My Story: It was the year 2000 and I was about 5 years old, when I was living in that house as a child I suffered from violent and severe night terrors. Nightmares for a child isn’t unusual but the nature of my nightmares really didn’t seem natural for a 5 year old, I would jump from the top of my bunk bed, I would slap and punch myself, I would run into walls – all of this to wake myself up because the nightmares were so ferocious. I would shout at my mum and tell her “You’re not my mummy!”, “Where’s my mummy?!” Etc. For such a young age, it was weird and scary that during these dreams I was semi conscious, and was able to do such violent things and shout at my mum like I didn’t know who she was.
My paranormal experience happened on one of the rare nights where I didn’t have a nightmare. I usually slept with my bedroom light dimmed so it was more like a night light. But on this occasion I woke up probably just after midnight and my bedroom light was as bright as it could be, I woke up wide awake feeling a little cold and leaned over the side of my bunk bed – just to rest my chin on the wood and see if the sun was up out my window. I didn’t think anything was especially weird or abnormal.
But as I looked around my room something caught my eye. On the left hand side of my room I had one of those very large early 1990’s televisions on top of my dresser, it was switched off, but you could see the reflection of my bedroom in the screen. In that reflection, there was the silhouette of a tall, thin woman, swaying her hips with her arms raised next to her head. From the shadow I could see that she was wearing a long dress, the skirt fanned out at the bottom. And I can remember switching my view from the the floor of my bedroom where the TV suggested she was dancing, and the reflection of her shadow. And I did this over and over becoming more and more confused and frightened. Quickly I ran from the room, and went to my parents bed and spent the night there.
I never saw this apparition again but I told my mum and dad, I told my aunt, my cousin, my friends and no one really believed me. It is reasonable to assume that it was my imagination since I was a young child. But I have to think, what 5 year old girl imagines a woman dancing so provocatively? At that age I had never seen or heard anything that involved dancing like that. And I didn’t even know about spirits or hauntings so why would I fabricate it? To this day I still believe what I saw, and I remember it so vividly. Has anyone else seen this woman?