I recently went to Bozeman, Montana to visit my brother and his fiance, in a house that they are renting until their new house is completed. Before going to bed the first night I was there, they warned me (jokingly, I thought) that I should be aware of the ghost in the house. I've always been a bit skeptical when it comes to the supernatural, at least in regards to them being able to have actual contact with us.
Kind of spooked, I went to bed, first with the light on. After waking up around 3am, I decided it was silly to keep the light on, and decided to shut it off. Laying in the dark, I couldn't fall asleep. Tossing around, I ended up on my back staring at the ceiling. Within moments, I heard a low tone, as if someone had turned on an electrical switch on a radio or something. My body was overwhelmed with vibrations from head to toe, which continued to go up and down my body during the experience to follow.
At first, along with the tone, I heard the incoherent mumbling of a man's voice. I tried to say "OK," as if to assure the ghost I wanted to hear what they had to say. Nothing came out except air and my own incoherent voice. I kept trying to say "OK," then decided to ask, "What are you doing here?" Again, I struggled to make any sense, all that came out were my gasps and grunts.
What followed still gives me chills. After I tried to speak, I saw the appearance of a man at the side of my bed, close to my feet. He was wearing a button down shirt tucked into pants, and his hands were in his pant pockets. I could also see his face, he looked like a man in his sixties, with little or no hair. He then said, "Well, I was just up here, so..." and that was it. Note that I was in the upstairs bedroom at the time, and the only one upstairs that night. When he spoke, his lips were illuminated slightly more than the rest of his body.
After he spoke, he was gone and the vibrations and tone stopped. I have since read a bit about sleep paralysis, which has made me question whether or not I was actually awake when the encounter happened. Before reading all of those articles, I had no doubt in my mind that I was awake and fully aware of my body at the time, how I was trying to speak, and how clear the image of this man was. The experience was so physically overwhelming that I can't believe that it has some scientific, non-supernatural explanation.
After speaking to my brother and his fiance about the situation, they related their similar experiences. About a week earlier, she had heard a man's voice saying, "Uh, this is Bill?" as well as experiencing the same vibrating/frozen physical feelings. Their bed had and continued to vibrate at all times of the day before, during, and after my stay with them. My brother's fiance had also heard a woman's voice one night, who said, "Look at her lips," referring to my future sister-in-law's trembling mouth while she was again incapacitated and trying to speak.
Needless to say my trip, which was supposed to be centered around snowboarding, good eating, and visiting with family, ended up centered around Bill and his companion(s) in the house. I'm definitely not a skeptic anymore.