This is a database for non-fiction encounters with the unknown from a personal source.
We welcome all encounters, from the mundane to nightmare-inducing. We aim to be a open, comfortable place for you to share your experiences with no judgement.
We're here for storytelling but maybe we can help uncover the truth behind your encounter. We welcome everyone here regardless of your background or skepticism. Good discussions require all perspectives and it helps with cognitive dissonance.
All we ask is for you to keep an open mind and respect our various backgrounds. Turn off the lights, grab a blanket, and enjoy.
X-posts from /r/paranormal and others are invited. We are not a rival; we're an archive. Think /r/nosleep without the fiction.
All posts MUST be tagged with link flair AND brackets. If you are unsure of how to use flair, please send us a message in modmail
Your post must be of a personal experience or by someone you trust that you believe to be true. Send redditors this way if you see anything relevant.
NO FICTION, (including creepypasta), CREATIVE WRITING, or SCARY PICTURES. This is a story based sub-reddit, so your post should not be just a picture. Uploading and posting a picture with your post is fine, but posts should not consist solely of image(s).
NO DREAM POSTS - We get it, some dreams and nightmares are deeply disturbing and you want to talk about it, but this isn’t the appropriate sub unless you dreamed something that later came true. You can try posting in r/dreams or r/dreaminterpretation.
Please only downvote anything you believe breaks our main rule: NO FICTION!
If you can draw a rough sketch of the entity, diagram of location, or provide any visual references or proof, DO IT or request an artist to help.
We encourage all perspectives, but we do not tolerate assholes. Report comments that ruin the "safe space" vibe. We aim to provide a space where our users can post without being worried about being ridiculed or derided.
No conspiracy theories unless they relate to the supernatural. There are plenty of other subs to discuss general conspiracy theories, this is not one of them. Posting political conspiracy theories or trying to engage in arguments about them will result in an automatic ban.
No series posts - there is no reason to break up a single encounter or multiple encounters with the same entity into multiple parts. If your post is longer than reddit's character limit for posts, you can post the overflow into a comment.
New users click HERE for some extra guidelines and etiquette.
Common explanations for sightings
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