I'm 16 year old male, and I'm catholic. I promise this is serious, and honest.
Just some background info. I live on an old farm. The farmhouse is nearly 200 years old. This is where most of my "encounters" have happened.
Ever since I was young, probably around 6, I have been able to see spirits. At least I think I have been. I remember the first encounter I ever had was very clear. I got out of bed, walked down the hall and above the staircase stood a middle aged woman in a very large poofy dress. I was so scared I didn't move, but all the lady did was look at me and curtsy towards me and walk down the stairs.
Ever since that day I have been kind of frightened, but as I have gotten older I have realized if they're nice spirits then they can't do any harm, and I think it would be neat.
Another encounter I remember very clear is there was a man sitting at the end of my kitchen table in a black and white suit reading the paper. He had the glasses down to the tip of his nose and when I walked down, he looked at me, then continued reading. This man was my dad's uncle. He had passed away many years ago. He used to live in the house and sit in that seat.
Since then I have had only 1-2 encounters that have really scared me. One was this lady walked into my room that looked like my mom, but her hair was soaked and all down her face and she was kind of limping, and I yelled and my mom came and it disappeared. The other time was I looked out my door and there was a person in a black robe, kind of like a monk suit... Just sitting there and I closed my eyes and eventually fell asleep but this "person" never came near me.
When I was in denial that I was in fact seeing spirits I used to try to convince myself I was dreaming and one night, when there was a lady standing there, I walked right through her to prove to myself I was imagining it. I got so cold and got huge goosebumps down my back.
Since then I have seen MANY spirits. Some are a man hammering the wall with a hat on, a little boy with his legs crossed in my hallway, a girl dancing (with a mask), a police woman blowing a whistle, a man in a wheelchair coming up the lane way, cats, a dress on my wall or door, just a man sitting there. And this is just some of them, and I have never tried to talk to them or touch them. I am still a little frightened. My mom believes me but my dad thinks I'm just silly. Am I crazy? What do you guys think?