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Fun and true ghost stories

Updated on February 28, 2014


The Mystery Pencil Cap

My first encounter with a ghost was in middle school. I was about 13 years old. I was in Health class. We were doing a paper on hygiene or something similar. Remember in the 80's we used the pencils with the individual leads? When the lead ran out, you took the empty plastic piece from the bottom and inserted it back into the top of the pencil. Mine was a smelly one too, peach I believe. Well, it also had a see-through plastic cap, which I had placed on the end of my pencil. I looked away for a moment and heard the sound of something hitting the floor on the other side of my desk. I turned to look and noticed that the cap to my pencil had fallen off. I reached over to retrieve the cap and couldn't find it. I sat there, bent over, nearly suffocating myself I was hunched over for so long looking for that darn thing. Finally I got tired of looking and sat back up in my chair. Only to notice that the cap to my pencil was sitting on the end of the pencil where it was originally. I found out years later that that school was haunted.

Mrs. Olson

My mother, sister, and I moved into a house when I was about 16 years old. It was an older home. My mother told me that the lady who lived there had died of cancer just a month before. I didn't think anything of it. Most people die of cancer these days.

My sister and I shared a bedroom and my mother's room was across the living room. One night I woke up to someone yelling, "F*ck You, F*ck You" very loudly. But as I sat up to ask who was yelling, I realized that it wasn't my younger sister's voice, and my mother never talked in her sleep all the years that I'd known her! I slowly and quietly laid my head back onto my pillow. Seconds later, the end of my bed was being lifted up and dropped. First it just felt like shaking, but then I actually felt it lift off the ground about a 1/4" several times. After a few seconds it stopped, thank God.

In that same house, my mom and sister and I would also hear the cupboard doors opening and shutting. Mostly in the evenings, around dinner time. Also, the basement door would open and shut when nobody was looking.

Mother finally disclosed that Mrs. Olson, the previous owner, actually passed away in my bedroom! And this was a farmhouse, so Mrs. Olson would open and shut the cupboards and do the same with the basement door, around dinner time. I assume when her and her husband were younger, the husband farmed the land, and Mrs. Olson would do the cooking, as women did back then. The basement was probably a root cellar at one time, since half of it was still dirt in the 1990s. The house was around 60 years old.


I'm a definite believer that spirits/ghosts/entities, whatever they are, leave money laying around for us to find. The first time I saw this right before my own eyes, I was a believer for life. My uncle passed away from cancer 3 years prior to this evening that I was visiting with my family. We were all talking about my uncle and later that night we all sat down at the table on the deck outside. I had been sitting there for about 20 minutes already, watching the kids run around the yard, and never noticed anything out of the ordinary. My mom came and sat with my aunt and I, we chatted for awhile and had our dinner. Immediately after my mother got up from her chair, I saw something shiny out of the corner of my eye. There were three brand-new, shiny pennies! It was the coolest thing ever. We all shed a few tears over that one.


I've heard many noises throughout the last decade or so, that I considered to be "ghostly". For instance, my father is in heaven and he never knew about me. Fortunately I found his family seven years after finding out who he was. During the time that I was planning a trip to visit his wife and four children (my step-mom, three brothers, and a sister), several times I heard my kids' toys rattle behind me or other little noises that weren't the building settling or kids playing. Presently, I have a television that turns on and off as it pleases. I've heard from other sources that televisions will turn off by themselves when getting old, but never have I heard that they've turned on!

The Old Man

This isn't MY story, but my husbands story. Across the field from his parents house, is an early 20th century-built home, hidden amongst the pine trees. As a teenager, my husband was very vicarious and mischievous, not to mention adventurous. He decided to go up to the old house one day, thinking that it was abandoned, like so many people in the neighborhood had told him. He continued to walk up to the house and an old man came out. My husband and the old man chatted for a bit. The old man said something along the lines of, " mother will get mad." Hubby thought that was kind of funny. Here he was, probably an 80 year old man, worried about what his mother says. My husband proceeded home to tell this story to his mother. His mother's reply was, that house has been vacant for 20 years, ever since Mr. (What's his name) died. Hubby said his jaw hit the floor.

Hope you enjoyed the stories!

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      wildove5 4 years ago from Cumberland, R.I.

      Oh boy, what a subject! I have so many, where to begin.... Ok, one night I was sitting at my kitchen table and I heard the engine rev on one of my grandsons toy cars, at first I ignored it thinking one of our cats had laid on it or bumped it. After about five minutes of it repeatedly going off I walked into his room to find it. No cats, noise stopped. I inspected the basket that held most of his cars and pressed a few of the buttons to find the culprit, none of them sounded like the one I heard. I left the room shrugging my shoulders and headed back to the table, sat down and grrrrrr, grrrrrr,,the dam thing started again. At this point I went into our bedroom and told my boyfriend what was going on. We both went back to my grandsons bedroom and stood looking around the room, silence, nothing. Oh well that was weird. We headed back into our room and barely made it across the thresh hold and you guessed it,,,grrrr,grrrr. That was it, I was on a mission. I tore through his room looking all over the floor, under the bed everywhere, finally I opened his toy box. Sitting on the top was a cement truck toy, It had 3 buttons on the side, I pressed each one, BINGO, this was it. We took the toy into the kitchen and set it on the table, we wanted to see if it was maybe a vibration that was somehow setting it off so we shook it, set it down and jumped up and down. We did everything to try to set it off, nothing happened. We decided it must be a loose wire so we left it on the table and returned to our room. Just as I was crawling onto the bed the damn thing grrrrrr,grrrrrrrr. That's it, my boyfriend went right out to the garage found a screwdriver and took the tiny truck apart and removed the battery. And that is just one of the many ghostly encounters I have had! Thanks for subject, great hub!

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      MissJamieD 6 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Thanks for reading I'm glad you enjoyed it;)

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      suchona dewan 6 years ago




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      Stories Inc. 7 years ago

      Hey, loved the hub! But why exactly was the school haunted? Did something happen there?

      (@ fairplay: that's creepy!)

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      fairplay 7 years ago

      I love to read ghost stories and always thought people who claimed to have seen them were a "Little" off in the head BUT!!!!!!

      In March of 2005 I was in downtown Reno Nevada, walking south on Virginia Street. There is a small theater near the river called the Bruha(excuse spelling). There are 3 steps up to a small porch that has glass windows and a glass door all full of ads for the plays.

      About noon I saw a heavy set African American lady sitting in this porch area. She had several bags with her. I nodded to her thinking maybe she was trying to stay out of the cold.

      Four days later in the evening I saw her again in the same spot. The next day i spoke to a window washer outside the theater and mentioned seeing the woman. he said she had been killed 2 years before down the river.

      She was not transparent/wispy. She had several shopping bags with her and it was broad daylight near a VERY busy street.

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      MissJamieD 7 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Ideas--Thanks so much for reading and enjoying! I'll come and read your story. Can't wait!

      Ruby--Thank you hon. I also love to be scared, isn't that funny? lol

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      Ruby dedios  7 years ago

      I love a good scare

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      ideasformiami 7 years ago from Miami, Florida.

      That was a creepy story, I loved the tree house one, something happened to me last night please read my hub, it has been the scariest experience I ve ever had, and let me know what you think about it.

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      iam--Thank you:) I have more to tell too...thanks for reading.

      Paper--Isn't it fun to have these stories to tell? I sure love them. The more you believe, the more you see and hear:)

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      Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

      We had a ghost in the house where I grew up. He would open and close the kitchen cupboard and then walk up the stairs to his room. Sometimes he would open and close the french doors repeatedly.

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      iamqweenbee 8 years ago

      OMINOUS! good stories

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      missjamied 8 years ago

      webcash--that's awesome. It's a lot like my experience. Some people deny their experiences but not me, I embrace them. Thanks for reading honey. Hugs

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      webcash1964 8 years ago

      Thanks MissJamieD for sharing your experiences. I had a similar experience with losing a napkin at the dinner table. When I went to retrieve it, it was nowhere to be found. Later that evening I moved all the chairs and crawled under the table looking for it. Never found it. The same has happened with spoons and forks--I'm such a clutch! I wonder if it has anything to do with losing socks in the dryer...

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      dork--thanks, I'll check that out for sure:)

      KCC--Hey, glad you took the time to read my hub and I'm certainly glad you liked it!

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      Karen Curtis 8 years ago from Central Texas

      I love ghost stories too! Thanks for sharing MissJamieD!

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      imadork 8 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I knew someone that was in the group.

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Dork--how do you join a paranormal investigation group? Is it online? Sounds fun to me:)

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      imadork 8 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      Thanks Jamie. 

      BTW, I just joined a paranormal investigation group.  Should be cool.

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      Christoph--Thanks for the compliments! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm addicted to the show "Paranormal State", I'm sure many of you have seen this. It is very well edited in my opinion. I love it! it sure gets you thinking, that's for sure.

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      I love to read about people's personal experiences with ghosts or whatnot. These are some good ones. Very creepy. You tell it in a way that makes me believe you, lending the story a kind of validity. Thanks!

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      imadork--I love your name, I could've totally chosen that one too, had I been creative

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      imadork 8 years ago from St. Peters, MO

      I love a good ghost story!

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      MissJamieD 8 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

      DJ, Toad, AE--Thanks for reading! I am enthralled with horror also. I have to watch every scary movie, at least three times. I love them:)

      Glad to see you all again:)

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      EERIEEEEE!!!! I wrote a story on my personal experiences in our house when I was a kid and it is something that I will never forget. I believe ghosts do exist as I have seen them for myself. :)

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      very creepy

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      DjBryle Works 8 years ago

      I've always been fascinated with ghost stories... i love watching horror movies, reading ghost stories... and I'd never fail to visit every horror booth that I can find... but I could not imagine seeing one or feeling one of them....

      Your hub is so interesting... and facinats me more! Thanks for sharing another great hub