Reader Submission: The Presence


“Here is a true experience I’d like to share with you. This happened when I was 17 years old.

My family and I moved to a very old rental home. The first six months were okay, but as the days passed, strange things started happening. My mother always used to say that she saw someone moving around the house.

Once, a very horrifying thing happened to me. I remember that my brother-in-law came for dinner one night. We used to have a maid that stayed with us. We were all having dinner at the table, and our maid was having dinner sitting on the floor. We all saw her having dinner on the floor. Suddenly, the maid was standing near our main door. We all got frightened as one girl cannot be at the two places at the same time. After a minute, she disappeared from the main door. My father said that maybe it was our imaginations.

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Reader Submission: Mom’s Doppelganger?

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“I think I was 15 or 16 when this happened. Our house was old and creepy as hell. One morning, it must have been around 6 or 7 a.m., I woke up suddenly to see my mom bent over looking at me like she was watching me sleep.

The room was very dim because it was so early, and I’m usually not a morning person so I was very groggy. She was wearing one of her school pride shirts and black sweat pants. She was barefoot with her hands on her knees and a very curious look on her face like she was examining me. I remember this vividly but it happened so fast because as soon as I woke up, I fell back asleep.

I got up a few hours later to find my mom watching TV in the living room wearing a different outfit. I asked, ‘Why did you change?’ And she looked at me, puzzled. We went back and forth for a while because she had no idea what I was talking about. Finally, it was like a light went off in her head, and she said with a gasp, ‘Oh God Melissa that wasn’t me.’”

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Dreams, Doppelgangers, and Disappearing Objects

Life is full of odd little moments that can’t be pinned on ghosts, ghouls, goblins or other supernatural creatures. The folks at Reddit refer to these strange events as “glitches in the Matrix,” and have taken to sharing their bizarre experiences online. Here are a few of their stories.

Grade School Doppelganger

“This happened to me in third grade, and it scared me so much I started crying and had to go to the office to talk to the principal about it. I was in the hallway for misbehaving, and my neighbor Tad (a year younger than me) came walking out of a class to my right, passed in front of me and headed down some stairs. We said “hi” to each other. About 20 seconds later, he walked out of the same class, passed in front of me, and headed down the stairs. I just stared at him, confused and afraid, and he looked back like ‘why the f are you looking at me like that’”

The Overseer

“At 12 years of age my mom let me stay in the truck as she went grocery shopping. As I wait I see an old Guy walking towards the truck with an indescribable look at me as if I know too much. he stops 5 feet from the truck looks at me for a couple seconds and heads back the exact way he came. it was rather traumatic for some reason and very confusing at that age. 5-6 years later my dad was showing me home videos of us at Yellowstone. At old faithful I noticed the same Guy, same look, same clothes peering at us on camera and at me through the TV. I’m freaked out just telling this.”

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