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This all started when I was only 4-5 years old. I used to hear scratching and bumps in my room and would have horrible nightmares, running into my grandparents' room in tears begging them not to make me go back into my room but of course they didn't believe me. The years went on and every once in a while I'd run to my grandparents' again, and again they wouldn't believe me.

I'm 13 years old now and I feel like I'm at a war with something that I can't see and the worst part is, I'm going through it alone. When I was only 9 years old, I had a nightmare that a shadow was chasing me. I woke up in tears, sobbing on my grandma's bed but she said to go turn my TV on in my room to calm me down. Just as I turned to do that I was mortally terrified to see a shadow figure in front of me of the shadow in my nightmare and I SWEAR to dear God on my life that this wasn't a human because I was standing facing thin air and this thing had no face yet it was almost nose to nose with me. I screamed at the top of my lungs and jumped onto my parents' bed sobbing but they tried to say it was my brother Tate. THIS WAS NOT HIM! I actually saw my brother walk across the hallway after I screamed and by then the shadow was gone and, like I said, there was no one in the hallway at all.

When I was ten I tried to stand up to it by telling them that they had no right to treat me this way and that this was my home now and either they had to treat me with respect or leave. The next morning I awoke with three scratches on my chest and these weren't from me because my nails are clipped down to the skin and the marks were skinny like a cat and I don't have any cats. Also these were fairly deep and two were short and one in the middle was long.

After that things were pretty calm but I've never felt safe in my home to the point where once when I went to the basement alone to get my laundry, I felt so much like someone was watching me to the point where I ran at full speed upstairs and sat in my room crying and shaking. Another thing that was strange and unexplained is that I had a long thin mirror in my room that leaned against the wall behind my door and the first day I got it, it fell over when I slammed my door and it shattered right in the middle.

Now I know that could've been a coincidence but there's something else that no matter what can't be explained. I have a sister named Jade who died before I was born and would've been about 19 by now. Anyway, whenever my 4 year old cousin Amalie comes over she has an imaginary friend that she plays with who's her age and is a girl but that's not weird because we've all had one at a young age. But one day I noticed that she was talking to someone when she was in my room with me but she wasn't talking to me. I asked her who she was talking to and she said her friend. I thought she meant her girl imaginary one named Ella but when I asked her if it was her friend Ella she said, "No, Ella doesn't play with me a lot anymore cus she's busy." I asked her what was the name of the girl she was playing with and she said, "This one isn't a girl, it's a boy." I asked her what his name was and she said his name is Jade. Amalie has NO idea about my sister named Jade. My family didn't want her to know about it because how my sister died was sad. I didn't know where she got that name from so I asked her how old he was and she said he's Tate's age. Tate was 15 at the time. I asked her if her friend Ella knew Jade and she said, "Yes, but Ella doesn't like Jade cus she thinks he's mean." I decided to show her a picture of my sister Jade when she was a baby that my mother gave me and I told Amalie about Jade and asked her if her friend Jade knew my sister. She said, "Yes, but he doesn't like her, he's mean to her a lot."

I found it strange that she not only had an "imaginary friend" that she only talked to when she was in my room but that she was even able to say where he was and what he was doing at certain times. Like I would be sitting on my bed and I'd ask her where Jade was and she'd say something like, "He's sitting on your ceiling fan, now he's sitting next to you and he's staring at you." I couldn't help but feel like this "friend" of hers wasn't very friendly.

In my basement at my house I have an old pink Barbie telephone that's got the large pink phone that sits on the machine when it hangs up. The phone has only four different things that it's made to say. "Let's go to the mall after school"; "I'd like to play in the park on Friday"; "Let's have a picnic on Sunday"; and "Let's get together for a party." Amalie loves to play with it, but when she uses it she pretends to call her imaginary friends and talks to them. Now that's fairly normal but she was playing with it with me and I pressed the call button and the phone said, "I'd like to play with my sister tomorrow." I've had that phone since I was 2 years old and I'm 13 now and I'm positive that is not one of it's sentences. I even have a paper that has the sentences on it. I pressed the button again and it said, "I wish you would call more often." Again, not one of its sentences. When Amalie pressed them it would say, "You're my best friend"; "Let's play a game of hide and seek later."; "I love being your friend." It's weird and it worried me that it would talk like that.

Just last year I was in my room and my TV was off. I was playing my guitar when suddenly I heard something whisper in my ear saying Kahleah, in a boy's voice. My name is Kahleah and I was completely alone, I even felt its breath on my neck when it said that. It scared me to where I put my guitar down and sat on my bed shaking.

I hope that you guys believe me because no one seems to and I feel so alone.

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loneybone (8 stories) (78 posts)
9 years ago (2015-12-28)
Hi there I know I'm a little late on this but I wanted to say that now that you have a clue of what might be scaring you, you can have a say over this. Since you know the spirits name call there name and tell it to go away. Don't forget to say your prayers every night. I don't know if you believe in god or not. But fear is something they feed off of. You need to let them know your not scared and you need to send them away. You need to light some white candles buy a bible and send them to rest. The only way to ever get peace is for you to let your fears go, stand up say there name tell them to leave. Say your prayers and clense your room. I hope you are able to read this and I hope this will help.
missy-ryton (5 stories) (13 posts)
10 years ago (2014-02-15)
Hi Kahleah. I read your story and couldn't help but get a little tear because of how scared you are and i'm sorry that your family don't believe you. Although I believe you and certainly lots of others on here believe you, have you tried speaking maybe to a teacher or any other adult that you trust about what's been happening? I got some advice from a lady on here to keep a journal of everything that's been happening as my husband never believes anything I tell him, I started my diary around 3 weeks ago and have quite a few entries, now that he has seen the diary he has started to believe but the diary helped me a lot more than I expected it too.

The main reason for my comment is about the barbie phone. I had one when I was younger and like yours mine only said 4 sentences. At around 9 I became deadly scared of it because it started talking by itself, my mam just said it was because the batteries were running out or a fault but because I was scared she put it in a cupboard on the landing where it remained until I left home at 16 although, sometimes when walking passed the cupboard it would still go off, I just assumed it was a fault with the toy.

However, after I moved out my mam put it back in my old room along with some of my other old toys, for some reason she can't part with them. She said since I left she never heard it again, until my 18year old stepsister moved in last September. She had her own room for when she stayed on weekends but it's really small so when she moved in properly she got my old room. My mam phoned me the day after she moved in and told me she found the phone down the side of the bin in the kitchen, I asked my sister why she had tried to throw it out she said she was in bed and out of nowhere it asked her to come and play. The thing is, in at least the 8/9 years I owned it I don't ever remember changing it's batteries. I still think it's just a fault, have you checked your's to see if it's the batteries or maybe it's just broke like mine. If it's not either of those I wouldn't be too scared of it as the messages seemed friendly enough. I hope it gets easier for you.

Take Care 😊
spiritwaiting (42 stories) (843 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-12)
kahleah, I could literally feel you being tormented in this house! I have never had scratches, but I have had the whispers, tappings,chasings, etc in my childhood home, and grandfathers home. I definitely believe you, and your experiences. I'm truly sorry for the way your family doesn't take into account all the times you have ran into their room screaming. But sit and practice this, Close your eyes and relax, try to envision a white light radiating around you. Believe its a protective light. Do this before you go to bed and after you wake up. I hope somehow you find help sweets.
AshCat (24 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-11)
I just wanted to say that I completely believe you and I am so sorry you are dealing with this! If you are feeling up to it you can try calling on your dead relatives and spirit guides to help you with getting him to move on and leave you alone, along with some prayers. Stay strong!
AllieB (10 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-10)
r hi sweetie. I'm sorry you had to put up with that for so long. I've had things like that happen to me before lots of times. Here's a trick I learned a long time ago that could help you. The next time you feel him in the room with you just say, "I claim the blood of Jesus Christ. Please protect us and take this evil into your sacred light." I guarantee that this thing will either be gone or won't mess with you anymore before you even finish the sentence. I've had evil spirits shrink back in fear after hearing me say this. And this isn't strictly a religious thing either. God has thousands of names and its the same God no matter what religion you practice. And it will work for you whether you believe in God or not. Trust me give it a try tell me what you think. Good luck sweetie!
User1690 (12 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-09)
Greetings! Very interesting read, i'd like to expand on a section of your experience. Any spirit/entity/demon can manipulate electronic devices in any way they see fit in order to accomplish whatever it is they want to do. Your own angels/spirit guides can do this, as can demons/other forces. I've personally experienced glitches in my equipment due to them being manipulated, and also equipment doing things well outside its normal operating parameters, just like has happened to you. It sounds like a shadow/demonic entity has decided to remain around you for a long time, every time you show it fear (you can't hide it, it will sense it even if you 'act' not scared) or any other negative emotion, it will suck it all up and it'll feed on it and get stronger, to the point it can physically attack you (as has already happened). I think this imaginary friend is either an extension of, or IS the demon/shadow that has been bothering you.

Also, I agree with a suggestion too that Tresna has put forward, calling out to a spirit guide (guardian angel is a similar name). They are constantly watching you and at times nudge you a certain way based on your life choices and what will work best for you. Their interest is only for the better of you. You are free to call upon them at any time, you just need focus on them. I have a suggestion based on what worked for me personally, try it now if you like!

1.) Close your eyes and visualize a white room OR any place that makes you feel safe.

2.) Now create a doorway in this room (or place you feel safe) and specifically specify mentally (and verbally if you want to enforce it a bit more to yourself) that this door will only allow your guardian angels to enter through, and also your higher selves. (The higher selves are you, but a level up so to speak. They have their own lives to deal with just like you. I won't expand on them here but I would also suggest internet research on them)

3.) Now simply wait however long you want. Be mindful that while someone may not enter through the doorway, you may get information, mentally or otherwise, direct from your spirit guides/higher selves. You'll simply know its them, what they say will FEEL right for you. (As all they want is the bettering of you).
Also be mindful, you may not get a human too. Spirit guides/guardian angels and higher selves come in any form they choose. Usually though its one that you will feel most comfortable with.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding this (or any other experiences you're having:) )
levitator (1 stories) (2 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-09)
I believe in your story too:). There are lots of things happening to me as well but my parents and siblings don't believe me either. Feeling sad will make you weaker, so you better toughen up:). And as everyone here. You're not alone. 😁
Lesleighra (2 stories) (18 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-09)
Wow! I believe your story and the fact that you feel so alone saddens me. You are never alone hun, there are so may people in this world who have been through something like this and you will find many people on this site willing to help and give advice to you. In my opinion, I would have the house blessed or cleansed if you would prefer. There is a user on this website who has a cleansing method that I've seen posted on many different accounts and I'm sure someone will post it here for you. Good luck and you will be in my prayers ❤ ❤
HoppingCorpse (2 stories) (42 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-09)
Dear Kahleah,

Whatever it is, I am very sorry no one in your family has ever tried supporting you or has shown any interest in what was happening to you. To me this is the saddest and most cruel part. The way your family do not care that you wake up screaming from nightmares ever so often, is not right, please seek for help, I feel there is no one else out there for you but yourself - be strong.
Tresna (8 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-07)
Hey there:)

I just want you to know that you are not alone. I believe you and I think that all of your experiences are valid. I know how difficult your situation is, and how scary it feels. I also have experienced bad spirits hanging around in my house. They used to give me nightmares all the time, but I learned how to make them leave.

Listen, I know I said this before, but you must understand this: you are not alone. You do have someone who CAN protect you: you have a guardian angel. Everyone has an angel who loves and protects them, and you have only to ask for their help. It is super easy to contact them, because they are ALWAYS ready to listen to you.

Whenever you want to ask your angel for help, you just close your eyes, quiet your mind, and start talking to them- out loud or in your head. Ask them to always guard you from this terrible spirit who wishes you harm. Tell them to drive this spirit away from you whenever it approaches. Your angel will hear you and they WILL help, because they love you and only want the best for you. Trust that your guardian will protect you- believe me, angels are absolutely toxic to those negative spirits who hurt the one they are guarding. Your angel is more than capable of sending this bad guy on his way.

Don't be discouraged if you still see signs of him here and there at first; just keep asking your angel to send him away. He will give up at some point.

You do not have to be a Christian, or even the least bit religious for this to work for you; your angel is there and ready to help whenever you should ask.

You can get through this, you are not alone. Know that your angel is there with you.

I am also here if you need any advice, or you just need to talk about this. Feel free to contact me:)
MoonLightDream (2 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-07)
I believe you just because you can't see something doesn't mean its not there if I was in your shoes I would try and get proof of your encounters with this thing take pictures or recordings so research. Also I have read of at home cleanses to rid of bad spirits using sage. I would also pray for protection and have faith, in his light there is no darkness. I hope this was helpful be strong and don't be afraid it feeds of fear. Blessed Be
Piedpiper (3 stories) (18 posts)
11 years ago (2013-12-07)
Woah, that's spooky. As a Christian, I don't believe in dead humans coming back to haunt the living, but I do think it might have been demonic. Especially the three scratches. Apparently, demons tend to do that to people. I would call out to Jesus and ask Him and His angels to protect you.

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