My Story: Hi there!
I wouldn’t normally do this, but I’ve recently been feeling extremely uncomfortable in my own home which I’ve just moved into, I have had these feelings in the past as well.
The first paranormal thing I experienced was when I lived in an old police house in a small town between 2003 and 2011. A police officer in the late 1800’s died in one of the rooms and my sisters and I would smell cigar smoke, hear floorboards creak down the hallway and footsteps at night when everyone was in bed. At times, I also saw flashes of what I presumed to be that police officer. This all predominantly occurred during the winter months, around the time he died. He never harmed us, attempted to harm us or scare us in any way! Even when I was home alone and saw or heard him, there was no fear in it.
I thought nothing of these events as I thought it was a “cool story” to tell my friends. However, when I moved to Sydney in late 2011, I was living in a room on a military base, for the first few months everything was fine, then I started getting bad feelings in that room as if someone was watching me, walking down the hallway to the shower area I felt as though I was being followed and kept looking behind myself. I couldn’t be in the room by myself because I was scared of whatever I felt was watching me. Earlier this year, I was asleep in this same room, and felt someone tapping my shoulder gently in an attempt to wake me, I rolled away from it, half asleep. And that was when I heard my name whispered in my ear and my hair was tugged lightly in another attempt to wake me. When I eventually tried to wake up, the room was pitch black (regardless of the blind being open and the city lights that usually lit up the room were gone) and I couldn’t move for a brief few seconds as if I was pinned down to my bed. It took a few hours after that to fall asleep again.. When I woke up the next morning, I found scratches on my stomach, more than a few that were enough to leave a bump but not enough to draw blood. I woke up with scratches a few more times after that but I’d never experienced that middle of the night wake up again.
A few months ago I moved into a new house in Canberra, it was fine for a few weeks, until I started feeling like someone was watching me, a few times I’ve heard something upstairs that taps and sometimes turns into footsteps. I also see dark shadows. I live by myself and to be honest it’s scaring the heck out of me. I’ve also woken up with scratches, but on my back this time. I only notice them when my back stings in the shower.
Is it possible something is following me? Or am I just imagining things and its all in my head? I believe in spirits and hauntings and such, is my belief that they exist getting in the way of logical thinking..