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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Little Miss Tauri by spiritwaiting

First I want to apologize for being absent from this site. For years this was like a second home. Hopefully it will be again. I will start from the beginning. I had begun to really want a female companion for my baby Tuck. He's a Mastiff/Pitt mix and quite big and I had noticed he looked lonely w...

The Man Who Caught Me by CrazedArtist

This happened October of 2012 in Salem, Oregon. I was twelve at the time and in middle school. It was Halloween, school just got out and I went to a friend's house to put on costumes and prepare for the night. I didn't need makeup for my costume. I just wore a witches hat and cape. So I decided to g...

The Pressure by SoniaMary0023

Two nights ago, I had an encounter. As I was dozing off, I started feeling pressure on my legs. I went to move them and it felt as if someone was sitting on them. I could barely move them without struggling. It made me wide awake by now but I refused to open my eyes after my previous encounter with ...

Is It A Human Or A Spirit? by thebeliever53

So, this is a bizarre kind of incident. I don't know what I should believe. Anyway here it goes. This happened in May, which is the hottest month of the year. My cousin had flown down from the States and was visiting us. My mum had planned a dinner party and had invited my aunt, who lived a few b...

Poltergeist? Demon? Scared by LeannaBurcham

My daughter lives in Leighton, Alabama by the old LaGrange College Site. She, her husband and 4 kids live there. They have a blended family. The kids are ages 2, 5, 6, and 8. The two youngest are girls and are hers. The two oldest are boys and are her husband's. Her husband has seen on many occa...

A Playful Kid by Jynxer

My story happened when I was just 8 years old at the province of Tarlac. I had a playmate named Kelvin. He was a playful child, jolly and nice, but one day he got sick and died of pneumonia at a young age of 5. I remember it was our summer vacation when he died, so there is nothing to do at our h...

The Shadows In The House by Janebunny

When I was very young my family moved into a two story brown house and I was very excited. It had three rooms all upstairs and a second living room but we used that as a different room. When you walk upstairs you would see the bathroom first, then you walk down the hall the first door to your left w...

Our New Scary House Part 1 by Cherubim

Several years ago we came across a house for rent out in the foothills, we couldn't believe how cheap it was and grabbed it. We wanted to get out of the city and we loved all the cows and horses on the property. It was amazing how easy it was to get in, they never did a credit check on us or anythin...

Mother Finally Opened Up To Me About Spirits! by terranigma

I will try to word this the best I can. I have so many words and stories flying around my head it is so hard to focus because I want these stories documented and recorded so that others may learn from what has come before. I am sorry this is a collection of a few stories but they all relate to each ...

'my House Is Haunted' by Kiddino

My Name is Larry Cedeno and I live in South San Francisco California. I live 3.1 miles from the town of Colma, known worldwide as the "City Of Souls," it's the smallest city in San Mateo County with over 1,509 residents and 1.5 million "souls." At this time, there are sixteen cemeteries in colma, in...

All The Events In My Aunts House by SolitudeBluebell

So, I have submitted one occasion of my own personal experience in my Aunt's house (It's called ''The door in my Cousin's room''. My aunt lived in Stevenage in the Uk in England. We don't know the history of the house, apart from later we found out an elderly man had died there (though how t...

The Door In My Cousins Room by SolitudeBluebell

My aunt lived in Stevenage (in the UK, England), I must have been around 9 years old, I'm 24 now. My cousin had a room at the top of the square spiral staircase. I was on a mattress on the floor in the corner of the room, there was an old tele on a tall stand at the end of the mattress and the door ...

Butterflies And Flowers by NightlyEclipse

I haven't posted here in a few years. Didn't need to, I didn't have any spooks, and life was pretty calm in regards to anything spiritual. A shame it didn't stay that way. Recently I moved and for the record moving is one of the most stressful things ever. In the middle of all that moving an...

My Eyes Don't Lie by JuggaloJohn

I grew up in a suburban neighborhood where the houses were built brand new. The land was farmland before they built the houses and belonged to the Rancocas Indians before that. When I was a child, I would say around 5 or 6 years old, I had my first ghost encounter. It was Christmas Eve, I was sl...

My Grandpa Is Still Awesome by WisconsinLady

This is my first story, YGS community! My first 2 stories will focus on unexplainable events related to the sudden and unexpected passing of my grandpa, Grandpa L, in September 1988. I'll split these experiences into 2 stories. The first story here will be about paranormal events that occurred s...

Here's Your Sign (a Bow For My Beau) by GSDLady

After I moved from my apartment on Ducharme Street in Hull, Quebec (see Ducharme Street Entity), I started dating a man named Denis B and I moved into his garden home on Jean-Dallaire Street where he lived with his daughter Stephanie and their little dog, Pookie. Shortly before I met Denis, one o...

Mireille's Daffodils by GSDLady

This event occurred while driving down the road in a rural area of l'Ange-Gardien (Guardian Angel), in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. My cousins, Paul and Charlie, had just lost their friend, Mireille, who was only 30 years old and the single mother of a young child. Mireille's husband h...

The Soldiers' Wing by Jubeele

Before I left my last workplace, a number of colleagues told me that the building had been briefly used as a morgue during WWII, sometime between 1942 to 1945. It was in a logical spot for it: the small cottage hospital used to be just up the road, the old church across the road is still there, alon...

Home Alone And Never Again by honeybird22

You know how you always look forward to staying at home alone with no family to bother you? But what happens if you see something that scares the living daylights out of you? Well, that definitely happened to me. Every Thursday night my brother, sister and father go out and play music at a restau...

Bonanza by Dar77

This happened in 2014. I had finally decided to try out a DVR, since it was included with the satellite dish package I purchased. Mind you I never really learned how the thing worked, so I never got much use out of it. However one day, I noticed that it had recorded something on it's own. I found...

Friendly Little Charlie by tigerfeet

I've just logged in and realised it's almost 2 years since I have been on the site! I'm so glad that it hasn't changed a bit! This story actually started before my birth. After being married for about a year my parents bought a house in south west London - back in the days when 'normal' people co...

Serenading Guitar by Cherubim

It was the summer of '72 on a hot summer night. I was rather lonely that night because I couldn't find my friends that I usually hang out with. It was dark outside and I was laying on my bed reading a book. I lost track of the time and began to get sleepy, so I put my book away and turned off the li...

Gretel And Moe by Lealeigh

I have read many stories on this site where people have said that their departed pets have returned to comfort them. Eleven years ago both of my cats, Gretel and Moe, were killed by my sister's dog. I was staying with her while I was moving into a new house. A long time passed during which I was i...

Grandma's Visit? by DragonLuvrD

It has been a while since I last posted on here, and as bad as I feel about that, I haven't had many experiences lately. However, I did have a visit not long ago. My grandmother, who was more like a mother, passed away in May. This is a woman who was open to the paranormal, and if something was t...

Something Demonic by Dar77

As I've said before, I have always dealt with unusual & paranormal things. I've become use to all of it. However in the current house I'm living in that we are buying, there have been some things that I feel are out of the usual hauntings I have dealt with. They say that demons and such are know...

The Child Not Really There by Kest

I started this over a year ago (I write these in a doc and then cut and paste when I feel ready), and today I decided I would make an effort to put it into words because over time I return to this story a lot in my mind. I have hinted at experiences I had at a home I where I lived in Louisiana, and ...

The House With The Unfortunate Past by Dar77

Let me begin by filling you in on my first house. The year was 1996 and I was pregnant with my first child, my ex husband and I had been living with his parents far too long and with a baby on the way we knew we simply had to get a place of our own. It had seemed that with the monthly income we made...

Horrible, No-good, Very Bad Schoolhouse by BettinaMarie

Even though I may be tough, I am often scared of what I can feel, so I take my cues for response from people around me. I also have such a wild imagination that I am fully capable of freaking myself out, which I have owned up to in other posts. What happened here scared the holy crap out of me, but ...

The Fate Of A Beautiful Soul by nalchen

Been some time since I have posted something here. But a heartbreaking incident happened a couple of months ago. I lost my mother after she battled with pancreatic cancer for over a couple of years. To see the amount of pain she went through, I almost wished her a painless death everyday. While God ...

Bachelors Grove Truly Haunted And Cursed by Penguinducky

So a few reasons why I will never return to Bachelors Grove... I used to go there all the time with my friends and we would get the creepy feeling now and again but no concrete evidence to report. Afterwards odd stuff and some minor bad luck would happen to me for example car trouble, cat got a uri...

Lifted In My Sleep by Beenie

I suddenly woke up in the middle of the night. The front half of my body was high off the bed. Not sitting up but neither lying down. Not doing a crunch or a sit-up. At that angle that's impossible (especially for me) to hold. My stomach and my muscles weren't strained. This wasn't me holding me...

A Haunting by Surferwoman

One day I bought a 3 bedroom house for my son and myself to live in. I was divorced and raising my son alone. At the time my son was about 8 years old. The house was nice with a pool. I used one bedroom for my office. It had a hall and 2 bathrooms. After about a month or so, I started hearing the to...

Someone Or Something Moved My Hand by Sleeping-with-steve

Someone or something moved my hand: I always look at the time when I'm awoken by sounds or dreams. This experience happened at 2:12am this morning, 4th September 2019. I was fast asleep and woke up when I felt my hand being flung off my pillow. It didn't drop slowly, it was quick. I usually sl...

1 Last Cut by KingHILLQueen90

I was in beauty school spring of 2015. It was normal day, when a client walks in the door they sign in, and the receptionists brings a slip back with the client's name on it and what service was needed. I get my slip, I walk to the seating area and I hollar out "Larry". A little old man gets up and ...

Silent Playmates by Cherubim

I was just a little girl in the first grade when this experience happened. I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep. My mom didn't turn the night light on for me like she usually does, but there was enough light that I could see through the crack of the door. I could see a tiny blue light in the ha...

1750s Horror Home In Historic Massachusetts by virulentpeach

NOTE ON CHRONOLOGY: I refer to everyone in this story as what they are to me now: stepdad, and stepbrother, even though at the time they were family friends. It makes it much easier to tell the story. My mom and my stepdad married just one year ago, but we have known him for many years, since I ...

Weird Incident by rashdilawari

Hey, I have one weird but true incident to share which was happened to me when I was 22-23 years old (9 years ago). I don't know whether it relates paranormal or not, but it leaves me with a question. Actually at that time we lived in a rented house with my parents. House had two bedrooms and one...

Creepy Floaty Faced Thing by BettinaMarie

This is another incident where I am reaching out in trust to my fellow YGS readers for your insight or speculation as to what in actual heck happened. Likewise, it probably is not scary to read, but it was bizarre and frightening when it happened. I have shared one other incident, which happened her...

He Hears And Sees Us by Cherubim

This past Sunday I was watching TV when the 700 Club came on. It's a Christian broadcasting network that I never watch really, but I was busy around the house and just left it on that channel. During the show they will ask people if they would like to join in Prayer for other people and yourse...

Boot Steps by Dar77

Christmas 1993, I went to stay with my then best friend; Teri. She and her parents had been given a place to stay for a bit. It was a house down the old highway in Nevada City California. This house still had everything from its previous tenants, even a fridge that had been unplugged for who knows h...

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