Your True Encounters

A Haunted House

11 June 2015 | June 2015, Your Stories

We moved into our house on Halloween day, 2002. It’s located in “downeast” Maine about a mile and a half from the sea shore. It was built in the 1880s and at one time it was a pretty famous for chicken canning. One of the sons of the former owners was KIA in WWII. We have love letters he wrote his 3-month bride before he was killed right before the end of the war, 1945. The older gentleman who lived in the house prior to the people we bought it from actually died in the house and it was a few days before anyone found him.   But it appears a young girl is haunting the place and we don’t know who she is or why. I have seen her,

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What Was it?

06 June 2015 | June 2015

I can’t remember how old I was when I saw something at the foot of my bed. I saw an apparition standing there. It was so dark that I can’t tell you too much about it. It seemed to be dressed in a flowing robe of some kind. I lay there without saying anything and felt something touch my left foot. I lay paralyzed unable to move. To this day my left foot is larger than my right foot. While I am not ambidextrous. I shoot a rifle left handed and am right handed in everything I do. To this day I still don’t know what it was.   Submitted by J.C.  

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An Old Man in Scotland

04 June 2015 | June 2015

We were touring the west coast of Scotland for a day or two. We had set out from Glasgow that morning and fully intended to go back there that night but the day had been fun with lots to see and do and so by the time we entered Inverary it was already quite late. In fact, we had already visited Inverary jail that morning before motoring a bit further up the coastline so the idea of staying the night there seemed a good one and would give us more time to look around. In the end we settled on the George in the main street and booked two rooms. My ex-wife and twin boys were allocated one room while my elder son and I would take the other. The

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The Faceless Ghost

28 May 2015 | May 2015

This incident happened to my daughter about 15 years ago, which would put her at the age of 13. Her father and she had been visiting friends for the day. They had left the friends’ place at around eleven to head home. They were driving down a road that doesn’t see much traffic that night. My daughter and her father were talking about a trip they were going to take the next day. All of a sudden, up the road in the headlight, was a woman walking along side of the road. This was early September when the evenings get very cool. She had on shorts and was carrying something. When the car was about 20 feet behind her she stopped walking and turned around as if to see who

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Something Dangerous in the Woods?

26 May 2015 | May 2015

In May of 2000, my friends and I were out walking on an early evening. My friend, Dave, wanted to go to the cemetery just for fun; we wanted to get spooked, I guess. So we agreed. We went through all the graves and I found it creepy and felt as if someone was watching me from far away. So I looked behind me and I thought I saw someone hiding behind a tree, but I thought my mind was playing tricks on me, so I didn’t say anything. My friends were gathered around a tombstone; they found it interesting because it had some markings on it. Me and my friend, Rachel, went on to wander around when all of a sudden we heard someone crying out in the woods.

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Sharing A Bed With A Ghost?

24 May 2015 | May 2015

It was a December night and I couldn’t fall asleep. I have a younger sister who was already fast asleep in the other room. I felt cold hands tickle my feet. I said, “Angela!” (thinking it was my sister). I put my feet quickly under the covers and turned over, not thinking anything about it. Moments later, I felt something get into bed with me and they put their hand over my hand. I also felt their stomach going up and down against my back. When I turned over to see what my sister was doing up, nothing was there. I freaked out and screamed. I woke up my whole family. My uncle came in my room and asked me what’s the matter and I told him what happened. I

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22 May 2015 | May 2015

As the new Poltergeist movie opens this weekend, it reminded me of my own experiences…. When I was eleven, we moved. It was a good move to be honest from a terraced three up, two down in west Hull to a rather nice semi-detached outside of Hull. It meant a better school and a nicer environment back then. It stretched my parents’ finances a bit too. It is funny though that my brothers and I really did not like that house the first time we saw it. It had terrible wallpapers, it was gloomy and ill lit, very cold and damp without central heating. Between the three of us, there was no excitement at moving there. Of course, within a few months, that house was completely different. Central heating had

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Green Demon

21 May 2015 | May 2015

The story I want to relay to you is one that I will never forget as long as I live. Let me start by giving you a bit of background, The house I grew up in was haunted and I still live there. It has gotten better, but there are still moments when I get creeped out. This story was probably the most strange one. I was 11 years old at the time. One night while sleeping, I suddenly was awakened by a presence in the room. I awoke without opening my eyes first and was scared to do so because I knew something else was in the room with me. At the time, I was lying on my stomach with my face right at the edge of my bed.

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The Elvis Presley Poster

20 May 2015 | May 2015

I come from Serbia and am now living in Sweden. All my life I have been a fan of Elvis, so I had a big Elvis Presley poster on my door. It had been there for about two years and one evening the poster fell down on the floor. I hung it up again, it fell down again. I cleaned the door and hung it up again, and it still fell down. I did the same about 10 times. The last time I threw it in the basket and went to bed. The first thing I heard on the radio the next morning was that Elvis died in his home – the same evening when my poster fell to the floor. Submitted by Tim

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Meet My Guide

18 May 2015 | May 2015

My father was a very good man and a great father. He was always so understanding of the strange events that happened to me and us while I was growing up and even into adult life. The reason for this was that he, too, experienced strange things and had done so since he was a boy. In fact, his mother was a medium, and my dad plainly had inherited some of the gift (?) and carried like an unwanted burden through his life. Unfortunately, Dad was a strong and quiet man, so he never told me much about his own experiences, but every now and then, perhaps over a pint, if he was in the right mood, he would mention one or two things that had occurred. His memories begin

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Cruel Dad

15 May 2015 | May 2015

My Mother-in-Law passed away recently. She had been extremely ill with cancer and right before she died, they suspected that she had a second case of cancer too. She was quite young at 68 and was comatose for the last few days of her life in the hospital. The morning that she died, my father-in-law was tending to her and trying to keep her as comfortable as possible. Her mobile phone rang and she ignored it as she was busy. Within three hours my mother-in-law died and a few days later he checked the voicemail messages. What he heard really startled him, and later startled me. He only played me the message a few weeks ago. All you can hear is this strange breathing sound and blowing noises and static. It starts

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Ghostly Angel?

15 May 2015 | May 2015

I usually wake up in the middle of the night. It seems to be a habit I’m used to. Anyway this one night I woke up and I saw something standing at the bottom of my bed. A bright white light shone around the figure and I couldn’t make anything else out. It was such a soothing experience, not scary at all. That’s my only paranormal experience. Submitted by Al.

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15 May 2015 | May 2015

There was a time growing up when I became quite fascinated by spiritualism. The idea that a person could communicate with the dead—actually see and hear ghosts—was of great interest to me. This was an interest that my mother was actually willing to share with me, and so we ended up taking a couple of trips to a spiritualist church in Hull, England. These sessions were always characterized as demonstrations of clairvoyance, rather than speaking with the dead; but that is exactly what these people did. On our second trip, my dad decided to stay at home, muttering something about it ‘only encouraging weird activity,’ but he was always interested in what had happened at the meetings, of course. He was, I believe, quite right. It did encourage the strange, ghostly

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The Apparition

13 May 2015 | May 2015

Growing up, I was in the local Church of England Choir. It wasn’t so much that I was religious, but I did love to sing. The weekly schedule was a practice one night per week and then both morning and evening services on Sunday. It was paid work too, but the regular pay was paltry – just a few pence per quarter of a year. No, the big-ticket item was a wedding for which you might get as much as 50p! Most weddings were held at the more picturesque parish church in a nearby village. This church was an old village church dating back to Norman times with it’s own cemetery around it. I hated to go there especially in the dark winter evenings and even more so after hearing

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The Vigil

12 May 2015 | May 2015

My father’s death was imminent. About 24 hours before he passed, I went to sit outside on a tree stump in a corner of the yard. My father’s home was in a heavily wooded, sparsely populated residential area. As I sat there amongst the trees, feeling the breeze, listening to the birdsong, enjoying the quiet of nature, I began to notice a stream of figures slowly fill the driveway and the path up to the house. These figures were unidentifiable as any specific individual. It seemed as though their facial features were blurred, even faceless. Some wore long white robes with hoods drawn up over their heads. Others were in regular clothing. There were both male and female figures. It was a very somber procession, and eventually, about 200 were

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