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A TRUE scary story, that is.

If you've ever had a paranormal experience, a supernatural moment, if you've ever been haunted or heard voices when no one was there or just had a completely weird and unexplainable experience (like Kelley's), tell me. Make it good, none of that crap with the image of the Virgin Mary on a tombstone. Been there, done that.

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OK, here goes:

I work in a jail and at the bcak of the block that I supervise we have the "Hanging Room". It hasn't been used in over 50 years, but the inmates on my floor swear that it's haunted. Many times while working the night shift I have seen shadows, etc. when there was no one and nothing around to cause them.

Last year I was working the night shift on Halloween and myself and a couple of my friends at work thought it would be fun to go down there after lock-up. So off we go, in the middle of the night, with only our flashlights to protect us. We're inching down the rickety staicase with no railing when we hear footsteps below us in the gallows. We stop, scared shitless, of course, and listen. The footsteps sound like they're coming towards the bottom of the stairs we are standing on.

I, being young, foolish, and fearless, proceed down the stairs only to have a large metal bucket fall through the gallows' hole in the roof above me and nearly hit me on the head. We all scream and run back up the stairs to safety and lock the door behind us.

Now, the funny thing is, there's only one set of keys to get into the gallows and we had them. There was no one down there except us (I'm positive on that fact) and there was no way my co-workers could have gone back up the stairs to push the bucket down without me hearing them. Needless to say, I don't work over-nights anymore and I took Halloween off this year.

When my parents first bought their house - I was about 9 -we experienced odd little things every once in a while. Keys would go missing, radio's would turn themselves on, my mom's picture frames - always meticulously placed in the same exact spots - would be rearranged. It sounds cliche, but still, it really happened. Mom thought it was my sister and I playing tricks on her.

However, the scariest thing was the rocking chair. We had an old Cuban style wood rocking chair that was one of the first things my parents were given when we came from Cuba. You would sit on it and it made the most horrendous creaking noise when you rocked. Well, some nights the creaking would wake us up. we would get out of bed and look out to the room where the chair was and we would see it rocking, slowly, making that awful creaking noise.

Dad would start waking towards it and the rocking would ebb. The closer he got, the slower it rocked until it just stopped. This went on for a few months until dad got tired of it and destroyed the thing and threw it out.

Everything stopped after that. No more faucets dripping, no more radios turning on, no more picture frames relocated, keys would always be where we left them. Everything was normal except for one thing. My sister would sometimes wake up in the morning and ask who had come into her room at night and sat on her bed. To which we all responded "not me," looking at each other both awkwardly and suspicious.

When my sister got married about a year later, I graduated to her room. On my first night sleeping there - I had completely forgotten about the "visitor" - I felt the end of the bed sink, then rustle a little bit. I opened my eyes and the only thing I managed to see was the blanket at the end of the bed move a little.

Mom and Dad had a priest come in the next day and bless the house because of the complete and utter ruckus I caused. Nothing ever happened after that.

"Keys would go missing"

Ooh, that IS scary and unusual. I blame the ghosts for missing socks too. :)

honey ive got a grand daddy
but its oh
hmm
3 or 4,000 words long
so maybe id better not post
it here
ill email it to you
xx
R

i think we had a mischievous poltergeist at my house about four years ago. It specifically liked to mess with the phone line.. physically.

See, my house is tucked up in a little woodsy spot in town.. the police only vaguely know its here, only my immediate neighbors and my friends know its here.

When i first moved it we were having phone problems, and we couldn't figure it out. Eventually we went out to the main network box outside and noticed the lines were loose. so we tightened them up and went about our business. The phone problems kept happening, and we'd go out and find the line pulled out of the box. Call the phone company... damn that went on for like three months and they had to keep coming out to fix it. I was working at home so i knew if people were coming by, and no one was.

I got fed up with it after about six months and had a little ritual, poured a ring of salt around the house, incense, candles, etc, nicely asked the geist to take itself elsewhere, and that i appreciated that, yknow, it might be fun for it and all but i needed to be able to use my phone... kicked a hole in the circle... and we haven't had any weird phone happenings since.

Not really scary. Just peculiar.

okay so
i dont know if this is scary
as much
as supernatural
and eerie
and maybe
kinda beautiful
but go to my site
and click on Memoirable
to read 'Reunion'
the real life
story of when my mom came back to see me
a few days after she died
hope you like the read

"The scariest thing in the world would be if they gave Sinbad another TV show..."

Okay, that doesn't count since it's from a Freakazoid! episode.

I had some stuff happen when I used to live with my grandparents. When I lived with them, they were just getting used to a their new house. It was a pretty old house, built around 1900. Anyway, the mover who knew a lot about the house told us that an old couple lived there and had been together since they were in high school. They had gotten in an arguement one night and the old man left. The old woman was upset and waited for him the rest of the night by the window. He didn't come back and day after day the old woman waited. The old man went missing and the old woman died. Often, all the pictures on the walls of my grandparents together would fall off the wall and have horrible scratches right through them. Also, one night in the room I would stay in, I woke up right when the sun was comming up and looked over towards the window and saw a figure of a woman sitting on the night stand next to it, seeming to look out it. After a few seconds of hesitation, I sat up a little and said, "hello?" Just as I said that, the figure vanished. I pretty much ran out of the room and stayed up for the rest of the morning. Also, we felt constant cold spots around the house. Right in the middle of nowhere. I moved out a year later but my grandparents still tell me of the things that happen.

About a year ago i was in a car wreck when me and a friend were going to ski in Aspen. I cant remember the crash at all. I woke up in a hospital a few hours later and there were doctors all around me. Everything was sort of brownish and disscolored. All I could feel was a heavy wieght on my chest. Then it realsed and I could see myself lying on the operating table. I was sure I was dreaming so I just went along with it. After a few seconds the room changed. I wasnt in the bed anymore. Instead there was a little girl with no hair. I looked at her and heard a voice that said "She needs you." I dont really know what happend next but my mom was there and told me. She said my eyes opened and i said "little girl...room 153...blood type..." The docters were surprised because in that room was a girl with lucemea was in that room. She needed a bone marrow transplant but no one in her family could give her thiers because of wrong blood types or health problems. I ,however was a perfect match.

About a year ago i was in a car wreck when me and a friend were going to ski in Aspen. I cant remember the crash at all. I woke up in a hospital a few hours later and there were doctors all around me. Everything was sort of brownish and disscolored. All I could feel was a heavy wieght on my chest. Then it realsed and I could see myself lying on the operating table. I was sure I was dreaming so I just went along with it. After a few seconds the room changed. I wasnt in the bed anymore. Instead there was a little girl with no hair. I looked at her and heard a voice that said "She needs you." I dont really know what happend next but my mom was there and told me. She said my eyes opened and i said "little girl...room 153...blood type..." The docters were surprised because in that room was a girl with lucemea was in that room. She needed a bone marrow transplant but no one in her family could give her thiers because of wrong blood types or health problems. I ,however was a perfect match.

something also happened to me. when i lived in a flat my mum had just painted a cuboard of mine when that night the power cut off and i ended up having an ! on my cupboard. also my mum told me off because she see someone going in her room. but when she went in there she relised that there was no one in there and i was in my bed. there also was another time when my mum dreampt of my grandad dying and the next day he did. i have moved now and nothing happens now

i dont remeber much of what happened on this night, my best friends told me, and it really freaked me out.
i was having a sleep over with about 4 or 5 friends round and we were up talking and laughing until all hours of the morning, when i finally fell asleep. now heres what my friend told me, she said she and two of the other girls were still awake and just chatting and whatever, then they said i sat up suddenly, eyes open and everything, but they knew i was still asleep. they told me i just looked straight on and said
"hello? no, im sorry shes not in right now"
after saying this i lay back down, as if nothing had happened! but then the scariest thing is, that happened around 7:30 am and we all got up at roughy 10 am, went downstairs and the phone rang. because it was my house i picked it up and said
"hello? no, im sorry shes not in right now"
my friends totally lost it! they then told me what id said in my sleep and i understood why they were so freaked out!

ok well i dont really know if this is that scary but here it goes. ok well one night i was talking on the phone with my boyfriend but it was late so i told him i would talk to him tomarow. so i started drifting off to sleep when all of a sudden my whole boddy feels tingly(you know when your foot falls asleep like that) and i opend my mouth to scream but i couldnt i just felt as if some one was on top of me. i tried to move my arm but couldn. i started praying and telling whatever it was to go away and leave me alone. it finally left after like 2 minutes of me not being able to move. i was so scared i looked at the time and it was like 2 in the morning that whole night i couldnt sleep. that was the start of all the other scary nights.

ok i dont know if this may sound kinda of creepy to any one but here it goes.When I was in my teen years I was gettting ready to go to school at six in the morning.Since at six its still kinda of dark,I looked towards my bed and at the edge of it i saw a lady dressed in black with her face covered. I turned the light on right when I turned it on the woman just vanished.Some of my relatives have seen that woman as well.

my aunt who has three daughters, told me that her her daughters used to play a game called the uoija board .Wich by the way involves contacting with spirits. She said that when her middle daughter asked the spirit how she could stop playing the spirit answer that the only way she could stop was to kill her best friend. She just ignorded and soon they all stoped playing. After that they would hear noise and someone telling them to come back.Later on they moved away to a different city hoping that the spirits would leave them alone but they were wrong. Right away when they moved in they started hearing noises all around the house.They would hear the cupboards open and close they would also hear foot steps,someone flushing the toilet while no one was in the restroom they would also hear people talking in the living room,and so much more.NOW to this day they still bother them in any kinda of way but they are ussed to it now.

This isn't as scary as most but here it goes. One time when I was younger and yah know how you stay at your girlfriends house and play scary games and go to the so called "Haunted house next door" well I never believed in any of that until a couple of years ago. I was at a friends house and we all went outside to play in the old house next door-so we all sit down in this room that supposedly a woman went crazy and died in...her husband beat her and stayed drunk in the early 1900s so she locked him out and he froze to death and died. Her children eventually took all of her money and locked her away in the room that we now sat...all of a sudden my friend stopped breathing stood up and jumped out the window... she is ok now but for days she just cried and everytime someone would ask her what was wrong she would just pass out... finally she woke up after passing out and asked why we didn't finish our game...

Ooh, now this is something I find interesting. Lovely stories, by the way. Believe every one.

Maybe it's only me, but it seems like if you have one paranormal experience, you become a freaking magnet to spirits and the unexplained.

When I was... ah, I think it was six or seven, I was haunted by a poltergeist that had formerly haunted my mother (goes to the oldest female in the family, it seems). Anyway, bells would jingle, remote control cars would go on and move when the remote was over three feet away from me or anyone, my sister and I saw something transparent go through our wall, the works. But since then...

I'll feel things. I feel someone laying next to me when I lay down on the floor and stare at the cieling, I see shadows moving behind me, and I'm pretty sure something's haunting our staircase. It really bothers me to go down it. I dunno. Maybe that poltergeist has 'opened me to the paranormal', or something like that, 'cause I get feelings and can tell when something people can't see is around. Oh, and I've had precognition before. Not paranormal, but eerie, no?

[story #1] Ok well I had a lot of posters on my wall in my bedroom. I had a dream one night that the guy in all my posters died.. I woke up after the dream and looked over at the poster when a tear was falling from his eye...

[story #2] I woke up early one morning and I walked dwon the hallway into our living room. I look over at the front door and saw a man standing there. I would turn away for a SECOND and he'd vanish. I kept seeing him everyday but he'd keep vanishing. One day I told my mom about him and describe to her what he looked like. She said it sounded like her grandpa who had passes away. That really freaked me out and I havent seen him since..

My family has had so many things scary happen to them and ive heard that if you call on scary things to happen they will. Its an old saying.So i really believe in things when i hear about them.

Well recently my aunt was talking in the kitchen with her father and she could see the hallway from where she was standing. She said she looked up and saw small old lady that was very, very crouched down wearing a light pink nightgown. And her first thought oh that was just my great grandma because she lives with them and her room is in that hallway. But then she realized that it couldnt be her because the lady was just way too small and crouched(all this happening within a couple of seconds).She looked back up and the person was gone. By this time she was scared and started to tell her dad that she thought she hasd seen someone in the hallway. She got up the courage and went to see my great grandmother, she opened the door to her room and she was still wearing her clothes from the day so it really couldnt have been her. Then she decided to tell her mother and she freaked out because her mother told her that my uncle had seen the same thing like two nights before but he had seen the lady from the back. And he didnt want to tell anyone so they wouldnt get scared. The only difference in their describing this lady was he said she had a creme colored night gown. But my uncle is color blind and cant tell colors all that well sometimes.

one time in a little town called walla walla washington me and some of my friends had a party for halloween people were dancin drinkin and smoking all that once the part was over everyone had left but 6 people a these were there names mel,buck,melissa,greg,sara,and micah and of course me we cleaned up and made sure everyone was gone all of a sudden we heard a big crash we ran as quick as we could up stairs nothing was there but a broken chair and footprints leading to the bathroom we all walked in the bathroom we took a look at the mirror a little tube of lipstick floated in the air and wrote on the mirror YOUR NEXT. TO BE CONTINUED for the rest of the storie e-mail me

I have my whole house haunted! footsteps,cupbourds and doors opening and closing,weird knockings,things showing up in pictures that wern't there before, And most of all I've seen ghosts walking around in my house.

Outie,
Lizz

Once I was home alone and I heard foot steps in my basement. I was really afraid. I didn't know what to do. I went to my living room and sat down to watch T.V. I didn't know what to do. I was just sitting there trying to cuddle up on the couch. Then all of a sudden I heard my front door open and my dad came home and then the footsteps were gone. I don't know where they went but they were all gone. I told my mom and she said to pray to god and it'll all be gone. So that's what I did and it never happened again. Thank god

Once I was home alone and I heard foot steps in my basement. I was really afraid. I didn't know what to do. I went to my living room and sat down to watch T.V. I didn't know what to do. I was just sitting there trying to cuddle up on the couch. Then all of a sudden I heard my front door open and my dad came home and then the footsteps were gone. I don't know where they went but they were all gone. I told my mom and she said to pray to god and it'll all be gone. So that's what I did and it never happened again. Thank god

3 years ago my ex-boyfriend's grandma died, she was a cancer patient. the day before she died when her daughter betty called the ambulance and the paramedics whare taking her down the stairs betty said that she kept mentioning the cops and telling them that the cops whare coming and pointing out to the cops. she died the day after. the day of her funeral when we all got there betty told all her brothers that the cops had called her cell phone telling that someone from her house phone number called 911 and didnt respond that they only heard someone breathing real hard and so they called betty to make sure everything was ok. everyone kept on wondering who would have done such a thing since everyone seemed to be at the funeral. the day they buried her everyone went to bettys house and my boyfriends dad and all of his brothers ware outside just talking and the they saw a cop car drive by and it stayed outside for about four minutes than it left but came back about five minutes later, when it was about to leave again they said that from the passangers side one of the cops stuck his hand out and waved good-bye to the them but that it was very weird the way his was saying bye and the cop didnt even stick his head out or anything and then it just drove off again. everyone says that it was the grandams way of saying good-bye to them since it so hard for her to leave.

my room is in the basement and i think its haunted, sometimes i'll hear ppl talking and i'll go upstairs and my parents are sound asleep. or when im jus bout to fall asleep and my radio volume will turn up to 90! so i'll have to get up and turn it down and the wierd thing is it can only go up to 30. it'll do that a couple times in a row or like i'll be sleeping an wake up to something steping over me in my bed or someone pounding on my door or trying to open it (its locked) when im home alone. and these wierd things only happen in my room.

i dunno if this is true or happend to my cousin...and i dont knoe if this is scary but who even kares..well this is wat i heard from them.. well here it goes.. one tyme my cousin went to the internet... to chat.. then she was talking to this one guy.. they kept on chatting and chatting... untill my cousin said good-bye.. the guy ask if she could give him her phone number... and she did.. after that... she shut down the computer and went to sleep... almost every body went to sleep accept for she and her younger sis... just then the phone kall and he ask for my cousin... she answer "hello" and then the guy was quite.. then he said in a creepy vioce and said.... "hi.... wats going on??" my cousin was scared so she hung up the phone..

This happened to me when i was at the age of 4. i was living at my grandmas house with my parents at the time, well me and my brother had a bunk bed that we shared. well i was at the bottom and he was on the top. We where just about to get ready to go to sleep when the whole bed started shaking, nothing in the room shook but the bed and we screamed and my parents came in there and it stopped. I dont know what the reasom for that was or why it happened but there was definitley something evil there. even to this day i feel wierd when i go in that room!

When we tell these stories to each other, we never have the assurance of if they were real or just a dream. But I can tell you a story that wasn't a dream that happened to me in Colombia, South America.
One day, my friend came over and we hung out in our house all day till it was about 3 PM. He got on the computer and I laid in my bed, my head in the spot where my feet usually are. I left the window opened and let the fresh air hit my body as I slowly fell asleep. As I watched my friend Jerrik play computer in slowly fell half asleep and still could hear him play. As I was laid there, I felt the side of my bed sunk downward as if someone stepped on it to get to the window and close the window. So I figured that this was one of my parents trying to close the window. But as soon as I thought that, I felt two big hands push my down towards my bed, making my air gasp out of my body. I felt as if I was deep inside my bed and I only had a little breath left to yell "jerrik! jerrik! jerrik!" When I yelled that there was no answer from my friend, but instead I heard this thick, gruesome voice, repeatedly say, "no no no" three times. The voice sounded like an old man that had a twist of an deep echo to it. As soon as this was said, I felt him let go and I could NOT move. I layed still, speechless, goosebumps all over my body when I heard the plane fly accross the sky and I opened my eyes. Then I quickly looked at jerrik and said, "didnt you hear me call your name?!" and his response was, "no.."

This following story is a story my friend from Miami told me. It has nothing related to ghost or spirits. But its something that could happen to any of you.
One day, a young lady, about the age of 16-17 was sitting on her couch watching television. She had her television in front of her and a sliding door that was made of glass behind the television. As she was sitting there enjoying her show, she saw this figure in the glass. She looked up quickly and saw that there was an old, sucked up, freaky looking man, and stared right into her eyes behind the glass. She quickly didn't hesitate and turned to grab the phone! She grabbed the phone and dialed 911. When she looked up after she called the police the man was gone. The police came in no time and looked for footsteps behind the glass door, but, when they did, they found NO footprints behind the glass door, but, when they checked behind the couch that she was sitting on, there were footprints... This following story is a story my friend from Miami told me. It has nothing related to ghost or spirits. But its something that could happen to any of you.
One day, a young lady, about the age of 16-17 was sitting on her couch watching television. She had her television in front of her and a sliding door that was made of glass behind the television. As she was sitting there enjoying her show, she saw this figure in the glass. She looked up quickly and saw that there was an old, sucked up, freaky looking man, and stared right into her eyes behind the glass. She quickly didn't hesitate and turned to grab the phone! She grabbed the phone and dialed 911. When she looked up after she called the police the man was gone. The police came in no time and looked for footsteps behind the glass door, but, when they did, they found NO footprints behind the glass door, but, when they checked behind the couch that she was sitting on, there were footprints...

this happened to my friends.
my friends names are talia and steph.
one day they were in talias room talking and stuff and they said that stephs mobile phone stared ringing talias coz it shows whos ringing on the phone. then the CD player turned on and her brush stared moving across the room and fell on the floor. none of my friends belived her. so i said i'll stay one night and see if anything happens. so i stayed and we went to play the playstaion 2 cause we were bored and we turned it on then we were gonna turn it off and move it. then i said "talia did you turn the palystion 2 off?" she said "no" thats was werid then we went in her room and we pluged it in and turned it on and it wouldnt work and we tryed everything but the CD player and the TV wasn't working then we looked at the power piont and it was off. a stayed another night and we heard a door close to her room close she went and had a look and no one was there.