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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Soldier Ghost by DarriuxDarkk

This happened around 2009 when my family moved in to this old house that was built in the 60s. It was a two storey house with 4 bedrooms, 2 on the 2nd floor where my room is and my little brother has also. The Master's bedroom is on the first floor and another room for my older brother. It has a bas...

Glowing Red Eyes Staring At Me by MG

When I was about 8 years old, somewhere around the 80s I experienced seeing 2 big red glowing almond shaped floating eyes staring at me, for a short moment right beside my bed. It happened in the early morning after I had woken up, not being dizzy or half asleep, or anything like that when I noti...

My Volleyball & The Closet by luckyrose13

Background: I had never experienced anything paranormal, or even thought of the idea. I was a kid, and anything involving ghosts would keep me up at night. I never had paranormal experiences until a couple years after my grandmother passed away. I think she's connected to it somehow, but I know none...

My Old House Was Haunted by Jazzisepic

I had forgotten about this website but found it after being bored as it is the summer holidays. I have decided to put this story up to YGS as I would like to share the experiences my family and I have had in my old house. The house was quite old, we lived there for 5 years but moved out as the own...

I Think I Have A Demonic Attachment by Gladden124

I think it all started when I was about 6 or 7 years old and it attached itself. Me and my friend were watching tv and I saw something white in my peripheral vision and when I looked, it was a small "ghost" boy. My friend saw it too and it ran into the other room. We looked everywhere but all the li...

Can Someone Tell Me What It Is? by DarriuxDarkk

I've been an avid lurker and reader on this site and I just want to let you all know that I love this group or community as I see a lot of people are active and helpful especially on sharing insights or advices on people's experiences. Ok first thing I want to introduce my self and and a quick ba...

The Friendly Cemetary Ghost by Jaxxxanator

Just a bit of a back story to understand the context. I lost my dad when I was 12 and my "gift" emerged soon after. I am now a 30yr old woman and have learnt to understand my gift better, since is so far the strongest form of communication for spirits to contact me- specially family. I also can "fee...

The Lady By The River by Ravishingroxy

This happened to my great grandmother (GGM) sometime in the 1930s. Back then, it was a common practice among those who lived in Indian villages to bathe at the village river. My GGM was no different. She would rise at the crack of the dawn, usually signified by the crowing of the rooster, and then w...

Knock Three Times by Mikachu

This story happens often here at our house. The creepiest part is that it always happens while everyone is asleep. It first occurred while both my brother and father were alone in the house. They went to their own rooms to have their afternoon nap. They were awakened by three loud knocks on their do...

A Lady In White At Home by Aella9114

I've been a silent follower of this site and I must say the stories here are mostly the reason I'm awake at work. I work the night shift by the way. I used to be a nurse in a hospital and I have few encounters as well. Mostly of a black shadow especially when someone is about to die. But my story ...

He Wanted To See The New Little Darling by LuciaJacinta

In January 2009 my dad was in a very minor car accident. He aspirated from the shock of a teenager hitting the car from behind. Then he passed out. It lead him to go into a coma. At first, he was in and out for a few days then eventually the coma set in and he didn't wake up. Despite there being no ...

Salem Black River Church by AugustaM

My family first made landfall in North America in the 1730s. They soon settled in Sumter County, South Carolina and very quickly established themselves there. Ever since I was a little girl, I have devoured stories of ancestors' exploits and old stately family estates long lost to time. I believe ...

The Men In The Trench Coats by Coh123

It was a peaceful Sunday at my grandad's old farmhouse (our family home for over 200 years) located in the boglands that had mostly been covered in forests of birch and pine trees. 2 swans swam quietly across the deep lake in our boglands, which could be seen from the old farmhouse. The only sound w...

Overwhelmed By Sadness by adove

This happened late Autumn in Massachusetts. We were living in an apartment building with about nine other families. One night we heard the sound of breaking glass and the smell of smoke. Our apartment was on fire. No one was hurt, but everyone lost all they owned. Later we found out it was arson. ...

El Tovar Grand Canyon by Grandcanyon

On June 15, 2019 my family foolishly hiked the Grand Canyon in one day. We got to the top of the Grand Canyon at approximately 11:00 pm and we walked into the El Tovar Hotel where we were staying for the night. As soon as we entered through the front doors we walked into the lobby where no one was, ...

Jacey's Sight by Kest

I have been quiet lately as I have been engaged in some deep thoughts. I still come and read through stories. Think about my own stories, but it's been a while since I sat down to put my stories into words again. Today I felt ready to talk again about Jacey. (Again, not her real name.) When we moved...

Sharing The House I Grew Up In by BiancaB

I grew up in a small town in South Australia. I have two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. My parents were typical working class, and purchased a "fixer upper" home circa 1930s, when I was small. It had a very old looking second bedroom and a long, old fashioned room that served as a playroo...

Skeleton Shadow by devilhorns1432

Before beginning with my story I really wish to thank ygs team for providing this place where we can share and read only real experiences all around the globe. And sorry in advance to the readers for my bad english and length of the story. But I really hope you like it. This was my first parano...

My Grandma's Visit by johjong129

This story happened when I was Grade 6 (my age at that time is 12) in the province of Misamis Occidental, Philippines. I was on vacation that time when I got a call from my cousin that my grandma (my mother's mom) just passed away. I grew up with my grandma and this really saddened me. I st...

Sat On And Choked By Something Unseen by lilpeachyghost

This experience happened around five or six years ago, I was in a pretty bad place in my life and struggling with some things. Mainly my religion and my love life; the two didn't mesh well and I was stuck between wanting to be a perfect disciple, if you will, and the need to be completely and utterl...

I Think My Grandfather's Mad At Me by Dill

I'm not the type of person to ask for advice online, but at this point, I don't know where else to turn. I've been experiencing some pretty terrible things lately, and a friend recommended me this site, saying that the people were very helpful when he told of his own haunting. So I guess you can cal...

My Bathroom Is Haunted by luisporras

My parents house was made by my uncle and his assistant thirty years ago, they had a construction company. The land the house sits on had piles of trash that they had to get rid of and old barracks that they had to demolish to build on the site. I believe the barracks are the source of the hauntings...

The Unknown Entity by EL_Aey_Night1986

There are a lot of horror stories about Baguio. It is not new to us about the creepy and eerie experienced felt by some people who went to Baguio for vacation. The place is old and historical as well. The city of Baguio is located in the mountain, northern part of the Philippines, which is why it is...

Lola by EL_Aey_Night1986

This is my personal experience 5 years ago at our ancestral house in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. It's been 2 years since my parents came to Ilocos Sur to attend the wake of Lola. This story is not long but rather a short story which was a true personal experience. I do not know how to explain what h...

Odd Energy by Karla

So our story begins 7 months ago. 4 days before Super Bowl Sunday. My husband and I went to bed as we normally do. I had a very quick nightmare about a man in a dark doorway. I was walking towards the door and just as I was going to enter the room. This man yelled "No, Stop!" But it was too late. I ...

Kitten Ghost by Bastet

This is a recent experience I wanted to share with you; it is probably not a very scary one, but maybe who ever had similar experiences will find it interesting and could relate. It happened quite recently - I had just came back from my office work - I left early as I had a very strong headache (wha...

Ghost Train (s) by Filmbuff1234

Every day whenever I'm at my dads I get the train to and from school. Some strange things have happened. I'm not sure if it is the same train every day, I do not know. Before I continue I would like to point out I am aware of more than 1 death on the railway; most recently someone killed themselv...

Bathing Princess by BART43

Greetings fellow readers. It has been a long time since I wrote anything. I'm sorry but a lot happened. Me and my wife got new jobs. We adopted 4 kids. And I have just kind of forgotten to write. There are still a lot to tell. But for this time being I would just liked to tell a story that happe...

Is Grandma Saying Goodbye? by Anne28

My story happened when I was 18 years old... I was raised by my grandmother, and among other cousins, I was her favorite grandchild. We were so close because my parents were busy working so she literally raised me up. One night, around 10p.m.,as I was about to go out to buy something at a nearby ...

Grocery Store Ghost? by MrsRamsay

I'm a regular suburban mom who makes 3-4 trips to the grocery store each week... Usually the same store, and I've been shopping there for over 20 years since it was built. Starting about two years ago, I've had 5-6 experiences with items coming off the shelves near me. The first one I remember well ...

Strange Phenomenon? by Tasfia_Farah

This event occurred almost two years back. My Mom died on 25th December, 2017. It was a shock to not only me but also to every member of the family. She was only 50 years old after all. The reason? Due to uncontrolled diabetes she had a heart attack. Me and my Dad are the only remaining member...

Passerby by Eerie69

* First. Thank you YGS for allowing me to share my story here. More power! Now, I was 11 years old when this encounter happened. Before my grandmother passed away, we had this tradition that every vacation, we'll spend it with my grandmother in Batangas, Philippines. All the family member will ga...

Not Your Average Ghost by Gh0st_Knight

Around 2002 me and my brother experienced one of the strangest and weirdest phenomena together as we witnessed a ghost in the most bizarre way. One Weekend he was playing the videogame Resident Evil (The remake version) on the gamecube and this game was a horror game with zombies, he got lost an...

Late Husband Communicating Through Old Vcr Tapes? by MrsRamsay

Good evening. I've spent much of my afternoon reading this site with interest and could not resist writing to you all (on this dark and rainy post-holiday evening). I've spent years noting to myself dozens of incidents that seem paranormal, but have only recently been curious enough to look around o...

Visions Of The Past by lajuanita

I'm a newbie in this page and I really wanted to share my stories about my experiences with the paranormal. I have been seeing unknown entities most likely spirits or elementals since I was young. As I grew older, it has become so clear that I can see glimpses of the past especially if I visit place...

She Has My Face by sunshinemilia

When I was about 12 or 13 my mother had a cancer scare and had to look at the medical records from my birth. In the records it is shown that there was a still born baby, I was supposed to be a twin. The doctors never told my mother and she never saw it in any ultrasound, they told her what she felt ...

Playful Spirit? by Zaruje

The story that I am about to share happened not too long ago. It took place at my parent's house in the province and was retold to me when I was talking to them in the phone. So my uncle from Saudi Arabia tried calling their house at the time that is convenient for him (I think it was 8:30 pm there ...

Glowing Blue Eyes by Rose345

I experienced a lot of paranormal activities during my teenage years. This one in particular happened to me when my mother's friend was babysitting me. I stayed at their house in the country (Possibly Meridian, Texas if memory serves me right). It was a one story house out in the country, there was ...

He Lost His Head by Dar77

The year was 1999 and my ex husband and I were living in Missouri then. My boys were just babies then, 3 and 1. We had found a charming old farm house in the country and the rent was very affordable. It was a two bedroom home that was situated at the top of a hill and you had to drive up a long grav...

The Night Gown by Dar77

I was 16 years old when this happened and living with my Aunt. I recall my first encounter with the little girl took place in broad daylight and while conversing with my Aunt. The two of us were standing there looking out the picture window, overlooking the vacant lot and immersed in conversation ...

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