Firstly I've been somewhat haunting this site for a few months, there is nothing dramatic about me or my story but I have finally decided to share it with you.
I live in New Zealand, in a small town in South Taranaki, I have always lived in this area and I have always seen and felt things slightly out of the ordinary. The earliest happenings I remember started when I was around 5-6 years old, I would see things when I woke up at night. Sometimes I try tell myself that it was just my imagination, dreams spilling over into my consciousness but as it still happens now that I am 22, I know it's not the case.
The first time I recall it was like when you stare at a light for a while then look away and the shape of the bulb is still imprinted in your vision, only it wasn't a bulb but squares, each with a face in them, I don't remember any voices but they all appeared as if they were in pain, their mouths look like they were crying out. I was terrified, I sat up in my bed bawling my eyes out, no matter where I looked they were there even if I closed my eyes, even when my Mum came in and was hugging me, they were there for several minutes.
I also remember not long after this (maybe a month or two) waking to see my Mum (I could feel that it wasn't her as soon as I saw it) walking into my room, to my bedside and leaning towards me and then she was gone, it happened twice more then it started to appear as my brother who was few years younger than me. He walked in, stood by my bed and disappeared. Then it continued to do this for about 10 minutes, just alternating its appearance between that of Mum and my brother each time. It never said a word and neither did I, I just lay in my bed to scared to look away.
Ever since these things happened I have been afraid of the dark. In different houses I've lived in I have felt different presences, most of them made me very unsettled. Many times I've woken to find myself looking a spirit straight in the eye, these ones seem to be very calm. In the last house we rented I saw at least three, an old lady and two old men. One had a disfigured face as if it were scarred, perhaps burnt all down the right side and his eye was gone. I realized the next day that I had woken looked at him and then rolled over and gone back to sleep without being surprised at all or waiting for him to disappear. The other man I saw as I woke during the night, and the old lady I saw on my way to the bathroom out of the corner of my eye she was sitting at the kitchen table in the dark, I looked back and she was gone. These ones made me realize that I'm more accepting of them now, that I don't fear them as much anymore.
The spirits that make me uncomfortable I don't see (save for one but that's another story) I just feel them. There was one in a flat I was living in about two years ago (I move a lot) that made me so uneasy I couldn't sleep until my partner got home from work. This spirit I felt was definitely male and he felt very angry and dangerous. Our flat was very small and I felt him everywhere. I knew he was watching me at night, I could feel him standing by my bed leaning over me. Sometimes I thought I felt him touch my hair and face but it made me feel better to convince myself I was imagining that so I'm not sure anymore. I'd feel him behind me when I sat at the computer, in the doorway when I watched TV, even when I showered, I would pop my head out, so sure there was someone in the room with me.
I'm sorry that this is so long and boring, I do have another to share but I'll save that for another night, thank you for reading my story. Thankfully, I haven't felt anything in the house I'm in now but I'm still waking during the night. I'd like to hear any comments or questions, or if anyone else has these kinds of experiences. <3 Thanks