Reader Submission: Evil at Home


“I am a single mother of three kids, two girls and my son. Me and their father had just broken up so I moved out of our house with the kids and moved closer to my parents. I was working as a manager at a restaurant and my income wasn’t much. I ended up renting a house in my parents’ town for really cheap. It was a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom ranch style house. It needed some TLC, but I didn’t mind.

After we moved in and settled down, I started hearing scratching in the walls. I’m terrified of mice so I got a cat from the shelter. However, the scratching never stopped. The cat I got was a friendly and cuddly, and I thought she was just lazy.

Soon after getting the cat, I heard bangs at night. I’d be asleep and would wake up to banging on the walls. I would check on my kids and they would all be asleep. My cat slept with my oldest daughter and I would see her hissing at certain spots of the room with her hair standing up. The scratching and banging went on for a few weeks.
One night I was making dinner and I heard growling coming from my bedroom. However, it didn’t sound like any animal I’d ever heard. I assumed it was the cat, but my cat was on the couch with all my kids. The noise scared me, but I brushed it off.

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Reader Submission: Paranoid or Paranormal?

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“When I was little, I lived in an old house that was haunted. My older sister used to sleep over and wake up with scratches on her arm. My sister and my brother got so scared they refused to stay over. My mum called a priest, but we eventually moved out.

My first weird experience was when I was about 10 or 11 years old. I was in the house on my own, sitting by the fire and watching TV, when a reflection in the golden plate around the fireplace caught my eye. I saw what looked like a pair of little girl legs run across the room. The girl had on white tights, like a ballet dancer. I looked around and started to panic when I saw nothing there. When my mum returned, I told her about the girl, but she said it was nothing.

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