When I used to get home from work I would get a feeling of dread. I worried about this "spirit" in my house bothering me. My first real sighting of the apparition was on August 28, 2010. The next sighting was in mid-November.
The haunting in my home made me skittish. Skittish to the point that I was nervous to take baths, change my clothes and be intimate with my husband. I felt like I was being watched 24/7. One night in Nov., I was in my daughter's room laying down. My kids were asleep on the couches as usual. My husband came into the bedroom and wanted to fool around. I didn't want to. I told him that I felt like I was being watched. My husband wasn't giving up. He was still trying to get me in the mood.
I looked toward the living room while my husband was kissing on me and I saw what looked like a young man walking from the kitchen into the living room kind of leaning back looking at us in the bedroom. I saw this clear as day! This guy was slim with light hair that was a little long in the front (like the skateboarders wear their hair now). It was a quick glimpse but it looked like he didn't have a shirt on like the first man I saw. I am certain that this guy was the same guy from the last time. I freaked out and my husband thought I was just trying to get out of making love. He didn't understand what I was going through. We both went to our bedroom and went to sleep. I wasn't about to sleep in the bedroom by myself.
For the next month everything was quiet. It was Dec. 24, 2010. My family went to my parents' for Christmas Eve gift-giving. That was a tradition in our family. My mother was dying with colon cancer so I didn't want to burden her with my personal problems but she could see there was something wrong with me. When it was time to leave and go home I was in no hurry to go. Momma had always talked about the paranormal and was a firm believer. I told my Mom that night what was going on in my house. She said jokingly that she wasn't coming back to my house if it was haunted. She said, too, that if a spirit is bothering me that I needed to tell it to leave.
We got home around 10 pm and everyone went to bed. I went into my daughter's room and I said out loud, "I think you're a good person. You've never tried to hurt me or my kids but I'm afraid of you. I can't live in this home being afraid. It's hurting me to be afraid. For these reasons I need you to leave." I hurriedly went to my own bedroom and got into bed with my husband. I was scared of what might happen since I confronted this spirit.
I woke up the next morning on Christmas Day. The house felt different. It felt lighter. It felt like my home again. I wasn't scared. I felt like I had finally found peace.
There have been a few strange occurrences in my home since Dec. 24, 2010 but nowhere near as bad as it was. I feel that this spirit that I have named "Fernando" is now respecting my space and privacy and now I can live comfortably without fear.