Although this is my first posting, I have been an avid reader of this site for quite some time now, in fact the reason that I found this site was due to the experiences that my friend has had in her house.
The back story:My friend Amanda (not her real name) and I have been friends for approx 18 years we have shared each others lives through the good times and the bad. We are both very similar and share a lot of the same interests, we both work together and we both are married with daughters that are in the same class at school and we both had a hard time trying to fall pregnant with our little girls. Also we live in the same rural town on the Mid North Coast of Australia.
Now back to the story. Amandas little girl,Hannah,is a special 10year old with a personality that's larger than life but Hannah also has ADHD, generalized anxiety and Asperger syndrome (High functioning Autism) although we didn't know any of this until about 5 years ago when she started school and was constantly in trouble for her "larger than life" personality.
The reason that I mention this is because I was wondering if anyone knows if children like Hannah are more likely to have Paranormal experiences or unexplainable things happen around them?
Amanda and her husband live in a house that they built about 3-4 years before Hannah was born. From the moment that Hannah was born she was a VERY unsettled baby, by the time she was two she would lay in bed and say "look at the pretty balls Mummy" pointing into air at the bottom of her bed, or she would see them whilst sitting on her Mums bed. When Amanda asked her to describe the balls Hannah said that they were pretty and would change colour from pink to blue or purple.
One day Amanda rang and told me she had been making the bed and noticed that she had lost the diamond out of her engagement ring, I asked her if she could remember knocking it or doing anything significant so she could retrace her steps to try and find it but I didn't have much hope for her (not that its a tiny diamond but its not so big that you'd trip over it) anyway it would have been at least a month or more when Amanda rang back slightly bewildered saying that she was walking out of Hannahs room when she felt that she kicked something that sounded like a pebble when it hit the tiles in the hallway, when she looked down she saw something shining and it was her diamond!. Mind you she had repeatedly vacuumed and mopped in that area between the time the diamond had gone missing and when she found it. We were shocked but put it down to luck.
On another occasion Amanda was up late cleaning the up the spare bedroom (which is directly across the hall from Hannahs room. Amanda was the only person still awake in the house and she said that it was very late, she was feeling quite tired and thinking about packing it in for the night when she "sensed" someone walking up the hall, knowing that both her husband and Hannah was asleep she looked at the doorway expecting to see her cat and instead what she saw was a little girl about the age of 5 or 6 dressed in an old fashioned dress with old fashioned curls (like how they used to put girls hair into rags to create a curl) walking stiltedly into the room. Amanda of course jumped back in fright and the little girl disappeared. Amanda put this down to being over tired.
Then there was the time that Amanda and her husband were in bed, it was early morning and Amanda was half asleep when she heard Hannah running down the hallway and then just outside her bedroom door say "Mum?"Amanda answered "Yes?"and there was no answer, she was just about to drag herself out bed when her Husband hopped out of bed only to return a few minutes later stating that Hannah was still fast asleep in bed. Amanda confirmed that he also heard Hannah run down the hall and call out to her and he agreed that he did. When Amanda relayed the message to me she was adamant that it was Hannahs voice that she heard.
Then there are many other unusual things that happen, like:
When Hannah told her mum that sometimes she see's a dog sitting in her doorway but then she looks again and its gone. (The dog that she describes fits the description of a dog that Amanda and her husband owned at that house before Hannah was born but sadly died when Amanda was 7 months pregnant with Hannah)
Things will go missing and Amanda will pull the house apart looking for the item only to have it resurface in an obvious position a week or a month later.
Hannah will say to her mum,"Do you sometimes when you're asleep float out of your bed and then you wake up and you land back on your bed?"
The smoke alarm in the hallway outside Hannahs bedroom has gone off for no reason twice now over the years, and then the next day both times something unfortunate and sad has happened. Both times this happened Amanda was in Hannahs room and when the alarm went crazy she walked into the hallway and looked at it and it stopped, just for it to start again when she went back into the room.
Any ideas of what might be going on or feedback would be greatly appreciated, but Amanda wants to make it clear that what ever it is (or isn't) does not feel like a bad energy, she doesn't feel sad or threatened in her own house.
Thanking you in advance.
P.S Sorry about the length.