The Elgin Mental Hospital Cemetery
13 January 2021 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
I heard about abandoned Elgin Mental hospital cemetery online and I read stories about hearing old hound dogs and chains from the former grounds keeper. I also heard that there are three bodies to every grave and have seen websites been were forced to remove this information. I’ve even seen websites saying that no cemetery exists. Well, if you have seen my independent film “Whom I Fear”, that is the cemetery. One day my then fiancée, (now wife), and I went driving around to find this cemetery. (A year before I filmed the movie there). We actually had to drive around the Elgin mental hospital and ask about 25 people where it was located. It took forever. Hours went by and 24 of those 25 people said there isn’t one.Read More »
Blast from the Past – Meet My Guide
10 November 2017 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters
The problem with a blog format is juicy and scary stories gradually get pushed to the bottom of the heap and people no longer find them So, periodically, we will refresh some of the better submissions as a blast from the past. Here is a wonderful story about my father’s childhood…. My father was a very good man and a great father. He was always so understanding of the strange events that happened to me and us while I was growing up and even into adult life. The reason for this was that he, too, experienced strange things and had done so since he was a boy. In fact, his mother was a medium, and my dad plainly had inherited some of the gift (?) and carried like an unwantedRead More »
The Quarry in Winter
11 September 2017 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
I walk my dog four times a day, whatever the weather or time of year. It gives both of us exercise but also gives me time to think, away from the burden of the home and its distractions. Our rambles around the small English country village in which we live, rarely follow the same route. There is much to see in Kent, and the little village of Charing has some real ancient gems if one is prepared to search for them. The village can claim to be over a thousand years old, having seen settlements from the iron age, through the Saxons and Romans into the medieval period, and right up to the present day. The high street is beautiful, meandering up The Hill past the historic market place, palaceRead More »
The Most Haunted Hotel in the USA?
14 June 2017 | Haunted locations, Your True Encounters
Staying at the Chicago Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center doesn’t sound like a great idea based on some of the reviews I read. We walked into the lobby of this hotel and thought how beautiful it looked. We were very excited. However, the were very few people working the desk and check-in took a long time. Finally after getting our key we went up to our room. Since the lobby looked fantastic, we thought our room would be too. However, as we unlocked the door to our room we were very disappointed. The room was very dimly lit with one lightbulb in the middle of a very high ceiling. The wallpaper was coming off the walls, and the curtains were falling off their rods. The carpet in the roomRead More »
Scratch One, Scratch Two, Scratch Three… Is This A Demon?
08 June 2017 | Demons, Poltergeist, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
I have lived in my current house for several years. I spend much of the day out as I work, but these events have been taking place in the evening. I haven’t been able to shed any light on them but wanted to share them with you to see if anyone had any feedback. I came home from work a few months ago, and after dinner I fell asleep. When I woke up it was about eleven in the evening. I began walking to my room, which is located at the end of the hall and as I walked, I felt a stinging sensation on my left arm. I thought something much have scratched me, but when I checked the scratch after entering my room I couldn’t find any explanationRead More »
The Woodworking Spirit
10 May 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
In all the time I have done paranormal investigation I have experienced some of the strangest things. Some not so scary and some would make the hair on my neck stand up. Quite a few stories I can tell you would totally freak you out, but one story in particular, well, let’s just say would leave you wondering. We had lived in an apartment for about 3 years and strange things would occur. Shadows moving in and out of rooms. Things going missing and turning up somewhere totally different. In this apartment there was a basement. I wanted to put a little workshop down there as I worked with wood for a long time and wanted to have a wood shop. Now I know some of you think basements areRead More »
The Moving Cross Touched By A Spirit
03 May 2017 | Haunted items, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
I was unemployed several years ago and spent much of my time watching TV. I had never had anything paranormal happen to me before. This took place at around 4 to 5 in the afternoon. I wasn’t alone as my mother was just a few feet away from me on the couch. Everything was quite normal until I noticed a cross which has been hanging just above the TV for years started to move, slowly at first… then more violently. It was like someone has pushed it hard or like it had been jolted. This cross is heavy. There is no possibility of wind moving it or anything. It takes some force to make the thing move. As soon as I saw this cross move, I quickly turned to myRead More »
The Friendly Ghost Who Haunts My Dreams
25 April 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
We moved into a bigger house recently where I have been having some strange experiences. These are not frightening, or creepy, but do interest me. I was sleeping one night, having a bad dream, I woke up out of nowhere. I was laid on my left side facing my room and as I turned over to go back to sleep on my right side, I looked through my bedroom door and saw a dark male shadow figure. I did a double-take but when I looked back it was obviously gone. It didn’t feel threatening nor did it frighten or startle me. In fact, I just rolled over and went back to sleep peacefully. I believe this spirit has been watching over me and he could have even pulled me outRead More »
Could My House Be Haunted?
14 February 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
I’ve lived in the same house in Alaska my whole life. It is a three-story house that is about 30-40 years old. Ever since I was a kid I was constantly terrified in my house sometimes when I’m walking up or down my stairs I get this sudden urge to run. I don’t know why. I always feel as though I am being watched, especially when I am alone, but even when I’m not alone. My father died of cancer a little over a year ago, in my house that I live in but I have yet to have any signs of him lingering in my house but my mom said on the one year anniversary of his death she woke up to him calling her name. Before he passedRead More »
We Can See You!
16 January 2017 | Audible Activity, Your Stories, Your True Encounters
I was just on Reddit and came across this encounter. Now, I don’t know about you but this is the sort of thing I find creepy? The house I grew up in was fairly old, and from the time I was about 8, I would see strange shadows, hear sounds, etc. I would tell my parents about it, but they just dismissed the incidents as my imagination. These incidents continued well into my teens, and several moments stick out in my mind. Most were a bit unsettling, but nothing that really scared me. Until one night, about 3 years ago, I was laying on the couch and my head was toward a doorway, and the door was open. I got the feeling that someone was standing behind me, and IRead More »
Beware Duplexes in Nevada—You Might Get More Than A Tennant
05 January 2017 | Haunted houses, Shadow people, Your Stories
This tale took place in Nevada about twenty years ago. My family moved into an apartment complex. It just seemed like a normal apartment. Nothing special. The first thing that started happening was the intense feeling of being watched. It didn’t matter if it was day or night you were being watched and not only from within the room, it also felt like something was in the room watching me. I tried to ignore it but a few nights later I was walking to the kitchen and saw a huge dark figure run from my mother’s room into my room. It didn’t really run as it didn’t touch the floor. It was also tall enough to touch the ceiling with the top of it’s head. This figure wasn’t really aRead More »