Ghosts. Spirits. Demons. Just that creepy, icky feeling where the hair on the back of your neck stands up.
A lot of us have had at least one unexplainable experience in our lives.
They’re unforgettable, and they haunt us forever.
If you answered “no” to the question above, you might change your mind by the end of this list.
Check out these 19 people’s spookiest, craziest paranormal experiences.
My father died about five years ago. Sometimes I am simply hit with the overwhelming smell of his cologne.
There’s no “logical” reason for it- I always used those ridiculous, artificial coconut air fresheners in my auto and my apartment never really smells like anything- but it’s always kinda nice when it happens.
I like hearing that other people have had similar experiences- it attains me feel like less of a weirdo haha . –c0ldethyl
Not the dog
I was sitting in a recliner in my living room at 3 am watching a horror movie.
I was covered in a soft blue sheet which laid pretty flat because I was pointing my toes forward.
Suddenly, my dogs tail starts to rise from underneath the blanket which creates a sort of tent at the edge of the recliner.
I supposed to say to my dog, “what are you doing there weirdo”( I don’t let them near recliners because a puppy had clipped his ear near one and I didn’t want a repeat) and I lean over to look at him.
I look over the edge of the recliner, and abruptly the sheet fells flat back to my body.
My dog is across the room, sleeping quietly with my other puppy. I calmly turn off the tv, going to see my room and sleep . –OliveJuiceYou
This hits home. My papaw was in ICU, and I was 7 months pregnant. I dreamed he visited me, crying,” I’m sorry I won’t be there .”
The ICU called my aunt the next morning saying he had a massive stroke he would not come back from, and they suggested she call in the family .
I also dreamed when I was 3 or 4 days past my due date that he was sitting on a couch with me and slapped the cushion between us to scare me like always.
I awake up freaked out and told him,” DO NOT try to scare me into labor! NOT FUNNY .” He apologized in the next dreaming . –MaybeVaderLater
This gave me goosebumps. When I was about 11, I woke up in the middle of the night crying, practically screaming and my mum had to calm me down.
About 4 hours later my auntie called from Thailand telling me that my granddad has passed away.
Fast forward to 3 years ago.
I had a dreaming that my granddad came to visit me telling me that my boyfriend’s granddad will be fine and that they are together.
I woke up that morning to the news that his granddad has passed this night . I believe in this so much . –1v9v9v5
The next one will give you nightmares.
Lying on my sofa in my living room, and from there I can look down a 20 ft hallway and ensure my mommy in bed read, door half open.
I’m seeming down, and her doorway slams so violently that it shook the house kinda violent.
She immediately comes sprinting out in a rage( as she often does) screaming at me for slamming her door when she was trying to relax.
The scariest aspect was that I considered her in bed, 10 feet away from the door . –smileyjordan
My two cats that I had most of my life were both poisoned and killed a few years ago.
After their death when I was still living at my mothers’ home, I swear I could feel a cat jumping up onto my bed and walking around.
It would wake me up a lot, but sometimes it was also when I was awake and read in bed. We would also hear the thump of a cat leap off the dining room table and onto the hardwood floor .
My parents have since adopted two more cats so now it’s hard to tell what voices are phantom and what sounds are coming from the living cats –khaleesi1 808
I still think about this sometimes and remind myself it was just my imagination .
I was going through a rough time a few years ago, and I was asleep one night and dreaming that I was laying in my bed crying and my mom was sitting next to me rubbing my back telling me everything was going to be ok.
It was sooo real, so real that in my dreaming I remembered that my mom had died several years earlier, and I woke up, but I could still feel someone rubbing my back.
I was home alone, I’m a grown-up man, and I was scared sh* tless.
I couldn’t move I was so scared, so I merely laid there until the sun came up and jumped out of bed.
I’m not a big believer in spirits, but that induces me want to believe she was there that night . –epmoya
Shadow on the wall
My now-deceased grandpa was known to have paranormal experiences related to him in his life .
Once when I was around 10 years old, I stayed one night at his home( my grandmother had already passed away, so he was living alone .).
Before I went to bed that night, I went to the kitchen to rinse my hands.
As I’m clean my hands in the sink, suddenly I insure the shadow of a giant human is in front me on the wall. I turned around, and no one was behind me .
It couldn’t be my darknes as the lamp was on top of me and my shadow was on the ground.
Never have felt any kind of fear like that in my life.
I madly escaped the kitchen and assured that my grandfather was sitting calmly on the ground watching TV . –KazEmpire
My dog passed three weeks ago.
T his morning I was laying in bed because I awoke 30 minutes before my alarm and I was just thinking about stuff when I hear a small bark outside my door.
My dog would always bark whenever he wanted to come back inside. I just started crying because I didn’t know what to think –iantivxst
The next one seems like it could happen to everyone.
Friend in the hall
One night a few years ago, a friend indicated up at our home rather drunk and asked if he could crash in our spare bedroom rather than drive home.
Of course, we stimulated the bed for him and let him remain.( After all, friends don’t let friends drive drunk .) My husband and I went to bed shortly after .
In the early hours of the morning, I heard motion and awake up enough to turn my head and look towards our bedroom doorway. I watched the silhouette of a tall, thin figure standing there.
Our friend is tall and thin, so I assumed it was him trying to find the bathroom and rolled back over. At this phase, my husband asked me if I hear footsteps . ” Yeah, it was[ friend ]. He stayed the night, recollect ?” ” Honey,[ friend] left a few hours ago .” We both shooting out of bed and searched the house. There was no sign of anyone, the windows were all shut, and the doors were locked from the inside . –Dfarrey8 9
In the corner
I have quite a bit, but this one was the time I actually saw something. I once heard some bumping in the corner of my room, and I had to be up in like 6 hours.
I’ve never minded cohabitating with spirits, but they’ve gotta respect the fact I need fucking rest . I said out loud” Please stop constructing noise; I’m trying to SLEEP .” After that, I considered a long black shadow snake up my armoire and nest in the corner on the top of it . I moved to the couch . –SharpieScentedSoap
I don’t know if this counts as paranormal or just my tired mind playing tricks on me .
One night, I was laying in bed. I was tired as hell and could barely maintain my eyes open. As I laid there with my teddy bear, the air started to feel eery.
Didn’t think much of it, so I started dozing off .
As I nearly fell asleep the teddy bear was ripped( fell ?) from my limbs and I hear person say ” Run .” in my ear.
The voice was so clear and so cold. There was no mistaking it; I genuinely heard a voice. I did not get any sleep that night . –KymmaLabeija
Every now and then, right before I fall asleep, I’ll have an auditory hallucination of someone screaming my name.
Always sneaks me out.
I’ve never had my teddy bear taken away from me though.
When I was in elementary school, I shared a queen size bed with my older sister and our family dog( a mutt that looked like a short haired Lassie) would sleep at the foot of our bed every night.
When I was about 6 years old, I woke up one night around midnight and assured a dark figure standing at the foot of the bed.
The figure was entirely in black without any eyes or a face. I tried to wake my sister up, but she rolled over to go back to sleep.
My sister must have accidentally kicked the dog because the dog woke up and raised her head and started growling at the figure at the foot of the bed.
The growling then woke my sister up, and she saw the figure and started screaming.
When my parents came into the room and turned the light on , nothing was there . To this day, both my sister and I are adamant that we find a ghost or other demon in our room. We know we aren’t crazy because the dog considered it too .
The next one is also about a dog, and it might be even creepier.
This one still boggles my intellect to this day. When I was a kid, my puppy sleep in my room every night.
I have 2 siblings, so everyone in the house slept with their rooms’ doors closed.
One morning my dog woke me up, probably at around 4-5 am, by scratching on the door to go out. Just as I get up, the door opened, the dog went out, and the door closed again.
I stepped out into the hallway to see who opened for my puppy but nobody was there. I checked my siblings, and my mothers’ rooms and they were all fast asleep.
My room is the first in the hallway, so I would have definitely seen anyone who opened my door.
Asked my family later on and they just looked actually spooked and asked if I didn’t just imagine it all . –IdkIfImADoctorOrNot
I’m fairly certain this was just hypnogogic hallucinations, but it’s more fun to think it was paranormal . I woke up around 4:30 am and had just snapped out of a reasonably vivid dream .
I looked over at my bedside and noticed there was a dog standing there. I do not own a puppy.
My eyes started to adjust in the darkness, and I realized it was my parent’s deceased Greyhound.
I recollect moving forward to confirm he was actually there and he stepped back a bit reacting to me. Then slowly he started to fade away as I blinked and scratched my eyes . Kind of creeped me out but it was also a little comforting like he was checking up on me .– augustholiday
I had a terrible dream and woke up screaming. I ran to turn on the illumination in my room because I still felt scared.
I made the illuminate switching, and the lighting did that bright flash thing and burned out, so I panicked and opened my bedroom door.
There were two dark silhouettes and one reached out to touch me. I woke up again.
Turns out that was a dream too. I went to turn my light on a little less panicked this time, and it was burnt out.
I operated upstairs and made my roommate change my lightbulb because every time I tried to go in there, I instantaneously got goosebumps and that” not alone” feeling . –MacNamedDre
Every night, just before I go to sleep, I’ll watch a couple youtube videos, peruse Reddit, then defined my phone’s alarm and set it on the nightstand next to my bed .
Well, two weeks ago, I woke up late for run from my wife’s alarm instead of mine.
My telephone was missing, and I knew I had put it next to me like I always had. She called it and, somehow, my phone was on the other side of the chamber of representatives on a shelf in a shut closet.
It was super creepy because I “ve never” slept strolled( as far as I know ).
S o, somehow my phone was transported from my nightstand, across the house, and into a closed closet . The whole thing still amazes me . –Mr-Phish
Calling Your Name
I’m around 12 years old. It’s early in the morning, I’m in my bedroom upstairs, getting ready for school. My mother is in the shower in the upstairs bathroom.
Clear as day, from the bottom of the stairs, I hear my father call my name, full volume. I answer. Nothing. I go to the stairs , no one there.
I call my dad at his office that is a half-hour drive away. He answers his office phone. No one else was in the chamber of representatives . –dollar_slices
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