You are here: Real Ghost Stories :: Family / Friends Visits :: My Mums Grandad Visits

Real Ghost Stories

My Mums Grandad Visits


In 1965 when my mum was about five, she was playing in her grandma's bedroom. She was messing around at the bottom of the bed and for some unknown reason, she looked up. And standing at the bottom of the bed, was the figure of a man with a strange smell emanating from him. He was wearing a black jacket with a white shirt and a dark coloured tie and he had dark trousers on.

My mum shouted, "Who are you?" but the man didn't answer. So she started running downstairs screaming for her mum and her grandma, and told them both about the man she saw. As she told them he started walking down the stair, but they couldn't see him, however my mum's brother and her cousin could see him. Her grandma asked my mum what he looked like, and so she described him. He was stood at the bottom of the stairs with his hand on the post. As my mum finished describing him, her grandma shouted out, "I think it's James!" and as she shouted that out, he started walking back up the stairs.

My mum and her brother chased after him, and as they got to the top of the stairs her brother pushed my mum and she fell, and to try to stop herself from falling she tried to grab the man's leg. But her hand fell straight through him. Shortly after this, he disappeared. A couple of weeks later, my mum was sleeping at her grandma's and she woke up in the middle of the night. And sitting at the bottom of the bed, was the same man. She shouted for her grandma but the time she got to my mums room, the man had gone again.

My mum has never seen him again, however she has smelt him. I know it sounds strange but this man was my mums granddad, he also happened to be a male nurse and back in them days they used this horrid smelling soap called, carbolic soap, this is what she always smelled. My mum had never met her granddad; he had died when her mum was only a child.

Thank you for reading.

Amibear x

Other hauntings by Amibear

Hauntings with similar titles

Find ghost hunters and paranormal investigators from United Kingdom

Comments about this paranormal experience

The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, Amibear, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will read the comments and participate in the discussion.

Amibear (3 stories) (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-06-03)
... A few weeks ago I went shopping with my mum and in a little market we could smell something horrible. So we went up to the stall it was coming from and there was a tub of carbolic soap, and I smelt it and I actually had smelled that soap when I was typing out the story to publish to the site, which I found wierd:L
Amibear (3 stories) (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-10)
Angelface2011 - yeah everythings good now, but yeah, When submitter things back on I will deffo post another story and its about where I live aswell!:) xx ❤
AngelFace2011 (5 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-07)
Same, hope everythings okay now anyway, good luck! Hehe xxx ❤
Amibear (3 stories) (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-04)
Thankyou for commenting, I don't think he was there to scare or hurt, he's my great grand dad haha ❤
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-03)
Tell your mum thank you for sharing this sweet experience of her grandad coming to visit. I like these kinds of stories because it shows how love knows no barriers. He just wanted to come and visit the family, and we all know that kids are more open to seeing spirits than adults, so it just makes sense that her and her brother were the only ones that saw him. The smell of the soap was the most interesting part to me.
Thanks again! ❤ 😊
Amibear (3 stories) (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-03)
thankyou and my mum has always been into stuff like this, she reads palms and tarot aswell, and I suppose that's why I've taken a liking to the same stuff, but can't say the same for my dad:)
taz890 (12 stories) (1380 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-03)
hi amibear sweet story here very touching.
Nice to know he came back to see your mum and I'm guessing he stopped being seen as it was scary for her but like you say she smelt the carbolic soap his way of showing he was around great post keep them comming
P.s nice touch with the info at the end too helps with questions some might have
Carl 😁
AngelFace2011 (5 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-03)
Yeah! My mum told me that they don't like being called ghosts aswell. Obviously being her grandad he wasn't there to hurt her, I read your other story aswell about the war dude, that's kind of the same. Good luck!

Angel xx
Amibear (3 stories) (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-03)
:' (aswell apparently they don't like being called ghosts because it makes them seem fictional, they prefer being called Spirits. And they don't like the idea of being called dead, they like passed over. Just some tips on how to keep a spirit happy, lol:) ❤
Amibear (3 stories) (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-02)
yeah,she saw him dressed in the same thing then she didn't see him again:) xx
And died of renal failure:') xx
SmokeyKnight (3 stories) (193 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-02)
What did he die of?

When your mom saw the man again, was he dressed the same?
Amibear (3 stories) (62 posts)
12 years ago (2011-03-02)
This story was my mum's own story, and if you don't understand how it's written, I'm sorry, but my mum literally just told me as I was typing it down. Thank you:) ❤

To publish a comment or vote, you need to be logged in (use the login form at the top of the page). If you don't have an account, sign up, it's free!

Search this site: