My parents have always gone to be at-least 5/6 hours before me, I usually stay up until the early hours of the morning, 2am, 3am sometimes up to 4am. I went to stay with my father in Germany, before that I had never had experience with ghosts, spirts or however you wish to refer to them, so here's my story, which is 100% true and this is how I feel.
I moved back to the UK to live with my mother, that night, I was awake until something like 2am, at around this time (I cannot be 100% exact) I heard soft footsteps on the stairs, as if a family pet such as a cat was walking up. Now my mother and her boyfriend were asleep, I looked out of the corner between the door and the hinge and nothing was there. I was a little freaked out by this, but I put it down to tiredness and returned to my reading on the computer.
The next night I heard it again, and unexplained creaking at the top of the stairs, and I'd lived in that house prior to visiting Germany, for 5 years, I knew which type of creek was house creeks and what the top of the stairs creek sounded like. So, yes. At this point I was quite worried, and this continued for a few weeks.
Now when I finally told my mother about this, she told me, since her new boyfriend had moved in there was strange activity in the house, unexplained whispers & cold spots. I wasn't a believer in the paranormal until this, it's kind of hard to deny something so obvious.
My mother then proceeded to tell me at some points in the night she'd be awaken by something which sounded like a marble ball hitting the floor, bouncing a few times and then rolling... She told me she went down the stairs to investigate the noise as she did think it could've been an intruder, but there was absolutely nothing down there.
More evidence is the TV turning off at random times, now yeah sure, you could put this down to technical issues, it only occurred when the TV was on my younger sisters TV programmes, children's.
Even more evidence which cannot be confirmed, but how can a 3 year old imagine so clearly and provide the same evidence twice. My sister would not go into the small toilet which was downstairs, she told us there was a "little girl" in there. She told us this, numerous times and why wouldn't we believe her, we have never told her about such paranormal activity because it could potentially scare a child by saying, "A ghost is something that makes noises!";)
This was enough evidence for me, now stupidly, I was so interested I began reading about this, "spirit". I wanted to know how to communicate with it without the use of a ouija board, I was told to just "Talk" to it. Now I did, and to this date I cannot tell you it's intentions. I can only tell you I've never been so scared in my entire life.
I proceeded to talk to this "spirit" who I believed was beside us in the house for a few days, and the "haunting" is what I'll call it did get worse. You know how you get the shivers feeling through your entire body? My experience was this, the shivers feeling of an average person who is a little spooked, times that by 10 and stick a clamp on your head and keep pushing. It's nothing I've felt before.
Even more evidence for me, I'm a deep sleeper, I don't wake up easily, I was rudely awaken with a loud scratching like noise on the pillow beside me. I cannot confirm if this was my mind or if there was a spirit of some kind in my home, I can just tell you, it spooked me.
And, more evidence you say? When entering my bedroom, the floor just after by door creaked. In the whole 5 or however many years I lived there, the creak was ONLY caused by stepping on it. I was sleeping under my bed one night (I must have been ill or tired of sleeping on the bed) and I heard a loud creak beside my door. Now I slept under my bed with a sheet over the side, it's a bed you climb on-to. I remember this very clearly, I said "Mum?", no reply... So I pulled down the sheet and jumped up rather quickly, there was no-one there... This was scary for me.
And the final piece of evidence for me, when I entered the house, it felt... So tight, cold and like there was a sort of, wind, not physical but, OK, like you're in water, it's harder to walk, it was such an effort to walk through the house.
My mum has had history with poltergeists, although I don't wan't to go into too much detail here, she was mentally ill and we believe that this was due to some sort of haunting. I cannot remember myself, but my mum tells me that I told her I used to see trainers under my door, white trainers... (there was apparently a large gap under my door). She also told me I used to see a man standing in the garden, a white figure...
Another thing I won't go into in detail, but this started in my previous house after my mother was committing adultery, if you're unsure, cheating on her husband. (I won't go into detail), but that happened and that's when the paranormal activity began in the house in the UK.
Feel free to leave comments, opinions and thoughts on this story, just know this is 100% truthful and this is what I personally experienced.