Believing in the paranormal does not necessarily come easily, but just one instance could change any disbeliever’s mind. The universe thrives on chaos, and thus the inexplicable can always be possible. That being said, even with the proof available to us these days, it can be difficult to truly put faith in the unexplainable. But, many-a-believer can tell the exact moment they changed their tune, usually in response to an impossible occurrence that they were lucky, or unlucky, enough to witness firsthand.
These telling tales describe that exact moment, all via the folks at Reddit. Some people heard unusual noises, others witnessed things that weren't just a coincidence, and one even predicted the future. Either way, the horror stories here illustrate what it takes to go from one extreme to another when it comes to the supernatural.
Waiting For "Froggy"
Before my parents (mom and stepdad) sold my stepdad's house, they were renovating it. My stepbrother was four at the time and began to refuse to sleep in his room. No one thought anything of it until one night he came into my parents' bedroom and told them them the man in the ceiling told him to tell "Froggy" he's waiting for her.
My stepdad's uncle, who had lived in the house's apartment until he died 15 year earlier, used to call his wife Froggy. His wife was still alive at the time.
Ghostly Feelings In Various Locales
I had an invisible force grab my hair and pull me backwards. I was in New Orleans at a seance, and when it happened I turned around to punch the bastard who did it and there was nobody there.
I also toured a house in Savannah, GA and at the spot where some lady had jumped to her death a good hundred years ago gave off a very strong static electric buzz feeling. Now I don't know if that was a ghost, an angel, or the remains of electricity from her body that still somehow hung around that spot, but I had others confirm they could also feel it and move their hands in and out of the spot and tell that there was something there. That's more than enough for me.
The Spirit Of A Young Female
I grew up in a small town in Texas. My family lives "in town", but their house sits on a few acres, as do the houses nearest to it.
When I was twelve or thirteen, my mother used to say that she saw a ghost of a young woman in the house and outside. I thought it was ridiculous, even as a kid. Then, unprompted, the woman who lived next door to us came and described seeing the same image young woman in her house and yard.
One day, I was watching TV in a room filled with windows in my parents' house, and I saw the girl standing next to one of the windows about 12 feet from me. I gasped, and the girl turned suddenly and looked directly at me. I threw the remote control across the room and ran to my bedroom. The next morning, I got in trouble for shattering the remote and leaving so many lights on overnight.
Presumably, it was just the power of suggestion, but that's the closest I've gotten to believing in something like that.
Thrown By An Entity
I was at a friend's house a few years ago. It was pretty late, so we decided to crash.
He laid down in his bed, and I on the floor next to the bed. We were both sitting up talking and looking in the direction of his hallway door when a shoe flew halfway across the room. It looked like it had been gently stooped up and underhanded.
There wasn't anything on that side of the room that could have done it, so I have no other way to explain it.