposite team ...

Is Something Haunting Me Or Following Me? by JustL_ovelythings

It began when I was 10, I moved to a small city to the cheapest house with my mother and siblings. Some of our family came to help us move in, my cousin stayed the night over and witnessed something. While he was watching a movie on his laptop in my would be room a girl with long black hair, white d...

Misty Black Hand by Rose345

This is my second posting; I didn't get much feedback on my last post so I'm hoping this time will be different. Or someone knows what this is. I'm not entirely sure what this is, but it's been happening to me for years and it's the same thing over and over again. At night when I'm laying down to ...

Confused And Bruised 10/30/2019 by DazedConfusedNowBruised

I am in my mid 40s and until now never gave much thought to paranormal experiences. And I certainly never experienced any. I moved into my house April 2019 and the evening of Wednesday October 30, 2019 I laid in bed watching tv, after a couple hours I turned off my television & I tried to fall aslee...

Spitting Ghost? by Sarah509g

My name is Sarah. I'm 40 years old, it was about 7:45 am when this happened. I'm sitting in the bedroom alone messaging my friends on Facebook, my other half is at work, my older son took off for school, so it's just me and my 2 year old at home. He's asleep and is still asleep as I write this. Anyw...

The Old Lady In My Dream by failedcuriosity

I currently live in Manila and whenever I go to my hometown, I don't sleep in my own room and this is the reason: Back when I was a teenager, we had to move to a new house because my grandmother whom I was currently living with that time decided to sell her house because she wanted to live near m...

Just In Time by ibelieveyou1

In 2001 my mother moved to Atlanta, Georgia for 4 months for her job. I lived with her but I stayed home instead of going with her. I believe it was in April of that year. I had gone out with my best friend clubbing, something we always did on the weekend when I was in my twenties. We had a great ti...

Hospital Weird Experiences by DarriuxDarkk

As you all know from my previous stories that I work as a Nurse on a night shift schedule. This story is not really particularly scary but definitely of the weirdest I've experienced. I work on this unit where it is just one hallway of rooms with a 20 bed capacity. Room 20th is at the very end of...

Them Soldiers Is Dead/civil War by MrsRamsay

I've written here about a few things related to family members who've died, but it was an incident about three years ago that was a watershed moment for me when it comes to believing in the paranormal. Before this incident, I rationalized that I probably just WANTED things to happen that I could say...

Fluorescent Light Flickers by aiciyee0426

This is my first time writing my own experience about the unexplained (ghosts?), so please bear with my grammatical errors, if there are any. It was June 2016 when I started going to an English communications training in Leyte. The company's training site was a rented space within a known univer...

Behind The Bushes by ax10s

What I'm about to share with you is what I have experienced a Couple of weeks ago on my way home from work. My home is located in a mountain village 9 kilometers away from the nearest highway. It's really a remote area where you need to pass through an abandoned Commercial building. One nigh...

She Came To Let Me Know by Cherubim

I have a Facebook account I use for family out of state. One late night in June of 2014 I logged on to find a message from my cousin I grew up with back home in North Carolina. She told me my aunt died. She was the last of the sisters on our moms' side. I was so surprised and, of course, sad. I star...

The Hall Of Horror by 22jamann

Growing up in my aunt's house was absolute torture. We had to move out of my grandma's house and into her house because it was closer to a better school for me and my brother. It was my 10th birthday when the activity started. I was having a sleepover with my friend, and it was around 4:00 in th...

The Devil's Fire - First Of Many by ax10s

So this experience of mine happened when I was about 9 years old, I'm 23 by the way. I lived in a Sitio (village) which is located in the mountains. Lot of stories relating to paranormal beings, entities and demons surround our little village. To properly share my experience with you guys, I nee...

Spirit Wind by silverthane61

This event occurred when I was a teenager living in Lawton, Oklahoma. I have never forgotten it. During one November weekend, I spent the night at my friend Steve's house. During this period, Steve's church was performing an all-weekend prayer vigil for a reason that I have since forgotten. Steve...

Dog With Heterochromia Sees Ghosts by Ranaychristine19

A little back story first. I talked to a native Indian a while ago while I had my Rottweiler Husky x with Heterochromia (two different colored eyes) and he told me how his tribe believes beings and animals with Heterochromia can see the living world as well as the ghost world. I thought that was ver...

A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Aorn

Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well right now because you won't be after reading this... To paint you the picture, I live in France more specifically Limoges with my roommates. So me and my roomies are pretty idiots, and we love doing urban explorations in supposed haunted places and with so...

Reflection In The Mirror by fairseren

This happened to me regularly. I saw the evil side of me in the reflection. This happened when I was 10. Reading ghost stories is my favorite pastime. I always read with my friend, let just call her "E." She is always brave and fearless, believing that ghosts do not exist. Well, I'm superstiti...

Psych Affiliation Dorm Scary Experience by DarriuxDarkk

This happened when I was in college studying Nursing way back 2007 or 2008. It was my 3rd year on the course and this was when I was staying in the Philippines. This story happened when we were having our psychiatric affiliation with Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital in Cebu City. For those who ma...

A Nightmare Which Came True by ScarletMystique

I often used to visit my grandparents in summer vacations with my parents when I was a little kid. I was always very adamant on "being on my own" as it made me feel like a big girl. So on one instance, my parents decided to leave me alone with my grandparents for a week, which was a very big deal fo...

The Voice From The Stairs by Nelly93

This experience took place back in 2014 I believe, when I lived in Portugal with my ex-boyfriend. It was night-time and me and my ex were watching a thriller/paranormal movie. The volume was pretty high, to make ourselves more scared. I think we were past half way through the the movie when we s...

A Father's Goodbye by Lallie

My mother and her father never had a good relationship. Her dad was orphaned at a young age and then adopted by 'not-so-nice' people. He later married my grandmother and soon had my mother. Unfortunately, he was involved in a motorbike accident at a very young age, while my mother was still a baby. ...

A Ghost I Can't Escape by edvance37

Early this year, three friends and I decided to go on a late night adventure and explore a nearby abandoned house. The previous owner of the house was purportedly an abuser, and lived there with his wife and some children. The house was brimming with stuff- the floors were covered in left-behind i...

Back In Time by Pasindu

This story I am about to tell you that happened to me over 13 years back. I was in Qatar for my industrial degree and I never had anyone there as a friend or a family to look after me. I was living in a small room, I even had to use a common toilet until I made some friends after about three weeks ...

Someone Was Rummaging Through My Things by lilpeachyghost

This isn't the scariest of paranormal experiences but it is one that has happened repeatedly and can't be explained. I'll start off by saying that we sleep with the bedroom door completely closed and latched. Our cat isn't allowed in our room because she likes to climb and often gets stuck up on the...

The Voices That Shake The Bed by Awoken

So this happened when I was about 15 years old, I believe. For years, actually as long as I can remember, I could hear voices when I "listened." If you don't know what I mean by that, you probably can't understand. But I call it channel 1 and channel 2. Channel 1 is the normal way you hear t...

Was It Her Spirit? by poopsie298

I'm not sure if this is the correct site to post this - it pales in comparison to some of the stories I have read. I don't know if this is paranormal or just normal. I have an explanation for what I remember, but I don't understand why I remember it in such detail. The explanation: it's all in my he...

Weird Forest Encounter by Kaitlyna93

I have a lot of encounters from ghosts, but this one is a little different. Different because I'm not sure what exactly was encountered, but I'm hoping maybe someone can read this and shed a little light on this experience. So, this was when I was probably about 17. I was out hanging out with my...

One Last Visit by jsbsf

We were moving from Chicago to San Francisco, and I left first, while my husband stayed with our Golden Retriever in the condo. It was in June 1999, and I was in a hotel in Reno when he called to tell me his father died. A couple days after his father passed away, he was awakened in the night by ...

Garage Door And Smoke Alarms by jsbsf

My mother died on April 28, 2012. About a week after her death, I believe it was on May 7, we heard a noise and I looked out the window. It was dark outside, and I saw light coming out from the garage downstairs. So, I knew the garage door was opening. My husband and I went downstairs and observe...

Shadow Figure Or Guardian Angel? by Mikayla1698

I've searched this many times, with no luck finding anything on it. I'm not sure where else to post and ask questions. Here we go: When I was young, maybe 5-6, my family lived in a three-bedroom house. We had a few guests over one night, (my sister, her boyfriend, my sister's friend and my siste...

Pushed by Angeleyez78

It was a day like normal. I was heading down to the basement to do some laundry and cleaning next thing I know my cats started to freak out. I didn't know what was going on I have gone in the basement hundreds of times but nothing like this. The next thing I remember is I was at the bottom of the st...

A Horrible Year In Haunted House by Missmalhotra-2612

I have been reading the stories on this site from 3-4 years but never got the courage to write about my experience. But today I'm trying to elaborate it. I would like to apologise beforehand if somewhere I go wrong. This ordeal began when my 10th started. We lived in rental house so we need to sh...

Too Much Time Frog-gigging by silverthane61

I grew up next to a military base. My father, being a retired military veteran, enjoyed all the benefits of being able to travel on and off post anytime he wished. My father was also an avid outdoorsman, and he would spend all of his free time hunting and fishing on the military reservation. Our...

Ghost In Our Building by Rocky-sur05

I stay in Goa and, not wasting time, I will come to my story. Goa was ruled by Portuguese and got liberated in 1961. I live in a building which was built by my grandfather way back in 1950. This incident happened with my dad's sister way back in 1977. She was unmarried then and she had a habit o...

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