Ever since I was 17 years old I've been having strange paranormal experiences. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't so naive as to think it couldn't possibly be me, such as a mental issue.
I was evaluated by two separate therapists who deemed me mentally healthy. I was not using drugs, taking any medications or doing anything that could've caused hallucinations of any sort.
For the longest time I've seen weird shadows out of the corner of my eye. It happens very often, I'll see something move but when I go to look, it's gone.
This initially began when I was 16. I brushed it off, assuming I was just tired or perhaps it was my eyes. After seeing an optometrist and being told my eyes were fine, I just went with the 'tired' theory.
I honestly didn't believe in ghosts or anything paranormal. I'm the sort of person that requires proof.
When I was 17, my TV would turn on by itself, my bed would shake, I would hear talking but I could never understand what was being said. Something would knock on my walls, sometimes it would start across the room and slowly move over to where I was sitting then abruptly stop. Other times it would remain in one central location. This could be explained away by pipes, yes, except I've heard our pipes numerous times. This was not them.
I was bothered by these experiences, I began losing sleep. I would wake up every hour of the night like clockwork, I was afraid of whatever it was. At 17 I began to sleep with my TV on, it was my 'nightlight' because I was so afraid of whatever it was.
When I turned 19 I took my first chance to move out. I moved across the country but it didn't stop, although I expected it would. I would hear knocking in my apartment. I had two cats. I would often see them following something with their eyes, something I wasn't seeing.
Whenever I took pictures or videos in my apt, I could see what appeared to be orbs. I researched orbs a little just to make sure this wasn't dust or something else, but the movement was almost exactly like the orb videos I ran across.
At age 21 I moved to another state to care for my dad who had fallen ill. There have been several occasions where I would hear an extremely loud banging sound in the middle of the night. It's so loud, like a group of people jumping off the stairs or slamming their bodies into the wall.
I've tried to explain it away logically, but this wasn't always possible. When I would talk with my dad about it, he would try to help me think of a logical explanation, but we could never think of anything. There didn't appear to be a logical explanation.
While laying in bed, I'll feel what seems like somebody lightly kicking the bed. Sometimes I can feel something on my bed. I ignore it for the most part... I don't know how to handle it and, therefore, choose not to do anything.
I've also started having strange dreams. I never wake up rested, I'm constantly tired, to the point that driving has become extremely difficult as I have a hard time focusing. I've been surviving on 5-hour energy and vitamins. In these dreams, I'll encounter demons. I don't know how I know they're demons, I just 'know'.
One in particular, I was laying in my bed. It was dark and it felt like weights covered my body. I could move but it was hard, like I was being held down. In my doorway I could see a tall, dark figure. I couldn't see his face, but he was just standing there. When I woke up, I found myself in the exact same position that I was in, in my dream. A position I never sleep in.
I've had numerous dreams where I've encountered a demon, sometimes it hurts me, sometimes it just watches me. I've come to the point where these dreams no longer bother me. I've gotten so used to hearing the knocking sounds that I just ignore it for the most part.
While writing this I began to hear the knocking, except it was a tapping on my closet door. I'm not exactly sure what's happening or why. I don't really know how to handle it so I've just been doing nothing. I would go into more detail about all of this, but it would end up very long and I just fail to believe that anybody would really read all of it, so this is a condensed version...
But... This is my paranormal story. All these events brought me to believe that something else exists. Something beyond us.