First of all, let me introduce myself. I am from Northern Ireland. I am studying to be a journalist. I will clear something first, I have not personally witnessed anything paranormal except in minor cases. I am reporting stories from my family and my closest friends in whose truthfulness I personally vouch for.
All information collected was gathered by first hand interviews. I recorded them in note form and then rewrote the accounts in prose. I currently have nine separate stories to post in due time, and hopefully I will add to this number. My goal in doing this is sheer academic interest.
Location: Moyle, N. Ireland. February 2011.
My partner; let's call her Jess, she lived with her mother and her step father as well as her two half siblings and one biological brother. There was constant strife in their home, with her younger sibling in a constant state of rebellion and her parents having a breakup looming in the not too distant future.
Jess has a selfless attitude and her concern over the happiness of others often suppresses the preservation of her own contentment.
The constant quarrelling, isolation and emotional stress that comes from such unfortunate happenings began taking on an unexplainable form.
When stress was at its highest noises could be heard around the house. This was odd considering both parents were at work and so were the two siblings and the youngest brother was with her at the time. Then the Television would pause (Sky Plus has a pause function). The strange thing was the remote control would be sitting on a flat table untouched. Then it would resume playback, then it would actually turn off and then on. Jess just watched in awe along with the baby brother.
These events always occurred after a fight when the family would all leave to their workplaces feeling angry and upset, and the strange things grew frequent.
Jess talked to me about it because she knew my family had paranormal experience (They will be discussed in future instalments) but the advice I could offer was no more than for her to ignore it and to cheer up. Yet, being the panicky type of person; she was afraid.
Towards the end of the month the odd happenings grew to a climax. She was in the kitchen preparing her lunch around midday, the house was completely empty at the time. Jessica spotted a woman looking in her kitchen window (The window faced onto the driveway, not the road or a publicly accessible place.) She could only see her from the waist up due to the window sill covering the lower part of the apparition's body.
She described her as wearing the following garments "She was wearing what mum called a wrapover, it was a yellowy browny colour." I then asked her to describe her hair, Jess said she had a "shoulder length curly bob" hairstyle.
The apparition then performed an action. It smiled. Jess described it as a 'friendly' sort of smile. Then unnervingly it waved at her, and then Jess said "She mouthed 'hello' through the window at me, then I blinked and she had vanished."
She panicked and then hastened to contact me and tell me the story...
Jess later described the figure to her mother, who went and brought out a photo of a woman and asked did she recognise her. Jess did. It was her grandmother whom she had never met or even seen an image of before because she had died prior to her birth...Jess's mother became very emotional at this.
Less than two weeks later, the fighting in the house intensified and Jess made a decision to leave the family and move in with me. I was there but saw nothing. I faced the wall, Jess looked at me over my shoulder at the window, she screamed and said the following to me: "There she is again, just her face this time but it's on one of those sheets, she looked shocked."
In a later discussion she described the face as being somehow fused or attached to a sheet on the washing line, it was a solid pink colour, no drawings or patterns were naturally woven into it. The facial expression was wide eyed, mouth opened displaying surprise or maybe anger.
When I think of this story it chills me that the second apparition appeared immediately after Jess declared herself to be leaving home. The second strange thing is Jess never met this woman, and if she was protecting someone surely it would be her mother to see her and not Jess?
I don't know, what do you think?