Personal Submissions/Experiences

Submissions from April 2001 through August 2001

From: Marco

This is the first time i ever did this so here it goes.

I have very active ghosts in my house, after reading your article I agree
that during hot humid weather activities increase. They or it ( I believe
there are more than one) tend to like me & my daughter . My girlfriend is
terrified by them, she believes they don't want her there. She left the
house and is living in an apartment.

They tend to make knocking sounds on the walls in very particular places but
different time periods, last night they activated a toy train / clock ,
earlier that day I playing with it with my daughter too.

A couple of nights ago I heard chains clashing pretty loud too. They know it
doesn't get me mad but I think they were goofing with me that night. I
always talk to them when I feel their presence, I tend to say things that I
would normally say to people rather than to ghosts.

Sometimes they activate other electronic baby toys.

Sometimes my daughter (1.5 years old) seems to be pointing  and baby-talking
up at nothing , I believe see can either see them or fell them better than

I was wondering if I try to set up a camera with a long recoring tape would
I be able to catch something?  Any advise??

My previous tenants that lived there also experienced this things , but I
believe the ghosts didn't like them. With the tenants the ghosts seemed to
anoy them more, like blowing out light bulbs constantly in one particular

I want to find out who these ghosts are, any suggestions??

There is one nieghbor that was talking to my tenants and told them about
these ghosts, so I am considering talking to him.

ok.. gotta go..

I'll be waiting for your reply..

Marco,  Video doesn't seem to capture spirits as well as a regular 35mm camera.  Take pictures, especially when you suspect that a spirit may be visiting you or your family.  It may seem ridiculous, but shoot pictures down halls and of the rooms when this happens.  You never know what you might get and in the long run, film is cheap.  As far as finding out who is haunting your house, maybe try just asking.  You can try asking questions with a tape recorder running and then replay it latter with the volume turned up.  Use a blank tape though so there's no chance of getting old static.  Good Luck.  -Ghostly Guy


I have been  dealing in some unusual things lately, I will adjust our
thermostat, where it want be too cold and it will be freezing again. there will also be
an odor,stale and musty.We have also heard voices in a room and noone will be in there.

My daughter has seen two images walk through her closet door.My aol will come
on for no reason by itself. I've seen a woman standing at my bedside and she
whispered my name. My mother was sleeping on my sofa and something in black
reached out for her and it scared her.

I am at wits end on what it could be, if you can be any help , please e-mail
me soon.

my e-mail adress is


From: Desiree

OK we think we have like 11 sprits on our house! We have one (eric we named
him) in the hallway, my best friends mom in the livingroom along with a little
girl, then we have 2 that proect the sliding glass door they stan on either
side of it, then we have one in the bathroom, 2 old ladys in one bedroom, and
another in my best friends room, then we have one in the 3rd bedroom that is
not very nice, and another downstairs. We have all had experiences with them.
Like one time i was siting on the floor with my roomies wacthing tv and i
felt out of the blue that i was going to pass out, 2 of our friend where
there and said that there was a white cloud above my head at the time that
happened to me. Then my best friend was comming down the stairs and she felt
like someone pushed her, and she almost fell down the satirs. Other things
have happened like i was on the computer downstairs and our dog was with me,
I felat like someone came up behind me and put their hands on my shoulders
looking over them and our dog stood up and was shoeing her teeth and
growling, when i turned around ther was no one there. But our dog was beat as
a pup and she has never growled at ANYONE! So i have no idea why she was. Now
Eric is another sotry, he will come in the living room and wacth TV with us,
but he will not come in any closer than the 3rd segment of the couch, and
just sit there and watch tv with us. My best friends mom will do the same
thing. They have turned on lights and other things too ! Could you please
tell me what is going on adn what we can do!! Plesae email me back at and let me know what to do!!!!
Desiree Rand

From: Rockerbabeluvya:

Hey. This happpened to my friend. She is always seariouse and swear to me she
isn't kidding. She never lies so it is true. I am going to make up her name
for her safety.

My friend Laura was swimming at her friends pool one day. She
swam over to a step and saw a man standing there. She got scared and went
under water. A couple of feet away from her she saw a little girl with braids
holding a teddy bear was floating in the water. She had a bad feeling and so
she got out. Her friend starting crying becuase she felt like someone was
behind her watchhing her!!

Here is one about her grandam's house in Minnesoata! She is not lying becuase
she swore on everything!!!!

She was staying at her grandma's house and everyone heard
growling and breathing. My friend walked over to the hallway and she saw a
beast walking back and forth through the hallway. She got scared and walked
away. The next week her aunt was sick so she was at the doctors. Her grandma
was gone so she was left alone!! She heard someone moving around. So she
walks around looking for the noise. She sees a lady doing laundry, doing
dishes. It looks just like her grandma but her grandma was gone!!

 One time my friend was spending the night. I asked
her if she has ever felt scared at my house. Just then she an angel above my
bed, by my door and window. Every night i pray for god to send angels to
guard me. I always pray for them to be above my bed, by my window and my
door. I had never told her that!!!!

From:  Caroline

I just got a new photo in tonight from a friend who was recently married.
All her other photos turned out completely normal and she assured me no one
was smoking at the time.  She gave me her permission to send this to anyone
who may be interested.
Thanks again!
This was on the negative also.

2nd Email:

I can see what I think might be more than one face, but none I recognize.
The one I see on the original photo appears to be one of a young woman.  The
only "visitor" my friend mentioned would have been a man.  I have even tried
to rescan the picture and lighten, but can't get the face to show up.  If I
do have any luck, I will send to you.


From: Carolyn Ruth:

This is one Sunday when we went over to my mom house in Vidalia Ga, This house is very old, but my parents had it remodel. I remember a lot of ghost stories that happen to me when I was little, but my parents would always tell me my mind was either
playing tricks on me or I was have a nite mare.  This is the way the picture came out when I took it with a step one, this my cousin flipping my son. I never paid any attention to the  picture, I just through it was messed up, but when I invert the color there appear a face of a man that I use to know that died, his  wife lived next door to my mom and she were drying at the time the picture were taken, if you find anything that I'm talking about you can post it if you want to and I don't mind responds. Thanks for reading.

Despite several tries, we could not download this picture.  But the story is interesting!     - Ghostly Guy


From: Carol


I use to rent a condo in Southern California with my brother and
sister.  I have to say up front that I'm a practical and logical
person.  I'm the type of person that people depend on not to panic in
highly emotional situation. I also do not get creeped out easily.  It
was early summer and my brother and sister had gone on vacation to visit
family out of state. A couple of days after they left I would get the
feeling of someone watching me but no one would be there.  Some times
out of the corner of my eyes I would see movement and turn to look
directly at it to see if there was someone in my home only nothing would
be there!  One night I was woken out of a dead sleep to someone (or
thing) caressing my cheek and the feeling of someone lying spoon style
in bed with me. Okay, now I'm getting a little creeped out.  The next
day after the incident I felt like I was not alone in the condo. I
called my other sister and told her what was going on while on the phone
with her I walked through the condo. I check my sisters' room and
closet. Nothing there. I walked through the kitchen to the living room.
Nothing in either room. I walk upstairs to my room. A creepy feeling
washed over me as I passed my room and headed down the hall to my
brother's room.  When I got to his doorway I physically could not enter
his room.  I looked in but couldn't see anyone.  So, being logical, I
told my sister that it had to be my imagination working overtime. Or so
I thought!  The night before my brother and sister were to arrive home
from vacation I had just climbed into bed. As I leaned over to turn the
light out I felt like someone was watching me. I looked acrossed my room
only to see a man standing there. That was scary enough but I could see
right through him! He was just clear that I could make out that his hair
just reach the top of his shoulders and he was wearing what looked to be
a 19th century tuxedo suit.

Being the practical and logical person that I am, I researched reputable
tarot card reader and went to see her.
I asked her what he wanted.  She cut the cards and got a look of fear on
her face when she read them. All she would tell me is that he had been
there a long time. Not in the condo itself, but around the area. She
told me to light candles to protect myself and not to talk to him other
than telling him to go away and leave me alone. So I did and he sort of
went away. What I mean by that is I never saw him again or "felt" his
presence but he made sure I knew he was still around.  Needless to say
my family and I no longer live there.

C. E. Scherer


Some years ago, I had two friends who stopped by to visit my husband and myself.  We had just been sitting at my dinning room table, talking about strange happenings and I asked Randy and Linda if they had ever had anything happen to them.  Randy began to tell of a story about his mother and her boyfriend.  He said that his mother's boyfriend and him did not like each other, in fact, hated each other, but the boyfriend had died some time that year.  Randy's mom had loaned the boyfriend a gray raincoat and never got it back.  One afternoon, during a heavy rain storm, Randy was at his mom's house and heard a loud knock on the back door. He went to the back door, opened it, there was no one there but lying on the ground was the gray raincoat.  Well, that's not too unusual, someone else could have just brought it and knocked and ran, however just as he got the last words out of his mouth, my hurricane lantern, which is held on with prongs came off, crashing on to my front door and breaking in a million pieces.  The strange thing about this is that this lantern had to go around a corner to get to the front door.  No one had touched the lantern.  My friends were so spooked that they immediately left my house in disbelief.  I was quite astonished at how this lantern could have so quickly come out of the prongs and flown around a corner crashing into the front door.  This has always been something I felt was the spirit of this man, who Randy had such a disliking for, still following him.


From:  L. Miller

Ok here it goes. I grew up in Newport RI. I lived in my grandmothers 3 story apartment house. I guess the best way to go is from the
bottom to the top.
Well to enter this house we used the back door. At that door, when you enter there are two sets of stairs. One goes down to the basement and the other goes up to the first floor. I swear every time that I entered that house it would feel like there was something very bad trying to "get me". I mostly spent my time on the second and third floors, so I would go in the door from outside and run to the second floor feeling that I was in grave danger. I hated to go to the basement and would only go there in the daytime.
The second floor was not so bad. Just the "normal" stuff. Doors opened and closed all by themselves. I know that to some one not there that sounds strange and I guess you would think that there was a normal reason for it. Let me tell you now that is not the
case. It happened at all different times of the day and night. We decided that we would props the door that did it the most open. We put a brick in front of it and it did no good at all. The door would still slam shut. The brick would be moved and we would all be in the living room and BANG there the door would go. When I would be alone on that floor at night it would feel like someone was watching me. I tried not to stay alone in that house.
The third floor was where me and my mom lived. It was the worse spot in all the house. We had a long hall way that went the whole length of the house. We had a ceiling light at both ends of the hall way. Never in my whole life did these two lights work right. One would work and the other wouldn't and vice versa. Most of the time neither would work. In the kitchen a few time we had a small "electrical" fire. The wires were checked and there seemed to be no reason for it to have happened. We had a door in the hallway that would not stay closed. I hated that room most of all, ok that and the back hall and the hall in the third floor apartment. My mom put a hook and eye lock on the door to keep it closed. Oh no, it sure didn't work. We would come in from being out and the door would be opened. Not all the way mind you, just a few inches. Every now and than the light to the room would also be on. When in that apartment I would have very vivid bloody nightmares. If you feel asleep and you happened to roll away from the door to the room, you would slowly wake up with the feeling that there was a man in the door watching you sleep. I would never look over my shoulder to see if there was anything there cuz I sure didn't want to see him.
As an adult I still get the shivers when I have to go visit my family that still lives in the house. I refuse to go to the third floor alone and never at night.
So that is my story. I swear to you it is all true. No one could be as scared as I am right now and it not be real.
L. Miller

From: Michele

This is a true story that occurred in Burlington, VT. I was giving a
woman named Barbara, Reiki (universal life force energy) one day at
work. As I am a sensitive I "saw" a woman standing next to Barbara who
looked concerned. I asked Barbara if her mother had passed over and
described the woman I "saw." Barbara said that, yes her mother was
deceased and the woman I was describing sounded like her mom.
Barbara was in emotional turmoil at the time over a business deal she
could stand to loose a substantial amount of money on (as it turned out
she did loose thousands and was very upset for a long time). We
continued the Reiki healing and left it at that.
Apparently this wasn't good enough for Barbara's mother. Two days later
Barbara came to me and told me an incredible story! A man she knows -
who only knows one woman named Barbara - her - called to tell her he had
come home to find an odd message on his answering machine - "This is
Barbara's mother. Please tell her that I called." Barbara's mother had
died exactly one year ago to the day! Needless to say, it sent chills
through us. Barbara's mother was determined to let her daughter know she
was there for her in her time of need.

From: CK

lets see wich one should i tell you see i have seen many gohst and wierd
things but one sticks in my mind. you see when i lived with my mom and
sister in a house in burkburnett texas things happend to me and to my
family.but one thing happend to only day i decided to stay home
from school and it was an ordinary day starting of but as the day
progresed thngs started like this.first i was in the bathroom doing my
hair and the light went off,then i turned it back on it turned back
off.well i didnt think anything of it so i walked out then theradio
started changing by itself.well that got me woried so i unpluged it,it
came on agine.i at this time freeked out and ran outside,and as i turned
around to look back i could swear to this day that it looked as if
someone was looking at me and the ony person in there was me bfore. but
i went back in and said that this was my home and it would haft to deal
with me.that day i ended up going to my mther was also
aproched by the eintity in the house she seen it overing above he bed
one night,and we all seen him sitting n our livingroom on two
ocasions,but there have been more acounts in other places. i will write
agine another time for now that is all.

From: Tyler

My name is Tyler and I live in NY, and my friends and I have experienced a paranormal happening. It was around the end of Oct. (2000) when my cousin, my girlfriend, and I decided to have a seance. It was a joke at first, but once we got to our location we soon were terrified. My family owns my gradfathers house (he passed away many years ago), and that is where we decided to have our seance. At that time the house was being fixed up by my father so it could be livable. We went into the bedroom, where there are doors to the bathroom, out to the kitchen, and out to the dining room area. We closed all the doors and it was compleately dark (there was no electricity at the time) and sat down on the floor. Already, we were scaried and when this roll of carpender's paper (?) fell over we quickly huddeled into the corner. Once we all calmed down we decided to get down to bussiness. We started asking questions as to if there was a ghost ect. There we noises coming from upstairs and we asked for the ghosts name, by "telling" one of us. We got as far as Kath when strange lights seemed to pass by the bedroom windows and I got a vision of a school-teacher looking woman wearing a black dress with her hair in a bun. My cousin said that she saw an indian looking girl that was terrified and crying. After more questioning and beging freaked out he decided to leave. Strangely the doors that we could have gotton out from were locked, and we left through the windows. Sense that happening, I have refused to go near that house at night. That is my story.

Two stories from Jerry:

My uncle's girlfriend use to be married to her ex-husband. When her step-son was killed, the light started to come on in his room by it's self. It would right before they would go to bed that the light in his room would come on. They would go in there and turn it off and it would come back on. It kept doing this for a scared MaryAnn (my uncle's girlfriend) to death. Her ex-husband felt like it was his son trying to tell him good night. They went and talked to the preiests at their church and they said that it was his deamon left over. After he had died,  his sole went to heaven and his deamon had been left behind. MaryAnn wanted to get rid of the deamon so she went to a couple of counclers and they all told her to "bless the house." She had open a door at the front of the house and start at the back of the house and go through every room saying the chat," By the power of Jesus Christ, I comand u to get out of my life and house forever." After she had done that she didn't have anymore problems from it. She has not heard from it since.

We lived in a house that nobody ever thought was haunted. But we had no idea that it actually was. The people that lived there
before said that they had a pianiao that would just start playing for no good reason. When we moved in the house at first we had no expeience. But as we stayed in the house longer, more stuff started to happen. My mom or I  would be in the shower and she would see a shadow walk across the shower curtain, we would see the shadow and look out and nobody would be there. The weird part about it is that they  would be walking toward the back of the bathroom. Or this one time, my mom was home alone and she was in the kitchen cooking dinner when she saw some one walk across the windows. We never thought much about this, we just thought that it was each other. Then one night my mom just all of a sudden woke and felt that somebody was looking at her. She opedned her eyes and she saw somebody standing in the doorway. Nothing bad ever happened. It just freaked us out really bad. Mu dad never saw any of these things, it was just my mom and me. Finally we moved adn nothing happened to us anymore.You haev to believe me, this is as true as it gets. I never believed in ghosts before i actually had an experience.

Thanks Jerry for the stories!  -Ghostly Guy

From: Pamela

When I was 18, my grandfather died.  I came home from college for the funeral.  The evening before the funeral, I felt as if my
grandfather was reaching his hand down from above me for me to grab his hand.  His presence was very strong.  27 years later, my grandmother (wife of the above grandfather) died.  During her last day in the hospital I sat alone with her in her room.  She was in a coma; she had been unresponsive for over twelve hours.  All of a sudden I felt as if someone had entered the room and was approaching my grandmother's bed.  As the "presence" neared her bed, I instinctively knew that it was my grandfather coming to get my grandmother.

From: Snowlord

My name's Wayne. I live in the city of Leicester, England. I would like to tell
you of what I believe  to probably be a friendly ghost who was there to
protect me during my earlier years up to the age of about 12.
It all started back in around 75' when I was 8 years old. I was laying in bed
one evening but couldn't get to sleep. I had that horrible feeling that you get
when your not on your own yet here I was in my own room late at night. This
first night was the first of many because I would like to fall sleep whilst
looking out my bedroom window which was situated on the far side of the
room. I always slept with my curtains open so I could watch the moonlight
and stars filter through.
However, this night as I looked at the curtain closest to my bedroom door I
had a strange feeling someone was there, just standing there. I turned over
and went to sleep a little scared of the feeling I was getting. When I finally
started to look at the folded curtain I noticed what looked like a sentry guard
from say the roman times just standing there like he was on guard. I could
quite clearly make him out. He even had in his right hand a long spear but he
never moved once not in the 4 or so years I constantly saw him. He was
there every single night and like many other apparitions people witness, he
didn't have any kind of aura around him, he just blended into the
surroundings of the curtain. I've told some people about it and they say it
must have been the way in which the curtain folded but when I got used to
him I used to just stare at him and he was definetly there you could make
certain details of him as your eyes started to adjust to the darkness.
Unfortunately, I never saw him during daytime or any other time for that
matter but over the years I believe he was a protector towards me say a
guardian angel. Stupid as it may sound, I really do believe this is what he
must have been during probably(I can only assume) everyone's most
vunerable years as a child.
By the age of around 12 he became less frequent only appearing the odd
nights until he stopped coming altogether.
I don't know who or what he may of been protecting me from but I can
honestly say I am pleased he turned up now.
If anyone has any similar experiences with this figure watching over them I
really would like to hear about it as nobody I've dare tell without being
ridiculed has ever heard of him or someone similar. I just want to know he is
for real!!!

From: Heather

I'm back, and I decided to submit my experiences. I feel bad that you
lost so many stories due to your hard drive crashing. I'll try to
remember as many details as possible as it was a long time ago.

When I was six years old my Grandmother died of a stoke. Even though I
was young, my parents tried to explain to me what had happened, and
through their discussions in later years, I know what took place and how
she was found in her apartment , ect.

We had just moved into a house the summer when she died; she got to visit
only a few times before she passed away.

After she had, nothing very strange happened until about a year later
when I was 7 or 8. During the middle of the day I was coloring something
on a desk, I walked away and when I looked back, the paper that I was
working on flipped up to a vertical position and just stayed there,
standing on end for about 30 seconds or so. I was freaked and ran and
told my Mom, who thought it was just a breeze, but it was the middle of
winter and the windows were shut. I remember thinking that !

Then a few years after that , I believe I was 9 or 10, I actually saw

My bedroom was the hottest room in the house, and when the furnace shut
off from blowing hot air into my room for the past 20 minutes, I would
often wake up and just lay there with the covers off of me to get cool
again so that I could go back to sleep.
It was on one of those occasions that I saw something outside my door.
I have no doubt that I was awake because of what I have just told you. I
was hot, awake, and trying to cool off and get back to sleep. I was just
laying there when I heard something.
My door looks right out into the hall where the bathroom door is, it's
only about 7 feet away from me. I looked out and saw an apparition of my
Grandmother. The face and shoulders were very apparent, the torso was
there but more blurred and as you scanned down there were defiantly no
feet. The figure looks whitish/gray and I could see through parts of it.

I heard my Grandmothers voice saying,"Brenda,Jim, help me, help me!' .
(they are my parents) She continued to repeat this as she made slow,
jerky movements like she was pounding at the bathroom door. She just kept
looking at the door, pounding on it in the slow motion way, and yelling
to my parents for help.

I was frozen to my bed!
After a few moments, she stopped her pounding mid-strike, and turned to
look at me; as she did, she disappeared from the floor up, just

I was so incredibly scarred I could not move, I remember I wanted to run
upstairs to my parents room, but I would have had to cross the very spot
where my Grandmother stood. So I stayed in my room, frozen until morning.

I told my parents about it, and to my surprise they didn't dismiss it as
a dream, they just listened to my story.

Later that day, my Mom  recalled to me the events that occurred during my
Grandmothers stroke.

She had been living in an upstairs apartment with the landlords living
down stairs.
During her stroke, she could not alert anyone to easily, so she proceeded
to pound on the floor and yell for the help of her landlords. She also
tried to dial the phone and call my parents, but could not. So all she
did was pound and pound until she woke up the people down stairs who
eventually called the ambulance.

Was she there that night reliving what had happened because she was not
ready to leave this world, or was it just a sort of reply for me to see?
Who knows, but for the next several years, all through my early teen
years, I always felt a presence.

Something once pulled my hair in a playful way, I was tapped on the
shoulder several times.
Some of my friends that would stay over also felt some of the same
things. One even got pinched in the butt once!

After I was 15 or 16  everything seemed to stop.

I really feel that adolescents experience alot of paranormal activity
during the onset of puberty. There is alot of chemical and electrical
chaos going on and I feel it draws out energy from other places. Many
stories that I hear have to do with older kids and teens. Perhaps that
was my case.

Thank you for reading

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