Terrifying Short Ghost Stories

Welcome to the short ghost stories page at Ghosts2Stories, where you can read about haunted houses and enjoy hours of ghostly entertainment.

Here, each page is filled with the horrors of a harrowing haunted house.

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Courtesy of Enrique Meseguer

Much of the material presented below was written by me, for no other reason than to try to scare the pants off you!

There’s something oddly enjoyable about hunkering down with some really scary stories at night when the world is asleep. Reading eerie tales of disembodied spirits, dark and creepy stories, chilling accounts of encounters with the un-dead… this kind of thing can keep you awake and make the hair rise up on the back of your neck.

Those are the kinds of short ghost stories you’ll find on this page. Whether it’s a story about a haunted cemetery, a haunted castle, or a creepy old haunted house, they’re here.  I know, because I put them there. Hope you enjoy them!



Short Ghost Stories – Read ’em below!

Click a link to start reading and don’t forget to leave the light on!

Bradford’s Ravine
What lurks below Highway B? Don’t run, just read it
The Forgotten Ghost
Who knew ghost hunting could be so profitable and deadly? Check it out.
Ghost of Lake Fontain
The murky depths of this lake are filled with more than just fish. If you’re not too chicken, you can read it here.
The Haunted School
What should you do if you find an abandoned school-house in the middle of the woods? Run! Then read the story.
The Haunted Cemetery
A real ghost story
about a cemetery that houses the un-dead. Read the story, it’ll freak you out!
Killer on the Loose
An escaped convict is roaming the neighborhood, looking for a place to get in. Whatever you do, don’t open the door. Read it if you dare.
Night Train
What lurks along the tracks of the Old Constitution? Find out here.
The Old Jar
What do you do when violence comes to your door? Henrietta doesn’t hesitate to put an old glass jar to good use. But guess what happens when no one is around.
The Haunted Cabin
A remote cabin in the woods is supposed to be empty, but when the two ladies arrive, they discover something has been inside and it’s probably still with there.
Friday the 13th
One day, a mysterious box arrives with instructions not to open it no matter what. Can Sandra resist the temptation and what is that scratching inside?
Haunted Highway
A ghost walks along Highway 276 at certain times of the year. Have you seen it?
Stranded by the side of the road, one man learns that it’s not just wildlife lurking in the wilderness. Freak yourself out and read it.
A Murder for Two
A woman scorned spells trouble for a faithless husband. Warning! This story is not suitable for children. If you’re old enough, give it a read.
The Ghost of Mom
A sentimental story about how you never really lose your loved ones.
Camp Ghost
Something lurks in the mountains of Montana. If you want to know what it is, read this story.
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Courtesy Stefan Keller

Campfire Ghost Stories

Visiting parents may be interested in something for the kids. The ghost stories here are suitable for the younger crowd. (Use discretion on the rest of the site however. I haven’t made this site super kid-friendly. ;-))

Camping Ghost Story

Parents, this story is suitable for teens and ‘tweens. It’s the story of Joell and what happens to her one Saturday night.

Enchanted Willowland

Another campfire ghost story that is suitable for children, this one is about an enchanted forest and the special creatures who live there.

The Knocking Door

A ghost gets caught in a door and is put to good use.


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