Something just didn't feel right...
You don’t have to believe in ghosts, demons, or the afterlife. If they exist, they definitely believe in you, and they will reach out to you and make themselves known when the time comes. Sometimes, a deceased relative may arrive to watch over those who are getting close to the end of their lives. Other times, the ghostly apparition may be a total stranger.
Those chills you get aren’t just mistaken bodily functions; they may mean that danger is closer to you than you realize. These people experienced the truly unexplainable and lived to tell the scary tale.
The Lone Cowboy
I was staying the night at a friend’s house when I was about 13. We were watching The Shining with her older sister and another friend when I saw a black figure in my peripheral vision. I turned my head all the way to the right and watched this solid black figure in the shape of a man wearing a cowboy hat walk from one side of the house to the other. I didn’t say anything to my friend when it happened. I thought maybe my mind was just playing tricks on me because the movie was scary.
After the movie my friend’s sister and others all left the house to stay elsewhere. My friend’s parents were out of town. In the middle of the night I woke up to someone stomping up the stairs toward the room we were sleeping in. We thought maybe her sister had just come home and ran upstairs to bed. We went to check and found no one. We heard the stomping a few more times, and then a really loud bang on the wall… the wall between our bedroom and the outside of the house… on the second story.
My friend looks me straight in the eyes and says “Did you see the man earlier?” I swear no one else was home, and my friend was just as terrified as I was. We hid under the blankets and didn’t come out until we could see sunlight. (Seharrison)
My grandfather was a Basque sheephearder, and was really into these basque wooden carvings of shepherds you hang on the walls. He gifted me several over the years.
He passed away a few years ago, and the next day after he passed, in the middle of the night, I woke up to a weird crash noise. One of these wood carvings was laying face down in the middle of the floor in the kitchen, way far from where it was hung before. It would have had to jump over a lamp and a sofa to fall like that! I had no explanation.
As I’m turning it over, a second crash in the hall. Another wood carving falls off the wall in another room and slides all the way down the hall, into the kitchen, exactly to the same spot. (nmidiart)
Stranger at the Door
I usually get home from work and leave the door unlocked for my roommate who usually arrives at around the same time. Well one day, I apparently had locked the door without thinking about it, which turned out to be a lifesaver. Our front door didn’t have any windows or a peep hole so you can’t see who is there.
I was in my bedroom when I heard the doorbell ring. I thought it was my roommate who couldn’t get in because I’d always leave the door unlocked. As I’m walking to open the door, I get this overwhelming feeling with chills that I should not open or unlock the door. It stopped me dead in my tracks.
So as I’m standing on the other side of the door, the doorbell starts just constantly ringing, and I can hear a guy singing and whistling on the other side. He starts knocking and finally tries turning the doorknob over and over. Now, on any given day, the door is usually unlocked but that day for some reason I had locked it.
As he’s trying to open the door, I hear him yell “I know you’re in there b**ch. I can see your car in the driveway.” He stands there for five or so minutes and leaves. I had called the police, and apparently he had been running around my neighborhood doing this to random houses. But who knows what would have happened if I hadn’t had that feeling of locking the door and then not opening it. (AuDBall8441)