In 1964, I was 20 and I had 2 friends from France who had come to visit Mauritius. They were staying at some local friends of mine in Vacoas.
We agreed that one night, I would also stay over there for fun.
We had a great day. We went to a place called "l'ile aux Cerfs", on the east coast of Mauritius. We spent the day just swimming, playing, eating and checking for girls. It's a beautiful place but has now become the property of a hotel group. It has become very touristic.
Anyway, after that beautiful day, we went to eat pizza then went to the pictures to watch a movie. I forgot what it was.
We came late, at around 23h00. We were exhausted but so happy. The parents of my friends were very cool and enjoyed to be with young people. We had some coffee and a nice cake and we chatted up to around 1h30 - 2h00. Then all of us just went into their bedroom. I was given a mattress to sleep on in the lounge and the mattress was laid between the couch and armchairs.
After having a last goodbye, I went to brush my teeth. As I was doing so, I kind of noticed someone passing by the bathroom door in the reflection of the mirror. What was strange is that I did not hear walking. I finished my business, switched off the bathroom light and walked in the corridor to reach the lounge. I was expecting to see someone but the room was empty. I checked around and noticed that everybody had gone to sleep. Some were already snoring.
I shrugged it off as being tired, I set my covers, etc... Then switched off the light. As I laid down on the mattress and about to fall asleep, I heard someone walking in the corridor and coming towards the lounge. It was now dark but the light outside would slightly light the room through the curtains. I heard the steps come into the lounge as if someone was walking barefoot and walk around my mattress and sit on the couch. I heard this distinctive "pouf" sound when sitting. Since I was laying on my left side, I could not see. I just turned to see who it was and... Daze! No one was there. The light outside would slightly light the couch and there was nobody in that couch. I looked around and no one. I said, "Who is there"? Then "Hello?" Nothing. I freaked out. I jumped off my mattress and switched on the light. The room was as empty as a shell.
I walked to the rooms to see if someone was up but everybody were dead asleep. I did not know what to do. I remained still for a while to hear if there was some noises but there was an eerie silence. I could hear the snoring but otherwise, it was dead silent.
It took me a good 15 minutes before going back to the mattress, but I remained alert for a while. Then I started to drift to sleep but was suddenly awoken by breathing in the lounge. I stood up and looked around. Nothing and no one. Then I heard noises in the kitchen. It was like kitchenware being moved. I knew something was not right. I switched on the light and remained still. I heard other movements in the house. I was nervous and breathing heavy. My heart was pounding like crazy.
I finally left the lights on and sat on the armrest of an armchair. It was now over 3 am. I could not sleep and was sensitive to any movement in the house. The noises in the kitchen had stopped and I could from time to time hear like a slight swift sound in the corridor. To feel safer, I opened the curtains and I could see outside. The yard in front of the house was calm and the lawn was wet. The street lamp was lighting up the surrounding as well as the inside of the lounge. Everything remained still for 10 to 15 mns. Then I heard movement in the corridor. I saw the shadow of someone against the wall of the corridor. This was odd since the light was shining from the lounge and the shadow should logically not appear on the wall in direction of the lounge (if you understand what I'm saying). I waited a bit and asked who it was but after receiving no answer, I moved slowly in order to see who was in the corridor. I then saw my friend (the owner of the house), standing on one side of the corridor. I just said "hello" and told him I was sorry but I could not sleep. As I was trying to explain to him what was happening, he just walked away and walked in the bathroom without switching the light on.
I found this odd and followed him. When I switched on the light I got the fright of my life! No one was there! There was one small window with iron bars and he could definitely not escape there. I then opened the door of the room where my friend was sleeping and saw him in a deep sleep, the mouth open and slightly snoring. I understood I had just seen a ghost or a doppelganger.
Scared, but impossible to do else, I went back into the lounge with my hair standing up and feeling like followed. I remained awake and prayed the "Our Father" and mentioned Jesus as often as I could.
I finally sat in an armchair until I saw the first morning lights. I must have fallen asleep when I was awoken by the father of my friend. He was going out to buy bread. It was around 6h30. I had only slept not more than 1 or 1h30. He asked me why I was sleeping in the armchair and the curtains were open. I told him about the events of the night. He looked at me a bit concerned and asked me if I was ok. I said apart the very little sleep, I was fine.
When he came back about half an hour later, he prepared coffee and we sat. He told me that the house above his (it was a block of 4 houses) was haunted and empty for quite a while. He experienced quite a lot of paranormal events in his house. A lot of doppelganger as well as noises, footsteps, moving objects, etc but he assured me that nothing was of a threatening nature. For years of staying in this house which he was renting, he felt safe despite the paranormal events.
When my friends woke up, at around 8h30, we talked about these events while having breakfast. My friend (one of the sons of the house) then told me about his personal experiences which were a bit more intense such as sleep paralysis (3 times), bad dreams, doppelganger as well as shadows, noises, entity, etc.
The friends from France were very skeptical and tried to convinced me that because I was so tired from the previous day, I mixed dreams with reality.
Anyway, I did not sleep there during the night and never did after.