Haunted houses

A Night at the Rydges Hobart

01 November 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My husband and I stayed upstairs in the main part of the Hotel (the older one). I had stayed there previously before and had experienced strange things (lights on in the morning when I knew (thought) I had turned them off. This particular night, I woke during the night to sounds of footsteps running up and down the hallway. After a few minutes, I realised that there were only two stories to the hotel, and we were on the second story – there was no upstairs. I ended up going to sleep, and the next morning, my husband said to me, “did you hear those children running up and down the hall last night”; sounded like it was upstairs. I was like, wow !! After we were dressed we went

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The Shadow in Our Home

11 August 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I have lived it the same house since 1996, and it was built in 1987. Fast forward to 2006. Myself, my husband and our to kids lived a regular family life. No strange activity in our house, until the eventful day. It was evening and I was with my daughter in the kitchen, we turned off the lights and made our way to the staircase to go upstairs. I turn the corner and there was a solid black figure standing at the bottom of the stairs. I let out a scream and my daughter asked “what’s wrong mommy?”, I replied “nothing, I just scared myself in the dark” because I didn’t want to freak her out. A month goes by and my son comes home from University. He turns to

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My Paranormal Life – Part 3

30 July 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

In 2012, we moved across town into an older ranch-style home and the first night before we are moved in, my brother, slept there alone and told me the next day there was someone walking in the attic! At this time, I am in my thirties and trying to get back on my feet. I move home with my unemployed mom and noticed the walking noises as well. Every night we would hear him walk across the whole house and I named him the ‘attic man’ as the footsteps he produced were too heavy to be a woman. Slowly things started to happen. One night sleeping with my window open, I hear someone say “well are you going to let me in or not?” and I woke up. I will

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My Paranormal Life – Part 2

23 July 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

(Part 1 is here) Months later everything started to die down a bit. I was sitting at home by myself and I heard the bathroom water kick on and my hair stood on end as I knew my family wasn’t home, so I stood up and had to tell myself you have to find out why? I went in, turned off the water and left the house, and sat outside until my family returned. I confronted my mother when she got home and that is when she started telling me stories from when I was younger. We were living in a house (it was me my mom and my dad with my sister and brother) and my mom walked by the bathroom and says ‘hi’ to my brother and then

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My Paranormal Life – Part 1

22 July 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My paranormal experiences have been strange but scary and started at a young age, I was twelve years old when my first experience happened and it to this day continues now that I am thirty-six years old. The first night this happened, we were returning home from Mcdonalds and it was the first night I felt normal as my dad passed in front of me earlier in the year while we were homeless and now towards the end of summer we had a house and my mother was working and we were slowly piecing our life together. When we got home from eating, I was sitting in the front room watching tv and I started hearing something that sounded like someone was walking in the attic but I knew this

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The Rocking Chair

20 July 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Around 2002, my husband and I were shopping for a house on Long Island in New York. One was over 100-years old. The broker unlocked the front door and we went in. It had two floors, but we could already tell the house wasn’t for us upon entering the first floor. We agreed to go upstairs and see the whole house, but we were only in the house for maybe 5-minutes. Upon returning to the front door to leave, we found a rocking chair was blocking our exit. The chair was inside, blocking the door! Nobody was there with us. I looked at the broker and said “How did that chair get there?” She had a look of shock on her face and shook her head as if to say

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Hugging Margie

23 June 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I had a paper route when I was younger and delivered it to a lady named Margie. She was very old and lived alone, so I’d take the paper inside and check on her. One day, I went in and she was asleep on the bed, so I put the paper on the table and left. The next day, she was asleep again, and the other newspaper was still unopened. The following day, I went in and Margie was awake. She said she was very happy and gave me a hug. But the day after that, there were cars outside her house. Apparently, Margie had died in her bed, three or four days beforehand. Somehow I spoke to and hugged her about 24 hours earlier when she was already dead.

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Ghostly Kiss

08 June 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I had moved to a new city and had found an apartment overlooking a nice street. That there was a graveyard right behind the house was something I figured much later. Anyway, this was a first-floor house with huge windows in the bedroom. The air was fresh and minty so I left the windows open at night. Right beneath my window, the guard of the building used to sit with his dog. One night, at around 3 am I was woken up by the guard’s dog’s manic barking. I was just thinking to myself why this dog is barking like mad and why isn’t the guard doing anything about it, when all of a sudden, the dog went quiet. My room became a bit extra chilly almost immediately and I

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Haunted by a Dark Spirit

04 June 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Let me be the first to say this is going to be a long post. I wrote it as a means to, I suppose cope with all that was happening at the time, and while it is the high-lights of the insanity that happened. I think that I was genuinely being hunted or… haunted by something evil. Even worse, I wasn’t alone in witnessing this thing’s work. Let me know what you think. I was twenty-one years old when my grandmother who raised me, died of cancer. Her death was an extremely emotional, and mental toll that forced me away from college, and made me return home to the house she and my grandfather built. It wasn’t ever finished, a three-bedroom two-bath home surrounded by the red clay of the

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Out Soon – New Audiobook

03 June 2021 | G. Michael Vasey's Nightmare Corner, Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

A new audiobook will soon be available featuring many of the best stories from this website. Narrated by Darren Marlar of Weird Darkness, The Scary Best of My Haunted Life Too will soon be available in audiobook form to join the kindle and paperback versions. Darren is doing a scary preview of the book for his Patreon fans and has also released one of the stories as a promotion…. You can also support me at Patreon if you want helping me bring more creepy stories to your attention!

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My House has A Doppelganger Problem

28 May 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My name is Emerson Del, I’m a small-time musician from Toronto and this story changed me from being a skeptic. In 2018, I lived in the basement of my aunt and uncle’s house. It was fully furnished and had a full kitchen and bathroom down there, in short, I rarely went upstairs to see my aunt and uncle because I had everything I needed in my place. One day my Aunt and Uncle were discussing how they were going to go up to the cottage, I heard them talking from downstairs. When I heard the door close I assumed that they had decided to take one car and head up there. Later that day, I was cleaning up when I heard a knock at the door. I thought, “That’s strange

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The Blue Dress

25 May 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Calke Abbey: Visited there a few years ago and had a strange experience. In one of the big staterooms you get to, whilst standing by a fireplace, I suddenly became aware, as I looked down to the floor, I was where a very fine, cornflower blue, crinoline style dress – I could feel myself wearing it and I could hear it “swooshing” as I moved. The fire was alight ( wasn’t really). I swear, for a couple of minutes, I was transported back, or taken over by someone memories!!! Submitted by Joanne

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A Ghostly Funeral

14 May 2021 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories

When I was a kid we used to visit family in another part of town. I knew all the kids around so would often go on my own for the afternoon. On my way back from visiting a friend I took a shortcut. It led through a wooded area where there was an old cemetery. I looked at the old stones, most of them unreadable, as I walked past. I continued on the path and came to the stream with a wide bridge. My sneakers made a stomping sound on the old boards. As I was about halfway I saw a funeral party approaching. The sun was close to setting and was in my eyes but the group was all dressed in black and several men at the front were

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Ghosts of Tripadvisor

03 May 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was just googling around and found some coverage for the FIRST book based on reviews from Tripadvisor. Published in mid-2020, the book is a collection of reviews of haunted experiences of people staying hotels as found in Tripadvisor reviews? Really? Well, that makes me a little angry because, in fact, I published the FIRST book of Tripadvisor reviews called Motel Hell – Strange Reviews of Haunted Hotels back in 2018! Here is a review from that book…. Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver The Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver was built in 1911 and is designated a heritage building. It looks like the sort of place that may be haunted and it does have that reputation. Despite that, I could only find one review in which something paranormal might have occurred there. My

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The Blackness in my Mirror

29 April 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

The other night, I found myself suddenly wide awake at just after 3 am. I awoke with a jump and figured I had had a bad dream. After calming myself I rolled over and closed my eyes to go to sleep again. But as I did so, I caught sight of a reflection in my wardrobe mirror of a darkened figure. I shot bolt upright. There in the mirror was a dark figure, so dark that black isn’t a good enough description. At first, it was formless, just a blackness. Then it began to take shape. I sat bolt upright watching this with increasing horror before suddenly realizing that – it was only a reflection. I mean, there was nothing there in the room – just the reflection of whatever

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