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  1. Krepostnoi

    A Solitary Paw Tapping On The Windows

    Hello, everyone, I'm a longtime lurker finally decloaking. This isn't the story I'd planned to tell, and it didn't even happen to me, but it did happen to my nine-year-old daughter, and I'm posting on both our behalfs (behalves?). It's quite long, for which I apologise, but I'd like to include...
  2. A

    When It Happend, It Happend

    I stared at the goat, its eyes were square, and I didn't understand why, but the vision stayed with me for the rest of my life, and that night I woke up, I knew the goat had come for me. It all started off innocently enough, I took a mild interest in goats, I found them interesting...
  3. Ermintruder

    A Scarily Long Flash Of Light At Night: Ever Experienced One?

    Back in 1987 I was driving with my future spouse very late at night down from the highlands of Scotland, and was passing a loch side into a long quiet village that we both knew well. We'd become used to the street lighting, as opposed to the total darkness that we'd been driving through...
  4. Ulalume

    Is This Coincidence, Fate... Or Something Else?

    Dear Forteans, there is some weirdness happening in my life and I really could use your wonderful, collective wisdom to shed some light on it. Certain details will have to be excluded for privacy's sake, but I will try to explain as clearly as possible. Some years ago now, there was a...
  5. gattino

    My First Séance

    How were you murdered? N...O...S... Girl who was clearly pushing the planchette: "Noose!" Me: No. That spells nose. He was murdered with a nose." On Sunday last (19th January) I attended my first paranormal vigil. A ticketed event investigation into a purportedly haunted building. I had...
  6. L

    The Frozen House On Lodge Road

    Not so much "happened to me" as "happened to my Dad." Which is even weirder since the guy is as straight thinking as they come, atheist and logic obsessive previous Bank Manager. This story, to my utter delight, was first hinted at over the Christmas dinner. My Dad was scoffing at my website...
  7. milk23

    I Just Heard A Spooky Yarn

    I just heard after something like 38 years of not hearing it that a long time ago in the house I grew up in my sister, who was around 3 at the time walked from the bathroom into my mother's bedroom one morning and said 'there's a man in the bathroom'. This was met with 'no there isn't, your...
  8. A

    Odd Experiences: As A Child Versus As An Adult

    Odd things do happen to us all, if only we'd realise and take the chance to look. Here's some weird things that have happened to me over the 30 years of my life; I can remember when I was a kid and I was falling asleep in bed, I can sort of subconsciously remember something stroking my hair...
  9. BaronHardacre

    The Strange Case Of The Rattling Door

    It has been many moons since I last posted in these here parts, so I thought I’d return with a tale to tell. The tale of the door that rattled… In July 2011, a girlfriend and I decided to have a few days break in Liverpool. I had booked an apartment for the visit, so it gave us more...
  10. H

    A Few Things That Happened To Me

    These are three things that I experienced that I'll share for anyone interested. The first I can't actually remember happening, it was just always told to me by my parents. When I was very young (I'm guessing maybe 3 or so) I drew a picture with crayons. It was obviously very crude, but my...
  11. H

    Giant Hands Grab my Father

    This is an account told to me by my father. It's always intrigued me. Before I delve into the story, I want to say I'd describe my dad as level-headed, a bit skeptical about most things, and pretty up-front. When my dad was younger, he often hung out with his mates in London. He'd often...
  12. D

    Old Work Colleague

    Hi Everyone, A friend has recommended that I come on here a share a story with you that my Dad recently told me about something that he saw around 40 years ago. Looking at some of the other topics this story seems a little bit tame but its the best I've got at the moment! A few weeks ago I...
  13. L

    Weird IHTM Tales From Reddit & Other Sites

    http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/oeo0h/reddit_tell_me_your_glitch_in_the_matrix_stories/ Some interesting IHTM-type stories.
  14. M

    A Vibration In Your Trouser Pocket

    Ok Ive had this sensation many times whilst at work in my business suit. Yes, Im already seeing crude replies of amusement :) Many times when stood and in almost any everyday situation I experience a vibration in my right side trouser pocket. When it begins I think my phone must be ringing...
  15. M

    Sensing The Presence Of God?

    In 2000 I was alone in a nicely furnished flat and loved the feeling of independence etc. I was in a new area and it was a private flat surrounded by council ones - nice :) I made a few friends who where elderley but those of my age range ignored me which later led to a stalker and anti...
  16. N

    UFO Sighting Cornwall 2001

    I saw a bright light in the clear night sky, back in 2001. At first me and my mate thought it was a satalite, but then realised that it was moving too fast. It then shot across the sky from one side to the other, changing direction at incredible speed, flying one way, then another, turning at...
  17. A

    Not Quite An IHTM

    OK this is one removed. It happened to another not to me so I can't quickly answer questions. My wifes friend sadly lost her husband last year. Last week she was in a jewelers when a woman (another customer) approached her and said "you love rubies dont you"? Somewhat taken aback by the...
  18. A

    Increase In Synchronicity?

    I have been noticing a dramatic increase in synchronicity recently. E.g. thinking about a film and finding it's on TV a few days later, thinking about a fairly obscure topic and than reading about it in an newspaper article, even reading a rather obscure word just as someone on TV says that...
  19. K

    Behind Closed Eyes

    This is a bit weird and at the time I wondered if it was normal for everyone or just me but I didn't tell anyone. I tell you all now at the risk of finding out it's totally normal and nothing strange but I don't know. WHen I was a teenager I lived with my Dad and regularly would see things...
  20. C

    Creepy Door Handle In Wales

    My mother has told me a few times of an occasion when she was left alone in her house when she very young. Her father wasn't caring for her well and she was upset that she was left in the middle of the day, when it was sunny outside. As she sat on a chair in the kitchen she noticed the back...
  21. M

    Face In The Window In A 19th Century American House

    I recently posted about weird lights appearing in night-time photos taken outside the Sachsenhausen concentration camp near Berlin. My girlfriend, who took the shots, seems to be a magnet for such anomalous artifacts - last month she took this shot of her sister at her house in the USA, which...
  22. tillybean1

    White Feathers

    I know that there is probably a whole thread on this, but being new to posting you'll forgive me for putting this out on this particular forum. About ten years ago i was going through a particularly down patch in my life. I had just split up with a boyfriend and decided to accompany a friend...
  23. M

    Talking To Someone Who's Not Really There

    Not sure if this will be allowed as it happened to a colleague of mine, not me. However the person in question is a very hard-nosed, no-nonsense businesswoman (let's call her Sarah) and I can't for the life of me think why she would make this up. Also, the creepiest thing about this story is...
  24. M

    Winnie The Poohssessed

    First post here so be gentle… When I was very young, probably about four or five, we lived in a lovely old detached cottage in East Devon where all manner of very odd things happened, but this one incident seemed madder than the rest. I had a Pooh Bear at the time, and took it absolutely...
  25. K

    The Ventriloquist's Dummy & His Bottle Of Milk

    This story is in response to my previous strange occurrence within my Grandparents house. From a very early age I would very regularly stay at my Grandparents house while both of my parents were running a business at the time. So sometimes I would either spend all afternoon there or arrive in...
  26. R

    Snake Eyes

    Alright so, um well theres this kid I know and I don't know, sometime around the winter of 08, he came over my house to drop something off and well as he was standing outside my door, and we were talking. I then noticed his eyes looked snake like, yknow like slits. And well I chalked it up to...
  27. Naughty_Felid

    People Who Feel Wrong

    I'm sure it's been covered here before, but here goes, nothing major, but I was cycling to work last week when I passed a parked car on the opposite side of the road, the driver's window was wound down and a women was sat in the driver seat. I looked at her, (as a cyclist I'm always checking...
  28. R

    Look-Alikes

    Hi All This is my 1st post on here so please bear with me and be gentle. Has anyone got any info or stories about look-a-likes? My intrest began about 4 years ago when my Granma passed away. We went along to the residental home she had been living in after suffering a stroke and were...
  29. C

    Creepy Small Villages

    I gotta theory that places with a lot of earth disturbance are creepy - ex-mining villages, ironstone extraction, china clay, quarrying. They don't get any better when slagheaps are reassimilated into weirdly smooth grass hills. Strange villages got worse since they lost their railways IMO...
  30. M

    On Becoming A Person

    Okay, this is a bit embarrassing but if I can't tell my story here, where can I tell it? :D I must have been around two years of age when I had this experience. I remember the world being 'brown' and then I opened my eyes. (The brown color had been because my eyes were closed.) I...
  31. B

    Time Slip

    I enjoyed reading issue FT240 as I am a strong believer in time slips, De ja vu and parallel universes, for example the loch ness monster is a dinosaur from 63 million years ago but is only seen when a time slip occurs in the ness area, mothman is a creature from a parallel universe which doesnt...
  32. F

    Was My Son On The Titanic In A Former Life?

    My son was born in July of 1995, by November 1995 the child could climb stairs and stand up - he talked really early and was obsessed with drawing - but he was wary of water. I remember the plughole in the bath used to make a slurping sound when the water went down and it terrified him. He...
  33. S

    The Ghost Room

    Hi everyone! I posted this on SSPR before I found out about Fortean Times Message Boards. I had a weird experience in my own home, if someone could help clarify this for me it would be useful. This was summer 2006 and it was stinking hot. I couldn't sleep in my bed and so I went...
  34. K

    The Scariest Experience You've Ever Had

    Me and my boyfriend went out today, and on the way to a supposed haunted location, (Northwood Park), we decided to tell each other our scary experiences. Whether or not the experiences we had MAY have been our imagination, some of them he told me left tingles down my spine. So, I was...
  35. T

    Weirdness In A Bangkok Police Station

    The following happened to me in Banglumphu, Bangkok, about 3 months ago. I'd be interested to hear any thoughts, as this was one of the most scary and inexplicable things I've experienced. I was walking up Rambuttri Road early one evening, on my way to a music venue in a backpacker ghetto...
  36. B

    Astral Projection & The Christmas Tree

    As much as I would like to say this happened to me, it didn't. This is my mother's tale, recounted a few times to me (under duress, mind you), so I'm posting it here via her. This happened when I was about 5 years old. It was late January, and it was snowy and cold. The now old Christmas tree...
  37. P

    Nobody I know On Tuesday - Everybody I know On Thursday

    When visiting my old place of employment, after moving up north to 'Thurso' (coincidence it was same basis of name as day?), after an absence of 3 years, I found nobody I recognised at all. Going back a couple of days later, I bumped into someone I knew outside and half a dozen other co-workers...
  38. R

    Street Lamp Interference & Me

    I was reading in FT219 about SLI in the Letters when I remembered an incident that happened to me and a friend in college (Western Washington University, Bellingham WA, probably in winter 1993). As I recall, my friend had an argument, a nasty loud argument, with someone else and stomped off in...
  39. henry

    Minor Strangeness (IHTM)

    Is it worth having a thread for minor IHTM strangenesses, that dont quite warrant their own threads, or should I be posting this in chat? I was in a bakers shop in chorlton, south manchester a couple of days ago. As I was walking towards the door on my way out, I noticed there was a poster in...
  40. K

    Black Shuck In Hertfordshire

    Not sure whether this should be here or in Cryptozoology, but here goes. A few years ago I was seeing a girl in Stevenage (luckily I have since moved ) who's sister was single with three kids. I never asked what happened to her husband - this being Stevenage I probably assumed she never had...
  41. T

    A Creepy Voice In The Attic

    I was house sitting for my girlfriend's aunt last week as she (and most of the rest of my girlfriend's family) had gone on holiday for the week. My girlfriend's aunty has a dog, as does her mother and I had to look after both the dogs as well. My girlfriend had been away for the weekend as it...
  42. snavej

    Panic: A Genuine Example In The Old Sense Of The Word?

    In the summer of 1994, when I was unemployed for a while, I took a walk down to St. Mary's Church in Llanfair P.G., Anglesey, North Wales, U.K. The church is centuries old and the adjoining cemetery is full - there is hardly any room left for further burials. The church is right next to a...
  43. S

    Unidentified Falling Object

    This event happened to me when I was about 9 years old and living in Preston, Lancashire, which would make it 1989. I was playing in the street with two friends, it was late summer and a very warm evening. At about 6pm my friends were called by their parents to go and have their dinner. I...
  44. C

    New Words

    I just thought I'd post this and see if anyone has experienced anything similar. From time to time I will hear a word or phrase that I've never come accross before. While this is not extraordinary in itself, I do have a fairly large vocabulary. The strange thing is, it always seems like...
  45. A

    Stick Men & Panic

    Hi all :lol: new to this board. Some of the stuff is serious............... Can I ask opinions on 2 things????? 1/ I always used to mock my father for his story, when he was a child about 5/6, that would be in the late 1920's he claims he was playing in the road when he clearly saw what he...
  46. A

    Hotel Ghost

    First post, so will attempt to be interesting and succinct. In my late teens and early twenties (mid 1980's) I was a touring musician living in hotel rooms and out of a suitcase (my non-ghost related stories are probably FAR more hair-raising! haha!). One particular night, the band was...
  47. A

    Weird Power Cut

    I'm a long time lurker so thought It was time to post something. It's not all that exciting but has had me a bit puzzled ever since. About a month or so back I was sat using the PC when the mains power went off, whilst at the same time a loudish sound seemed to eminate from the top corner of...
  48. I

    I Thought I'd Post My Own Experience

    after lurking in here for a while and posting the odd reply, I thought I'd come right out and post my own experience. I was in my last year of primary school, so thats what...10/11? I was lying awake in my bed (lights off, curtains open-- thats how I liked to sleep at the time, no idea...
  49. A

    The Dead Creature That Never Was

    About 3 years ago I was walking through a park at night near where I live with around 5 or 6 friends. The park has a tiny area of woodland next to the swings and such. We cut through there so we could get to the main road. However, on the way we saw a man with a big black bag. We stood aside and...
  50. A

    A Creeping Fear While Driving

    Hi all I am a first time poster so please bear with me if I make any mistake. I experienced weirdness earlier this year while I was driving. I drove a work colleague back to his house from Manchester England to Stockport which is about a 15 minutes drive. I took the motorway when taking...
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