Your True Encounters

Do I Have a Guardian Angel?

14 March 2019 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was told a number of strange tales by my brother’s brother-in-law this Christmas regarding how assistance was often provided to him in times of need, prompting the question – does he, and all of us, have a guardian angel? The first instance apparently took place one weekend as he took a ride on his motorcycle up into the North Yorkshire Moors. The moors are desolate and deserted, and the weather may change abruptly at a moments notice. They are absolutely not the sorts of place you want to be stuck in as dusk approaches, but as he reached the peak of a hill that afternoon, he realized that this might well become his fate. The engine of his bike began to splutter so he reached down to switch on

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Who Peeks from the Closet?

13 March 2019 | Evidence?, Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I was in my kitchen with one of my kids. While she was eating, I took a picture of her and posted it on Facebook. That’s when people started asking me, “Who is the man in the background?” Her and I were the only two in the home. I looked at the picture again and you can see an older man looking around the corner of the pantry. Our house was built in 1877.   Submitted to WCPO by Stephanie Ater – Fayette County, Ohio

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The Last Supper

12 March 2019 | Haunted items, Poltergeist, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

At the beginning of my second year of college, I moved into a flat in West Bromwich. It was quite a distance from the university, but it was the only thing I could find that I could afford. There was a bus ride into Birmingham, and so I just had to get used to the idea of commuting. At some point, I had acquired a very large paper poster of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. I really liked the painting and would often spend time studying the detail of the picture. It hung proudly on the main wall of the flat. One evening, I went out and ended up at a party. I met a girl there who was an art student. We got talking, and I mentioned that I

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The Rite

11 March 2019 | Your Stories

Having reached my elder years, I will now tell you a story of my youth. And, you will not believe my story. No. Not at first. If it hadn’t happened to me, I would not believe it myself. When I was a young boy, I learned of a rite that had been practiced by the males in my family for generations. I do not know how far into history it goes. My father told me that it was our way of marking a boy becoming a man. Of course, as I said, I was young and I did not understand. On the day before it was to be my turn, my father told me that my brother and cousin would be attending. They were older and had already gone through

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08 March 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This happened almost twenty-five years ago when I was a young girl. I grew up in a small town in Michigan nicknamed “The Friendly City.” My neighbors were all very close and we frequently visited each others’ houses. One neighbor asked if I would house/cat sit while she went on a 3-day shaman retreat (she is Native American) and I agreed. The first day went well and there were not any issues whatsoever. The second day, I invited my friend over to the house with me while I fed the cats in the afternoon. We decided to hang out in my neighbor’s side media room and watch tv for a few hours while sitting with the cats. She went to the kitchen to get some snacks for us and shut

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The Ghost in Our House

07 March 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

It’s been going on for a few months now. My wife and kids would say have you noticed anything weird going on?  I said “No why?” My wife said, “I’ve been seeing things out the corner of my eye and hearing noises coming from the storage room.” Of course, me being me, I said: “It’s just your imagination.” A few days passed and my youngest son came to me and said: “Dad, something scratched me.” So then I thought maybe I need to go check out the storage room. So I did and I found nothing but I thought to make my son feel better I’d say “Hey whoever is here needs to stop bothering my family” I said, “There son, nothing will bother you again.” But for me on

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The Prop Body was Real!

06 March 2019 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Did you ever watch the Six Million Dollar Man on TV? Back in 1976, for an episode called the ‘Carnival of Spies’, the crew were readying the Nu-Pike amusement park in Long Beach, CA. The director saw a corpse prop hanging from a rope in the corner of the set – shot in a funhouse – and didn’t like it so asked for it to be removed.  When a crew member tried to remove the prop body, its arm came off revealing mummified flesh and bone! The set suddenly became a potential crime scene and medical examiners were called. They managed to find a 1924 penny and ticket to the Museum of Crime in LA in the body’s mouth and were able to identify the body as that of outlaw

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The Horror of MOMO

05 March 2019 | G. Michael Vasey's Nightmare Corner, Ghosts in the news, Your True Encounters

By now, everyone has heard of the Momo challenge? It’s a ghost story that has caught on across social media and was widely shared by worried and concerned parents. It is, however, according to Forbes, …. just a hoax that followed a real YouTube controversy which highlighted the issue of child safety on that site. Matt Watson, a former YouTube creator, uncovered a series of predatory comments featured on videos of children on the streaming giant. According to Watson, this exposed a “wormhole into a soft-core pedophilia ring on YouTube.” Watson’s expose prompted a flood of media attention, followed by an advertiser exodus. In response, YouTube restricted commenting on millions of videos and adjusted its recommendation algorithm to limit the reach of videos containing predatory comments. Momo is an imaginative response to a perfectly valid fear; of mysterious,

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The Mystery Caller

04 March 2019 | Audible Activity, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

One lady had just recently moved into a new house. She got a phone call from an old lady who advised her not to use the gas oven until it had been looked at. When asked for an identity, the caller simply said, “Your landlord knows who I am.” The lady had the oven checked and found it to be faulty and actually very dangerous. Naturally, she wanted to reward the caller who had warned her and assumed it was someone associated with the landlord. She contacted the landlord and explained what had happened. The landlord went very quiet before telling her that previous occupants of the home regularly had had strange calls from an old lady offering advice as well.  The lady in question was actually the long-dead original

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The Eye

04 March 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Not had many submissions recently (do submit your stories!!), so I went in search of stories on the net and found this one…. certainly I thought it creepy. One time, I was lying in bed and it was about 1 am. I heard someone walking down the hallway right outside my room and then my door started to creak open. I thought it was my stepfather, since he usually messes with me like that, and the door stopped after a couple of inches. Through the crack, I could see an eye staring right back at me. I shouted to him that I could see him and I thought at that point he would give up messing with me. After that, the door slammed shut and there were loud footsteps down

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The House

01 March 2019 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I have read many supposedly true horror/mystery stories over the years and many taking place in old abandoned places, so I decided it was time to share mine. Unlike most “true” stories, I can assure with my entire being that everything and every detail is not only completely true, but the events are still discussed often amongst myself and those friends who also witnessed firsthand the following events, they still haunt us today and maybe someone out there has a better explanation of what we exactly witnessed… I grew up in a small town in central New Jersey only a few miles from both the bay to the north and the ocean to the east. What most people forget when they think of New Jersey today, is that it’s actually

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Kids that see Sparkles….

28 February 2019 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I’m not a writer, and this will not be that long, but this is about something that used to happen to me quite often as a child. Like most kids, I had an occasional nightmare. I would run to my parent’s room and they would allow me to sleep with them for the rest of the night. Some of my most vivid memories are from these nights. This happened between the ages of approximately 3 and 7. I would crawl into my parent’s bed and wait for the sparkles to appear. That was what I called them. They were all different colors and about the size of a large piece of glitter. They appeared to give off their own light. They would usually come from the corner of the room

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Currently in an Air BnB…spooky things

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

My latest book is Motel Hell. It’s a collection of reviews and tales of Hotel and Motel hauntings many taken from places like Trip Advisor. I’m really interested in hotel experiences still and I found this one on Reddit this morning….. Air BnB in Iceland and quite creepy (Its edited for readability). Staying in Iceland for 2 weeks in an Air Bnb, the host couple are great and can’t do enough and you can tell they have incorporated hipster tastes in to their design of the basement converted studio – a huge portrait of a crying child, sticky labels in the wall “welcome to the dungeon, smile”, a fake trap door, proper rustic decor – not my taste, but 2 weeks is fine. Anyway, both I and my partner wake

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The Man from The Nightmare

27 February 2019 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

“My mother always complained that she had a lot of nightmares, but she would never say what her dreams were about. One day while we were at the mall, I suggested that she wait in the food court while I was getting our food. When I returned with our meals, she had a strange look on her face, so I asked her if she was okay. She said she was fine, so we finished our meals and left. As we were riding down the escalator to leave, I turned to talk to my mother, and I almost had a heart attack because standing behind her was a man in old-fashioned clothing holding one of my mother’s shoulders and looking at me with a very angry expression. She saw the shock on my

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A Black-Eyed Kid Ghost?

26 February 2019 | Black Eyed Kids, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I am a paranormal investigator with Grand Rapids Ghost Hunters and have been for seven years. Last week, for the first time ever, we were told of an apparition living in a bedroom walk-in closet with no arms or legs and black eyes. The only one who sees the entity is a three-year-old little girl. We have recorded voices of a child and have reason to believe the ghost child named “Addy” is four years old. The black eyes are alarming and our team’s first encounter with a black-eyed ghost.   ~Submitted by Wayne Thomas

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