Before we start, I do not believe in ghosts, nor can I be convinced, these stories are 100% true.
It all started at age 2. I always was super sensitive to things, and took notice to the world around me. I have an eidetic memory, that's what I believe it's called. My first encounter, I was sound asleep in our living room when my 4 year-old Big brother Chris shook me awake with a frantic voice and wild look. He barely stammered out, "she's singing to me." I listened closely. I heard this from our basement. "I'm going to get you", over and over. All my brother heard was humming.
Age 5 I really thought these things were starting to mock me. My cat and I were on the couch at 2am and I saw a humanoid shadow dance its way across our living room, and another time, at 6 I was terrified of demons, and out of the corner of my eye I saw a reddish figure mourning in my rooms' corner. It really only started up when I told my parents, she said it was normal but I protested. No one believed me, only was I listened to when the elderly couple next door accused us, our quiet family, of screaming out in early morning.
I was 11 when I went to go get something I was so focused on in the back-corner closet of our basement. I said a little Prayer, and headed back. As soon as I opened the door, I froze. Red hollowed out eyes stared at me; this woman appeared to be similar to what people portray the Virgin Mary as. She reached out for me with an odd smile, and I darted.
Again... Another time, I was 12 and my brother wanted to go to the store, it was 12am, and a shadow started to follow us. When I pointed it out to him, it vanished into the night.
Just this weekend, I went away onto a Youth Retreat to an amazing camp. My friends and I were walking to a game we had planned, and I stared into the blackness of the forest. Red eyes just stared back, then revealed itself into the light as a hooded figure, then turned away. Some people think it's a gift to be in contact with "ghosts" I think it's a curse.