For hundreds of years, people have told haunted house stories that have been popular around the world. Some people believe that the unhappy spirits of the house’s former inhabitants are still left behind. Here is a collection of true stories told by people on Reddit who believed they were living in a haunted house. For the sake of length, we’ve abbreviated many of the original stories, but the core message has stayed the same. Some of these just might make a believer out of you. If you love these stories, check out our shocking stories about hoarders.
30. The Real Estate Agent Warned Him That He was Buying a Haunted House, and He Didn’t Believe Them
Our first story comes from a Reddit user named TigLyon. “I am typically a skeptic and can usually apply logic to figure out a plausible explanation. When I bought my house, they had to disclose reports of paranormal activity. I thought, ‘Yeah, whatever’. But the number of times I have had to come up with rational explanations borders on obsessive. The typical footsteps upstairs, children laughing. Knocking on walls or doors. Hey, it’s an old house, creaks, groans, hot water pipes pinging, etc…it all happens. Light bulbs smashed on the floor having removed themselves from the metal base. One plant in particular would get overturned often. Once it ended up halfway across the room.”
The stereo turns on at random times of the day, almost always to classical music. Various lost objects showed up in highly noticeable places. Like how can you lose your watch in the middle of the completely cleared kitchen table? But the ones that get me the most are the ones where I am completely stumped. On the same day, every year, is the smell of something burning. After about two hours it goes away. Until the next year. The other one is the presence of “hot-spots” in the house. Not by temperature. But when you stand in a certain place, you feel something. This has been witnessed by people aware as well as unaware of the phenomenon itself. When you stand in one, you feel compelled to face a certain way. I watched a police officer turned in mid-sentence to stare at the wall. He was visibly shaken.