I have only had two experiences in my life that I have thought could possibly be connected to something paranormal; my first experience occurred one night when I was sleeping on my bedroom floor - I had just switched bedrooms with my brother in my house, which I have lived in all my life - and did not have a bed set up yet, so spent the night with a sleeping bag on the floor. During the night I awoke and sat up to look at my mobile phone to check the time. Just as I sat up, I felt something push my back down onto my pillow, and the force, whatever it was, felt like it was holding my head down, as if pushing my face into it. I remember lifting my legs in an attempt to propell my upper body up, but I couldn't sit up. I stopped struggling, and after I did I found I was able to move again and sit up. Since this event, which happened years ago, happened, I have ruled it out as anything paranormal and decided it was simply sleep paralysis in order to put my mind at ease. However, I don't understand why I was able to move my legs but not my upper body. Nothing like that has ever happened to me since. It occurred at 3am, or just after, as I remember checking the time.
The second incident happened a few years after my "sleep paralysis" experience, in the same room, this time while I was in my proper bed. I woke up during the night and heard what sounded like bells outside my window. I found this unsettling because no one even has wind chimes in my street, let alone a low-tone bell (kind of like sleigh bells - and no I don't think it was Santa!). I found it very unusual. Soon after I heard the bells I heard a sound that seemed like someone was humming. I tried to dismiss it, telling myself it must be my next door neighbour singing her baby back to sleep, but worried myself over why I could hear it so clearly if in fact it was coming from next door. It actually sounded like it was coming from the hallway, outside my room! I told myself that it could easily be my brother, awake and humming away to himself, however it didn't sit right with me because it did sound like a woman, high pitched and soft. By this point I was absolutely terrified, I lay in bed completely rigid with fear, contemplating (even at the age of 18) running into my parents bedroom because I was so petrified, but I was too afraid that I would run into something in the hallway. I lay there until I eventually fell back asleep, having never been so scared in my entire life.
Both these events were really unusual, because I can safely say that even though I may believe in the possibilities of the paranormal, I am almost completely certain that my house is not haunted. The only strange thing that happens is that nearly every single night, without fail, I wake up close to 3am, like I did when both these incidences took place.
If anyone could shed any light on these experiences I would greatly welcome any comments and opinions! I'm really enjoying exploring the site and thought I would share my potential paranormal experiences as well - having kept them to myself for years it's been great to finally share them.