Haunted houses

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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Tested

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

Back in 2011 I lost my best friend. My father. He passed away unexpectedly. So unexpectedly that he was taking my niece on spring vacation to Florida with my grandpa and stepmom and he got so sick within a week of being there that he had to go to the hospital. They narrowed it down to kidney stones… they did surgery and broke them down. He passed away on the table, they were able to revive him. That Sunday, my stepmom and niece went to see him in the hospital and he was fine at 10am.. He was supposed to get out and he wanted to come back to Indiana to see us. But the good Lord had other plans for my father. At 12 pm, Sunday my niece and

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The Ghostly Girl Watching Me

11 May 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories

I’m currently 25 and when I was 6 years old ,I saw something that haunts memories to this day. At that age, I would always spend the night at my grandma’s house. One night my grandma and I went to bed, and we slept on her futon. It was the middle of the night when all of a sudden I felt someone staring at me. I opened my eyes and looked right at my grandma who was sleeping right next to me. Realizing her eyes were closed, I closed my eyes and tried to go back to sleep. Not a second later, I still had that feeling of being stared at, this time I looked at the foot of the bed and saw a pale white girl with long blond

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The Spirit who Wanted to Hang Out

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

I have A-L-O-T of stories of my encounters. Some I don’t remember but my parents would tell the weird stuff I said.  I have a spirit that was soooooo determined to hang out me. I didn’t know that’s what it wanted at first. So my mom and stepdad lived in waynesboro PA, on like flint road or something related. And I would drive up to them visit them but every time I would have this feeling like I was being watched. I would catch it out of the corner of my eye. And yeah people say that it’s your mind playing tricks on you. Which it does. But this wasn’t it. I can tell the difference between the two. So I asked my mom and her neighbor if they knew

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The Poltergeist in our home

20 April 2020 | Haunted houses, Poltergeist, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My family went through extreme poltergeist activity back in the 70’s when we were living at 1723 Downing Street in Greensboro, North Carolina. Our family was close and affectionate and was made up of my husband (Jim), myself (Joyce), our son (Jimmy)and daughter (Julie)and our beloved family dog (Licker). The house in question was built in 1965 and we were the first family there but indeed, it was built over what had been a lake and there were underground springs and creeks all around us with moving water. I mention that as it is my understanding that this is commonly reported in many poltergeist cases. As for the history of the land? All I know is our neighborhood was once built on a cow pasture and there had been a

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I’ve seen the Old Hag

17 April 2020 | Haunted houses, Old hag, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I have always been a vivid dreamer for as long as I can remember and can recount dreams from days and even weeks past. I have also had some pretty scary nightmares, but only once in my life have I seen the Old Hag. About 10 years ago when our eldest daughter was a baby, my husband and I lived in a little split-foyer house In Maryland. He worked long hours in Washington D.C. and I stayed home with the baby. We were both exhausted between his work schedule and being new parents. But even at my most exhausted, I still have difficulties remaining asleep. Any lights and noises will wake me suddenly and fully as I am a very light sleeper. This information is important because Old Hag Syndrome

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The Night Visitor

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

The day after I had a heated argument with dad (I lived with dad after mum passed away), he packed his bag and walked out. I didn’t know where he went to. For more than 3 months, I was alone in the house with my cats and dogs as my companions. I remember it was around 10pm, a month after dad left, I heard heavy footsteps walking up the stairs. I looked out of my bedroom window which facing the front of the house but I couldn’t see anything; it was pitch black. Then I heard the creaking sound of the front door slowly opened. My dogs (usually pretty vocal when strangers come near my dad’s house) didn’t even make a noise so I was sure it was either my

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The Breathing Sounds from the Closet

14 April 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My parents lived in this house when I was growing up until 2005. The master bedroom had one of those closets with 2 sliding doors. My mom used to tell my Dad she could hear someone breathing in there, almost panting. My dad is a major non-believer in this stuff even when it’s real. For instance, we kept hearing something up in the attic and finally, he went up there to prove to us there wasn’t anything and it was a blackbird that got stuck up there somehow. Anyway, for a while, I had to live with them after my divorce. They had gone up to their cottage up on Lake Huron for the weekend, and Mom was like you can sleep in our bed while we are gone. I

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Ouija Nightmare

08 April 2020 | Haunted houses, ouiji boards, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

With an absence of stories at the moment, I have been trawling Reddit looking for some good ones to post here. And I found this…. I think its very creepy and reminds me of why I do not like Ouija boards…. Back in 2013, my friends and I were bored one night and decided to make an ouija board. Always a good idea, right? Well my best friend lives way out in the country about a 45 minute drive from the closest store, so there wasn’t much to do. We had spent the day hanging out watching movies, which we eventually got bored of. It was me, my best friend A, her boyfriend M, and his best friend B. I forget who’s idea it was to make the ouija board,

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The Alarm Clock

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

Strange things happened in the old Victorian era house I grew up in. There was an often cold spot about a third of the way up the stairs. Strange noises could be heard from time to time. Lights and shadows could play tricks on you. Things would move; not float, but often an item would not be found where it was set down just moments before. Other things, too, but I won’t go into everything. When I was a teen there was this one time when I was home alone. I heard the alarm clock in my parents’ bedroom go off in the middle of the day, which was odd. I got up off the couch and began ascending the stairs. About half way up, the alarm stopped. I thought

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