Three years ago, when I was eighteen, my mother died because of a heart attack. No one saw it coming, so obviously me and my family were all terribly shocked.
A few months a ago I felt horrible and broke down. As I was crying in bed I started asking my mom for help. I wanted her to give me strength to help me get though this period in my life. I asked her to give me a sign if she was with me. That night I was just hysterical, nothing actually happened, but it was the first and only time I've ever asked out loud for my mom to help me.
A couple of weeks must have gone by after that when I started experiencing things I couldn't explain. About once a week I would get woken up by my bedroom door slamming, though the door is always shut when I go to bed. This kept going on for a couple of weeks, then it kept happening two or three times a week. Never really gave it much thought, except it being annoying, as I was sleeping.
Recently right after the (closed) door slamming I would hear footsteps on the floor in my bedroom right by the door. My bed is actually around a corner so I would just peek if anyone was actually in my room, but I'm the only one that's on this floor of the house and no one else is ever up here. A couple of weeks ago I was about to go to sleep and I got in bed and I heard someone sitting down in the office chair at my desk. Not some old squeeky chair, you have to really lean back into it to have it even make a noise.
These experiences definitly confirmed my feeling of someone being in my room. When I think of a spirit, I obviously think of my mom, but I completely forgot that I had even asked for a sign.
At this time I would also sometimes feel someone standing by my bed at night or in the morning. It would start with feeling a presence by the end of my bed or seeing a dark figure at night, definitly a human form, but if I'd sit up in by bed it would already be gone. It happened a couple of times, not every night. One day I even felt someone breathing over me and whisper incoherently.
Prior to this I had never experienced anything that could be paranormal, but I simply can't explain this any other way. Only a few days ago I remembered the night I broke down and asked for my mom to help me, and to give me a sign of her presence. Not sure where to go from here, if I should try to make contact with her now that's she has let me know she's here with me.
I used to think spirits didn't even exist but now I'm definitly taking it seriously. I know some of the sounds I described can sound very general, but I've never heard anything in this house as specific as these sounds and they are occuring after I had asked for them.