I live in Waterloo Iowa and have lived in our mobile home for 8yrs. Almost from the beginning we have experienced what was thought to be "odd" happenings.
My husband and I have 3 children and each of us has had things such as being touched, our beds, sofa and chairs we are sitting or sleeping in lightly shake, tapings or scratching on walls, glimpses of seeing "someone" walking by and even experienced hearing voices of what we swear is one of the family members calling us only to find out nobody had. It is especially unnerving when no one is home but one of us and a voice that sounds like the voice of one of the other family members calling out!
One of my very first experiences was when I and my family had retired to bed one night and I was sitting on the edge of my bed mindlessly watching something on TV. My husband had already drifted off to sleep. I caught a glimpse of movement out of the corner of my eye to my left. I glanced over and saw something incredible!
Coming from entrance to our room was a sort of mist. It was glittering like diamond dust as it moved or rather, rolled over on itself over and over as it moved closer to me. It was truly as beautiful as it was amazing! It moved so close to me that I could have reached out and touched it which I regret not doing!
Just as it moved close enough to touch, it stopped, rotated back on itself and floated back the same way it came in and out our bedroom door! I always wondered what it was and why it "revealed" itself to me. Though there seemed to be an obvious intelligence to it, there was no communication between me and the mist and I have no idea what its presence was or is supposed to mean. I have not seen it since.
Just about every family member has felt taps on the head upon drifting off to sleep and my oldest son was tormented by tapings and scratching on his bedroom walls. At the time, I wrote it off as him playing around with us but now... I definitely wonder.
The happenings have become such common place that we no longer get rattled by them! (That in itself sounds crazy as I write this) It is an almost daily thing that one of us has an experience. It is mostly slight shaking of beds, just enough to feel it and as of recent, our youngest and my husband has gotten glimpses of ghostly figures out of their peripheral vision. (I have rarely had this experience except for the above described "mist".)
I will tell you this; one night I was a little more sleepy than I thought and was smoking a cigarette and had closed my eyes (I'm embarrassed to admit) when I suddenly felt a very stiff smack on the top of my head! I jolted prepared to tear into whoever it was that had smacked me so hard when it became very apparent that NOBODY (visible, that is) was there! It was a very strange smack; it had an "electric" feel to it. Like it had some sort of charge to it. It was more than clear that I was being told to wake up before I burned the place up! Nonetheless, it was very unnerving.
We have taken pictures over the years that contain orbs and most notably a back orb-like mist in one of our pictures as well as other things.
We would be very willing to allow investigators into our home in hopes of finding out exactly what is going on but as of this writing, have not