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People Who've Lived In Haunted Houses Reveal Their Creepiest Experiences

Updated October 7, 2021 115k views20 items

Have you ever heard scratching in your walls? Or maybe an open door you swore you closed? Perhaps your basement is a little eerie?

These haunted house stories from Redditors will show you what living in a real haunted house is like; from friendly, happy ghosts to horrifying and unexplained happenings.

Some of these hauntings went away with a blessing or sage, but others were so intense that the poor victims were forced to move out.

  • A Mother And Children Haunt An Apartment Above A Bar

    From a former Redditor:

    I worked in a building in my local town that was claimed to be haunted but I didn't believe it. The downstairs was a wine bar cafe and the upstairs was an apartment. I worked there for almost three years in high school. I would hear the kids playing upstairs all the time. I'd hear the floor squeak above me. I could here water running in the shower. I'd hear voices up there and even singing... lots of singing.

    One day I was talking to my boss (the owner of the building) about how loud the people upstairs were being during a private party so that she could handle the problem. She then tells me no one has lived up there since "the accident." There are no water lines upstairs and it's old dusty storage. She called the police thinking there may be squatters but there were no signs of life and undisturbed dust on everything. The place hadn't even been entered since she bought the place 10 years earlier.

    My coworkers confirmed my story when the boss interviewed them about it. The accident.. a mom hit her head in the shower and died. Her two small children starved to death with no one there to take care of them. Story was confirmed by locals.

  • An Abuse Victim Haunts Their Former Home

    From Redditor /u/chrisyroid:

    My parent's house is haunted.

    The family who lived there before us were super crazy people...

    While doing repairs on the house we found notes in the walls. One of them said: "He hit me and that's okay." One day the husband just up and leaves, then kids leave and the wife passes alone in the house... in my room. We found out when we replaced my carpet. A six foot long by two foot wide piece of flooring was removed and replaced. I never knew what had happened to her until just recently.

    The things I've experienced were whispering noises in the corners of the walls, cold hands touching my shoulders, things being knocked down off the walls, and feeling like there's somebody standing next to me or peering over my shoulder.

    I'm glad I don't live there anymore.

  • She Felt A Cold Hand Down Her Back

    From Redditor /u/tornadotwister: 

    Purchased this small house to try to appease my boyfriend of the time. Was always uncomfortable living there. After 2 years I asked him to move out as our relationship was going nowhere pretty fast. After he moved out I started getting the creeps.

    The cabinets in the kitchen were home-made, and not done that great, and under the staining on the cabinet doors sometimes I could see some sort of writing that looked like it was done with a can of spray paint. Other times I could not see it at all. I stopped sleeping in the bedroom because at night I would wake up and see some sort of dark shape in the short hallway leading from the bedroom to the bathroom. It would make the hair on the back of my neck stand up. One night I woke up because I heard some sort of noise that sounded like someone tapping on something metallic. Then I felt a coldness on the back of my neck that slowly extended into my scalp and down my spine.

    That really was scary, and I just prayed and prayed, and finally the cold hand slowly went away. After that I started sleeping in the area next to the kitchen, in front of the stand-alone heater and felt a bit safer. I replaced the cabinets, and that made things better... I was happy to move out.

  • A Murder/Suicide House Caused Extreme Night Terrors

    From Redditor /u/Shootinbunnies:

    I lived in a house with a murder/suicide for awhile going through college. The house was eerie to begin with, but the blood stain locked into the wood floor was really “a nice addition” to the ambiance.

    Anyway, I had an ex-girlfriend who would dream of horrifying things there. As in, yelling, breathing, sweating and feeling the dreams happen.

    She one time dreamed of a man coming right up the stairs and stabbing her repeatedly in the stomach, I was next to her when I was watching her and couldn’t wake her up for a good 10 minutes and I was very much shaking her.

    Nothing in this era of my life was okay.

    Her dreams went back to normal once we moved out.