reply to post by matthewgraybeal
Ok, here we go...
I've had many many strange things happen to me over the years. I think that's why I'm so interested in the paranormal and such now. I'm not
going to write everything, but I'll start off with the most memorable.
A couple days after I turned 14, I was awoken by a terrible thunderstorm at around 5 a.m. The wind was horrible and the thunder was rattling the
windows in my house. Sounds like a classic ghost story, but it's true, lol. I had those thick, ugly, black-out drapes over my window, so I
couldn't even see the lightning. My door was shut, so my room was pitch black dark. The first thing I noticed was the sound of really heavy
breathing. I turned over and there was a girl sitting in front of my closet door. She was on her knees, with her back to me... just sitting there.
She had long black hair, was wearing a white t-shirt and cut off jean shorts, as was the style at the time, and a white baseball cap, turned sideways.
At first, I thought it was one of my sisters and started to ask why she was in my room in the middle of the night, then I realized that it couldn't
be the oldest of my sisters because her hair wasn't dark like the girl in my room. My other sister's hair was that dark, but it wasn't that long,
and I remembered that she had spent the night with a friend. So, then I thought, "well, maybe it's my mom," but I knew her hair wasn't that long.
The girl started raising her right arm, and moving it like someone would if they were writing with their finger on dust or on fog on a window. When I
realized that it was something that SHOULDN'T be there, I FREAKED. I turned over and covered up my head and prayed. I was terrified. As soon as I
prayed, I heard something that sounded like the inside of my closet was being torn absolutely apart. The heavy breathing stopped, I turned over and
the girl was gone, but I shot out of my room, faster than I've ever moved in my life. My sister was sleeping on the couch in the living room and I
woke her up and told her that I had just seen something in my room, and then I went and got my mom. She said I was as white as a sheet. That was
probably the most scared I had ever been in my entire life, up until that point. Maybe ever. I hadn't believed in ghosts before that, but that
changed in an instant!
Later on, I got to thinking about it and realized, that there was no light in my room at all. I couldn't even see the lightning from the storm, so I
shouldn't have been able to see the girl, yet she was right there, plain as day. She wasn't transparent and ghosty looking. She just looked like a
person. I did go back later and check to see if anything had been written on my closet door, lol! Nothing was there. I wouldn't sleep in my room
for 3 months and when I finally did start sleeping in there again, it was probably 6 more months before I would sleep with the light off. I never
slept with the door shut again.
The strange thing is, we were the first to live in that house, so obviously, we would have known if someone had died there, and they hadn't. The
land the house is on has been in the family for nearly a hundred a years, and nobody fitting that description has ever died on it. Who knows what
happened before then, but this girl was dressed modern. I know that Native Americans used to be here because we find their arrow heads. The girl did
have long black hair, but the modern clothing makes no sense. I couldn't explain it then and still can't.
Many other things have happened to me since then, and now, I would LOVE to have that experience, but it definitely terrified me at the time. Now I'm
a ghost hunter and probably wouldn't be if stuff like that had never happened to me.