I have lived a very strange life, so I will list the top 10 most unbelievable, scary, paranormal things that have happened to me, off the top of my
1) Ghost "Sighting". Age: 5-8. This if the first thing that comes to mind. I was the age mentioned, in a 2 story house I grew up in Chicago, with my
sister, who was 3 years older than me, and her friend Becky. We were the only ones in the house. My grandmother lived on the second story, my mother
and father with us on the first story. My grandmother was supposed to be coming home soon, she worked at the grocery store at the end of our block.
We were sitting in a circle, on the first story floor, in the living room, talking about who knows what. They were supposed to keep an eye on me,
since no adults were home. Now, in our house, we had an indoor porch, which you had to enter FIRST, then another door which you enter to actually get
into the house.
I heard someone open the front door to the porch, but no one else heard it. Then, one of us heard the front door being unlocked and opened, I can't
remember which of the 3 of us it was.
The next thing we know, ALL THREE OF US are hearing someone walk up the stairs to the second story of the house.
We are all being really quiet, because this is VERY unusual. The first thing my grandmother would have done when she came home, is checked on us. My
mother and father weren't supposed to be home until the evening (This was MIDDAY, it wasn't dark outside, not sure what time)
Anyway, we are all really scared, and not sure what is going on.....and then we start hearing FOOT STEPS upstairs. This is REALLY freaking us out at
this point, so not knowing what to do, we all slowly walk to the front of the house, where the stairs are, as if to investigate what the hell is going
on, without actually wanting to get too close.
I forgot to mention, this is inner city Chicago......so our mindset at this point wasn't a GHOST.....it was someone breaking and entering. We were
fearing for our lives at this point (imagine 3 young children home alone, in a big house, inner city Chicago, and you just hear someone enter into
your house, and start moving around up stairs....YEA, SCARY AS ALL HELL).
So anyway, my sister and her friend Becky somehow convince ME, the YOUNGEST of all of them, to walk up the stairs and see what the hell is going on.
By this time, I am in TEARS.
I get about 3 or 4 stairs up (Also, the stairway sort of winds, I guess you could say it makes a 90degree angle, so from the beginning of the stairs,
you can't see the door, its a right corner /wall)
I get about 3 or 4 stairs up, and all of a sudden, the DOORKNOB to the upstairs door starts going CRAZY. It literally sounds as if the door upstairs
is LOCKED.....but someone from the INSIDE of the upstairs is trying to open the door, to get OUT.
At this point, we all LITERALLY FREEZE IN TERROR. The noise gets LOUDER and LOUDER.....and at this point, someone is BANGING on the door, going
It lasts probably less than 2 or 3 minutes , the loud banging on the door, the shuffling of the doorknob. Then it suddenly stops.
Here is the crazy part. My grandmother comes home through the front door, right after this. I mean RIGHT after, if I remember correctly. She sees me
crying, us all at the bottom of the stairs, we explain what happened, yaddda yadda yadda.
The front door to the porch was locked. The front door to the house was locked. My grandmothers door to the upstairs was locked. The windows were
closed upstairs (I specifically remember this, because my grandmother suggested it might have been the wind, yea.....RIGHT.
To this day, my sister, who is 30, and myself, who is 26(27 next month) mention this all the time. It is one of things that when it happens between
two people, you never really forget it. There is no logical explanation for what happened....and anyone who has ever had something extremely
paranormal happen in their lives....you KNOW beyond ANY doubt it was not NORMAL what happened.
I call this a ghost sighting.....although there was no actual sighting. No strange voices, nothing besides us hearing, beyond ANY doubt, 2 doors
inside our house being opened, foot steps upstairs, and a doorknob being molested and a door pounded on for a few minutes.
I was going to list the top 10 things that have happened, and it was actually just going to be a bulletin type list, but the first thing on the list
turned into a story. It was quite a bit to type on the spot!
If anyone is interested, I will share the full list, if not, then there is my entry
( I'm not going to type up 10 experiences if they are
boring....and sometimes you can't really tell if what you are writing is as interesting to others as it is to You, the person it happened to ).