It’s that time again! Autumn Contest time!

As always, I am going to say this upfront (and this time PLEASE READ): Follow the instructions or you will NOT be eligible to win. I mean that. I’m not bluffing. We disqualify a lot of entries because people do NOT read the instructions. So if you really want to have a chance of winning, read and follow the instructions.

So this basket contains a Kindle Fire, journal/pen, coloring book/pencils, pendant and bracelet, mug/tea, cat plushie, along with several other fun goodies! 

Two Winners:

  • One person will win the big bag o’goodies pictured. USA entries only.
  • One person will win a $50 gift card from Amazon (.com/.ca/.uk). International entries only

To Enter:

  • Indicate whether you are in the US or international.
  • Indicate whether you are 18+ years old.
  • Answer the following question (and only answers will do–random comments won’t count): What’s the spookiest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Enter by November 10th, Noon PST.

Winners will be notified by email so make sure you enter your correct email when you enter the contest.

If you win and give us the wrong address, and the package is returned, it will not be re-sent. It’s up to you to follow directions and provide the correct information.

All taxes, fees, etc., are the winner’s responsibility.

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  • 11/06/2023 at 10:06 am

    I’m over 18 and I live in the US. I’ve had so many spooky things happen to me. I’ll pick one of the ones that really stands out. My family and I were staying in a hotel for the weekend. I woke up to see the bathroom door open, and then close. Wide eyed, I looked over; my fiancée(now husband)was sound asleep next to me. I look over to the other bed, my daughter is in bed but awake watching the bathroom door with the same expression I had. That door opened and closed itself about three times in a row. There were only the three of us in the room. Needless to say the hair of the back of my neck was standing on end and I didn’t sleep worth a darn the rest of the night.

  • 11/06/2023 at 6:21 am

    In the USA and over 18. The scariest thing that eve happened to me was when I was younger the screen door kept banging and no one had used it nor was there wind. We looks and the legend tells that a old farmer family lived there and the old man would get drunk and bang on the door for his wife to let him in. The wife would lock him outside to sleep it off in the barn , so we found out his name and when it happened the next time we called out to him and told him to go sleep in the barn and the banging stopped.

  • 11/04/2023 at 3:57 pm

    I live in NW FL USA, I am WAY over 18.
    The spookiest thing to ever happen to me was when I was in my 20’s I was home alone and something with dark dark energy sounded like it was trying to bust through my bedroom door. In the morning there were scratches on the door…

  • 11/04/2023 at 12:18 pm

    I’m in the US and over 18.

    Thankfully I have not had anything to crazy happen. I’m a nurse and worked in the smallest hospital in NYS. Weird things always seem to happen right before a fatality. I was on my way to lunch and as I walked by an office I saw alittle boy standing looking out at me. I did a double take and he was gone. That afternoon we had a death in the ER. It was so creepy and I’m a big chicken.

  • 11/04/2023 at 11:59 am

    I am 61 and live in Idaho, USA.

    I have had quite a number of spooky things happen to me over my lifetime. One that stands out is the ghost of my roommate’s father. He had passed close to Christmas. We all went to the funeral and then back to their house for the wake. There was an open kitchen/living area and several poeple were in the kitchen, others were sitting in a big circle in the living area. Between these two areas was a door that opened into the garage. My boyfriend and his mother (sister-in-law to the deceased) and I were sitting closest to this door. The three of us heard footsteps walking in the garage and then the door opened …. The three of us looked at each other, then my boyfriend got up and closed the door. The three of us discussed this later – the man used to come home from work, every night, and he would park in the garage, walk up to the door, remove his boots, and come inside. So we reckon he was coming inside one more time.

  • 11/04/2023 at 11:44 am

    I live in the US, and am over 18 years old.
    Years ago I was in one of the upstairs bedrooms at my Grandma’s house, and clearly heard “Boo! Hahaha!” I looked around, but there was no one there. My cousins were in the room across the hall. I listened for a minute or two, but didn’t hear anything else. The voice kinda sounded like my Grandma, but she was downstairs in the kitchen. My Mom and Dad were in the living room. I asked my cousins if anyone had laughed out loud, and they said “No”. It was so weird. I wasn’t really scared though.

  • 11/03/2023 at 6:46 am

    I’m over 18 and live in the US
    I’ve had several spooky things happen in my life time. One of the things I still talk about is my ability to dream about what my friend’s babies sex wil be. I’ve never been wrong. Didn’t work with my own kids. As far as I know no one else in my family history has had any special abilities.

  • 11/02/2023 at 10:05 pm

    I’m over 18 and live in the US. About a month ago, I was home alone and the doorbell rang suddenly. It was around 11pm and it was raining & very windy outside. I went down to check the front door and no one was there but one of the two porch lights was flickering like the bulb was shorting out. Then the bell in the hallway that sounds the doorbell started buzzing. I banged on it to try to get it to stop, but it continued to buzz. My cat was crouched on the stairs across from it wide eyed & giving me a look as if to say “what is going on?” I remembered the second doorbell in the back so I went to check it out. I couldn’t see clearly outside without opening the door. I peeked out from further down & no one was there. I went out to examine the doorbell & found it was loose. I jiggled it and went back inside to check if the buzzing had stopped. Thankfully, it had! I think I solved the mystery-the wind caused the loose doorbell to ring and then it got stuck, causing the buzzing sound. I haven’t heard the doorbell randomly ring or the buzzing since. It really gave me a scare at the time!

  • 11/02/2023 at 4:13 pm

    I am above the age of 18 and live in the US. The scariest thing that ever happened to me was when my parents bought a house and my bedroom was haunted. Weird things happened, like being pinched or slapped during the night. The light from the hallway bathroom would not enter my room most of the time. Made my teenage years interesting.

  • 11/02/2023 at 12:29 pm

    I am over 18 and from the US. The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was when my parents bought a house that was haunted. Lots of weird things happened, the window curtains standing straight out with the window closed, something pinching me (and leaving marks) in the middle of the night, freaked me out.

  • 11/02/2023 at 9:46 am

    I’m over 18 from the US. The spookiest thing that happened to me was shortly have my mother died she appeared to me in a dream. She sat in front of me and she didn’t speak, but it gave me a chance to say goodbye.

  • 11/02/2023 at 9:18 am

    I’m 82 years old and live in the United States of America. The scariest thing that ever happened to me, is a good question as not much scared me or scared me. My great-aunt was a seer and a healer, my grandmother was a seer, so I grew up with ghosts and tales of strange things. I guess one of the things that scares me is when a bird flies into my window. If it is a redbird it’s close family that is going to die, if any other color it will be someone close to you. It could be family or friends. So far this has held true for me and my family. I believe that’s scary enough for anyone.

  • 11/02/2023 at 9:09 am

    In the US and I am over 18 years old. The spookiest thing I would say was went my toddlers Winnie the Pooh toy car started talking in the middle of the night and my hubs was like was that Chucky. I told him I was not getting out of bed to check because I was freaked out. Eeeek.

  • 11/02/2023 at 8:51 am

    I am from USA and am over 18 years old. The spookiest thing that happened to me was when my husband and I spent an overnight at a bed and breakfast located in an old house in rural Kentucky. Our room upstairs was nice and I did not sense anything unusual about the atmosphere in any of the downstairs. At that point in time I did not believe in ghosts. The hosts talked about the home’s history which had no mention of deaths in the house or ghosts. Our room upstairs felt calm and the bed was comfortable. That night we fell asleep quickly, tired after a long day of travel. Sometime during the night I awoke suddenly and felt something was “off”. I slowly looked up and saw the somewhat transparent shape of a girl sitting at the foot of the bed apparently looking at us. She was dressed in the style of mid 1800’s and had hair down to her shoulders . The air felt cold, the hair on the back of my neck stood up; it felt like something not of this world had appeared! I closed my eyes in disbelief blaming fatigue but when I opened my eyes again she was still there! I was too scared to look again or wake my husband. I was too unnerved the next morning to ask our host if the house was haunted. I am now a believer.

  • 11/01/2023 at 11:12 pm

    I’m almost 41, born and raised in Washington!! But the spookiest thing, thinking back, me now wouldn’t be spooked but 12 year old me was TERRIFIED. And I can’t forget that feeling. We had moved into a new house, I finally had my own room for the first time ever, and I was asleep. My room was in the basement, not terribly far from a very busy road, so there was some road noise.. but I don’t know what woke me, but upon waking, something felt wrong… cold. Like the air in the room was icy. And I sat up, because I could feel I wasn’t alone. Standing just inside my doorway, a tall figure.. cloaked.. I was certain it was the grim reaper, and it was time for me to die, and I was so scared, I opened my mouth to scream but no sound came out, I couldn’t move for what felt like forever… there was no face, just a gaping darkness. A shadows shadow.. heavy, and draping… finally I fell back and pulled the covers over my head, closed my eyes so tight! I had to turn the light on, but I needed to get to the light and the light was on the other side of that THING. If I close my eyes I can see it, like it’s imprinted on the backs of my eyelids. Finally brave enough, I threw off the blankets and jumped from the bed to the light switch. I don’t even remember whether it was still there, it didn’t feel like it. But I thought putting a cross on my wall and hanging something that said “I love Jesus!” Would save me. But looking at it as 40 something me, it was like a dementor from Harry Potter. I don’t feel scared of what it could be, and I’m pretty sure it visited me more,. I’m sure that finding my personal path only helped me in my understanding, the other side of the fail isn’t scary… this side is tho.

  • 11/01/2023 at 5:23 pm

    Yes I’m over 18 and I live in Canada
    I think the spookiest thing that’s ever happened to me was when I was 8 months pregnant and we were driving on the highway and the semi truck in front of us tire popped and came flying right at our car. We managed to swerve and pull over, it just missed our windshield. Scariest moment of my life, And I am surprised that I didn’t go right into labor there. I am now always terrified when we duve the highways now, I grip what ever I can.

  • 11/01/2023 at 5:21 pm

    I am in the US, and I am way over 18. The spookiest thing to happen to me was two days after my cat passed, I was lying in bed and I felt the weight of something on the bed. The next thing I felt was a weight bump on to my side, and slide down my back. I could feel the weight against me, but could not feel anything when I reached back. The weight stayed there until I fell asleep. When I woke up it was gone. This was exactly how my cat came to bed and slept with me every night. I believe it was it was my cat saying goodbye and comforting me.

  • 11/01/2023 at 4:56 pm

    Over 18 and USA resident.

    I work in a library and the scariest thing that happened was when a knife was pulled on a staff member. I had to stay calm and get the person out without anyone getting hurt. Thankfully I was able to de-escalate the situation and got the person to leave. I probably lost a year off my life in that moment!

  • 11/01/2023 at 3:40 pm

    International (Canada) and I am over 18.
    I have had a few creepy things happen to me in my life, but one of the top ones happened when I was 15. I woke up gasping from a very vivid dream of being in a car accident( I later learned my oldest brother did as well). The creepy thing is that what we dreamt was what was happening to my middle brother. Neither one of us found out until the next morning when he came home and described what happened that my brother and I had actually dreamed it like we were there.

  • 11/01/2023 at 2:09 pm

    I live in the US and am over the age of 18.

    The spookiest thing that has happen to me (so far) is; a few days after my Gramps funeral, I woke up out of a dead sleep and I swear he was standing next to my bed telling me that everything was going to be ok. Its been 27 years and I still miss him everyday.

  • 11/01/2023 at 1:37 pm

    39 and live in the UK so international.

    The spookiest thing that happened to me was when I used to help out the kitchen staff when I managed a pub. Was closing down the kitchen on my own and out of the corner of my eye I saw someone walk at the bottom of the kitchen.
    I went to check who was about as nobody was meant to be in the pub after close and there wasn’t anyone there plus the way I saw the figure they must have walked right threw the kitchen hotplate area. I don’t really believe in ghosts but I definitely saw someone thing. X

  • 11/01/2023 at 1:10 pm

    I am Betty Ritchie, us citizen. 71. The spookiest thing that happened to me was also wonderful. The morning after my Dad died I woke up to him standing by my bed and he said I love you Bets. That was 15 years ago and still miss him.

    • 11/01/2023 at 2:14 pm

      I am 54 and live in the US.
      Scariest thing that happened to me was I was on a ghost tour at Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. We were in the morgue area. We were looking around and I heard footsteps. No one was moving and I could see others heard them too. I turned to look back at the body chutes and I saw a tall man standing there. It was a shadow figure. First time seeing one and I was a little freaked out!

  • 11/01/2023 at 1:00 pm

    Living now in Australia and a few years shy of sixty. I was six when this happened in the abandoned lot behind a neighborhood friend’s house. Didn’t know it at the time but the lot contained an old graveyard and I could see things(?) sliding around and moving through the area. I remember saying “Did you see that?” to her and she said no. I kept watch for several more minutes and asked her again if she saw something. By this time, she was getting scared while I was perfectly calm.
    Never got invited to her house again.

  • 11/01/2023 at 12:44 pm

    Over 18 in the USA. The spookiest thing that ever happened to me, was when I was around 7/8 I was visiting my bio dad during the weekends and was sleeping when I woke up feeling like someone was watching me. I remember turning over(cause I fall asleep still to this day facing the wall) and seeing as clear as day a shadow person about 5-5’2 ft tall in the corner of my bedroom watching me. I remember feeling scared then a calmness came over me. That occurred every weekend at my biodads place til I was 10 and moved to Iowa. The whole time no one believed me about the shadow person, til 2007 when myself/my mom and stepdad went back to the house after my birth dads passing. My parents stayed in the front room and I was in the bedroom that had been mine when I was a kid. And the same thing happened only this time when I saw the shadow person in the corner I was terrified cause it had a “friend” another shadow person just abit taller then the one I had seen as a child. I went to sleep in the front room with my parents and my step dad was wide awake cause he saw the same thing I did this time and told me he was sorry he ever doubted me. Looking back I know have a strong idea that the 1st shadow person was that of my grandma that passed in that room when I was 3 and the other one was of my birth dad. Still spooky and abit nuts. But that’s my spookiest experience. Though I have plenty more since then. This one impacted me in a lot of ways.

  • 11/01/2023 at 12:32 pm

    I am over 18 and I live in New Mexico USA
    I work night’s cleaning our local University one of my buildings is a science building and I have to go into the room where all the animals and other things that are in jars I call it a pickle room and any way as I was cleaning I seen something moving around in the room and it totally freaked me out I got my coworker to help me figure out what was moving around the room when it we were searching it kept moving around all we could hear was it’s paws on the floor apparently a stray cat got loose in the building looking somewhere to keep warm.

  • 11/01/2023 at 11:39 am

    I am over 18 years old and located in Idaho, USA. I’m not sure if this qualifies as spooky or not but it spooked me when it happened. A few years ago my mom and I were driving to the next town over for the county fair. I was driving and I got this sudden very intense sense of deja vu that something horrible would happen if I took the freeway so I took the back roads. My mom asked why and I said, “there’s going to be a huge wreck on the freeway and I’m avoiding it.” Found out the next morning there was a 10 car pileup on the freeway at the time we were driving to the fair. Several fatalities occurred. I have no doubt that if I hadn’t heeded the warning that we would have been part of that wreck.

    • 11/01/2023 at 5:22 pm

      Yes I’m over 18 and I live in Canada
      I think the spookiest thing that’s ever happened to me was when I was 8 months pregnant and we were driving on the highway and the semi truck in front of us tire popped and came flying right at our car. We managed to swerve and pull over, it just missed our windshield. Scariest moment of my life, And I am surprised that I didn’t go right into labor there. I am now always terrified when we duve the highways now, I grip what ever I can.

  • 11/01/2023 at 11:30 am

    I am over 18 years old (30) and live in the US (Washington State).

    The spookiest thing that’s ever happened to me was probably when I lived in my apartment. Lights would turn on and off by themselves, my things would move themselves around, and very occasionally I would see things out of the corner of my eye.

    • 11/01/2023 at 12:35 pm

      In the US and 42 years old. The creepiest thing that has ever happened to me was I say a family ghost wanting to stop me from going out one night and ending up in an accident cuased by a drunk driver that flipped the our car. We were all OK but I heed the warnings now.

  • 11/01/2023 at 11:14 am

    I am over 18 years old and I am international (Germany, to be specific).
    For me the most spooky but of some kind also wholesome thing is what happened after my cat died when he was not even a year old. He had a very specific voice, a very baby’ish high meow. After he was gone I woke up at night and felt footsteps of a cat on me – I was in my student flat that night, no cats there. I tried to turn on the light but it did not respond. Then I heard this one-of-a-kind meow and a wight plumbing onto my chest, slowly sliding into my armpit, although nothing was there, at least nothing I could feel. The next morning I woke up alone. The light worked fine. You might argue that it was a dream – it was my first thought, too, but there were some little bit marks on my forearm. Exactly like when he was playing, he looked towards you from the corner of his eye and slowly bit into your arm and the moment you looked back he let go and licked where he has bitten (never caused any harm, never pierced the skin but often red stains were there for some time). So yeah, not a dream.
    Until today I have no idea what happened, but I think he came for a visit as he felt my great sadness. At least that is what I want to believe.

  • 11/01/2023 at 10:49 am

    I live in the USA and am over 18. When my grandmother died, my mother would insist she was haunting pour house as her picture would either be turned around or upside down periodically and it was funny as the shelf it was on, you needed a ladder to reach it on the wall. After that, we all talked to the picture since we assumed she wanted to know what was up with us or just a hello.

  • 11/01/2023 at 9:54 am

    I am well over 18 and live in the USA… The spookiest thing that happened to me is when I woke up in the middle of the night and my dad is sitting at the end of my bed…He has been dead since May of 2000… That was just the first time of seeing him…I have always believed in the supernatural and ghosts, it’s in my family history… Also if I dream at night and remember my dream, that dream usually come to happen in reality…I know some people will say its just my imagination or coincident and that’s fine, everyone is welcome to their own opinions… I know what I have seen…

  • 11/01/2023 at 9:44 am

    I’m 34 and live in the US.

    It’s hard to pick one single spooky thing, because I spent a lot of my childhood in a haunted house and several things happened. If I have to pick just one, though, I suppose the first time I heard the heavy footsteps in the attic. My dad doesn’t believe in ghosts, but begrudgingly admitted he could hear the footsteps in the attic too. That was the first real piece of proof that something else lived in the house with us, for me. After all, if my firm unbeliever dad couldn’t explain it away, it had to be real right?

  • 11/01/2023 at 9:38 am

    I am 59 and live in the United States. I live in the house that my mother grew up in and there have been lots of spooky things happening. The weirdest was I was working in my office and my dog was in the room with me asleep on the floor and I heard a loud crash like glass breaking. I searched the entire house and did not find anything that was broken, my dog also jumped up hearing it as well. To this day I have no idea what it was. Made me a little nervous.

  • 11/01/2023 at 9:38 am

    I work at a 24/7 facility that is on the grounds of a former Confederate hospital and homes as well as next to tje Confederate Cemetery that has some of Quantral’s bones. I have smelled pipe tobacco, heard my name called while I was alone in the basement, heard a humming/song that wasnt quite there, doors opening and closing while everyone is asleep.

  • 11/01/2023 at 9:27 am

    I’m 55 and live in the USA. The spookiest thing that has ever happened to me was when I was in the Navy and I was on guard duty at night on an old base. We had to walk the circumference of the base. While in the wooded area I kept seeing willow wisps and my companion never saw them, but he kept walking towards them is a daze. Then we came across a fairy ring, I dragged him away from there as quickly as possible. He didn’t remember anything about it.

  • 11/01/2023 at 9:22 am

    I am 35 in Tennessee USA. I lived in a haunted house before but I think the spookiest thing that has happened to me and my husband with me was when we visited the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio in 2022. We knew going in it was a haunted location but didn’t imagine anything happening to us. He spelled cigar smoke in the administration building even though no one else was with us and it was a no smoking location. My first moment came in either the cells or the church. At the time, no one else was with us and my husband was quiet. I could have sworn I heard voices speaking as though they were right in my ear and the second moment came for sure in the cells. At one point I thought I heard a blood curdling scream as my husband entered one of them and was marveling at how small the cell was. Then a door slammed without anyone or anything near it. The couple who joined my husband and I heard it too and we all got out fast.

  • 11/01/2023 at 8:50 am

    I am over 18 and in the US.
    The spookiest thing that ever happened to me was when I was camping with my brother in Lincoln Natl. Forest in New Mexico. I hear weird noises all night that were creeping me out. I would hear a noise up on the hill that seemed to imitate my brother while he was sleeping. In the morning he told me he saw a man across the fire from him in the night but he disappeared when my brother sat up to confront him.

    • 11/01/2023 at 9:15 am

      I’m over 18 (42) in the US.

      The spookiest thing to happen to me was my husband’s high school friend’s ghost showing up one night while I was cleaning. I hadn’t seen a picture of him before or anything.. full on panicked, yelled at him to leave, and called my husband. I described the man I saw and he had me go look up his friend’s picture and there he was. We’re guessing he was checking up on him, but yeah that scared me pretty good lol.

  • 11/01/2023 at 8:36 am

    I’m 69 in the US. I’ve never had anything spooky more scary. I was in a friend’s used bookstore when a man came in and robbed it just as the owner was closing. Scary and it was a small store and he didn’t get much. We were all ok.

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