Since I was a little girl I always wanted to be a nun, so when I was in my 20's I decided to give up a career that I loved and follow my heart to serve God as a sister. I entered an order of religious sisters in Washington State. When I first moved in, I was surprised that the convent was actually a really nice remodeled old home, not a big stone convent you see in movies. It seemed like the moment we moved in (There were 7 of us who lived there) odd things began to happen.
First of all, we invited the Bishop to come bless the house and invited friends as well. Just as the Bishop was about to throw holy water on it to bless it, the doorbell began to ring... Not once but several times over. There was no one at the door but it continued to ring like crazy. I was videotaping this and caught it all on tape. Even the Bishop looked stunned. Finally one of the guys who was a mechanic found a way to disabled it. Prior to this the door bell had never rang like that.
Not long after, one of the sisters was in her bedroom when she heard someone talking outside her room. She went out and saw another sister on the computer. The one on the computer asked her if she had a friend over because she heard people talking in her room. She said no, that she thought someone was in the hallway. On another occasion another sister heard voices behind her and she was the only one home. Another time, I was asleep and woke up in the middle of the night to see an apparition that looked like an old man all in white right next to my bed. I screamed and the minute I screamed the apparition got a scared look and went away. I then turned on my light and began praying my rosary like crazy. I asked Jesus to protect me and also prayed to St. Michael. I slept with the light on the rest of the night. I never saw it again. I told the sisters what I saw and they said I was the first one to actually see something that clear.
A few weeks later, one of the sisters was moping the kitchen floor and went to the living room to get something. When she went back to the kitchen there were children's footprints on the floor. No one else was around to make the footprints and she got freaked out.
One day, six of us headed to Seattle for the weekend for a retreat. One sister stayed in the house by herself. She was a very outspoken sister who was not afraid to speak her mind and very "in your face" so to speak. When we got back from Seattle the first thing she said was "Don't ever leave me in this house alone again!" We asked why, assuming maybe someone had tried to break in because it was in a rough neighborhood. She said "Gangs and robbers I can handle, but there is something in this house that doesn't like me." She never really talked about what happened except she did reveal that someone kept coming into her bedroom at night and whispering her name over and over. On several occasions when I vacuumed the living room I saw a black figure in the corner. It would then disappear when I gave a second look. Other sisters admitted seeing something similar in the living room on several occasions.
I moved to another city to continue my formation and I would ask if things still occurred. The sisters said yes. Then, things stopped. The church down the street had burned down and was rebuilt, and the day the new church was reopened the paranormal activity stopped. They don't really know why but were relieved. What I found out about the history of the home was that it was owned for a long time by an old man and his wife. They had passed away and the house remained empty until the sisters bought it and remodeled it. The sisters don't own this house anymore. They sold it to a family last year, so I don't know if they have experienced anything. Still it was my first experience living in a true haunted house. By the way, I'm no longer a sister.
The sisters took the videotape of the house blessing and is now a part of their archives. They wanted me to hand it over right away... I don't know why. I'm trying to see if I can get a copy so I can share it but it might not be easy. This all happened about 10 years ago.