My name is Amanda and I am 17 years old. When I was little, about 7 or 8 years old, whenever I was home alone I would hear footsteps upstairs. It used to really scare me because I thought someone was in the house. I also used to hear whispers or movement in the walls of that same house. I never thought anything of it because my parents always used to tell me I was imagining it or it was the neighbours making the noise because their house was attached to ours.
Those incidents were in Scotland where I was born and lived for 13 years, until I moved to New Zealand when I was 13. Not so long ago, about 6 months or so, it was a Wednesday morning and I was home alone. I was getting ready to go to uni and I was drying my hair. There was a CD sitting on top of my TV and all of a sudden, it flew off my TV and it hit me with a bit of force. It didn't leave a mark on me or anything but it wasn't possible for a CD to hit me that hard if it was from my hair dryer. I got a bit freaked out and I tried to see if it could have been my hair dryer. I remember that the CD was flat on my TV; it wasn't hanging off the edge or anything, because I only put it there a few minutes before I started drying my hair. Also, it wouldn't have been possible for the CD just to fall off the TV and hit me because it was too far away, it had to have come quite a distance, a couple of meters or so.
A week later, around about the same time on a Wednesday morning, I was home alone and getting ready for uni again. I was straightening my hair and listening to my music when one of my Winnie the Pooh teddies from when I was little, fell off my TV (the same TV that the CD flew from. There were no windows open at all and there were no draughts coming into my room.
My parents and friends thought I was crazy when I told them about it and it frustrated me because I know what I saw. It was only then that I made the connection from when I was little. It only ever happened when I was home alone, never when anyone else was around.
A few months before those events happened, I heard my dog barking in the hallway one day. This wasn't unusual as she does bark quite often, but she was barking really loudly and she seemed concerned, which concerned me. I walked into the hallway to find her standing at the bottom of the hallway, standing in one place, staring at something at the opposite end of the hallway. When I looked down the hallway, nothing was there but she just would not stop barking. There are no windows in the hallway, so she couldn't have seen anyone walk past the house or anything. I know that it is said to be that dogs can see/sense ghosts and that's why I mentioned this. Does this sound like there is a ghost in my house or am I just over-thinking these situations?
Please comment and let me know what you think because I would really like to know.