My home was built in the 1920's to 1930's, I know this as it still has the original fuel stove in the kitchen which backs onto an ornate open fireplace. I purchased my house five years ago in 2007. In the first year that I came to occupy the house I would often feel VERY uncomfortable there to say the least. I forever had the sense that someone was following me especially in the formal living area and the kitchen (which share the same original chimney) In the past five years I have had people share the residence with me and moved in and out of the house numerous times.
In early 2008 the man whom I thought was my TRUE love came to stay with me in this house. He is an EXTREMELY (and I say this with no exaggeration) religious and spiritual man. He stayed for only three months. After only two months I noticed a huge change in his behaviour but non so much as the night that scared the hell out of me.
I was sleeping and was awoken to my partner jumping upright in our bed. He jumped so that he landed upright on the floor. When I awoke he paced the room and spoke words which still spook me to this day. "ohh, I see what your doing" he repeated this several times, " I see, I see" Awakening to this was quite disturbing. I asked "What?" to which he did not acknowledge or respond, he simply continued to pace and say "I see what your doing". As I have said he did not respond to me, didn't even flinch to the sound of my voice, didn't even look in my direction, he just paced and spoke as if speaking to himself or at least someone other than me. Try as I did to gain his focus I could not. His behaviour unnerved me and I escaped to the sunroom. There I sat on the back step and smoked a ciggerette. He came to stand by me and as our eyes met he repeated in a mocking tone almost filled with laughter "You will pay with your blood You will pay with your blood you will pay with your blood!" I sat there trying to comprehend just what the hell was going on. My eyes filled with tears as my heart filled with fear. I could see my car in the yard, I looked to him to see if the man I knew was looking back at me then towards the car, and back and forth and back and forth and contemplated my options. I ran to the car but he followed, I ran to the house but he followed still. Back and forth I ran until it became apparent that I could not escape him. Finally I decided that the car was the better option (at least if I could get us to the garage 2 or so kilometres down the road someone could help)
We neared the garage. I saw the traffic lights that indicated the garage was within reach. Then he spoke again " You won't kill me! If you want to kill me I'll kill us both now!" and he grabbed the steering wheel of the car and tried to steer it into an approaching telegraph pole. I don't exactly remember what happened next, but we didn't hit the pole. When we were back home I tried to sleep in the quest bedroom but he followed. I tried to leave him in the guest room while I crept to the master bedroom, he followed. In the end I figured he would follow me anywhere I tried to escape. In the end I grabbed a knife from the kitchen and slept with it under my pillow as he lay spooning me as if nothing had happened. Even when I woke several times in the night he asked me full of surprise what was wrong.
The next morning I reminded him of his behaviour and asked him what had happened... He claimed to have no memory of this. After this incident I told him I was concerned for his mental health and asked him to move back to sydney to which he agreed. Several months later he would tell me that on that night he awoke to me calling his name yet I was fast asleep and as he looked at me he saw an elderly lady at the foot of out bed climb into my body and my face became hers as it called his name.
That event occured in late 2008 and between then and now I have moved several times and had many occupants and guests in my house without incident.
Now to present day august 2012. Me and the above mentioned man have a three year old child (he is no longer in our life) and me and our daughter have been living in this house for two years without incident. Until recently. Just a few weeks ago me and my daughter were watching cartoons in the secondary living room. The lights were out except for the room we were in. I told her "get your shoes on baby we have to go shopping now" she responded "okay mummy" then I saw her looking into the darkness of the formal living room. Her eyes narrowed and focused on something and she leant forward squinting as if to get a better view of something specific. She focused only for a few moments before her eyes widened with a fright I had never seen on anyone let alone my three year old child. As her eyes widened she moved backwards and screamed "MUMMY!" in a tone I wish I never would have to hear. Panicked I repeatedly asked her what was wrong, but all she could do was bury her face further in my chest as she screamed for me.
This in itself was terrifying to me however I reassured myself that she was a child with a wild imagination.
Not quite a week later we sat in the same living area watching her innocent movies when she again looked into the dark of the other living area. This time her eyes widened with fear again and she crouched between the wall, the lamp table and the lounge. Her tiny body shook uncontrollably as she peered around the corners of the furniture into the kitchen and the darkness. She asked me repeatedly "Mummy turn on the lights" I asked her what was wrong, why she was scared, what she could see, to which she replied" Nothing, turn on the light". I jumped up to turn the kitchen light on and she lunged at me. We entered the kitchen and seconds after I switched on the light she jumped to the floor and said "I'm not scared anymore". "Thats good darling" I told her to which she responded "It's a naughty old lady isn't it mummy". Just three nights after this she was impossible to get to sleep I tried every tactic which had worked in the past and then I just yelled "Makayla! Go to sleep now or else!" To which she responded "Otherwise the old lady will break my neck?" This is no threat me or anyone else has ever made to her nor nothing she has seen on her movies. Sounds like nothing to you? I dare you to try living it. Its scarier than it sounds!