Ghost stories give me the heebee jeebies.
And yet I... can't look away. You too? Yeah, I'm...not surprised.
Idk why I enjoy having the s**t scared out of me, but the spookier, the better, right?!
And you know what's better than some urban legend told around a campfire? (Jokes, I don't camp – now that is scary.) A frightening story that comes direct from the person it happened to.
I'm talking about real life ghost stories, and when the hosts of the Out Loud podcast put the callout to you, the listeners, to share your own creepy yarns, you did not reject the call.
Watch: This couple found a ghost in their house. Post continues below.
And, wow, guys. Just wow. You've had some terrifying things happen to you! Or at the very least, you've been decidedly paranormal-adjacent.
Here are some of the best stories that slipped into our DMs and inboxes – and have definitely kept us up at night.
'When we went to bed at night, the banging would start.'
"When I was at Kent University in the UK in the early 1990s, I lived on a street called Martyrs Field Road – so called to remember the Canterbury Martyrs who were 16th-century English protestant martyrs executed for heresy (by burning). I lived in two different shared houses on this road over two years and experienced ghosts in both houses.
"First house: Every time we all went into our own bedrooms at night, the banging would start. We'd all come out of our rooms and ask who was doing it – everyone denied it. In the morning we'd go downstairs and things would have moved in the kitchen and lounge.