You could have been visited by a shadowman, standing at the foot of your bed. Cool dog, wanting to confront it.
You have a younger brother? Poltergeist activity is said to be related to teeenagers, although it seems to be more attributed to female teens.
Doors opening and closing, things falling off shelves are sometimes attributed to poltergeist.
I'm no expert, I'm not sure anyone is truly an expert of that which there is no definitive explanation.
Do you have a digital camera? If you do, take some photos in your bedroom at night, with the lights off and use a flash. Especially when you feel some
sort of presence in the room. You might get some interesting results.
Our house is quite old, too. It began as a log toll house and was expanded upon over the many years. We have activity in our house as well. Shadow
creatures of some sort, unusual noises. The most interesting noise occured when we first moved here. My daughter moved into the upstairs room. One
large room with wall to wall carpeting. I was awakened by the sound of furniture being moved about upstairs. However, that would have not been
possible, the type of sound, considering the thick carpet and pad. I went upstairs to see what was happening. Nothing. My daughter was asleep and the
furniture was in its usual place. Weird, for sure.
There is an increase, for the last week or so of strange things, though. My wife and I both see adult sized forms moving about the house. They are
quick, though and disappear quickly. But what is unusual is we are not catching glimpses of them within our peripheral view. We are seeing them from
right in front of us. And they aren't the usual black shadowy forms we usually see. There is some hints of color and they are a bit transparent. To
me these seem to be ghosts. Whatever they truly are, though, I have no idea.
It's all very interesting, though.
Maybe there is a paranormal investigation team near you? Google if you want. Most groups will do an investigation for free.
I belong to a fledglin group called Kentucky Paranormal Research and Investigation. We are mostly inexperienced in investigating, however, the founder
is quite experienced.
My house will be an upcoming investigation project. I want the group to investigate because I don't want my past experiences to cloud my actions.
Our founder did a walk through of my house when we first met. He "felt" things in precisely the same places my wife and I experience things over the
last 7 years. We did not reveal to him our experiences or where these things occured. Now that he did the walk through, in daylight, he can better
understand what sort of things could interfere with an investigation and give false results of actual paranormal activity.
I have often considered that many paranormal events are likely some sort of "memories" that remain in an area. But, still, there are things that
happen that seem to be a conscious reaction by whatever these things are.
Hey, investigate. It can be fun and might very well provide ATS with some interesting results to consider and analyze.