It's been a long while since I posted here, and I've been keeping a journal like Miracles and Granny suggested. If you want my background, feel free to read up on my other entries. Here is a continuation of my journal entries from where I left off the last time I submitted. I included mood and time as well.
Monday, December 27, 2011 Cold, Overcast. Mood: content. Time: roughly 9:00 pm est.
Strong smell in my kitchen doorway of spoiled food. I keep a clean kitchen and no old food so I was concerned that something was spoiling somewhere. I have a garbage bin about 15 feet past the doorway and I went straight for it thinking it was the garbage. It was not. I sniffed around a bit, not smelling anything amiss. I moved back toward the doorway and smelled the spoiled food smell. Right inside the doorway are many cabinets. I checked them all, maybe a dead mouse? Nope. After moving the air around a bit with opening and closing cabinets I could no longer smell the scent. I opened the refrigerator to check on the smell and everything seemed normal. Edit: 2 weeks later and no bad smell.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011. Snowy, cold and my mood is indifferent. Time: roughly 10:30 pm est.
A glowing light to my left out of the corner of my eye appeared, I quickly tuned my head to the left. I assume that it will be nothing because I've never seen anything definitive resulting from an "out of the corner of my eye incident" but today was different. I'm watching TV, lights are off and a see a glowing circle of light roughly 1 1/2 inches in diameter on my bedroom closet door. The door is hinged in the open position. The doors look like blinds you might find on a window, with slats. On one of the slats, about 4 feet from the ground this circle of light is spinning and pulsing. I was really unnerved but I was unable to move or look away. I used my eyes to peer though the slats and I could see light coming from behind the slat as well. The light lasted for what appeared to be 20 to 30 seconds then suddenly just disappeared. I sat there for a while, unable to move, pondering what I had just seen. I tried to rule out what it could and could not be. It was not light from the tv, as different scenes were going on during that 20 seconds and the spectrum of light as well as the intensity were changing on the tv thus making a reflection of steady pulsing light impossible. Next I ruled out light from a window. The windows behind are covered with a shade, a plastic winter wrap and then thick curtains. As of Friday, January 14th I've left the closet in the same position hoping to repeat what has happened and it has not. What was that light?
Saturday, January 22, 2011. Time: Unsure: After Midnight. Mood: Asleep then Scared: Weather: C O L D
Two loud knocks on my bedroom door. Door was closed. Woke me up from dead sleep to wide awake. I was alone. My house is empty except for me. I asked loudly, "What? Who's there?" Nothing, I asked again and again and I received no reply. I sat there, scared out of my mind for about 15 minutes until I finally fell back to sleep. I normally sleep with my door closed/locked. An old habit from when I was a child. I was not going to open the door after those knocks. The next morning I noticed nothing amiss. This event scared me like no other.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Time: After 8 pm Mood: Worried and Sad Weather: Cold
I was returning home after visiting my mother in the hospital. I had been there all day. I was worried but calm. I was not focusing on much. I had let my mind drift. I entered my empty home and reached to the right to turn on a standard lever light switch. It turned on. I walked up my steps to the 2nd floor. I placed the mail on the counter and got an apple. I walked down the steps and with my left hand turned the light switch off, moving it into the down position. The light turned off. I took two and a half steps toward my bedroom and the light turned back on. The switch was in the upright position again. It froze me in my tracks. I retreated backward two steps and examined the switch. Nothing amiss. I paused and listened and used my eyes to look around. I heard and noticed nothing amiss. Looks like another entry in the journal. (edit) Mom is doing great as of March 2012.
Monday, March 7, 2011. Time: Morning Approx 4 am. Mood: Sleeping Weather COLD
Woke up from sleep in a semi-conscious state. I was aware I was awake yet I could still see images in my head from a dream. I was unable to move. I was in what some might call a lucid state but I was aware I was awake and dreaming too. I was in this state for what felt like 20-40 seconds and I slowly began to awaken fully. About 10 seconds into the initial panic of not being able to move I remembered reading about sleep paralysis and my brain liked that idea and allowed me to wake fully and finally move. This is my first experience with sleep paralysis. While not paranormal in nature, I figured since this was my first experience with this I'd include it here.
Saturday, March 12, 2011 Time: 8:22 am Mood:Stressed Weather: Cold
The door to my bedroom locked on its own. I was having a carpenter over to put on a new back door in my garage so I was going to keep my bedroom door closed. It was a bit messy and I didn't have time to clean it before the carpenter arrived. Since he didn't need to be anywhere near my room I figured I'd just close the door and worry about it later. I exited my bedroom door and was about to close it shut and I noticed the door handle didn't have the ability to turn. I thought to myself, "Why can't this turn?" and I tried to turn the handle with more force and it was locked. I pushed the door back open, looked behind the door and it was in the locked position. This is a simple bedroom door a twist lock only on the handle. Another incident involving the downstairs near the garage and my room. I'm keeping my eyes and ears open for future incidents in this area.
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - Time After 9:00 pm EST.
My closed bedroom door... Closed again. Let me explain in more detail. The door was closed. When you close a door it makes a 'click' sound. It's the normal sound a door in a house will make when it closes. I entered my room, closed my door, sat down turned on my computer and about 2 minutes later I hear a "CLICK" and the door closes again. I have ties hanging on the back of the door and they were not moving. This suggests the door did not move but it sure did make a click sound like it closed again. I got up, opened the door, nothing behind and nothing on the outside hallway. Closed the door and this time locked it.
Saturday, February 18, 2012 - Time 1:30 pm 40 degrees. Sunny
Went upstairs to warm up some pizza and as soon as I got to the top of the steps, I heard voices from downstairs. I pause at the top of the steps. I can clearly hear a man's voice, but I can't make out anything being said. This goes on for about 15 seconds then nothing. For a brief moment I thought it might be my answering machine but from the time I walked up to the top of the steps to the time I heard the voice (s), the phone didn't ring. When I got downstairs I checked my answering machine anyway. There was no message of course.
Sunday, March 11, 2012 Weather - Cold but not bitter, no wind. Time 1:30 pm
Two of my car garage doors were open. I was hauling an old oven down from my deck to store in my garage until I was ready to dispose of it. There is a wooden door my father installed that connects one side of the garage to the other. My nephew and I got the oven down, placed on a hand truck cart and moved it into the garage. I was backing into the garage and propped the oven off the hand truck. I had one hand on the hand truck, one on the oven, and I turned around ready to kick the door open with my foot so I could drag the hand truck cart to the other side when the door just gently opened for me as if to say, "Don't bother, I got this." I smiled and said aloud, "Thanks!" Could it have been the wind? Maybe, but there was no wind at all today. Was it paranormal? Who knows? But it was weird and the garage / downstairs seems to be the place to be as of late.
Monday, March 12, 2012 Weather Cool/Cold Time 8:00 am.
I stayed home from work today feeling sick. I went upstairs, warmed some coffee and toasted two waffles with peanut butter for breakfast. I heard voices from downstairs again. I can't make out any words but there were more than one. It was as if there was a conversation. I froze and listened for what seemed like 10 to 20 seconds then it stopped. I could not make out a single word. All I know is it was voices. It almost sounded like I had left a tv on downstairs but of course, there was no tv on. This is the second time I've heard voices when I've gone upstairs. If I hear it again I'm setting a recorder up to see if I'm crazy or not.
That's up to date. No activity for a long time then suddenly a lot. It seems to have picked up lately, perhaps due to the home improvements. I'll keep writing down what I experience and eventually if things continue I'll add another journal entry in the near future. Love this supportive community here. Thanks for listening.