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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.”