True Ghost Story: Voice in the Night

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“I had just moved into a new house with my family. All our furniture was set up, but most of the house was still in boxes. My husband and I had been up late getting as much done as we could before he had to work the next day. As a military wife, I’m used to being alone most of the time with my two sons (ages four and six at the time). Over the years, I’ve become really good at telling the difference between something freaky that’s not real and a random noise in the house and that is real. I don’t easily scare and can keep a logical, level head.

On that night though, as I tried to fall sleep, I heard a little boy’s voice right next to my ear say, clear as day, ‘Mommy, I’m cold.’

‘Okay, let’s get you back in bed,’ I said, getting out of bed and walking toward the door.

My husband sat up in bed and asked me what I was doing. I almost said, ‘Putting (son) to bed,’ when I looked around and saw that neither of my sons was in the room, and my bedroom door was still closed. I opened the door and peeked into my boys’ shared room. They were both sound asleep in bed.

I crawled back in bed and told my husband what I heard. He said I was probably dreaming, but it was one of those situations where I KNOW what happened, and I KNOW it was a real, audible voice. I’m a Christian and believe that all spirits go somewhere. They don’t hang around on Earth. But in the back of my head, I still think that some little kid just wanted a love and comfort from a mom.” – Reader Submission

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True Ghost Story: Night School

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I used to work as a policeman on a military base. I loved working the night shift, but weird things sometimes happened.

One night, I was on patrol with my partner when we went to an elementary school to investigate a triggered alarm. We looked around, but everything was in order, so we left and continued on with our patrol. About 15-20 minutes later, the alarm at the school went off again. We went back to check and saw an open maintenance door leading to the boiler. There was nothing there, so we closed the door and blocked it.

Twenty minutes later, the alarm went off again. We returned to the school, but there was no one there. Half an hour later, the alarm rang out again. We went back and once again found nothing. This went on until three in the morning when we finally had to call the custodian of the building for help. We searched every corner of the school until we eventually found an open maintenance door. It led to a tiny room, about the size of a closet, and the light was on inside.

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True Ghost Story: Haunted by the Past

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“I live with three other students in an old house near our school. The house is haunted, and a lot of creepy things happen here.

On one occasion, I was talking with a roommate in my room when we heard the sound of running water. My roommate asked if I had left my shower on, but when we checked, the shower was off. I went to check my other roommates’ shared bathroom (they were gone for the weekend) and was shocked to see a jet of water pouring from the faucet. The shower knobs were turned as far as they would go. Spooked, I quickly turned off the water and ran back to my room.

Another time, my roommate came out of her room and asked which one of us had knocked on her door and shouted her name. Nobody had. We were all in our rooms doing our own thing. Another roommate said that she sensed someone sitting in the living room at night, and another heard dishes moving around in the cabinets.

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Reader Submission: Last Call

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“I still remember this like it was yesterday. My father passed away in 2000. I was devastated, of course, although we had not been close at all. We’d been trying to mend our relationship the year or so before his death. I cried all day when I learned he had died. He’d lived alone and overdosed on prescription medication. His neighbors found him three days later.

The news of his death ripped me apart on the inside. I kept asking myself, ‘Why didn’t I try harder to mend our relationship?’, ‘Was I not a good enough daughter?’, ‘Why did he abandon me emotionally?’. The day after I learned he’d passed, I struggled to pull myself together. My husband had to go to work that day, and my two children needed me to be there for them. When he died, my children were three and five. So still very much anguished, I crawled into the reclining chair with my five-year-old daughter Sarah while my son Ethan played nearby.

I was holding her close and telling my children how much I loved them when the phone rang. I was in no state of mind to take a call, so I asked Sarah to answer, which she happily did. Upon picking up the receiver (no cell phone in those days), she immediately looked puzzled and looked over at me. I asked her who was on the phone as I was in no mood for sales calls. She said that the man on the other end of the phone was named Joe. That was my fathers name!

I didn’t make the connection at the time that it was him calling, so I just ordered her to hang up. After a few seconds, I realized what had happened. First, let’s be clear, I knew no other Joe who would be calling me. And second, if someone named Joe had been calling for a real reason, wouldn’t he have called back after being hung up on? I have had many other experiences in my life with the paranormal, however, this one hit home.”

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