When I was younger I was very scared by ghosts, I still am really. But I also was very interested in how they got to our world and if they were actually real or not.
One night I woke in a fright, I am not sure what caused me to wake but I just did. I was very feverish and I could hear every noise in the silent house. The creaking of the floorboards and what not, I was told that was just the house expanding after a hot day.
Anyway I awoke crying and sweating, as I looked above me a ladies face, outlines in red, was above me. She looked as if she was screaming at me. I just remember screaming and crying and later I was taken to the hospital because I felt so ill, every noise set me off, I was so frightened, as I sat in the car for my father to take me to the hospital, the car alarm set off by itself.
At the hospital I was told my whole body was icy cold and pale white.
The next few years passed and after my grandfather died I began to see him in my dreams, it seemed very real. I usually woke up with his face blurred next to me or a cold breeze above my face.
I have always been scared and jumpy of everything, I usually always feel cold breezes when I'm in bed, even if the windows closed which it always is, I sleep with the light on every night, I cannot go to sleep unless the cupboard is closed and my heavy blanket is on me, it makes me feel more protected.
I can face my back to my door because I'm scared someone is standing there. I have trouble closing my eyes without feelings like someone is going to hurt me. I've always seen shadows in my room when I sleep, mostly outlines.
In the middle of 2012 I began to see a man with a hat on at the end of my bed. And usually every Friday night when I'm home he comes. He never looks at me he just sits there. At first I was very scared but I'm not so frightened of him now, because he doesn't seem as if he will harm me. Sometimes I ask him to leave and usually he does.
A few nights ago I was at a friends, her mother is trying to sell her house, but a lot of things are going wrong, the house has been flooded, the electricity goes out all the time, they sometimes go days without having water and things seem to go missing.
Anyway that night I woke up for a very strange reason, I looked over at my friends side of the bed and saw a man with a red shirt on, he had grey hair and a round face. He was smiling at me, but it wasn't a very nice smile, very scary. I closed my eyes and opened them again, he was still there. He wasn't part of my dream and he had nothing to do with it.
I have no idea if what I see is real or if my imagination is just playing with me, but it really has me worried and I haven't been able to sleep properly for a couple of years.
If someone could help me it would be very appreciated.
I'm 16 years old, female, in Australia