I have never been a strong believer in the paranormal, but lately I can't deny that odd things have happened to me around the house. Nothing huge - but just big enough to be noticed.
About 4 years ago when I was 14, I began to see these little black spots out of the corner of my eyes. I think they could best be described as sea urchin shaped - round with spikes. I called them "spiders." I eventually complained about it so much that my mother took me to an eye doctor. The doctor said my vision was perfectly fine. Soon after, I stopped seeing the "spiders," but I became more and more uncomfortable being in the front part of my house.
About the house: It was built in the late 1930s - early 1940s. It's built in a neighboorhood that's in the middle of a cotton farm that's just over 100 years old. My mother and I moved in after she married my stepfather, who had been living in it with his sons since the 70s. To my knowledge, there have never been any deaths in the house. I have never heard anyone complain about the house, so when I felt uncomfortable I would just chalk it up to me being a wimp.
As I was saying, I would get very uncomfortable whenever I was outside of my room, especially if I was in the front of the house (living room, kitchen, dining room, office). I would get up in the middle of the night and walk to the kitchen to get water and end up running back because I would suddenly get this paranoid feeling that someone was walking right behind me. My room is the only place I never noticed the "spiders" or felt like I was being followed or watched. I felt safest in my room. Oddly enough, it's always a few degrees warmer in my room than in the rest of the house. A few years ago, my mom and stepdad thought that this might be because something was wrong with our air conditioner. They called out the AC specialists who couldn't find a single thing out of place with it. I have always kept a crucifix over my door (I grew up Catholic) and some other religious items in my room. I have a small hunch that this might be why I feel so safe.
The reason I'm writing about this now is because lately I've been seeing figures out of the corners of my eyes (the most recent sighting being a couple of days ago). I was on my way out of the front door, and I saw a dark, shadow-like outline of a person in our kitchen (the doorway to our kitchen is less than 10 feet from the front door). I stood absolutely still, and it didn't move. As soon as I turned towards it, it was gone. People on the Greek side of my mother's family have always been very sensitive to paranormal sightings and happenings, and I just never really paid much attention to it until now (I might post some stories of their paranormal experiences later).
Could anyone offer a little insight as to what's going on here? What is it? Should I be worried?