What is the Spookiest Experience You've Ever Had?

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    :evilgrin02:Happy Halloween!:evilgrin02:​

    Nearly everyone has a story about their brush with the unexplained. Have you seen a ghost? Coincidence that was more than coincidence? Run into bigfoot? Have a close encounter? Psychic tendencies?

    Tell us your spooky stories!
     
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    My spookiest event came during a 2003 raft trip through the Grand Canyon, of all places. Our group camped one night on a small beach near the confluence of the Little Colorado River and the main Colorado. Though the darkness was quiet and calm, I found I couldn't sleep that night. I tossed and turned in my sleeping bag for hours because of an uneasy feeling that kept creeping over me each time my eyes closed. There was a forlorn sense of disaster, fire and death around me that I couldn't shake off and I basically laid awake all night looking at the moon. I didn't see anything that made my teeth chatter but I sure couldn't sleep.

    The next day I mentioned my discomfiture to one of the raft guides and his faced turned white as I explained what I'd felt. He then told me that in 1956 a terrible mid-air collision had happened between two airliners over our camping spot. More than 100 people were killed in the crash. Bodies and flaming airplane parts had rained down all over the area where we'd camped. Parts of the airplanes remain still there today.

    Grand Canyon Collision
     
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    Oh come on people!! There are enough whack jobs here to fill this thread, I know there are! It's Halloween!

    And that is a great story. I've often wondered about that myself. I thought of TWA800 last night and I recall when it went down I just knew it wasn't supposed to. I saw the news as the story broke and just as soon as Chuck Scarborough mentioned it, I knew it wasn't right. Something in me said there was something not right. As if it wasn't supposed to happen and then, lo and behold, it becomes the most controversial plane crash since Amelia Earhart.
     
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    I never had an unexplainable experience, but I sure would love to.

    By the way, Jason, that avatar... Its a good look for you.
     
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    Is this your way of saying that you don't really believe but you would love to be proven wrong, or have you really just never experienced anything that didn't have an easy explanation?

    I only ask this because I know people who don't believe in ghosts/aliens/angels or whatever... and even though they have experienced things that don't make sense to ME, they seem to find a way to rationalize it in their own head, regardless of whether or not their rationale even really makes sense.

    Did that make sense? lol.
     
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    It was dusk and I was 17. I had only had my license a few weeks and I was on my way to the mall for something. I was driving down Wyckoff Rd and had to hit my brakes as I saw something to my right running in the woods. Then it darted across the road about 15 yards in front of me. It was huge and a reddish russet in color. I quickly locked my doors and made the sign of the cross. I proceed slowly and stared into the woods where I thought I had seen it go. What was it? The Jersey Devil!
     
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    There. Boomer took off into Witch's Hollow at 3am today. At the darkest point of Halloween I had to go searching through a haunted woods to find him. I brought his brother along as he has better eyes, ears, and nose than I do. We marched into the woods and it was eerily quiet. No sound of Boomer at all. Not a single leaf scurried. Odd for a dog so active as Boomer. The flashlight was dim but still Tweeter and I searched on. As we stood in the silence we heard a rustle, then a thud, then steady THUMP THUMP THUMP... Tweeter's ears pricked and I shone the flashlight in the general direction. There was nothing. The sound became louder and louder and then there was a flash of gray through the beam of the flashlight.....and..... it was Boomer! The crafty dog had been hiding quietly trying to make his brother jealous of his inadvertent freedom!!

    I grabbed the leash and started home quickly but just as I did Tweeter froze in his tracks...... and....... he squatted to poop. I gave him a treat and we went back inside.
     
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    I remember having this scary experience when I was very young where I woke up in a cold sweat to strange noises coming from the kitchen of my house. It kind of sounded like the noises water heaters make, but it wasn't at all the normal noises. It was like big water bubbles rising and bursting and a metal pinging noise. I remember it was in the dead of winter and very cold. I also remember being very afraid and feeling that something was wrong. I even sort of felt a presence. I tried to cry out and scream for my mom, but nothing came out. I know that this is a fairly common nightmare, but to this day I remember it as happening in real life and it not being a nightmare.

    I do remember my mom and her siblings recounting seeing ghosts at the house where I, and they, grew up in. Believe it or not, but they used to have an outhouse when my mom was little, which was in the early 60s. My mom and my auntie recounted seeing a ghostly man sitting in a chair when they went outside with each other late one night to go to the bathroom. They also said that they would often see and hear owls and ravens in the trees whenever going outside to the bathroom.

    In that very same house that I and my mom grew up in my dad once claimed to have seen a woman standing in the kitchen by the refrigerator. It was said to have been my gramma, who had died young from diabetes-related illness a year before I was born. In fact, my gramma died in her bedroom at my grandparents new house that they had moved to in the late 60s. It was said that she haunted that room. I remember spending the night at my grampa's house and being so afraid to walk down the hall at night to go to the bathroom. The hall had two lights and the switches were at the corner where it made an 'L', which was right in front of the door to the room where my gramma died. I remember always running in the dark first to turn on the hall lights and then closing my eyes all the way to the bathroom.

    I don't know if the experience I had and the presence I felt that one night when I was little was my gramma's spirit or not, but now that I think of it, if my gramma did indeed haunt our old house and my grampa's house, it was probably because she died so young and didn't want to let us go. I like to think that perhaps she or her spirit was looking after us. I've said before that I don't really believe in ghosts, but certain things like these have made me not entirely closed to the possibility.
     
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