My parents used to be into a lot of weird spiritual stuff, they are now Christians and prefer to avoid the topic of the paranormal. Sometimes they are willing to share a few details about their experiences with the paranormal, how my dad used to be some kind of psychic and could somehow channel messages from spirits, he used to get bothered often by malicious beings and his family and friends were starting to go insane from the fright.
He told me once about a woman in a big red dress, which caught my attention very abruptly, as I distinctly remember on multiple occasions when I was very young, as I had a tendency to wake up in the middle of the night, often on the floor, I would see a woman in a large (like early 1900s) red dress pacing back and forth in the middle of my room with a pale face and blank expression. She was transparent. She never seemed to be aware of me, she would just pace back and forth and be gone by morning. She did not frighten me.
In my childhood I had a strong fascination with the paranormal, and I'm beginning to think it was more than just fantasy or curiosity, but that it was linked to some experiences I was having. I was always nervous of ghosts and afraid of the dark. I had frightening people invade my dreams, and I don't know how I always ended up on the floor. I was always afraid to go down to the backyard at night to feed our pet rabbits as I always felt like something would chase me back up to the house, and one time I could feel it almost grab me.
I'm just kind of throwing all my experiences out there.
One time, when I was watching Pixar's Monsters Inc, with my sister, she turned to me randomly and said "I think Randall is my monster", since in the film each child is assigned a monster to come from the closet and scare them, Randall was the monster who would turn invisible. She claimed she could feel 'Randall' sitting on her bed but when she looked there was no one there.
A few nights later I had the same experience, we shared a room and I was on the top bunk. From memory I was somewhat afraid and the presence was very masculine, I was woken by the feeling of someone sitting on the bed near my legs, I didn't notice the feeling go away until I shuffled my legs a bit.
My experiences seem random, not constant, as some days I may see some shadow people in the corner of my eye but not the next day, though I do notice a feeling of being watched on those painful nights since I broke up with my boyfriend, and suspicious dark shapes in the reflection of my TV screen on the other side of my bedroom.
A few years ago we had some friends come over and pray for my dad's sickness to heal, they were speaking in tongues and went around the house to pray for each room, they said I should throw away my Egyptian sculptures and I did.
The point of my stories is the activity has greatly decreased since we got our dog, she is only a small dog but I was theorizing that perhaps the introduction of new life can chase away spirits? To be honest I would say my dog keeps them at bay from us but not out of the house, and houseplants seem to do the same, wherever there is life I feel much safer spiritually.
The activity hasn't stopped completely, we have had a few experiences especially on the most emotional nights, but personally I believe plants and animals somehow prevent spirits from forcing their way into our lives.
What do you think?