I haven't had many paranormal experiences but I remember this one clearly. I live with my mum and two dogs. She was working that night so it was just me and the dogs.
Our back door is attached to the kitchen. The door is plain glass so you can see straight out to the back garden. I went down to the kitchen to do the washing up. My dog, Beauty, was also in the kitchen with me. As I was washing up, she started to growl. I didn't turn around at first because I just thought she must have heard something outside. She started again, so this time I turned around to tell her to be quiet. As soon as I turned around, I noticed that she was staring at the back door. She was absolutely fixated on the door.
I looked to where she was staring and through the glass, as clear as day, was a man standing on the back step. He wasn't saying anything or doing anything, just standing there. He wasn't wearing old fashioned clothes or anything like that. He didn't look like a "ghost". It felt like he was staring straight at me. Once I'd registered what I'd just seen, he'd gone. At that same time, Beauty stopped growling and lost interest in staring at the door.
I tried to be rational about it but I just couldn't make any sense of it. We have an outside light so if anyone was to walk down our garden path it would switch on. Our back gate makes a noise so you'd hear if somebody had opened it. As soon as this "person" disappeared I opened the back door straight away to see who it was. Nobody could have run away that fast.
Our house is a few doors down from a church and a grave yard so maybe it could have something to do with that. I never saw this "person" again but I'll always remember that night. Sadly, Beauty died last year but I like to think she's watching over me.