Did I see a ghost? Am I going mad?

Haunted Cambridge

This Halloween I did something that I realize was probably quite foolish. I had read about an urban legend that stated if an unmarried woman were to look in the mirror on Halloween at midnight she would either see her future husband or a skeleton indicating she would die before marriage.

After I read this my curiosity was aroused (I didn’t really believe it). It was one of those things that you know is stupid but can’t help but want to do yourself, like with the whole bloody Mary thing. Anyway at midnight (or around that time) I got home from my sisters place where we’d been watching scary movies.

When I realized what time it was I remembered what I had read and decided to try it out, to be honest I just wanted something interesting to tell my friends. I turned the light on in the living room and looked in the mirror – nothing, just me and the couch. I couldn’t help but feel slightly disappointed. Then I lit two small candles, placed them on the mantle besides the mirror and turned the lights off.

In retrospect I wish I had never done that. I don’t know if turning the lights off caused what I saw but I really don’t understand why it would. What I saw in the mirror scared the life out of me! At first there was nothing unusual, just my shadow looming over me, but then the shadow grew larger and larger without me moving. When it stopped a face appeared on the shadow! I could have passed the growing shadow off as the flickering candle light causing my shadow to move – but the shadow suddenly having a face froze me to my core. It wasn’t just any face either. This face was bone white with flared nostrils and angry lips, if it had eyes I couldn’t see them but it didn’t matter because the worst part about this face was that it had a few ugly scars that resembled black lines.

It was only when I focused on the face did I notice that one of the scars began to bleed! Dark crimson red started seeping from the wound like slow snakes. At the sight of this I screamed like I’ve never screamed before (if my neighbors had actually been home they no doubt would have come over to see what the commotion was). The face disappeared then and I’m pretty sure the shadow shrunk back to my height but it was hard to be sure of anything at that point. I quickly turned towards the lights.

I was alone and the image had vanished. I felt ridiculous but still deathly afraid. I went to bed in tears last night. The thought of being alone was terrifying but I didn’t want people to think I was losing it because honestly I was beginning to wonder that myself however I almost phoned my parents begging them to come over but at the last second I decided not to.

I’ve seen (and felt) some strange things in my life, things that I’ve always attributed to my guardian angel but last night’s events I cannot explain. I don’t for one second believe it had anything to do with that stupid urban legend! For a while I sat on my bed with my back pressed against the headboard with the lights on. I don’t know how I eventually drifted off to sleep but I did.

Today when I woke up I saw I the most beautiful flower sitting in the tree that’s branches were near my window. It was hard to say exactly what type of flower it was. It looked like a mix between a poppy and a rose. It was certainly no flower I had ever seen before. The leaves around it were mostly dark green, some dying ones were orange and brown but this flower was brilliantly red, it glistened and glowed. I stared hard at it to make sure my mind wasn’t playing tricks on me but no, it was definitely there! I wasn’t sure what to make of it other than that I found it strangely comforting. I looked away only for a second to see it was gone when I looked back! I wondered if it had been a sign from my guardian angel telling me that he/she was protecting me.

I’m still too scared to tell anyone about what happened, partly because I’m not at all sure of what happened. Did I see a ghost? Am I going mad? – Sam form Cambridge

Go Ghost Hunting This Halloween.

Ghost hunting this Halloween with Haunted Island

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The selection of Ghost hunting locations up and down the the country means you will not have far to travel to experience first hand paranormal activity and ghostly goings on! Below is our top pick curtsey of Haunted Rooms

Margam Castle Ghost Hunt, Port Talbot, Wales
Saturday 19th October 2013

Paranormal Activity at Margam Castle

Wales is full of history and Margam Castle is no exception. Featured on Living TV’s ‘Most Haunted’ people who say this hotel is haunted are very much mistaken! Margam Castle oozes poltergeist and paranormal activity from the very foundations of this Gothic Castle, the reported paranormal phenomena is endless! For booking information and more details click here

Smethwick Baths, Sandwell, West Midlands
Friday 25th October 2013

Haunted Tunnel Network Under Smethick Baths

Opened on the 30th March 1933 and designed by Chester Button and Roland Fletcher, The baths had had many a function. During WWII, the vast network of underground tunnels and cellars which lie beneath the complex were used as an air raid shelter; posters and drawings from that time can still be seen to this day. In later years the buildings where transformed in to an entertainment venue playing host to the top celebrities of the 1960 and 70’s.

Since the early years there have been many reports of ghostly apparitions and poltergeist activity, eerie sounds and shadows moving in the dim light of the tunnels, are you brave enough to discover more? For booking information or more details click here

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A Bump in the night, Cambridge

Ghostly Figure of the Raynham Hall Brown Lady

Baj from Cambridgeshire kindly submitted this personal account…

In late January of 2012, I woke up in the middle of the night and had to go to the toilet. To get there, I had to go down a flight of stairs. As I reached the top of the stairs I looked down and saw two young girls in naval uniform playing with each other – they looked as if they were playing not inside a house, but in some recreational park or somewhere where there is plenty of space. They seemed oblivious to their domestic surroundings!

I couldn’t hear them but I could see their grey / silvery outlines clearly. The colour of their uniforms was almost completely bleached out until it was close to sepia, what little colour there was looked very faint to me, but I could distinguish the darker shades of navy blue and deep red stripes on their clothes.

Although their outlines were easy to define, I could see straight through them.

One of the girls glanced up and noticed me looking down at them from the top of the stairs – at that very moment she broke away from her friend and ran off – disappearing through a side door (into the living room) and vanishing. Her friend followed straight after.

I stood there at the top of the stairs wondering whether I should go down there to the toilet or else pee in my tracksuit pants. I decided that peeing in my pants wasn’t much of an option, so at the risk of confronting these two ghostly girls once more, I finally decided to take myself to the toilet downstairs.

I went down the stairs and turned on every light within reach as I walked through 2 more rooms before finally making it to the toilet. While I felt like I was taking the longest pee in my whole life, I continually looked over my shoulder and out of the corner of my eye for ghostly-looking girls playing about in the house.

There was no more sign of them…phew!

I finally went back up the stairs and got back into bed. My partner had woken up by now and before I could tell her about my experience, she told me that she’d just been dreaming about herself as a little girl, involved in some performance. She said she was dressed up in some national costume.

I asked her if it was a navy uniform and whether she had a friend in those days. She said no to both questions. I then told her, with as much detail as I could recall, what I’d just seen at the top of the stairs.

This was an experience that I’d never had before and I immediately began to wonder what it was that I’d experienced: had my partner shared her dream with me while we were asleep and that I was visualizing something residual at the top of the stairs after I woke up to go to the toilet? Or was the apparition of these girls something completely separate?

The description of the way the girls were dressed in the apparition seemed very similar to what my partner described herself as wearing in her dream.

Ghost or something else? Meopham. Kent

A man driving through Blue Bell Hill in 1992 saw a young girl appear and start running towards his vehicle.

Dan from Meopham in Kent kindly submitted this personal account…
Let me start by saying I am not sure if this is a ghost or something else. When I was about 8 I was visiting my aunts house with my family I had been there lots of times before and never had anything even remotely strange happen.

It was about 9 pm in summer and was just starting to get dark, I was playing in their hall way by myself and heard a scratching sound I looked around but saw nothing and kept on playing after about another ten minutes I heard a very low growl I looked up and saw eyes and teeth about 7 feet above me the next thing I remember was my mum telling me so stop screaming. Every body in the house was now in the hall way and wondering what I was screaming about.

After I had calmed down I was told nothing was there and not to worry the usual stuff you get told at that age. I have been back to my aunts place lots of times since and never seen anything but I always get the feeling of being watched when im sitting in there front room or walking in the hallway

Ghost or an Imaginary friend. Newcastle

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Stacie Fitzpatrick from Newcastle kindly submitted this personal account…

I was about 8 years old and me and my sisters were at my Dads for the weekend, ever since he moved in this new house with his girlfriend. My Dad says I started action really strange, well anyway one summer day my dad was having a BBQ and he told my sister to come upstairs and get me, she said, when she came up I was sitting on the bed facing the other bed talking to my self.

I can remember all of this happening because I wasn’t talking to my self I was talking to a little boy was about 7, my sister came down and told my dad I was scaring her so he came up to get me.. He kept asking me who I was speaking to and I said my friend, I couldn’t understand why no one but me could see this little boy, the little boy told me he didn’t know his name and didn’t know why he was in my dads house, after that the little boy followed me everywhere he even came back to my Nans with me.

The doctors just called it as having a imaginary friend but I know he was not imaginary he was a Ghost, when I got older I was about 13 my dad still lived in that house and the lady next door told me that a little boy buy the name Tommy died by get beat up buy his parents to much it was horrifying. That’s my story and that’s how I met my best-friend when I was young, sound ridiculous but this is a true story.