Ghosts - research, evidence, and discussion.
Newsletter Subscription:
Subscribe to our free monthly email newsletter:

Encounters Archive:

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
2012 Encounters:
Guardian Angel? -- Cork, Ireland

Haunted North Dakota -- North Dakota

Creepy Old Man at the Foot of the Bed -- Allendale, Michigan

Halloween Ouija Night -- Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

A Random Encounter -- Slough, United Kingdom

Dogface and Cloaked Figures -- Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

An Unwelcomed Attachment -- Ashburn, Virginia

In The Ipod's Reflection -- United Kingdom

The Grey Lady of Birmingham -- United Kingdom

Weird Things in Brighton -- United Kingdom

Haunted Daughter -- California

The Haunted Third Floor -- Wethersfield, Connecticut

A Blessed Rosary -- Phoenix, Arizona

The House of Many Experiences - Brandenton, Florida

Phantom Great Dane - Darlington

Adventures at the Sagamore Resort --Upstate New York

A Ghost Who Can Spell -- Bluffton, Indiana

Menancing Spirit -- Loves Park, Illinois

Visits from the Virgin Mary - Hollsopple, Pennsylvania

Get Out of My House - Lennox, South Dakota

Mrs. Mary Finch - Location Unknown

Apparition Caught at Rolling Hills Asylum - East Bethany, New York

My Daughter Reaches Out From The Beyond - United States

Doppelganger in the House - United States

Dark Entity - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Haunted Garage - Watauga, Texas

Phantom Rooftop Figure - Devon, United Kingdom

The Grandparent's Weird House - Fresno, California

Wolf Ghost - Waco, Kentucky

Rude Awakening - Winnsboro, Texas

Spooky Funeral Home - Tustin, California

Spectral Roommate - Boston, Massachusetts

Haunted Life - Tennessee

Astral Torment - Poland

Happy Ghost Cat - New River, Arizona

A Very Strange Turn of Events - United Kingdom

Tales from the Crystal Ball - Manchester, United Kingdom

Spectral Roommate - Boston, Massachusetts

Dancing Ghosts - Union, New Jersey

Visit From An Irish Grandmother - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Haunted Desert Home - Lancaster, California

Tall Shadow Figure - Saratoga Springs, New York

A Night In An Abandoned Asylum - Connecticut

Visit from the Beyond - Suffolk, England

Bubby's Visit - Pomeroy, Ohio

October 17, 2012

Creepy Old Man at the Foot of the Bed

Rate this encounter:
Votes:44 Rating: Rating = 5.74 Ratings Breakdown

Ashley - Allendale, Michigan -- 2003
My family and I have lived in the same house for thirteen years. We have had some strange things happen, like footsteps and cupboards opening on their own -- that's about it. We never really thought anything of it, and we assumed it was grandma paying a visit.

One night in the middle of May, I was getting ready for bed. I brushed my teeth and gave my mother a hug and kiss goodnight. As I crawled in bed, I remember getting a weird sensation. I can't explain why I felt that because I was only ten years old at the time.

I finally fell asleep but it didn't feel like I was asleep for very long. Then, something startled me awake. It wasn't a noise, and nothing touched me, but something startled me none the less.

I peeked over my covers to see an elderly man with pure white hair and green eyes looking back at me. He was dressed in what looked like old prison clothes and he smelled musty and strange.

I had never smelled anything like that before!

But there he was, sitting on the edge of my bed just looking at me. He looked angry, and I felt a very intense sense of fear and sadness. Of course, I was too petrified to speak or move. I pulled the blanket over my face and tried to wrap my mind around out what was going on.

I finally peeked out over my blanket and he was gone, but, at the end of my bed was an imprint where he had been.

That was ten years ago, and I never saw that ghostly man again. I do not know who he was or why he showed up in my bedroom, but I do know that his face and his eyes are engraved in my mind for the rest of my life.

2014 Haunted New England Wall Calendar by Jeff Belanger photography by Frank Grace
Check out the 2014 Haunted New England wall calendar by Jeff Belanger and photography by Frank Grace!

Paranormal Conferences and Lectures
Don't miss the following events and lectures:

Jeff Belanger and “The Bridgewater Triangle” at Dedham Community Theatre - April 6, 2014 9:00PM

The Spirits of the Mark Twain House - Hartford, Connecticut - April 12, 2014

Paracon Australia - East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia - May 10-12, 2014