Your True Encounters

The Ghostly Inmate

08 January 2020 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was listening to some of your first responder stories (weird Darkness) today and it reminded me of something that happened when I was a deputy sheriff. I worked corrections 9am to 9pm so I worked day and night shift. One night I was leaving and stopped to talk to my LT. The jail was locked down and the night shift officers were starting to do their checks. We were talking over the day when he looked on the monitor and saw an inmate in one of the pods sitting at a table watching TV. I checked and saw the inmate myself. The pod was locked down and the lights were out but I could see this guy illuminated by the glow of the television. The lieutenant called for two

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The Nocturnal Visitor

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

In 2017 and 2018, my friend and I brought our horses to ride the Gettysburg battle grounds. We both hoped to have a ghostly experience, but were blown away by the bright sunlit day time ghost figures I captured over my shoulder with my cell phone in 2017. After we returned to her home, she would talk about hearing someone walks around with boots on when she was alone. In 2018, I spent the night before our trip at her house. At some point in the night I was awakened by what felt like 2 hands sneakily pull my sheet down from the foot of the bed. My mind was awake, but sleep paralysis kept me from speaking or moving. I tried desperately to say “no” or “stop” but couldn’t.

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The Shadow in the Doorway

01 January 2020 | Haunted houses, Shadow people, Your Stories

When I was younger, whenever I was sick or feeling sad I would always see this tall dark figure standing in a doorway near me. It always took up a good part of the doorway and I later associated the smell of vodka to it. Now we lived in north Missouri, so I thought it was just an old coal miner that died close to the property we had. So I found it weird when it followed me to Georgia to do my basic training. Upon getting home and seeing family I told my Grandpa, we’ll call him Tom, about it and he told me the story of the apparition. He told me that he saw the same apparition the day his dad, my great-grandpa, died at work. He suffered

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The Unseen Dishwasher

30 December 2019 | Haunted locations, Your Stories

For 30 years I was a 911 dispatcher. You know the person who answers the phone when you call 911 and yell and scream at to make someone get there faster.. even though emergency personnel are driving as fast as they can? The building that I worked in the past 26 years was haunted by who/what we don’t know, but almost everybody that has worked there has had some type of experience. I mainly worked the graveyard shift, aptly named if you ask me. I enjoyed it because of 1. for the variety of calls you got and 2. I didn’t have to deal with the brass. So onto my story. I was working the graveyard shift a couple of years ago. The dispatch center had 6 cubicles where you

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They are Real!

19 December 2019 | Haunted houses, Shadow people, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

What I’m about to tell you occurred when I was just five years old; I’m 53 now, but this event sticks in my head like it just happened yesterday. All I can say is, shadow people are real. My mother and I had flown from the U.S to England to visit family; this was my first time meeting my Aunt and her husband and we would staying at their house for about two weeks. Aunt Lily and Uncle Vic had never had children, but when I arrived, they had a fully loaded toy chest waiting for me with all sorts of goodies. The two items I immediately clocked on to were a metal Bat-mobile and a Batman flashlight that would supposedly shine the “bat-signal” on to a wall by way

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Antique Attachments

17 December 2019 | Audible Activity, Haunted items, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

So I am a part time seller on eBay. And since I started doing it I’ve had a few odd occurrences in my house. Every weekend I spend the days rummaging through estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores etc. I resell just about anything I can make money on. One thing I frequently buy from estate sales is antiques. One particular day at an estate sale, I came across some children’s books from the 1920’s. They all had the name “Mary” written in pencil on the inside cover. I looked up their worth and they looked like good items to resell. I brought them home and into my office. I have two children, a 3 year old girl and a 2 year old boy. My wife leaves for work around

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GrandMother Came Back….

16 December 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My grandmother was very sick for a long time. I remember her talking about how she was ready to die, not in a depressed way, just in a way that she had come to terms with her illness and was tired of being miserable. She used to tell me she would come back and haunt me if I wasn’t nice to her. I remember joking with her about this on multiple occasions. She really had made peace with this life. In 2008 she started to get worse, her last hospital visit, in March, we thought we were going to lose her. She talked about the man in the corner that wore a black trench coat and hat. She isn’t the only person I have heard talk about this man when

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My Strange Music Box

12 December 2019 | Audible Activity, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I have an antique music box ( I collect them). The music box sits in my china hutch. My Grandma and I were extremely close, and I lost her in June of 1978. The music box is white satin and has an antique doll in it, and mirror and plays Somewhere my Love – which is a song that my Grandma used to sing to me. Only in the last 5-years has this music box started playing a few strands of this song each year on her birthday, which is June 13th, and I will smell a whiff of her favorite perfume which was Tabu. It’s very comforting, but strange for anyone I try to tell the story to. Submitted by Tammy Johnson to Weird Darkness and My Haunted Life

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A Creepy Night at Rydges Hotel, Hobart

11 December 2019 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I had never believed in or experienced the paranormal until I spent a night at the Rydges Hotel in Hobart. This was 15 years ago and I still get goose bumps when I think about it. As a seasoned business traveller, I’ve slept in over 1000 hotel/motel rooms in over 20 countries over the last 20 years. Never had a problem getting to sleep, even in a noisy room. I arrived around 5pm, checked in as normal. Only thing I noticed was the hotel was empty and lacking patrons. And the building had a drab exterior that resembled a 1950’s primary school. The interior had the look and feeling of an old hospital. I dined out as this was my first time in Hobart. I returned around 10pm, had a

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Message from Mom

10 December 2019 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My Mom and Dad both lived in Ohio; divorced, so separate residences. I live in Arizona. Dad called one morning to tell me that Mom had passed away; massive heart attack, and was gone in an instant. I was blindsided, as I spoke with her the day before, and she sounded fine. Got off the phone with Dad, crying like crazy, and decided just to go out for a walk for a couple of minutes to clear my head. I walked through the apartment complex next to mine, and passed a dumpster in the parking lot. On the top of the dumpster was a really pretty blue bag. I got the bag, finished my walk, and returned home. I set the bag on the floor in the kitchen, and got

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Thanksgiving Explosion

02 December 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I had the creepiest Thanksgiving happen when I was a young teenager in the 90’s. You first have to know some facts for this story to make sense so let me explain. Fact one: My mom had a balloon business at the time. That means there were strings of fishing line hanging through our living room. Fact two: I was in love with Keanu Reeves after Speed came out. My prize possession was a giant poster given to me a few years earlier. It was huge and would fall down all the time. The edges were covered in tape from being hung over and over again. Fact three: My mom had been a single parent for years until she remarried. She worked a lot which means we kids were generally

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The Boy’s Home Hauntings

28 November 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Eight years ago I moved out of my parents house with a boyfriend twenty five minutes north into a house that used to be a boys home. I didn’t know about that while I lived there. The house was at least 150 years old but it had beautiful chandeliers through out the entire house. The basement like all basements was extremely scary to be in and had a weird side room that was dug outside of the basement foundation wall and into the ground like a cave. I believe it was a storage room but there was no lights in it and it had a creepy plywood door that creaked when you opened it and didn’t sit straight when shut. I hated going in the basement. I had to though

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Something on the Roof

27 November 2019 | Audible Activity, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This experience happened in October, 21 years ago close to Halloween, when my oldest son was just 1 1/2 weeks old. I’m no longer with his mother but at the time she had a 1 year old son. We lived in a trailer close to the outer edge of town. It was around 9:30 pm and we had all the lights off with just the four of us sitting in the living room watching tv. All of a sudden we hear a loud thud on the roof coming from the master bedroom down the hall. Both of the kids start crying but not like they are hungry or needed a diaper change but like a tone of fear in their cries. We can both feel the fear in the pits

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Sara

22 November 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

In the early 2000s, a friend of mine moved to into an old house with some other college friends in Milwaukee. There were not enough bedrooms in the house, so he turned the attic into a huge bedroom and art studio. It was a great room to play guitar, write poems on the wall and paint the windows. Just an over all room to express ourselves in a fun and creative way. Shortly after our discovery of the freedom in this house we realized something was off. A lot of friends that came over would be hit with an unexplainable depression. The feeling weighed you down like you had a pack filled with sand bags in your mind. After the sudden change in moods, we also started hearing things; creaks,

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The Hat Man and Winged Woman

18 November 2019 | Shadow people, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Been listening for a while now a year at least and just heard the story of the Hat Man on Weird Darkness on November 6th 2019. Decided for the first time to share my story about this…… My family and I are not new to the paranormal being that we lived on a graveyard of old asylum patients for the last 30 years. But I do remember this vividly and to this day. I still see them both. First time was at age 5 and about every year until now for about 21 years I see the Hat Man and the Winged Woman once a year. She always follows him after he appears. He can almost appear on command I feel like. I usually bring people over to show proof

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