posted on May, 14 2011 @ 12:33 PM
A little bit of my background before I go into my personal paranormal experiences. I am a 30 year old male from Shawnee, KS. I am married to my middle
school sweetheart (15 years) and I have two children; a 14 year old daughter, and a 9 year old son. I do not know where my experiences with the
paranormal begin, all I know is that they have been around as far back as I can remember.
My wife and I consider ourselves "local nomads", being because we enjoy to moving about every 3-4 years for a change of scenery, even though we stay
in the same general locations. Now, as far back as I can remember we have had strange, reoccurring themes at almost every place we have ever lived.
1. Dragonflies- Every spring, in every house we have ever lived in, there are a few days in which dragonflies totally take over our yard, never the
back yard, only the front. If I were to estimate a number, it is always surely over 300 swarming around my yard at a time. The strangest thing about
it is my neighbors, which are only feet away have never had this problem, in fact the dragonflies seem to know the property boundaries and avoid them
at all cost. Neighbors even mention to us that they had never seen anything like it, even before we had moved in. The reason I am bringing this up is
because we have recently moved into a new home (April) and just yesterday I was out front, sitting on my porch smoking a cigarette, and noticed
hundreds of baby dragonflies coming up out of our grass. It was a very windy day, so after about 10 minutes they were gone. The strangest thing about
all of this is that I know dragonflies thrive around water. Every home we have lived in, we were never within a few hundred yards of a creek, river,
2. Electrical Anomalies- This one is plain and simple, we go through light bulbs like it's going out of style. Again, every house we have ever lived
in we have had to stock up on light bulbs. On average, I would say we have to change a light bulb once a week. It doesn't matter how old the light
bulb was, or even what kind of bulb it was for that matter. For example, after the first two weeks of moving into our new house, two fluorescent
cabinet lights blew, two standard ceiling light bulbs, and one compact fluorescent. We have had electricians come out, fearing that there were shorts
in the lines somewhere, no problems were ever found.
3. Bumps in the Night- Most people have heard them, strange noises at night that are unexplainable. I only really have one story, and to this day
still sends chills down my spine. One night, about 2 hours after putting the children to bed, my wife and I lay down to do the same. After a little
bit of cuddling we start to doze off. I am at that point to where you are half way asleep and half way awake when I hear what can only be explained as
a series of loud beeps right next to my bed. Startled, I wake up thinking that it was just a pre-sleep dream and get ready to lay back down, until my
wife ask "did you hear that"? This kinda shocked me, and I told her yes I had heard it. I get up, turn on the light and start searching around our
room, hoping to find one of my sons many cheap electronic games, I found nothing. There was absolutely nothing in our room that could have reproduced
that sound as loud as it was. After my wife and I talked about it, we both came to the conclusion that the sound was coming from waist level around
one of our two windows. After about an hour or so we finally go back to bed. Again, I am in that stage of half awake, half asleep it happens again.
Same sound, same place, same volume. My wife and I immediately shot up. We eventually went and slept on the couch. However; it never happened again in
the remaining 2 years we lived there.
Those are my accounts into what I believe to be paranormal. I'm really interested if anyone knows anything about the dragonflies and the bulbs always
burning out. Does anyone else experience this? Have they researched anything? Would love everyone's input.
Thanks for reading!