I appologize for the length of this story, I've been putting off writing this for about a year now, and I think it's time I finally get some input from y'all on what's been going on. I have posted another story concerning our home when we had first moved in.
My family, my fiance, our four year old son, and myself have been living in our rented duplex for two and a half years. Our neighbors are a quiet, married couple and we have become pretty good friends with them. They cannot hear us through the walls/windows and we cannot hear them. The only time we can hear each other is if we are outside the front doors or on the stairwell.
Here is a description: The house part of the duplex is set above a huge cement garage which is split in two by a steep stairwell, giving each occupant's side a big, open garage (no garage doors). When you walk up the stairs you can either turn left (neighbor's door) or right (my door). The only wall connected to the neighboring side is the bathroom.
I'll rehash what was in my previous story:
-When I first moved in, I tried meditating and felt what I thought was my son sit down next to me. Nobody was there, it was quite a shock, I have not meditated since that experience.
-The bathroom fan has a tendency to turn on in the middle of the night, when I'm the only one awake. It's done this four times since moving in; twice it's shut off with my asking. More than likely, there is a logical explanation to this (I haven't found it yet), but it gives me the heebie-jeebies every time. I have also tried Rook's cleansing method...although, I may not have done it to the fullest of my ability. My house (I feel) is too much of a disorganized mess for it to work properly.
-Most often while downstairs smoking in the garage, my fiance and I will hear what sounds like our son running around upstairs, only the lil dude is not at home. This also happens when I'm the only one home- I hear what sounds like somebody walking/running around upstairs. Residual energy, maybe? My son is very hyper.
**These are things our kiddo has experienced, and I believe these to be part of the reason he hates sleeping in his room (because I have tried EVERYTHING).**
#1. The shadow man. Out of the blue one morning, he tells me about a shadow of a man that he saw-very specific, I did not imply any of his answers- walk down the hall towards the bathroom and "poof, he disappeared" (...to turn on my fan, perhaps?!...) He said he did not feel scared because he could "beat him up". He has seen it more than once in other parts of the house as well. Each time, he will tell me.
#2. The other night, all lights were off and he had gone out of my room towards the living room for his stuffed animal; he came back without it, was very concerned and asked me who was wearing dad's hat and sitting on the couch, would I go see? I did not go check, I wish I did, but I just snuggled him up with me and we fell asleep. I looked in the morning and there was absolutely nothing that would appear as such a shadow near the couch. I couldn't even find a hat.
#3. The circle in my closet. (It reminds him of a head) He woke up one night, while sleeping in our bed, and saw a circle floating in there. Nothing is there to give off that image.
#4. Glowing red lights (two of them right next to each other) in my closet. Nothing in there that glows red, or glows at ALL.
#5. Disembodied voices. He's heard me call him a few times. He comes out of his room CONVINCED I called his name. I tell him have not said a thing while he insists I have. He's said "who said that?!" More times than I can count and will check the house for a culprit. Once, we walked through the door, him ahead of me, and he said "hello!", convinced someone had welcomed him home. I heard nothing but was thoroughly weirded out by his behavior and checked for an intruder with my front door wide open (him waiting outside); he ran around afterward, double-checking my search for this mystery person with no luck.
The boy loves himself some Scooby Doo, it's his favorite, lol, but Scooby Doo isn't the cause of any of this, nor is his imagination. If anything, good ol' Scoob has taught my son NOT to be afraid and to try and de-bunk these issues. I believe my son wholeheartedly because his accounts have never wavered; they're always exactly the same when he tells it, even up to a year afterwards. I don't really know what to make of it. He says he was most certainly not dreaming.
I think this most recent experience justifies what he has been telling us.
- Five days ago: My fiance was up for work around 6am and while going to the bathroom, he happened to catch a glimpse of a shadow man, about 6ft, coming out of our water heater closet and heading into the living room. He didn't tell me until later that evening. Meanwhile, that same day, my neighbor and I both heard knocking on the front doors. I heard footsteps come up the stairs and I heard the knocking. Definitely not my door, it would be loud and noticeable, so I thought it was hers. It wasn't, she thought it was mine and so nobody answered... Yet we BOTH heard it. She texted me after, asking if it was for me. A very confusing moment, so who knows. I never heard footsteps head back down though and I was listening for them.
-I do plan to try and recreate this last shadow-man experience, but until then I will add this to the account: Around two weeks ago my fiance was gone over night and it was just the boy and I home alone. I woke up numerous times that night and each time I woke up, I saw the shadow of a man's head and shoulders on my ceiling overlooking my side of the bed. It never moved and I wasn't "scared", just slightly confused in my sleepy state. I'm still not entirely sure if it was a shadow of something on my night stand or not, but it was a perfect head and shoulders of a man.
And lastly, I know this site is not for dreams, but I have a very, very strange re-occuring "dreamland". It is so vivid I could draw a map. When I dream there, they are not regular dreams, there is a very drastic difference. The aura when I "go there" is wrong and disturbing, even though nothing disturbing may be happening. When I dream in this "dreamland", I literally get stuck there, almost in a coma-like state. I am thrown into what feels like a state of sleep paralysis upon trying to awaken and I end up feeling/being forced back to sleep into the dreamland; this can happen up to five times before I'm able to break out. I have slept up to 13 hours because of this. It's frightening, to be honest. These dreams in this "dreamland" drain me physically and emotionally, I am tired all day afterward. I have gone to the doctor about this and they tell me they have never heard of such a thing and have been unable to offer any advice, besides sleeping pills (wtf) and a blood pressure medication used for night terrors. These dreams have lessened, thankfully, in the past couple of months. I am not under any unusual stress and have never been abused/traumatized in any way.
I am not scared of my home or of any of these occurrences, besides my dream problem, but if anyone has any insight or advice on any of these matters, please let me know.