On National Paranormal Day (May 3rd), we're encouraged to share our best ghost stories with others. There is a curious trail of stories and pictures gathered at #nationalparanormalday!

Scroll all the way down for our top 5 local ghost stories.

I have to say I scared myself silly when I was a kid watching The Omen and The Exorcist. In more recent years, I've been a fan of Ghost Whisperer and Touched By An Angel.

I've often wondered, if I was faced with a visit from the unexplained, would I have the presence of mind to ask if they were distressed and needed help going into the light? But I realize my first instinct would probably be to run away fast, and then maybe work up my courage to go back bravely to see if 'it' was still there.

As scary as 'it' is, it certainly can capture your attention. Hollywood has had fun playing on our fears, and as a general rule I steer clear of it, just because! But when it comes to the unexplained mysteries right here in Lubbock, it's hard not to be a little curious.

There are lots of movies, stories and, for some folks, experiences that qualify as paranormal. There are many right here in Lubbock. I've rounded up our top 5, which you can check out below.