I have had many experiences, however the one to stand out the most happened when I was 10 years old.
Before I continue writing, it is important to describe how close to one another we lived. There was literally one rather small house in between our
two homes and therefore there were only 15-20 metres (16-21 yards) in distance.
It was a winter night around 9 pm and my friend and I were playing Diablo 2, playing PS, eating pizza and drinking coke. His mom and dad had gone away
for the evening and had therefore left us home alone with only his dog to accompany us. The dog was a very friendly dog and never barked
unnecessarily, I knew this dog from the age of 6 and it never hurt anyone or anything.
We're just sitting there having fun and laughing, while eating and then suddenly we stop everything we're doing and start hearing the dog barking. We
go out to check if she needs to go for a walk, if she is hungry or thirsty, but when enter the kitchen the dog is barking at the large panorama window
/ door to the garden. So we dismiss it, tell the dog to lay down in her basket and then go back to his room down the hall.
Once again the dog starts barking and this time more intensively, we get a little spooked (considering my friend and I are 10-11 years old at the
time) and we call my dad over to come and check if there is anyone in the backyard. My dad came over and made sure there were no forced entries upon
the house or that nobody was in the backyard. His conclusion was that it was nothing but a mere rat, that had startled the dog and caused a reaction.
We were both satisfied with this explanation and started to focus on whatever we were doing.
This is when it gets creepy and where my belief in the paranormal became a fact.
We hear the dog barking again for a couple of seconds and we both agree on that the "rat" is back and that she will stop barking in a few seconds.
All of a sudden the shutters started flying up and down, shaking and their heavy sliding doors (which must have weighed somewhere around 100kg / 220
pounds) began to be ripped back and forth. The dog was still barking as intensively, this is the moment I remember, where I felt dread and fear. I was
so upset I got behind the couch and was yelling for it to stop, my friend was shocked but also deeply upset. We both began to cry and then all of a
sudden it stopped. I took the knife we used to cut the pizza with and he took a softgun his uncle had left the day before and we went out to the
kitchen, and then out the main door. ( I know, 2 10 year old kids could do a lot of damage if we actually encountered a thief...)
I was raised with the habit of locking the front door whenever I entered, so I always reminded my friend to do the same. We had both the front and the
backdoor locked, no windows were open and my friend still to this day do not wish to talk about that occurrence.
It scared the living .... out of me.
I have since then had many paranormal experiences, but this one stands out the most.
edit on 2-7-2011 by grapeian because: Added an extra line