Toronto Ghosts: ‘She Was Sucking My Breath Away’

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the Philippines

The following report was sent into our website by Jonahbel on March 12, 2014:

“My 1st real ghost story:

When I was in the Philippines, 3 days before my great-grandmother died, I saw this black lady standing near me while I was washing dishes. She had very long, black hair and was wearing a black long-sleeved dress. She was standing outside at the stairs of my grandmother’s house. She also looked like a human, but her skin tone showed that she was dead. It was a gray-white skin colour.

I saw her looking at me. I saw her eyes. When I finished washing dishes, I ran away to my grandmother and I was crying because that was my first time to see a ghost with my two eyes.

Then after 3 days, my 90-year-old grandmother passed away and I don’t know why, maybe because she was old. The only thing I’m sure is it has something to do with the black lady that I saw.


Back home in the Philippines, I was sleeping with my grandmother at 3 am, and I heard a loud crash sound. I thought there was a truck accident somewhere, and our water tank blew up. Everybody was scared because they thought there was an accident that had happened. We found out that it was just the tank and went back to sleep. We would fix the broken tank in the morning.

When I was sleeping I saw the black lady again in my dreams, but she had a makeover. She was wearing a black veil, sun glasses and red lipstick. She looked kind of happy and was laughing. I don’t know why.


December 23, 2010

At 3 am, my dad, elder sister and I were ready to attend the Misa de Gallo. My sister was eating in the dinning room and I was in the room, so I turned off the lights in both the rooms. Then suddenly, after a second, a creepy and scary sound whispered in both of my ears. It was very scary.I thought it was my sister, but that was impossible because she was in the dining room. The sound was like there was someone who’s telling a deepest secret and whisper in both of your ears. So I freaked out after I realized that it was a ghost.


When I was in my bed and listening to my mp3, I was alone in the room. The music stopped and then I heard the creepy sound in my ears again. I ran downstairs and told my dad and siblings what happened. They didn’t believe me, but my sister did because she had also encountered the ghost thingy. She was studying in our room, when the curtain beside her moved back and forth. It’s impossible that it was wind because we never open the windows.


At 5 am, I went down to get the charger of my phone when I felt something very different and felt like I needed to run as fast I could and go back to our room. So I ran fast and got my charger and went back to our room. It felt like I wasn’t safe, so I ran.

At 8 am, my aunt said she saw a white lady in the kitchen. Her husband said, maybe that was me. Our other family members agreed, and I said that was impossible because I was wearing a red t-shirt.


Everyone was asleep. At 12 am, I woke up and saw a smoke-shaped face of an old man with eyeglasses beside me. I didn’t freak out, but I grabbed my pillow and waved the pillow around until the smoke disappeared and went back to sleep.


When we got our visa going to Canada, I realized that they knew we we’re gonna leave soon and that’s the reason why everything just happened.



When my parents went to transfer to another apartment, they told us to all go with them and look at the apartment. They wanted our final opinion if we liked it.

We were 5 and 1 owner, so the 6 of us went to the apartment. Then, unexpectedly, I saw this brown big and tall man with us inside the apartment. I didn’t see his face, but he was brown. I thought there was someone with the 6 of us than he disappeared so fast. So I ignored it because maybe it was only my imagination.


We were in our new home. And at 6 pm I was alone in the house when I heard that there was someone in the kitchen making sounds like getting a plate. I ignored it, but after probably 30 seconds, the holder of the shampoos and soap inside the washroom dropped very loudly. I was very scared, and locked the door of my bedroom. Everyone else arrived at 9 pm.


It was my best friend’s birthday, it was Fall season at 7 pm. When I was outside the building of their apartment, something warm touched my left leg. The back of my neck felt hot or warm a different warm. And a small part of my left leg felt the same way, it felt like there was an iron on my leg.

When I got into my best friend’s apartment, I still felt the warmth on the back of my neck so I went to the terrace. I thought I saw something outside so I was kind of scared and went back inside. I felt better than before. After her birthday, I went home and felt the same way.

After a few days, she said there is something in their house, and she never felt it before. She also said that she can feel the spirit.

A month after that, I visited her, and a day after that, she said she can’t feel the same way anymore. So I’m glad. But I realized that the spirit was left by me.


In our apartment here in Canada, I was sleeping with my sister and mom in the same room because my brother and my dad were at work.

My mom and sister were asleep, while me, I was wide awake. My mom was sleeping near the window and it was wide open. Suddenly, she was screaming and sounded like she couldn’t breath. She was screaming very loud, so I woke her up. She said, someone was holding her neck very tight and was planning to kill her. So I closed the window and curtains, and I slept beside her because I was afraid to lose my mom.

Every night when my dad is not home because of his overnight shift, I am always sleeping with my mom because I don’t want that to happen again.


I was sleeping and woke up in the middle of the night, and I saw this black lady who was holding tight my jaw and cheeks and sucking my breath away. She looked kind of mad. I could see her eyes and everything. Her hair was short and black. Her dress was long black sleeve and her skin tone showed that she was dead. I was alone in the room of my parents and couldn’t move my body, even my fingers and toes. Just a suck of my last breath of her, I will be dead, but she didn’t suck it. So I pushed my hips and waist up and woke up in my nightmare. When I woke up, I was hugging my mom and it was 4 am.

I was so scared that time and prayed, then went back to sleep.


I saw this white lady standing on the corner and looking down, then unexpectedly a horrifying lady appeared in front of me. She was very scary. I’ve never seen anything like her before. She looked angry. She was looking at me. She had a dirty black and gray hair, like she was from the mud or ashes. Her face was very scary. The veins of her face was showing, her skin tone was rotten, gray, and veins were showing. Her eyes were dark green and the centre was yellow. Her mouth was like an angry dog that wants to bite, like a vampire too. Her gums were so black and her teeth was full of dirt. I was lucky because it was only a dream but one of the horrifying dream and I think, there’s a meaning of that dream but I don’t want to see that horrible and scariest lady again. I might die because of heart attack if I see her again.”

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