Losing a parent is one of the most harrowing experiences that a person can go through, especially if you’re too young to understand that death is a natural part of life. And as these creepy ghost stories suggest, perhaps those deceased parents weren't ready to leave Earth yet, either. Maybe these ghostly parents felt that they hadn't yet imparted all of their wisdom to their children, or that they had unfinished business.
In these haunted tales, you’ll read about ghost parents who haunted their own children. Some stopped by to offer kind words, or play with the family dog one last time. Other stories have a more sinister bent - why would an evil entity take on the form of someone's late father?
Read on for some goosebump-inducing anecdotes about departed loved ones. Whether you find these stories comforting or creepy, they're sure to leave an impression.
She Just Wanted to Say Hello
A Father Appears At His Own WakePhoto: National Media Museum / via Wikimedia Commons
A Wife Possessed By Her MotherPhoto: Public Domain / via Wikimedia Commons
Cigarette Smoke From Beyond The GravePhoto: The National Archives UK / via Wikimedia Commons
She Came Back For The Dog
A Spirit Tells His Daughter That He's ProudPhoto: Public Domain / via Wikimedia Commons