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People Are Sharing Stories Of ‘Supernatural’ Experiences They Can’t Explain (15 Stories)

Ghosts, guardian angels, demons, premonitions… Reddit has it all.

Reddit user HalfOfABraincell posted a question to the AskReddit page, and inquired:

“What is a supernatural event that happened in your life that just can not be explained?”

What you’re about to read are 15 spine-tingling, mind-boggling, and logic-defying stories. You might want to sleep with the lights on tonight. 

1) A Baby Premonition

“Early into my now Wife and I’s relationship I had a dream about her in childbirth. Very vivid, and long. Like I spent days in the hospital with her and everything was in a strange twilight. When it came time to deliver things went very wrong and she and baby ended up passing away. I woke up quite shook naturally but brushed it off. I am a nurse and have had to deal with traumatic OB situations before, and I chocked it up to me dealing with that stress through a dream.

Six years later and my wife is pregnant, I have forgotten the dream by now. I get a call late into the 3rd trimester while I am on shift. Wife is going to the ER for a bad BP. I get off my shift and go to meet her. As soon as I step into the room I remember my dream. Its the same damn room. Which is extra spooky because the hospital we were at wasn’t even built when I had the dream.

This is last year right when lockdown started, my wife is admitted they want to wait a week to deliver if possible, she will be kept in a twilight state until that time. So its me in this room eerily isolated as the world around us is frozen and my wife is incoherent mere feet away. Lingering for days in this room I brushed off my dream, trying to manage my anxiety and stress.

Come showtime my wife gets ready to begin pushing and it’s exactly the same scenario as my dream. Things start going poorly, but the Dr. Thinks delivery is still possible, but at this point I finally freak out into full panic, and demand a C section for my wife. The Dr. I can tell wants to argue but I think my outburst made her step back and reassess the situation and she made the call for emergency C section.

Took 10 minutes for me to get taken back and as I’m in the OR I see my baby come out lifeless. They do everything they can and manage to resuscitate her. In the meantime my wife is doing poorly and they are scrambling to control her bleeding.

I follow the baby out knowing there’s really nothing I can do. Baby gets life flighted to another hospital, but before we go I see my wife stable and headed to the ICU.

Both my wife and baby are critical but alive.

Today they are both thriving and my baby is 16 months and just a tornado of energy.

I don’t know that they would be alive if not for that dream and it causing me to freakout and demand a change in plan.”


2) Oh-no, UFO

“I saw a small ufo in the forest with my son, completely silent and pulsating an odd bluish white light, it was weaving slowly through the trees.”


3) The Sisterly Stair Ghost

“When I was a kid (about 10-12ish) I was carrying a load of laundry upstairs home alone while mom was out doing errands. We have this weird carpet runner over our hardwood stairs that’s only really attached at the top of the flight but otherwise not fitted or secured to each individual stair, so naturally I step on an air bubble of carpet with my vision obscured by the laundry and fall backwards while bear hugging a bunch of blankets.

I specifically remember thinking “welp, guess I’m about to die” while almost airborne with just my big toe left on the carpet when I felt two hands, one on either side of my shoulder blades, give me a fir mshove that laucnhed me back up on the step and diagonally against the stair rail. I assumed mom somehow silently came back early without announcing herself and turned around to thank her while still clinging to the railing, but no one was there. I scurried upstairs to put my things down while calling her name and walked the house afterwards to check if any doors were unlocked or if her car was there. I finally resorted to calling her cell where she told me she was hitting up a few more stores. It still feels like there’s a presence on that stairwell- like someone’s watching but in a protective way rather than sinsterly.”


4) The Nightmare

“I had a dream once about my high school best friend who had moved out of state and started a family. I hadn’t seen her or spoken to her in at least 10 years and had never met her child, except seeing pictures/ posts on Facebook and commenting on them. In my dream I was walking down a street at night and out of nowhere her little girl appears next to me and I asked her, “Where is your mama? Why are you by yourself?” I remember her taking me to some bushes near a random house on the street and finding my friend in bad shape (beaten up or something) on the ground and I remember running to the door of the random house screaming for help and to call the police. This is all I can recall from the dream but I think there may have been a little more.

The next day, I wake up and think to myself, man that was weird. Maybe I dreamt of her because we had just spoken a little in comments of a Facebook post, I should send her a message. I go on about my day, go to work, get home later that day and sit on my couch and scroll through Facebook.

BAM. 1000 posts– Rest In Peace, etc – All of them tagged my friend and her daughter. I thought WHAT IN THE ACTUAL F*CK!?!?!? At that point, there was no information as to what had happened. Over the course of the next few weeks to months, more and more information came out and it was NOT an accident. My friend and her sweet baby had been murdered by some animal (I won’t refer to them as a person).”


5) Stranger Things

“I was out with my parents, and it was late coming back home. At around 2:30am we were at a traffic signal, a homeless guy comes and knocks on the window of the seat where my mother was sitting. As she rolled down the window to give him money, he said “check what is happening at your brothers house” he proceeded to take the money and walked away. Probably thinking that he was a bit crazy in the head, we didnt bother and went home. Next morning mom gets a call from her brother’s wife. He has had a heart attack. At 2:30am.”

–  par_eshan

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6) The Red Ball

“Red luminescent “ball” flying on the horizon. It moved like nothing we’d ever seen. Zipping around at incredible speed that defied the laws of physics.

There were about 20 of us watching it, and some of the kids asked me what I thought it was, as I grew up living and breathing avation with my dad.

I had to tell them that since I couldn’t identify what it was, that it was essentially a UFO. Had to then explain that it doesn’t mean “Ailens,” just that what we saw couldn’t be identified by any knowledge I had of aircraft (not then, not even now)

It could have been ball lighting for all I knew at the time, but it was kilometers away above the horizon in the dusk sunlight.”


7) Clean House

“One night I had a dream about my Grandpa (who had died almost 20 years prior). We were in his home, and he kept telling me “we need to clean the house, we need to get the house ready.” When I asked him why, he just said “she’s coming home.”

My Grandma, his wife of 50 years, died the next day.”


8) Sympathy Pains

“I fell and hit my head in the middle of the night 250 miles from my identical twin sister. She woke up and felt something was wrong then my mom got the call from the ambulance.”


9) Stop Sign

“I was driving home from work after picking up my baby late at night. Not many cars around out on the country roads. The one stoplight out there was red for me so I stop. It turns green and [I] have a sudden voice or thought or whatever in my head saying don’t go yet!

Nothing is coming…I’m still sitting at the green light. Right as I let off the brake, a semi comes flying through his red light. I was shook.”


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10) Unwelcome Visitor

“Woke up one in the middle of the night to a man standing next to the bed staring at my SO. He was slightly translucent and I figured it was just another sleep paralysis episode (had them before so knew the drill), and rolled over and went to go back to sleep. Normally being able to move isn’t part of sleep paralysis, and immediately my heart began to race as i realized i need to roll over and check what i saw. Person was still standing there, staring at my SO, then he made eye contact with me. Stared at me for a while before turning around and walking to the wall, slowly fading away with each step.

Next morning SO wakes up looking like shit and said she had the worst night sleep because she kept having the feeling that someone was watching her. Glad we no longer live in that house.”


11) Directions From the Afterlife

“Around 12:30, I was driving through random towns with no idea where I was, covered in sweat, my GPS had been dead for hours and I was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. I called my parents, who had no idea where I was and they suggested I stop somewhere to ask for directions, but when I did find a fire station, no one was inside. I went back to my car utterly defeated and burst into tears. I didn’t know what to do, and was half afraid I would never find my way home. I thought of my late uncle, who was a limo driver and the namesake of my son. I was sure he probably knew exactly where I was due to taking teenagers down the shore every year after their proms. I looked up at the ceiling of my car and cried, “Hey, Uncle C, I’m lost and afraid and I have to get to the baby. Where the hell am I?”

All of a sudden, I heard the mechanical voice of the GPS say “At the stop sign, make a right.” I looked down at the GPS and saw that it was no longer dead, but it wasn’t fully on either. Instead of it showing a map or the main menu, it was just a blank white screen. It repeated to me, “At the stop sign, make a right.” I figured I had maybe a minute or so before it died again, so I went to the stop sign and made the right. The GPS directed me for the next half an hour to the front of my family’s beach house. As soon as I parked the car, instead of the typical “You have reached your destination” that the GPS usually said, it just went, “Goodbye” and then died again. I had NEVER heard it say “goodbye” to me before that day, and I never heard it say that again. My family and I are convinced that my uncle helped me find my way home through the GPS.”


12) Son of Lincoln

“As background, I was a Duty Officer in the White House Situation Room some years ago. I did an AMA about it a few years ago if you want to read more.

It’s a pretty well-known fact that the White House is haunted. And I know someone who has seen an actual ghost there. No bamboozle.

There is a hallway that I informally called the “Lincoln Hallway.” I’m not sure what its official name is. But I called it that because it has (had?) lots of Lincoln-related stuff like this painting of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a bust of Lincoln, and a couple of other things.

So this one night shift, it’s about 3am, and my team chief says he is going to go walk around and stretch his legs.

He leaves and comes back about 10 minutes later, his face completely drained of all color.

Before I go on, it is important to establish something: this guy had precisely ZERO sense of humor. None. He had gone to a service academy and was as uptight and by-the-book as they come. (Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good dude — but extremely serious.)

We see him and we’re like, “Hey man, you OK? What happened?” And he just keeps saying, “I don’t want to talk about it. I don’t want to talk about it.”

At this point we’re concerned. Like, was he sexually harassed by a Secret Service agent or something? None of this is making any sense. None at all.

About an hour goes by and he finally says, “I saw something.” We waited and he said, “I was walking in the hallway, you know, where all the stuff of Lincoln is. And I saw someone.”


“I think it was a kid. He was only probably about 4 feet tall, and he was just there in the hallway, looking at that bust of Lincoln.”

We asked what happened then, and he said he kind of looked around to make sure he wasn’t crazy, and when he looked back, the boy was gone. Willie Lincoln was the third son of Abraham Lincoln. He died in the White House in 1862.”


13) The Jackpot

“Alright, this is BY FAR the craziest thing to have ever happened to me. My whole life I had always had extremely vivid dream. I never paid much attention to them because I thought the meanings to be to abstract to comprehend.

On Tuesday June 8th, 2021- My Grandfather passed away. We didnt have a great connection because he had dementia and was always forgetting me but the one thing he never forgot to do was to play the Powerball Lottery.

On the night he died I had a dream like I never had before It was literally the numbers 19-28-46-50-54-9 in white letters behind a red screen. For some reason it reminded me of the spongebob into. In the morning I didnt think much of it however I did note it down in my dream journal. That night im watching the news with my mom and the powerball numbers come out and what do I see on the screen? 19-28-46-50-54-9. I literally SPRINTED upstairs to get my journal and sure enough the numbers matched. MY GRANDPA WAS TRYING TO HELP ME WIN THE LOTTERY FROM THE GRAVE AND I BLEW IT. I am literally not over how bad I messed up, like it was so obvious and would have changed my life. If I ever have a dream like that again IM NOT GONNA BLOW IT A SECOND TIME. Grandpa if your seeing this please try again haha.”


14) Not For Sale

“My spouse and I were looking to buy a house. We pulled up with the Realtor and I immediately did not want to go in that house. It felt wrong. Well we went in anyway. The second we got in, I felt like I was trespassing and wanted to leave.

We walk through the house and the Realtor opens the door to the basement and turned on the light. As soon as the light came on, I saw a black shadow run. We both saw it and thought it was my spouse, so we went down. All the strings that you pull to turn the lights on and off were tied like nooses. It was creepy as all get out. My spouse came down the stairs and I asked them what they were doing upstairs since we both thought they were down in the basement. Spouse said they were in the garage and was not in the basement.

Right as we were leaving the basement, something pushed me. I felt the hand on my back and everything. As soon as we left we both said that house was haunted.

That night spouse and I both had the same nightmare about an old lady in black and with frizzy hair. The nightmares lasted about a week for both of us. I am not religious, but the only thing that got rid of this old lady was saying the Our Father prayer over and over again. It still scares the crap out of me to this day. I don’t even drive on that street, that is how scared I am of that house.”


15) TP Telepathy

“I got a funny one and definitely cannot explain this to this day. I was on vacation in Korea with my then girlfriend (now my wife) and my parents in 2016. We were somewhere in the northeastern part of the country in Seoraksan National Park.

Where we stopped at a crowded set of restrooms. I had to do a normal number 2, nothing special, just a little urgent but not too bad. I was the only one that needed to go so both my parents and my girlfriend just waited outside in the crowded area. I waited for an empty stall and got one after maybe a minute of waiting. Sat down and did my business. When it came time to wipe, I look up, and bam, no TP.

I sit there for a few extra seconds, maybe a minute or two contemplating when I can try to do the shuffle of shame to the next stall. As I’m waiting I hear my dad unexpectedly call out for me and I answer back. He says something along the lines of “Wendy (my gf) heard you yell you were out of TP” then he hands the TP to me over the door of the stall… I’m blown away.

I exit and find everyone and I immediately tell them that I didn’t say a thing and my GF is tripping. She swears she somehow heard me calling through the crowded area/restroom, to them that I needed TP lol. I never said a word. Either this is just extremely coincidental and happened by accident, like what are the odds this would happen by accident. Or it was supernatural BF-GF TP telepathy. lol I’ll choose the latter. I’m now married to GF lol and still can’t explain this.”



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