I don't really like stories that are posted on behalf of someone else, I think it often damages the credibility. I'm only submitting this story because I believe 100% that it is real. It is an encounter that happened to my best friend Max. He's the kind of best friend that you consider more to be family than a friend, and I have no reason to believe that he made this up, he's not the sort of person to make things up just to scare people. Also, it took me a couple of years to get him to tell me these experiences, as he's not really a believer of paranormal things, although if this happened to me I know I'd believe for sure!
When Max was 9 or 10, he used to live in a small 2 bedroom terrace house here in the south of England (just outside Portsmouth if you're interested), at the time he lived with his Mum and older brother. This is exactly how he told the story to me, so if it lacks detail, I apologize. He woke up in the middle of the night, and went downstairs to get a drink, as he got to the bottom of the stairs and turned the corner to walk towards the kitchen, he instantly froze. In the small hallway, was the vacuum cleaner. It was one of the upright type cleaners, with the big bag on it, and it was hovering all by itself! It was not plugged in and there was no noise coming from it. It was just gliding back and forth.
Understandably he didn't get a drink, he just ran back up to bed and hid under the covers. He never saw it happen again. But he did see a heavy clock fly off the wall. His friend and Mum saw it too. It was screwed to the wall with two screws, yet it just flew off the wall. His friend never went back into his house.
I think he's experienced other things but he's a bit weary of telling me. Like I said, I really don't like posting someone else's story, I wasn't there so I can't state whether it is true. But I do know Max, and I trust him with my life, and I honestly believe these things happened. I know everyone says that when posting someone else's story, so you'll just have to take my word that I'm not just really gullible!