The scariest real ghost stories of 2019: haunted homes, spectral children and spooky baby monitor videos

The scariest real ghost stories of 2019: haunted homes, spectral children and spooky baby monitor videos

Nobody can validate the existence of ghosts, but this year, the internet’s creepiest sightings have defied reason — from spirit children and demonic energy to homes that go bump in the night.

Halloween as it nears, we revisit the believe-it-or-not ghost stories that kept us awake in 2019, providing updates wherever possible.’ data-reactid=”38″>In the spirit of Halloween as it nears, we revisit the believe-it-or-not ghost stories that kept us awake in 2019, providing updates wherever possible.

The Hobo Hill home in Jefferson City, Mo., is allegedly haunted by hundreds of spirits. (Photo: Courtesy of Aaron Clark)

Evolve, a vacation rental platform that lists the home on Airbnb and other websites, attracting brave and curious visitors. “Guests have seen shadow people, orbs and one group was too scared to spend the night, checking out at midnight.”’ data-reactid=”65″>“After seven months, we had enough,” Aaron tells Yahoo Lifestyle. To prevent another family from experiencing the same disturbances, the couple now rents the property through Evolve, a vacation rental platform that lists the home on Airbnb and other websites, attracting brave and curious visitors. “Guests have seen shadow people, orbs and one group was too scared to spend the night, checking out at midnight.”

Milner’s Gate brewery in Idaho, two barmen captured what they believe to be ghostly patrons showing up for last call. In YouTube security footage, four barstools move out from under the bar, as if pulled by someone — or something — taking a seat. A second video, filmed days later, showed a ghostly light “dancing” in front of the bar.’ data-reactid=”73″>In July, two months after the opening of Milner’s Gate brewery in Idaho, two barmen captured what they believe to be ghostly patrons showing up for last call. In YouTube security footage, four barstools move out from under the bar, as if pulled by someone — or something — taking a seat. A second video, filmed days later, showed a ghostly light “dancing” in front of the bar.

Sharon Rectory’s Facebook page, a double murder took place at the residence in the 1700s, and Paranormal Investigators Ireland also believe a little girl who witnessed the crimes was killed. Hoping to engage the spirit, whose voice can allegedly be heard throughout the home, they brought a child’s ball to the property.’ data-reactid=”83″>According to Sharon Rectory’s Facebook page, a double murder took place at the residence in the 1700s, and Paranormal Investigators Ireland also believe a little girl who witnessed the crimes was killed. Hoping to engage the spirit, whose voice can allegedly be heard throughout the home, they brought a child’s ball to the property.

Ghost hunter Kerry Malone tells Yahoo Lifestyle that while the family who resides in the home is lovely, there is a “heavy” and “hostile” energy in the space. “Normally when we get to a location, the team disperses to set up equipment for the investigation,” she says. “However, in Sharon Rectory, we agreed that no team member should ever be alone for their own safety.”

After placing the ball at the top of the stairs, the crew watched it bounce down the steps on the live footage. When they rushed to the stairs, they felt a “threatening presence.”

Emma Tully, 30, whose parents have lived in the home for 22 years, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that after her parents moved into the home, “Doors slammed and pictures fell off the wall.” Even now, after periods of silence, “all hell breaks loose.”

According to psychic mediums who have visited the home, the spirit girl’s age is estimated as 8. Tully says there is a “demonic energy” attached to the girl’s spirit and visitors are always cautioned.

“The girl has been seen by many in the house, including my sister Victoria and mother,” says Tully. “On many occasions, we have all heard a young girl talking in the house when no one [else] was there. Both myself and my mother have been called ‘Mama’ by something unseen. This happens quite a lot.”

Other spirits who allegedly live in the home, says Tully, are “the Blue Lady,” the spirit of a former occupant, and “the Tall Man,” whom Tully describes as a threatening, seven-foot-tall shadow figure “who appears at night and stands at the end of your bed.” She also alleges that her family has been restrained in their beds “by an unseen force.”

Tully resides in a guest house on the property with her husband and two children, while her parents stay in the main home. The most common question asked of Tully is, of course: Why haven’t her parents moved out? Tully says her parents learned about the severity of the haunting after purchasing the home. “They spent their life savings here so they can’t just leave,” she says. “My parents don’t want to be scared in their own home — they’ve been through a lot.”

Daily Mail.” data-reactid=”95″>“We were freaking out when we saw the video. It was totally surprising. We didn’t know what it was or what to expect, or how that could have happened,” Brandon said, according to the Daily Mail.

Hester Eby of Myrtle’s Plantation tells Yahoo Lifestyle that children have died on the property from yellow fever, poisoning or natural death. “There are spirits here — our ghost children sometimes play with or touch guests to wake them up, but nothing here means harm,” she says.

When young souls are afoot, flowery fragrances, allegedly worn by their mothers, can be detected in the house. “The spirits are where the heart is,” says Eby, adding that rainy weather can draw them out.

“In the South, we welcome spirits,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “We’re glad when guests can capture them on video.”

Today. “I looked down for a second because it didn’t register and when I looked back she was gone.”‘ data-reactid=”112″>In a split second, she says, the woman evaporated. “And when I turned around to bring the cake back to the counter, I saw the lady in the background — she was staring right at me,” Bush told Today. “I looked down for a second because it didn’t register and when I looked back she was gone.”

Bush posted her sighting to Instagram, asking, “This is going to sound really strange… but has anyone seen a ghost in the Wilmington Market Basket?” The post created ghost hysteria, with rumors reaching the Wilmington Police Department, who shared a Facebook video featuring comical “proof” of the haunting (above).

Eventually, Market Basket corporate officials released a statement: “As far as we know all of our stores are ghost-free. But if there’s anything to it, she’s probably attracted to our Victorian-era prices.”

Bush, who no longer works at Market Basket, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that the figure, which stood 15 feet away in the frozen aisle, disappeared when she briefly looked away. “I have never experienced anything like this,” she says. “…I definitely saw her.”

Since Bush’s departure, she’s heard rumors of “weird stuff” occurring at the store, however, no one has stepped forward with proof. Representatives of Market Basket did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for further comment.

security footage.’ data-reactid=”121″>In June, a woman visiting got so spooked by an alleged “ghost orb” that she fainted to the ground in security footage.

Ghost Hunters, who reportedly just purchased the Los Angeles home where two people were murdered by Charles Manson’s followers, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that guests often get spooked during tours.’ data-reactid=”124″>Bagan, the star of Travel Channel’s Ghost Hunters, who reportedly just purchased the Los Angeles home where two people were murdered by Charles Manson’s followers, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that guests often get spooked during tours.

“This is actually a very common event at the museum,” says Bagan. “A week later, another woman got touched by a ball of light and had the same effect of being knocked off balance and falling, which was also captured on video.”

told WXYZ. “It was literally a chill down your spine. Like that ‘what if’ factor — Is this what I just saw?’”’ data-reactid=”130″>“It was chilling,” father Joshua Higgins told WXYZ. “It was literally a chill down your spine. Like that ‘what if’ factor — Is this what I just saw?’”

Heather Brough, Lily’s mom, said, “It’s almost like she sees something that we don’t.” She added that whatever allegedly scratched their daughter came for her, too. “It scares us that it could do something else,” Brough told WXYZ. “I mean, there was a morning I woke up and I felt like someone’s hands were around my neck.”

Facebook. It featured a small white figure exiting her house, casting a shadow on the fence, and flapping its arms like a chicken as it waddled down the driveway.’ data-reactid=”138″>In June, Vivian Gomez shared the 11-second video, seen by 16 million viewers, on Facebook. It featured a small white figure exiting her house, casting a shadow on the fence, and flapping its arms like a chicken as it waddled down the driveway.

“So I woke up Sunday morning and saw this on my camera and am trying to figure out… what the heck??” Gomez wrote. “First I saw the shadow walking from my front door then I saw this thing … has anyone else seen this on their cameras?? The other two cameras didn’t pick it up for some reason.”

Inside Edition, Gomez said the figure was not her son Bobby. “No… I wouldn’t let him out at dark by himself,” she said.” data-reactid=”141″>Gomez did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment. When speaking to Inside Edition, Gomez said the figure was not her son Bobby. “No… I wouldn’t let him out at dark by himself,” she said.

The mother’s camera only recorded 10 seconds of footage, she told the website, but she believes the entity disappeared into a field across the street.

Los Angeles mom Natalie Wallace saw a pink-and-purple figure standing over her sleeping daughter’s crib. (Photo: Courtesy of Natalie Wallace)

In June, Los Angeles mom Natalie Wallace checked her Cocoon Cam baby monitor, recording her sleeping six-month-old baby, and saw weird splotches on the screen. While the cam’s motion detector creates colored images indicating movement, Ruby was sleeping motionless, says Wallace.

“I joked to my husband, ‘What if it’s ghosts?’” Wallace tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “I said aloud, ‘Spirits, if you’re here, give us a sign.’ And three red lines appeared on the screen.”

The next evening, Wallace’s husband replayed footage of their napping daughter and saw a pink-and-purple figure, shaped like a woman, floating over the bassinet. Other frames showed a group of human-like shapes watching over the sleeping baby.

allegedly sleeping with a ghost. “My dad has been feeling his sheets being messed with and someone sitting on his bed in the night so he set up a camera,” wrote Shyann Rachael. “This is what he saw. I’m freaked tf out.”’ data-reactid=”175″>A 24-year-old woman caused panic in April by tweeting footage of her father allegedly sleeping with a ghost. “My dad has been feeling his sheets being messed with and someone sitting on his bed in the night so he set up a camera,” wrote Shyann Rachael. “This is what he saw. I’m freaked tf out.”

she tweeted that her father used a motion-activated home security camera to capture his strange bedmate.’ data-reactid=”178″>Rachael did not return Yahoo Lifestyle’s requests for comment. But she tweeted that her father used a motion-activated home security camera to capture his strange bedmate.

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