I'm new to this website, and have never actually told this story to that many people. So here I go...
My ghost encounter took place at my old house, which I lived in when I was 17. The downstairs was made up of a basement suite, laundry room, and where I had my bedroom. At the time, only my mother, her boyfriend at the time, and I lived in the house (my brother and sisters were living on their own).
I was lying on the couch around 1am watching TV, when all of the sudden the doorknob started to shake as if someone wanted in. I always locked the door downstairs at night, because I liked having my privacy, and just that I felt safer. Well anyways, I asked who was there and as clear as day I heard, 'mom'. When I got up to open the door, I couldn't understand what she wanted, considering she never comes downstairs. Nobody was there, and I know for a fact nobody was playing a trick on me. I ended up having to leave the house to my friends because I was so scared.
When I told my friend what happened, she filled me in on the experience she had one of the nights she slept over. She said during the night there was the sound of footsteps coming down the stairs; she never got to sleep that night either. I remember her telling me that she didn't get much sleep, but just left it at that, she hasn't slept over since that incident and now I knew why.
Some believe me, and some don't, but I know what I have experienced in that house was something that I can't explain. The only other thing that happened was one of the cupboard doors opened by itself... But that's not what I noticed; it was when it slammed shut by itself. That was a few weeks before we moved out. All of the paranormal happenings occurred downstairs, and I honestly don't know why.
Thank you for reading.