You are here: Real Ghost Stories

Real Ghost Stories

Here are our user submitted experiences. We currently have 18481 published ghost experiences!

If you had a real paranormal experience related to ghosts and hauntings, share it with us! Or if you have a comment about a story, please sign up (it's free) and once you are registered, just add it under the story.

We have a list of the latest ghost stories on this page and in the column throughout this site, but you can also browse the list of past paranormal experiences by topical categories or respective countries (for stories in the US, you can even check by States), or, in the archives page, in alphabetical order and in chronological order (based on date of submission).

If you're looking for something in particular, we highly recommend you try the google search function in the column, it's the same engine that powers Google, but the results are limited to pages on our network of sites.

Recent Paranormal Experiences

Spooks At Work by johnfitzalan

Where I work in Carlisle, England we have multiple hauntings. At first I thought I was seeing things but after a while I realised they were real. There are three different figures in three locations. They watch us as we work and are no trouble! We had a new person start and within days she too was s...

Grandma Knows by MysticFrance

My late maternal grandmother has shared to us her superstitious beliefs. Every time we would walk down the stairs, she would tell us as children to do the sign of the cross so that the 'unseen' wouldn't push us down the stairs. She taught me to not close the bedroom door if there's an infant/toddler...

6611 by angry_blonde2k19

I've lived in a small town all my life. It was always quiet, never any commotion. Cops rarely ever visited it. There was a decent sized house on the corner of our turn to our house. It was a medium sized red house, it had a back indoor porch, 4-5 bedrooms, one kitchen, 2 living rooms and one bathroo...

Shadow On The Stairs by Jubeele

This happened during the first week in November 2018. I had pulled an all-nighter writing and it was already the early hours of the next morning. I wasn't sleepy but thought it was about time I went to bed. My laptop showed the time as around 3:40am as I was logging off. Turning off the lights do...

Unexplained Deaths In One Family by Prasad_R

I am not sure whether this qualifies as a paranormal issue or not. But, the occurring, tragic to say the least, happening in one family is what prompts me seek readers opinion. Please bear with me as I narrate a long story. These series of events happened during 1970-84 at Bangalore, India for w...

Highlands Haunting by RunningToMeetTheMoon

When I was 20 I moved into my first apartment, which was in an older home in the Highlands area of Louisville. It was a beautiful home, and the rent was super affordable for the area. Despite sensing a feeling of a presence during the walk through I was still excited to move in. It didn't take long ...

Ghost In The Laboratory by Prasad_R

This is the story of my uncle, who worked as a renowned scientist in a prestigious university of Ottawa, Canada. The following narration is what he would tell to all his relatives in India, when he used to visit on regular visits. I do not want to name him since he is, by the grace of God, still goi...

Where Did You Go? (first Encounter) by miyuki23

I was still in elementary when I had my first ghost encounter. Many people are skeptical when it comes to stories told by kids as it could only be a fragment of their imagination but after this experience, my supernatural experiences started to happen more frequently. I was on grade 3 or grade 4 ...

Peek-a-boo by ceciline

I lived with my parents at the time that this happened. We had a nice home, I loved the kitchen. We had a bar separating the kitchen from the living room, and I would sit there everyday and do my homework there. I'm also a total night owl. So I went into the kitchen one night, really late. I was ma...

Who Was In The Car? by Dede77

This happened to me about 5 years ago, in 2013, and I still am baffled by it. I was on my way to work early in the morning, around 6:30, so it was still dark. As I rounded a corner on my road, I came upon a car stopped in the middle of the road. I halted behind it for a moment, before realizing th...

Money Mysteriously Disappears by SweetEmma

For the last 2 years something has been happening to me that I can not seem to quite understand. I get scared every time it happens because I do not know why it has continuously happen to me. Lately my money has been disappearing so mysteriously and it is not someone taking it it's more of a somethi...

The Big Shadow by deyanna

This story is shared by Ate Angie (if you can remember who she is in my other stories). For those who don't know her, she is our neighbor/relative in some way. Their house is the only one standing on the corner back part of our house and she tends to see or feel spirits/entities. She is in HS during...

The Shadowman From Hell by paranormalnut

In the old days, we spent our evenings as a family parked in front of our old black and white TV set. There were only four channels back then: 3, 13, 8, and PBS. Being down in the hills, we could only pick up two: 3 and 13. If atmospheric conditions were just right, and they seldom were, we could pu...

A Voice? by ilikecocacola

This story took place on October 31, 2017. This night was one of the most creepiest nights in my life, it was about almost 2 years ago. Before I get into the story I'll give you some history on my house. Before my grandmother got the place an old man lived here, I don't remember his name but the sto...

Where Does It Go? by Twilight1011

This is somewhat of a new experience that has now happened twice to me, well that I know of. I've shared under someone's submission on here in the past, about my first incident with this prankster I seem to have. So for the people that hasn't read that comment of mine, from about a year ago I beli...

Red Apparition And Other Odd Stories by LuciaJacinta

These stories all occurred in my childhood home so I will group them together here. One of my earliest paranormal memories was of me saying, "Mom, there is a man in the corner." Just an average looking everyday man. Nothing too distinguishing. He was dark haired. Around 30 years old with a c...

The Ghost Border Collie That Haunts Our Family by LauraTitanic

Around ten years ago, my older sister walked into our kitchen and saw a black and white border collie dog sitting in the middle of the floor looking at her. She recounts the dog was only there for a couple of seconds and then vanished into thin air. Growing up in a haunted flat, we all became stra...

The Drive Back From Work by Quasar

It's been a while since I last posted on here, 10 years to be precise. Well it has been a relatively supernatural free decade for me with no incidents up until last week. Therefore I had to post on here. The incident occurred last Friday night (14/12/18), in the northwest of England. I was comin...

The Demon Child by blaire0713

One of the earliest ghost encounters I had was back when I was still in kindergarten and was staying a couple of days over at my mom's friend's house. I was only five years old at that time but I can remember the details vividly. My mom's friend's house was one whose architecture dated back to the S...

The Man In The Hospital by Andy1985

First of all I am new here and want to say hi to you all. My story begins back in 2012, I was admitted into hospital due to some internal bleeding and because they had run out of beds in the section that I was supposed to be staying in, they moved me into the cancer ward. I knew this place all to...

Another Glimpse Into The Past by Sanguirina

I think history is not always something we simply hear about. Sometimes, we can experience a brief moment of it. Whether it is residual, or a glimpse of a soul long since passed. I would like to tell you two stories, not my own experiences, but ones belonging to my great grandparents, told to me...

The Disembodied Whistle by CrypticSerpent

This is a story that happened about 7 months ago. I had recently moved out of my old home to move into my own home. It is the first time I've lived on my own, besides my significant other. Well we had been moving in and out of this house, (my mother was moving too) and I had decided I still needed s...

Talking Black Cat by beingtrish

YGS readers, hi! I've been an avid reader since I can remember and wanted to share this story (with permission of my step dad) that he experienced when he was a kid in his hometown in Mexico. My stepdad grew up in a small town in Michoacan, Mexico. He was about 10 years old when this happened. It...

Something's Getting Closer To Me - Evil Feeling by Astaria

I think I need help, but I'm not sure. I'm really not sure where else to turn to. I don't know much about spirits, but I do believe in them. No one else can help me. None of my friends have any real suggestions or answers for me either. I just need advice... Clarification maybe? I was honestly f...

A Very Frightening Encounter With The Grim Reaper! by ShadowFire

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area spiritual Encounters With The Grim Reaper! I guess I should start my story by giving you a short background of my information before I continue. You see all my life I been a witch but suppressed my gifts until the magical year of 2006 when I finally embraced all...

The Bathroom & The Yellow Girl by MissyMissy101

I was about 7 or 8 years old. I was in the girl's bathroom in my elementary school. It was as big as a normal size living room. It had two bathroom stalls, two sinks, and one paper towel dispenser. I was in the smaller bathroom stall, while my friend, let's call her Micky, was in the bigger stall. W...

Confirmation I See Dead People by ericam

First off, I'm so happy I found this site! This happened over 5 years ago when I worked at a Headshop in Tacoma. I worked there for several years and our regulars we became really close to. Tyler (fake name) used to come in once or twice a week. I noticed for the last two weeks he hasn't been in...

A Strange Encounter by ShadowFire

Day 47 Of 366 "A Strange Encounter" Thursday Jan 10 2008 A very strange thing happened to me one night near the witching hour over 20 years ago when I was living at an old house by myself. I wanted to share this strange supernatural story with you to get you ready for the 3 intense encounters I...

Energy Sucking Beings by Yy2u

This didn't happen today but I wrote it down when it had happened, so here it is: I had sleep paralysis today in the early morning hours maybe 3-4 am, when I had the paralysis I started thinking okay let me stay in this state and see where that leads, then I started imagining things in my head as...

My Mother's Hometown 2: My Mother And My Aunt by unknownymous05

This is the story of my mother and my aunt pertaining to the incident of a big black dog when they were young. My mother was the eldest of 10 children of my grandparents. Let's call my mom A and my aunt B because she was the second in the 10 siblings. My grandmother at mother side was a boiled pean...

Phantom Door Knocks In The Night by fence_sitter

This story occurred in the 1960's while I was still 7 or 8 years of age. We used to live in a Quonset house in Diliman, Quezon City in the Philippines and this was where this story happened. This single-storey house, which was once used by the liberation forces of the U.S. Army after World War 2, wa...

The Travelling Disembodied Voice by Sarahsarah

This story concerns the strangest event of my life so far. I've been at a few seances in my time, conducted a couple of Ouija sessions. I even took up a deck of Tarot cards once. I like to delve into the paranormal, but this experience... I've never been able to explain it, so I just popped it into ...

My Mother's Hometown: The Legend by unknownymous05

I will not tell my mother's hometown's name for privacy and security but it was near the hometown of my father. They were in the same province. We usually spend our vacation in my mother's hometown. The very mysterious hauntings at that place was the river. Yearly, the river is always taking a man ...

Elemental Or Ghost? by fence_sitter

My story happened in a rural subdivision along the northern suburb of Dumaguete City in the province of Negros Oriental in the Philippines. This story took place sometime in 1992 when my wife's mother died from multiple organ failure. After laying in wake for a week in a funeral home in Dumaguete...

My Mamaws Goodbye by Twilight1011

This is not an experience that I personally witnessed, but one that my husband had, and shared with me. On June 24th 2017, I received one of the worst knocks at my door, that I'll never be able to forget. It was one of my uncles coming over to inform us that my Mamaw had just passed away that lat...

Doppelganger Or Time Gap? by Nataliciousss

My name is Natalia, I am 30 years old, I'm Greek and I'm a psychotherapist. This summer I visited my boyfriend in Pelio, where he worked for the summer. We stayed at his cousin's house which is an old traditional house in the woods. To get to the door of the house you had to walk down a path ...

Friendly Nudge During Late Night Feeding by thething45

This is one of the more helpful experiences I've had with our friends on the other side. My son was born in September of 2011. At the time we were living on the 2nd floor of a two family home in an industrial area of Hillside, NJ. I never for a second expected to leave all of the childcare r...

Random Happenings by Haven

I have a few experiences that happened to me that I would like to share here and see what you guys think. I lived in Seattle for a few years when I was a teenager, my dad moved us to Seattle after his brother died in a car accident. My uncle left behind his widow, 6 kids and his business that co...

Lady In Ghungru by sbanerjee89

I am a guy who has had many paranormal experiences in my life though not willingly. This happened while I was working at my previous office. Let me try to describe the place first. You have a narrow hallway allowing 2 people side by side to walk simultaneously. The hallway has two doors at ei...

She Walks The Roof by majarlika012

I wish to share this story told by my mother a couple of months ago. It was one of the nights when my mama is staying up late waiting for my papa to come home. My papa works from 2pm sometimes up until 1am the following day. By the way I work from 2pm until 10pm but I am usually home by 11pm. My...

Ghost Stories by categories

Ghost Stories by countries

 

Ghost Stories by US States

Search this site: