Hey everyone, this is my first story, hopefully you will all enjoy it and can provide me with some feedback.
I moved to Quebec a little while ago and found a terrific apartment in an Old Church (Roughly 100 years old) that had been converted into a condo building. Shortly after moving into this apartment, I started hearing bumps and knocks quite frequently which I simply passed as your normal new home sounds which you kind of just get used to.
Shortly after I started hearing these sounds, I noticed some new ones. From time to time it sounded as if someone was walking across the hardwood floor in my living room as well, someone walking up my stairs to my loft/bedroom. It's not loud per se, but you can definitely describe it as someone walking. As well, there are many instances where I definitely feel 'watched'. Like there is definitely someone there just staring down at me from my loft.
Probably the weirdest thing that happened to me was when my girlfriend was staying at her mom's house one night and I was home alone. It was around 1:30am and I had just started falling asleep when I heard something walking up my stairs slowly. I just listened. It was then that I could hear this 'thing' reach the top of the stairs and walk towards the head of my bed. I wasn't going to open my eyes out of fear. The noise stopped right beside my head and I could feel something (an energy) right in front of my face. You know the feeling when someone puts their face in yours? Like, less than an inch from your face? That is EXACTLY what I felt. It felt as if it was just looking at me, wanting me to open my eyes and look back...wasn't happening. At this point, I simply could not move, couldn't turn to my other side, move my legs or arms, nothing. I could breathe fine though. It's never happened again though.
Now for the past couple months, my girlfriend's dog has been freaking out from time to time, perhaps once or twice a week. The dog will be lying on the floor and will suddenly train its eyes on something, start to tremble and then run to hide in the bathroom or beside my girlfriend and I out of fear. The most recent being last week when my girlfriend and I were just waking up in the morning and talking in bed when the dog, which had just gone downstairs to get a drink of water, came sprinting at us full-on up the stairs, jumped between us and had its eyes trained on the bottom of the stairs and started trembling out of fear. Obviously nothing was there.
A very bizarre thing happened too. I was video chatting with a friend of mine back home in late spring when I told her I was going to go for a smoke (There's no smoking in the building so I have to go outside and I live on the top floor) and I left the MSN Video chat on. I grabbed my cigarettes and Blackberry and went outside when she called me 2 minutes later. She asked me why I was so angry and what pissed me off. I laughed and told her I had no idea what she was talking about since I was in a really good mood. I laughed again and asked "why do you ask that?" and she said "Well, you were just growling and swearing like crazy in your apartment and I was wondering what happened". To this day, I can't explain what happened.
Another weird experience, which I just chalked up as my imagination was when I had just came home from the gym, unlocked my door and was a foot inside the door when I heard a strong whisper "it's him".
As well, there are times where I can hear someone breathing, not often, but often enough.
I'm pretty sure there's a ghost in my apartment so I've just said out loud "Hi, my name is _____, is there someone there?" "Is there something I can do for you?", "I don't mean you any harm, I'm a nice guy, maybe I can help you with something?" As well, I ask for signs of a presence but I don't get anything that I can chalk up as a valid response.
Any ideas, suggestions, answers, or questions?