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Recent Paranormal Experiences

What If You Knew Before It Happened by Breakdowno

I remember this experience like it was just yesterday. At the time I was living in a rented apartment with my mom. The area where we stayed was incredibly quiet and peaceful and I sometimes miss living there since now we have our own home in a different location. It started one night whilst I wa...

Who Was 'that'? by blancdada

I have been reading stories here for a couple of months now, anonymously, but now I finally decided to post my personal experiences. It was really interesting to read other people's stories, but what really pushed me to post my story here is the community and members' responses. I hope someone can f...

At Gigi's House by t_bev

When I was between 4 and 6 my sister and I were babysat by my Grandma, who we called GiGi. GiGi lived in a Victorian style house built in 1896 (just looked that up to verify). If you've read my previous story, this house is actually less than a block away from the theater. GiGi was a stern, smal...

Seeing Shadow People Or Angel Of Death by mariah2020

I am dyslexic. I may not see some errors, apologies. Where to begin! I have been seeing dark figures or "shadow people" for many years. It started, first of all, before someone passed away or after. I have moved from 3 homes and I have seen them in each one. Every home I move into has trouble...

An Unconventional Goddess by dontbeme

Marriages are a great deal in a country like India, with all the varied rituals and traditions getting together relatives, friends and family under one roof. Indian marriages involve a lot of prior and short events which demand a lot of effort and takes a heck load of family and friends for its succ...

My Husband And The Ghost? by BrendaDances

I am not sure how to explain this experience, or what do to about it all, but I really need help in stopping what ever is happening from destroying my marriage. I have gone over this story a couple of times and tried my best to remove anything that was too graphic because I want to be taken seriousl...

One Last Walk For Shandy by LightMight

Shandy was my late husband's Fox Terrier. In May, soon after my husband passed away, we noticed that Shandy wasn't quite as happy-go-lucky as he used to be. Shandy had always been energetic and playful, even though he was considered an older dog. Usually he loved playing fetch in the back yard with ...

Eerie Wail In The Graveyard by BojanTheGoTFan84

From my late childhood years to my early young adult years I used to spend most mid-to-late summers in the weekend house for rest that my maternal grandparents used to own. Their house was in Fužine, a village in Gorski kotar, a mountainous region some half hour distance from Rijeka (by car or a si...

At First I Thought It Was My Husband by unforgiven1

I've been a fan of this site for a long time but I've never taken the time to write about any of my own experiences. I have a little free time right now so I thought I'd finally share. This is not a scary ghost story; just a strange experience that happened to me. A few years ago when I was around s...

Daytime Dark Shadow by beautifulalabamadisaster

I have always been a believer of the supernatural, and I always enjoyed watching shows about people who have had an experience somehow. I had never had anything happen to me personally that I could say without a doubt, was supernatural. On my way to work one day I was listening to a radio talk sho...

The Ghost Of My Infant School by itz_Karma

When I first decided there was ghost in my Infant school I was about eight years old so quite awhile ago, It was the middle of winter when it gets dark real quick and there were rumours in my club that just across our school in the house was a murderer. That's all anyone would talk about the man in...

Strange Occurrences At A Haunted Theatre by t_bev

Small town in Ohio. I began working for a local non-profit that was restoring an historic theater/cinema and all of these events took place there. I was not the only one to witness some of these events, but because the building was bought by a local church and donated to the non-profit; as well as f...

A Childhood Memory Of An Apparition by Sasanaa

Greetings to everybody, This is the first time that I am going to submit a paranormal experience in YGS. I hope you will enjoy reading it. I had this encounter when I was around four years old. Actually I don't have an extremely good memory of my childhood but I can remember this incident as ...

My Sister's House Is Haunted by Art3mis

My sister's house has always been creepy to me, and this is not the first strange or paranormal thing that has happened to me in her house. Many family members have heard footsteps on the stairs, had items disappear and reappear, heard things, and seen things. Most people in my family are firm belie...

Tall Shadowy Figure by Art3mis

This experience took place about five years ago. I was seventeen at the time, and it was a hot summer afternoon. I was in my parent's bedroom looking for some batteries for the T.V. Remote when something felt "off" I don't know how to explain or describe it. I looked up from the drawer I was digging...

The Little Girl At The School House by rickthomas

This account takes place in my hometown on the Tennessee/Kentucky border in February of 1991. I was a Junior in high school, and had a part-time job cleaning a small private elementary school and the adjacent gym on the weekends. The school building itself was a converted two story farmhouse, and th...

Ghost In A Hotel by sravya

This is my second story on this website. This happened when me and my family went to tour a to Sikkim.Usually, every year my family decides to organize a trip with my relatives. We all were around 20 members. So we decided to go on a trip to Sikkim on 22nd April,2019.In this story there are two e...

Ghost Spoke To My Mum by User3246

We've lived in this house for the past 20ish years, pretty much my whole life and it is a relatively old house. In its current form it was built in the 1940s after our town was destroyed by the war but previous to this there had been foundations of another home so it's more likely than not that some...

Need Help Identifying Dark Black Wolf Looking Sprit by Edp445

Last night was REALLY creepy. It started off normal, and I went upstairs. I was going into the bathroom before I went to bed, but then I felt that I needed to shut the door as fast as I could. I was breathing heavily and I don't know why. I was in the bathroom and felt like an idiot because my paren...

The Woman On The Bow by FarEndofSpectrum

Before this story begins, I want to put out that the supernatural element of the story is very limited and all the ways it can be something "mundane" are numerous. Also, some context is due. This story takes place during the May of 2015, in Ratargul, inside the Haor system of Sylhet, Bangladesh....

Child's Giggle In My Bedroom by darkscapez

I woke up at around 12:40-1:00 am because I'm guessing it was pretty warm, thinking back I'm not actually sure why I woke up... After about 10 minutes or so I heard a little girl giggling in my room, I don't believe in ghosts so I was just confused and turned on the lights and started looking arou...

Help! This Spirit Won't Leave Me Alone! by msecrose

This story starts back in September of 2019. We randomly had an Ouija board downstairs in our basement and it had been down there for years even before I knew what it was. One day I got the idea to just see what would happen if I tried it but I got nothing. Then on another occasion after that I trie...

A Series Of Creepy Events by Rajine

You would think that even though we are in a world wide pandemic and for us here in South Africa being under a nation wide lock down I'd have more time to be able to submit stories and comment on this site, but sadly even at home there's way too much to do, here I shall cover on a few random inciden...

The Dog Man On The Porch by FarEndofSpectrum

Before the incident I should provide you with some context. I live in Bangladesh. I am an eighteen years old guy. I am also atheist/ agnostic. When this story took place, I was seven years old and in second grade. I lived with my father, mother and my sister. My father is a teacher of a cadet col...

Ghost In The Form Of Mom by sravya

I had this weird experience when I was 14 years old. I am from ECIL,Hyderabad. I live in a joint family. On that particular day my mom and I were present in the house. Our house is a duplex so my mom asked me to clean the house. While I was cleaning I got a weird feeling that someone was watching ...

Something In The Vicarage by Seekings

My father was an Anglican vicar, and at that time (early 1960s) clergy houses tended to be large, old, difficult to heat, quirky,characterful,inconvenient and often beautiful. The Vicarage we lived in at the time was all of the above, (except beautiful, although to me it was, and is... It's still th...

Momma Is With Us! by DSSM1975

It was the middle of February of 2013. My best friend's mom had passed away in her own bedroom, in her own bed. It wasn't but 2 months later I needed a place to stay so I rented the now spare room of my friend's house. After staying over 9 months, my friend had come home with what they call a "sel...

It Watches Them Every Day From The Upstairs Window by virulentpeach

On one of the main residential streets in my town, there is a burnt out home which suffered from a fire in June of 2019 which consisted of three "stacked" apartment units, one on each floor. No one knows how the fire started, but the home is beyond repair and is likely to be torn down in the next ye...

Historic Seaside Town Haunted House by bella333

I live and grew up in a famous, historic seaside town. It is beautiful doted with historic sea captain's homes from the 17th and 18th century. I recently bought a home that was built in 1760. It was renovated about two years ago. I am the first to live in the unit that was renovated as we bought it ...

The New Bride by Rose97

Greetings everyone. So this is not my own story but of my father's and I'll write the story from his point of view. Here it goes. It was the month of March, with a beautiful weather in the day and a mesmerizing night sky at the night. I was a teenager back then who was a huge movie buff. In my...

The Black Temple by sanjubhat

I am an avid trekker and a nature lover. Despite a hectic work schedule, I try to take some time time off every year and visit wild life sanctuaries, forts etc. This is the only time when I am really at peace with myself. The unpolluted surroundings and clean air helps rejuvenate me and fills me wit...

Grandma Sees The Grim Reaper by DanielJZ

So I have posted a story here recently and I had another more recent one come up into my thoughts. My family seems to be sensitive to the paranormal/spiritual. I cannot say that we all believe but we have all had some kind of odd occurrence happen to us. The original super sensitive person was my gr...

A Knock On The Door by sanjubhat

Indian monsoons in 2011 were fortunately on time and weather was really very cool and pleasant, a relief from the hot and dusty summers in Pune. Lonavala is a hill station around 90 kms from Pune and is a haven for tourists especially during this time of the year. The lush green valleys with streams...

Care Home Incident by Lorenzo

I did some work experience at a care home. I didn't think it was creepy at all. I thought it was a nice place and all the residents were very nice. There were three of us, but the other two hardly ever turned up. I'll call them X and Y. We had these little booklets to fill in, a sort of... Record o...

The Man In The Bird Hide by Oceana

Near where I live, there is an abandoned bird hide. I first noticed it on my way home and by the third time I really wanted to explore it. I wondered why it was put there, like what animals I might see. There are no houses around it, it's just a hide on the side of a small road. I parked my car ne...

The "colored Man" by billyj157

I spent much of my childhood living between U.S. Army bases and Norristown Pennsylvania. It is actually a borough southeast of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. My mother had twelve children, I was number eight. The youngest, a girl was born in June 1970. My Father was reassigned to Germany in December 196...

My Cat Is Acting Strange by Cole_Harris

I've had my cat since he was a kitten (around 15 years). He's always been a little strange, but he has never acted like this. He was born without front teeth (he had canines, but nothing else), his tongue would always stick out, and he was more likely to act like a dog then a cat. A few weeks ago...

A Picture From The Future by Limey

This is not a ghost story, but one that is impossible for me to explain. It started many years ago in London, England. It was a snapshot from a dream that I had as a child. Most people have little or no memory before the age of four, and I left London at the age of exactly eight and a half. So i...

Night At The Hotel by Rose97

This is an incident which happened last year when I went for a trip with my friends & Boyfriend to Shimla which is a famous hill station in India. I belong to Assam and Shimla was a long journey after a 3 hours flight and 4 hours of drive. So when we finally reached our destination, we checked-i...

An Apparition In The Bathroom by Cunobelinus83

A couple of months ago I submitted a story on this website regarding two strange experiences I had here in Beijing late in 2019. I have to stress that before these two incidents I have never had any paranormal experiences at all, and I had none since - that is until a fortnight ago. I have a gene...

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