This isn't exactly my experience, or really an experience at all. It's more of a story I heard from my grandma that I'm curious about. That may seem a bit confusing, so I'll start from the beginning.
I first heard that my grandmother's house was 'haunted' (more like had an entity present rather than haunted) while on the ride back to her house with my three other cousins and my grandma at the wheel. I'm not quite sure how the conversation of ghosts or paranormal came about in the car ride, but my grandma is in her 70's and I figured she had to have some ghost experiences to tell. So, I asked her, and she responds with something along the lines of:
"Oh, haven't I ever told you guys about the man in our house?"
Of course, I was baffled. My grandma has been living in her house in Eugene for around 9 years. I have been spending an average of 2-3 weeks overnight there every year since I was around 7. How could've I not noticed that there was a ghost in the house this entire time, even since I was a child? That was exactly my sentiments, therefore I badgered my grandma for details.
During the entirety that my grandma and grandpa had been living in that house, she said that both of them have seen a "Tall, skinny man's reflection" in the large china cabinet that took up about half of the wall in the back family room, connected to the garage. She said that he was a little transparent, but not enough to distort many of the details, and that she would just see the reflection as if he was walking past the cabinet.
I haven't done any research-- and maybe I should, but it gave me the heebie-jeebies the entire week I stayed there. I never looked at the cabinet for the fear I would get a glimpse of him, and even more was I insistent that the blinds were fully shut when we sat down for movie night in that back room. I guess you could say that I don't go seeking paranormal experiences.
Now the thing that I'm so curious about isn't that. When my grandma had told us all this, I responded with pretty much what I stated in the previous paragraph, something like:
"Gosh, now I'm scared to sleep at your house."
My grandma laughed at this and quickly reassured me with exactly what I'm wondering about:
"Oh, don't worry! Seems you [pointing at my cousin] scared him away!"
The cousin she pointed at had lived in my grandparent's house for about 1 year while my grandparents were on a mass road trip in their motor home around the states. It was my cousin, her older sister, her younger brother, her mom (married in) and her dad.
My grandma stated that has not she, nor anyone else, seen this "tall, skinny man" since, and it's been about 3 years. So, what I'm wondering is why? Or how? Or is it even possible?
Perhaps he didn't like my bi-polar, alcoholic uncle? Or maybe he was only there because he enjoyed my grandparents and felt that if they were gone, so was he? Or maybe it has something to do with the energies of my cousins and their mom?
As far as their family goes, their mom immigrated here from Yugoslavia at a young age, if that really has any relevance (I only think so because there may be a history of something or another in the blood line). My cousin tells me that she has experienced many paranormal activities before, including marks, scratches, nightmarish dreams corresponding with marks, and visits. I think she is very sensitive to the paranormal, and thought that her whole family was therefore also sensitive.
But she says that she never saw this man in the china cabinet, so how could he have just disappeared? I don't really know much more than this, and am just curious for anyone's input on the matter. What do you think?
And I'm sorry this is so long haha (: