|Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears once again.|
|[via press release from Travel Channel]|
THERE’S NO TURNING BACK ON THIS HAUNTED ROAD TRIP – “DESTINATION FEAR” REVS UP FOR A CHILLING NEW SEASON BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT
Season Premiere Tests the Endurance of Paranormal Explorers Dakota Laden, Chelsea Laden and Tanner Wiseman as They Spend the Night Inside Minnesota’s Infamous Nopeming Sanatorium
Buckle up for another fright-fueled season of Travel Channel’s “Destination Fear” – a haunted road trip turned terrifying sleepover – premiering Wednesday, April 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Brother and sister duo, Dakota Laden and Chelsea Laden, and best friend Tanner Wiseman, along with camera operator Alex Schroeder, confront their fears once again, as they pile into their RV and hit the road on a nail-biting cross-country journey to pursue paranormal evidence, spending the night inside America’s most haunted abandoned buildings over six hour-long episodes.”
Our last road trip was extremely intense, and it took a major toll on us – mentally and physically,” said Dakota Laden. “We had to really think about how much more we could handle – even Alex, who has been critical in capturing all of the action as our cameraman. But curiosity got the best of us. Our ability to withstand fear will be tested like never before.”
Lured by the unknown and with a greater understanding of fear, the crew explores a whole new set of abandoned locations with grim haunted histories and restless spirits lurking within. Only this time the destinations remain a surprise, not just to Chelsea and Tanner, but to Dakota as well, as they each take turns picking a haunted hot spot, challenging each other in unique ways. After exploring reports of paranormal activity, they separate to sleep alone in the dark … and that’s the moment when fear really takes over.”
This experience brings a whole new meaning to the idea of ‘getting ghosted,'” said Chelsea Laden. “No matter how frightening these places are, or how terrifying the paranormal activity we encounter, we can’t turn away. We’re infatuated with the unknown.””
We are taking things even further this time,” said Tanner Wiseman. “Better equipped by what we learned from the first trip, we’re exploring even scarier places that we didn’t dare visit before. We’re chasing the fear now, not letting it chase us.”
In the season premiere, Dakota surprises Chelsea and Tanner by taking them back to where it all began: Nopeming Sanatorium in Duluth, Minnesota, a frightening location that loomed menacingly near their childhood homes. Dakota has been itching to investigate this 118-year-old building for years, but never had the courage to set foot inside. The site of 1,500 deaths, Nopeming’s history runs rampant with murder, suicide and sinister spirits. Now, the team will finally confront their childhood fears as they explore and spend the night inside one of Minnesota’s most paranormally active locations. What happens to the group during their overnight is an experience they will never forget, replete with poltergeist activity and a chilling encounter with the disturbed spirit of a former maintenance man.
Along their journey the team will make stops at the Yorktown Memorial Hospital in Yorktown, Texas; Old Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, Montana; Hill View Manor in New Castle, Pennsylvania; Cambria County Jail in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania; and the Sheboygan County Insane Asylum in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where they will be the first paranormal team to spend the night inside a building that has never before been investigated on television.
Go to TravelChannel.com/DestinationFear for exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and photos. Plus, check out the brand-new digital series “Up Close & Paranormal” where, in an intimate discussion, the “Destination Fear” cast will share insight into their investigative tactics, advice for up-and-coming investigators and more.
ABOUT THE TEAM
Dakota Laden was born in Burnsville, Minnesota, and started making amateur movies at the age of 7, with a home video camera his older sister Chelsea sold him! At age 12, he began sharing his videos on YouTube – which was primarily made up of comedy shorts and a few music, prank and experimental videos sprinkled in. It wasn’t until high school that Dakota realized that exploring scary and haunted locations was his true passion, and he began looking for exciting and scary new places to explore and film. In 2011, he made five YouTube videos to copy the style of his favorite TV show at the time, “Ghost Adventures,” which earned him an actual guest appearance on the show after he caught the eye of star Zak Bagans. In 2015, he made his paranormal documentary, “Trail to Terror,” with his sister Chelsea and best friend Tanner. Because of his interest in the paranormal and exceptional camera work, Dakota was invited by Bagans to become a part of the “Ghost Adventures” crew, which honed his paranormal investigating skills. Dakota’s YouTube channel currently contains 250 videos, with a combined 8 million views and 65,000 subscribers.
Chelsea Laden is currently an optometry student at Illinois College of Optometry. She was a Division I NCAA ice hockey starting goaltender for a top five nationally ranked team (Quinnipiac University ’15). Upon graduating, she was the first goalie to sign in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League. In addition to playing in the NWHL, Chelsea also was part of the USA Women’s National Hockey Program. Chelsea has always been intrigued by, and excited to explore, abandoned and haunted locations. She loves the rush of being scared but also likes learning the history of the places she visits. Chelsea will always push herself to her limits but signing up for this experiment is one of the greatest challenges she has faced, both emotionally and physically.
Tanner Wiseman grew up with a passion for filming, comedy and Minnesota football. As a teenager, he created videos on YouTube with Dakota, and it was during this time he realized that his lifelong dream was to become a filmmaker and storyteller. Tanner attended Augsburg University in Minneapolis where he earned a degree in marketing and management while playing college football. Growing up, Tanner was intrigued by scary stories and abandoned locations, and would plan weekend trips with his friends to visit and explore haunted locations. Never one to turn away from danger, he jumped on the opportunity to once again join his childhood friends, Dakota and Chelsea, on this latest haunted trail, eager to face scarier stories and more terrifying haunts.
Frontman Dave Grohl has revealed the spooky goings on which took place during their recording sessions in a 1940s Encino property.
Foo Fighters believe the recording of their new album was disrupted by ghosts.
The band set up camp at a 1940s house in Encino, California, to record their upcoming 10th record, but instantly knew the “vibe was off”, and soon found their instruments inexplicably becoming detuned and tracks they had been working with mysteriously deleted.
“We started working there and it wasn’t long before things started happening. We would come back to the studio the next day and all of the guitars would be detuned.
“Or the setting we’d put on the board, all of them had gone back to zero.
“We would open up a Pro Tools session and tracks would be missing. There were some tracks that were put on there that we didn’t put on there. But just like weird open mic noises. Nobody playing an instrument or anything like that, just an open mic recording a room.
“And we’d f***ing zero in on sounds within that. And we didn’t hear any voices or anything really decipherable. But something was happening.”
According to Grohl, the Learn To Fly rockers eventually installed a baby monitor to capture any activity when they weren’t there – and though they were stunned by what they saw, they weren’t allowed to speak about any of it.
“It got to the point where I brought one of those nest cams that I still have at home, for when my kids would sleep in their cribs,” explained Grohl.
“I set it up overnight so we could see if there was anyone there or anyone was coming to f**k with us.
“At first, nothing. And right around the time we thought we were ridiculous and we were out of our minds, we started to see things on the nest cam that we couldn’t explain.
“Then when we found out about the history of the house, I had to sign a f***ing non-disclosure agreement with the landlord because he’s trying to sell the place.
“So, I can’t give away what happened there in the past but these multiple occurrences over a short period of time made us finish the album as quickly as we could.”
Article Source – Radiox.co.uk
Son of Ozzy and Sharon co-hosts Travel Channel’s ‘Portals to Hell’
They say you shouldn’t bring your work home with you, but for Jack Osbourne, it seems like he has little choice in the matter.
“In the last six months, I’ve been having a lot of scary, strange things happening in my house,” he tells Rolling Stone of his Los Angeles residence. “My girlfriend keeps seeing a figure at night. I woke up and a woman was standing over me. My house is brand-new. I don’t know if things follow me home; I just think whatever’s out there knows that I’m looking for it.”
Osbourne is the co-host of Portals to Hell, the second season of which premiered March 13th on the Travel Channel. He’s the executive producer of the reality show, for which he teamed up with paranormal researcher and investigator Katrina Weidman to explore some of the most-haunted places in the world.
“I was a big sci-fi nerd growing up,” Osbourne says of his current career choice. “I came into it through the UFO thing.” The son of Ozzy and Sharon also grew up in a haunted house in England. “All of a sudden, me and my sister Kelly heard someone walking on the landing above us,” he recalls of a particularly scary incident. “It was as clear as day and getting closer and closer. I nearly ended up jumping out the window.”
Weidman tells Rolling Stone she got a taste for the paranormal after a childhood of living in haunted homes. “It really sparked this lifelong quest of ’There’s got to be something more to it than what we think we know,’ ” she says. She went on co-host A&E’s docudrama Paranormal State from 2007 to 2011, among other programs.
When Osbourne reached out to Weidman about appearing in Portals to Hell, she jumped at the chance, having grown up watching him on MTV’s The Osbournes. “Our views of the paranormal were very much in tune with each other,” she says. “It made sense to work together.”
The Season Two premiere of Portals to Hell takes the duo to Paulding, Ohio, where they investigate a 150-year-old jail haunted by a bevy of spooks. “We have a few criteria for what sites we visit,” Osbourne says. “The first one is, ‘Has it been investigated before?’ And then, ‘What’s the activity?’ We’ll go back to places that might have been on a bunch of shows if the activity is increasing.”
Osbourne says that the most-sinister location they visited on this season was the Haunted Hill House in Mineral Wells, Texas. The structure was home to a lot of shady goings-on over the past 150 years or so, including prostitution, bootlegging, and all manner of other illegal enterprises. “The activity there was wild,” he says. “It was really dark. It felt very horrible. Sometimes we’ll ask if the spirits can let us know they’re there. [When we did], there was the sound of a baseball bat hitting the wall. It was the loudest bang ever.”
The next episode of Portals to Hell airs Friday at 10 p.m. EDT, when the pair will investigate Fort Williams Henry in Lake George, New York.
Article Source – RollingStone.com
What’s more terrifying than a horror movie? A horror movie based on a true story so here’s the creepy real-life haunting that inspired 1408.
Here’s the creepy true story behind horror movie 1408. Directed by Swedish filmmaker Mikael Håfström, 1408 was released back in 2007 and hailed as one of the best horror movies of that year. It starred John Cusack as Mike Enslin, a paranormal skeptic who pens books debunking supernatural occurrences. His latest investigation takes him to a grand New York City hotel named The Dolphin that’s home to an infamously haunted room; the titular 1408. Despite warnings from hotel manager Gerald Olin (Samuel L. Jackson, Deep Blue Sea), Mike insists on staying in 1408 and soon finds his skepticism tested in terrifying ways.
1408 is based on the short story of the same name penned by master of the macabre Stephen King that first appeared in his self-narrated audiobook Blood And Smoke, and later in his short story collection Everything’s Eventual. In the movie, Mike records his thoughts on room 1408, stating “Hotel rooms are a naturally creepy place, don’t you think? I mean, how many people have slept in that bed before you? How many of them were sick? How many of them lost their minds?” That line is ripped almost verbatim from the foreword King wrote for “1408” in Everything’s Eventual, but the inherently creepy nature of hotel rooms wasn’t the only inspiration for the story.
According to an IMDb trivia tidbit, Stephen King was inspired to write “1408” after reading about an investigation conducted by parapsychologist Christopher Chacon at San Diego’s Hotel del Coronado. Built in the late 1880s, the luxurious hotel was a playground for Hollywood’s elite back in the Roaring Twenties and hosted stars including Charlie Chaplin, Mae West, and Greta Garbo but it’s most famous for a tragic incident that took place there a few years after its grand opening.
In 1892 a young woman named Kate Morgan checked into the Hotel del Coronado on Thanksgiving under a false name and informed staff she was waiting for a male companion. Five days after checking in, however, Kate’s body was found on a flight of stairs leading to the beach after she took her own life. Since then, hotel guests and employees have reported several spooky incidents mostly centered around the third-floor guestroom Morgan occupied, like objects inexplicably moving by themselves or disembodied voices and footsteps.
Funnily enough, it wasn’t Kate Morgan’s original room in which Christopher Chacon experienced paranormal goings-on but another room that was part of the maids’ quarters. After setting up infrared cameras, magnetic meters and the like, Chacon and his team detected a total of 37 abnormalities in the former maid’s room including a glass that fell to the floor by itself. Chacon’s experiences weren’t quite as terrifying as what poor Mike Enslin endures in 1408, but they’re still pretty creepy and – unlike the titular room in Stephen King’s story – guests can stay in the haunted rooms at Hotel del Coronado … if they dare.
Article Source – ScreenRant.com
Horror movies, scary stories or ghost trains: we all like to scare each other! The ten destinations we have selected take us beyond fantasy, to locations where the paranormal is part of everyday life. Urban legends, sordid truth or troubling incidents, all of these locations have the reputation of being haunted and would scare the most fearless! Sensitive souls abstain: you’d never find ghosts there! This is our tour of the world of haunted houses from Italy to the United States and Japan
The Queen Mary, a haunted liner?
The Queen Mary, which made the transatlantic crossings, is now turned into a permanently anchored hotel in Long Beach, California. You’ll discover the sumptuous decorations of its lounges and ballrooms during the visit, but also the mysteries and legends that surround the ship. Tours are arranged at night for the more adventurous: it would allow interaction with the spirits who inhabit the area!
Glamis Castle and its seven ghosts
Glamis Castle had seen Queen Mother Elizabeth grow up in the east of Scotland. A visit to its elegant towers or royal apartments exposes beautiful interiors, yet one of the seven ghosts of the castle may well interrupt the stroll! Among them is Glamis ‘ second king, an inveterate gambler who supposedly was buried alive during a card game, or Lady Janet Douglas, convicted of witchcraft!
The Tower of London and its ghosts of the past
It is one of Britain’s most visited monuments: William the Conqueror designed the Tower of London in the 11th century to defend the town before becoming a jail where many people were executed. It seems today that his past ghosts are resurfacing, especially Anne Boleyn, one of Henry VIII’s beheaded compañeros near the Tower, or Henry VI.
The citadel of Akershus and its frightening guardian
Built to protect Oslo in the 13th century, Castle Akershus has seen many changes during its history. It would be occupied by ghosts today, and its entrance would be guarded by a dog’s ghost, Malcanisten, once buried living next to the fortress. When someone tries to enter the castle the latter will bark. An evil horse also would be seen at night, terrorizing the surrounding area
Aokigahara, a cursed forest
If the idea of getting lost in a forest scares you to the bone, don’t venture into the Aokigahara forest, at the foot of Mount Fuji, Japan. Many ghosts can haunt the latter: The yureis. Moreover, because GPS doesn’t work inside this thick greenery labyrinth, finding your way around is very difficult! Nailed to the trunks of the tree you will also meet wicked voodoo dolls
Article Source – TheHansIndia.com
Reading about emergency responders’ ghost encounters may sometimes seem like you’re browsing the unbelievable pages of a National Enquirer. UFOs, poltergeists, or just about any other reference to the supernatural or anything that cannot be easily explained seldom, if ever, are mentioned within the mainstream media, or, if reported at all, they’re too often met with disbelief, extreme skepticism, and the claim that such tales are pranksters’ hoaxes or conspiracy theories. Generally anyone who worked in public office or a position of authority is extremely reluctant ever to come out and claim they have experienced something supernatural.
Now, thanks to the internet and the ability to remain fairly anonymous on websites such as Reddit, you can read many first responders’ stories of paranormal encounters. The following stories of the supernatural and paranormal from police and first responders incude cops revealing their encounters with ghosts, detectives hearing invisible children who then leave them notes, EMTs who find pulses when they least expect one, and sheriffs discovering corpse break-ins. Have a warm cup of tea ready as you read, because these will give you chills!
A Dead Husband Called 911 On Behalf Of His Wife
“Former EMT/ Firefighter here. One night we got a call to do a wellness check on someone who dialed 911 but didn’t respond to the operator.
We pull up to the address, and the house looks perfectly quaint, and a little old lady greets us at the door. We asked her if she knew who placed the call but she told us that she lived alone since her husband died.
We barely got back to the station before a call comes in again, same address as before. So we drive back out, talk to the old lady again, then leave again.
And just as we get back to the station, same call, same address, no response. We drive out there again, believing that the old lady must have been confused. But this time when we pulled into the driveway the old lady wasn’t at the door to greet us.
There was no reply at the door, but it was unlocked. We take a peek inside to find the old lady was on the floor and wasn’t breathing. We rushed in to help and got her to a hospital in stable condition.
When she woke up in the ambulance, she still claimed that she never called us and that we arrived almost immediately after she had fallen (it was a 15-minute drive to her house from the station).
Before she was admitted to the hospital, she asked me and another EMT if we could bring her knitting needles and bag of clothes, to her in the hospital. I offered to pick up her stuff because I had a friend who lived in that area and we were gonna hang out anyway.
I pick up my friend and drive to the lady’s house. I ran inside to grab the bag and knitting stuff while my buddy sat in the car. But just as I was leaving I swear I felt a hand on my back and heard a voice say ‘Thank you.’
When I get back in the car, my friend asked me, ‘Why couldn’t the lady’s husband bring her stuff to the hospital?’ I explained that her husband was dead, but when I said that my friend said: ‘But I saw an old guy in the window, he smiled and waved at me.’
At first, I refused to believe in anything supernatural, so I called the police and asked them to do a sweep of the house (I thought it was a squatter). Nothing was out of the ordinary, and no one was inside.
I later brought my friend to visit the lady. He started describing the old dude who was in the window, but the old lady almost immediately started tearing up and said: ‘That’s my Harold.'”
A Toddler Told A Detective About An Alleged Ghost — Or Angel — That May Have Saved Her Mother’s Life
“I’m a detective and spent some time as an expert on sex crimes and crimes against children. It was the best /worst assignment I’ve had. One case I had came in at midnight. A young woman with a toddler comes into one of the precincts to report her ex-boyfriend raped her during a custody argument. Long story short — it was legit, and one of the most violent and sadistic cases I’ve ever had so I’ll spare the gruesome details. I still have no idea how this woman made her own way to a precinct with a toddler.
Part of the investigation requires me to talk to the toddler (victim said the toddler was present for everything). I’m a Child Forensic interviewer as well. During the interview the toddler recalls their father becoming angry and hitting the mom. Then, the toddler said that the ‘nice woman’ showed up and she couldn’t see past the nice woman. The ‘nice woman’ held her and told her that they were both going to be safe and sang her a song in a different language. The toddler said the Nice Woman went over to the front door and knocked on the door. Then, the nice woman help them and their mom to the car before flying away.
In the victim’s interview, she said that her ex-boyfriend had a knife to her throat and put it to the skin to cut her throat open, but he got distracted for some reason then ran out of the apartment. She had no explanation why.
The suspect was caught about eight hours later. He confessed to absolutely everything. When I asked him about the knife to the throat he said this:
I swear to God I was gonna cut the b*tch’s throat open. But I thought I heard a knock at the door and thought it was the police. Once I saw it was clear, I ran outside.”
He is now serving life in prison, and the mom and toddler are safe and doing well. I’d love to know more about the Nice Woman.”
An EMT Witnessed A Man With No Pulse Jump Up And Run Into The Woods
“I was an EMT for a while. We got a call about someone who was riding their bike at a ‘break-neck speed’ when they hit a car head first without a helmet. We went over immediately. Despite the fact that it was broad daylight and we were in the middle of suburbia on a Saturday, nobody even came to check on this poor guy. Seriously, the streets were empty. Usually a massive crowd gathers around violent accidents like this.
So his skull was pretty much smashed in and he was unresponsive. It was the worst head injury I’d ever seen. We assessed that he had a major skull fracture, a concussion, and he was bleeding profusely. He was also missing teeth and had a minor road rash, but fortunately he wasn’t missing much skin. To give you an idea of how bad it was, this was the kind of injury that most people don’t survive. If you did survive, you’d basically be a crippled vegetable. Normally we would’ve moved him off the road, but when someone has a head/neck injury that isn’t very safe.
My partner, who was also training me as I was still kinda new, went to check his pulse while I began to unload our gear. He crouched down, felt for a pulse for a while, and then stood up and opened his mouth to say something. Suddenly, the guy f*cking jumped up. He didn’t use his arms to pick himself up, he just f*cking jumped to his feet. It startled the two of us. He looked at us, smiled, and attempted to grab his bike. We tried to stop him, but we didn’t exactly want to wrestle him to the ground given his condition. He gets away from us and bolts into the woods without his bike. My partner was in even more disbelief than I was. He just stared at where the man had run off, mouth agape. Then he turned to me and muttered, ‘He had no f*cking pulse, man.’ I asked him if he was sure and he swore up and down that the biker was clinically dead.
We contacted the authorities for assistance and they sent a search and rescue team into the forest. I don’t know if he was found or not, because we normally don’t get much information about patients after they go to the professionals…. My best guess is that he went to a loved one’s house out of confusion. What I found odd about that is, head injuries bleed like f*cking hell, so you’d think the guy would leave a long red trail of blood for the cops to follow.”
A Police Officer Heard Children Playing In An Abandoned House And Although No One Was There, One Left A Note
“Worked as a police officer in a small town in rural Nebraska. Back in the ’90s, I was patrolling through town in winter. We had several abandoned houses in town, but one seemed to have the attraction of copper thieves, so we were told to keep an eye on it. Drove by it around 7:00 pm, since it sat on a corner lot, I had a clear view of all four sides of the house. As I drove around the corner. Nothing looks out of the ordinary. About two hours later I drive by again and the back door is wide open. I know that the back door was not open when I drove by it earlier. Looking at the snow on the ground around the house, there were no footprints. So I think, ‘What the hell?’
Call dispatch, tell them I’m investigating an open door at that address and ask for a county sheriff to start my way. I walk to the open door, pull out my flashlight and shine it inside. The house has obviously been gutted for the most part. The plaster walls have been torn down, debris piles everywhere. Since there were no footprints in the snow around the door other than mine, and with all the dust on the floor not showing any footprints, I chalk it up to the wind or maybe the door just opened on its own. I was about to secure the door when I heard a loud thump come from upstairs and what sounded like kids laughing. So I enter the house and yell out, ‘Police department, come downstairs!’ More of what sounds like kids playing. I tell dispatch that it sounds like there are kids in the house and start making my way through the kitchen into the living room where the stairs are. All the while cautiously checking the main floor.
Two more times I hear something upstairs, but since I’ve had no response, I start thinking maybe it’s an animal. Still, I hear what I’d swear was kids laughing. I head upstairs and it all gets quiet. The upstairs is relatively small with a hallway at the top of the stairs that has one bedroom on the right, one straight ahead at the end of the hall, and a bedroom on the left. As I get to the top of the stairs, I hear a thump in the bedroom to the left. I carefully peek around the door and it’s an empty room with a small pile of plaster and wood debris in the middle.
No kidding, sitting on top of the pile of debris was a page torn out of a child’s book with a picture of a police officer on it. The hair stood up on the back of my neck, I got out of that room, quickly cleared the other rooms upstairs and got the f*ck out of there. Told dispatch nobody was in the house, locked the back door and never went back in there again.”
Officers Witnessed A Little Girl Vanish In Front Of Them
“I remember my father telling me a story of when he was a police officer in New Hampshire. One night dispatch gets a call from someone reporting to have seen a little girl wandering around a lake by herself. That night my father was on duty, and every available police officer responded to try and find this little girl. My father was the first to arrive with his partner. As they exit their car, they slowly start to walk toward the lake. As they near the water my father’s partner hits him on the shoulder and points towards the lake, and there stands this little girl. My father said when he turned to see her standing in the water, and every hair on the back of his neck stood up once he saw her. It was 2 am, and in November, so it was very cold outside. He said she was in a white nightgown with no shoes standing in the water. They both look at each other knowing that something wasn’t right about this situation. They report to dispatch that they found the girl. They walk a little closer, and my father kneels down and holds his arms out and calls for the girl to come to him. The little girl then turns her attention to my father and slowly starts to walk towards him from out of the water. As this is happening, another unit pulls up to witness this girl walking up to my father. Just as the little girl is within 8 feet of my father she disappears and there was nothing left but tiny little footprints in the dirt. They all stand there in disbelief trying to figure out what just happened, and one of the police officers turns and says, ‘How the f*ck are we going to explain this!?'”
A Man Called 911 About His Wife’s Dolls That Came To Life
“I am a 911 dispatcher.
I’ll always remember Mr. Blue (we’ll call him). The nicest old man living kind of out in the middle of the desert. He was tagged in our system of having dementia…
We used to take calls from him nearly every night, about how his wife’s dolls would come to life and torment him… or how his wife was kidnapped by them (might I mind you she passed away). So it seemed that every time he would call was right around my shift, and I just so happened to be the one to take his calls most of the time.
It was a little creepy being on the phone with him at times… he would randomly shush me, and you could actually hear footsteps… Or he would explain that there was somebody living in his couch that he could hear laughing…
Nicest old man, and you never want to deny them… So I’d stay on 911 with him and talk to him about his life until the deputies arrived.
Mr. Blue doesn’t call in anymore… And I have no idea what happened.”
Only Voodoo Would Cause A Man To Freeze During A Boston August
“My father was a Boston cop, he told about a memorable call back in the early ’90s. He got a domestic call (cops hate those) where, when he showed up, the man who called was waiting outside covered in blankets shivering to death… on a hot day in the middle of August. Apparently, he angered his woman, and she responded by making a voodoo doll and chained & padlocked it in the freezer. The man wanted the cops to break the fridge open, but they weren’t going to destroy property over this, so they sent him to the hospital. My father said this guy’s teeth were chattering & his lips were turning blue when it was sunny & 80 degrees out.”
When Home Residents Say They’ve Encountered The Gruesome Ghosts Of Previous Residents, You Can Only Believe Them…
“I had a call to a residence for a mental evaluation or a ‘5150.’ Anyway, I get there and speak to a 50-something-year-old woman, who states her 20-something-year-old son is under the influence of an unknown drug and kept repeating that he can’t go in his bedroom because there was an old man hanging in his room. She stated she was too scared to go in his room and investigate it for herself, because he constantly brings over friends that are drug addicts, and is unsure if his claims were true or not.
I then go speak to the son, who is clearly under the influence of a stimulant. He goes on to tell me that he was told by a ‘spirit’ to not enter the bedroom, because her father, dressed in his military ‘Class A’ uniform was hanging in his bedroom.
I check the room out, and of course, nobody was hanging in the room. As I’m in the middle of explaining to the mother that there was no body in the bedroom, a veteran officer arrives on the scene to assist me.
He pulled me aside and stated earlier in his career he responded to this residence, and that same bedroom, he had to investigate a suicide by hanging of an older male subject. He didn’t remember all the details, so I looked it up in our report management system in my patrol car, and sure enough, the officer was correct. The subject who died was a WWII veteran and had dressed in his military uniform and hung himself.
In my mind, I always thought that when they purchased the home, possibly this incident was disclosed to them? However, I thought the mother would have mentioned it to me if it had been disclosed to her. She was genuinely concerned about her son and the allegations.”
Voyeur Spirits Were On The Loose
“We had one old woman who would call every time it rained. When it was raining, she said that a ‘little girl about seven years old’ would run through her house laughing. I figured this was more about senility than paranormal activity. This went on for three or four years before the old woman died.
A young couple bought the house and did extensive renovations. They claimed that the house was haunted and that ‘spirits’ like to watch them having sex. They were convinced that the country club next door had hired the spirits to scare the couple away because the country club wanted to tear the house down and expand their parking lot.”
What Do Corpses Do At Night When They’re Alone In The Morgue?
“A friend’s father is a police officer in one of the larger villages of Illinois. He and his partner were working night shift when they were called to investigate a suspected break-in at the local morgue. They arrived to find the custodian waiting for them out front. The custodian said that he’d been mopping one of the corridors and had seen something move in his peripheral vision. He looked up and saw a person quickly cross from one side of the hallway to the other. He couldn’t tell much about the person as he’d been turning the lights off as he worked his way through the building. Just a dim outline, but enough to be sure of what he’d seen. He was unarmed, so called the police and stepped outside to wait.
My friend’s dad and his partner entered the morgue. They started off by calling out to anyone who might be inside (no answer), then began to do a sweep, walking down the central corridor with hands on their guns, checking each room to the side, occasionally calling out for any intruder to show themselves. My friend’s dad came upon a room with the light off, pitch black inside. He fumbled for the switch and flicked it. The room lit up, nothing but an empty waiting room for relatives of the dead.
He heard his partner call out, ‘Hey, stop! Turn around!’ Friend’s dad swung back out into the corridor and his partner had unholstered his gun, was pointing it at the end of the long corridor. He said: ‘She went around that corner.’ The custodian said: ‘She’s trapped, no exits that way.’
They had the custodian lock himself in the waiting room for safety, then advanced down the corridor, calling out to the woman to show herself, that they wouldn’t hurt her. This time my friend’s dad reached the end first, and with his back to the wall, peered around the corner. The woman was standing by a big grey door. Lights were off here too, so it was hard to see her clearly. But he could see she wasn’t holding a gun, had long, fair hair. He stepped out from behind the corner to talk to her, but she opened the door, disappeared into the dark inside, and shut it firmly behind her.
He sprinted up to the door and pulled at the handle. Locked. Banged on it for a while and called out to her, but no answer. The door had a deadlock on it, so his partner brought over the custodian to unlock it. They turned on their flashlights to see better. The custodian rounded the corner and faltered a little. ‘This door? You sure? This door doesn’t lock from the inside.’
The custodian found the right key and carefully turned it in the lock. Click. ‘We’re coming in! Have your hands up!’
They entered the room, flashlights illuminating every corner. The custodian hit the light-switch, and the room lit up. It was empty except for some equipment against the wall, and two gurneys in the middle of the room. One was empty, and one was covered in a sheet with what appeared to be a body underneath it. Nice hiding spot.
My friend’s dad approached, and it was the smell that first spooked him. It smelled like a corpse. He pulled the sheet down and there the woman lay, straggly light-brown hair all around her face. The tag on her toe said she’d died four days ago.
Friend’s father is a devout Christian, does not believe in ghosts or the supernatural (even now), doesn’t know what to make of this event.”
Well What Else Did You Expect When Investigating A Massive Mental Asylum?
“I’m a second-generation firefighter. My father spent the latter days of his career as a fire safety director at a massive mental asylum. Our state version of OSHA has to come and do inspections at all facilities. His was no exception, so the OSHA inspectors make their way to an abandoned part of the facility that used to house the criminally insane. The absolute worst of the worst. Serial killers, rapists, cannibals, etc. My father left them with keys and a flashlight because the electricity didn’t work. The inspectors were radioing back to my father that they kept hearing talking and footsteps which was impossible. Not even squatters could move around because each section is isolated with locked doors to prevent escape. Eventually, the inspectors give up and actually flee without finishing. My dad decides to stick around and check the alarm boxes they didn’t. As he is checking one of the alarms, he feels as if someone is watching him from down the hall. As he looks, a shadow forms with a head, shoulders, torso but no legs and just two holes where there should be eyes. My dad ‘noped’ the hell on out of there.
Since the hospital has shut down, it has been on Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters and a myriad of other shows and movies. My dad has been in some of them. Jason from Ghost Hunters called it the scariest place he’s ever investigated.”
A Police Officer Kept Receiving Calls From A Creepy Abandoned House… And Then There Was A Twist
“I’ve been in law enforcement for nearly six years and I have had a few supernatural things occur during my shifts. The most recent one came from a 911 hang up call.
I was riding two man on a summer night and it was probably around 2 or 3 am when we get a call for a 911 hang up. The only call comments were was a call was placed to 911 and upon answering it the person hung up. When dispatch attempted to call the number back no one answered.
The area in which I was working this night I have basically spent my whole career in. There aren’t a whole lot of streets I had yet to respond to. However, the address this call came in from (they used GPS coordinates to find the closest location since the caller hung up) I had never been to. I had driven past this road many times but never actually received a call from it.
We pull up to this old dirt road and it has a metal chain going across the entrance with a sign that says no trespassing. Because we have to figure out what is going on me and my partner continue on foot up this long dirt/gravel road. The road was maybe about 100 yards long. The sh*tty party was that on each side of the road was a tall chain link fence. Why this was crappy was because now me and my partner were now walking down a fatal funnel. If there happened to be a guy waiting for us at the end of this road with let’s just say an assault rifle, we would have no place to take cover. Thankfully this did not happen.
We eventually reach the end of the road and there are two houses on each side. At first we believe one of these houses is where the 911 call had come from. As I am shining my flashlight at one of the houses I see a figure move from inside. Instantly I’m like ‘Oh sh*t people actually live back here!’ as I thought for sure the houses were going to be vacant. Shortly after a man and a woman walk outside and ask what is going on. We tell them we received a 911 hang up call from address 123 Main (made up) and asked if they had called. The man tells us his address is 124 Main and the one across the street is 125 Main (which he says is vacant). He proceeds to tell us there is a 123 Main which is basically in the middle of these tall weeds/forest looking area just to the north of his house. He says the house is vacant and run down and can only be reached on foot. I ask him how far away it is from his house and he says probably a couple of football fields away.
Now while all this walking/investigating was going on we had received a think two more 911 hang up calls. Same address. Same result. Before we made this trek out into the middle of the woods we called for another car and eventually another two man unit responded.
The four of us now wandered out into the woods, two of us with our assault rifles out and followed a barely beaten path to where we assumed we would find a house. Fighting spider webs and low hanging tree branches we eventually reach our destination.
I am terrible at describing things but this house was straight out of any horror movie you wanna imagine. It was rundown. Had a tree that had fallen through the middle and had now become incorporated with the house throughout the years. The house was nearly falling apart and was completely overgrown by greenery. Having come this far we decide to continue on, even though we were pretty sure the house would be vacant.
After fighting through some thick brush we find our entrance. We each have to climb over some fallen brick walls and other wooden shit before we actually make entry. My biggest fear at this point is this stupid rotten house collapsing on itself and being trapped inside with no one being able to find us. We search the entire house and like we thought no one inside. And when I say we searched the entire house I mean the ENTIRE house. Nothing was left unchecked.
Feeling satisfied we all climb our way back out of the bullsh*ttery and start heading back towards where the two original houses were. As we walk back dispatch radios us and tells us they received another 911 hang up call coming from the same address. This time dispatch tells us they were able to make call back and when the person answered they could hear what sounded like a child playing on the phone.
The four of us looked at each other and decided we were done with this call. We had done everything we could up to that point and were not about to get called back into possibly a demons house because a ‘child’ was on the phone. We clear the call and don’t receive anymore 911 hang up calls for the rest of the night.
Fast forward maybe six months and its dead ass cold winter. 911 hang up from the same address. This time it’s me and three guys who weren’t there previously. I tell them the story of what happened and all three are super psyched and want to check it out. The four of us walk back out to this house — now much easier to get to since the cold had killed off a lot of the greens. The three of them decide to go into the house. I wait outside as I already had my fun. They don’t make it too far once they realize this house is about to collapse on itself. We all leave again. No call back from a child this time.”
A Police Officer Was Shadowed By A Friendly Figure, And It Was All Caught On Camera
“Cop here. Burglary alarm reported to dispatch from a private company. A motion sensor went off in a local business. Usually, the alarms don’t send an alert requiring police response unless three sensors pick up movement. Usually, we don’t respond to these kinds of calls unless a person calls us, sometimes we don’t even respond to 911 hang-ups. So, we go, since now two other alarms for motion get tripped. Another unit and I set up a canvas on the building. Nothing strange from the outside. Doesn’t appear to have any forced entry. Other units and I get permission to enter from building owner.
We go in through a side door on this thrift shop. We announce ourselves, no response. We clear the entire two stories of a standard thrift shop size, not too big. We don’t find anything. Store owner meets us outside with an iPad to show us camera footage. The three alarms that get tripped show a faint gust of like wind that moves clothes on racks. We just assume it was a draft because it happened to three consecutive clothing racks. So the owner resets the alarms, and we leave. Fifteen minutes later the store owner calls us and wants to meet again to show us something. Clear as fricking day, as my partner and I were leaving the side door after clearing the building, is a shadow like a figure appearing to wave at us, saying goodbye. Chills hit me. I didn’t want to accept or deny it. We occasionally get tripped alarms, and anytime we don’t respond to the place, more alarms get tripped until we at least show up. If we show up, we will have like a 6-8 week streak without any activity. We think there’s something just wanting police friends. We did research, and we can’t find anything regarding death or dying in the building. So who knows. As long as it’s friendly, it can trip whatever alarms it wants. I still won’t go in without a partner.”
A News Reporter Died But His Ghost Kept Showing Up At Crime Scenes
“My uncle was the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico. He was the most hardcore person in our family, super straight-laced, never really BS’ed and wasn’t at all a joker.
So when he told this story (backed up by my aunt), we all believed it without question.
A local reporter named Bob D. would always show up at any major police activity from the police scanner. Big car wrecks, fires, anything worth maybe reporting in the local paper. Everybody on the force knew Bob D. He was around at least once or twice a week at various police activities. Bob was a bit of a joker himself; he would mess with people by flicking behind their ears. People would react to the flicks thinking it was a bug only to turn around and see it was Bob jerking around. Everybody liked Bob. Unfortunately, Bob had bad lung cancer and died pretty suddenly. His wife buried him (against his wishes, he wanted to be cremated.)
For the next couple of weeks, after his funeral, people kept talking about ‘seeing Bob’ at car wrecks, fires, all the same stuff he used to report on. There were 20-30 reports like this from civilians and members of the force. My uncle didn’t buy it.
Until the night he and my aunt showed up at our house, gun drawn, pale as paper. We asked him what the hell happened, and he had to sit down, take his breath, compose himself and start to outline what happened. Note: This is a guy that I never saw get rattled, by anything.
He said (my aunt), and he was sitting on the couch in their house watching TV. My uncle kept scratching at his ear, over and over. Finally, my aunt asked him what the problem was, and he turned around just in time to see their bedroom door open. Bob D. is standing there in the doorway. Clear as day. My uncle jumped up, cussed or something, got my aunt’s attention who turned to see him there too. As soon as they both made eye contact with him, Bob smiled, turned, walked across the living room and out their front door. Closed the door behind himself and was gone.
My uncle got control of himself and ran outside. Gun drew looking for Bob, but he was gone. At that point, they ran over to our place. We went over there and didn’t see anything, but my aunt and uncle stayed at our place that night.
At work the next day, all the guys on the force were giving my uncle lots of ‘We told you so.’ People around town said they saw Bob D. show up at police scenes for at least another 2/3 months. My dad saw him in our darkroom in our basement with a friend. He was flicking their ears in the dark.
During the 3rd month, people that saw him kept saying he was looking worse and worse. My uncle saw him two more times, each time confirming he was looking more and more worn. My Dad had concluded that he was decomposing and his ghost was reflecting that process.
Every time my ear itches, I get goosebumps.”
Police Still Respond To 911 Calls Even When They Turn Out To Be From Dead People
“Got sent to a business once for a 911 hang up. Dispatch was able to get an exact extension for us, so we knew where we needed to go inside the building to check to make sure everything was good. When we got there the building was locked up tight (middle of the night), so we had dispatch get the key holder to meet us so we could go inside and verify everything was good inside. Once the key holder arrived, we asked where about in the building extension XXXX was located, and she turned white as a sheet. It would seem the holder of said extension died of a heart attack the week prior in his office, and the number had not been recycled to another office yet. Well, needless to say, we didn’t find anything in the building out of place, and the office in question was empty except for the basic furnishings.”
A Deputy Sheriff Rescued A Man From Hanging Himself, Then Reviewed The Shocking Video Tape
“I was a deputy sheriff for 13 years and the majority of that time I worked in a large jail with a big population. I was a team leader of the tactical response team that roamed the hallways and responded to all the emergencies that would arise. Not just fights but medical emergencies too. We had a set of cells in the admissions area hat were isolation cells for the inmates who just got there and were problems. Either mentally or physically.
I responded one night to a guy who took his pants off and tried hanging himself in the cell. He had a really good attempt and had to be rushed to the hospital. When we review the camera footage to assist with our report, all you notice was him standing quietly in the cell for minutes looking at the camera, the camera glitches out, and when it comes back on, he’s hanging himself. The next three days in the same cell we had similar incidents. One guy was successful in bashing his head into the wall so hard it killed him. But every time we would watch the tapes the guy would be standing there watching the camera minutes before the attempt and then the camera glitches. To this day, cell three still freaks me out. Makes me think there was an entity in that cell causing people to kill themselves.”
A Little Girl Told EMTs She Lives With Demons
“EMT here. Once had a call at our local mall. Show up, and an eight-year-old was having breathing problems. Her mother, aunt, and cousin had just been caught stealing, and it was late at night. We assumed the breathing problem was stress induced. Once we got into the back of our unit, she looked my partner and myself in the eyes and said that she lived in a bad place. She said she lived with demons and I sh*t you not as she described the demons her heart rate plummeted to 90 bpm to 45 bpm in a matter of seconds. My partner and I looked at each other and immediately started trying to lighten the mood and preparing for a code. She ended up being ok; I will never forget that experience.
Once we had her stable, police were definitely involved. My medic contacted CPS as well.”
A Paramedic Watched A Bicyclist Tearing By, Until The Bike Itself Disappeared
“Not law enforcement but am paramedic/fire. Late summer night responding to a call in a rural area. My partner and I were driving down a winding two-lane highway in the middle of nowhere. No light of any kind other than the headlights and moon. We’re coming up on a sharp right turn when I see a man traveling across the grass from an area of brush. He’s moving very quickly and smoothly as if hauling ass on a bicycle. No up and down motion like running. Obviously, I’m pretty confused about a hillbilly on a bike in the middle of the night but not surprised. He comes to a tree and stops.
It’s about this time we’re driving by him. Look out the window and see a man standing next to this tree with no bike or anything in sight. Just standing there staring at the truck passing by. My hair is standing up. We continue towards the call, and I ask my partner if he had seen that guy. His response is, ‘Man I thought I was crazy.'”
There’s Nothing More Shocking Than Thinking There’s No Pulse, Then Finding A Pulse
“Cop here. Partner and I were dispatched to a welfare check. Elderly guy, nobody had seen him in a few days, mail overflowing in the mailbox, missed a doctor’s appointment, the car hasn’t moved, etc. We both know we are about to find a body.
We arrive on the scene and can’t get anyone to the door, look through the window, and sure enough, we can see his foot on the floor in the living room. My partner is a corporal and pulls rank and makes me go first. The door is unlocked, and as soon as we open it, we smell a mostly fresh dead body. Almost relieved, we both enter, and he tells me to check vitals on dead dude.
He is obviously dead, with lividity, dried feces on him and dried saliva around his mouth.
So I go to stand over him and see if I can get a pulse at which point he takes a deep breath, rolls over, and asks why we are in his house. At this point, we both start screaming oh sh*ts and what the f*cks as we both run out of the house. We called EMS, and they transported him. [They] said they couldn’t get a blood pressure or pulse on him. I think he died a week later in the hospital. I still get jokes about raising the dead.”
A Nurse Saw Something Fall From The Ceiling, And It Might Have Been A Patient’s Dad
“I am a CNA in a local hospital. One of my patients just had a quad bypass (open heart surgery), and I went to check her vitals. The room was dim, and the hall was quiet. I’m looking at her, and in the corner of my eye, I see something drop from the ceiling out of nowhere. It makes a big clunk sound, and I turn to see what it could be. There’s nothing there. At that moment my patient looks up at me and say, ‘My dad’s here.’ Passes back out… I finish my job and leave. When I would go to that floor again as a floater, I would hate to go into that room.”
A CMA Was Left To Deal With An Invisible Man Named Jim
“I’m a CMA, was working night shift in an Alzheimer’s unit. All of the residents were in and out with their lucidity. One lady seemed to be having hallucinations which were pretty common for those residents. She insisted her husband was there and she talked to him, scooted over so he could sit next to her, etc. etc. Just generally acted like there was another person was there when there wasn’t. Her husband, Jim, had been dead for a couple of years. She seemed happy, and there’s no point arguing with someone with dementia anyway, so we left ‘them’ to visit. After a while, she quiets down and says Jim left.
Across the hall, the lady in that room turns on her call light. Her complaint? ‘This man won’t get out of my room!’ We don’t see anything and ask, ‘What man? Who is it?’ She turns to the nothingness beside her bed and says, ‘Who are you?!’ Then turns back to us and says, ‘His name is Jim.'”
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If you ever missed death by an inch, and you believe you had a little help, you may be one of many people with guardian angel stories. Even for nonbelievers, a brush with real guardian angels is an encounter with the uncanny, proof of entities in the world beyond your line of sight. That’s why real guardian angel stories, such as the ones these Reddit users experienced, are so creepy; even if it ends as a positive experience, it leaves you with a lot of lingering questions. Most people believe real guardian angels protect people from harm, but that doesn’t make them less unnerving—if guardian angels are real, so are the forces they seek to protect people from.
Disembodied voices, invisible hands, and some incredible good fortune present in these stories all give proof of guardian angels in day-to-day life. But even if you write these accounts off as gut feelings that got lucky, it means you believe in gut feelings, which in the end are just as fantastic as the concept of people with guardian angels. If anything, maybe gut feelings provide another way real-life guardian angels try to guide people to safety each day. There are crazier theories out there.
A Guardian Angel Helped This Poster Avoid A Deadly Snakebite
“When I was in my 20s, I spent four years traveling the world. I was in South Africa, just outside Durban, and a friend had taken me on his motorbike to his favourite waterfall. We had both been swimming but I got cold and went to sit on a patch of green grass. To get there, I had to step from the sand I was on over a log then across a bit to the grass. I was walking medium speed, and lifted one foot to step over the log, when a VERY loud booming masculine voice shouted, “STOP!” Except the shout wasn’t heard with my ears, it was inside my head. Hard to explain. Also, there was nobody else around except Tim and I, and he was still happily swimming.
I stopped, wondering what had just happened. I still had my foot in the air above the log. I looked around, and spotted what I thought was a leaf waving about six inches from my big toe. It took me a few seconds to realise that it wasn’t a leaf, but a snake. A black mamba. He had his head raised and was licking the air right near my toe. He was waiting to see what my next move was to be, and he had seen me long before I saw him. I slowly backed up and walked very carefully backwards to where Tim was. I have no explanation for the voice that I heard, except that it was so loud and was inside my head rather than heard with my ears, and it came at a time when I didn’t feel in any danger at all – in fact I was very calm and happy. I feel that it was my guardian angel who shouted at me to stop, as I would have stepped right on the snake. My guardian angel saved my life.”
A Mysterious Voice Saved This Girl’s Life
“My sister had a similar experience. She was in a car wreck and her ’70s grocery-getter started flipping through the air. A voice loudly told her to lift her arms. She broke a bone in her hand, but she was told that doing that probably saved her life. Her hand took the brunt of the landing and she did not fall on her head.”
This Poster Narrowly Avoided Being Drugged
From a deleted account:
“Once I was with a small group of four, stuck in very very difficult circumstances without food. We would no doubt be rescued within 24 hours, but a lot could happen before that.
One guy pulled out a box of six beautiful Belgian chocolate truffles from his jacket and offered them around. Chocolate! I almost was reaching for one when I heard this voice screaming inside me ‘don’t touch that!’ So I didn’t.
They were laced with LSD. And we were trapped in a Central American conflict zone in the middle of the night. Nothing in my consciousness could have ever suggested to me that someone would do something so stupid under such circumstances.”
A Guardian Angel Promised To Make Everything Okay
“About 20 years ago my family was getting ready to move across the country for my dad’s job and my grandmother was worried sick. She was not elderly back then and in perfect health. She was in church, worried and praying we would be safe being so far away. Suddenly a booming voice echoed through the whole church ‘I will take care of your family-y-y-y-y-y’ (echoing).
She shot up, looked around; no one else had heard it. No one. She knows it was God or her guardian angel telling her we would be okay.”
This Guardian Angel Provided Better – But Not Necessarily Good – Luck
“I’ve never seen one but I’ve always had a feeling of being ‘watched over’ or protected. I’ve been incredibly lucky in my life. For instance, I’m epileptic and the first time I had a Grand Mal seizure as opposed to a Petite Mal seizure was when I was 15. I had it in the shower one morning while getting ready for school. I hit my head on the faucet so hard that I knocked it loose but came away from it with a mild concussion. That’s happened several times and each time I just barely missed serious injury.
When my insurance company and pharmacy gave me a generic medication instead of the name brand that I needed, I had a seizure. This time I was driving in front of the big box retailer that I work for. This place is always busy (not Walmart) and somehow I managed to not hit anyone and only hit a small tree. Someone dropped the ball in the ER and didn’t report the accident to the DMV and I didn’t lose my license.
Years later, I made the mistake of driving after a few beers, and when a car stopped in the middle of making a turn I lightly tapped them and went to jail. I learned my lesson and would never do it again, but that lesson could have been so much worse. There are other things, mostly small but meaningful events that could have and should have been so much worse then they were, but things seem to work out for the best and lessons are learned. I’m not sure I believe in a God but I do believe that there is something that for some reason has protected me and now my family.”
Not Everybody Got To Have A Guardian Angel
“A few months back at a family gathering, after a few glasses of wine, my mom shared this story from when she was a kid.
She and a childhood friend were walking home from school one day and about to cross a country road that was normally deserted. They’d been warned to be careful around that road before, but being kids never thought much about it. On one occasion, she said they got to the road, and she was overcome with a sense of dread. She felt rooted to the spot, as if something was literally holding her in place. Her friend started crossing without her, and a guy in a truck happened to be speeding along, not paying attention, and ran over her friend.
The girl died later in the hospital. My mom sincerely believes that her guardian angel saved her life that day, but that makes me wonder about the other little girl. Her angel was taking a smoke break or something?”
An Angel In A Cowboy Hat Provided Comfort
“My experience with spirit guardians happened this way:
I was traveling west on a divided four-lane highway. There were openings for turns about every quarter mile. It was 6:30 AM and raining just enough to piss you off (misting/spitting). A woman t-bones me on the back driver’s side fender. I spin and come to rest in the median (all grass and mud from rain). Out of nowhere, a guy shows up to my driver side window. He has a large cowboy hat on. He says, ‘You are going to be okay,’ and he holds my hand. I asked him his name and he looks away like he doesn’t want to tell me. Then he says ‘Bill Hill.’ I smiled and said thank you. Another motorist who stopped calls 911 and ambulance is dispatched. When they arrive, he moves out of the way for the EMT’s to get me out of the car (car is totaled/no glass left).
Get checked out and I get to go home with broken ribs and a shattered knee cap.
A few days later my mom takes me to see the car. What a wreck! I told her to help get some personal items from the car. When I looked in the backseat, there is the dude’s cowboy hat! I told my mom about him and we both proceeded to try and find him to thank him for being so kind.
He never existed and we lived in a small town of only a few thousand at the time. We checked with police and the churches and everywhere!
How did his hat get in my backseat? He wore it the whole time he held my hand and had the hat on when he got out of the way for the EMTs!
I think he was a Angel! Why would I have his hat?”
Saved By An Angel While Rock Climbing
“I was free climbing a thirty foot cliff face once. The face was mostly shale rock with plenty of handholds and I was young and dumb.
Two thirds of the way up, my left handhold broke free as I was reaching with my right and I started to fall. You know that feeling when you are tilting back in a chair and you tilt just a little too far? That’s exactly what I felt. I started to fall backwards and everything got real slow. I knew I was going to die or at best be crippled.
I felt a hand gently press against my back, right between my shoulder blades. It felt like a perfectly normal right hand and it push me back against the rock face.
I took a moment to steady myself, I was pretty shaken up, and then I climbed down to safety.
I am inclined to believe that it was a guardian angel, but that is solely based on my religious background and I don’t know where said guardian angel was when I got hit by a car. I suppose it could have been a hallucination, but I don’t use drugs and I wasn’t on any medications. I’ll probably never know what happened, but I am very thankful that I didn’t fall.”
He Narrowly Avoided Being Hit By A Truck
“We were moving from southern Washington to northern Washington, me in my old pickup and my wife and son in our other car following. The fuel pump on the pickup gives out and I pull over just past an on ramp off the highway. I send my wife and son to buy a new fuel pump and start to remove old pump.
I’m standing on the traffic side of the truck at least ten feet off the highway, not really concerned that I’d get hit, when a voice sounds close to my ear, ‘You’re going to get hit.’ I’ve heard that voice often enough to know not to disregard it and moved to the other side of the truck at least 50 feet away.
Sure as shit, not more than two minutes later, another pickup comes down the on ramp at 50+ mph, broadsides my truck from the back bumper to the front. If I had stayed working on the pump I’d have been turned into a jelly smear on the side of my truck.”
A Mysterious Voice Saved This Poster From A Car Accident
“I was driving one time and it was a white out snow. Anyone who’s driven in that weather knows that you kind of get hypnotized by the snow.
I heard someone calling me by my nickname, I woke up and I was on the other side of the road about to hit an oncoming car. Luckily I managed to move in time.
I think it was my godfather who had passed away. I always feel like he’s watching over me.”
A Helpful Passerby Saved This Person From Disaster
From a deleted user:
“My friend and I were sitting at a traffic light very late one night when his car just stalled. He tried and tried to get it to restart but we couldn’t get it going. We jumped out to push it into the parking lot of a gas station that was next to where the car died.
We were having trouble getting it up an incline when out of nowhere this guy came jogging up from the direction of the gas station. He got on the other side of the car and helped me push it up the incline, out of the street and into the lot. We thanked him for his help and he took off.
Just then a car came speeding around a curve and blew through the intersection where the car was just a minute before. My bud and I were shocked because if that guy didn’t show up when he did we would have been hit by that car. We turned back around to say thank the guy again but he was gone, just disappeared into a thin air. I truly believe he was an angel, sent to protect us that night.””
Two Angels Frightened A Would-Be Attacker Away
“A friend of mine told me about an experience his grandmother had when she was home alone once. In the middle of the day, someone knocked on her door. When she went to answer it she was greeted by a man with knife ready to kill her and loot the place, but when he saw her, he went pale and ran.
He was later caught and questioned about why he ran, and his response was, ‘When the door opened I saw two large and strong men standing behind her.’ And to this day my friend swears that it must have been two angels sent to protect her.”
An Angel’s Touch Left Lasting Bruises
“My aunt had a similar experience when she rolled her Jeep as a teenager. Mid roll, she was taken out of the Jeep and sort of ‘floated’ or ‘hovered’ over the road until she was placed feet first on the ground. She later noticed she was had bruises resembling hand prints on both of her biceps. No other bruises or scars from the incident.”
This Poster’s Guardian Angel Looked Like Her
“This is my mother’s story. When I was little we used to live in an old house that was probably close to 100 years old. Anyways, I was around three or four-years-old at the time and very sick. My room and my mother’s room were right next to each other, and my parents had split up that year so it was just my mom, my sister, and I in the house.
She said that while everyone was asleep, she woke up to a someone standing right in front of her around eye level with her while she was laying in bed (so around 2 1/2 feet I suppose, she said it looked like me, exactly like me and I was glowing white, but transparent and still. The someone had long brown hair (which is what I did have) and was wearing a white nightgown. The night that she saw this, I had been very very sick and I wasn’t turning around. After she blinked a few times the someone dissolved and she got up to check on me. I had a fever with shivers and was coughing and almost choking on my own mucus (ew).
She took me to the hospital right then and the doctor said that if she hadn’t, I probably would’ve died from choking in my sleep or from how close I was to catching pneumonia. My mom loves telling this story and truly believes it was my guardian angel telling her it wasn’t my time yet and that I needed her help.”
A Strange Priest Healed A Sick Child
“My dad recently told me this story and I was just amazed. I thought you guys would like to hear it.
When I was young, about three or so, I was hospitalized and near death. I had a fever that just would not break and was passed out for most of the hospitalization. My dad, who has always been religious, wanted the hospital’s priest to come say a prayer for me.
So, the priest comes to pray for me but, something’s not right about the guy. He never gives his name and has no bible. He says the entire prayer in Latin and blesses me.
Now, my parents aren’t married yet and since the priest is there, they ask why they haven’t been able to have another child yet. They had been trying for about a year with no luck. The priest tells them that they won’t have another child until they’re married.
The priest leaves after that and an hour later my fever breaks.
The next day the hospital’s priest comes to the room to say a prayer for me. My dad is confused and tells the man that someone had already come the day before, to which the man replies that no priests were on duty the day before. He checked with all of the hospital staff and their visitation book and everything, nothing turned up. No priest was in the previous day.
He searched for years to find this priest that prayed for me and he never found a single trace of him anywhere.
A month after my mom and dad got married, my mom got pregnant with my brother.
So, we’ll never know who the mysterious man was but, I like to think he’s my guardian angel. To this day my dad still has found no record of him, not even someone who looks like him. Someone was looking out for me that day though. I just wish I knew who.”
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1. Spirits become more active at night possibly due to a reduced electronic disturbance from appliances and other devices which compete with or drown out ghostly apparitions. For this reason, you are more likely to detect ghostly disturbances when your house is quiet
2. Spirits can manifest in various ways including orbs, streaks of light, dark shadows, mist, and strange blurs. Full body apparitions are possible but highly unlikely.
3. Spirits can often be helpful, and even protective of the families they haunt. Children and animals are more likely to see a ghost. In a few cases, it was seen that some children perceive ghost as imaginary friends.
4. If a candle flame burns blue or suddenly goes out with no apparent draft or any sign of breeze, it is a sure sign that ghost is present.
5. Spirits retain the memories and emotion of their physical life. And most certainly the memories and emotions associated with the time right before their death. Not all ghosts are trapped. some choose to stay within the earthly realm
6. Ghost may actually exist in a state of confusion and not have a clue as to what happened to them, or why they are here, why you cannot see or hear them etc.
7. Albert Einstein himself may have postulated as a scientific basis for the existence of ghost. Since energy cannot be created or destroyed but can only change its form.
8. Albert Einstein wasn’t the first. The concept of the ghost as a form of life after death goes all the way back to ancient Egypt, where people believed that death was merely a transition from one form of existence to another.
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The movie business is a tough one to be in, especially when it seems like the universe is working against a particular film production. That’s certainly what it seemed like for these 20 movies that are rumored to have been cursed. The curses never came in exactly the same way, but they very often plagued horror movies that were already delving into some pretty creepy stuff — which, of course, makes the movie even scarier.
The lesson that many of these scary movies teach us is not to mess with the paranormal, but is making a movie about the paranormal also messing with it? Just saying, a lot of these spooky ghost-focused films ended up leaving cast and crew with terrifying memories.
Some movie curses were way worse than others. For some, being able to talk at a press junket about how objects would move around on set of a horror movie was almost like better press for the film. But some movies suffered cast and crew injuries — and even tragic deaths — that totally derailed the movie’s original vision. Two films on this list never even ended up getting made because so many of the actors died in the process of trying to make them happen.
We’ve selected 20 of the creepiest entries for everyone to read from a list of cursed films. Don’t already believe in things such as ghosts and curses? Well, everyone might after reading this. We’re not gonna lie — it was even kind of spooky to research and write this article.
And, after reading, no one will ever be able to watch these 20 movies the same way having known what really went on behind the scenes. These cursed movie facts send shivers up our spines.
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A HELL OF A TIME …JACK OSBOURNE AND KATRINA WEIDMAN PLUNGE INTO A NEW SEASON OF PETRIFYING PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WHEN TRAVEL CHANNEL’S “PORTALS TO HELL” RETURNS ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13 AT 9 P.M. ET/PT for a special two-hour episode.
Avid paranormal investigators Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman resume their chilling journey to historically haunted locations in the United States, confronting sinister stories of the supernatural as they seek concrete evidence that a spirit world exists.
Eight additional hour-long episodes will move to their regular 10 p.m. ET/PT timeslot beginning Friday, March 20.
“This season is intense,” said Weidman. “Jack and I purposefully explore locations that embody the darker side of the paranormal, as we try to understand why certain places evoke more sinister activity than others. It’s exciting to see what new discoveries we can make in the paranormal field. Yet as we explore the unexplained, we can only presume to know what we’re working with. At the end of the day we really don’t – and that’s the scary part.
“The undaunted duo will face their most fearsome cases yet, as they uncover disturbing tales from bygone pasts and unnerving paranormal activity. Osbourne and Weidman filter through extensive research, utilize advanced scientific equipment and enlist a network of specialists, including psychic mediums, to try and exhume answers behind these terrifying hauntings.”
Katrina and I are breaking down walls – literally,” said Osbourne. “We have unprecedented access to a number of locations and are also the first team to ever investigate some of them for TV.
They’re incredibly active sites for the paranormal, and we’re going all in to try and capture substantial evidence.”In the special two-hour season premiere, Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman head to Paulding, Ohio, to investigate the Old Paulding Jail – an almost 150-year-old site rumored to be haunted by the spirits of former inmates, sheriffs and even the victim of a horrific, 60-year-old cold case crime. The pair find it hard to uncover the truth in a sea of rumors, cover-ups and theories of what happened to the young woman who was murdered. They call in a trusted psychic in their search for answers.
Determined to find out more, Osbourne and Weidman break down the last remaining sealed jail cell in the basement … and are shocked to discover large bone fragments scattered within. Now, the possibility of not only contacting spirits, but also solving a town’s most infamous murder is on the line. As the investigation deepens, Osbourne has a paranormal experience that will forever change him as an investigator and truth seeker.
Upcoming locations include:· Fort William Henry (Lake George, New York), the site of one of the bloodiest massacres in Colonial America· Croke-Patterson Mansion (Denver, Colorado), a 130-year-old building plagued with paranormal activity since its creation· Ohio State Reformatory (Mansfield, Ohio), a deadly prison also known for its role in The Shawshank Redemption· Thomas House Hotel (Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee), a once-thriving natural springs resort where guests fell victim to deadly waters· Iron Island Museum (Buffalo, New York), a century-old building that is rumored to house not one, but two, portals· Haunted Hill House (Mineral Wells, Texas), a hellish location plagued by rumors of demonic activity· Shanghai Tunnels (Portland, Oregon), a network of underground tunnels notorious for its role in slavery and kidnapping victims.
[via press release from Travel Channel]