I have experienced strange phenomena throughout my whole life. I was born in 1962 in San Diego. My parents had always been into paranormal and supernatural phenomena.
When I was about 13 years old they got a Ouija board. They used it right away and had much fun doing so. I don't know exactly what happened but at a point they stopped and changed a lot. They were frequently anxious and decided that they should burn the Ouija board and never use one again. They eventually burned it and got rid of it that way. I wasn't really interested in hearing why back then. I was busy with my crush who would turn out to be the love of my life. We were both girls so I often stayed away from home. I didn't feel like giving my parents hints that I was in love with a girl. What I didn't know was that there already was paranormal activity going on.
At age 14 I felt more comfortable inviting my girlfriend over and so I was home more often. I, at that point, wasn't very close with my parents anymore. They were rather distant and looked depressed. It was then that I started to notice the paranormal activity. It started with all the kitchen cabinets being open, even though I had closed them. Stuff would move from place to place, my parents had mood swings, my cat would also stare at "something" and run away very fast.
I recall a particular incident. I skipped school with my girlfriend that day and we decided to go to my place. She went to my room and I asked her what she wanted to drink. I went to the kitchen to get it. While I was pouring in the drink she asked for, I saw something walk by. It disappeared behind a closet. At the same time a book fell from a book shelf. I thought it was odd. I also heard my girlfriend say something, so when I went back, I asked what she was saying. She then sat there in disbelief with wide open eyes. She then told me that "I" was standing there in the door opening seconds before I actually arrived. According to her I was just standing there with my back directed to her. She couldn't see my face, obviously. And when she asked me a few times what was wrong, she saw me step in the, then disappearing spirit, that had I guess copied my physical appearance. I had not seen it myself, but I did see something walk by when I was pouring in her drink.
Afterwards we had more odd experiences such as seeing shadows and even a basketball rolling into our direction. These thing happened on a daily basis.
Sure, I asked my parents what was happening, but they decided it would be a good idea to just ignore whatever I said and tell me that I'm just hallucinating and had been doing drugs. (Basically, mentioning it would only make us argue and fight.)
At a point I couldn't stand the depressing atmosphere in the house and the fighting with my parents so I moved out at age 18 in 1980 with my girlfriend. In the apartment we moved to nothing happened. At least, the first few years we lived there. My parents did not divorce but they have never been in a caring or loving relationship anymore either.
So many things have happened but this is something I still don't get. Why didn't my parents do anything about it? Weren't we supposed to get a priest involved or anything? And what was the point of the weird doppelganger ghost appearing? I can't really ask my parents about it since I haven't spoken to them for years.