I've been waiting to submit this for months! Things had escalated and I wanted to talk to you all!
Over the course of a few years, some weird things have happened in my house, nothing violent or particularly terrifying but still noticeable, to me at least. Our house has four floors, the ground floor has the back door into the kitchen and the cellar next door, then above is the front door, the living room and my brother's game room, then my mother and brother's room, finally ending on the top floor with my room and the bathroom. (not so great when you're in the kitchen and have to pee...)
The first mention of it was when me, my mother and my brother all went to France on holiday and asked my friend across the road to feed the cats, the fish, and make sure the house was okay while we were gone, to which he kindly agreed.
When we got back, I'm not sure how it came up in the conversation but he said that he had a bad feeling all the time he was here, like there was someone watching him while he was in the house, even going so far as to say that he heard voices upstairs while he was in the kitchen, and once when he came to check on things with his sister, they saw a man standing at the top of the stairs near our living room.
I thought nothing of it for a long time, our hallway can be dark so I assumed it was a trick of the light and nothing more.
Things were normal for a long time, until one day I was getting changed and I heard someone coming up the stairs towards my room. When you've lived in a house for a long time you know what it sounds like when someone comes up the stairs, even to the extent where you can identify who it is. After saying 'hello?' and getting no reply, I wandered out onto the landing. Of course, there was no-one there and after searching the house I discovered that my mum and brother had gone to the shops without telling me (thanks...) so the noise wasn't them.
After a while I started feeling something in the house too, like there was someone there and eventually kept seeing the silhouette of a man in our hallway by the front door, or at the top of the stairs closest, on the landing near to my mum and brother's room. The dog would occasionally stare into the hall from the lounge and growl randomly, or bark at nothing. I didn't tell my mum at first because she's a nurse and has apparently seen many odd and unexplained things, and refuses to believe that our house has anything in it.
The weird things reached their peak this summer just gone, my mother and brother went to France and left me to look after the house alone until my Nanny was to arrive for a visit a week later.
I kept seeing things, the usual man in our hallway, young looking but never in focus, like a shadow that wasn't attached to the wall. He looked as though he were in a suit or some smart clothing (long sleeved and dark from what I could see) he didn't stand at the top of the living-room stairs so much now, but more the top of the kitchen ones, which made me nervy climbing them... Electrical things would switch themselves on and off, I woke one day to voices and after wandering down the stairs found that the TV had been switched on, impossible to do unless you press a specific button on the remote, which was on the table under some papers. The smoke alarms would randomly go off and lights I swear I switched off would be on again, the cellar door would be open when I always kept it closed (a really scary room too). Things would randomly fall off shelves in front of me and it seemed to make my friends feel uneasy on purpose.
My friend came over for a cup of tea, I was on the phone on the top floor as he was coming up from the kitchen, he saw the man in the hallway and was about to attack him when he disappeared. Switching all the lights on and still not finding him he told me when I came downstairs and had hung up the phone, saying that there had been someone he thought to be an intruder. I'd told him about the things in my house, but being an atheist, or at least someone who doesn't really believe in ghosts, I don't think he believed me. He said it sometimes felt like something in our house was saying ''she's mine again'' when he left to go home...
The really weird thing is that after he'd left, I asked the 'ghost' to sit on the sofa next to me, since I was going to watch something and wanted it to feel welcome (God knows what I was thinking) the dog, after following something invisible with his eyes down the hall, leaped onto the other sofa and stared intently at the one next to me, not budging from where he sat until my mum came home. A few weeks later it grabbed something on the mantel piece in my room, and shook it violently. When I looked up, it stopped.
Upon telling my mother about all this she was a little angry, insisting there was nothing there at all, that she wouldn't have it and I was to stop mentioning it, as she didn't want to feel afraid in her own house (which is understandable). The thing is, only me and my friends have seen or felt this, it seems to keep itself away from my mum and my brother, mainly doing things when they're out and I'm the only one who'll see it... Which is a little odd... I grew to like its company and feel quite happy with it being there, but I haven't seen him in a while now and I have to say that I miss it.
Sorry for it being so long for something that might seem uneventful but it means a lot to me.
Does anyone have any explanations/ advice?