Creepy ghost stories and paranormal Polaroids
October 31, 2008 —
Have you ever had a ghostly experience?
I have, and whenever I bring it up, share my stories, it’s always amazing to discover how many people out there have had similar experiences. It’s one of those things you can’t understand unless you’ve been through it – but the things I’ve seen in this world are either legitimately paranormal or I’m crazy.
I definitely might be crazy, but I find ghost stories endlessly entertaining. I’m one of those guys who, as I’m writing this, is watching the live Ghost Hunters special on SciFi.
To join in the fun, for this Halloween weekend I thought I’d share one of my own stories, and also one of my favorite ghost stories: the case of the Polaroid picture ghost. Scroll down and hit play on the links below to see a preview of the story, then feel free to share some of your own ghost stories using our comment section.
I haven’t experienced a good, solid paranormal experience in a while. When I was young, however, I was convinced my house was haunted. Lampshades shook violently on their own, weird sounds filled the house, and more than once I experienced unexplainable events.
Waterbeds were popular at the time (or, at least, they were in my family), and I had the kind without any of that spongy, wave-resistant stuff inside, so my waterbed sloshed around endlessly every time I rolled over. One autumn evening, when I was about 12 years old, I finished reading a book and laid down for the night. I reached over, turned out the light, and laid back in my bed.
A deep sense of fear overtook me immediately. It was a feeling I couldn’t explain, almost paralyzing in its effects. Suddenly my waterbed crashed with a huge wave, as if someone was standing straddled above me, at my feet, and had put all their weight on one foot. Then it was as if the weight transferred to the other foot, and I was terrified. Then, just as suddenly, the waterbed stopped moving – as if nothing had happened. I switched on the light and looked up, seeing nothing but knowing something was there. A faint red mist coalesced in front of me, formulated into a tiny red point, and then shot over my head, into the wall, disappearing.
I had no idea what to think, and don’t to this day. As far as you know I could have imagined the whole thing, or dreamed it – but I know I didn’t.
So that’s my story. Lesson learned - don't buy squishy waterbeds! Click below to see the top YouTube ghost story I’ve ever heard – or seen. And enjoy your Halloween weekend!
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