This story starts at about 10. 30 pm in Ireland. I was in my bedroom in my old house (I moved somewhere else in May but not because of this experience). I was trying to get to sleep but I just couldn't, I was looking around my room trying to wind down, but what I heard next certainly didn't help me get to sleep!
From outside the door of my room I heard a loud giggle. It sounded as if it was made by a little girl and there were no young children in my house or outside at this time. This part sounds kind of weird though, I got this mental picture of the little girl (is that normal?, she was about three or four years old and had dark shoulder length hair and a fringe. It also seemed as if she was either with some friends or playing with toys. The laughter got louder and I got freaked out. It eventually stopped and after a while a fell asleep.
I told my mom all about it and, though she believes in ghosts because her father (my grandfather) was a psychic and sometimes we both are a little bit psychic too, she brushed it off as nothing.
It seemed out of character for my mom, but the other morning in our new house she told me (and I know it wasn't a lie because she knows how much I am interested in the paranormal) that about a week before I heard the little girl laughing she had a dream about a little girl of about three or four with dark shoulder length hair and a fringe coming up to her while she was sleeping (she didn't really mention whether she was seeing herself in the dream or was her in her dream) and trying to speak to her.
She said to was almost like she couldn't say hello to her like she was trying but just couldn't and the weirdest part of it all was I hadn't told her what my mental image of the little girl was.