So, I have been reading a lot on this site but have never submitted my own story and why I believe paranormal things can be real. This might be long but I want to get it all out now.
My first experience happened about 13 years ago. I was 11ish at the time. I used to live in Southern California and we didn't have AC and it was summer. It was so hot that at night I would leave my window open to get some cool air. Let me try to explain where my room was located, it is difficult for me because I would rather draw a picture... This is sort of important to the story. The window to my room was blocked off by a wall that cut off the front yard and the neighbour's yard. So it was kind of enclosed in its own little area. There were always lots of leaves and tall grass by my window because it was just its own little area that no one cared to clean up or mow.
One night I woke up because I heard a siren in the distance. I didn't think much of this and started to fall asleep again, but then I heard a dog barking off in the distance too. It is very hard for me to sleep if I hear a lot of noise so this woke me up completely. This was going on for about 30 seconds more and then I heard something as if it was walking down the little path to my window. I could hear the leaves swishing around (not crunching under footsteps or anything) and the tall grass blowing as if it was windy. I started to get this strange feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. I REALLY remember that feeling, it was an awful feeling. A moment later I heard this voice. I am not sure if it was a man or a woman's voice, maybe even a child? It was right outside of my window. It said "Hello? Is anybody there? Can you help me?" It kept repeating stuff like that for about 15 seconds. The voice sounded strange and like it had an echo of a sort or something. I didn't say anything; I was way too scared only being 11 at the time and all. Eventually, it sounded like that voice faded UP into the sky, not like it walked away... But UP. I don't know if you understand what I mean, but I sure do because I remember like it was yesterday. I know I wasn't dreaming because I stayed awake with my blanket over my head for the rest of the night.
After that night, I slept with my window closed for about 2 years. I didn't care how hot I was. One day I thought to myself that I am just so silly and that nothing is going to happen again. So that night I opened my window and went to sleep. Sure enough... I woke up and heard the siren in the distance. Then the dog... Then the sound of the leaves and grass swishing around. I heard the voice again. It said something different this time, but kind of the same thing. "Can you help me? Please, help me! I need help!" Again, I was way too scared to say anything. It faded up into the night again and this time I bolted from my room and slept on the couch in my parents' room. Well my window stayed shut for the next few years until I moved into my brother's room when he left to the military. I never had a problem in that room and I slept with the window open all of the time. The thing is, anyone could walk up to the window in my brother's room and try to scare me because it faced the front yard but nothing ever happened. The window in my old room was blocked off. Weird.
One other experience that I will share kind of scared me also. I was just sleeping with my blanket over my head. My parents were doing something to my room (the same room where I heard the voice) so my bed was in the middle of it. Now, the house is sort of old so when you walk on the floor it moans and groans if it is fresh in the morning and no one has walked on it all day. So there I was, just trying to sleep but I felt a little uneasy about something. Then I heard as if someone was walking slowly around my bed, and I got that same feeling of fear and dread... I didn't look and I waited hours until my dad came to check on me in the afternoon because I was too scared to get up. I KNOW something had to be there. It was really creepy.
One thing you all should know is that an old man had died in my room previously. I don't know if that means anything, since the voice I heard didn't exactly sound like an old man... I don't even know what it sounded like... Human but...what?
Anyway, those are my experiences in that house, I have other experiences but I have written a lot already and I don't want to keep going. If anyone has any suggestions as to what this may have been feel free to tell me.