Dec 30, 2012

Quick Update

Lately I haven't had much to report other that the occasional sound of footsteps in the boys' bedroom at night when they are fast asleep, shadows moving in unoccupied rooms, and occasionally being touched on my leg while laying down for bed.

Things have been happening frequently, but they don't really seem big enough to blog about individually. I think I will start that though. :)

Nov 17, 2012

Past Experience #1

I can't remember exactly how old I was when this incident happened. 

I had my own bedroom and my siblings shared the bedroom next to mine. 

I had been in my bedroom watching TV. I was getting hungry, so I decided to go downstairs and grab myself some chips or something to snack on. As I stepped into the hallway, I noticed that the light was on in my sister's bedroom. I peeked into the room and saw her sitting on the floor playing with her toys. I smiled at her and asked her if she was having fun. She simply looked up at me and smiled. I then turned and went downstairs to grab the chips. As I was downstairs, I decided that I would peek into the living room to see what everyone else was doing. As I stepped into the living room, I suddenly stopped dead in my tracks. There, in the couch between my mother and father, sat my sister.

Now, there was no way she could have gotten past me without me seeing here. Also, when I asked my mother, she said my sister has been sitting there for quite a while watching a movie with them.

Nov 16, 2012

Older Experiences Coming Soon

Due to the fact that I haven't been having much activity that is really worth reading about lately, I will be creating a few posts on here with some of my experiences that happened before I started this blog.

Check back regularly, because I will be adding new ones as I get the free time!

Nov 15, 2012

Footsteps and Shadows

Lately, at night I have been hearing someone walking around in the boys' room. I always think they are awake and go up to check on them to find them sound asleep in their beds. The noises I hear are quite different than settling sounds a home makes each night. They continue on and off most of the night, vary in loudness and move throughout the room.It clearly sounds like someone upstairs moving around, but no one is ever there when I check. My boys also are only four and six and are TERRIBLE at faking like they are asleep, so it isn't like they are up playing and then jump into bed again and pretend they are asleep as soon as they hear mom coming up the steps. Plus, they have bunk beds and my four year old sleeps on the top bunk. He would be the most likely candidate to pull a stunt like that, but it takes him some time to climb up and down the ladder. I would hear/see him if he tried to hurry and get back into bed.

I also have been seeing dark shadows moving around the apartment. The most recent occurrence was yesterday. I was sitting here on the computer reading through some threads on another site when it looked like someone walked past the window nearest the TV. I turned, but no one was there.

Nov 5, 2012

Recent Happenings


  • Halloween night, I was laying on the couch trying to get some sleep. I had heard something that woke me, so I rolled over to get comfortable again. As soon as I had settled back down, I felt a hand tap my shoulder. It was a strong tap and I felt more than one finger, so it was like someone trying to get my attention. I thought it was my daughter and quickly rolled over only to find the room empty.
  • Our back door keeps opening itself. We have had issues with it latching properly for a while now, so when you would push on it with a decent amount of force it would swing wide open. You would have to apply quite a bit of force behind it to get it to open, which is why it would always swing wide open. However, it isn't doing this now. It will pop open just a bit...almost like someone attempted to close it but didn't close it fully so it just sort of catches but doesn't fully close. I didn't think much of it until today. I had let my male dog outside. My female dog was in her crate and everyone who was home was in the living room with me. Now my male dog is a chihuahua mix and is much too small to get the door open on his own. However, went to pour myself a cup of coffee and found him inside....and the door closed. I didn't let him in. No one else did either.
  • Also, last night I was kept awake most of the night by odd sounds. It was almost as if someone were roaming around the apartment mumbling to themselves and moving random things. No one was awake and I never found anything when I would get up to look, but the noises continued most of the night.

Oct 29, 2012

Ramping Up to Halloween


  • A few days ago, everyone in the house was asleep other than myself. I was about to head to bed, when I remembered that I needed to switch over the laundry so that my son would have a clean uniform to wear to school the following day. Once done, I decided to quickly start a load of dishes in the dishwasher as well. As I walked into the kitchen from the bathroom, I happened to glance into the living room and saw a woman wearing white sitting at the end of my chaise. She was kind of hunched over as if she were looking down at my sleeping son, who was in a play yard at the end of the chaise.
  • Later that same night, I was laying on the couch reading a book. All of a sudden, I saw a face peek around the doorway from the kitchen as if it were looking for me.
  • On another occasion, I was laying in bed trying to fall asleep. I had just rolled over onto my stomach. All of a sudden, I felt something jump up onto the bed and land on my feet. I thought it was my dog (a chihuahua mix), so I rolled over expecting to see him on the bed and found nothing. The door was closed and had not opened. As I was about to get up and see what happened, I heard a clear sound of someone quickly running through the hallway outside my door. Everyone in the house was asleep.

Sep 14, 2012

Updates

So what has happened around here recently? Here is a quick little rundown.


  • I woke up the other night to the sound of my middle son screaming. He does this often in the middle of the night (bad dreams), so I laid in bed waiting to see if he would continue or if it was just a scream he had done in his sleep. Once I realized he was asleep still, I rolled over to go back to sleep. Suddenly I felt someone tap on my butt. I rolled over thinking it was my husband trying to wake me up and found no one in the room and my door still closed.
  • My daughter and I have both been smelling smoke. It isn't coming from outside. The smells seems to stay mainly upstairs and has no apparent source. It is a burning smell, not like that of a cigarette or cigar.
  • Last night I was laying on the couch watching TV. Right behind the TV is a window. The shades were down and I had all the lights off. No lights were on outside that reached this window. The only light that was on these shades was what was coming from the TV itself. As I was watching TV, I suddenly saw movement on the shades and looked up just in time to see the silhouette of a person pass from right to left. Now here is what makes this odd. The silhouette was the size of an adult. It was not distorted at all. Now my window is set next to a chimney for my fireplace. The fireplace is to the immediate right of the window. In order for it to have been someone outside, they would have had to been right up next to the window, which means they would have to had walked OUT of chimney itself and passed across the window. It actually looked to me like it was INSIDE the room. Perhaps another shadow person?

Aug 24, 2012

Quick Updates

I was unable to connect to the internet all week, so I wasn't able to post these as they happened.



August 20th -

  • I kept seeing flashes of light around the front door. They were almost as if someone were standing in another room flashing a flashlight towards the door. No one was awake but myself. The only way light could shine in this area from outside is through the back door, but the shades were drawn and no light was coming in each time I saw these flashes.
  • I heard the sound of a car growling in the same area of the flashes. It was much to loud to be coming from outside. I even checked outside and saw nothing. 
  • I also heard a loud thump, as if something fell onto the wood floor near the front door (in the same area as the previous two). I had a clear view of the area when I heard it and not only did nothing fall, but nothing was there.
August 21st -
  • I was laying on the couch reading, when I heard the distinct sound of someone walking around and banging things around upstairs. My boys' room is immediately above where I was laying and they have a habit of playing late at night, so I went up to tell them to be quiet and found them both fast asleep. No one else in the house was awake and the sound continued most of the night.

Aug 15, 2012

Activity

The activity around here seems to have really picked up over the last few days.

Last night, I was sitting at my computer reading over posts on a website I frequent.

My computer desk is in one corner of my living room, so that when sitting at the computer, my back is to the kitchen.

I had the kitchen light on and the light was illuminating my desk and the wall above it.

As I was reading over things on the computer, a shadow appeared on the wall in front of me and move quickly away, as if someone had stepped into the doorway to the kitchen and blocked out the light and then quickly moved away.

I honestly thought it was my daughter coming down for a late-night snack and turned around to greet her, only to find nothing. Everyone was in bed, sound asleep.

About an hour later, I was laying on the couch reading a book when I heard the distinct sound of a soda can opening. I again thought it was my daughter, but quickly found that she was sound asleep in her room.

Then today, my boys were in the living room watching Blue Clues. I was watching them dance around to the song on the show when I suddenly heard a child's voice murmur something. I couldn't make out what it said, but it wasn't any of my boys as I was looking right at them and none of them spoke. The TV was playing a song at the time, so it wasn't the TV. The voice was really out of place and sounded female. No one was outside. My daughter wasn't home. It was odd.

Aug 9, 2012

Let Me In

Just a few moments ago, my male dog (George) wanted outside.

I walked to the back door to let him outside.

Now, I also have a female dog (Calypso) that is much larger than my male who has to be crated at night due to using the floor as a bathroom when she isn't supervised. We keep her crate in the back room, right near the back door.

As I went to let George outside, Calypso pawed at the crate door, letting me know that she too wanted outside. Now when she is outside, I have to lock the back door because she has figured out how to jump up and paw the door knob until the door opens.

So I let both of the dogs outside and locked the door. I checked to make sure it was locked and also pulled on the door to make sure it latched closed properly as sometimes it doesn't catch. The door was securely closed and locked.

I then went to my desk to finish watching a show that I had pulled up on the computer. All of a sudden I heard a playful growl. It was too loud to have been outside, so I got up to look and found the back door wide open and the dogs wrestling in the back room.


Aug 7, 2012

All is Quiet

All has been really quiet here lately. There really hasn't been much in the way of activity.

Yesterday, my daughter reported that she saw something white walk across the yard through the window, but when she got up to see who or what it was, there was nothing there.

I have been hearing odd knocking or popping noises in the living room at night. I have no idea what they are or where they are coming from. They are loud though and will happen a few times and then stop. It doesn't sound like the typical settling of the building either, but who knows.

Also, last night I was laying on the couch trying to sleep when I heard what almost sounded like a radio tuned to a bad station. It was muffled and quiet, but it sounded like people talking off in some distant room, with some static mixed in. We don't have any working radios anywhere in the house other than my daughter's room and she didn't have her's on. 

Jun 21, 2012

Black Blobs

Last night I was lying in bed reading a book. I was lying on my back, propped up a little by pillows and holding the book up to about eye level. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something black moving. I quickly turned my head to look and found nothing. I resumed my reading. A few moments later, I saw another black object move towards the edge of my book (it was as if something passed along the edge of my bed and only a small part of it was visible as how I was holding my book blocked it). I put my book down and again saw nothing. I again resumed my reading. Several minutes passed before I saw something dark move along the left side of my bed. I thought it was my dog, but when he failed to jump up on the bed as he always does, I looked to see where it may have gone. I found nothing.

Mar 9, 2012

Quick Update

The night before last, I was laying on bed trying to get some sleep. I had had three teeth pulled that morning, so I was a little sore and rather exhausted.

Now I have included a photo of what my bedroom looks from the viewpoint of sitting on my bed so that you all can better understand what I saw.


Ok, so I was laying in bed trying to get some rest when I heard the sound of paper rustling. There is a drawing that my daughter did hanging on the wall that sometimes blows around when my fan is on (which it was when this happened), so I looked up to see if that was what I was hearing or if it was something else. Then, I noticed something black to the right of my TV. As you can see in the photo, there is a little nook to the right of the TV with a sink and mirror. To the left of the sink is my closet. To the right is a toilet and shower area. Well I saw a black shape immediately to the right of my TV, as if something were leaning out of the closet looking into the room. It was sold black and about the size and shape of someone's head. I noticed it and immediately focused on it trying to see if it was something on the sink counter. Then, it moved! While staring right at it, it moved back as if it was retreating back into the closet. I immediately got up and looked and found nothing at all out of the ordinary.

Then yesterday, my daughter was in her room laying down (she is sick). She suddenly came into my room telling me that she heard a man say, "Go Lexie" in a whispered voice. 


(I should add that in the photo you can see a small black object to the immediate right of the TV. That is a bottle of hair product. That is actually what I thought the black object was when I saw it, until it moved.)

Mar 6, 2012

Mom?

I haven't been feeling too well the last few days and with sick kids, I have been drained. Today I decided to take a quick nap in the bedroom while my husband and the kids hung out downstairs. I don't remember what had woke me, but I was laying in bed awake with my eyes closed. As clear as day, from within the room I was in, I heard someone say, "mom". I looked up expecting to see my daughter standing in the doorway. No one. The door was still closed. I sleep with a fan on to drown out background noise so in order for me to hear a voice that clearly with my door closed, it would have to have been coming from within the room with me or from right outside the door. I immediately got up and opened the door to find that I was alone upstairs. Upon going downstairs, my husband confirmed that no one had been up there and that no one had called for me.

Mar 5, 2012

Who let the dog out?

I have a female dog that has to be crated every night otherwise she pees on the carpets and gets into things. I let her outside about 45 minutes ago, and then placed her into her crate for the night. I just went to make sure the back door was locked and to close the curtains that cover the back door. My dog was relaxing in her crate and it was locked. I then pulled some stuff out of the dryer and brought it into the living room to fold. It was just a blanket and some towels, so it took me maybe 5 minutes to fold. I then went to take some towels into the kitchen and found my dog standing in the middle of the dining room. 
Her crate has two latches to lock it. She can't open it. Even if she could, it would make a lot of noise because it is metal. Even if I go out there and unlock it, it makes quite a bit of noise. I heard nothing at all.

Mar 3, 2012

Slow

There really hasn't been much to report lately.

Last night, while I was laying down on the couch and reading a book, I repeatedly saw movement near my desk. It seemed like a small black blur, but I saw it several times. It almost looked like something was on my desk or chair. It was much too large to be a bug of any kind.

Jan 26, 2012

Update

I haven't updated in a while because things around here have been pretty quiet. I do have a few new things to report though.

We recently adopted a new dog. He is an older mixed breed and has taken to our family wonderfully. He isn't much of a barker at all, which we love. The only times he really barks are when someone he doesn't know comes into the yard or house or if we all leave the room to where he can't see us. Well, last night he started going crazy, barking at the front window. I had the shades pulled wide open and was facing the window and never saw anyone pass it. I even opened the front door and looked around and saw no one, however the dog continued to bark like crazy for about five minutes.

Also last night, Thaddeus (my 5 year old non-verbal autistic son) and Xay (my 3 year old son) were in their room playing. I heard a thump and then heard someone clearly say, "are you okay Xay". To this, Xay replied with, "yeah I am fine". Now the only person upstairs at all other than Xay was Thaddeus. He rarely talks and when he does, it isn't nearly as clear as what I heard. It was odd. It also wasn't Xay being silly and essentially talking to himself, because the voice was completely different. It was a child's voice...but more feminine than Xay can even fake, if that makes sense.