I am 28 years old and have been interested in the paranormal since an early age. I have always had vivid dreams and many time experienced dejavu from experiences I know I have dreamt of in the past.
This particular story has happened to me over the past seven or eight months. My boyfriend lives in a brownstone duplex in northeast NJ. The Brownstone is at least 80 years old but likely older. It is in a historic neighborhood called Paulus Hook, which is known for one of many battles that George Washington led.
So a few months back, he would leave me in bed while he left early in the morning, around 3:30/4 am to catch a flight for work. There have been two occasions where he left and I would fall back asleep and half an hour or so later be woken up to noises that sounded like foot steps up the stairs and the door opening. I would wake up and call out if he had forgotten something. Both times of course no one was there. One of those times I was actually woken up to what felt like a weight shift in the bed like someone sat down on the opposite side of it.
This all leads to what happened last week and over the weekend. I never really mentioned to my boyfriend about the strange occurrences I had since they could have been dreams / nightmares. Last week we went to bed as usual, and at the same time. The next morning I had gotten up to use the restroom and noticed that the clean clothes that were folded by the corner a day earlier, stacked on a chair and placed in a laundry basket on a chair were dumped on the floor. It was odd because the basket holding folded socks was not turned over nor was the chair disturbed in any way.
An hour later when my boyfriend woke up I asked if he had gotten out of bed looking for something the night before. He said no. I sat up in bed and said well how did the clothes get on the floor. I asked about sleep walking etc trying to exhaust any possibility of human action. My boyfriend is a joker so I grilled him if he was playing a joke. There was no reason for him to play this type of joke and he wouldn't throw his own clean clothes on the floor. If he had he probably would have toppled over the chair for effect.
So that was last week Wednesday / Thursday. This Sunday I was at his place alone watching TV. His living hasloghts on a dimmer and I know for a fact I had them completely shut off. I had woken from a nap around 4:30pm and was awake watching TV for a good 15-20 minutes all of a sudden the lights went from off to the lowest setting on. Its on a dimmer switch that has that "hump" effect when you shut it off so you know its off. I had actually watched the lights go on.
This is my first time posting on a web site with my story. Please let me know if you think it may be paranormal or something explainable from logical reasoning. I have photos of the clothes on the floor that were taken as found in the morning. Many thanks in advance.