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Bumps In The Night: Check Out These Super Creepy Ghost Experiences Shared By Mitú Readers

It’s October so you know we have to talk about the spooky and paranormal. So, we asked you all on Instagram to share your stories with us about the spookiest and most paranormal activities you’ve experienced. You all delivered. After visiting our santero, we put together a list of some of the best responses. Here are the different ghostly encounters you have experienced.

Not all ghostly encounters are scary. Some can be comforting.

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“One day I’m standing in the kitchen watching my mom chop some pollo while I was mashing some garlic and talking to her,” stephxhtx recalls. “All the sudden I saw my dead grandmother clearly standing behind her, I started crying not because I was scared but because I couldn’t believe it and made me realize how much I missed her ????.”

Just try to sleep alone after reading this person’s experience.

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“I was sleeping in my room which I shared with 2 other girls when someone came out of the bathroom and started to whisper my name. I semi-woke up and turned to them and saw a dark shadow next to my bed,” murr_hurr says. “It was dark and the shadow/person said that they were leaving and just wanted to say bye. I thought it was odd cause it was still night time but I just said okay and turned away from them. I woke up in the morning and ask my roommates where did they go and explained what happened. They told me that it wasn’t them but they did say I started crying in my sleep.”

Mami always knows best so listen if she gives you something protective to wear.

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“When I was younger I had an imaginary friend and no one took it seriously until my mom asked me one day about it. After I described my friend in detail my mom put a little protection bracelet on me,” nerdalicious_1 explains. “Turns out my imaginary friend was my dead aunt. She protected me from stuff. My mom was super scared, though. She told me to stop talking to people unless I knew they were there for sure.”

Bumps in the night are always unsettling when you see the aftermath.

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“I had just moved into my new house (new to me) and I woke up in the middle of the night to knocking on my roof. I remember looking up and thinking wtf,” laferdinandd tells us. “My dog was spooked too (80lb pit). When I got up the next morning the cabinets that were too high for me to reach unless I stood on a chair were wide open. I had never touched them because they were too high. I just found it creepy since the knocking came from the ceiling and the highest cabinets were open ????.”

Sometimes all you can do is pray for the ghost to leave you alone.

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“I was 16. My niece was 5 at the time. Her dad and my sister had split up a while back. So on this day, I get up at 3 a.m. to go to the bathroom (I saw the time) and while there my niece knocks and tells me that her dad is here. She tells me to open the door,” yazz577 says. “He’s not even supposed to be here I told myself, just then I see a shadow by the bathroom window. We get out and walk to the kitchen where you can see the whole backyard and I see a man walking towards the back of the house. At that moment I turn on the light and I see no one. I call my mom over and she looks out by the door and there he is a tall shadow by the orange tree. When my mom walked out because he wasn’t supposed to be there, the light turned on and he was gone! My mom rushed back and told us to start praying.”

Ghost children can be super creepy.

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“I used to spend summers with my grandma in Mexico. When I was like 12 I was sleeping in the guest room that was kind of separate from the other rooms. Two nights in a row I had fallen asleep with my iPod on playing music but it died even though it was plugged into the charger. Both times it had gotten so cold in the room that I was shivering under my blankets and would just cover even my head to stay warm,” marbaez13 recalls. “On the second night, I kept hearing my name and thought it was my brother or cousins (the room was always dark cause there were heavy curtains on the windows) so I couldn’t ever tell if it was day or night. I told them to go away but they said, ‘Let’s go play.’ Annoyed I tossed my blanket off my head and said, ‘Stop! Let me sleep.’ Across the room I saw a young boy. I locked my door every night so there was no way. I pulled the covers over my head and prayed until I fell asleep. After that, I didn’t ever sleep in that room again. Years later I told my mom about it and she was like, ‘It was probably Felipe.’ She went on to tell me about my grandma’s brother who was killed by banditos along with my great grandfather ???? that’s a whole other story but still.”

Some ghosts are not happy until you leave their home.

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“My last apartment was haunted. It’s was a very malicious spirit. I felt I was being watched. One time when I was alone I felt it touch my leg. I felt something jump on the bed. Then it escalated. I woke up and felt something on top of me, pressing down. Freaked out, I tried to wake up my hubby, and I felt this evil presence staring at me as I tried to cover my face. It stared around the blanket and was happy to see me scared. I refused to look at its face. Then I woke up for real. Thought it was just a dream but the left side of my bedroom, the side I slept on, a specific spot on my wall, felt wrong,” campkeesley says. “It felt like that’s where it was. My mom comes from a long line of curanderas, so I had my mom come over and tell her a bit about what’s going on. She goes right to the spot, without me telling her, and her hand starts vibrating. She says whatever it is, it’s ugly. So she blesses the wall, tells me how to protect myself, etc. After I follow her instructions, it rarely bothered me but when it did, it was bad. I would wake up with bruises or weird scratches. Occasionally, it would try to grab me and I could feel it pull at me. When we finally moved out, I could feel how angry it was that we were leaving. It watched me when I had to go back by myself for a couple of things. Moved into our new house, no problems. Two years ago, my dad passed away. A few months later, I feel myself being dragged off my bed. I can see the room and I can see a dark shape grabbing me. I’m crying but my husband won’t wake up. I’m almost completely off the bed when I hear a voice yelling at it. Then I wake up. I realized it was my dad yelling at it in Spanish to leave me alone and let me go and fighting with it. I haven’t had any problems since. Thanks, Papi!”

Old buildings are the perfect setting for an over-active imagination.

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“So when I was 12, my parents, older sister and I used to clean offices during the weekend. We would wake up around 2 a.m. to go clean them. My parents assigned us all a different task. For example, my sister was in charge of cleaning the restrooms and I was in charge of collecting all the trash. At this particular office (which had a huge warehouse attached to it), I had to walk all the way to the other end of the warehouse to throw the trash in the dumpster outside,” jrosebush_ remembers. “My dad used to go with me but this particular night I went alone. Halfway through the warehouse, I started hearing these random farm noises. I heard cows, pigs, chickens all screaming as if they were being murdered. The warehouse was dark and hearing those types of noises at 3 a.m. trips you out. I’ve heard that sometimes those sounds mean there’s some portal to hell nearby or something ????. I got so scared and left running. I never again went and helped my parents mainly because the weekend after that, we completely stopped cleaning them. I never told my parents until years later.”

This person’s daughter had one of the creepiest experiences.

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“My daughter and I were staying with my mom for a few days. My mom lives in an apartment building that has the bedroom windows facing the freeway. We were sleeping in my sister’s room when my daughter woke up from a bad dream, or so we thought,” favigee says. “She was 4 at the time. She woke up saying she was scared and that there was a man with dirty boots in the room that was telling her to go outside with him. She said no to him because she was cold. She said he tried to pull her but she said stop. Then, my sister turned to the door and saw a shadow so she left the light on and we fell back asleep. A few days later we find out that that same night there had been a bad car accident on the freeway and a man had died.”

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A Haunted House Has Gone Viral For Its ‘Extreme Torture’ And People Want It Shut Down

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A Haunted House Has Gone Viral For Its ‘Extreme Torture’ And People Want It Shut Down

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A haunted house that lasts 10 hours has sparked public outcry with 63,000 people signing a petition to have it shut down. McKamey Manor is a massive estate that stretches across two states, Summertown Tennessee to Hunstville, Alabama. 

The attraction has garnered national interest because of its extreme conditions that require attendees to sign a 50-page waiver. The petition calls McKamey a “torture chamber” where patrons are subjected to cruel behaviors that allegedly include getting a tattoo or having fingernails pulled off. 

No one has ever completed the entire tour — the first winner has been promised a $20,000 reward by the owner Russ McKamey. 

“Not your typical ‘Boo’ Haunted House. You’ve been warned!”

The manor’s website provides a disclaimer to customers, “Not your typical ‘Boo’ Haunted House. You’ve been warned!” According to the website you can expect that actors will touch visitors however, visitors cannot touch the actors.  But this just the beginning of the nightmare. 

An employee, Kris Smith gave up on his first try after reading the waiver. In his second and third attempts, Smith quit after being buried alive in a coffin and then after having a panic attack during hypnotism. 

“I read it and I quit,” Smith told the Associated Press. “I got to the last page and turned around and went home…. There’s so much. You have to pull out your own teeth, there’s a chance of getting a tattoo, a chance of your fingernails getting pulled out. It’s really overwhelming. There’s a chance of death. Accidents do happen.” 

A petition accuses McKamey Manor of exploitation.

Change.org petition demands that Tennesee and Alabama state senates permanently close the manor’s doors. It claims it is a “torture chamber” that “uses loopholes to get out of being arrested.” 

“They do screenings to find the weakest, most easily manipulated people to do the ‘haunt’… McKamey Manor is a shame to all haunted houses, and needs to be shut down,” the petition reads. 

The petition founder, Frankie Towery says patrons are often waterboarded, forced to eat things, and have allegedly been injected with hallucinogenic drugs. 

“Some people have had to seek professional psychiatric help and medical care for extensive injuries. I propose that all locations where this is happening be shut down immediately,” the petition reads. 

Russ McKamey defends “torture chamber” haunted house. 

McKamey claims that because attendees are under hypnosis the things they tell authorities never really happened, it was all in their heads.

“When I use the hypnosis I can put you in a kitty pool with a couple inches of water and tell you there’s a great white shark in there, and you’re gonna think there’s a shark in there,” he said. “And so, when you have that kind of power over people, and have them do and see things that you want them to see, then they can leave here thinking it really happened, and they’ll go to the authorities and say, ‘oh, whatever,’ and I have to come back and show the footage and say, ‘it didn’t go that way at all.’ It’s saved me a thousand times.”

McKamey says he has never even tried alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes even once. He films all of the guests and uploads their humiliations onto YouTube for them to see. 

“You’d be surprised over the years how many people have claimed something happened to them inside,” McKamey told WFLA. “And I need to go back and show whoever needs to see it the raw and unedited footage, saying ‘here ya go, here’s the complete show.’

There is no swearing, drugs or alcohol allowed in the manor according to McKamey. 

“More of an inside little joke — that the manor is the most extreme haunt in the world but there’s no cussing involved,” he said. 

McKamey has strict health requirements for patrons. 

The haunted house also a comprehensive background check process and health warning.

“You must be in EXCELLENT HEALTH to participate in the EXTREME tour. You will incur VERY physically and mentally demanding environments. Make sure to follow the rules. YOU MUST READ the WARNING page and sign the WAIVER FORM before you enter the haunt,” the website reads. “DO NOT ATTEND if you have medical conditions that might cause you an injury… DO NOT enter our haunt if you are prone to seizures or if you have ANY kind of respiratory conditions, especially asthma, or heart conditions. Do not enter if you have broken bones, casts or are pregnant.”

A requirement of the haunted house is that all patrons be at least 21 and have a completed “sports physical” and clearance from doctors that they are both physically and mentally healthy. They must also have proof of medical insurance. 

The cost of admission to McKamey Manor is only a bag of dog food and possibly your sanity.

Do You Believe in Ghosts? These Posts Might Change Your Mind

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Do You Believe in Ghosts? These Posts Might Change Your Mind

Do you believe in ghosts? Cultures around the world have endless stories and legends passed down for generations about supernatural activity. Heck, our abuelitas would share stories about their crazy ghost encounters, or they’d tell us how their neighbor fulanito, their comadre fulanita, or their tía saw this or that. And if there’s something we’ve learned from our abuelitas its that ghosts are EVERYWHERE. Yes, even in churches, convents and monasteries! And TBH, those were some of the scariest ones. Don’t believe us? Watch the new movie The Nun and see for yourself.

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, one thing is certain, you’ll have a hard time explaining these videos and pictures. So before you start scrolling, now would be a good time to grab some agua bendita (holy water) and call your snuggle bunny, para que no te ashutes (so you don’t get scared).

Who knew visiting a church could be such a terrifying experience?

Look, just above the Jesus Cristo statue, there seems to be the face of a nun in her habit. The fact that someone’s hermana caught this pic in a hospital chapel, isn’t very comforting. Just saying!

This man went to visit his deceased mother and got a take-home souvenir…check out what’s in the red circle (there’s a face!).

This man, his grandmother and sister visited his deceased mother at the Arica cemetery in Chile. They wanted to memorialize their visit with a picture so, they set a timer on his cellphone and unexplainably captured a woman’s face in the background (since there were no other people around). They believe it’s his mother’s ghost, making a surprise visit. This is proof that cemeteries are super creepy–duh–and that apparitions can occur even in the holiest places like a cemetery, church, or a convent.

You think your home is a safe space? Think again…you could have an unexpected guest.

Take a closer look at the lower left hand corner of this picture (right above the bench) and tell us you don’t see two creepy eyes staring back at you! If cemeteries and convents aren’t ghost free, then what makes us think our homes are?

Without a shadow of a doubt…I’d be scared too! Meet El Fantasma Huracán, the ghost who has been said to haunt a soccer stadium.

A security guard working the night shift at the soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, captured the ghost on camera around 11pm. In the video he insists that he keeps hearing noises and wants to film it so that others believe him. This video quickly went viral and the ghost was nicknamed El Fantasma Huracán. However, the stadium management claims that the video was filmed nearby and not onsite.

But you know what’s scarier than a ghost at a stadium (or near a stadium)? A demonic nun haunting a convent!

We got another for you! This photographer just wanted to capture the moment, but got more than what he bargained for. Was it a camera malfunction, or a sign from el diablo (the devil)? Seems a bit hard to explain…

???????????? #lahoradelasbrujas #fantasmas #ghost #bruja #aparicion #ovnis

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Feeling scared? Don’t worry, to end on a lighter note, here’s la virgencita. You see, not all apparitions are macabre…

A young boy discovered this patch of algae in Boyocá, Colombia, and claimed to have seen it move. Since then, many worshipers have gone to pay their respects to la Virgencita de Guadalupe. And because we need a win in the holy department we’re going to say this is a divine sign and not a demonic one–the now scary holy image of a nun is already more than we can handle.

You never know when a ghost or demon will make a surprise visit so, I’d be a bit more careful with the next picture you take. And if you’ve ever had a supernatural experience please share your story with us in the comments below! But first, hit the like button and share this article with all your friends. And while you’re at it, invite them to watch the new movie The Nun. You know, for moral support…

In the meantime, enjoy the trailer…if you dare. (will be an embed trailer)