Originally Posted by Bowser
I was young, like 10 or so, when I saw a ghost (I think). I woke up in the middle of the night and looked towards my door. My room was light enough from streetlights and the moon that I could see someone standing near the door, looking like they were messing with the light switch. It was a lady in a nightgown, so I said "Mom?". The lady turns around, and she's old. Face all old person-y, and looks completely suprised that I said anything to her. SHe reaches out and starts taking these shuffling steps towards me. I can see that she's talking, or trying to say something, but no noise is coming out of her mouth. I'm trying to shout or scream, but I was so scared my breath is caught in my chest. As she got closer, she jsut fizzled away.
To this day I'm not sure if that was a ghost, or just the remnant of some dream I was having. Freaked me straight the hell out, though. I slept with the light on for about ten days after that.
A friend of mine has almost an exact same story from when he was a child staying at his grandparents. Woke up, saw a woman, was so scared he tried to speak but couldn't. He says he even pinched himself to be sure it was real. Then he shut his eyes, reopened them and she was gone. If ghosts ever come up in conversation he cites that night as why he 100% believes ghost are real.