Your Stories

Filming at Hrad Houska – The Gates to Hell

08 July 2023 | Creepy places, Demons, Ghost hunting, Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I recently was involved with filming an episode of a forthcoming Discover channel show at Hrad Houska – The Gates to hell – here in the Czech Republic. At one point, we were in the castle and I was talking about the murder of a Swedish Mercenary in the room that we stood in. He was an occultist who was said to be engaged in black magic and satanic rites at the Castle who was murdered by his own men. As I told the story – and I was already feeling the darkening atmosphere – suddenly my voice took on a strange echo and the whole atmosphere changed. It was charged as if with electricity and all the sounds – my voice included – had this strange tinny sound. I

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Hotel Haunting

06 May 2023 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My wife and I had part of our honeymoon in Chattanooga Tennessee and we stayed at the Read House Hotel. According to the history of the land, one of the previous buildings that stood there was an inn that had been used as a hospital during the Civil War. One might while my wife and I were laying in bed, she had fallen asleep already and I was laying there watching television. It was March and still cold outside, but the blankets were thick and warm and I was getting hot, so I had one of my legs sticking out from under the covers. As I’m laying there I could feel a hand wrap its fingers around my lower leg, give a gentle squeeze and let go. I neither saw

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Grandfather appeared at the bedroom door

14 April 2023 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Back in June of the year 2000, I witnessed a ghostly encounter which will stay with me for the rest of my life. At the time I was working as a site manager at a primary school at the town I grew up in – Maldon, Essex. UK. I was living at a caretakers house, which was sited on the comprehensive school adjacent to the primary school. The house was unwanted by their school caretakers, so they let my family rent it whilst I worked at the school. The school I worked at was an old Victorian building – very dark and gloomy and slightly oppressive especially late at night. I heard many things working there and saw stuff too but that is another story. Back to my house. It

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Not Wife Calling My Name

04 March 2023 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This happened almost two years ago, and it still gives me chills when I talk about it. My mother in law lived with me and my wife at one point, and we were sitting outside on the front porch one day. She ended up saying the name of a well known cryptid that you aren’t supposed to speak of, and I already quickly reminded her that you don’t speak of some things because it draws them to you, or things just as menacing. Fast forward a few days, and my wife is out of town for a couple of days. It’s probably closer to 1 AM, and I’m in my living room watching a movie. My mother in law is asleep, and I can hear her snoring in her room.

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Apartment Already Occuppied

23 February 2023 | Haunted houses, Your Stories

I lived temporarily with my then boyfriend (now husband) in an apartment shared by a coworker of his and her boyfriend. I was in the apartment alone one day, and I got a weird feeling looking at the door to the not used room. I thought I heard noises, and felt a presence, but couldn’t confirm. Later that week, I was home alone again, but this time I looked up at the bathroom door from my bedroom and saw a full bodied apparition of a young woman in white. She looked just as shocked as I did seeing her! She retreated to the other side of the bathroom wall – the empty, unused room. So, finally I ask my boyfriend’s coworker if someone died in the apartment, and that I

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The Haunted Toy Phone…

08 February 2023 | Phone Calls from the dead, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Reaction from a browser reading the submission regarding a toy phone….. I’m from France and now I am 43 years old, and I’m afraid of this phone toy (to the point that i never wanted to buy one or have someone in my family give one to my children). I was about 4 years old and I was playing with this toy phone when a female voice said something like, “You have a gift you will understand later.”” I told to my parents but never wanted to believe me or take the phone away. The voice then said to me, “They will not hear.  Only you can hear me.” The voice wasn’t scary either but I will never forget it. I didn’t think anyone else had a similar experience but

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Our Haunted Home

20 January 2023 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

My mom grew up in a pretty bad neighborhood and in the house she grew up in there where TOOONS of things that happened.  The very first night she slept at the house, she woke up with a horrible stomach ache and after a trip to the bathroom, she laid down back to sleep, she saw a black and white face with an evil smile starring at her. When her and my aunts and uncles were younger, there old dog, Buster, was their protection and comfort. The spirits saw that and they would lead Buster to another room and he would just come back with scratches and bruises all over the poor thing. Every single night at exactly 5 min before midnight, he would go over to this one window

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The Ghost in my Bed

17 January 2023 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

I might’ve been 4 or 5 years old when I woke up suddenly in the middle of the night while I was sleeping next to my mom. I usually wake up when I had nightmares as a kid. Oddly enough, I don’t remember having a nightmare that night—I literally just woke up for no reason, or so I thought. Now pretty much awake, I stared at the ceiling for a while before I sat up in bed and had an urge to check my pillow behind me. So I did and ooooooooh boy, I wasn’t expecting to see what I saw that night. There was a man lying on my pillow as if I was sitting on top of him. His face was so weird cos it looked like he

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The Thing Under the Bed

16 January 2023 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

It was late at night and I was laying down to try and sleep. I had LED lights up on my wall that I was facing. — I need to add that I had my LED lights taped to the wall because they were always falling. So I do know what them just falling looks like.  I was watching the LED lights when out of nowhere I watched them get literally RIPPED off of my wall. I was scared and tired though so I just closed my eyes and forced myself to sleep. Later that night I woke up to my blanket half way under my bed. I didn’t think anything of it at first because I sleep at the edge of my bed and woke up daily to my

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The Little Girl Ghost

13 January 2023 | Haunted houses, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

This happened when I was 11. I was staying at my dads house during the summer. It was about 4:30am so everyone else in the house was asleep. I needed to use the bathroom but the bathroom was at the end of a really scary dark hall so I didn’t want to. I eventually got up though and as I was using the bathroom someone suddenly knocked (3 times might I add) on the bathroom door; then a few seconds later, I heard a little girls voice — probably around 3-4 years old — singing some sort of lullaby on the other side of the door. I was terrified because no one else was awake. I finished using the bathroom and then ran back to the room. I felt like

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The Girl in the Wardrobe

12 January 2023 | Haunted locations, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

We (my fiancé, and our 7 year old daughter) stayed in Rydges Hobart in Jan 2004.  It was our first night in Tasmania, and we had absolutely no idea that there were stories of Rydges being haunted. The morning after our first nights stay, our daughter came into our room, and I asked how she slept and she said ‘great’. She then went on to say ‘but mum, you know how when you stare at things long enough, you start to see funny things’, I said ‘no, but what did you see’.  She went on to say: “…well, I was looking at the wardrobe in my room, and this little girl walked out of it.  She was wearing a grey dress, had blonde hair with a spikey fringe; but she

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The entity I Share my Home With

04 January 2023 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

Four years ago I was 22. I do a lot of various sports and used to switch from training for each one at different times so I was 275 and bulking to power lift at the time. The day was warm and largely uneventful. I was off work and had spent the day doing several work outs and eating in order to get in form. But now, my body was sore and I had done everything for the day so I was off to play Skyrim. I played from roughly 09:30 Pm to 10:30 Pm when I get a knock on my door. When I opened the door nobody was there. I’m not jumpy but something spooked me when I closed the door. I couldn’t get comfortable and I had

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Old Monastery Pool is Cursed

03 January 2023 | Your Stories, Your True Encounters

There is a place near my village that I am too afraid to visit at night. They say Old Monastery Pool is haunted and that this is the story which proves it. Just after the Second World War and with rationing still firmly in place, trading any extra food you grew or caught was near necessity. A youth in my tiny Nottinghamshire village known only as Young Charlie understood this well. Back in those days Young Charlie could often be found in the Burrell Arms (I actually live there now) trading the trout and eels he’d plucked from local streams for ration stamps. ‘I s’pose you know about Old Monastery Pool,’ one patron asked, as he exchanged a few stamps for one of Charlie’s slender trout. Charlie shook his head. ‘Never heard

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The Haunted Dresser

25 December 2022 | Haunted items, Your Stories, Your True Encounters

One of my first ghost experience was when I was about 9-11 years old. A relative of ours has passed away, after she passed, her family had given me a dresser of hers, (she kept her stuff in immaculate condition). Well, when I was sleeping, I saw her standing at the foot of my bed. The next morning, I told my mom, she didn’t say too much about it then. But then the next night, she was there again, I told my mom about her again the next day, she told me the only way to find out if something is real or not is to touch it. So, this is now the third night I see her standing at the foot of my bed, so I sit up so

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The Heysham Chronicle

24 December 2022 | Your Stories

We don’t usually publish fiction here but I will make an exception this once for this story by Mike Ricket and originally published here. By Mike Rickett Anthony Slim has always had a liking for local museums. They are usually quirky and full of curiosities that you would not find in the big city museums. He is wandering around a small museum in just three rooms in the village of Heysham on the Lancashire coast, probably best known for its port offering sailings to Ireland and the Isle of Mann. His visit is entirely unplanned. It is December and Hope University in Liverpool, where he is a senior lecturer in the Arts Faculty, is winding down for the Christmas break. He has a free day and the prospect of a

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