8. We lived in a house that contained shadow people
“My mom is not a person to tell lies, and my grandparents wouldn’t either. They owned a house that had ‘shadow people’ constantly walking around in it. Everything from the shadow of children, to a very distinct man wearing a fedora standing in my Aunt’s room.
The entire house made everyone who went in there absolutely uncomfortable from the moment they stepped foot. There was a time when my grandparents ran into the previous owners at a grocery store, who looked absolutely relieved and said, ‘How are you liking the shadow people? They keeping you up?’
They knew too.
The creepiest though was when my mom started playing with Ouija boards. At about 8 in the morning just as my mom got up for school, she was laying in her bed after her shower, and an extremely loud screeching noise came up from under her bed in the shape of a woman with extremely long fingers, staring at my mom as it went from the right side of her bed all the way over her (like a rainbow) to the left side of her bed all while making a terrible breathing noise.
Scared the shit out of my mom.
Pair that with 3 incredibly loud knocks (at 10 to 3 a.m.) that woke everyone in the house on my mom’s bedroom door. She talked to a friend whose mom was a psychic, and we have the cassette tape of this incredibly creepy woman talking in a monotone voice saying,’The three knocks on your door suggest that something is trying to warn you about something terrible is going to happen to your family, most likely in three days at three o’clock, at 10 to 3.’
It goes on for 10 minutes, but it’s the creepiest cassette that we have, and I’ve heard it. It’s damn frightening, something out of a horror movie.
On the third night, my Aunt woke up at 2:50 a.m. both vomiting and having extreme diarrhea so much so that she lost something like 10 pounds. She was rushed to the hospital where they did a whole bunch of tests but found nothing.. At 4 o’clock in the morning on the dot, she stopped and everything was okay.” — Smubee
9. I watched a woman interact with a sinister spirit
“I have many but one which stands out happened on the first Saturday in July 2008, either the day before or after July 4th (I forget which).
I have moved into the castle owned by a widowed old lady who was a friend of mine in order to help her run it (it was open to the public for tours and events).
We had a tour where where the chaperone of a group of students broke away from his group and wandered down one of the galleries. I caught up with him and asked him to return to his group. He stopped in front of the doors connecting the gallery to the ballroom and said, ‘Watch this.’ He waved an EMF detector in front of the doors and it went off like crazy. Finally, he joined his group, the tour ended, and we started to close up the castle for the day.
An hour or so later, it was just me and the owner. She was on the third floor playing the pipe organ in a room with a balcony overlooking from one end of the ballroom. Alongside one long end of the ballroom was a musicians’ gallery. I was walking along there, approaching the door at the end which led to my apartment, when I heard someone call my name from nearby. I turned and there was no one there.
I went to the organ loft and asked the owner if she had called me and she said no, but she heard something down in the ballroom. I went down to check and didn’t find anything. Then I went to the doors connecting the gallery. When I opened them there was a blast of hot, staticy air rushing in, even though we had closed windows and doors. I called the owner down and she approached via the gallery and her hair started to lift off of her head. She said there was something here which ought not to be here.
Entering the ballroom, she walked to the middle of the room, looked up at one of the large stained glass windows, closed her eyes and said, ‘Show me your face.’ She jumped back and said she had seen something sinister. She again closed her eyes, pushed her hands forward and said, ‘Get out of my house.’ Her hands strained against something I could not see and as she pushed forward she was leaning about 45 degrees on the tips of her toes.
Suddenly, there was a loud bang from behind me and another stream of hot, static-y air. The owner fell forward onto the ground, got up, and said, ‘It’s gone.’
However, for the remainder of the evening, we heard laughing, whispering, knocking, tapping, footsteps, and echoes throughout the castle. I contemplated leaving that night but remained for a couple of years.” — cfvh
10. I saw dead people while driving down the road
“All my life I’ve seen people on the side of the road when I drive at night. I always thought they were ghosts of people who died in car accidents. The scariest part is that it turns out I have schizophrenia.” — playingtricksonme