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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Granny Possessed by DKMajumder

I am from South Dinajpur, West Bengal and it is my first story on this page. Before skipping into the main content I would like to acknowledge my readers that I am a passionate paranormal investigator and I have been taking part in traditional Indian Occult rituals for the last many years. I have e...

The Snowy Person by Rshrestha1223

*Sorry for Grammatical Errors. English is not my First Language.* This happened in year 2013. My family is a bit religious and in Hindu religion, family members have to mourn the deceased and have memorial event which lasts for 13 days. The last day is known as the most important day. Because aft...

Clock Radio Ghost by MerelyExisting

Over the years I have had many random ghostly occurrences, But what happened with my alarm clock has to be one of the strangest. I have a digital alarm clock/radio A few years back I removed the back up battery because it had gone dead. Since then the clock has worked fine while plugged in. Un...

Scary School by secretsenorita

It was around 2013 when I had this paranormal experience. We went to a school somewhere near a funeral home because we rented the place to have a dance practice for our school. We were about 15 persons who stayed in the school for the night. We were laughing and playing, after that, my friend and I ...

Exploding Glass by Solveig

In the seventies my parents decided to leave the rat race of the DC area and built a home in rural southern Pennsylvania. Generally, it was not a creepy place. But, over the years there, a few things happened that could not be explained, this is one such thing. When I hit my teenage years, I star...

A Spirit That Perfectly Takes On The Image Of The Living? by devxxx

Long long long story short: There is a spirit that is mimicking me exactly. It's face is perfectly mimicked. It has no wonky eye, no misplaced eyelash, no incorrect coloration. It looks exactly like me. I have never seen it. My grandmother, father, and cousin have seen it. Here's my grandma's stor...

Slapped By An Unseen Hand by Rajine

Firstly I'd like to wish everyone on Your Ghost Stories a very happy new year, I hope its going to be a year filled with boundless opportunities and happiness for everyone. I haven't been around for a while as it's been very hectic lately, but this incident I am about to relate is the most recent. I...

Catlike Humanoid by Solveig

I have always hoped that I might get a glimpse the others. Those beings from fable and fairy tales of my childhood. Call them fairies, pixies, fay, elves or whatever, they are around... And I was lucky enough to get a peek. This incident happened about ten years ago and every word is truth as I rec...

This Is Real by Cherubim

I'm Speechless...?! Right now, just a little before 3:00 am in the morning I woke up to an awful burning sensation? I put my hand on my left arm that is on the outside of the bed, it hurt and came away wet, like it was bleeding. I'm laying there in the dark jolted out of a dead sleep thinking,"wh...

Furry Face by Tweed

We have one cat, no children. Two stark details I managed to neglect whilst typing this up. Two details that could save a lot of time. Was just after New Years, perhaps the 2nd of Jan. Late at night, say midnight, I was getting ready to turn in. As per the usual I was straightening the rugs out b...

Her Creepy Smile- 2 by RanGv

As I promised in my last post, I researched about the girl I saw in the stadium. I didn't go to work for a day since I wasn't feeling well. My mom didn't want me to go out anywhere during nighttime after the incident, so on Saturday around 5 pm told my mom that am going for walking, but I went c...

Unexpected Wake Up by sourball

I'd like to share one of my experiences that truly scared the shiat out of me and I never want to experience EVER again. It happened when I was in college and its been a couple of years since my family moved in our grandma's house after her death. In the earlier years it was okay, but both me and...

Who Was In Our Living Room by Ynah05

When I was a kid I was raised in province basically I came from Isabela in Philippines, our town was not yet develop in city until now. I lived in place where a lot of houses were already built there's just some few buses around. I remembered my very first Paranormal experience when I was a kid pro...

Second Time, Second House by MT196955

On my birthday of 2019, September 5th, my girlfriend and I were leaving early for Colorado. We went to bed about 9:30 and about 20 minutes after shutting off the TV and light, neither of us even close to sleep yet, all of a sudden there was a loud crack on the footboard of our bed. About 3 years...

My Three Hauntings by VickieDW

There were three hauntings I have had in my life that stand out and to me are worth telling. The first was when I was child living in Van Nuys, California on Sherman Way. The house we lived in was an old house that was on 3.5 acres right in the middle of Van Nuys, with an apartment building on o...

Ghostly Voices by adove

This story happened in Kentucky in 2017 and then again in 2019. My mother was ill for awhile and always said she never wanted to be placed in a old folks' home. She wanted a promise, so to make her feel better we said we wouldn't. But as it happens sometimes, her illness got worse we couldn't keep h...

I Believe Her by Haven

My good friend Gloria takes care of her 93 year old mother who has Alzheimer's and dementia. I have met Carmen (her mom) and have witnessed some of her "episodes", they seem to be getting worse. Lately, Carmen's health has been failing due to her not wanting to eat or spitting out her medicine. ...

Wandering Soul by ATARAH

YGS, newbie here! This is my first story that I have experienced when I was a child. Since I was a kid my mom and my grandmother are the one taking care of me, but then my grandmother was diagnosed with a cancer and my Mom was the one taking care of her. When I have a free time after school and s...

Scary Ghost Call by Zarfishan

I am a university student. I usually travel through the local bus. One evening I missed my bus due to my project work and I decided to call my brother so he could pick me up from my university. When I tried to call him I realized that I had no credit to make that call. I borrowed the smartphone of m...

Journey Of A Million Mothers by Elle310

Earth is a spiritual realm, and the membrane between planes of energy thin and permeable. Energy bodies move fluidly between worlds. I'm constructed in a way that I experience these energies through all of my senses. Clairvoyant, clairaudient, clairsentient. My experiences are rarely by choice. ...

My Grandparent's House And Its Ghosts? by SDB1987

I have another story here about my childhood. This one is actually happening now. In September last year (2018), I moved into the house of my grandparents, since they moved into a nursing home. From the first day, I started hearing noises, especially from the attic. Also my cats could be in the h...

Multiple Shadows In Room At Night And Other Phenomena by joe090306

My name is Joe, I hope my first name will be sufficient. I am a 33 year old man living in Massachusetts in my own home. Along with me is my son, age 8, and my girlfriend and her three children, ages 9, 7, and 4. The children are with us a little more than half the time, as we both share custody with...

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage Mansion by reality1000

During the 90's I think it was (I have been more than once), I and my wife visited Andrew Jackson's Nashville, TN home The Hermitage. Andrew Jackson, if he doesn't immediately ring a bell, is the 7th President of the United States and is featured on the $20 bill. The President and his family are lai...

Edith's House by Lealeigh

Finding a place to sit in the home of my Great Aunt is an experience that isn't easily forgotten. She is a hoarder; though not as afflicted as are the poor souls that you see on those television shows about hoarding interventions. When I visit someone, I feel uncomfortable moving piles of their pers...

A Burning Sensation by Jynxer

This happened when I was in college. We have a classmate who claims that he has third eye, he keeps on telling stories of ghost in the campus and bugged everyone claiming that there's someone behind them or watching them from afar. My classmates got tired of his antiques and called him the crazy gay...

I Think We Saw A Ghost At The Amityville Haunted House by Jellyjally

I posted this somewhere else but thought I'd post it here too. I've wanted to tell other people about this but I feel like nobody will believe me, which is why I thought about sharing this here. This happened during summer break after my freshman year of high school in 2017. I and my mom went to go ...

Timmy My Poltergeist by Timmymypoltergiest

I have multiple ghosts in my home. They have been with me my entire life; I'm used to them. Just recently I thought there was a new ghost in my family's home, but soon I figured out it was a poltergeist. Me and my sister like naming our ghosts so we can tell which ghost is currently with us, befor...

Meeting Ghost Of Live Person by nightrider66

I am a new member, but not new to ghost experiences. I need some feed back about my recent experiences. A little about myself. I have always had experiences with spirits, ghosts and nightmares and I can still remember each one since I was a little girl. More about that later. I am 53 now and ...

The Poke by Jynxer

This story happened when I was still in High school. I was living alone at our provincial residence in Tarlac, my parents left me there because they needed to work in Manila and they know that I can take care of myself. I have a dog and a cat that's why I'm not afraid of being alone even though our ...

The Voice Of A Male Who Followed Me Home by Yukihibara

Both my parent's house and my grandparent's house were known to have spirits living there. I just never thought that one of the spirits from my grandparents' house would actually follow me home. The experiences I am about to tell you has a one month gap, and was experienced in different location...

I Think I Saw An Angel by todoroki

I was quite at young at the time this happened. I would venture to say that I was no older than 7. Before my parents divorced, my family lived in Kentucky. The home was built in 1910. My siblings and I have reports of odd things happening, but this is the most upsetting one for me. During my time ...

Musical Ghost by friendlyclown

I play the piano, as do my father and brother. We have a baby grand piano in our living room, which is right off our foyer. The foyer has the staircase leading upstairs, which is where my bedroom is. Last night, I can't be sure if I was awake or not, but I heard a piano key be pressed down, then som...

Is My Mom Trying To Tell Us Something? by Cherubim

My mother died on Mothers' day 2012, she was home in NC when it happened. My cousin called me while they were getting ready for her funeral. She said she found a book behind her couch she's never seen before?! It's called "Heaven Is For Real." It's a true story of a little boy that died and came bac...

Two Bright Motionless Lights Scared Little Me At Night by Metzalnawa

I notice that some people are able to find others with experiences similar to their own. I am hoping I can have the same fortune. I was around five years old when I my experience happened. At that time my parents had me use a crib long enough to fit a five year old (hard times). The railings were st...

Hearing Mom's Voice And Baby Crying When No One Is There by friendlyclown

Over the years that I have lived in my current house, a few paranormal things have approached me. Before I was born, I had a sister that passed due to complications with her blood. I live in a very religious house, and my relatives always tell me she is always watching over me. Occasionally, when I ...

Giggle From The Backstage by Piscesian

The event happened in the year of 2000, I was in my 2nd year of high school in my home town of Malang, East Java. There was an urban legend about my High School Building. It used to be a cemetery during the Dutch Colonial Era. The rich and famous Europeans were buried in that Cemetery back then, dur...

The Tall Black Thing by miyuki23

This story was way back in college. Me and my older sister were renting an apartment near our University along with 4 or 5 other female housemates. My sister already graduated and was already a professor in the same University during this time while I was on my Junior year in college. Students h...

Foot Steps In The Icu by Aella9114

My story happened way back when I was still working as a nurse in a University hospital here in Cebu. I've worked there for almost 4 years and I must say I do have a lot of experiences while working there. Doppelganger, black shadow (to which I assume is the reaper) and unusual noises, I've experien...

Cadet's Lady by Leodac18

I was a Marine Engineering cadet in an academy in the outskirts of Bataan, it was 2009 or 2010. The academy molds its cadets to be world-class seafarers in the future so it conducts different military-like training regimens that will help us be in top shape physically and mentally. This includes liv...

The Guardians Of The Seven Lakes by MissLioness

This story is from a real-life experience by my own mother when she was just a teenager. At the time, smartphones were not as popular and the kids sought entertainment by physical outdoor activities such as playing tags, hiking, hanging out with friends and such. My mother - along with her fathe...

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