This actually happened to me at 6:30 this morning.

I heard footsteps on the stairs. I thought it might be the cat but then I realized that there is no way, because he was already in the room. I opened my eyes and waited for them to adjust to the darkness. As I'm looking, I realize that there is a man at the foot of our bed!!!

I think, there is no way, so I blink a few more times and really look.

He is a white male, blonde and scruffy with straggly facial hair. He is wearing a gray and white striped beanie, a white zip-up hoodie, jeans, and work boots. He's got his hands in his pockets and was swaying back and forth. Almost like he'd had too much to drink.

I reach out for my boyfriend and whisper, "There is someone in the house." The figure lifts his head up and starts to look around a little. I feel fear rising in me and start scrambling to sit up while my boyfriend reaches for the pistol in the nightstand.

I scream out, with terror in my voice, "Get out of our house!!!" I lean over and flip on the light....

There is no one at the foot of our bed. We looked all over the house. All the doors were locked.

That is the scariest thing I've ever seen. I now 100% believe in ghosts.

*EDIT: This was a quick sketch I did after I woke up of the man's face.
mms picture49 - you won't believe what happened!

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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Dude, I wish I had one. I sketched it out after I got up. I've STILL got goose bumps.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 2:07 pm
    I was only kidding. I believe in ghosts too so i believe your story. And post the sketch Van Gogh
    - MalverdeAl100 November 1, 2011, 2:14 pm
    I posted one of my sketches. It's pretty crude but it's still fairly accurate.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 8:05 pm
    Looks like a stoner
    - MalverdeAl100 November 2, 2011, 11:22 am
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    there is no such thing as ghosts.

    • Bekenel
    • November 1, 2011, 2:13 pm
    I was a little skeptical until this morning.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 2:54 pm
    I'm a complete skeptic. I fail to see how something can appear and disappear into thin air, matter does not appear and disappear randomly. Also, unless it was a mind trick, you cannot see something which does not have a physical manifestation. So either it was your mind not functioning properly at that point, or, effectively, you believe in magic.
    - Bekenel November 1, 2011, 7:30 pm
    Based on your logic, I believe in magic.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 7:32 pm
    you should also consider why the hell anything like that should happen if it was not just your mind. I clearly remember waking up and 'seeing' a crocodile in the hallway when i was about 6 or 7, no joke. Why on earth would that happen if it was not for your mind?
    - Bekenel November 1, 2011, 7:40 pm
    Dude, all I know is that I am a highly functioning adult with no history of mental illness/sleep paralysis that was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol with regular sleep patterns. What happened was unexplainable and caused me two full minutes of sheer terror while I was fully awake. I just....don't know. I can't tell you why I saw what I saw.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 7:45 pm
    exactly, so no point blaming it on ghosts is there?
    - Bekenel November 1, 2011, 7:49 pm
    No point in not either. Even if the term "ghost" just implies something unexplainable in my own personal vernacular.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 7:50 pm
    There definitely are cases of real paranormal activity. I'm an atheist and even I realize that. Unlike religion, people have actually experienced ghosts. People I trust and even myself.
    - Ertrov November 1, 2011, 8:27 pm
    What did you see? I wanna know!
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 9:17 pm
    Several events at night at my high school campus. The place I went to high school used to be an orphanage for kids who lost their parents in the Civil War. A ton of the kids died from disease and accidents, and most are buried in a graveyard on the campus. It's known to be haunted and it's actually in Haunted Ohio 3.

    Can't find any info on it online. The school administration tries pretty hard to hush it up, since it would make a Christian school look bad.
    - Ertrov November 1, 2011, 9:26 pm
    That's crazy!!! I actually work at a Christian academy right now in an old church (Massaponax Baptist Church) and it was where they housed soldiers during the civil war. I feel like my whole world is haunted right now.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 9:32 pm
    It's creepy stuff. I'm thinking of going out to crybaby bridge soon with some friends.
    - Ertrov November 1, 2011, 9:34 pm
    doooooo ittttttt!
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 9:35 pm
    Lol. Supposedly, a woman and her baby died there in a carriage accident. If everyone in the car gets out, puts the keys on the hood and yells "I've killed your baby!", stuff starts happening.
    - Ertrov November 1, 2011, 9:37 pm
    Dude...that's terrifying. There is a bridge like that in Indiana. If you stand there and make a comment about car accidents, you'll see headlights flash under water. A family ran off the road one night and the dad was trying to signal help by flashing the headlights on and one survived.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 9:39 pm
    Now I want to go watch Paranormal Activity lol
    - Ertrov November 1, 2011, 9:39 pm
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    lol.. i believe you :D
    i wish i saw just ONE person in the room once..
    i saw around 12 walking in the room.. all in differnt bright colours! everytime i blink.. one disapears..
    i STILL can't believe it!

    You are living up to your new name! ;)

    Also, lay off the acid. HA! jk
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 2:54 pm
    lool. thanks though ;)
    hope you are safe hun
    - MissRandom November 1, 2011, 3:03 pm
    you get a +1 cause that made me smile xD
    - dogggy November 1, 2011, 8:20 pm
    Well thank ya. :)
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 8:25 pm
  • 2

    I just love the "boyfriend reaches for the pistol in the nightstand".
    If that was in the UK it would have to be "boyfriend reaches for the water pistol in the nightstand".

    • TryThat
    • November 1, 2011, 2:23 pm
    I know, right? He's my hero. Although, he stayed home from work today with a cold and I got home early. He heard someone come in and when I started to climb the stairs, he swung around the corner with the gun aimed directly at I'm glad he waited a sec to pull the trigger.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 2:56 pm
    and that's why you probably shouldn't keep guns

    Not that I have problems with guns, but accidents can and do a security system?
    - NittanyLion85 November 1, 2011, 2:58 pm
    They have one. It's the revolver-nightstand 9000.
    - Ertrov November 1, 2011, 8:28 pm
    lolwut? (haha)
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 8:29 pm
    im going to get a gun when i get older but im going to have to learn to control m trigger finger.
    - castlewarsisawsome November 2, 2011, 12:32 am
    I'm just gonna buy a tazer so I can enjoy the lulz while the police are on their way =)
    - NittanyLion85 November 2, 2011, 9:27 am
    what about when it runs out?
    - castlewarsisawsome November 2, 2011, 6:57 pm
    i prefer a shotgun to a handgun. the sound of it loading is enough to scare most away or warn family or whoever you dont want to shoot to identify themselves.
    - MIKYTEY November 3, 2011, 12:05 am
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    But who was phone?

    • Ertrov
    • November 1, 2011, 8:26 pm
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 8:27 pm
    - Ertrov November 1, 2011, 8:29 pm
    AH! I see. NOW it's funny. AND creepy... lol
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 8:31 pm
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    a therapist?
    - castlewarsisawsome November 2, 2011, 12:27 am
    Bill fuckin' Murray.
    - Ertrov November 2, 2011, 12:30 am
    thats right Bill fuckin' Murray and you know why you gonna call Bill fuckin' Murray? Because he is the mother fuckin' Ghostbuster
    - 24paperwings November 2, 2011, 12:33 am
    I could use some shock therapy come to think of it
    - 24paperwings November 2, 2011, 12:34 am
    use 9001 volts
    - castlewarsisawsome November 2, 2011, 7:38 am
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    I can't believe no one's gone here yet but...

    ghostbusters1 - you won't believe what happened!

    I ain't afraid of no ghost!!!

    • adduco
    • November 2, 2011, 11:01 am
    what do you think i meant by who ya gonna call?
    - 24paperwings November 2, 2011, 11:23 am
    sry, missed it lol
    - adduco November 2, 2011, 11:31 am
    lol quite alright my kind sir :P
    - 24paperwings November 2, 2011, 11:33 am
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    I don't believe it (:

    Dude, it happened to me, and ~I~ barely believe it...
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 1:50 pm
    Totally don't believe it.
    - DarkHunter November 1, 2011, 2:04 pm
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    that happened to me once, i woke up in the middle of the night and there was a silhouette standing right next to me, not at the foot of my bed, but to my right, i switched the light on and there was nothing there, then i said: "fuck it, i'm going back to sleep"

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    I considered that and did a lot of research today. But I was totally awake as soon as I heard the footsteps. I am a fairly light sleeper and I was taking a mental catalogue of what was going on around me. I sat up to investigate the sounds and that's when I saw the man. Even after I saw him, I waited for a couple of moments to make sure I was awake and to let my eyes adjust. Until I saw him move (sway/turn his head) I wasn't sure myself. When he turned his head and looked my way, I lost it.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 1, 2011, 8:57 pm
    Still not convinced about the whole ghost thing, though this is interesting. :P

    Could be Hypnagogia, where you are partially between sleep and awakeness. During hypnagogia, you can be conscious and aware of your environment, but also see images from your subconscious. This could explain why it seemed to "disappear" suddenly, as screaming loudly in terror would be enough to jar you truly awake.

    There are many reports like yours: people waking up to see humanoid figures standing in their doorway or near their bed staring at them. These figures would sometimes have visible faces and almost always some type of hat(top hat being most common, search Hat Man on google). They also report feeling a sense of dread, did you have a feeling of dread when you saw the man?
    - casper667 November 2, 2011, 3:59 am
    I did... Hypnogogia definitely seemed like the most likely scenario. However, during waking hours strange things have happened at my house. Doors will open, lights will turn off, and one time a candle lit itself in front of me. Insanity.
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 2, 2011, 8:38 am
    In a lucid dreams you control the dream there is a different type of dream where you are locked in between a state of consciousness and sleep meaning that while your mind and eyes are active your body is locked in a sleeping state. this state can cause hallucinations as your mind is unable to move the body and panics i think if you're going with a dream scenario type thing that this would be the most likely explanation though from classic's description id say she was fully awake.
    - 24paperwings November 2, 2011, 11:28 am
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    thats not a ghost thats a creeper :P if you know what i mean but turst me i had to deal with beign paranoid from i believe a demon fallowing but i doubt it. but i was paraniod

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    I agree. This was definitely caused by Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
    - Ertrov November 2, 2011, 12:22 am
    agreed. problem solved
    - bufus101 November 2, 2011, 10:17 am
    Darn that sneaky song.
    - Ertrov November 2, 2011, 11:48 pm
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    AS much as I would love to believe you, there is no such thing as a ghost. You are probably stressed all day, right? Now add the state of half-asleepedness, and there you go. Your mind is a powerful organ, my dear.

    The arrogance it must take to assume you know for a fact that something like that doesn't exist.
    - Ertrov November 2, 2011, 12:30 am
    fire! when did you get back i feel like i haven't seen you in a while
    - 24paperwings November 2, 2011, 12:35 am
    I'd actually had a really chill day. I'll say this: Even though it could technically be explained away by science, to me it appeared as a ghost would appear. So to me, it was a ghost.

    Nice to see you again Fire!
    - ClassicDarlingXO November 2, 2011, 8:40 am
    Ertrov, I mean to start no argument, but without an enormous amount of physical evidence, it's hard to believe in something of this fashion.

    Give me something REAL and then I might be inclined to believe in ghosts. Even my personal 'paranormal experiences' have been disproven by logical thinking. I lived across the street from a cemetery. I saw glowing hand prints? Ghosts? No, GitD paint from previous owner. Window opening itself and closing. Ghosts? No, faulty track. Loud crash in room with no mess. Ghosts? No, gravity and my closet's contents.

    Not afraid of the dead ones, it's the living ones that you gotta watch.
    - FireRoastedFire November 6, 2011, 2:03 am
    As an atheist, I know what it means to be a skeptic, but I also realize that my own experience is not sufficient to discredit a theory based solely upon said experience. (this doesn't count for religion, because it's utter bollocks) The sheer number of people who I trust who have claimed to have experienced paranormal activities, as well as my own experience has led me to believe there are paranormal events. Are they dead people? No, of course not. Could there be some sort of life form we don't know of that can mimic the form of people and cause things to move without being seen? Yes, it's possible. Could there be multiple causes beyond the ordinary? Also possible.

    Your argument is based on the idea of there being other reasons besides the obvious for paranormal events, so perhaps you should take your own advice.
    - Ertrov November 6, 2011, 3:09 am
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    i bet it is was your mind playing tricks on you seen as you had just woken up

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    I remember same thing happened to me... but it was like a manifestation of my dream, I only saw a hallucination though cause I was half asleep.
    I'll never forget the day I dreamt about bacon and woke up half asleep.

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