I have lived in this house for the past seven years. It is an older house and has seen a tragedy, (someone committed suicide in the garage). Even with this there hasn't been much phenomenon until recently. There have always been the strange noises, whispers you catch, odd shadows you see in the corner of your eye. Now though, it has grown more intense, and much more frequent.
My mother, a very sensible woman was the first one to start to experience the increase in activity. She was lying in bed when something woke her; she rolled over, and then heard a deep sigh. She looked towards the foot of her bed to see a shadow figure standing there, which soon disappeared after she saw it. She has also heard people calling her name. We have lived here and are very used to the natural sound of the house, and she was very adamant that it was a very human sound.
Then my younger sister started experiencing things. My mother and I left her alone because we were going for a quick trip to the grocery store. When we returned we found my sister sitting on the porch, refusing to go back inside. She franticly told us what had happened, she was truly scared, and my sister is a pretty level headed girl. She said she was sitting in the living room watching TV when she heard her TV come on, (this has also happened to me, I've had my TV come on randomly, turn off randomly, my radio turn off and on by itself) so she went to turn it off. As she walked down the hallway to her room she heard people talking in the basement, (you have to pass the basement stairs to get the bed rooms). She was home alone so this by itself was scary. She walked down the basement stairs, she says that the voices were very clear and the 'people' started to argue and get very loud and angry. Once she got to the basement she turned to face the finished portion, the door was open and there were apparitions, then the door slammed shut, and with that she commenced to run out of the house.
My experiences were the last to start. It was late, everyone else was asleep (I could hear them snoring). I got in the shower, and as soon as I turned the water on I heard the door handle start to rattle like someone was trying to get in (the door was locked). I looked around the curtain and the door handle was moving, I got out, opened the door, no one was there. So I got back in the shower, and the handle started rattling again, and I checked, I did this multiple times. No one was ever there, I even asked my sister and mother if they were up, both denied even being awake, which I believe because I could hear them snoring.
The amount of seeing shadow figure has greatly increased, and the feeling in the house in general has changed. It feels more suppressed, darker. The only room that I feel like I'm not being watched or threatened is my own room; I burn a lot of lavender and sage and cedar incense and things so that could be why.
There hasn't been anything that's happened in the family and we're not renovating, so I would like to know why all of a sudden things are starting to happen.