Haunted houses

Who’s That Knockin’ at the Door?

22 September 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My mom was sitting at the kitchen table, up early as usual. The time was around 5 am. She sat reading her Bible while puffing on her ever present cigarette. Our house was an old parish as the church was catty-cornered across the street from us. It had been a one bedroom house with a front and back porch. As our family grew to three boys and three girls, my dad had added on to the house and enclosed the porches to become part of the house and added two new bedrooms with a basement below (as my mom was very scared of tornadoes). Where the back porch had been enclosed it was made a part of the kitchen. As you were sitting at the table you could look down

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Friendly Ghosts

08 September 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

After I graduated college, my friends and I were a bit tapped out (we had little money) but we lived in Buffalo where there were many very old apartments that rented rather cheaply. A friend and his new wife were looking for someplace to live and I accompanied them to look at an apartment they were considering renting. I don’t recall much of what the apartment looked like but I remember going into the living room and having to leave right away. I felt something unnatural in there. I was sure that the apartment was haunted. I never said anything to my friends because I thought they would think I was nuts and I didn’t want to put a negative spin on a place that they had settled on as

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Clara

07 September 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I live in Montana, with my husband and 3 kids. About 6 years ago, we found the perfect starter house. At the time we moved in, my youngest son was 3, and my daughters were 6 and 9. That seems important, because as they get older, our mysterious 6th resident seems to bother them less and less. The first time I heard her, I was alone in the house with my son. He was in my bedroom, watching Mickey Mouse, and I was in my kitchen baking. We have a partial wall with a window to the living room, from the kitchen. As I was taking a pie out of the oven, I heard a laugh. A high pitched, little girls giggle.. that could not have possibly come from my

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Colorado Shadow Figure

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

About a decade ago, the economy picked me up out of my apartment and firmly plopped me back into my parents’ house in southern Denver. I adore my parents and get along with them really well, but I couldn’t shake the feeling of being a failure in not being able to take care of myself financially. In hindsight, that was a common struggle for many of my millennial counterparts during that time. On top of this, internal political issues at my job of four years had encouraged me to jump ship and land in a less-than-stellar management job at a big box pet store. The stress of this job really took a toll on me. Long hours of late nights, followed by early mornings, on top of really foul company

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Ghost Follower

25 August 2020 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Okay so here is my story. At least the best that I can remember it This is long sorry. Before I start the story, you need to know I have been told I am what they call a medium and that ghost are very drawn to me. If you don’t know, a Medium is some who can interact with the spirit world, at least that is what the internet says. I never really investigated what people called me because I never believed it. I have had several encounters with the paranormal in my life, but this is the one that has always stuck with me the most. When my husband and I first started dating we lived in my old apartment together. At this apartment, I swear to you, there

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Don’t Close the Door!

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

I’m a 17 year old girl and am always looking to make some extra cash as teenagers do. A family I will refer to as the Will’s for privacy reasons, live down the road from my house in a pretty thick forest. They have a long gravel driveway they share with two other nosy neighbors, but they leave me alone for the most part. Anyway, the Will’s are a big and very kind family that enjoy going on small trips together. They go on a pretty regular basis and they usually ask me to watch over their chickens and cats while they’re away. They pay pretty nicely too: 40 to 80 dollars on average depending on the length of time they’re away. A very kind amount, if you ask me.

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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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