Give us your best ghost story or ghostly experience

October 13, 2008 7:02pm CST
I honestly thought that someone would have done this already but i've searched it and the last ones are from 2 years ago so with it being halloween soon i'm looking for the best ghost stories you've heard. They don't have to be personal or real they just have to be good if they are personal and real even better but truthfully how will we ever know. I love ghost stories and think they are even better when they come from people that you know. Mine is a true story and the reason i advise everyone not to use a ouija board. There was a phase when we were kids where everyone seemed to be into them at home at school everywhere. We did one at my friend shells house and we contactd a few spirits that told us various facts that later turned out to be true. Then we started getting a regular spirit called Carl on who seemed to like speaking to me in particular and would ask for me to join when he was present. His sister however did not like me one bit and started to threaten me so i stopped joining in. Although it was scary at the time i what i found more scary is i started to feel like i was being watched and not alone when i clearly was. I felt something pressing down on me at night and thought i saw something at my friends house but couldn't be sure. The last straw for me is when they decided to do a makeshift board at school they got nothing at first and i was encouraged on because they felt then needed more people. As soon as i touched the glass I felt nervous and Carl came on. After a couple of minutes I couldn't concentrate and came off but was told by the others that he kept asking after me. It happened again when another friend did one at her house Carl again. It was like he was following me or attached to me It completely freaked me out and i've never been on one since. I ended up doing a clense of my room and reading the lords prayer and after a while i felt better and felt like i'd been left alone. Recently however things have started up again i'm seeing things out of the corner of my eye and i'm waking up looking at the door as though someones been watching me. So is Carl back or someone new this time? So lets turn the lights off and share those stories the creepier the better!!! Woo Hoo I love halloween!
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• New Zealand
14 Oct 08
A duplex building on the shore of Auckland city, New Zealand, was my first experience with the paranormal world...There is definately something out there...Some good...Some bad...My experiences were noises of crying, running, giggling children...Sometimes yanking of one's clothing when playing a game of pool...Noises of someone playing a game of pool, but when you go to investigate...There is no evidence that anybody was in there...The table was still set up ready for the next person, that may want to play...And yet myself & other co-workers clearly heard the banging of pool balls as if someone was in the middle of a game...On one occasion I went to enter a room & something/someone yanked my hair...It was so hard & very real, my head jolted back!...At first I thought I had got my hair caught in the door I was walking through...But I realized I was nowhere near the door for it to catch any part of my body or clothing...The crying child was a sound that I & co-workers found disturbing...There were days of thundering footsteps...Noises of someone storming down the aisle...I found the smell of burning flesh/meat, was one scary incident for me!...As the incidents increased, our employer decided to get help as thing's were not that funny, weird or comical anymore!...Through the local library & other research done by us & experts...It was found that in 50's/60's (I am not 100% sure of the year) the building we worked in, used to be an orphanage run by the Catholic Church...This explained many visual sightings, of female figures, dressed in blue attire (instead of black)just standing before or afar from you...I had seen three in front of me once, but felt no fear...When I realized I was not alone in this room, I could swear they were smiling down at me!...The angry footsteps, gigling, running children, the calling of my name by who know's (co-workers swear it was not them, who called me!) who, yanking of my body/clothing...But the figure sitting on the lounge suite in the games room was spooky & cause for a nervous breakdown!!!!...Cashing up the till at the end of the shift...Myself & three other co-workers heard the pool table again!!!...I sent the girls into the lounge to investigate the disturbance while I carried on cashing up!...Right before I was placing the takings into the safe, the three girls came rushing in freaking out!...I asked them what their problem was, at the same time, viewing the security camera, wondering why I had nervous, jumping up & down women, before me!...It was then I saw him!...Through the 14inch tv screen on my desk...I saw a hooded figure,arms stretched out on each side of him, on the couch, glaring up at me, through the tv!!!...Why?...To this very day, I don't know...But I got mad...I screamed at the freaking out co-workers, that they must have left a customer in the building,as he is still here!...Storming into the lounge,tired from the day's work, I discovered there was no one there!...I yelled back to my co-workers ( as they would not budge from the office) if the customer went passed them & if not, we have to find him so we can go home...The ladies screamed back to me "HE'S THERE!...HE'S RIGHT THERE!"...By now, two are having a nervous breakdown & crying uncontrollably, while the third co-worker, left them to it & joined me in the lounge...Both of us walked over to the lounge suite, this figure was supposed to be sitting on...Then the sound of pool balls, banging against each other, started!...Jenny commented on the lounge suite & the indent that was situated on the couch...Like someone was sitting in it, but,we could not see anyone/anything was there!...It was then, out of curiosity, I placed my right hand on the couch where the indent was!...It was eeriely warm!...Soooo...It was then, that Jenny & myself,joined the other two ladies in the office...In our hastey retreat, without even looking at the screen of the 14inch tv set( I did not want to see that figure again!), I switched it off,told the girls to step outside while I set the alarm, punched in the code for the alarm...And high tailed it outta there quick smart...That was my last shift there!...
14 Oct 08
wow fantstic bet that really was mind boggling for you at least you weren't on your own although i'm not sure it made you feel better. What happened did they do anything or do you not know. Thats alot of activity all in one place must have really freaked you out how long did you work there for? did it increase over time pr at specific times?
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• New Zealand
16 Oct 08
Hoyah...Sorry for the late reply...I am new here & working my way round Mylot...hehe...The figure on the couch was what did it for me...When I drove home I couldnt stop crying as I was so freaked out!...I scared the living bejeebes out of my brother who lived with me at that time...I couldnt stop shaking!...As far as I know, the three ladies, who were with me that night, carried on working there but all three had left within the next month...I heard they were freaked out again...Apparently the entire staff, boss, & other businesses around our building were witness to a vision of water cascading down a retaining wall,made out of rocks...Debbie my x boss claims she was in the office when her husband walked into the business to visit her...While talking my x boss claims her & her husband heard the sound of running water...The sound of running water, was loud as if, you were beside a stream/river...The hubby went to investigate the sound...He followed the noise to outside of the building to where the staff parked their cars...Then he saw what the sound was...Debbie joined him when she heard him running to his car, then ran back to the wall, with his digital camera...By the time Debbie realized what was what...She said there was a "waterfall" coming down from the retaining wall with...Get this...A teen boy sitting on a rock, in the middle of the waterfall, wall!!!...Debbie could describe the shirt, the boy was wearing...Not the colour...She never said the colour...But he wore a bushmans type shirt...The type my Dad would go hunting in...The chequered bush shirt type...Debbies husband had hoped to film & capture what they witnessed...But when it was viewed later...The film just showed the wall & people freaking out, but when the camera was filming the wall itself...The footage was very unclear of the waterfall, but the surroundings of what occurred around it...Very very clear!...I could share alot of stories...But to this day...Believe it or not!...The building burnt down again...This time the owner not bothering to repair...He just closed it down...I am just waiting for the next person to come & revive what lies there!...Happy Halloween soon...hehe
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18 Oct 08
wow thats madness that place must be like a hotspot or something i don't mind you sharing stories i love them i'm rivited absolutely amazing and so many people witnessing it aswell often only one person sees it how can you argue with practically all the employees and staff you should suggest to one of these tv investigetion places go and film it see of they got anything extremeley weird about the film/camera.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Hey mands, I remember when I was younger we used the ouija board too. I don't remember anything in detail because it was so long ago. I just remember being really creeped out every time we used it and finally getting rid of it and never wanting to tough one again. I don't remember anything specific, just a fear of using one again. I remember feeling my hands moving without pushing it and I do believe that it was really moving on its own and I think that's what was so scary. I just have no recollection what it said. I either blocked it out or it was so far back in the past because I know that I was very young. But, I know that ouija boards are not something to take lightly!
14 Oct 08
hey opal you might have blocked it out thats common yes if i knew then what i know now i wouldn't have touched them with a barge pole. Can you believe they sold them as games good lordi!!
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Yea mands, I remember begging my parents to get it for us! What the hell did I know! Then I couldn't wait to get rid of it!
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14 Oct 08
oh *shivers* i'm not surprised wise move chic wise move
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I could give you several personal ones....but I'll share with you what happened to my sister. One night she woke up in the middle of the night and saw a white shadow hovering over her.....when she cried out for her husband the shadow peeled itself off of her and disappeared into the night....her husband when he woke felt the presence too....they have moved from the house....but they both agreed that they definately were sharing it with others....it all started when they took out the old flooring in their kitchen....and lasted until they moved.
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14 Oct 08
Oooh creepy it must have made her feel better that he experienced it aswell though ooh thanks for sharing hun The only time i experienced something similar was in a hotel in milton keynes there was a white and black shadow. The black shadow was small floating above my head it seemed to be pulsing. The white one was the size of a child standing next to the bed. It seemed to just stand and stare and i noticed it seemed to have an o shape where it's mouth was. My boyfriend was alseep next to me and my friend in the next bed but neither of them woke up so i just covered my eyes with the sheet and ignored them like a big wuss. Very strange experience sometimes i wonder if i imagined it
14 Oct 08
ooh the closet one gave me chills
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Hello mands, I'm not one to believe in ghosts but I'm one to still be spooked and scared when I read stories like yours and from the other posters here. The closest thing to ghosts that happened to me was having three people (an aunt, my grandmother and a friend) in my life who have passed away visit me in my dreams. I started a discussion about it here so I'm just not going to talk about these instances some more. But I grew up in the Philippines and a lot of us there believe in the supernatural (I just had to put that there knowing you're obsessed about this show, heheh). Of course, when I was still there, I was afraid of ghosts, goblins and other monsters my imagination and other people before me have created. My dad would always take us on this hour-long drive to visit his family every Sunday or any special occasion. We always would drive back home late at night and there's this one area where everyone would tell us to be careful at all times. People would talk about driving through that area alone at night and they would be following a procession of people with a casket and then they would all just disappear. I always closed my eyes when we drove through. My cousin also told me of this story when they went to a resort and they didn't know that they were staying at a "haunted" suite. My dad was there and he also confirmed my cousin's story. She heard her then 6 year-old daughter's laughter and found her alone in one bedroom and asked her why she was laughing. Her daughter said that she was having a very fun time with the old lady in her room. My cousin took her out of that room right away. Happy Halloween, mands.
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18 Oct 08
oooh kids always seem to creep you out more i think because they are so matter of fact like it's suchabody not even acknowledging the no longer alive issue. I'm going to go find your discussion i was told they could communicate through your dreams so that shows you are very receptive are your dreams very intricate and colourful like mine? with sounds and smalls and the whole 9 yards? Yes you know me to well love the show haven't watched this weeks yet though i'm a bad girl i'm slacking lol
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I worked with a gal who told a story. when her dad was a kid, he and the other children in his house got sick. They just didn't seem to be getting better. Since his mom was stuck at home with the sick kids, this one lady came over everyday to visit. His mom, finally in desperation, called a medium. She came to the house and said that what ever was making the kids sick was coming every day to do so and that what his mom needed to do was not invite this evil thing inside. Later that day, the lady came over and his mom told her that she couldn't come in. the woman walked away and the kids started getting better from that moment on. In a few days they were all well and they never saw that woman again. Well, as if that didn't convince her to stay away from things, she also was playing with a Ouija board with some friends, when the board sudden flew thru the air and hit a wall. None of them every messed with a Ouija board after that.
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14 Oct 08
ooh creepy lady like she was feeding on their energy or something oooh thanks elicbxn
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@Munchkin547 (2778)
15 Oct 08
Hi Mands! I've been trying to think of a spooky story to share with you but i don't think i really have one! hehe I do think my back bedroom is haunted though, i don't like going in there at night and get the creeps when i walk past the door to it when it's dark, don't really know why though - probably justmy overactive imagination as the rest of the house has a really nice atmosphere, feels cosy!!! hehe I love reading things like this though, i've been enjoying reading everyone's sppoky stories, am just sorry i can't offer you one of my own!! xxx
18 Oct 08
i know i'm like you thats one of the reasons i started it not sure about your back room chick only vibes i get are annoying ones from your damn lodger!!. You can sometimes get stuff that passes through ellie has it and i sense something similar in my friends back bedroom i get my hair flicked and pulled occasionally in there then other days completely peaceful.
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22 Oct 08
hmm there's definitely something funky going on in there, but nothing that's anyworse than the evil lodger!!! lol xxx
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• United States
19 Oct 08
You can take control in this situation. Several ways to cleanse are by burning sage to the 4 corners, and even though this sounds silly actually take a broom and wipe the walls of your room or house while telling any spirits who mean harm to leave. Use Carls name and tell him to leave. You can burn white candles and ask your guides to throw him out and not allow him back. Cleansings are never permanant. Thats why it is important for you to take charge. Tell Carl that if he means harm he can not be with you. It could be that you have simply opened yourself up to the other side. Once they know we are trying to communicate with them they see you as the door for them to communicate through. If you are not being harmed then there is really nothing to be afraid of from Carl or whoever it is youre seeing. Learn more about it and understand it. You will realize that there is little to be afraid of from the other side.
19 Oct 08
Thanks for your advise but this happened many years ago when i was a teenager and living at home. I am 27 now and no longer live in that house i haven't sensed carl in a long time it may not even have been him i may have been visited by someone else and not realised it i lost a ex-boyfriend around that time could have been him. I may have been putting 2 and 2 together and getting 6! For my late night visitor i haven't figured that one out yet but i am now starting to develop so this may be why i'm picking up on everything again some of it has been constant through out my life (dreams, sensing things) and some of it comes and goes (seeing stuff). I do not sense them all the time and whoever it is means me no harm i would sense it i have before. I get those feelings in other peoples houses often aswell again sometimes it comes and goes and it's not anything constant. My house doesn't have anyone perminent thats why i like it here it's peaceful i haven't seen anything specific yet but if i am deemed to then i will develop into that naturally. I am not worried about it and if i do get worried i do have friends that will help if i have anything attatched to me they would also notice but i'm 99% positive i would know. Thanks again for the advise and input take care
14 Oct 08
Hi mands That is the worst thing to do to play around with the ouija board, you are opening a door way for all sorts of spirits to come in and the worst part is not understand how to sent them back, some spirits are very stubborn like you and me, now Carl has got attched to you and will follow you where ever you go untill you release him properley, prayers alone won't make him go for good, you will have to let him go into the light. You will have to get a mediumn to help you. He may be quiet for now but he will come back again. I have had lots of encounted with the spirits but if you read my discussion I wrote, "Sounds Of Pebbles" That was an experience and now I have found out who was with me that night. it was my late step-father. Thaks for giving us a good experenice and Happy Halloween. Tamara
14 Oct 08
I don't think i did read that i will go search for it!! I was about 12/13 years old when that happened i'm 28 next month and i haven't seen him or sensed him since then. I didn't feel he was dangerous but you don't want a stalker type of any kind do you! If he reappears i will take the necessary steps to help him cross over. I'm alot older and wiser now and i seem to be developing a certain awareness which i'm told i had a child but didn't really pay attention to it. I have a strong sense of self and will not be as mild mannered if the situation reoccurs, I would definately never touch a board again ever and would advise everyone to stay far away from them. Right i'm off to find that discussion...
@rrowenaa (834)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
it happened to me a long time when my grandfather was sick, bed ridden. i was on the phone at 2:30 in the morning just behind me was my grandfather's bed. i was busy talking and talking until i felt something, there's something that's telling me to look back. and when i did, at the corner of my eye, i saw a figure of a short woman, all in black, looking down on my grandfather. i was still on the phone and realized, geez what's that? i looked again at my grandfather...the thing i saw was gone. i felt shivers. that's the time i said goodbye to the person i was talkin on the phone. then the next morning, i told the story to my mother. she said, maybe that was d spirit of ur grandfather's mother, checking on him and wants to come with her in heaven. Another scary moment with my grandfather, it was early in the morning, heading for work and getting the door when my grandfather asked me (he never utter long words anymore) "who is that woman at the feet of my bed?" and of course, there's no one there. i just said, "there's no one out there lolo". oh i cant go out of the house anymore. lol! x_x