Readers Paranormal Experiences
True stories of the paranormal
Have you or a friend or a family member ever experienced something strange and bizarre that had no explanation? If you have had an experience with a paranormal situation such as ghosts or a haunting, UFO sightings, anything that is deemed as strange, unexplained etc., email us or use the contact form found at the top of this page & your paranormal experiences and your story will be posted here on this page. Your email address will not be shared, sold etc. Your privacy is very important and respected. There’s only one main rule: It must be, to the best of your knowledge, true.
Q: What subjects can my stories be about?
A: They can be about the following:
- ghosts and poltergeists
- out-of-body experiences
- unexplained phenomena
- strange creatures
- bizarre coincidences
- premonitions and ESP
- unexplained sightings
- past life experiences
- near-death experiences
Additional info to consider:
- Although I do edit the stories for grammar, spelling and punctuation, the better they are written in the first place, the more they are likely to be used.
- Please include where and when the event or experience took place.
That’s it. Thanks and enjoy!
Readers true stories and accounts of experiences with the unknown, the paranormal and unusual.
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- Yesterday I was home alone and our landline telephone was ringing but I ignored it because it was behind a bunch of boxes in our […]
- I encountered a paranormal experience several years ago and have never been able to work out what it means. I’m hoping someone in this subreddit […]
- First post in here. A few weeks back, my husband and I were laying in the living room watching tv late at night. In the […]
- One fall evening my mom, sister niece and I were all hanging out in the kitchen while my mom was cooking when we heard a […]
- So my daughter is 3.5 years old and last year my grandpa passed away. A couple weeks after him passing we were all at my […]
New readers account for: 2/6/2020
Name (Full name not needed): Greg D.
Email (Required): email@example.com
Details of experience: In 1998 my wife passed away from a long bout of Cancer. a few weeks after her funeral I was asleep in out condo alone when I was awoken by the TV playing even though I knew I had not had it on or was watching it that evening.
I proceeded to the corner of the bedroom which looked into the living room and saw two young women in their 20’s siting on the daybed my wife had passed away on weeks earlier. They were watching something on the TV that was in black and white but could not tel what. I was angry someone had broken into our home and went to confront them.
Neither one of them looked at me but stared at the TV and before I could reach the nearest one, I was hit with the most incrediable sense of peace and love I have ever felt. IT overwhelmed me and the next memory is waking up in bed.
During the time of this I felt totally awake and not anything like a dream state. The two women were in the early twenties, one brunette and a younger one blonde dressed in blue jeans and button up blouses and both wore glasses.
At no time did they ever look at me but I had the sense they knew I was there as my anger was very strong. The feeling I felt was one never felt before in my life after so much sadness and grief over my wife, I can only surmise they were so kind of guardian angels.
Location of experience: Alexandria VA
Date of experience: May 1998
Time of sighting/encounter (If known): 3AM
New readers account for: 6/27/2011
Name: Dr. Donald Ryles
Message: I just found your blog and wondered if you might like to post my true story . I have, just as you,experienced many strange events in my life
but this one is the most unusual so far. I don’t really have a name for it, but I came up with this one. Best of luck with your blog…It looks great.
The Hallway That Vanished
Several years ago I was taking my mother to see her doctor at a local clinic . We had gone there many times and always went the same route and took the same elevator to the second floor. It is a 2 story building .My mother and I were in the elevator with only one other person. A man dressed in a maintenance uniform who smiled and said good day to us . When the elevator doors opened the man walked out and down a long hallway and we looked out to see a totally different hallway than we were used to seeing . The plaques with the doctors names were all changed , the doors to the offices were completely different, and the hall that lead to my mother doctors section was not even there . It was just a wall. There was a crew of 4-5 men working on some sort of metal framework in the middle of the hall that was large. It almost blocked the entire hallway . I looked out of the elevator and was completely puzzled since I did not recognize anything . One of the men stopped working and walked
over to me and asked if he could help us . I smiled and told him that I must have been completely lost since I didn’t recognize anything at all . He sort of chuckled and ask me what doctor we were looking for . I told him the name and he said “Oh yeah, Doctor ____ is on the first floor where he has always been” . I was even more puzzled but told him thank you and pushed the button for the elevator to go down. As we were going down I asked my mother if her doctor had ever been on the first floor. She said as long as she had seen him he had always been on the top floor. When we got to the ground floor I walked out and over to a plaque a few feet from the elevator that lists all the clinics doctors and locations . It listed my mothers doctor as being exactly where we had just came from. We went back toward the elevator to return to the second floor to figure out what was going on and I reminded my mother that the crew had the hallway almost blocked and told her we could get around
the equipment they had all over the hall better if we took the stairs up. The stairs were directly across from the elevator. When we got back to the second floor the workmen were gone. All of the equipment was gone . The large device they were working on was gone . The halls were all back to normal . The doors were back to normal . The plaques had the correct doctors names and the section her doctor was in was back . Our entire trip downstairs and back up did not take over possibly a minute to a minute and a half . When I got my mother checked in at her doctor’s office I went looking for something that might help me explain what had happened. I searched most of the entire second floor and found no sign of a construction crew , construction, or any type of metal framework. I went back to wait with my mother and after her visit we rode the elevator up and down several times and walked the stairs up and down a few times and everything was normal so we left, very puzzled, to go home.
When we got to the car my mother looked over at me and asked “What do you think happened to that maintenance man ?” . I had completely forgotten about him. She looked over at me and said ” The hallway he walked down was not there anymore when we went back up “. I remembered that he had walked out and down a long hallway that when everything returned to normal was totally different . The hallway he walked down was very long and empty and had lights in the center of the ceiling running the length of the hall .He was the only person I saw go down that hall. In the normal setting once you exit the elevator and walk that direction you enter a small lunchroom in about 20 feet. I began to think in my mind that apparently he must have been connected with the crew in some way or he would have been as perplexed as us and not exited the elevator. Then my mother looked at me and said something that truly chilled me . She said ” What would have happened to us if we would have gotten off of the
elevator ?” . I am still not sure what happened that day . I have thought maybe we had seen into the future, or back in time, or maybe into another dimension, or into an alternate spirit world…I am not sure, but it is definitely the strangest thing I have experienced in my life so far.
The Anguished Man – new footage!
Hi, I set the camera up once more in the spare bedroom. The painting
has been stored away since the last recording. I recorded over three
nights for approx four hours per night, between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. I
recorded the usual banging noises but on the second night at approx.
3.25 a.m. I recorded the painting suddenly falling over and
immediately afterwards a small orb is visible just above the painting.
There were no drafts in the room and the painting was stood at an
angle against the wall so it should not have been able to tip over by
itself. I also experienced the strange mist again at the top of the
stairs, it was like I was suddenly surrounded by smoke and I became
very cold but then it just vanished as quickly as it came
– Sean Robinson
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An experience that will never be forgotten about!
Message: My story is very true. I can remember as if it was yesterday.It was 1961 i was 7yrs old. My parents, my sis & i lived in Baytown Tx.One night my mom told me to take the dog outside for a walk. I did’nt go anywhere because it was already dark outside, so we stayed on front lawn.The sky was clear & no clouds pretty stars. All of a sudden i heard a weird sound, a whistling sound. I raised my head up & could see something coming closer, i thought it was an airplane but it had lights all around it, i knew it was’nt an airplane.I was so afraid to move,stunned, shocked, finally got the nerve to run in the house & the dog was barking & howling.When i went inside tried to tell my parents but they did’nt believe me. My mom said i was seeing things.By the time they went outside the object was gone.Following day on the news,at a nearby ranch owners found mutilated cows injected with some kind of substance in the bodies.That’s when i realized i knew what i had seen was in fact real.
The Anguished Man update!
Name (Not required): Sean Robinson
Email (Optional): firstname.lastname@example.org
Details of experience: Hi, I’ve recorded some more footage of The Anguished Man if you are
interested. It is probably the best footage I have recorded so far. I
set the camera up again and recorded for four hours over five
consecutive nights. I recorded between 1 a.m and 5 a.m because this is
when the activity seemed to be more prevalent. I recorded several
strange whispering noises and other unexplainable sounds. I also
recorded what appears to be something moving in front of the camera. I
have no explanation for the events in this video. Thanks – Sean
New updated footage of the Anguished Man
Location of experience: Cumbria UK
Date of experience: May 2011
Time of sighting/encounter (If known): Approx. 3 a.m.
Mothman sighting or another unknown creature?
Name: Matt S
Message: I was in the Acreage (Royal Palm Beach), Florida lastnight (5/17/2011)at a buddys house waiting for him outside. I was sitting in a chair looking up at the stars, when i was startled by a huge Jet Black Bat looking creature with a 20 ft or so wingspan. It was so black that u could see it even in the dark of night. couldnt make out the eyes well since it was flying parallel and away from me, but i was freaked out bc of the size, and how quickly it came up on me. Just saw the pictures of Mothman, and I must say that the wings are dead on…. Any other S FL people see this winged jet black creature flying at night?
Time: Wednesday May 18, 2011 at 5:59 pm
Message: HELLO, lAST NIGHT AFTER 5 TO 7MINUTES AFTER MIDNIGHT WHILE ON MY BREAK AT WALMART OFF OF 3O1 AND ACTON LANE i WAS OUTSIDE SMOKING A CIGARETTE WITH AT LEAST 10 TO 15 OTHER EMPLOYEES. I JUST HAPPEN TO LOOK UP AT THE MOON, IT WAS A HALF A MOON LAST NIGHT BUT SURROUNDED BY CLOUDS. ALL OF A SUDDEN I SEE SOMETHING FYLING AROUND THE MOON AS WE PERCIEVED THE MOON WITH THE NAKED EYE. SO I’M WATCHING THIS UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECT FLYING AROUND LIKE IT HAD NO LIMITED CAPABILITIES FOR FLYING, IT WAS MAKING TURNS ON A DIME, AND THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE AND I SHOUTED OUT TO EVERYBODY TO LOOK UP AND SEE THIS AMAZING EVENT UNFOLD BEFORE OUR VERY EYE’S, AND EVEYONE WAS WONDERING WHAT IT WAS, AND THEN AGAIN 2 MORE EXPOSED THEMSELVES, SO THERE WERE 4 TOTAL JUST FLYING AROUND EACHOTHER LIKE AN AIR SHOW. THIS WENT ON FOR AT LEAST THIRTY MINUTES THAT WE WERE OUT THERE AND WE HAD TO GO BACK IN TO THE STORE AND RESUME WORKING.WE ALL WENT TO LUNCH AT 2 IN THE MORNING. WENT TO THE STORE AND CAME
BACK EATING IN MY FRIENDS CAR AT THE PARKING LOT OF WALMART. I HAD STEPPED OUT OF THE CAR AND LOOKED UP TO SEE IF THEY WERE STILL FLYING AND IN LESS THAN 5MINUTES ONE OF THEM SHOWED UP AGAIN LIKE IT POPPED RIGHT FROM BEHIND THE CLOUDS AND FLEW BACK INTO THE CLOUDS AND THAT WAS THE LAST OF THEM. MY CONCLUSION IS THAT I BELIEVE THESE WERE UFO’S THE WAY THEY MANUVERED WAS SOMETHING I ONLY SEEN THROUGH GOOGLE VIDOES OF UFO’S SIGHTINGS. FOR ME THIS IS TOTAL CONFIRMATION THAT THEY LIVE AND ARE HERE FOR SOME REASON THAT I’M NOT AWARE OF. THAT MY STORY AND I’M STICKING TO IT. FROM WALDORF MARYLAND, I’M OUT, CIAO!!!!!!!
Time: Wednesday May 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm
New true story submitted 4/9/2011
Name: dakota kane
Email (Optional): email@example.com
Details of experience: I was walking with my friends and saw something staring at us. It look like the night stalker in Africa. I told my friends to look that way, they saw it to. Then it let out a growl. We took off running, we told my parents but they did’nt believe me.
Location of experience: Sulphur springs, Texas
Date of experience: 4/9/11
Time of sighting/encounter (If known): 12:46
Black-eyed person encounter
By Mary W.
I have never forgotten this, even though it has been 20 years or more. I had an encounter with a black-eyed person and it is very similar to the other stories that I’ve read.
I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I had the encounter in the fall. My nieces and I were out shopping for some new shirts when I could feel someone looking at me from behind. I turned around to see someone with coal-black eyes looking at me.
My reaction was immediate terror and I felt like I had to get away. I think that he knew it, too. I felt like I had to look away and I did. A few moments later, something made me want to turn around and look at him to see if he was still staring at me — he was, and he was still as stone.
Just like in the other stories, there was nothing unusual about this tall, thin man except his eyes — coal-black, no white at all. I got my nieces and we left the store but while we were leaving, I felt like I couldn’t let on that there was anything wrong — even though we had not been in the store for more than ten minutes.
I wanted to run to the car, but I kept it to a fast walk, hurrying my nieces (who were small children at the time) and were wondering what was going on and why we were leaving so soon. I felt like I had to protect them from this black-eyed man.
I felt so relieved when we pulled out of the parking lot. This scared me so badly that I have never returned to this store. Thank you for reading my story. I stumbled across black-eyed people stories on the internet and felt compelled to write to you.
White monsters from the 5th dimension?
One of the most fascinating aspects in the research of paranormal phenomena is how strange things can really get. Most perplexing is when different types of phenomena overlap. This is sometimes the case with the Bigfoot phenomenon. Some researchers report that there is often something peculiar about sightings of the creature – something ghostlike or alien. Sightings have been linked to UFO phenomena. A trail of Bigfoot footprints sometimes ends abruptly, as if the creature simply vanished into thin air. Such mysteries have led some researchers to speculate that what we know as Bigfoot or Sasquatch could be an interdimensional creature – a being that can move from its dimension to ours at will. That is certainly not a theory that is widely accepted by cryptozoologists, but encounters like the one related by Bill cause one to wonder. This is Bill’s story:
My friend Mike and I swore each other to secrecy about that night in 1985. We promised we would never tell anyone whathappened, but since that night, things for both of us seemed to change somehow.
Mike and I used to do what we called “all-nighters”: we’d get in the car with some munchies and soda; Mike would bring his guitar and we would drive for at least two or three hours on the back roads of Pennsylvania, out to the middle of no-man’s land. Basically, our intent was to drive until we got lost, then switch drivers and find our way home. In our part of Pennsylvania, getting lost in the sticks isn’t too hard.
That night was the last day of our sophomore year in high school, so we decided to celebrate with an all-nighter. We loaded up my car and off we went. I was driving out because it was my turn to get us lost. The early summer night was very hot and the sky was clear. Mike was playing some tunes on his guitar, and we were having a great time. I should mention at this point that we were not in the least intoxicated. Mike is diabetic, so liquor was never part of our all-nighters. After about two or two-and-a-half hours of driving, we were pretty well out in nowhere land.
And that’s when it happened.
I was at the wheel and turned down a dark road by an old broken-down farm house. Suddenly, there was a flash of light and a bang! I hit something! It was just that quick, all happening in an instant. I slammed on the brakes and Mike and I looked at each other. I uttered a few choice words and immediately opened my door to get out of the car. But Mike screamed at me, “Stay in the car! Stay in the car! Let’s get the hell outta here! What was that? Let’s go!”
Strangely, I was fairly calm, ignoring the fact that there was a bright flash (or whatever it was). I thought I hit some animal. I wanted to get out to see if there was any damage to my car. I did get out and looked around. Mike, meanwhile, was having a fit because we were not buggin’ outta there. I looked carefully. No damage to the car, nothing in the road or under the car. Yet I felt strange… like I was being watched.
And just that suddenly I was hit with an overwhelming sense of terror. I had to leave that place and leave it right away.
“Mike, we’ve got to get out of here NOW!” I said.
Mike was really starting to freak out. “What is it?” he said. “What is it?!”
“I don’t know, but we have to move – NOW!”
By this time Mike had already slid over to the driver’s side of the car and had it running. I hopped in the passenger seat. Mike turned the car around and floored it.
The White Monster
We drove for a mile or two down the road without saying one word to each another. Our eyes were focused intently out the windshield. Then we saw, crouched by the right side of the road, this “thing.” It looked like a Bigfoot… only different. It looked into our headlights, stood up and ran in front of the car, across the road and into a large grove of trees. Mike hit the brakes as we both screamed.
“What in God’s name was that?” he yelled.
“How the hell should I know,” I yelled back. “Get the hell outta here!”
Mike jammed on the accelerator and off we sped at about 80 mph. We didn’t say a word all the way home.
What Was It?
The next day we talked about the entire night before: that strange flash of light, the bump, the feeling for horror and that “thing” we saw. I can only describe it this way: When it stood, I’d say it was about 6 feet tall, ape looking but human looking at the same time. It was extremely thin and covered in scraggly white or gray hair. It had an oversized mouth with lots of teeth. And its eyes… God, its eyes looked human and frightened. I think we may have scared it as much as it scared us. I don’t know.
Mike and I didn’t talk much after that night. But he did tell me that he began to “see things” every now and then. I admitted that the same was happening to me too. We both seemed to see, for lack of better terms, “monsters”… “things” – I don’t know, just things that shouldn’t be here. I don’t know what the heck we drove through that night or what it did to us, but it definitely did something.
My friend Mike passed away last year. He died in a car accident. Another person who saw the accident said it looked like he “swerved to avoid something.”
I know this all sounds crazy, and this is the first time I’ve ever told this story. Something did happen to us that night. A vortex, a time hole, a doorway into or out of a different dimension… I don’t know. Whatever it was, both Mike and I began to see things after that night, and they’re not ghosts.
What the heck happened to us that night 18 years ago… and why has it never left us?