My nephew, 3 sons and I have lived in a very nice apartment for the last two years now. The building is only 4 years old, having been rebuilt after a fire destroyed the last house on this site. The neighbors told me that a man and his dog died in the fire, and also an elderly lady died of natural causes in the apartment downstairs before the fire. When we moved in, our cat would claw at a spot on the wall in my son's bedroom, and the dog would bark at it. That happened about four times, and then everything was quiet for over a year. Things have changed drastically within the last six months, however. We started to see orbs and small shadows at first. Now the shadows are huge and we see them everywhere. Nobody seems to like my bedroom, saying that the closet seems very ominous, like there are many things in there.
I have always been sensitive. I have seen an apparition, heard things, and had many premonitions. I've always been interested in anything paranormal. None of this scares me, only intrigues me. But now I am started to get worried.
At first when we saw the shadows everyone was worried. I told them not to be scared. I joked and said nothing was going to push me out of here since I pay the rent. But I think that whatever is here didn't like my comment. The boys tell me that they see a girl in the bathroom, a shadow man in the hallway, and that my closet is a portal. We see so many shadows on a daily basis that it is just a common occurrence that we basically ignore unless it becomes too active to do so.
My youngest son is 11 and started seeing the shadows and orbs about a month ago. It scares him. The other day I was getting ready to go to my internship site. I was putting clothes in the hamper in my bedroom and my son told me that he saw a big shadow fly past me into the closet. I explained it away, telling him that it was my shadow he seen since I was right next to the light. He insisted that it wasn't and that he saw it go into the corner next to the closet. I brushed it off and thought nothing more of it. But when I got to my internship site I was forced to face the facts about the shadow. The little kids at the site all said hi to me, but one little girl said hi to me twice. When I said hi back, she told me and the other teacher that she was saying hi to me and the black ghost that was with me!
Now, for the last three nights we have seen the big shadow moving all around in the hallway just as bold as day. My son and I were on the couch watching TV, and it just kept getting closer and bigger, moving back and forth between the hallway and the kitchen. I turned the TV off thinking that was causing the shadow, but it was still there! Also, I'm not sure if it's power of suggestion, sleep attacks, or the ghost, but I keep having dreams of this ghost picking me up and dropping me. My son told me that I was screaming in my sleep to leave me alone and crying for it to stop. When I wake up from these dreams I am able to move and talk, so I am not paralyzed, making me think it's not sleep paralysis. Last night I wore a cross to bed, and the ghost was still there, but it wasn't able to touch me.
The boys keep telling me that there is a girl in the bathroom and I didn't believe them until I could feel someone in the shower behind me. It felt very menacing, but I didn't see anything. The light bulbs keep flickering and blowing constantly, so sometimes at night when I have to use the bathroom I just go in without the light. The other night when I did that, I had a very overwhelming feeling that something was looking at me from the mirror. It was a very strong, menacing feeling and I got out of there as fast as I could.
Other than burning some sage, is there anything else I could do? I am desperate for some decent sleep, and my son is getting more and more frightened by the day. Any ideas?