I have just recently signed up on this site. I have had experiences my entire life and don't feel as weird after reading the submissions from other people. I have always fought and denied seeing or feeling anything out of the ordinary. My mother passed away when I was 11 but really left a mark on me. She was very religious and influenced by her older brother. He was evil. He dabbled in witchcraft and abused his children. He convinced my mother that he was "born again" and that he had the ability to cast out demons.
Unfortunately, she bought his stories and assisted him on his adventures. She usually brought me along. I will not go into detail here other than to say that I grew up with extreme fear of spirits and demons, etc. I have always seen figures at night. I cover my head and pray and they go away. I hear people calling my name, see shadows, etc. I have always been sensitive but I fight it.
On two separate occasions mediums have told me I have spirits around me and that I could be a medium if I opened up to it. This is SO against my religious upbringing that I got upset and told them in no uncertain terms to leave me alone. I did not seek them out. One was at an amusement park, the other was at a fair and the lady ran out of her booth to follow me. I will not play with Ouija boards, Tarot cards, etc. Recently, I decided that since I haven't been hurt by these spirits, then I am really over-reacting. I started researching and reading and that is how I came upon this site.
A few weeks ago my older daughter (20 years old) stayed at my house and in the middle of the night started yelling at me to stop tickling her feet. I just thought she was talking in her sleep. Then a few nights later, I woke up feeling somthing on my feet. It felt like moth's wings. I jumped up and turned on the light but couldn't find anything. A few nights after that, I woke to the same feeling, but on my face. I have also seen a shadow in one corner ceiling of my room. It may sound crazy, but this hasn't scared me. It is more irritating than anything as I value my sleep.
Also, over the past few nights I have had a terrible time going to sleep and just feel frustrated/irritated and uncomfortable. It's just a negative feeling, not scary but just like someone is trying to keep me awake. Have I brought this on myself? Any suggestions would be appreciated!