Not everybody believes that there are real ghost stories. Those people are confident that we as a species have already determined what is possible and what isn’t, that there’s an absolute separation between the realms of the living and of the dead.
On the other hand, most people also know someone who has had an experience that they can’t fully explain. The list of these kinds of accounts across history is staggering, though there certainly isn’t much scientific proof to back them up. These accounts could just be spooky stories, fiction, and nothing more.
But whether or not you are a believer, these 11 scary ghost stories will undoubtedly unnerve you.
From the real-life Stanley Hotel that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining, to the apparitions of slaves wandering the Myrtles Plantation in the Deep South, these ghost stories may even have you reconsidering what you think you know.
Just make sure it’s still daytime before you continue — especially if you’re not sure what to believe.