When my fiance and I first moved into the house we're living in now, I decided to center myself and meditate. I have a three year old son and it's very hard to get peace and quiet when he's awake so I waited until the house was asleep and started to meditate on the floor next to my bed, leaning against the wall. I had the main bedroom light off and a small lamp turned on.
I let my mind clear and, while I was sitting there with my eyes closed, I saw something go in front of me. Like when someone waves a hand in front of your face while your eyes are closed, you can see that slight shadow through your eyelids.
I opened my eyes and obviously nothing was there so I continued. When it happened again, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me so I didn't think much of it, especially since our house is a newer duplex; there's not any history of deaths, but the previous few tenants, I think, left behind some bad vibes (I'll explain at the end).
Anyway, I started to feel a little uneasy after it happened a third time so, you know, I said a prayer and went on with it. After a few minutes of continuing to concentrate on nothing, I am absolutely 100% positive somebody sat down next to me, almost touching me (that feeling when someone is BARELY touching you and it's just that kind of, electric energy).
It startled me to the point where I jumped and my eyes flew open. But, again, nobody was there even though I FELT them sit down. In that split second before my eyes opened, I thought it was my son or fiance and I just didn't hear them get up in my meditation. But nope. Nobody was there.
I'm not sure what happened or why; or if meditation can attract something since you're opening your mind? It seriously creeped me out to the point where my heart was pounding and I was a little shaky, when someone sits next you, you expect to be able to see them! I even got up to double check that my son was asleep. He was.
About the previous tenants: I found out from a guy at my work, who used to know the previous renters, that they really liked to drink and party; the guy wasn't nice to his girlfriend, drank a LOT of Jack Daniels (clearly, not a nice drunk), we found a (small) blood splatter on the closet door/wall in my sons room, there looks to be like, someone's bloody spit on the wall/ceiling outside... The previous NEIGHBORS weren't that great either. We learned from the landlord they were about to have to physically remove them from the property, when they came to do it the people had gone and stolen the stack-able washer and dryer! They also had to do a lot of fixing up in our unit, you can see where there have been filled in holes in the walls.
I also want to state, I have NOT had any other experiences in this house besides when we are all in the garage, it sounds like someone is walking around upstairs, but... I don't know if that's paranormal, I think it might just be the house...it's fooled us into thinking our son is awake and getting into things in the kitchen though.
I was wondering if anyone could answer the questions I have: Was that experience just my mind or something else? Do you think there could be left over negative energy, without a spirit? Is there a way to do a cleansing of my home to bring in a positive vibe, even if it's not "haunted"? I feel like this place needs it, it's seen a lot of unhappiness.