• Graveyard Shift

22 Times People Maybe Actually Probably Encountered A Ghost

List RulesVote up the scariest stories that may or may not involve a ghost!

I'll start by saying this: Ghosts aren't real (right?). I can confidently say that they probably, most likely are not real, I hope. If you're like me and on the fence about the ghosts and what their deal is, check out these stories from the subreddit r/ghosts.

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    Beach Ghost

    From Redditor u/Ivy_Marryl:

    This year my family went to the beach for a night swimming and some moment later i got out of the ocean and suddenly saw a small child wearing a oversized black hoodie and i thought it was just one of my little cousins, my older and younger cousin noticed the child walking too and i was concerned thought it might be lost so i shouted " hey! hey!" just acting brave and stuff and i suddenly stopped following small child and saw it fading with the darkness and suddenly disappeared... to this day i still have no idea what the f*ck happened. No one would believe us only me and my two other cousin saw it happening.

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    Don't Sleep

    From Redditor u/jennyteresa28:

    An older woman passed away in our apartment one month before we moved in (we were only changing units within the same complex so we had seen her around). One night while sleeping in our King sized bed, I woke up to feel what I thought was my husband rubbing my lower back. As I turned around to see why the hell he was doing this in the middle of the night, I came to see that he was facing the other direction and was lying a good 2 feet away from me.
    Then a few nights ago I felt four strong pulls on the covers that I had wrapped around me. Four quick very strong pulls in succession. This was weird because my husband had once felt four quick pushes on his shoulder while he was sleeping, but hadn’t told me about it so I wouldn’t be scared. Weirdly enough, nothing ever happens when we are awake, nothing ever moves, goes missing, doors don’t creak...nothing. Which kind of makes me think we are imagining things, but it seems too much of a coincidence!

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    Ghost Of The Living

    From Redditor u/JTLennon:

    We recently lost our home in a fire and are staying in temporary accommodation having lost most of our belongings. It's a tough time to be relying on support from others and we try to maintain a healthy distance when my mother stops by to drop off toilet paper and other basics. She calls when she arrives and we meet her at the back door. Visits take place on the back deck with 2 metres distance between us.

    This morning I was washing some dishes when I first felt and then saw my mum standing very close over my right shoulder. While I did only see her in my peripheral vision, I saw enough to clearly make out her distinct figure and her clothing. She wore a white, jersey knit, three-quarter sleeve t-shirt and grey drawstring sweatpants. It is uncharacteristic of her to leave the house in loungewear and equally uncharacteristic of her to just let herself in. I was startled as I knew the door was locked and I hadn't heard anyone enter. When I turned there was nobody there.

    I was very confused and a bit shaken. My partner suggested I call my mum to check in. When I told her what I saw, she said she was wearing that exact outfit yesterday morning, but not today at the time of the incident. When I told her what time it happened, she said that around that time, she was distressed over some family issues and thinking about me.

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    The FitBit Knows

    From Redditor u/GhostorNot:

    So, I will state that I do not believe in ghosts but strange things keep happening that have no good explanation.

    About a month ago I walked into the bedroom to talk with my wife who was just waking up. I noticed that her wedding ring was on the foot of our bed (the footboard). I pointed it out and we freaked out because we almost lost a wedding ring (probably our single most valuable possession). But we couldn't find an explanation for how it got off her finger during the night and somehow miraculously ended up on the footboard. It is VERY hard to get off her finger, and we do have pics of it on her finger with our dog the night before. It was strange enough that we decided to set up a nest cam in our room just to watch.

    Like idiots we didn't get the nest subscription to save video. When my wife woke up this morning her fitbit was on the side table when she had it on the night before when she went to sleep. Now, fitbits track things. They track lots of things, like sleep schedules, heartbeats and even movement. Thinking it was strange we had the genius idea to look at the logs. Sure enough, at 11:53 the tracking of the fitbit abruptly stops. One hour before this happened her heart rate suddenly went through the roof (resting heartrate is around 60, her heart rate went up to about 160). For the next hour she slept soundly without any movement and without waking up and suddenly the tracking just ceased.

    Now, we quickly found out that the night of the ring occurrence was the night of the 15'th of last month. We just checked and her heart rate had a similar spike last month. However, when we checked several other days at random we didn't see any spikes.

    These were occurrences we thought were strange at the time so they are noted. However, when we started to think back there have been about 5-6 other strange things.

    I have a deaf dog. She never barks. She used to when she could hear other dogs but she has been completely deaf for about 3 years now. Last night while watching community (go netflix!) she started barking at random in the kitchen. It was strange enough that we had a conversation about it but ultimately settled on her being a weird dog. This is only strange in connection to the fitbit incident.

    In our household we have a very strict rule about unplugging the toaster. That is because on two occasions (once about a year ago and another time 2 years ago) our toaster would simply start heating up in the middle of the night and stay burning for the rest of the night. Once it caused a big fire burn on the wall and the other time it was in a breadbox and cooked all the bread, caused damage to the door and melted all the plastic to itself. We found both in the morning still hot. Earlier this week we found the toaster plugged in and neither of has used it in a few weeks. The rule is so harsh about unplugging it that if you fail to unplug it when you use it you lose internet and phone privileges for a week. I should mention, there are no kids it is just my wife and I.

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