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People Share The Reasons They've Come To Believe In Ghosts

I see the undead and dead. Do you?

People Share The Reasons They've Come To Believe In Ghosts

The spirits are at unrest. They are trying to reach us. Ghosts often visit us, and we cannot ignore them. They make themselves known and we try to play it off but as Sam Wheat taught us.... life goes on after death. (If you don't know the name... look it up!) There are plenty of BOOS to be had long after Halloween.

Redditor u/Musician_Moneyless wanted to hear from those who have had encounters with the spirits by asking.... People who used to not believe in ghosts but do now, what experience changed your mind?

Running Towards Us.


I've written about this before but once while falling asleep after a movie with the family I was awoken by what seemed like a small boy running towards the couch we were in. I immediately sat up and braced for impact. Now, I would normally chalk it up to falling asleep but my mom and dad also bolted awake at the same time. Before I could explain my dad told me he saw a boy running towards us. His description of the boy matched mine while my mother confirmed as well. Cubic_Ant

Worked at a public pool....

Worked at a public pool, I would work alone after hours cleaning the building and the pool. One night around 2 a.m. I'm cleaning the change rooms. The pool has been closed for 4 hours at this time.

I hear the sound of a child's laughter and bare feet running across the pool deck. I go out and scan the area; there's nobody in sight. The doors are all closed and locked, there is nowhere a kid could be hiding. No wet foot prints on the pool deck. I re-check the doors and the security monitors. I am the only person in the building.

It was unsettling. Oldmanenok

I hear Her.


When I was in my late 20's I was dating my girlfriend (soon-to-be wife.) We had been together for a while. One summer, July 3rd, her sister was abducted and killed by a group of six men. All the men were eventually caught and tried. The trials and the aftermath for the family were devastating and debilitating for them for many, many years.

Fast forward three months, after the funeral. I arrived at my girlfriend's house to wait for her to get off from her job as a nurse at a local hospital. Neither of her parents were home. Just me, alone in the house. So I went into the family room, turned on the TV, sat down in the couch, got comfortable and began to watch.

Clear as a bell I heard my girlfriend's sister's voice in my right ear, just off my shoulder, call my name. I turned to look at the seat next to me and of course there was nobody there. I stared at the spot in the couch next to me for a long while. Feeling a bit uneasy, I turned off the TV and went outside to wait on the porch. gaberax

In Hindsight...

I grew up in a very scientific family, I never knew my dads stance on ghosts, but they were never talked about so it really didn't matter. One day when I was in high school we were eating dinner, and I decided to ask my dad about our old house, and moving into it when I was just a baby. So he told me a story. Apparently when we moved into this house we lived there about a week before we started to receive "gifts" once a week. Every Friday morning, my dad told me that there would be some sort of hand-crafted gift sitting on the mantle of our fireplace. My dad was reasonably freaked out by this because we were the only ones with keys to the house, and the last owner moved well out of state.

So, he informed the local police, and they decided to patrol the property every Friday night looking for intruders. They found nothing, and as you could imagine the gifts kept coming. So my dad told me they eventually gave up and feeling helpless he went to our local church. Eventually he had a priest come and bless the house, and we stopped receiving the gifts. What really freaked me out about this was the fact that my dad never believed in ghosts, and didn't mention once that a "ghost" was causing these gifts to appear. He's an engineer so he always tries to debunk peoples "paranormal stories" with a realistic explanation, but he was 100% serious with this story.

One of the gifts we received we actually still have; it's a wooden sled with a small painting of a man (presumably my dad), pulling me and my sister on the sled. We received this gift about 8 months- a year before my mother passed away from cancer, so that made the painting on the sled very freaky in hindsight. My dad only told me this story once and he denied he ever told me it when I asked him about it recently. If I can find the sled I'll post a picture, it's very small and looks quite old. Bangkok_dAngeroUs98

Insomnia Effect. 

When I was about 10-14 I had terrible insomnia. I would imagine things & felt incredibly unsafe as though I was being watched although I never admitted this to anyone. I began only sleeping on the couch, with my back against the wall, and had to have the TV or some sort of light on.

I missed an immense amount of school because of this so my mom had me see a neurologist. The neurologist diagnosed me with some things but the crazy part was during my sleep study I slept amazingly well, no issues at all AND slept in the "real bed."

Eventually I got transferred to a children's hospital and speaking to the doctor I explained I would "see" things and felt uncomfortable, they had thought I was experiencing sleep paralysis.

When they told my mom she went ghost white. She pulled me aside and explained she was experiencing things, too. She described in detail what I was seeing. That evening she approached my brother & asked broad questions ("Do you have anything weird happen in home?" Etc..). He also described what we experienced.

It was then I realized we must have paranormal activity & I've believed it ever since. When we moved out of that house all my sleep issues abruptly stopped and I haven't experienced it since. ThatThreesome

Ashes to Ashes....


My girlfriend's grandfather's ashes were on a little shelf in the living room, right next to a very solid/heavy angel statue. Well one weekend she and I are fooling around on the living room couch and out of the corner of my eye, I see the angel statue fly off the wall, accompanied with a deep grunt.

Now when I say this thing FLEW off the wall, I'm talking 7-8 feet of air before landing on the hard wood and leaving a dent where the wing hit. Even if this thing had fell off the wall, it would've dropped straight down, not soared with force.

Well we both stood there in shock, and I whispered if she had heard the grunt as well, to which she agreed. So we both booked it for the day.

Well that night at dinner we told her parents what happened (leaving out the naughty bit) and Megan's younger sister burst into tears saying she had seen a dark figure at the foot of her bed the last couples nights but didn't want anyone to think she was crazy (Grandfather that died had mental health issues that caused a lot of pain.)

Welp after that day I was a believer. longfacepug

"mommy, there's a baby in there."

My wife and I swear that our daughter used to talk to ghosts when she was a toddler. She was an only child at the time. First instance I remember, was her telling me that she was talking to Nana. That's what I called my grandmother, who passed about 15 years before my daughter was born. My daughter was young and so I hadn't even talked about Nana to her, so I showed her a picture and asked who she spoke to. There were four women (three of which I didn't even know), but without hesitation she pointed to my Nana. Ok, no biggie.

Some months later, my wife and I are trying for baby #2. After my wife gets pregnant, my daughter is sitting next to her on the couch and puts her head on her belly and says, "mommy, there's a baby in there." Ok, maybe that's coincidence. She overheard us saying something. A few weeks later, my wife miscarries. Maybe my daughter picked up on our sadness, who knows, but she again puts her head on her stomach and says, "mommy, there's no baby in there anymore."

Then, several months and one more (very early) miscarriage later, my daughter tells us, "I was talking to my brother last night and he said that my sister is coming to live with me soon." Again, she's an only child and had no (living?) brother. We were still trying at this point, but had not taken any tests. We picked one up that night, and sure enough, pregnant. When time came to reveal the gender, I wasn't even interested. My daughter had already said it was a girl. Sure enough, I have two daughters. scrodytheroadie

Hey Grandma....

So my grandma use to live with me. She was in the room next to mine and would get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom (which is in my room). There is drop from her room to mine so we put a night light outside the bathroom so she could see the way. It was like this for about 12 years. Only a few days after she had passed away I was in my bed with my cat and dog reading a book or something.

I remember my cat and dog both waking up and looking to the night light. My cat got up and went to the light, pawing at it and making nosies. My dog just stayed still, not barking. I would grab him so he would calm down or go to sleep but he never took his eyes off that spot. That's when I saw what I can only say looked like light bend around the night light.

I was positive it was my grandma coming back to use the bathroom and or check on me and the house. To this day (she died about five years ago), I still have that night light there and turn it on every night for her. I haven't seen her or experienced anything like it again but I'm sure she's still around. rperez746



I saw a reflection of myself at the end of a hallway in a friends apartment building, only he told me the day after there was never any mirror in the hallways. lucozade6

Out of the Darkness.... 

My aunt used to live above a convenience store. It was a duplex and had a mud-room that connected the front doors to each apartment. The other apartment was empty and unlocked so my cousins and I would hang out in there. One night we are playing hide and seek in the empty apartment. My cousin and I are running from the seeker and the hallway door slams shut in front of us.

We freak out and end the game because we are too scared. We tell our parents and my aunt happens to have a night vision baby camera. She sets it up in the living room of the empty apartment and we can all see it on the tv in her house. We are watching it for about 10 minutes, dust is flying everywhere and nothing is happening. Out of the darkness, a Pepsi can rolls up and hits the base of the camera. Everybody is like wtf this is haunted. I never went up the stairs alone to get to her house again, I was to freaked out. About 3 years ago, the entire building burned down unfortunately, I don't know the cause. Gr8B8M8-

Wearing all White!

In 2011 I was studying abroad in Morocco. We were staying in a riad in the madina of Marrakech with tall, ornate windows. I had one roommate who was already asleep this night. I thought I saw her sitting up in the bed next to me wearing all white. Suddenly I saw a white, hazy thing vaguely shaped like a person floating above me next to the big windows. I was so scared I went in the bathroom, turned the light on and stayed in the bathtub all night. My roommate didn't see anything. stickytuna