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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Strong Ghost by Tweed

For those who don't know I'm a pianist. Earlier this year I learned the basics of how to tune a piano. Because of safety concerns this year it's not been practical to get my tuner over. We had a leaking pipe which needed urgent attention this year. It wasn't hard to keep a safe distance from the plu...

The Ghosts Of Gettysburg by Amena

I've always thought that my experiences in Doha, Qatar, were long dead and buried. I thought that after moving to the United States I'd be rid of all the paranormal phenomenon that haunted the lives of my children and myself. But recently something strange happened. We are in the process of lookin...

Her Squeak Toy by CantunSEEit

My mother had passed away in 1999. I Inherited her beautiful dog (we will call her GEM for this story.) She was black with curly long hair, possibly golden retriever mix. She was friendly and was a kind spirit, and I let her wander the neighborhood. Gem loved chewy squeak toys and we laughed seeing ...

Shadow Figure, Cloud Of Smoke, Floating by Halston

One night I was sleeping and felt like I was floating in the ocean and like I was sleeping and at the same time fully awake. I saw a dark cloud of smoke above me moving up to the ceiling and some shadow figures moving so fast my eyes couldn't really follow them. I was so tired and it was sooo hard...

The Haunted Church Basement by GabriellSelena

I'm one that loves scary stories and stuff, even after my experience I still find it interesting. I'm a 16 year old girl going to school, not thinking much about the school being haunted. Due to a part of my school burning down, there was an arrangement that some forms would have school in the Churc...

I Caught More Spirits On Video! by Cole_Harris

It's been a while since I posted to this site. So, I thought I'd post an update. Things died down a few weeks after our renovations ended. I managed to settle into my new room, and I've been working towards my goal of becoming a cartoonist/animator. Everything was perfectly fine until about two ...

Sleep Paralysis Or Is It Something More? Help Needed by CaitlinMirren

I have been experiencing this for at least two years now. I moved back in to my old childhood home with my boyfriend and things were good. He started having vivid dreams of a demon and started having night terrors, something he said he hasn't ever experienced until he moved in with me. In the dream ...

Van Horn, Texas: Disembodied Voices & Sounds by BatCatOwl

*My following account was brought to life in Episode 3 of Blood Moon Podcast. The day after Christmas in 2009, my wife and I took a road trip from California to Texas. After a full day of driving, we stayed over night at a hotel where my wife made reservations. The hotel was located in a small to...

Good Ghost by jhollowell

During my early years of growing up, ages 6 to 12, my family lived on the campus of a boys reformatory school on the outskirts of Rocky Mount, NC. My dad was a councilor there. We live in a small 2 bedroom house. My mom and dad in one room. I and my 2 sisters in the other. On many nights I had wit...

Haunted Area? by bewhatmay

I have moved around quite a bit in my life and only noticed occasional flicker with the light and nothing else. Those times I would not think twice of it and the idea never came to me that it could have been something paranormal to it. Only when we moved into a home with our family as adults ther...

Elephant by The_Morrighan

I have many little vignettes to submit but here is an encounter that happened about two days ago. My apologies in advance as I tend towards brevity in my accounts. Please do feel free to ask questions. Let's begin at the beginning. I live in Wakefield, Yorkshire and in my spare time I volunteer w...

The Pool Incident by Jessbcr25

I seem to be on a roll here but it's still early and I have time. This is my third experience I've ever had. My last story I have mistaken that as my third but I forgot this one until the end. I was around 15 and it was the summer time. I had a friend two years younger than me and I often went...

The Demon by Jessbcr25

This will be my third experience I've ever had. Just a few more. It's hard to count because I keep remembering just one more then another. This was in 2009, I was 19 hanging out couch surfing friends' houses at this age. I'll rename this particular friend, Miles. He lived in what my dad used to...

Grandmother's Legacy by wabisabi

I have been hearing stories of eerie experiences from my maternal grandmother ever since I was little. Theirs was a fairly large family. Grandmother had 7 kids in total - 5 girls and 2 boys. Grandfather was a police officer in Assam in 1940s, 50s and 60s and would be transferred and posted in differ...

The Knott Family by Jessbcr25

This is my second experience I've ever had in my 30 years of living... My first one I posted about three years ago, I was 4 or 5 and I was 14 on this second. It was maybe a week before Christmas break in the eighth grade. We were all about exchanging gifts among friends at school but I didn't w...

Doesn't Like Me Smoking by CantunSEEit

Same house only wrote NOVEMBER. Kind of knew this guy in the back of the neighborhood who would stop by rarely. Very loud talker always hacking and coughing mid 60s. If you sat with him sometimes he would slap his hand on the table and say LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, loudly. My wife would mimic hi...

Another Holiday Visit by MrsRamsay

I stopped by today to read some stories and felt compelled to share a couple small moments of significance that, were I to share with my husband, would just get laughed at. It's not that he doesn't believe me, but I think he just doesn't want "ghost guy stuff" as he calls it to gain too much of a pr...

Black Clouds Showing Off by CantunSEEit

No time frame on these. These happened before I kept records. Same house. All in daylight hours. Sorry for purge of stories, this should be shared. The first time I encountered a black broiling cloud I was going to put clothes in dryer. Washer and dryer are at beginning of hallway on left side an...

No Eyes All Tongue by CantunSEEit

May 2013 I worked a 12 hour night shift 4 on 4 off at this time, it varied, at a high pace manufacturing company in Lacey WA. I usually slept on the couch in the living room, usually watch stock market or any paranormal channel to try and fall asleep. I always leave seat reclined at my head and have...

He Came Out Of The Mirror by CantunSEEit

JANUARY 13 2013, Sunday, watching Seahawks playoff game with Atlanta. I work at 6 pm tonight so I am propped up on my bed, only slept my usual 6.40am to 10. 14 am. I always wake at 10.14? To my right side is my wife's side of the bed than maybe 3 feet to the 7 feet long hall to master bath. Both si...

Young Man On Guard Rail by CantunSEEit

I had no paranormal encounters that stood out between the years of 1968 and 2010, until this encounter. December 2010, about two weeks before Christmas, was getting off work at 6pm, after working a 12-hour shift. I got on the I-5 freeway, heading south, towards the first Olympia City Center exit, do...

Couple In The Cloud by CantunSEEit

It all began while living in Olympia, Washington, around 1966, when I was approximately 6 years old. My family of five lived in a mobile home that was very small and my Mother had to sleep in the living room. My older brother and I shared a room. On many occasions early in the morning, such as 2 o...

Of Sandalwood And The Ghost Month - Part 2 by Jubeele

The Hungry Ghost Festival falls on the fifteen day of the seventh lunar month. It is actually a festival based on the virtues of devotion, duty and compassion. Legend has it that the filial piety showed by a Buddhist monk moved the King of Hell so much, that his mother's suffering was eased in purga...

Scared The Hell Out Of Me by spookyONE69

Most of us today are working from home. Some, on site but not as many than the usual. Everybody is afraid to go out because of the pandemic but sometimes, we have no choice and we need to earn money so we need to go to work. With that being said, I am one of them. I am working in a BPO company somew...

Freaky Experience by wrh1969

This story happened when I was around 11 years old; on Oahu in Hawaii. My family and I lived in base housing on Wheeler Air Force Base. One day I was riding my skateboard around the neighborhood and I noticed a crowd of kids and a military police car in front of a house. As I approached the house ...

Spitting Phenomenon And More by Maryann73

When I was 12 years old in the early 1970's, I experienced a very strange happening that I don't share with too many people I know because I'd sound crazy. I was in my bedroom and brushing my long hair while looking in a large mirror above my dresser. I heard a hissing sound and saw something comi...

Black Mass by Twilight1011

It's been quite some time now, since I have posted another one of my experiences here, so I figured it's finally time that I write this one, which I have been wanting to share for awhile now, before I forget too many details about it. I can't remember exactly if it was this past Spring, or the en...

My Indian by AugustaM

I would like to begin this story with a bit of a disclaimer regarding the title and my use of the term "Indian" - I use it here as this story involves a dear friend of mine and it is the term used by her people and her perspective, I feel, is integral to the scenario. If the term is offensive to som...

Man In The Driveway by LadyMonticello

My son & his beautiful wife were looking for their first home. He wanted as much acreage as he could get. So we found this home that sits so far off the road that you cannot even see it. The owner had passed away and this house had sat vacant for at least 10 years. It was the right price so we were ...

Yanks, Tanks And Diggers by XBFALCON74

G'day, all! It's been a very, very long time since I've used this site, to the point I'd almost forgotten I had an account on here. In the years since I posted my first story I've had quite the number of experiences, so I figure I'd try to break them down into sections. This section will de...

Rusty Trying To Reach Me? by Dee-J

It has been quite a while since I last submitted a story. But then again I haven't had any over the real encounters in a few years either. Honestly, I started not to even submit this story because I felt that it wasn't all that significant, but what happened was pretty interesting nonetheless. It...

He Brought Her To Me by Suzy2

As we continue to live in this "unique" time, my hope for you all is to be safe. Crazy times! I have mentioned before that I lost my dad a bit over 10 years ago and my mom passed July 2. She suffered from dementia for about 5 years but the last 3 of her life was devastating. It's been the longest ...

A Different Kind Of Work Experience by Baikeru

It's been five years since I last posted an update on here. Quite a bit has happened in that time. I'll start with a brief update to my last post. As I said in the last post, in 2014 I moved from Texas to Ohio. I'd said that a room in our house was feeling odd to us and was cold and we felt uneasy i...

I Am Not Insane by sane_psychopath

Honestly, I've never really been interested in paranormal activity until now. I read books about murder and crimes, but never GHOST stories. Let's just say, I never thought much of it. I'm part of a religious family that believes in angels and demons... Etc. But not like... This. You see, ever...

Night Knocker by LadyMonticello

Many years ago, I was separated from my husband and living alone in our remote Michigan country home. This weekend our children were at his home staying with him. I had worked a long International 3 day trip and had commuted home from Chicago O'Hare. It was late when I arrived home tired. I took my ...

Normal House, Far From Normal Night by callum21

This is the first time that I've posted anything online about this event in my life. I've told some close friends about it--my mother as well--but only the people involved with the owners of the house trusted me in what happened. This is the only event in my life that I have no explanation for. A...

He Turned Into Light by lady-glow

I met JR - not Ewing - in December 1991 at the Christmas party of the company we both were working for. Since he lived and worked in northern Mexico our interactions were limited to a few times a year in which the employees from the central office in Mexico City and the ones from the satellite provi...

Toatoamona Experience by wrh1969

I was stationed in Guam from July 2007-July 2010 by the U.S. Air Force. Guam has a very strong affiliation with the paranormal and I will share a couple of experiences I had while living there. One summer night, it was very windy and I was walking my dog, Mr. Weiner (whom we rescued from a DOG She...

Scratched By A Ghost by BlossomLily

I have read and enjoyed many stories in this site and I thought I too should share mine. It is the only ghostly encounter I had until now. I am 23 years old now and when I experienced it I was only 11. I am from state West Bengal in India and born in Calcutta (capital of West Bengal), but came to De...

The Uninvited Passenger by MrRiggs

June 2020 brought with it my 73rd birthday, our 50th wedding anniversary, and very nearly my death. The bite of a Lone Star tick passed an infection into my bloodstream that was nearly fatal. Had treatment been delayed by a day I would have died, according to my doctor. That experience confirmed ...

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