I heard this story from my mother how she encountered a ghost. A long time ago my mom who was my age (16) and her two older siblings just moved into this really small house. My mom made new friends quickly at school and one of them was named Ashley. She told my mom how everyone thought that the house my mom moved into was haunted because people seemed to see strange things by the house. My mom believed in ghosts, but she wouldn't think that her family would actually move into a haunted house.
Over a couple of weeks, strange things began to happen, my mom told me that while she laid in bed she could hear scratches on the walls and randomly lights would turn on and off. She also told me that when her and her siblings would play checkers, one or two checkers would be missing and randomly show up anywhere with a thumb printed in the checker.
One night my mom was sleeping and woke up. She told me that she just sat up in bed and just looked at the door for no reason what so ever, she just felt the need to look at her door. She could see the hallway from her door and she could see her sisters room across from hers. A pale man with a suit walked into her sisters room. He looked over at my mom and grinned. My mom was shocked to see a ghost walking into her sisters room so she just was frozen in fear.
She told me that the ghost had a hat on with a feather in it. He looked like he was from the civil war. What is weird is that my moms sister, after that night, started getting meaner and meaner. My moms sister hates my mom for no reason AT ALL. My mom told me that over the years her sister has gotten weirdly mean and just terrible and she told me it all happened after that night she saw the ghost.