Haunted houses

The Apparition on the Staircase

10 August 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This will be somewhat of a short story, but it IS a true story. When I was about 7 or 8 years old (almost 45 years ago), we had a family sleepover because some cousins and their parents had come to visit from Delaware. We all decided to stay at my Aunt Beaula’s house because it was big enough to comfortably sleep the amount of people that were all there due to the visitation. The kids all played games downstairs in the living room, and most of the adults were seated in the kitchen talking among themselves until it was time for us all to call it a night. This house was an older three-story house and until this time, I had never stayed the night here. I had always

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Cold Hands

06 August 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This had happened when i was about 6 or 7. I cant recall correctly though. Back then, I lived in Pakistan. Since my family was Christian, we moved here in the Philippines. I’m 16 now, but I still remember a lot that happened back then. A lot of it comes from the house we lived in. It was given to us by the church we went to since our family toke part in almost everything. The house was close to a mansion. It was a giant single story house and it had a massive garden surrounding it. A couple of large trees, beautiful flowers.We’d even plant vegetables and fruits in the backyard and I guess it was a picture perfect life to live. Now heres the thing that really freaked

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The Baterna Boarding House

03 August 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

When I finished grade-school in 1998, my parents decided that I should go to a high school in the nearest city. The city is Iloilo city, in the Philippines. It was 4 hours by car from our little town of Estancia. My mom found an all-girls boarding house which is a mile away from Iloilo National high school. This house was a newly restored and remodeled old Spanish house. (There are a lot of preserved Spanish houses in the Philippines because Spain colonized the Philippines for over 300 years, so it’s common for these houses to be used for business.) It was a 2 story house with a staircase that is outside the first floor, and a terrace on the second floor. The downstairs was used for the owners real

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My Two Paranormal Experiences

29 July 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

First of all, I don’t expect anyone to believe in the paranormal and the only reason I do is that it happened to me twice in my life. Otherwise I don’t think I would. The first occurrence happened when I was young, about 5 yrs old. I was watching TV in the living room and my cousin was in view down the hallway. He kept bugging me, “Paul come see.” Finally after about the third time I was tired of him aggravating me and proceeded down the hallway and met him. We were looking into my parents room from the hallway and as I looked in my peripheral vision at the side of my parents queen size bed, I saw a red transparent figure with shadowy eyes and a mourning

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The Country House

28 July 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My story starts off with my sister telling me about a house out in the country that was abandoned and that had trees around it. When I say trees around it, was like a forest in the middle of fields, like an island.  I was just curious about it like I want to see it I told her to take me to it. I drove to it and it was about 15 minutes away. It was sooooo creepy that I was like wtf. I drove by it and then did a u-turn back to our house. A couple of days passed by. I was hanging out with friends at night talking about ghost stories and that’s when I told them about the house – how it looks and so creepy. 

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Music from the Kitchen

20 July 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

An experience that comes to my mind often is when I was in the 8th grade and my family was throwing a surprise 60th birthday party for my Grandfather. We got his sister to fly in from California back to us in Philadelphia, I had always heard of her but never met her till this time. Well, I went to bed at my normal bedtime the night before the party and my Aunt was staying at my house to hide her from my Grandfather. I left my Aunt and my Mother in the kitchen and said goodnight. At some point in the middle of the night I woke and looked down the hallway of our rowhome and saw a light on downstairs and I figured my aunt and Mother were

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Our Haunted House in Chicago

17 July 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Myself, my 2 sisters (1-5 yrs. older & the other 2 yrs.younger) & our mother grew up in a house with a spirit that never harmed us, only scared us. Our mother told us “it just wants you to know it is there, it hasnt harmed any of you“. My sisters both have their own unique  experiences of which I can only advise second hand info. I can provide details of my own experiences. I had 4 experiences. The first experience I was around 7 yrs old & was sitting on my older sisters bed (which is the primarily location of the haunting) I felt hands grab me by my ankles & pull me. I jumped off the bed to look underneath & saw nothing. She had 2 cats, but

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Walked Through A Ghost

24 June 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Back in the 1980s when I was married, my ex wife and I were very psychic and into the occult. One evening when she was laying in bed and I was walking toward her, I got this chill going through my entire body, at the same time my ex wife’s eyes widened, I looked at her and asked, “what did I just do “? She answered, “You just walked through my grandfather. ” Also ended up living in a verifiable haunted house after the divorce, but that’s a different story I still own the house, and my son and his family live in it. They have seen things in the past that have been verified by the original builders and owners of the house.   Submitted by James Torkelsen to

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I Scared A Ghost!

19 June 2020 | G. Michael Vasey's Nightmare Corner, Haunted houses, Shadow people, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Episode 3 of the Magical world of G. Michael Vasey podcast (tune in here or iTunes etc.) released June 20th, features writer Thomas Bauerle. Thomas wrote a book about Japanese ghosts and his experiences with the paranormal in Japan that has sold well called – Kanashibari – True Encounters with the Paranormal in Japan. He discusses many of his experiences in the podcast including the time he scared a shadow man ghost…   G Michael Vasey – Music · The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey – Episode 3 – I scared a ghost! Thomas Bauerle has lived an entire lifetime of experiencing the paranormal and he talks about many of those experiences in the podcast. A particular focus of the book is Kanashibari, which is the Japanese equivalent of

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Strange Noises Upstairs..

15 June 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This just happened earlier this week, and I can’t stop thinking about it.  I work the overnight shifts in a group home for youth with special needs. Nights are typically pretty quiet, aside from the odd snore or kid quietly singing to himself. I’ve worked in this particular house for just a couple of months now, and have noticed the sound of light footsteps often coming from upstairs if I am downstairs. When I go up to check on the residents, they are all asleep. The house can’t be more than 30 years old if I had to guess, but I’m sure all houses both old and new make noises. No big deal. The other night while I was using the washroom on the main floor, I was suddenly startled

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A Sobbing Ghost

04 June 2020 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your True Encounters

Langley Castle in Northumberland, England, is now a hotel as well as a fortified medieval castle. Those who know me will know I have a soft spot for haunted hotels and have even put out a book filled with reviews of haunted hotels. Langley Castle is also reputed to have been the inspiration for JK Rowling’s  Moaning Myrtle and Grey Lady, which both haunt Hogwart’s.  That is because it hosts the ghost of the Gray Lady who is regularly seen sobbing uncontrollably as she glides through the corridors towards a high window. She looks back with a tear-stained face, and then jumps and disappears… No one really is quite sure who the ghost is as the obvious candidates can all be ruled out. Reputed to be Maud de Lucy, who

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The Walls Run With Blood

29 May 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I lived in a small town called Wauseon in the state of Ohio. Growing up in the early 1990s, you can best describe my little neighborhood to that of the Sandlot movie. Almost all my neighbors had kids around my age. They would all come over to my house after school and during summer break. I had the biggest yard, and we would play baseball, football, play on the tire swing my dad put up for us etc. My house was also one of the oldest houses, a little north of 90 years old. It was huge – from the basement to our attic it was 5 floors. The basement and second attic were super creepy and I never went to either alone. However, this story is not about my

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The Ghost Girl

25 May 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My family moved into an old, run down house when I was about ten. The stairs led straight into my bedroom, which had a little hall that directly connected to my sister’s bedroom. The whole second floor was basically an attic. My parents had spent about a year or so renovating various parts of the house, and I was always involved in the process (painting, mostly). I never felt particularly spooked in the house, until one night when it was time to go to bed. The light switch was at the bottom of the stairs, and for some reason I didn’t want to turn the corner and look into the darkness to turn on the light. It was odd for me, thinking back now. The dark never scared me. But

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A Ghostly Twin?

20 May 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I worked the second shift so I would come home around 12:30am. Being a father and husband, I would always check around to make sure things were right and tight before going to bed. One Friday night, I was looking out the door when my wife who was sleeping on the living room futon with our five year old daughter clutched to her neck, suddenly looked up at me and asked,”What’cha you looking at?” I replied to her that I was just making sure things were okay. We lived in a large one-bedroom side of a duplex home that I had purchased before I met my wife. It got a little crowded when my oldest daughter came to live with us after her mother, my first wife, said she needed

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Burning the Ouija Board

18 May 2020 | Haunted houses, Ouija, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This dates back some years ago, when we had to move to Orange Texas and we had a house in Logansport, Louisiana. My dad got a phone call that the house in Logansport had been broken into and so they went up there to check out what had been messed up our stolen or destroyed. So, when they arrived, they started going through things and seeing what all was missing and cleaning things up. While cleaning things out of my sister’s room, they found an old Ouija board that was given to her when she was a young girl (she was in here mid 20s when this happened) by a step aunt that gave it to her one year for her birthday. As my family is very religious, my dad

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