Haunted houses

Ghosts of Tripadvisor

03 May 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was just googling around and found some coverage for the FIRST book based on reviews from Tripadvisor. Published in mid-2020, the book is a collection of reviews of haunted experiences of people staying hotels as found in Tripadvisor reviews? Really? Well, that makes me a little angry because, in fact, I published the FIRST book of Tripadvisor reviews called Motel Hell – Strange Reviews of Haunted Hotels back in 2018! Here is a review from that book…. Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver The Sylvia Hotel in Vancouver was built in 1911 and is designated a heritage building. It looks like the sort of place that may be haunted and it does have that reputation. Despite that, I could only find one review in which something paranormal might have occurred there. My

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The Blackness in my Mirror

29 April 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

The other night, I found myself suddenly wide awake at just after 3 am. I awoke with a jump and figured I had had a bad dream. After calming myself I rolled over and closed my eyes to go to sleep again. But as I did so, I caught sight of a reflection in my wardrobe mirror of a darkened figure. I shot bolt upright. There in the mirror was a dark figure, so dark that black isn’t a good enough description. At first, it was formless, just a blackness. Then it began to take shape. I sat bolt upright watching this with increasing horror before suddenly realizing that – it was only a reflection. I mean, there was nothing there in the room – just the reflection of whatever

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The Tea Party

23 April 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I spotted this on Reddit and thought I would repost it here as it is a very nice short story… My father was on hospice when I became pregnant. He said he prayed to still be here when I had the baby and he was. He passed away 2 months later. Fast forward 3 years and my daughter was playing in her bedroom having a tea party. She was talking so I asked who she was talking to. She responded, ” I’m talking to my granddaddy and he says he loves you little monkey”. I froze because little monkey was his nickname for me from my childhood. I felt comforted that my dad was watching over my daughter Posted on Reddit by u/Certain-Possession46

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Beware of Strangers

19 April 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

One afternoon in 2003, my 8 years old daughter was playing with her dolls out on our front porch when suddenly a young girl around the age of 15 years old was standing in front of her. My daughter looked up asked her what she wanted and the girl replied, “I want you to come with me to a place where it is much more fun than here.” Then my daughter Denielle realized she was a stranger and had no way of getting to our front porch because she would need to go through the front gate which is always locked for security reasons. Then she looked at the girl’s feet and saw that she was floating about 6 inches from the ground. Scared, she said no and stood up

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Who Was The Old Man in my Bedroom?

22 March 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

The strangest thing that happened to me was when I was growing up in Tennessee. My mother was ill and out of work and we lived in a very old house near Knoxville. We all slept in the same bedroom, my mother, my younger sister, and I. This arrangement was done in order to close off the other rooms for better heating. My story takes place late one night. We had gone to bed early and I had been sleeping soundly until I suddenly woke up for no reason, and had a feeling that someone was watching me. I turned over to look toward my mother, who was asleep in the bed with my younger sister. I then noticed something that really terrified me. Sitting in an old chair, between

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The Scratching Box

10 March 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Back in 1963, I took a trip to Weatherford, Texas, out in the country to spend some time at my Aunt Jay (Julia) and Uncle Guy’s house – the Rock House we called it because it was made entirely out of multicolored stone. Uncle Guy built it himself as a wedding gift to his bride, Jay. Soon after, a son Joe was born, then a girl, Ann. When the kids grew up, The son Joe married a girl with the same name as his sister – Ann, when she was only 17yrs old. I was 14 and attended the wedding. On this particular trip, I was 18 yrs old and Joe’s Anne, 21. She was staying at the Rock House visiting her in-laws while Joe was out of town. We

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The Shadow

24 February 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I have just moved into a new house and not all the furniture was in so I was sleeping on the floor. I couldn’t sleep because you know those weird feelings you get when you move into a house?  I looked at the bathroom and all I saw was a tall black figure! I was freaked out so bad I almost had a heart attack, but no one else saw it, so I was like what was that? It was really scary but that’s all I can really remember.   Submitted to Weird Darkness and My Haunted Life Too by Elizabeth Quick

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The Haunting on Park Road

16 February 2021 | G. Michael Vasey's Nightmare Corner, Haunted houses, Your True Encounters

The latest podcast in the series features UK Medium, Andy Hopkins. We discuss his experiences growing up and his new book – The Haunting on Park Road.  

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Living in A Haunted Home.

16 February 2021 | Haunted houses, Your True Encounters

So I’ve lived in the same house to the current date and we’ve had some strange things happen. I can only recall a few that I have experienced personally and can still remember as some of them happened when I was very young. To start from the beginning I remember my mom telling me that when I was between 1-2 years old I would be playing with my toys in the living room being quite happy and content, and then after a while, I would run to her scared asking if she sees the man in the corner. She couldn’t see anyone, but I refused to play in that room for a while. Eventually, I’d go back in, play, and see the man again and go find my mom. From

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The Fire Next Door

08 February 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was very small when this happened. Though at the time, I did not understand why the things I remember happening took place. It was quite an amazing revelation to find out the whole story when I was old enough that it would not scare me. I remember one day as my family was driving toward home on our busy street, that we could see a lot of flashing lights. I remember my mom and dad’s concern as we got closer, because of all the fire trucks and emergency vehicles in front of our home. Luckily it was not our place, but our neighbors home that had caught fire. Being so young I really didn’t realize the gravity of what had happened. I remember how charred furnishings and a big

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Cleansing of the Russell house

14 January 2021 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

It was exactly two years since we last investigated the dark Russell house. I got a call from Chuck that the house was finally being cleansed. I told him about 6-weeks before that if he was having someone check out the house, that I would come back. Just to make sure they were legit. I was going back to the Russell’s home….after all that darkness we felt and experienced. I was going back, and with my now wife pregnant once more, she did not come with. But, my partner in the paranormal field, Andre did come back with me. We arrived at the house a few minutes before the team that was cleaning the house arrived. The home felt off. Like it knew something was coming for it. The paranormal

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The Comfort of Spirits

31 December 2020 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

The story I am going to tell is obviously true. My brother and I had a horrible childhood. He would get beat a lot. My Best friend and I were retiring to my room one night which was across from my brother’s room. We were walking up the stairs and he was immediately to the right. We both looked in his direction, the door open and we saw a full-body spirit leaning over the side of his bed where his head was. She was caressing my brother’s head! My best friend and I just looked at each other and went into my room. When we got into the room and shut the door we looked at each other and said, “Did you just see that!” we were stunned, but not

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Mother’s Pre-Sight

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

My mother, when she was about 17 years of age, lived in an average middle-class neighborhood in a semi-rural town in the Northeastern US that has since become quite popular, and regards her childhood years fondly. The account that I am about to tell did become a pivotal moment in my mother’s life, that continues to affect her to this day. One late night, my mother was lying on her bed reading (which was not uncommon–she was and still is one to stay up into the wee hours of the night), while the rest of the household slept. She happened to look up into the doorway that led into the hall, and saw there an apparition of her mother, who was living at the time, standing in the door, floating

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