Category Archives: Ghost Stories

Early Morning in an Inn

I lived in Ojai, CA and worked at the Ojai Valley Inn in the late 90’s. I was the morning host and had to be there earlier than usual due to the pro golfing tour. I was walking towards the beautiful wood doors that opened to the dining area. I walked through the doors I was chilled through and through. I couldn’t figure it out so I checked the air conditioning and it was off and so I just thought it unusual and then I was just unable to warm up all morning long. I asked a long time waitress if there had been any ghost sightings and she said yes indeed. She also told of an older visitor that had passed in the wing in a room where I had just passed by that morning. She told me that several people had experienced that and also before the dining room was carpeted and they would be cleaning up at night that as they were ready to leave they could hear the chairs being moved. The next morning the chairs and or silverware would be messed with. Its is really a neat place to see.

William H.

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Occurrence in California Cemetery

It was about 9pm. My two sisters, my three children and my niece (all grown) went to the site of a grave in a cemetery in Ojai California. This site has been documented to have ongoing paranormal activity. I may have submitted this story earlier, upon discussing this with my sister just hours ago she reminded me of another odd experience that happened. We were all gathered around the grave site of a girl who died at 11yrs of age..cause of death unknown. There have been numerous sitings of her playing around this grave site. Our flash light lighting up the area, we quietly stood holding hands and began to talk to her in hopes she would appear or give us a sign, She did! As we stood there, a beautiful gray cat with a bell around it’s neck walked out from behind the grave stone! Now there were several flashlights illuminating the entire area, not to mention we would have heard the bell around this cats neck should it have come from any direction. The cat stood directly in front of the grave stone and looked at us. My daughter reached out to touch the cat and it jumped into her arms. She cooed with the cat while the rest of us looked for an explanation for that appearance of this cat. Soon it was time to leave and my daughter released the cat. The cat walked back to the grave stone and sat. We watched as the cat began to walk to the north of the grave site, it turned to look at us and vanished!!!! I swear on all that is holy it vanished.
OK so now we are all pretty freaked and decide it is time to run! 5 of us turned to go to my car which was approximately 100 to 150 ft away, while 2 went to my sisters car about 40 ft away. As we began our walk toward the car, My son reached and grabbed me and pulled my back as he did this I looked up toward the car and there was a figure of a man leaning in a relaxed manner against the left front bumper of my car. My sister, both my sons and I saw Him! I said, thinking it was someone who over sees the cemetery. “oops we’re busted!’ our cheap flashlights were not strong enough to light the figure, we continued to walk toward my car thinking of all kinds of excuses as to why we were there at such an hour, haha. We were probably about 40-50ft from the car and the figure melted!!!! right before our eyes he melted!! Ok now I am beyond freaked and scared out of my wits. We got to the car and there was a horrible stench, it was like burnt flesh and hair. It was sickening! We all jumped into the car and flew to the entrance of the cemetery with all windows down to hopefully rid the air of the stench. As we approached the entrance, the stench was gone! In a matter of moments it was gone! This was only the beginning of a weekend of surprising, exhilarating and scary happenings.

Karen

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Dogs are Ghosts Too

About 2 years ago, I was a member of a ghost investigating team here in Atlanta. We received a call from a woman who lived near Moores Mill Rd. in Atlanta. She thought her house was haunted and asked if we could come investigate it for her.  We arrived at the house and were introduced to the woman, her housekeeper and her two toy poodles. I am an animal lover so I probably spent as much time petting the dogs that followed me around the house as I did investigating the house. After going through the house several times with an EMF meter and a digital thermometer, we had very little to report. None of the pictures we took contained any thing of interest either. After spending a couple of uneventful hours there, we had congregated in one of the bedrooms to talk about our findings (or lack there of) with the owner.  As I stood off to one side, listening with one ear to my team talk, I felt one of the poodles jump up on me, wanting me to pet it. I reached down to pet it and felt nothing. I looked down and there were no dogs in the room. I gasped and looked at my team members, with what must have been a kind of odd look as all of them suddenly turned around and looked at me. “What’s wrong?” they asked.  I said, “A dog just jumped on me.” They saw that no dogs were in the room and one of them grabbed the thermometer and measured the air temperature by my leg where I had just felt the dog. The temperature measured about 10 degrees cooler than the other air around me. The owner got a strange look on her face and said “I had another poodle. He died last month.”   It just goes to show that ghost dogs are just like live dogs, they can’t stand to see other dogs get all the attention and this one just wanted a little love too.

Laurie

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Backwoods Bridge Ghost of Buckhead, NC

Okay…So, my friends and I were on the way back from a club, cruising, on a foggy night…Hopefully, this will not take away the credibility of my story, but, yes, we had been drinking…I was the driver, and we were crossing this bridge, down in the backwoods, near my hometown, at about two or three o’clock in the morning…As we approached the bridge, I spotted a what seemed to be a human-like figure in the middle of my side of the road..I could not quite make it out from the distance between us, so I took a slow approach..It was my guess that this caught the attention of the other three passengers..As I got up on the figure, I realized that it appeared to be a dark patch of fog, standing tall in the road, but, to my surprise, when I got about fifteen feet away from the object, it literally, swiveled down into the ground…My face dropped in shock and horror…I didn’t want to say anything because I did not want to alert my fellow passengers, and I didn’t not want to give them a false sense of alarm and harm; however, I noticed, now, what seemed to be a “dead silence” in the car..Even the radio tuned out in the silence…It was weird…I look over at my front-seat passenger, and she looked at me, and I would say that her face was pale, except for the fact that, like me, she’s African-American…Judging by the look on her face, I could tell that something had shaken her, too…Breaking the silence, I whispered, “You saw it too?” All she could do was shake her head…I glanced into the backseat to see the same, distorted, facial expressions on the other two..It was evident that there was SOMETHING back there..With horror in my eyes and slowly dropping to my heart, I locked the doors, tightened my seat belt, and I zoomed home…Since that night, I’ve never driven that road at night, again!

Shae, N.C.

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