I'm sorry if this might be too long. My experiences have been happening since the early 1990's.
My first visual of something "strange" was of a figure. A full figure but all black. I watched (as well as the cat on my lap watched) the reflection of this figure in a mirror on the wall, get up and walk across the room behind me. I spun around to find nothing there. The cat continued to look on in the mirror.
Since then, I have seen orbs, shadows, heard voices (my wife can attest to one incident of a little boy in our attic calling "mama". She denies hearing anything to this day!
When I was single, I lived in NY and had numerous accounts of paranormal activity. One time I was actually shoved from behind and was the only one there, talking on the phone.
Another time, in NY, I had a friend of mine going through some marital troubles and he asked to stay with me a couple weeks. I had planned on going to VT to see my father on the first weekend he was to stay with me. In that house, there was one room that had a lot of things happening. The door would slam shut very hard. I had stacked boxes of things to prevent that. I have heard breathing in that room, footsteps when I'm downstairs, going from that room to my room and back. So I left for VT and he stayed there alone. I put him in that room. (I know it sounds mean now but, I wanted to see if I was going crazy or something). When I got home on Sunday night, he was gone. His stuff was gone. He called me that night and asked what was up with my place. I acted like I didn't know what he was talking about. He told me there was a lot of noise and banging going on in my room and went and knocked on my door. No answer. He heard the noise and knocked again but the noise didn't stop. He opened my bedroom door and everything was silent. Then a light came on downstairs and he thought it was me and went down. He said nobody was there and he checked the garage for my car. When he realized I wasn't there, he left. Told me something was wrong with my place. He didn't even come to visit there after that.
When I moved to VT, I lived in three places including the house I'm in now. My wife was with me for these three places. Things have gotten a little worse in the sense that I have seen and felt an old lady being around. The feeling is NOT a good one. She makes me feel very bad. I have seen her once, but most of the time I feel her presence.
I have done research on everything I have experienced and with her, I have come across "The Old Hag Syndrome." She is the only one I fear and I don't know why. Everything about her is not good. My Aunt, who is a Wiccan, told me to do a couple of things inside my home and outside. It worked for a while. It was like a weight lifted. Then, my father died and after all was done with the funeral and everything, I had a dream. My father was in it but as he laid down on the couch, I jumped on him and told him to wake up as he slowly transformed into the Old Hag! Scared the daylights out of me!
Now my kids experience things. Voices, footsteps, things of that nature. I haven't felt the old hag's presence since the dream but everything else still goes on. Some nights, we will be watching TV and a toy from the toy box will just fly out into the middle of the room. A lot of things that are innocent enough but experiences that now most of the family have.
The wife tells me it's all to do with me (even though she will deny anything happens) and I tell her I don't agree. But, as I thought of that comment, I wondered if she was right. I remembered a time when I was younger and we had a house that was abandoned in the neighborhood. Someone got a Ouija board and we played. There were 5 of us in that house. We did the usual question and answers thing. All night, this one girl was making fun and mocking the board. We heard a big bang and we all got spooked and went running out. She was the last one out and as she ran through the door, her forehead was torn open by a fish hook! She received 32 stitches! None of us talked about that night, how she was the one mocking the board and nobody else was hurt but her. Now I'm wondering if all I'm experiencing is because of that board from long ago. I don't know and I'm not sure if I should do anything at all. Like I said, the only one I fear is the Old Hag. She has a bad feeling about her and my Wiccan Aunt said she's following me for some reason.
Well, in a nut shell, that's my story. Not sure what to do, if anything.
Sorry it kind of long but I left out a whole bunch of stuff, trying to keep it as short as I could.
Thanks for reading... Things continue to happen...