“I had a friend pass away and the day of his service we would get phone calls from his cell phone, which his mom confirmed was off in the kitchen's junk drawer and confirmed by the cell phone company that it hadn’t made any outgoing calls.
We decided to use a Ouija board and we would talk to him and one day we asked him to call us and he told us a time and everything. A few minutes leading up to the call we sat quietly and waited and he called us the exact time he told us on the Ouija board.”
“My grandfather told me this story about how one time he was sitting in a chair in front of the house, when he heard his wife repeatedly calling him from inside the house. The thing is, my grandmother passed away a few years before that. But he told me that the voice was so pressing that he actually got up to look inside the house, and as soon as he got inside he heard a loud crash behind him and turned around to see that the chair he has been sitting in moments ago had been crushed by the cast iron gutter that fell on it. If he hadn’t come inside the house he would have probably been seriously injured. I don’t know if it’s paranormal or not, but every time I think about it it sends chills down my spine.”
“I live on an old street all the houses are 100+years old. Me and my husband and a friend were sitting out on the front porch last night. I was sitting at the end of the table facing our next door neighbor's house. I noticed a light come on in an upstairs bedroom. Didn't really pay too much mind.
After about an hour I just happened to be looking up at the illuminated room when the light turned off. Again not a big deal, until it clicked.... the house is on market to be sold and has been vacant. I messaged the owner telling him this and asked if he maybe had a timer. He said there are no timers or anything of the like and it's probably Miss Jones, she gets active in the fall. Thought it was a fun experience.”
“I was babysitting my niece once while I was staying at my brother’s place, and they had the baby camera setup so I could see her on the little TV it came with. I was studying and started dozing off when I heard some whispering and realized it was coming from the monitor. I initially thought it was some feedback or something, but when I looked at the TV there was a dark shadow near my niece’s crib. I have never been more terrified in my life, but the shadow was clearly there where it had not been before. I ran to my niece’s room and looked around and saw nothing, but I took her the hell out of there. I went back to the TV, and the shadow was clearly gone.”
“I told my brother what happened and he pulled me aside and told me not to mention it to my sister-in-law because she’ll freak out, but that he had seen that same thing several times now, with the same whispering.”
“They stayed in that house for about four more years and when my niece was just learning to talk she would tell her mom about her ‘special friend.’ To this day, it scares the shit out of me. When they moved out, my brother told me my niece had become inconsolably sad because she would miss her ‘friend.’ Her mom would tell her she could bring him along but all she would say was that he couldn’t leave the house. We have never to this day told her about that damn shadow, and she apparently never saw it.”
“Early this morning at approximately 3am, our 8 year old daughter came into our room because she ‘couldn't sleep.’ As I sat up to let her crawl into our bed to sleep between us, I noticed something standing behind her. It's hard to explain, it was tall (5'8-5'9ish) slender and see through but with an outline. I don't say anything to my SO because I don't want to scare our daughter. I lay back down, hoping that if I ignore it it'll go away.
About two minutes pass and it says my name. I turn around to look at it's face, I sense we make eye contact and it disappeared. I turn back towards my daughter and hold her. Two hours later, as my SO and I are making breakfast, I mention the encounter to him. He states that when our daughter came to the room he saw another person in the room. He originally thought it was me standing behind our kid. I explained to him I never got out of the bed and he asked if it's voice sounded male or female (I couldn't tell). We both kinda stopped talking about it and went on with our morning. About 15 minutes ago I sent SO a text regarding earlier this morning. He described what he saw as a tall, white, slender female shaped figure with a black face.”
“My stepdad was out walking his and my mum's two dogs about half an hour ago as I write this. They were going along the same stretch of path they usually walk when the dogs suddenly began to behave erratically and snarl at seemingly nothing. Thinking it was someone hiding and screwing around, he let the biggest dog (a French mastiff) off his leash and the dog ran towards the unseen source of his distress, sat down in the middle of the pathway and continued barking at thin air. As my stepdad went to put him back on the leash, he heard footsteps rushing right past him, though again there wasn't a single person in sight. I should add that there is very little light along the path and this was around 10:30pm UK/Ireland time (so it is pretty dark out). He swears there was no one else around as he was walking with the dogs. This isn't the first strange encounter on that path either. Some months ago, he and my mum were walking along the same path when they saw a tall dark figure floating just inches away from them then disappearing without a trace.”
“For a couple of years in high school, I lived in a historic haunted hotel. I had a suite with my cousin—two separate rooms that were divided with a bathroom. One morning, I got into the shower and when I came out, the temperature dropped dramatically and suddenly. I could feel the breath of someone in my ear. A little boy whispered “mommy, mommy” in my ear. Needless to say, I freaked out.”
“It was summer, 3 am in the morning, and my little sister and I were playing hide and go seek in our basement. She wasn’t in the boiler room, so I decided to check the laundry room. Because I’m scared to go out, I looked through the peek hole and see my sister hiding. Couldn’t make out her face, but I swore it was my sister. I start calling her name and repeatedly said over and over how I found her, so come out. This goes on for another minute before my sister comes from behind, so we both now start freaking out. I was 100% sure on what I saw, and my mom believed me, because she got a baseball bat and we both slowly walked into the laundry room. We went into the room, turned on the light, and found nobody.”
“I was living in a house in Laguna Beach that had been there since the 1920s. In its history, it had been a speakeasy, a brothel and a house for smuggling illegal immigrants. One day, my new wife and I were having an argument. I can’t even recall what it was about. She walked down the block to get a cup of coffee and cool off, and I was alone in the house. The way the place was built was incredibly haphazard. There was a bedroom and living room on one side, then a bathroom with two entrances. On the other side of the bathroom was a hallway that had windows in one side and two bedrooms on the other. From my bedroom, I could look across the hall into the bathroom, then through the bathroom and down the other hall.”
“I was standing at my dresser, and I just noticed movement out the corner of my eye, and looked down there. There was... and honest to god, this gives me goosebumps just typing it, 17 years later, a black figure. It was maybe three feet tall, and it was only vaguely humanoid. it looked like black scribbles, like someone had scribbled a human shape, but the scribbles moved, like electricity arcing, that’s the best way to describe it.”
“There was no sound that I could remember. I distinctly remember when I saw it I wasn’t afraid, just like, WTF? Then it noticed me looking at it. I can’t say it turned around, it just, focused on me I guess. THEN I was scared. I didn’t move, didn’t scream, nothing, I was just frozen, because it just fucking came at me, it RUSHED down the hall towards me. I have no idea what it intended, but as soon as it entered the bathroom, the door closest to me just SLAMMED shut on it. I screamed. I yelled for my wife. She wasn’t home. I went the fuck outside, into the daylight, and didn’t go back in until she got home about 10 minutes later. I don’t believe in ghosts. I don’t believe I saw something supernatural, but I know I saw something. I don’t know what it was.”
“Ever since I could remember I’ve been followed by an unknown spirit. My mom has told me that as a kid I would see things that weren’t there (this has continued into adulthood) and I would hear scratching coming from under my bed. The scratching followed me from house to house and bed to bed through the years. I almost always feel that there’s something watching me and I’ve seen shadow figures occasionally.
Along with sensing it, I’ve been choked, held down, and virtually ‘pushed’ from my body (I could see my body moving from above). It’s moved things, turned thing on/off, and pushed things off counters. I’ve heard it call my name and once after moving I heard it tell me it ‘found me.’”