Real Ghost Stories for Halloween

I’ve spent the week collecting real paranormal encounters to share with you here. Do you believe in ghosts?

I was on a paranormal investigation at the Falk Theater in Tampa, FL, with a local group. My friend Jane and I were sitting on the stage, facing out, and three other investigators were spread out around the theater in the seats. We thought we saw movement so we did a roll call from the stage. We hear one guy say “I’m up here!” and he’s in the balcony, and another guy call out from stage left. Then we see a shadow that looks exactly like our third investigator stand up from a seat about half way back on stage right. We say to each other, oh, there’s Tim, but at that moment we hear Tim say “I’m up here too!” and he’s in the balcony. Craziest thing I’ve ever seen in my life, and Jane saw it too!

My uncle married a mail order bride from Peru. (Which is very big in to supernatural, speaking to dead)
When she got here, they visited my grandmothers house. Her English was still pretty broken.
After meeting everyone, she asked, “who is the man that nobody talks to?”
Everyone thought that it got lost in translation, but she kept asking.
She walked into a bedroom she pointed to a picture of my great grandfather and said “there’s the man. The one no one talks to.” And he’s been dead since 1989! She’s been seeing him around the house.
Same bed room- the light turned off and on on its own after telling this story.

Laying in my bed at night, i was just dozing off when my bed began to vibrate. i was abruptly awake, the bed still. my imagination? I drifted back to sleep and woke abruptly to the bed gently shaking. Sat upright, turned on the lights. Nothing was in the room, so I called my dog upstairs to my room, encouraged her to sleep with me. Feeling more secure, I went to sleep. I was woken again, the bed vibrating more now, the dog jumped off and ran down the stairs. She would not return. I slept the rest of the night with all the lights on.
This happened most nights the year I was 16 and 17.
My sister came home from college to visit, and mocked me for being afraid. That night the cot set up in my bedroom for her shook and vibrated her awake twice. She now believed me

I was dreaming I was having a party at my new home, a big old stone house, with all the charms they usually come with, there was this great room with a line of tables filled with all kinds of foods, and people laughing and celebrating all over. I went down the basement looking for my significant other and as I was talking to him I saw the outline of a man, all dark no features, I knew right away it was a spirit, the house was haunted. The dream continues to me going to sleep and as I am trying to fall asleep this shape appears floating right above me, my first words out of my mouth are ” No you don’t!!!!” And I put my arms out to stop it from coming closer, this is when the spirit grabbed my wrists. At that point I was getting a bit angry as this spirit was invading my space, so I told him to leave or else….. But it grabbed my wrist even tighter at that point I called my boyfriend name that in the dream was sleeping right next to me as in reality. I must have said his name aloud because he turned over and woke me up. As I woke up a sight of relief left my lips and the realization that my wrists were sore, I turned on the light to find red marks on them.

My son woke me up one night crying that he was scared of something in his room. He did this alot when he didn’t want to go to sleep so I went in and told him everything was fine and gave him a hug. As I was hugging him, I heard something in the hallway and turned to see a black shadow run down the hall and down the steps. I slept in his room that night.

One weekend when I was about 8 years old, myself and my brother and sister spent the weekend at my aunt & uncles house in NJ to visit with our cousin. We were young, in elementary school and my cousin was probably three or four years old. The four of us slept that Saturday night in the living room downstairs. My aunt & uncle slept in their bedroom upstairs. In the middle of the night I woke up to what sounded like someone walking up and down stairs in the living room, fast, heavy and pounding footsteps. I looked around and everyone around me was asleep, so it wasn’t us kids. Nobody was awake and running around. I didn’t know what it was so I went back to sleep. The next morning my aunt said she was woken by this noise too, and she thought we were up running around. She said she got up to see if it was us and when she looked nobody was on the stairs and we were all sound asleep on the pullout couch. To this day, my aunt is convinced that that house was haunted and will still bring up that story when we have family visits: “I still Remember the sound of someone running up and down the stairs that night…….and it definitely wasn’t the kids!! Nobody was there!! I swear that there was something in that house!”

The house I grew up in was a little strange. Things disappeared. Sometimes you would hear someone walking upstairs and realize no one was home. My friend sent me a beautiful tapestry of Buddha and I hung it in my room. After I did, every night I would wake up to noises in my room. As soon as I woke up, it would be silent but it was like someone was moving around my room muttering just before I woke up. It was freaking me out and for some reason I kept feeling like it was related to the tapestry. Finally, one night i was just drifting off, sleeping on my side and I heard something growl, right behind me, in my bed. My heart dropped and I just laid there frozen for a long time before I got up the courage to turn around. Nothing was there but I got out of my bed and took down that tapestry right then. Stuff still would happen in the house from time to time but after I took it down, nothing like that ever happened to me again.

Do you have a ghost story you’d like to share?


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