I left off with the question of if the spirit was that of my girlfriend's grandmother. All I can say is, I was WAY wrong.
This spirit is still here, and my girlfriend has left to go to school elsewhere and come to visit on weekends; however, this spirit is still here all days of the week. I can feel it looking at me from the stairway, even as I write this.
I feel it more and more everyday. I have even seen shadows, and literally 5 minutes prior to writing this entry, I was on the phone with my mother and she asked me to say "hi" to my girlfriend for her since it sounded like my girlfriend was staying over. I asked her what she was talking about and she said again, "Is your girlfriend over because I hear a woman talking in the background for the second time in this conversation." I said to her no one was home upstairs (there are a couple women in the apartment above mine) and that my girlfriend was not over. I assumed my mother was hearing a voice that only she could hear through the non-cordless / wireless telephone.
I myself also sometimes hear a voice (I cannot make out gender) talking to me. And I see shadows and movement from the corners of my eye. I have also seen an orb just recently in my living room.
If any one has ideas as to what is going on please let me know.
In other news, my girlfriend's mother has seen her recently passed away sister-in-law in several dreams (wearing the same clothes she was buried in). In the dreams she was saying she was happy in a better place and not to despair.
This woman had passed away of a heart attack / stroke last July and I have never felt such a power and energy from a family prayer as I had on the night she died. The entire family was in the room with her and reciting the Lord's Prayer. I felt another several beings in the room with us, I want to assume Angels.
At the funeral I noticed a raven perched on top of the church's cross when we entered. After the funeral, and after the casket was gone, my girlfriend and I got into my car and I saw the same raven was still perched on the cross in the same place. I pointed it out to my girlfriend and it flew away as a break in the cloud cover moved over the church casting a sun beam over the entire area. (The Hearse was still at the church).