This is my first time posting my experiences online so please bear with me if it's too long/short etc. I have had a few experiences in my life so far, I wouldn't say I'm 'sensitive' to this kind of thing, but I do tend to see things a lot.
My first experience was when I was 8 years old at my dad's house in Portsmouth. I was on the top bunk of a bunk bed one night, trying to get to sleep. I rolled onto my side so I was facing the room and saw a young girl stood in the middle of the room. She was so real that for a moment I thought it was my sister, but then I heard her snoring on the bed below. I stared at the girl and I can remember clearly that she was dressed in what I can only describe as 'Roman' clothing, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She just stood, staring straight ahead, not acknowledging me at all. I freaked out and turned over and squeezed my eyes shut.
After that, it was a while until anything else happened. But when I was 12, we moved into a temporary house in Derbyshire, where my belief in the paranormal was strengthened. From the second I walked in I could feel a kind of 'pressure' in the air. The whole house had this atmosphere which was unbearable at times. I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor for a while and one morning I woke up to see a young boy sitting cross-legged on the floor beside me. The sun shining through the window passed straight through him, and he looked gentle and kind, I wasn't afraid of him.
But there was another 'spirit' the whole family could feel. One time, I came out of the kitchen in time to see a tall black mass dart into the next room. I ran out of the house and walked aimlessly for hours until I plucked up the courage to return. We would hear footsteps coming from upstairs, feel things brush past us, see shadows and feel a constant 'pressure'. After 5 months, we moved out, glad to be rid of the house.
The new house, just down the road, was a breath of fresh air, the atmosphere was welcoming and my room in the attic never bothered me. Sometimes my mum would feel breath on her face/neck in the night, and my sister heard knocking on her bedroom door, but it was never anything malicious and we never felt uneasy or in danger.
During our time at this house, however, I had one of my weirdest paranormal experiences that I still can't explain even to this day. I was home alone practising the piano. I decided I would record myself playing so I could play it back and hear where I was going wrong etc. After recording a good 1 minute of playing, I clicked the 'playback' button. There was no piano music played back. Instead, I heard the voice of a child ask "Why has she stopped playing?" and then a man's voice mumbling something in response. It was so clear and it made my blood run cold. Again, I left the house for hours because I was so freaked out. Sadly, the phone I used to record broke soon after so I'm unable to upload the clip.
My most recent experience was when we were holidaying in a small cottage by the sea in Devon. It was a lovely cottage in a beautiful place so I felt very comfortable there. But one night, I glanced into the corner of the room and I could see clearly an elderly woman looking right at me. I shot bolt-right up in bed and stared at her. She snarled at me but her teeth weren't right. I can only describe it as 'shark teeth' like layers of very pointy teeth. I pulled the duvet over my head and spent the night in a cold sweat unable to sleep.
So, those are my experiences. If anyone could shed any light on the 'shark tooth' lady or the strange recording, that would be great.
Thanks for the comment! The recording is the one I really can't explain, even to this day. I've shown friends and family and nobody seems to have an explanation. I'm just gutted that I've lost it now, I wish I had found this website sooner so I could have uploaded it!
I think the hallucinations after sleeping explain the shark-tooth lady as this sounds like a character you would find in a dream. The fact that I shot bolt-right up in bed makes me think I might have done that to wake myself up? Which is a relief, because it's a bit creepy to think I had actually seen an evil-looking ghost.
For some reason though the roman girl and the little boy felt a lot more real. I was a lot younger when I saw the girl so I guess it could have been a hallucination, but I remember seeing the boy and it didn't feel dream-like.
In answer to your question, I have seen things shortly after waking up on 2 separate occasions, many years apart and at 2 different houses (one being when I saw the little boy and the other being the shark-tooth lady)