My name is AJ and I'm 13 years old. So far I have had 2 paranormal experiences that I can recall.
The first paranormal experience I can remember happened when I was 6 or 7 years old. I was living with my mother at the time (my parents divorced when I was 3) and we lived in a house about 50 years old in Newlands, Wellington, NZ. We moved into the house and everything seemed ok for the first 3 months of us being there. The house creaked and groaned a little bit, but that was expected considering the house was pretty old.
Anyway I remember one night waking up in the middle of the night and I felt like I was being observed by someone, so I sat up and saw something tall and black dart out of the room suddenly. I was surprised but disregarded the incident and went back to sleep. The next morning my mother asked what I was doing downstairs last night and I said, "What? I didn't get out of bed." She looked confused and told me she heard the fridge door open and close. (lol maybe the ghost was hungry.)
We both let it go for the next couple of days, until both me and my mother heard voices at night when we were in bed. We didn't talk about it often, but it did go on for at least 4 weeks. Then, one night Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets was on. I was a Harry Potter fan and wanted to watch it so mum set the TV up in my room and went to bed early, so I stayed up and watched it. I was about 5 minutes away from the credits when I fell asleep and left the TV on. Mum was in a deep sleep (I could tell because she was snoring). I woke up around 2:00 am when I yet again saw the black shadow dart out of my bedroom; the TV was off.
The next morning I told my mother the whole story and she said that she was asleep the whole time and couldn't have turned the TV off. From this day on I have believed in ghosts and spirits from the afterlife. I told my friends the story and we refer to the ghost as the "TV Ghost."
Okay my last paranormal experience happened 2 years ago on March 5, 2010. I remember the date so well because this wasn't just a little "Watch me while I sleep and turn the TV off" ghost, this one was different.
I live with my father now in Kelson, Lower Hutt, Wellington, NZ. When I was asleep one night, I heard a huge bang in my room. My dad heard it too and leaped out of bed and into my room. He asked me what it was and I said I had no idea. He switched the light on and we found my clay cat I had made in art class when I was 6 was smashed all over the floor. My dad thought I had accidentally kicked it in my sleep and knocked it off the table at the foot of my bed were it had stood.
The next night I heard footsteps running up and down the staircase. My dad's a heavy sleeper so he didn't hear them. This continued and I found myself lying awake in bed for weeks without a bit of sleep.
Finally the noises and strange happenings had stopped and I could finally sleep! Then, a few weeks later March 5th hit. That night I was asleep when I heard the floorboards of my room creak. My cat Ellwood was on my bed at the time and I saw him slowly back away from the side of the bed and hiss. Then suddenly out of nowhere something grabbed me with incredible force and heaved me off my bed! I shrieked and it let go and I fell onto the floor. The light switched on and my dad came into my room. He saw me lying on the floor and asked me what happened. I told him that something had lifted me off my bed and dropped me onto the floor. Not being much of a believer of the paranormal world, he thought I just rolled onto the floor by accident and fell off the bed. I glanced toward my bed and noticed that Ellwood was gone.
About a week later Ellwood had come back after dad had let him outside that morning. He was hungry and seemed a little distressed about entering the house.
That was 2 years ago and nothing has happened since. It was really weird, but I've moved on from the ghost and it hasn't bothered me since. If it does show back up though I'll submit it onto this website to let you know if anything else strange occurs.
Well, those are my experiences. I'm still a little bit shaken up about the last one though. If the ghost does return I'm going to see if I can communicate with it.