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Recent Paranormal Experiences

Spiritual Visitations Do Happen by Linjahaha

We have all lost loved ones, let's face it. I lost my wonderful spouse, John, almost 8 years ago and it was the hardest thing I've 'ever' faced in my entire life. It was far worse than 'any' physical pain you can imagine. Someone could have stuck me in the gut with a Bowie knife, and I'd have pulled...

Two Episodes Of Curious Nature by believe_sceptic

I have been a long time reader on this site, but have never taken the time to set and write up my experiences. Both these incidents have been years apart and no way connected, but they are pretty fresh in my mind. Hope they are a good read for all! 1. It was in 2010. My husband and I lived in a ...

My Ghostly House by Jordan_hunts_ghosts

My home was built in the 60's, meaning that stuff probably went down there. When my parents were looking at the house, there was just bottles of holy water (and possibly sage) in the basement. They were all from the years 1996-1999. We knew something was off about this, and we wanted them to ju...

Three Days Ago by Jcct

One day I was at home, preparing my school work. My dad and mom went for a marriage party and I was at home due to ongoing exam of mine. The time was (most probably) 9:40 pm. After completing my work, I went to the restroom. After coming out, I felt like a shadow moved quickly in-front of me. I thou...

Strange Encounter With An Entity by M00nchxld_

I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on an event. Recently (past 6 months) I have been experiencing a strange interaction with a spiritual entity. Experiences have ranged from hearing a monotone bird-like whistle at early times in the morning while I'm outside (5:30). If I choose to ign...

Strange Series Of Events At Work by Rachel9997

This happened a few days ago at my workplace. I was working this opening shift with the same co-worker I always do. I got there first and went into the break room to put my stuff down. As I was putting my bag down on the table, I started to get this distinct feeling that I wasn't alone. Not necessar...

Big Fright In Several Places by Firegirl14

I, my twin brothers and a brother younger than I, and his friend were at the church tombola event at Sea View's Dutch Reformed Church in the 1970s. My mother sent us to our house, which was just across the street! When we walked to the back door, the curtains were see-through, we saw my grandm...

The Countdown Alarm by Denitas

To start this off I was 13 years old. I wanted to buy an alarm clock just because it felt more natural. So I bought an average size like 20cm or 15cm. Everything was fine. I just wanted to see the time so I didn't need to look at my cellphone. One week passed everything was fine. I was home alone...

Potential Specter Of The Combative Arts? by GingerRead

Since I was sixteen, I have had an immense fondness for martial arts. After joining an amazing Karate dojo in September of 2004, I have since achieved Black Belt status in Shotokan Karate, as well as the Fourth Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. I was granted the honor and privilege of competing at t...

Skull Scare by Cornflower

This took place in the mid-80s when I was eleven or twelve. My mom was an art teacher back then, and my best friend's mom was an artist, so there were a lot of "artsy" things floating around our two households: cracked pottery, sculptures, fancy drapes, costume jewelry, you name it... But the one th...

Phantom House Workers by DandK

Over the past few years I haven't experienced anything other than the usual knocking sounds and shadows... Fairly normal stuff here that I've gotten used to. However, the other night I got up at around 2 am to use the bathroom and had an unusual experience that I wanted to share. I walked out of ...

The Devil In The Bathroom by GhostGal10001

I was six years old. My older sister was nine. The year was 1982. My mom and dad went out somewhere that night and got us a babysitter. We lived in a very small, 2 story, 2 bedroom apartment with one bathroom that was upstairs. Our babysitter was a teenage girl who lived 2 doors down. The babys...

Who Pressed The Button? by RCRuskin

My dad passed away less than a week ago, relative to the time I'm writing this. Cancer is the official cause of death, but given he'd not eaten for 9 days and not had anything to drink for 2 days prior to his death, the rational part of me says to go with starvation. Yesterday, I saw something weird...

The Man On The Roof by AussieRedDog

Just recently my poor town was hammered by a rain bomb that flooded the town out, drowned it for the first time in its' 140 odd years history. It is used to getting flooded but not like this. It rose over the levee 15-16m high, fast flowing water, caught us all unaware. Now for my story. I'm a mem...

The Old Furniture Room by Jessbcr25

Out of all of my experiences, I'm surprised I haven't thought to write about my grandparents house until now. Currently, they are living in a retirement home but for 27 years, they lived in a beautiful home in the woods in North Raleigh. 10 or more of those years I had spent nearly every weekend a...

My Uncle Billy-never Met Him-sort Of! by Linjahaha

Way back in the Jurassic period, 1963-1969, we would go to Pennsylvania to visit with my grandparents. They lived in a small-town called Ellwood City. We would spend days, or even weeks there when I was a kid. Of course, when my little sister, Arlene, & myself were there longer than a weekend my par...

Unexplained Noises/occurrences In The Spare Room At Night by nisubar

Thank you for reading. I am hearing noises in out spare bedroom when I occasionally sleep in there. The most frequent (and I am positive 100% it is not rodents) is a distinct "loud dripping" noise that always sounds exactly the same. The best way to describe it is that it sounds like drops of wat...

Quasi-ouija Prediction by Cornflower

When I was in my early teens I used to spend a few weeks each summer at my grandma's farmhouse out in the country. The house was very old, complete with a root cellar under the kitchen, and a rickety staircase. The front part of the house was bright and airy and happy, but the back part was gloomy a...

Confused About A Possibly Negative (or Neutral) Entity by Seeing11

These occurrences have happened recently, but they all tie into an older story/series of small events throughout the years that have been similar to these listed. To preface, I'll start a couple months ago, when I was in bed sick with the flu. On one of the worst nights in terms of being sick, I...

I Saw The Devil At Night by stewieguy

This is my third story of when I was about 8 years old visiting my grandpa and his housekeeper in the slums of Mexico. There is some backstory and I want to give a good description of the neighborhood this takes place in. My grandpa's house is an old red brick and cement single story square hous...

Glowing Red Eyes In The Backyard by stewieguy

My second story takes me back to Mexico at my grandpas house. I am about 8 years old visiting my grandpa and his housekeeper in the slums of Mexico. My grandpa has a cement and brick house with a road directly in front, and a large backyard about 30' by 60' with a large 8' tall solid brick wall ar...

House On Erie Road, Willoughby, Ohio by Linjahaha

It took me over 40 years to write about this account with a calm, & analytical frame of mind. Initially, every time my husband, & I 'tried' to write about it we'd get rattled & discontinue it. We wanted to send this account to the well-known parapsychologist, Hans Holzer to add to his files, but we ...

The Demon That Followed Me by Malik96

A little background, I am from Pakistan and due to various encounters I am a firm believer of the paranormal though not really afraid of it. This story is around 3 years old, I was 18 at that time, so I am pretty sure none of it is a figment of my imagination. I was visiting my Cousin's house ...

Paranormal Encounters In Gettysburg Part 3 by GingerRead

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is a destination of very high interest among paranormal researchers and enthusiasts due to record high instances of claims regarding otherworldly activity. My family and I were among the many others who claim to have seen and heard remnants from the town's disturbing history...

Northumberland Heights by GingerRead

By January of 2004, my grandmother was finally given the opportunity to celebrate her retirement after many years of working almost tirelessly for the Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) of Ontario. Her career was dedicated to contributing to workplace safety. My parents had reserved a...

Hotel San Carlos by DreamBird

The Hotel San Carlos was one of the first hotels built in downtown Phoenix. Construction began in 1927 and as of today, it is still an operating hotel. The movie 'Psycho' actually filmed some of the beginning scenes at this hotel. Several years ago I was invited to my niece's art show where her work...

My Sleep Paralysis Type Of Experience (30 December 2018) by abyx

Sleep Paralysis; this is a fairly new subject of research for me but also for most other people. I would say the subject started being researched about 20 years ago, but the phenomenon was allegedly always known through history. People used to attribute it to demons, ghosts and other malevolent enti...

Shadow Darting Through Foyer At 235 In The Afternoon by RobertRII

Moundsville WV, back in the first week of December 2021, I stopped at my ex-wife, Lefty's house before heading home to Pennsylvania. She answered the door then turned and went 3 or 4 steps up and sat down on the stairs leading upstairs. Entering the house, stairs on right, a little dining like roo...

An Unexpected Tug In The Night by DreamBird

In 2014 I had been dating a guy who was a widower. While I didn't know the details of his wife's death, I did know it was a suicide. I didn't ask a lot of questions as I knew it was still very painful for him. He lived in the east valley of the Phoenix area in a ranch style house with a roommate and...

We Saw A Shadow Figure And Red Glowing Eyes by whyismynametrash

A few years ago, I think it was in around 7th or 8th grade, we went on a school trip to Bad Tölz, Germany. From the beginning on my best friend and I -who both tend to pick up on energies at lot more than most people- already felt something was just off about the place. But it really kind of esca...

Phantom Sedan by FC_DUB

Had an experience I figured was worth sharing as it left me a little spooked and perplexed! I was recently out in Tuscon for a music festival with my close friend. We drove out from Colorado and unfortunately did so at night both ways and didn't get to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way, b...

This Is My Life! by Plaza

My name is Plaza and what I am about to share is a very real part of my life. Nothing is going to be exaggerated or worded to sound better than what it is, what happened happened and I've tried to debunk it all myself with no such luck. First off, I am not the world's best writer, I was kept off s...

Port Perry's Ghost Road by GingerRead

Lake Scugog, located within the small town of Port Perry, Ontario, is relatively famous among paranormal enthusiasts. A local restaurant called The Jester's Court attracts many tourists from across Canada due to its renowned hauntings. The restaurant was even featured in an episode of the popular Ca...

Frightening Experience At Night by SashaLA

This happened to me last month when I had been to my hometown Goa, for a vacation. We have our own flat and this incident occurred there. On 10th Jan 2022, around 2:30 AM. The bedroom which I was sleeping in has 2 windows adjacent to each other. Suddenly I heard footsteps walking from one bedroom ...

Something In The Basement by blksabbath74

My home has an un-airconditioned basement that we use primarily for washing clothes, keeping the dogs, and storage. When it's not too hot or cold outside, I will go down there sometimes at night to do group chats with friends after my wife and kids have gone to sleep. One evening, while down there, ...

Illinois Lake House Haunting by Inga

It was the year of 2016 that I moved into a new home, a beautiful turn of the century brick mansion overviewing the local Decatur lake in central Illinois. This house was so large it was sectioned into a triplex, dividing it into 3 apartments, the main floor was my home. Soon after the move we not...

My Mom Said The Next World Was Amazing With A Single Word by Zander

My mother passed in 2001. She had always been interested in paranormal phenomena, like me. I had quite a few dreams after her death and they continue to this day, although increasingly rarely. An old dream dictionary I have says that the departed can reach us in dreams for up to 50 years following t...

Table Tapping In Gifted Science Class After School by Zander

In 1976, I had been placed in a science class in middle school for gifted students. Our teacher presented a unit about the psychic sciences! As it turned out, he was a gifted automatic writer. I remember that various students in the class who studied foreign languages tested his automatic writing ab...

My Parents Saw Me, But It Wasn't Me by Juan_Doooh

I'm sorry this story will be quite short, in a way scary but most definitely curious. Years ago when I was a teenager like many I lived at home with my parents. One night I got home after visiting with friends. I went to my parents room to let them know "I'm home". My father woke up and asked why...

Lunch At The Quarantine Station by Jubeele

It was Anzac Day, Sunday April 25, 2021. Hard lockdown had just been eased, and we were allowed to emerge into the sunlight again. I thought it was time to use the gift voucher I had been given before the pandemic, and treat my husband, Rex and myself to lunch at the old Quarantine Station. Q Sta...

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