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Recent Paranormal Experiences

House After House After House by LuciaJacinta

We've had a history of living in houses with strange occurances. So many that we used to think, was it us or the house? But it's been house after house of supernatural experiences... I have come to think, for now...it's the houses and not us that are haunted. One reason I believe this is because ...

Haunted Loft by Lorenzo

Recently, I have been really nervous about what is happening in my home. A bit of backstory: I have lived at my home for 10 years. I live with my auntie because my parents work abroad. A few days ago, I was in the bath and I heard footsteps from above, which is the loft. It was like someone w...

Year 10 Drama Class by sophiethunder

When I was at high school, in year 10, my drama teacher told me and my fairly small class that she'd seen a ghost. The drama studio had a balcony which used to be used to watch small drama productions, but it was just used as a storage space when I was there. Apparently, he wore Victorian attire ...

Camping Experience Gone Wrong by Anis_Far_Min

When I was 11 years old, my school held a 2 days and 1 night camping experience in the school. It's a Chinese school in Masai, Johor, Malaysia. I'd rather not reveal the name of the school. The camping experience was held only for the 11 year old students or as according to the Malaysian education s...

Why Do I Seem To Be A Magnet For These Experiences? by rolltide8925

Sorry I've been gone so long. I do not recall if I ever told anyone I lost my mother in 2016. The day after Valentines 😭. Shortly after she passed, my boyfriend and I split up for a few weeks and I ended up moving into her home. The same home I lived in when my grandfather passed. I don't know...

Hawaiian Ghosts In Military Housing by silverthane61

My wife and I spent five years in Hawaii while I served in the armed forces. We lived in the officers' quarters and shared a tenement-style four-plex building with three other military families. The apartments had two stories, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and utility room, living room and ...

A Surprise Call by ccmerlin

I got a call from my dad telling me my grandfather was in the hospital up north and was not doing well. They were going to cut off his leg to try to save him, but it did not look hopeful. They didn't want me to come see him, and I couldn't talk to him so I sadly expected a call soon informing me tha...

Is My Rescued Truck Haunted By Old Owner (s) by ZeppelinChriss

A little while ago I wrote a story about a farm going up for auction in Milton Keynes, UK. I titled the story "Old Barn Scares My Friends and I". During that story I talked about rescuing with hope of restoring an old truck left on the farm behind the barn. Soon mentioning the truck now resorted...

Outstanding Sleep Paralysis Episode #2 by blckwdnsdy

You became the first place I go to if I need any advice or if I feel something is wrong. Your opinions always helped me, they opened all kinds of doors that made things clearer for me. I am sorry if I post a lot or if some of my experiences are not so "out-of-the-norm", but I feel the need to discus...

The Spirit House by Jubeele

I have previously shared a number of strange tales about my grandmother's house in Cairnhill, with its shadowed past. During WWII, when Singapore fell under the Occupation from 1942 - 1945, several violent deaths had occurred in the area. Such troubled memories can linger on. My elder sister, Lil...

Terror At The Lake by Quasar

The recent Covid-19 lockdown has given me an unusual and mostly welcome respite from work and the ongoing rat race. Like many of you reading my story I have been connecting with my family and friends via Skype and zoom and there has been a lot of talk and recollection of past events, especially holi...

Too Scared To Look by Tabbs

I've been on this site for several years and finally decided to post this story. Short background first. I'm from Scandinavia, but I attended university in a Canadian city where this story takes place. I am the very definition of a sceptic, always have been (although I love a good ghost story)....

The Victorian Home Part 2 by Jb66

For those of you who read my previous experiences in my Victorian home, this is a continual to that. I have had more experiences since then that I would like to share. This was one of our most recent experiences. I, and my family were removing a large tree that was growing up our fence. My mom was...

Hospital Overnight by Kest

I have thought about this story a lot lately. It might explain something. I decided I needed to do this one first instead of going back to my haunted Louisiana home. It goes back to my youngest daughter who I refer to as Jacey in my stories. Jacey is now 17 and she and I have talked recently about w...

They Heard My Words by GreenWitchx3

I will start by saying that I am a pagan priestess. I don't want to say which set of God's and Goddesses I worship as it is not important. I will say that I practice witchcraft regularly, I also teach both the history of paganism and basically every aspect of paganism and witchcraft. I humbly serve ...

Billy With Glowing Blue Eyes by Zacitt

I was a troubled kid and had a lot of fantasy friends, most of them disappeared when I grew older except for one and I called him Nick. As an adult and studying, I had a teacher who said that she wanted to speak with me alone and she told me that she was spiritual and she could see this big skinny g...

Something I Never Expected by piscesrising_

You read stories and watch interviews of people who see things and feel things of a paranormal nature. You don't think it will happen to you, or at least I didn't. In my previous submission, I discussed an encounter I had in my grandparents home. I just wanted to make it clear that this encounte...

Early Morning Jog by AmanPS

I would like to begin this true experience of mine by saying that, this event is related to my Best Friend 'Mukul' and his village when we both were 13 years old. Basically, it was Summer 2017 and a few weeks later, we were about to have summer vacations. I can still recall that it was 2nd day of ...

My Sister's "lookalike" by Shrinkydink

This is my first story on this platform! It happened a few years ago so I might not remember it too clearly! Around this time, I had been waking up at midnight kind of hours. I was about 9 or ten. On one particular night, I woke up as normal, my parents had gone to bed already. I decided to go do...

New House, New Experiences by Zaruje

Greetings YGS. Hope you are all safe and in a good condition. Three years living in my previous apartment with my Brother (I have written and submitted here my experiences in that apartment), I have finally made up my mind and moved out (too late I know). My brother moved out first before I did. I m...

9 Lives by blckwdnsdy

I was recently talking with a friend about our own experiences with things "out-of-the-norm". We always speak about these things, trying to logically explain them and it helps. We are both persons who believe in such things and who had experienced such things, but we always try to think rational bef...

Grave Yard Ghost by kkaelynn1

This happened to me a couple months ago. I was with my friend and at around 10 o'clock her step mom asked if we wanted to go to a grave yard. We said yes, and got in the car. We drove past a couple of grave yards before going to one a couple miles a way. Once we got close to the grave yard, we notic...

Edmonds Haunted Rental Home by becca4713

In 2007, our family moved into a small rental home in Edmonds, WA. It was in a 4-plex building, and we rented the upper right, top unit. The rental had 2 bedrooms/1 bathroom, and was approximately 750 sq ft. It was a very small place for our family of 4 - Me, my husband, our 7 year old son, and our ...

Changing The Things I Cannot Accept by Lealeigh

Things move around sometimes in a home that has people in it who are experiencing an emotional upheaval. People say that poltergeist activities are usually centered around adolescents. I am turning thirty-nine this year; but that is besides the point. I have an active imagination and I am always at ...

My Son's Amusing Encounter And Mine With The Man by EnglishEmpath

This is one of our most recent experiences and one I love! My son is 6 and has global developmental delay, he is very clever though, shows quite a few autistic traits but hasn't been diagnosed as of yet. He was 5 when this happened a few months ago. I was in the kitchen and my son comes downst...

The In-between by Suzy2

My story happened recently and it puzzles me. Not sure it's actually paranormal but I will let you decide. My bedroom has 2 windows with room darkening curtains. I sleep with a fan set on hurricane speed to drown out any outside noise and my bedroom door was closed. I'm not sure what time this occ...

A Dark Smokey Wraith! by Amena

For those of you who have read my previous story, "The incident of the Ring" you already know that this story is about the villa we lived in, in Doha, Qatar. We lived in Doha from 2012 onward for a period of three years. Our villa was strange and many inexplicable incidents occurred there. One such...

A Glance Behind The Curtains by Orora99

Greetings YGS family, thanks for reading my first submission and interacting with me. I'm pleased that you liked it. Here is my next story... Although story is not the word that I am looking for here, as it was much of an experience. This particular incident happened when I had just finished my 12...

Mysterious Ball Of Light by piscesrising_

Hope this story finds you well. I have always been a believer in all things paranormal. I've never been a skeptic, even as a child. My parents have told me stories of me talking about seeing "angels" when I was young. I have had my fair share of experiences with the paranormal and I'm excited to...

Little Girl Following Me by sier

The first encounter I've had was when I was 8. I was laying in my bed and I felt something in my room. I was scared as I had never had this feeling before and I stayed still because I was so scared, although I couldn't see anything. After a minute something sat at the edge of my bed. At this point I...

A Big Family Holiday by sophiethunder

I went on holiday a few months ago. Some pretty weird stuff happened, but after talking to the rest of my family and friends, I realised I wasn't the only one to notice. I went to a house near Devon. It was quite big and had a lot of rooms to accommodate all of us. There was 8 of us. Mum, dad, my...

Are These Dark Entities That Keep Showing Up? by Chilli

I apologise in advance for the potential length of this but I would love to hear opinions from others who've had experiences. I'm tired of being afraid. From as young as I can remember, I've had experiences which I can't fully explain. I had a rough childhood, growing up with an alcoholic mother....

The Old Barn Scares Me And My Friends. by ZeppelinChriss

Welcome Everyone and thank you for taking time to read this. Hope you enjoy it. I'll answer questions if I can, so ask if you have any I won't be upset. I have questions myself. Back in 2017, a farm came up for auction in Milton Keynes, UK. Family estate sale. Furnishing included, Farm equipment...

Overnight Recollection by moon_felicite

Newbie here, found this site since I make creepy threads in fb. I decided to share my story as well. When I was a grade 7 student, our school decided that recollections will be overnight. So we were all happy about it because we can sleep with our friends. It was 5:30 pm when our advisers told us...

Odd Experiences- The Conclusion by Alina5

Submitting this narrative reenforce the memories of the past weeks, the uncertainty, confusion, dread, distraught probably many such words as definition of this event but neither seems to satisfy the definition of the uncalled mishappenings which took place. In my previous narrative, I've descri...

Playing Wolf Wolf by Jactin

When I was young I lived in Michigan where our home was out in the country. The area was corn fields and trees. We had a big family and we got together all the time. One of our favorite games was called wolf wolf. It was played at night. One person would be the wolf. They would go out into the dark ...

Disturbed While Sleeping by SpookyTrinidy

A few weeks ago I had gone to sleep with my led light on a bright setting. My mom decided that they were too bright and came in my room and changed them without me waking up. I usually sleep with my covers on top of me since I feel uneasy at the closet in my room. I opened my eyes to something layin...

Childhood Fears by wrh1969

I will start this story telling you what happened to me as a kid, teenager and adult. When I was 5 years old and living in Tyndall AFB Florida base housing I had a really strange occurrence. I was in bed trying to get to sleep and I had some toys on top of my dresser. I had a stuffed monkey toy si...

Evil Spirit Encounter As A Young Teenager by Elessarfl

I am 62 years old. The events below occurred when I was 12 through 13. The were so dramatic and real that I remember them as if they just occurred. My large family was living in a house that was 103 years old at the time. My father was a violent, abusive, psychotic and daily IV drug addict. I had ...

I Saw A Nun Walking Down The Street by Cole_Harris

I've been doing a lot of thinking. I live in New York, and everything is shut down because of the Pandemic. Last night, I remembered something that happened to me when I was really young. Probably about 6 or 7 years old. I was watching the Memorial Day parade that my town puts on every year. I re...

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