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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Fiddler On Church Steps by goblinkwain

First of all I have to put the obligatory "long time reader, first time submitting". I have been reading this website on a near nightly basis for a long time, I love it. Second, I'm not really positive that this was a spirit. It could have just been a person, but it was supremely strange and definit...

The Boarding House by thegreenmachine

It has been 2 years since I last shared my stories here. I wanted to share something else that also happened in the boarding house where I used to live when I was young. As a background, the boarding house is semi-concrete, the first floor is made of concrete while the 2nd floor is made of wood. Any...

A Ghostly Visitor by GhostGoth

This is my first time posting here, and I just wanted to take the time share a few of my own experiences... All of them back from when I lived in England. So these few experiences were from when I was younger and could see ghosts. The first one was back when my younger brother had just been ...

Bubble Lady Took My Daughter by KellsDD86

We went to stay the night at my mothers house. My husband and my 4 young children were already asleep on the pallet we made on the Livingroom floor. I was still laying there trying to fall asleep. Down the hallway I see what looks like a bubble in the shape of a woman. She is slowly moving down the ...

We Are All Connected by Cherubim

I was talking with a friend that told me she didn't believe in coincidences, that there really are no accidents and every thing happens for a reason. As I sat alone and pondered this thought I came to the conclusion that things are meant to "go wrong" on this planet to teach us something. It's g...

Man In The White Suit by Aurella

I saw a man appear beside my bed when I was about 6 years old. I lived in Texas on Ashley Road, I believe it was near Katy, Tx. His hair was black and slicked back. He wore a white suit with a red rose in the front pocket. It reminds me of a prom outfit on someone from the old days now that I'm olde...

Sleep Paralysis Over The Years by TheSweetDevil23

It has been some time since I had stopped having nightmares every night. Like the past few years, I can count on the tip of my fingers about the instances where I had seen such dark dreams that I used to get emotional the whole morning after waking up. Maybe it has to do with a lot of things I had...

Lights,noises And Tinkling Bells by JulieK

The first blue light I saw was last year. I don't sleep very well so I usually get up and go downstairs and read until I feel tired. I decided to return to bed so I switched off the lamps and was making my way to the stairs when a blue light on the ceiling caught my eye about 5 inches in diameter it...

My Grandfather Saw A Ghost by GGB

Disclaimer: this is not my story, this happened with my grandfather and I am only retelling what he told me. My grandfather worked as a mechanic in 1960's. His house was around 20km away from the workshop he laboured at, basically on the other end of the city. In 1960's the city was not very dev...

The Shape Shifter by the_seeker

This incident happened when I used to do freelance work. It was well past midnight, and I was working furiously at home on my desktop, trying to meet a deadline next day. We had a black Indian breed dog named Leo, who had this weird habit of wanting to go out to do his thing at odd hours. It was one...

Chakwa by the_seeker

This incident took place around 1997. I was just fresh out of college and was looking for my first job, basically jobless. My friend Ajay, who had gotten a decent job before all of us, had brought a secondhand Enfield Bullet bike from his first salary. Being a devotee of Sai Baba of Shirdi he wished...

Grim Reaper Smelled Me by Saltlick

I travel once in a while for my job. I had flown to California and was back at the hotel after work. At about 3am I woke up to the grim reaper standing at the foot of my bed. He was very tall, in a hooded black as night cloak. I could kind of see some shape of a skull underneath the hood. He walke...

My Brother's Ghost Story by occulting_

I have three brothers, and one of them has this kind of terrifying story that I've always heard about from my family growing up. Looking back on it it's kind of funny now I've talked to the mother of one of these spirits. One night my family decided to go out for like half an hour and he was pro...

Scary Incident On My Birthday by Scary_Annabelle

I have been reading stories and experiences for months. So I decided to post mine. I'm from Tamilnadu, India. I'm 14 years old and I am Interested in the Paranormal Activities. I had this experience on my birthday last year. So let's get into it. First: This happened exactly at 12 am because I k...

The Ghost Man? by Fnaffan_jaylen

Hey everyone I am new to your ghosts stories, call me Jaylen. Anyways I'm going to be sharing a story that happened when I was 6years old. I believe 16 or 15 years ago. I don't really remember much but I'll try to write down as much as I can remember. This was in the summer of 2004 I believe, It...

Someone Sitting Next To Me by chartygirl

I lived alone in a two bedroom mobile home located in the woods. I lived there for about 4 years and nothing ever happened to me. I went to bed one night and I started to feel someone sitting next to me like in the middle but edge of the bed. Nothing was there. Then things started to get worse. On...

I Felt Multiple Entities! by TheSweetDevil23

Please allow me to give you the timeline of all these creepy incidences that happened in Agra. The first incident which happened was an evening on a beautiful day on my day off. I forgot to write about it in the previous post of mine. This happened in last week of July in 2011. I remember it because...

My Last Encounters With The Dark Shadow by TheSweetDevil23

2011: Fatehabad Road: Agra: UP, India My third and last incident! Right or maybe I was wrong! After few harrowing experiences with the "Paranormal", I was tired by this time. I thought my internship time in Agra would be amazing. I would be away from that spooky hostel of mine. No! But I wouldn't g...

Touches And Things Happening Around Me by baguettewithaconscious

I have some concerns about some encounters I've had, so I'm posting here to maybe get suggestions? Let me tell you a little about me. I am a recently turned 16, but have been having things happen to me since I was about 5. I was raised religious, but I'm not all that religious anymore. When I was...

Experimenting With Ouija Boards by occulting_

So, I have been making DIY Ouija boards for the past few years, to see if they do work and what would happen pretty much. A recent experience I had was a spirit that was passing by and I was trying to see if I could get them to talk through the ouija board I had brought recently and the spirit i...

Ghost Mimic Voices by Vewilliams

Early in the year I woke to my son saying MOM in a urgent tone. His room is far enough away so I can only hear if he is inside or by my door. When I got up to see what was wrong, he wasn't there. Checked his room and he was asleep. Mentioned this to my boyfriend ans he just laughed about it and thou...

My Scary Relationship With Agra City by TheSweetDevil23

In July'2011, I had to move to Agra in Uttar Pradesh for my semester internship for five months. After going through some unnerving incidents in the previous year, which I already mentioned in my previous story, I had moved on. It started with this one small incident in the hotel itself where I ...

Faceless With Stripe Dress by ssexyca

This will be a quick and bizarre one. For better imagination of the situation, think of a rectangle, the living room is located at the West end while the extended outside kitchen is located on the East end of the house. One night last year, my family and I decided to karaoke after dinner. I reme...

Spooky Incidences In My College by TheSweetDevil23

I had never been one of those people who believed in ghosts and spirits. I remain a skeptic. But I will be impartial that whatever weird and creepy incidences had happened with me, they were indeed precise. For all one knows my imagination merely encouraged the invisible entity which was around me a...

3 Horned Bull Headed Man With Horse Legs by SleepDemons

I have always felt the presence of spirits, they often come to me as a dream like vision while I'm awake but almost asleep. In my youth I got flashes of scary gory horrifying imagery then I would feel a presence. I learned to communicate with mental imagery and found if I allowed the spirits to pass...

Activities In My Apartment by GhoulofTheWorld

This is the 1st time I'm sharing my story here. Someone helped me find this site and after some contemplation, I have decided to type this story here. The 2 incidents that I'm going to share took place some time ago now. I also have to let you know that I'm not the biggest believer of paranormal stu...

Objects That Move, Disappear And Reappear by Chadwik

It was 11:00PM and I was home alone. A grown man, who has had several paranormal encounters, I don't scare easy. It's a normal occurrence for household items to disappear and later reappear. It's also normal for lights to flicker around me, regardless of where I go. I'm living in a home wher...

The Cursed Farmhouse by dontbeme

This anecdote is more of a precautionary anecdote as to always check and do your research on new places, no matter how beautiful and grand they are and how excited you are. Some histories are dark and they haunt the place irrespective of the people that come and go. The evil is sometimes just evil a...

That Time I Was Low-key Possessed by AugustaM

Life has been hectic enough over the last few months to have kept me away from the YGS community for far too long - but, as it usually does, an experience has occurred and sent me running back to you! I'm not exactly certain what category this experience should be slotted into as it's a little bit s...

Strange Goings On In Health Care by Skade

When I was younger, I got Pleuritis or lung sack inflammation one Christmas. It hurt so bad I had to be admitted to hospital. I remember how they were hymn singing on TV and I sat in my hospital bed, because it hurt lying down, and I watched through the curtain less window as large white snowfla...

Harbinger Of Death by _Little-Miss-Skinny_

The "Black Lady". Others call it the Lady in Black. I only saw it once. But for me though, that one time was enough for me to know that this entity (the black lady) is the "harbinger of impending death". I was a 5th grader in QESchool at that time, year 2008. We always change classrooms in eve...

Man Of The House by Namara

I'm not sure if this is a love story or a ghost story. I have always been clairvoyant and have experienced odd things but nothing like this, and I haven't experienced it again. I was in the fifth grade and my family moved to a ranch home in Gainesville built after the World War by a couple who had...

A Night Visit From My Father After His Death by RalphHyde

My father had lived with my wife and me for several years before his death and we had enjoyed his travels with us to the old farm where I grew up as we now lived in the city. A year or so after his death I had a visit from him in my mind which although 20 years ago is as fresh and clear as if it h...

The Riverside Ghost by gingerbug

I live in a small town and a river runs through it. There is a trail leading along the river from our district to the more central parts and that particular path is not frequently used because it is overgrown, overflows with water frequently and is therefore, constantly muddy. It is also quite...

Mouse Apparition Pushing A Protective Shield by CantunSEEit

This story is from our current home that we purchased September 2020. This home was built in the early 1990s; it's partially remodeled. It has newer fake wood floors that look good, but they SNAP and CRACK all the time, day and night because they were installed improperly. The first couple of weeks ...

A Figure On The Toilet by InTheNight

I still live at my childhood home with my parents, my both younger brothers, and our old dog. Just last night, I was coming downstairs to get water sometime around or after 2 AM. Our bathroom is right to the left from the stairwell's door, and the doorway to the kitchen is right between them. The...

Maasthi In The Forest by KaushikBhandary

I am from Mangalore, a small city in the southern state of Karnataka. Most of the outskirts of the city is covered with farms and dense forests of the Western ghats. This incident happened to my grandfather when he was in his 20's. One day after attending a religious event called as "bhoota kola...

Goodbye To A Princess by Jubeele

We have known our neighbours, Dean and Miriam, for over fifteen years. A loving couple in their seventies, they had been together for close to fifty years. Miriam was everybody's sweetheart. A Princess, beautiful, generous and caring. Then came the heartrending news that Miriam had late-stage pa...

The House On The Corner by Rosama45

My sister and I went to walk our little dog around the block. There are 6 houses on our side of the street, ours being the second one from the corner of Maclay and Gladstone. We exited our home and as we walked up the driveway (there is an incline out our front door to the sidewalk), I turned to my ...

Numerous Happenings by ScareTale

This is just a compilation of small things either I or family have experienced. I've decided to do this because, even though they are individual incidents, they are too small or I just don't have enough info to write into a story and still meet the minimum character limit. Each paragraph is its own ...

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