Haunted houses

The Knocking, Slamming Mist That Haunts My House

18 July 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Last year we moved to Connecticut into a fairly new house. Nobody mentioned anything about any previous history attached to the house. We were both looking forward to living in the area and thought we had find a good place to raise our family. For the first few weeks nothing happened. We redecorated the house, made some repairs and we were finally settling in. Then doors started to slam. Sometimes upstairs, sometimes downstairs. Sometimes just the basement door. Sometimes multiple doors would slam at the same time. My husband thought it must have been a breeze of some kind but couldn’t locate it. Still this didn’t bother me too much. It was just one of those strange things. Then the tapping sounded. We would get five or six seconds of

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Who Was That Girl?

17 July 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This is a story that my brother experienced. One day, my brother was walking around the house looking for me. “Yurika, where are you?” he called out. He opened the door of the Japanese style room where we keep the butsudan (Buddhist altar to the family ancestors), and he found a girl sitting in front of the altar. He thought the girl was I. “What do you want?” He heard my voice coming from behind him. He quickly turned around to find me standing there. “What?” he said. Weren’t you just sitting over there? ”He turned towards the altar again, but there was no one there. We ran in a hurry to find our mom. “Mom! Mom! My brother explained his experience to my mother. Then she told us something

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The Scratching Sound That Haunted My Visit

12 July 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I had travelled to the United States to meet with some members of my family who had lived there for many years. It so happened that as part of my first stop I ended up staying at a relative’s house, which unknown to me at the time, was believed to be haunted, at least by some members of the household. Among other things, they would see things like fresh meat falling out of clothes in an unexplained manner as well as blood stains appearing in various places of the house, in an equally unexplained manner. They lived on the fifth floor, where it would make it very unlikely for any animal to climb up from the outside. Now this is a detail that will be important in the coming paragraphs.

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A Visitation From The Great Beyond

05 July 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This story has been on my mind for many years. I tried to dismiss it many times but eventually I got proof, of a kind, that it’s true. I grew up in a large house in Rhode Island that my parents purchased from a married couple who had lived there for many years. I was about seven, or eight, years old at the time, and like so many young children, I would get scared and run through the house to my parents’ bedroom in the middle of the night to sleep with my parents. One night, just as I was about to enter my parents’ bedroom when I saw an apparition of a little girl appear in the doorway of the spare room at the end of the hallway several

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The Other Baby Sitters

04 July 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

In high school, I babysat a little girl for the family across my street. One New Year’s Eve I was asked to babysit the little girl and about a dozen of her cousins at the grandmother’s house late that night as the adults were out partying. When I arrived at the grandmother’s house, it was around 10 pm and the kids were sprawled out throughout the living room watching Tarzan. Upon arriving, I was told that there was one baby sleeping in a basement bedroom, the rest of the kids were in the living room. Within minutes, all of the older kids had fallen asleep. The house was quiet and dark around me, and I felt extremely uncomfortable in it. It was an old house, and I kept hearing what

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The Poltergeist Who Won’t Leave Us… Ever

30 June 2017 | Haunted houses, Poltergeist, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

During the summer of 2010, five of my children were playing outside one afternoon, leaving my second eldest son indoors with me, but he was upstairs. He came downstairs and was visibly shaken and scared, I asked him… “What’s wrong?” He said while he was sat upstairs he had heard a woman say something to him very close to his ear but he couldn’t make out what the female voice said. It was all very strange. A few months later my friend came around one night she had a few glasses of wine while I had a soft drink, we had a good laugh and catch up she went home at about 11-30pm, so I retired to bed. Early that morning I was woken up abruptly by what sounded like

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A Ghostly Smell?

29 June 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My husband and I have been living in our current apartment for almost five years. Upon moving in, the maintenance man who was fixing the place up for us told us an old man lived in this apartment for many, many years. He said this man would never clean and his apartment had a thick layer of dust on almost everything. He did not tell us why this man no longer lived here and we didn’t pry as it’s not our business. But, everybody knows what their home smells like. It’s a smell that becomes familiar to you, one that you are so used to that any change is noticeable immediately. Every now and again I will be at home just doing my thing, cleaning or relaxing, whatever. As I

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Scaring the Shadow Man – Are We Their Ghosts?

19 June 2017 | Haunted houses, Shadow people, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My family moved into a new house in Nagoya, Japan. The first week was all chaos, as we were still unpacking boxes, rearranging furniture, etc. On the first floor, there was a long hallway that led from the front door to the kitchen. One afternoon, as I was walking down the hallway, I felt a sudden urge to turn and look behind me. I was startled to see a tall man in the shape of a featureless black shadow moving down the hallway close behind me. As he moved along the hallway, he seemed to radiate a small aura of darkness around him, casting a shadow in all directions. blotting out the light on the floor, the walls and the ceiling in a murky circle around him as he moved

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A Haunted House in the United States

16 June 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

We moved into my grandma’s house when I was around fifteen years old. I loved it there. After she died we started having strange occurrences. One day while I was home alone, I swore I heard somebody laughing in the basement. I went down there and searched, but could not find anyone. I think it was the husband because I was told he used to tinker with stuff in the basement a lot before he died. Another odd thing that would happen was when we would be sitting in the living room watching television. We would always see people walking through the kitchen from the corner of our eyes. I do not know whether it was our eyes playing tricks on us or what. One night, I was sleeping in

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The Bedroom Haunting

13 June 2017 | Audible Activity, Haunted houses, Haunted items, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

We moved into a new house when I was fourteen. I always felt uneasy being upstairs or in my bedroom and had this constant feeling of being watched. Some small things had happened but the most notorious was that my wardrobe door would randomly open in the middle of the night. It always happened when I was still awake. I would spend hours reading until late at night, before falling asleep. These wardrobes had proper door handles that latched. You would need to lift the handle straight up to get it open. Alternatively, if you were hiding inside the wardrobe you could open it by squeezing the latch from the inside until it popped open. The first few times this happened, I simply thought that the door must have been

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The Resentful Spirit Who Haunted My Childhood

06 June 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This story took place during my childhood in the 1970’s. We lived in Manchester, UK in a council property in a, now, derelict part of the city. Back then the houses we considered old and were quite rundown. That house always had a strange feeling for me, particularly the cupboard under the stairs. I never felt comfortable leaving the living room unless I was with one of my parents. I always got a feeling of real dread anytime I approached that point of the hall and used to run full out of the living room to the stairs and run all the way up them, then rush down them. I never ever saw anything but the feeling was sheer terror and horror. One night my dad had taken me up

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The Haunted School

05 June 2017 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Cornelius Piros is a young man from Malaysia that I met in Nagoya through mutual friends. He had been a practicing medical doctor in Malaysia before he took a year sabbatical to come to Japan and learn the Japanese language. After meeting him at a series of parties and social events, he came to be a good friend with my wife and I, coming to our home in Nagoya many times for dinner parties, BBQs, and so on. Cornelius’ encounter with Japanese ghosts occurred in Malaysia when he was a student. I was a student at the Anglo Chinese School in Ipoh, Malaysia. It was a high school with a long history, built in 1893. At the time, I was living in the school dorm, in the student hostel called

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The Haunted Student Complex

02 June 2017 | Audible Activity, Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

When I went to college my parents carefully chose an apartment for me. They were worried I would spend more time partying, than studying. The apartment my parents rented for me was old, and I shared it with three other students. It was actually very nice and I was excited to move in. I had no idea that I would come face-to-face with the paranormal. Once I moved in, some strange things started happening. It started with the TV in the living room. We were sitting on the couch, watching TV. The remote was sitting under the table that the TV was on, upside down. The back was off the remote, so we could see that there were no batteries in it. The sound on the TV was low so

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Grandad’s Practical Joke

31 May 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was 15 and I was at a birthday sleepover and we were all in the living room. At around 11pm everybody went to sleep but me. I was lying on the couch watching TV and eating. It was 2 am and everybody is still sleeping. There is a half wall that separates the living room from the other rooms and all of a sudden, I can hear somebody walking from the other side of the wall and I thought it was the mom or dad, but I remembered that they weren’t home. I was getting very nervous. I kept my eyes on the TV but I could still see out of the corner of my eye and all of a sudden I see a head peeking from behind the

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Frank Lives There Too

30 May 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My Grandmother’s house is an old style Victorian house where there is one long hallway and all rooms are off the hallway. She has had this house since my father was about 2 years old. She and my Grandfather lived about an hour or so, away from us so on school holidays I would go and visit them for a week at a time. I used to sleep in my father’s old room (with the door open) and opposite the doorway, on the wall, was a long clothes rack, where my Grandparents would put their coats, scarfs, and hats etc. Some nights, in the middle of the night, I would wake up to a tall man, about 7-8 foot tall, huge scruffy beard, wearing a beanie, and a huge big

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