Haunted houses

The Whistling Ghost of Calke Abbey

06 January 2018 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations

Calke Abbey is a run down stately home that is now owned by the National Trust in the UK. It is kept in the state that it was in when handed over to the NT and so visitors are treated to a glimpse of its former glories. It’s peeling walls and overgrown gardens paint a picture of the decadence of a former period and the harsh realities of changing family fortunes. The stately home was built on the site of a former religious house – Calke Priory – but it lasted only a few years and was eventually dissolved by Henry VIII. The estate was eventually purchased by Henry Harpur in 1622 for £5,350 and it stayed in the Harpur family until the National Trust began caring for it in

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Caught On Camera?

20 December 2017 | Evidence?, Ghosts in the news, Haunted houses, Your True Encounters

Stephen Lee set up a camera to watch his dogs and might just have captured something altogether different. Take a look and let us know what you think? Of course, the video has been picked up by several mainstream media outlets as well in recent days. Apparently, the room overlooks a back garden and so there are no car lights or anything to cause these anomalies and, just to make things creepier, his home was once used as a hospital!

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Is Someone There?

19 December 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Sometimes it is not what you can see but what you cannot see that makes a huge impact. When I was young my family moved around a lot. Every few years we would pack up and move to another house, always in the hope that the next move would be the last and that we could set roots one day. Living in South Africa, we also had a lot of dogs for protection, these poor animals would also need to pick up roots every few years and follow us around, not that they seemed to mind all that much. On this particular occasion we had moved to a new home that was close to my school. Usually, in order for us to make the move a little easier we would

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Spirit Activity Bothers Guests at The Green Lobster Hotel in Prague

18 December 2017 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

In searching for other ghost stories during my research for a book on the paranormal in the Czech Republic, I came across a rather remarkable review of a Prague hotel in Trip advisor. The Residence Green Lobster is a luxury four-star hotel in Prague 1. It got the following 5-star review on TripAdvisor.com in 2011. My wife and I stayed at the wonderful Green lobster hotel and we had the first suite on the first floor. The suite was amazing and more than comfortable, we have to say by far the best hotel we have stayed at in our trips to Prague. However we did believe there was a little bit of spiritual activity in the suite to keep us both entertained. Both my wife and I struggle to believe

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Tormented by A Spirit in Hell

15 November 2017 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

A friend of mine and his wife bought a house in the south side of town about a decade ago and invited my wife and I to the housewarming party. My wife and I showed up and brought an ice cream cake and a stack of new dishes for their housewarming gift because during the move, many of his dishes got broken. When we arrived, we put the dishes and the cake on the kitchen counter and the four of us went into the living room to watch a movie. The movie was a post-apocalyptic story and was really bleak and about 10 minutes in we heard a crash coming from the kitchen. We all jumped, then ran into the kitchen and looked in, but we didn’t turn on the

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Halloween Case #27 – The Female Presence that Haunted the Green House

30 October 2017 | Audible Activity, Haunted houses, Your True Encounters

This October we are going to bring you some of the most interesting #true paranormal cases we can find. You can discover more true, terrifying accounts of the paranormal right here. When I first moved into the old house eight years ago, I was single and happy to score such a roomy place for such cheap rent. The owners were a lovely Japanese couple I had known for a long time. They were getting old and wanted to move to a newer, more convenient apartment that they could more easily manage. Since they knew me, they offered their big two-story house for relatively cheap rent, no traditional “key money” payment, and no need of a damage deposit. They trusted that I would take pretty good care of the place.   And

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Halloween Case #5: The ‘Shadow Woman’ Who Haunts My Bedroom

06 October 2017 | Haunted houses, Haunted items, Haunted locations, Your Stories

This October we are going to bring you some of the most interesting #true paranormal cases we can find. You can discover more true, terrifying accounts of the paranormal right here.   My phone was ringing. Normally, I would open my eyes before answering the phone then try to go back to sleep, but this time I opened my eyes and was immediately startled as there was a shadow of a female figure with long black hair parted down the middle and what seemed like a long flowing gown or robe. I could not see her face, it was shadowed, but I knew it was a woman. I just knew. Because I’ve experienced encounters like this in the past, I’ve learned to confront and rebuke these spirits by calling out the name of

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Halloween Case #2: Can A Ghost Move Into Your House?

03 October 2017 | Haunted houses, Haunted items, Haunted locations, Your Stories

  This October we are going to bring you some of the most interesting #true paranormal cases we can find. You can discover more true, terrifying accounts of the paranormal right here. I live in a newly built house. To my knowledge there have been no deaths on this plot of land. There have been no graveyards in this area. My phone has been randomly turning off a lot lately. I’ll turn it on for a few minutes, and then it just turns off-the batteries fully charged and everything. I don’t know what’s wrong. Same with my laptop, only it won’t turn on until you’ve tried it at least five times. I also feel an unknown presence everywhere in my house, but it’s the strongest in my room. I have absolutely

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A Ghostly Maintenance Man

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

This happened all in the first month or two when I first moved into my apartment back in November and December of 2012. There were three occasions where I’m pretty sure I had a strange experience. When the first experienced happened, I was in bed and it must’ve been early, around eight o’clock A.M. I was woken up by the sound of someone pacing back and forth from my front door all the way to the middle of my hallway, which happens to be just across from my bedroom, and I could hear a faint male voice mumbling. I couldn’t quite make out what the voice was saying for some reason, but I I remember it sounded as though they were wearing wind pants and pacing quickly, three times. I

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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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