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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Evidence Gathered On A Research Project In Marietta, Ga by ManinBlackAtlGa

I have been asked over the last 39 years of Research if "Ghosts" are Real. Well...they say a picture is worth a Thousand Words. I was asked to look into Reports of Strange activity at the Old Marietta Cemetary in Marietta GA some years back. I assembled a Team of Volunteers who were Interes...

The Ghost Of Fort Edmonton Park by Quirky

Greetings Team YGS. For your hungry eyes, I may have a gem for you. For the past 9 years, I have been employed by a charity based, community event producing, organization known as Events Edmonton. The current flagship event that Events Edmonton produces is Taste of Edmonton. Prior to Events Ed...

Odell Ghost by supermcdevitt

As a long time employee at a resort in Oregon that was established in 1903 this the first experience for me with the paranormal. This resort has a very long history. I was sitting at my front desk late in the evening which I have done many times over the years. The time was a about 11pm pacific time...

Handprint Of A Ghost? by valkricry

This happened on September 23, 2018, around 10 A.M. Or so. It was a Sunday morning, and my roommate was at Service, so my cat and I were enjoying some uninterrupted TV time. I was enjoying a scary movie (my 'guilty' pleasure) with the drapes drawn and lights off for atmosphere. When out of nowhere...

My Father's Hometown 5: Our Grandfather by unknownymous05

This was happened to my eldest sister (1st sibling) November 1, 1998. November 1 and 2 every year in the Philippines is celebration of remembering of our love ones who already passed away. We usually celebrate by cooking sticky foods for the souls, going to cemetery and light a candle on the tomb, ...

The Spooky Sunroom by sunsetsister

The house we lived in when I was a child was originally a 4 bedroom with one living room, but the previous owners had built a sunroom on the back of the end two bedrooms. My bedroom window opened into the sunroom and the 4th bedroom, used as a study, opened up and stepped down into the sunroom. T...

Bucket List Item - Stay In A Haunted Castle by Chaos85

This is my brutally honest ghost encounter from July, 2018. I appologize for the mini novel - but bare with me. To this day I cannot fully comprehend what happened. Maybe someone in this online community can help me understand what it all means. I had been backpacking for two months on a long ter...

Who Was That Then? by xxinzaaxx

I have 4 siblings and this incident happened about a year ago when me and my family came back from Pakistan. I happened to come a little late from school that day and I knocked my apartment door. After a while my younger sister opened the door and I walked in and told her to make some noodles fo...

My Father's Hometown 4: My Hand Floating by unknownymous05

This was happened on the first 6 months of our stayed in the house year 1998. We used to sleep on the second part of the second floor where the big old mirror was. My sisters slept on two combined bed near the wall with a single sliding capiz window. If the window was opened, you could see the stair...

Imaginary Friend Or Guardian Angel? by FNoblesse

This is two different short stories that happened long ago. The first story is about when I was a baby (less that 1 year old) so basically, I didn't really know what happened. My parents and my Aunt and uncle are the one's that told me this story. When I was a baby, me and my parents live in ...

Pakyong by Bhava

My name is Vaibhav and I am from Sikkim. This is a real experience of mine with the supernatural. In Sikkim there is a place called Pakyong, where a catholic school is located. I studied there for five years staying at school hostel. Our hostel was a three storeyed horizontal building. The f...

Following Me by topper22

When I was about 4 or 5 years old I had a rather scary thing happen to me, it was summer and about 5:30 or 6:00 am and I was awake laying in my bed. Suddenly a fear came over me like I had never had in my life, not ever in my 60 years have I ever felt so scared, horrified would be a better word. For...

My Father's Hometown 2: Trees At The Back by unknownymous05

"I think that I shall never see, a poem lovely as a tree." But when the night has come to thee, the trees are not lovely. They are scary. Now, I will tell you hauntings happened at the back of the house where many trees were there. Banana Tree This is the story of my sister and I about what we sa...

Feathery And Furry Goodbyes by lady-glow

The following short stories are about three of my pets' visits after they passed away. I should start by making it clear that the first one took place during my childhood in Mexico but, given the fact that they are going to be very short, I have decided to include them together in the same narrative...

Shadow People And A Little Girls Voice by MrsRizzo2429

Hey readers I am here to stop by because I wanted to give an update about somethings that have been going on. Things have been going missing lately around our house. One morning I am getting ready for the day with my husband and we are about to leave for the day and I can't find the car keys. In...

Big Black Dog by Haven

When I was around 15 or 16 years old, I was alone at home because my family had gone to a party. My mom was very hesitant to let me stay by myself because they were going to be out pretty late. I remember pleading with her and telling her I needed to get some homework done and I didn't feel well to ...

My Father's Hometown 2: The 7:00 Pm Habit by unknownymous05

I will tell you the hauntings that only occurred every 7:00 pm in the evening. (Read my first story "My Father's Hometown" where I described and told the features of the house.) The first was when my father was the one who accompanied us. This was happen when the country was in rainy season, betwe...

Something Cold by Haven

I have mentioned in other stories, or maybe in comments, that lately I've been feeling my bed move when I'm trying to fall asleep. I have even seen my sheets move when I am completely frozen still. I have done some research on the internet to see if this is probably some kind of medical condition. I...

Strange Man In The Woods by FNoblesse

My name is Glady Mir, 23 years old. I'm Born and grew up in the Philippines. But now, I lived in Canada with my parents. This is a story when I was 6 years old. I was in the Philippines and is taking vacation at my grandparents house in province called Aklan. Me and my parents usually live in Ci...

Entity And My Aunt by majarlika012

This story is somewhat related to my previous entry "Was It Magic?" [https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=25424] Last week, I accompanied my aunt (the same aunt in my previous story) to meet our pastor. She wanted to be delivered from the entity that keeps on following her....

After My Ex-boyfriend Died by FNoblesse

I'm from Philippines, but now I'm living in Canada with my parents. My ex-boyfriend who's in the Philippines that I've been seeing since 2012, committed suicide on March 6, 2018 because of me. He shot himself in the head. We were in ON and OFF relationship. At that time, we already broke up ...

Smelly Visitor by MarvinScott

It has been a while since I have posted to YGS but return at least weekly to read new postings, even though I stay rather busy at work, and taking grave photos for findagrave.com requests and etc. I have been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for the past 33 years and hold a National License ...

Off Season Jack Fruits by RuwanChandra

This mysterious incident happened when I was a kid. Uncle Vilbat, who lived in neighborhood, fell out of a Jack tree while climbing up to pick some fruits and was seriously injured. He passed away after few days as a result of internal bleeding and fractures. This Jack tree was commonly called "Ko...

Black Hand by Jeani

Years ago, for Christmas, I had asked Santa Claus for a pair of "little girl" high heel shoes. It was all the rage! Lol I remember daydreaming about how wonderful it would be to have such shoes! I would look so great and it would be so much fun. I was so excited I couldn't wait for Christmas. Fina...

Grandpa's Camera by spiritwaiting

Hey Everyone! Lately some small odd things have been going on in my home. Little things that if I hadn't started paying attention, would go by unnoticed. As of late because of the cold, wet, weather I have been keeping our furry baby in the lounge room. It's his bedroom nowadays. On the v...

Grandma Marie by spiritwaiting

In August of 2018 Grandma Marie passed away. This of whom I'm speaking of in this, my Husband's paternal grandmother. Before she passed away, over the month before I had started thinking of her quite frequently. She would just pop up in my thoughts out of the blue. We had even talked about g...

Because I Talked To It, It Got Worse by AndrewSimpson

I've lived in the same house for many years. Each year something happens, sometimes scary sometimes annoying. In a full house of 9 people not everyone has had an experience. My two little brothers have never had an experience. One of little sisters told me she heard whispering once. My other two y...

Spirit On A Bed (?) by DeliverDawn

Witchcraft can be a truly wonderful and beautiful thing--a path to enlightenment, the same as many others. Not all witches practice so-called "black" or harmful magic, and I certainly never have and don't intend to. However, when one begins to learn magic, among the first things they are told to stu...

Table Tipping Aftermath by Kindly_refrain

Almost two years ago I submitted a story titled table, Table Tipping. For those interested it can be found at the following link. Https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=24149 That story took place at a fire hall that was abandoned, as a new one had been built to replace it and ...

My Father's Hometown by unknownymous05

We also lived in my father's hometown at San Carlos City, Pangasinan from 1998-2000. The first house that we move in was demolished in 1998 because the government of Marikina have a project to make a road connecting Marcos Highway and C-5 road. They will build the highway on the riverside and have t...

People In Our House by deyanna

This story is from my older sister's experience in our house. Our house was built in 1944 which at that time the world is still under World War II, where a lot of people died and sacrificed their lives. Our house was built in front of a graveyard before, where an auditorium stands right now. S...

The Lady In Our Restroom by deyanna

This happened last November 2015. It was the yearly festival of our Patron. Everybody is having fun and food is everywhere. Since I was new in the company, I invited just a few of my colleagues from work. My ex lover happened also to be in the city that time, so I decided to invite him since he neve...

The Haunted Bonnet by MikeChandler001

As a paranormal investigator I travel the USA in search of Haunted Locations. One day I got a call about a house in Atlanta, Georgia (Georgia is one of the most haunted states in America). I was asked to come out and investigate a house belonging to the McHugh Family. I drove down to Georgia and f...

Interference On Camera by KankokuMochi

Note this will be very short. So this just happened recently and as I am typing this, I feel like something is outside my house. Not only that, the cameras in the house keep rebooting and the displays keep going to black. So a little backstory, I'm a 20 years old and while I may be a person w...

No Kids Allowed by Haven

A few years ago when my children were about 7, 5 -1/2 and 4 they were spending the night at their dad's sister's house. Auntie Monica was babysitting that day, my then husband and I were going to a party and were not going to be back until very late so it was decided that the kids might as well just...

The First House That We Moved In by unknownymous05

This experienced happened when I was 10 years old. We moved to a house near the river with fields that surrounds us. It was behind the elementary school which I was attending. I was Grade 4 at that time, and my playmates were my classmates that reside near our school. I will describe to you our h...

The Canadian Dream House by sunsetsister

Over the years, I have had a few encounters. More when I was a child, which I believe is quite common as children certainly seem more open to things of this nature. Perhaps there comes a time in our life where we learn that not everyone thinks seeing things is normal and that door gets closed or per...

Faces by LisaP

I have been reading this site for quite sometime now and I finally had the courage to tell one of my stories. Ever since I was a young girl I was very aware of the other plane. We shall put it that way. And being a young child seeing certain things would scare me and give me nightmares. For examp...

Who Poked My Ear? by deyanna

This happened when my dad just died last 2011. We (Me, my Mom, my younger brother, my older brother, my older sister and her family) decided to sleep in the living room because the 2 rooms upstairs have not been cleaned because we are so busy with the wake and burial of my dad a week before that (on...

Sleep Paralysis Or Real Ghost? by psychadelicpeacock

I have lived in my current house about seven years, its a two bedroom building and just myself and my husband live here. I have always felt something in this house, when we first moved in I kept hearing a scratching noise coming from our attic, we checked and there were no signs of any rodents etc, ...

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