02/26/17

Reader Submission: The Man at the Door

“My father always argued that a near death experience was the result of chemical processes in the brain.

This all happened Wednesday night, 2/15/17. I returned home after my husband had taken me out for a fancy diner the day after Valentine’s Day because it would be less busy. After we got home, he went to bed and I stayed up watching YouTube.

At 11:30 p.m., I heard someone knocking on the front door and it sounded like they might be trying to break in. I started yelling, asking who it was. It was a police officer.

I told him to hold on. I ran up and told my husband to get up and come down…’It’s the police.’

My husband talked to the officer as I hid behind the door. The officer asked for me. I came out from behind. He then said something that knocked the wind out of me. Mom couldn’t reach me by phone. Come to her house. My father’s in the hospital.

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08/8/16

Reader Submission: The Footsteps

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“I live with my father and two nights ago I dropped him off at the airport as he was spending a month in Florida. I fell asleep at 3:30 am, very exhausted, but was ‘jarred’ awake at exactly 5:00 in the morning. I could not understand why I was awake, since I knew I was exhausted, but then I heard it: footsteps coming up my stairs. The sound was as clear as a bell.

The logical part of my mind was trying to make sense of it. I wondered if perhaps my father had returned from Florida, but I knew he would have called. The footsteps moved into the hallway and crept closer to my bedroom. As the steps drew closer and closer, I watched the handle on my bedroom door, just waiting to see it turn. I then heard whatever it was take two steps into my father’s bedroom, then nothing. I waited five minutes and then went out to investigate.

In the back of my mind, I knew I wasn’t going to find a person . Still, I opened my door and peeked into dad’s room. I didn’t see anyone. Frightened, I returned to my room, switched on the lights, and left them on for the remainder of the morning. Since that night, I’ve been awakened a few times, but I have not heard the footsteps again. I must say, nothing is more frightening than hearing footsteps coming right up to your door.”

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07/17/16

Ghost Photo: The Basement Dweller

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The story behind this shadowy photo is that a group of carpenters snapped it in a basement and then refused to work there again. What do you make of the image?

03/17/16

Creepy Wiki: 100 Spooky Articles from Wikipedia.com

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Enjoy reading about ghosts, ghouls, and other spooky phenomenon? Here are 100 creepy Wikipedia articles that will scare you silly.

Strange Phenomena and Events

  1. Min Min Light – “An unusual light phenomenon that has often been reported in outback Australia.”
  2. Deathbed Phenomena – “Refers to a range of paranormal experiences claimed by people who are dying.”
  3. Bilocation – “An alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located (or appears to be located) in two places at the same time.”
  4. Spontaneous Human Combustion – “Reported cases of the combustion of a living human body without an apparent external source of ignition.”
  5. Morberly-Jourdain Incident -“Claims of time travel and hauntings made by two women in 1901.”
  6. Electronic Voice Phenomena – “Electronic voice phenomena (EVP) are electronically generated noises that resemble speech, but are supposedly not the result of intentional voice recordings or renderings.”
  7. Spooklight – “A mysterious visual phenomenon allegedly experienced by witnesses in a small area known locally as the ‘Devil’s Promenade’ on the border between southwestern Missouri and northeastern Oklahoma.”
  8. Hairy Hands – “The Hairy Hands are a pair of disembodied hands that appear suddenly, grab at the steering wheel of a moving car or the handlebars of a motorcycle, and then force the victim off the road.”
  9. The Devil’s Footprints – “After a heavy snowfall, trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles. The footprints were so called because some people believed that they were the tracks of Satan.”
  10. Maco Light – “A supposedly anomalous light, or ‘ghost light,’ occasionally seen between the late 19th century and 1977 along a section of railroad track near the unincorporated community of Maco, North Carolina.”

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