I came across this site randomly a few days ago while searching for good ghost stories to read and I have been hooked ever since. I love ghost stories and things of that nature so I thought I'd share an experience I had with you.
When I was around the age of 13 or 14, my family was renting a duplex in Pittsburgh. We were getting ready move and looking through old boxes to determine what could be thrown out prior to moving.
At this particular time of the day I was the only one at the house and I decided to look through this box with old place mats in my dining room. My dining room had this large clock that was a mirror. Through the mirror you could see into the kitchen that was separated by a dividing wall.
I honestly have no idea why I decided to do this, but I held this old-see through place mat up to my face while looking into the mirror. As soon as I put the mat up to my face, this dark hooded figure jumped out behind me. I immediately looked behind me but nothing was there. I was so scared. I honestly thought I saw the grim reaper that day and all because I was being weird and putting a place mat up to my face.
I associate the grim reaper with death but I do not recall anyone close to me passing away at that time so possibly I'm misinterpreting this figure. Maybe someone has a different theory.
I have two other occurrences that have happened in that house. It's been a long time since I've lived there and I can honestly say I've never really experienced anything since. I will most likely post the other two occurrences here shortly. Thank you for taking the time to read this!