I am an openly and actively practicing Wiccan that has had paranormal experiences on more than one occasion throughout my life. I was raised by an overly religous zealout and was taught that ghosts don't exist, witches are all devil worshipers, blah blah blah. Being sensitive to these things was strictly forbidden. Yet, I WAS and am sensitive to spirits and such. It was tough growing up with this gift, but I now embrace the empathy and go with it.
A handfull of years ago, my family had the great fortune of moving into a much needed 3 bedroom trailer. As a family of 4 living in a quickly shrinking 2 bedroom apt, I was grateful to find the needed room in a trailer we could afford. Would've been nice to get a regular house, but whatever right? So we pack up all our stuff and move into the new digs. The first night we had no electricity yet and elected to sleep together in the living room with a couple of "deer heaters" to keep us warm (as it was Dec). The busy moving day knocked both kids out at darkfall. I swear it was all the excitement that put em down, tempting as it was to knock the little darlings out myself. It was a clear cold night with very very little wind and I distcinctly hear a repetitious knock on the outside of the window unit. I'm sitting with my nose in a book as usual and let the knocking go unanswered.
Then it hits me like a blast of warm air that something is in the hallway that goes to my bedroom. I take a candle and investigate knowing it's there without seeing anything. I use the restroom while I'm there and get an uncomfortable feeling I'm being watched. Needless to say, I made record time back to the candlelit living room. The next morning Tristan, my youngest, 3-4 years old, begins babbling about ghosts. And yes, that's ghosts. He swears there is one (a man) with blue eyes that lives in my bedroom. I believe him. This all comes out of him before nightfall of our 1st full day at the new Duncan Manor. Before the week is out, he is conversing with the ghosts in full question/answer form. But these days he tells me he's just talking to hisself. But the wierd thing is it sounds as though he's been told to say that. I know what I feel and what he does daily. I'm convinced by the end of day 2 there's something in my house, but only the one spirit is negative. He's more than slightly negative. He's bitter about something. But that's to come out in its own time.
I've had a close friend come over and walk right back out because she feels "crowded" by the entities in my house. She has been inside since but can't stay any legnth of time. She swears its attatched to the property. Which I believe as well. I have asked the landlord about the trailer. It seems he lived here with his daughter for several years and moved the trailer here himself 10 years ago. They never said anything about having any incidents while they lived here, but they are not willing to believe in such things.
My house also has phantom smells. My daughters room gets distinctive "old people" smell frequently. I also get a sulferous scent from time to time that freaks me out.
As the years pass and wear on so do the incidents. And I developed a strange "personality disorder". I essentially get lost in my bedroom for weeks at a time. Only coming out to feed the family and such. This can last from 2 weeks to months. What is in my bedroom loves to drag what feels like 2 icy wet fingers down my leg as I sleep. What an eye-opener that is in the morning let me tell you! Things such as bracelets/ankle bracelets disappear off of me when I sleep never to be found again. Even years later mind you. I have come to talk to the several female spirits regularly, they love the kids. They walk the hall from one kids room to the other keeping guard over our babes all night, every night. Even my nonbeliever husbeast hears and admits to them. There are at least 5 female spirits that are definately attatched to the property, not the house per se. I have done A LOT of research on the property and it helped a lot, yet I have still no clue on who/what is squatting in my bedroom. All of this is what prompted me to found my own paranormal research team.
My last incident is truely horrifying and has only been shared at Spooky Texas Society's site. Several months ago, I bought my 16 year old daughter a "Alice in Wonderland" style full legnth mirror. It is currently residing next to my hubbins and my bed (she's been a turd, long story). I arose a few Saturdays ago to sit up and see a heavy black mist covering only me reflecting in the mirror. I threw towels over the mirror and left them there for a while. I'm still struck cold by what I saw so very vividly in that mirror that day. Whats in the house loves to turn off/on the dish boxes/microwave/timers. This I believe is the women, sort of playing. Its what's in my bedroom I am concerned about. Any suggestions/thoughts? I also would like to know if there is a long term affect being exposed to the dark entity for so long.