I will start with a little background before I tell you about my experience two nights ago at a friends new house.
I have had a few paranormal experiences in my lifetime, however nothing really of a bad nature except one kind of when I was a teenager living in my dads old terrace house in inner western sydney. But I may talk about that another' time.
I am by no means a new age person, I am an average family man with children that lives in a small country town a bit north of Newcastle NSW, Australia. I am probably more of a sceptic than a believer in the paranormal, however I have had a few experiences that I cannot debunk, so even though I am a sceptic I think that something's cannot be explained and am resigned to that belief.
Now to set the background of the experience I had on Monday night, which was the second in this house in two weeks, it is a two story house that my best friend I have known since childhood just bought a month or so ago. It is literally next door to his parents house (they are a very close family, his father and grandparents immigrated to australia in the early 1970's from Yugoslavia) and he has lived in his parents house all his life or since very young.
He is in the process of renovations as the house was owned by an older man who hadn't painted etc since the mid 1980's.
Anyway when I visit Sydney for work, which is about 3-4 hours from home, we normally catch up for a coffee and a chat, and if too late I will sometimes stay over as my wife gets a little cranky if I drive tired due to accident danger etc.
My mate (I will call him John) hasn't slept in the new house yet, he and his girlfriend share a flat and he still has a room at his parents and as the house is being renovated and has almost no furniture in it except a few chairs, a couch and a mattress for me, I can understand him not sleeping there yet. Anyway around a week ago, I was staying over after a very long day of work and driving, and it was probably the third time I had stayed there, up
To this point nothing out of the ordinary had happened, it had a bit of an odd feeling to the place at night but I put this down to a new environment and the house being almost void of furniture and half way through renovations etc.
Anyway, I had gone to bed in the main room upstairs as in a large living/ family room area, nothing out of the ordinary had happened prior to me going to sleep, at around 3-4am I am not sure exactly of the time, I had a woman visit me in my dreams and she told me without words but in a clear communication to wake up as she was coming to visit me, I woke up and as my eyes adjusted saw coming out of the ceiling an arm up to about midway between the wrist an elbow, thinking I was still half asleep but getting a little scared, I got up groggily and walked across the room and switched the light on, looking back up at the ceiling the arm was still there, I blinked several times and realised that I was now awake and it was still there, I said "go away and leave me alone" and it did, it didn't go back up as if being pulled up, nor did it just vanish it is hard to explain but it kind of gently vanished?
I then left the stairwell light on, went and laid down and proceeded to go back to sleep, this thing that visited me and had the arm didn't feel bad it was a little off putting however I didn't feel like it wanted to harm me at al.
I woke up a few hours later thinking about it, it was all so clear and at first was thinking did it really happen and seeing the stairwell light on etc realised for sure that it did, however I still was under the impression that it may have been a dream so let it go as that.
Now two nights ago on Monday, I again was there and too tired to go home, we sat up watching some new movies John had and chatted etc about his new job he was starting and about how his current boss took his resignation etc, just regular chat between best mates, we finished up around 2.45am and I went next door to his new house, he walked me through showing me the new paint and a few other things upstairs etc then he went back to his parents next door, and I set up the couch downstairs as my bed for the night, around 3.00am give of take 5mins as I was laying down and had just opened a window as it was a bit muggy, I heard definitive loud footsteps coming from upstairs, the stairway between the top and bottom floor is a metal spiral staircase, I have a photo that I will try to post if I can figure out how later on, anyway the footsteps sounded like a large man in solid heeled boots, I am a big guy and wear rm William boots so I know what they sound like, it sounded like a guy my size wearing my boots was upstairs in the living area, as the house is in a bad neighbourhood kind of, I ran upstairs thinking someone had broken in to confront them, however as I got upstairs there was no ones there, I walked into the upstairs bedroom and bathroom and still empty, thinking I was imagining it, I went back downstairs to lay down on the couch and go to sleep.
About five minutes of me laying down I heard footsteps starting to come down the spiral staircase, as a light was on in the kitchen adjoining the room I was in and at this stage no curtains are hanging the room was very well illuminated. I looked at the staircase and could still hear footsteps coming down them but no one was there, I sat up looking directly at the staircase and the footsteps stopped about four steps from the bottom, now this is hard to explain and even though I couldn't see anything on the stairs I knew with absolute certainty that something was standing on the stairwell and was staring at me with absolute hatred, don't ask me how but it was as if someone completely visible and tangible was there stating at me, but I could only see a empty staircase.
It didn't feel right at all, and my hair was starting to stand on end and goosebumps on my arms were popping up, I started to put my socks and shoes on and being raised as a catholic, and not feeling safe, I started to gather all of my things like wallet, car keys, phone etc while slipping my shoes on and reciting the Lord's Prayer, as I started saying the prayer the feeling in the room intensified and the hatred I could feel being directed at me started to become more, as I was slipping my last boot on over my heel, something I cannot explain
Except maybe as basic survival instinct told me get up now and get out, at that very second even before I had a chance to stand up, the thing on the staircase heavily started moving fast down the stairs I bolted up and raced out the kitchen door and through to the laundry where the only door not double locked was, as I was running out the thing started right behind me as if chasing me, it was only about 50 cm's behind me it's foot steps were loud and clear I looked over my shoulder as I ran and nothing was there but the foot steps were as loud and clear as if a solid person was there chasing me, I opened the unlocked screen door and bolted outside, the absolute second I crossed the threshold of the door outside I knew it wasn't chasing me anymore somehow? I left the door open and ran to my car on the street out the front, started my car and now absolutely wide awake with adrenaline started driving home, I text messaged John telling him I had to leave and that I had left the door open and I would explain in the morning,
The next morning (yesterday) he called me and asked me what had happened, when I told him everything and he got his priest straight over to bless the house as we have known each other a very long time and him knowing that me fleeing and leaving his house open is not at all in my character.
I am still running the events over in my head and still can't believe it. As I said earlier I took some photos while putting my boots on and looking at them later couldn't see anything when I got home last night and talked to my wife, she asked to see the photos on my phone, she spotted some interesting things I didn't see like a misty shape on the stairs exactly where I could sense the thing standing and in one picture a full bodied form standing in the corner or the room in a kind of cloak, after seeing this I sent it to John and asked him what was in that corner and he told me there is physically nothing in that corner as it is being prepped for painting.