I'm 14 and I've always been unsure about ghosts but the last couple of weeks I beginning to believe they are real. I moved into my new home with my mum, dad, sister and my three brothers about 2 years ago. The house was brand new and is in a fairly big street so there are lots of people. The land before wasn't anything abnormal such as a graveyard.
When I first moved in everything was fine. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. But a couple of weeks ago I got up during the night to go to the toilet. As I walked along I looked down the stairs when I saw a black figure standing there. I continued on and went into the toilet. I was quite paranoid at this point. When I was going back to bed I looked down the stairs again and nothing was there. I thought it was just tiredness so I went back to bed and went to sleep.
It stopped after that until the other night there. I got into bed and left my bedroom door open. I was feeling slightly scared and I'm a little old to climb in with my mum. I could see the hallway in my mirror and I'm certain that things were moving. Everyone else in my house was sleeping. I shut my eyes tightly and opened them again, hoping it would go away. At first it did but after a while it came back. It was a dark grey shadow thing moving about. I was really tired and wanted to sleep so I slept with a torch. The next morning everything was fine. I got on with my day pretending it never happened.
That night I started to see the shadow about my house. I walked about keeping lights on to try and keep it away. I slept with a torch and my door shut. I had a strange dream that I was kidnapped, raped, and stabbed to death. I woke up terrified and confused. I thought that people can't die in dreams.
Last night I saw the shadow in the corner of my room so I slept with my nightlight on and a torch shining it every direction attempting to scare the thing away. It worked a little and allowed me to sleep a bit better.
I woke up during the night but I was half asleep so I can only remember it slightly. I remember seeing the black figure standing at the end of the hallway in my brother's room. My brother sleeps in my mum's bed when my dad isn't there. My hallway is an L shape. I'm at one end, my brother at the other, and the stairs and three bedrooms and the toilet in between.
I got up this morning after having a dream where I was with an old friend of mine and we were at her house, then someone came in with a knife and murdered me as my friend watched. I don't know what this means at all?
Today I've seen the black shadow about the house a few times but it has not showed itself as much as it had the other day. I was wondering if it was my mind playing tricks or if it could be reality? I don't know what to do.