My Paranormal Experience
I had always been told my my folks there were no such things as ghosts, goblins, boogie monsters, etc. So I really never had any reason to worry, right? Let me get to the point of my story.
It was back in the early 1980's and I was probably between 18 and 20 years of age. I had gotten home one evening from work and had retired to my bed to sleep. I had probably been asleep for maybe two hours when I awoke with a start, standing over me was what appeared to be a male figure with extremely malevolent eyes. I could feel his hands around my throat and immediately went into a panic and thrashed out in self-defense. This figure disappeared into a vapor. He appeared to have been wearing a cloak and formal hat from (maybe) the 1800's? Anyway, I just shrugged it off as a very bad dream. This happened not once or twice, but three times. The last time I yelled out, LEAVE ME ALONE. I had no further disturbances from this entity and I honestly still thought it was just a really bad dream.
The next morning, I went down for breakfast and my older sister was in from collage and was seated in the kitchen with my mom. My mom looks at me and said I looked as if I'd seen a ghost. I recounted my bad dream from the night before and then the silence set in. My mom and sister are looking at each other and my sister then said "I didn't tell her anything". Turns out my sister had exactly the same encounter in the same room before she moved into her apartment.
This really wasn't the first strange thing that happened in this house, it was part of a series of strange activity. The house itself was only ten years old and we were the second owners of the house and the activity only seemed to pick up after my folks began to have an in-ground swimming pool installed. I just can't help but to wonder if that may have been the catalyst for this activity.
One night we were all asleep (probably around 03:00) in the morning. Everyone heard what sounded like a huge crash with sound of shattering glass. Dad ran down the stairs thinking someone had been trying to break in. Mom thought her china cabinet had fallen off the wall. We never did find the cause of the sound.
Another time, my brother (then around ten years old) came home from school and he would always let the dog out when he got home. This day, however, would prove to be a little different. You see, the night before we had one of those typical NJ snow storms and had probably 6-12 inches of freshly fallen snow. When he came in, he heard a crash from the basement. At this point, he wants to investigate so he snatches up the dog and tries to get her to go to the basement with him, she refused to go. She was terrified, he reluctantly went down alone. He had found one of the basement windows had mysteriously fallen to the floor and shattered. The hinges and window locks were still in place and had not been tampered with. The window should not have been able to fall out.
He then ran across the street to a neighbor's house to get an adult to come over and check things out, there had been a number of residential burglaries around this time. They had all gone to the side of the house where the window was and found that the dome covering which had bee placed there to keep the snow from coming in was still in place and had not been tampered with and there were no signs of anyone disturbing the fresh snow. The only footprints there were their own.
There was a lot of strange unexplained activity in this house. These were just a couple of stranger things that happened there.
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