My parents divorced in 2004 when I was 12. The main reason for the divorce was because my grandparents (on my Dad's side) would get involved in my parents marriage. Anyway, my Grandpa died in 2001 and soon after he began haunting our house.
The water would turn on by itself, the TV would turn on, we would hear footsteps in the hall, pictures would fall off the wall, and we would always feel like we were been watched. Anyway, everything began to settle down when we started having Masses said for him. I firmly believe in purgatory and I think it was his way of asking for help (prayers).
Well in July of this year, I had a strange dream about him. I dreamt that I was that my grandparent's house (which is only a 5 minute drive from where I live now) and everything felt weird. I was in the Kitchen standing next to the table when I looked up and saw Grandpa walking towards me. Mind you, he looked more like a shadow but I could make out details of him (his face, build, etc).
I ran into the laundry room and stood in one of the corners; he then followed me in there. Lord have mercy, I was SCARED! He stood in the door way and then walked up to me. What was strange was that I was asleep but awake at the same time. I woke up to find myself lying on my back and I couldn't move. I then closed my eyes again and he was getting closer to me.
I started to pray for help and that was when he backed off. I think he wanted to tell me something. I was too scared to find out what. I opened my eyes again but I still couldn't move; I said the Our Father then I was fine. What was weird was that it was not like a normal dream because I could control my thoughts, words, and actions. It was my first (and I hope last) experience of sleep paralysis.
Do ghostly encounters have to do with it? Opinions and comments would be greatly appreciated!