Originally posted by candyfloss
I was lying in bed when suddenly someone grabbed my the bottom of my legs really firmly.It was a very tactile sensation
How scary I'd have been terrified
As a teenager I've had bath taps and the showers suddenly turn on full blast whilst on the loo, while in the bathroom (upstairs)the latch on the door
lock started moving slightly to the point that it was wiggling up and down, I was only about 14, sat about 3 feet away facing it and so scared I was
in tears. There was no way that it could have been anybody else as 1) I was alone in the house and 2) the latch was only on the inside of the door.
I suffer from terrible insomnia as I had nightly "visits" as a child, I've blacked most of it from my mind but can still remember teaching myself
to breath silently and with as little movement as possible whilst under the covers. I could hear my parents (only people in the house barring my
younger sisters who were in bed too) talking downstairs and at the same time "something" else in my room, harsh breathing and a horrible,
indescribable feeling of evil and ill intent. I would hear it(whatever) outside my door and would dive under the covers. I remember hearing the door
open and footsteps and the cold. I can't remember ever catching a glimpse of whatever it was but for some reason I have an image in my head of a tall
black robed figure with no face. However that may just have been a product of my imagination.
I have heard of the "night hag" syndrome where people wake up in the night paralysed and a feeling of something on their chest, but all of this
happened *before* I fell asleep. My middle sister slept in the same room and never heard a thing and used to think I was making things up when I asked
her about it all.
This all started as far back as I can remember, and only stopped when I changed bedrooms with my youngest sister in my early teens. Funnily enough
years later as adults (she's 10 years younger than me) we got talking about weird stuff after a few drinks and she came out with how much she hated
the back bedroom and bathroom, and how similar thinks used to happen to her. My middle sister is very down to earth and thinks we are both nuts
The first house I bought with my exhusband was *really* creepy. It came along at the right price so we jumped at it. it was very old and in a small
village, we saw it for sale by chance one day whilst driving through and knocked on the door to ask for details. The owner invited us in to look
around, explaining away the sleeping bag on the sofa as her husband had worked a night shift and she couldn't sleep on her own.
I didn't think anything of it until the day we moved in, they had left a few days before, and from the moment of opening the door I felt, god I
can't think what to put it was just so creepy, like we were being watched and weren't wanted. My ex was oblivious to it, but it got worse and worse,
I was on my own for most of the time and although I never saw or heard anything there was just this incredible feeling of hatred, sometimes it made me
feel physically sick. It was much worse in the back of the house than the front which was lighter. I found out recently that the reason my middle
(sensible) sister refused to stay with me more than once was that she thought someone was in the bedroom watching her. And I hated having a bath as
your back was towards the windowless hallway where the feeling was 10x worse.
My son was born whilst we lived there and never slept through the night until the day we moved house when her was 2. At 11 months old he broke his cot
standing up in bed shaking the bars frantic to get out.
Just writing about this here is making me panicky that whatever that "presence" was will latch onto my thoughts and find me and until recently
everything has been quiet for me. I have since lived in two lovely "quiet" houses, and this is the third.