I've been reading the stories on this site for quite some time and I finally decided to submit one of mine. I've always been interested in the paranormal, but started to truly believe after my mom's death, seven years ago but that's a different story. The particular occurrence that happened this year in my apartment in May confused me/frightened me quite a bit. I must say that lately I've been quite interested in demonology/exorcisms and I read some books by Malachi Martin, Matt Baglio and others (scary stuff!).
Anyway, to get to the point, one night (it was about 11pm) I was in one of the two bathrooms we have, searching for a shampoo. I wasn't thinking of absolutely anything when I heard this growling sound coming from the left bottom corner of the bathroom (the bathroom is adjacent to the kitchen). It sounded like a dog's growling and didn't really scare me but I felt more confused than anything (we have no animals in our apartment). I discarded it as an auditive hallucination. The next morning around 9am I was drinking coffee in the kitchen when I heard the SAME growling, this time the right bottom corner (the same spot of the night before, just from another angulation). Now I got kind of scared!
Three weeks after I stopped thinking about it and was absorbed by my daily routine when one night I had the following nightmare (it scared the wits out of me!):
I was at an oracle's house and I wanted to ask him something. All of a sudden he transforms in a white-haired huge monster and is coming toward me (very cheap horror movie-like). I got so scared and started to say the Lord's Prayer over and over again, desperately looking for God's help. The oracle restores his previous appearance, taps me on the shoulder saying "Bravo! Way to go! You did good. And you know that dog you heard? It was Belial!" At this point I woke up, my heart racing.
In the morning I googled Belial and learned that he is one of the crown princes in Hell. Now, it is possible that having read the books on exorcisms I have come across (I don't remember) this name and it has somehow remained in my sub consciousness. But what about the growling? I heard it twice and I was wide awake! What could they want!? I pray a lot (I'm an orthodox), read the Holy Bible and I'm not into occult stuff. Yeah I've done stupid things when I was little, but could it be that after many years they are trying to vex me?
I read that there is a demonologist among you so I would be very happy if he could comment too.
I have many other experiences that I will post soon.