I don't really have any experience with any actual "ghost" that I could see or knew was there, but I have had some really weird experiences that have freaked me out my whole life. I guess this is just a collection of weird things that have happened to me, in no real order until the end when I talk about more recent events. This will be kind of long and unorganized, so I apologize.
For one thing, I've been extremely fascinated with the paranormal for as long as I can remember. Since I've had access to computers, I've spent hours at a time researching ghosts and demons and things like that. For this reason, whenever I claimed something out of the ordinary had happened/was happening, anyone around me would just chalk it up to me psyching myself out and being paranoid.
I don't remember a time when I didn't feel watched, even just a little. I've always been really on edge because of this, and I don't think I've ever felt truly alone, even when I was the only one in the house. I've always felt like something was there and I don't know why. This is one of the reasons I feel like I always need to be talking to someone so that I don't get scared.
Whenever I'm around stereos they'll turn on randomly, and they were blaring loud. I've never had an explanation for this, but I remember one time in second grade we were in reading circle and the teacher was reading a book to the class and suddenly the stereo in the back of the room turned on with the volume all the way up. It scared everyone in class.
In every house I've lived in, there has been something in one part of the house that my dog has been particularly interested in. She will stare at that spot for minutes at a time, and sometimes bark at it. This has happened for as long as I can remember.
Also, there are certain rooms in some of my houses that I won't go in at night. They give me chills, and I always get a strong feeling that something is there and that something bad will happen, so I always avoid them. I also never turn my back on them.
Recently, in the new house I moved into a few months ago, I've started hearing a knocking sound on the other side of my closet door at night and occasionally during the day. No one can figure out what it is, and until a few weeks ago no one else had heard it but me, but one day it was so loud that my mom heard it from her room (which isn't very far from mine so it's not much of a feat, but still). No one is as frightened by it as me though.
Two nights ago, at around 1:30 AM, I was up talking to one of my friends on MSN. He was telling me about his experience with a Ouija board and the girl he contacted. As soon as we'd started getting freaked out by it, the TV in my room, which had been stuck on a menu screen of a DVD for a few days because I'd been too lazy to unplug it and reset it, turned off with a really loud noise. As the light faded from the room and seemed to revert back into the television, this odd warmth came over the room. Simultaneously, the clock in the room started flashing and my chat client disconnected and my fingers started stinging and I couldn't move for about 30 seconds. As soon as I could move again, I ran out of the room and hid in the bathroom for awhile and then sat outside my aunt's bedroom for about 3 hours until sunrise.
Usually when the sun rises, the fear is gone (I frequently stay up 'til dawn because I'm afraid of the night and would much rather know what's going on), but this time, it's different. I feel very weak and panicky when I walk into that room now, and I feel very uneasy when I try to talk about what happened while in the house, as I feel like something or someone knows when I talk about them because of the timing of the strange event that happened.
Is it possible that by being so enthralled in paranormal events that I could have attracted spirits or entities into my life? If this is possibly the case, do you think that they might be able to tell when I'm talking about them? Do you think it's all in my head and I really am just paranoid?