My name is Paul. I come on here a lot and I love reading all of your stories. I have my own story to share.
Every time I visit my sister in Staten Island I always have an encounter with something paranormal. From the moment I enter her house I get a strange feeling, almost like I am being watched. Then at night, as I am sitting on the couch watching TV or talking to my sister, I will see something like a shadow out the corner of my eye shoot past me with an incredible speed. I mean this shadow or ghost is very well known amongst my sister and her husband. When I see it dart across the dark living room I will look very suddenly and my sister says, "Yes, I saw it too. We see it all the time." I turned to her and say, "Are you kidding me? You see this thing all the time." She says it like its nothing. This happens all the time I visit her and it freaks me out to no end.
Then when it's time to go to bed I usually sleep in her furnished basement. Ok, now let me try to explain this so most of you understand what's going on. The bed I sleep in faces the stairs 10 feet away, 5 feet to the left. Right across the stairs is the laundry room. So try to picture all this in your head.
At night when I am ready to go to bed and I rest my head on the pillow, I mean just getting ready to fall out, I am so tired. The room is dark of course with a little bit of this ambient light present, meaning I can still make out objects in the room. Now, as I am getting ready to drift off to sleep I swear I could see that laundry room door slowly open and close without making a sound. It doesn't open or close all the way though, just slightly like something is peeking or watching me. One night it opened and I heard a screech almost like a cry come out. It really scares me and I am 36 years old and I got to say nothing scares me that easily.
Then one night as I was getting ready to fall asleep I saw a pitch black figure standing at the foot of the stairs staring at me. It had no eyes but I could feel it staring at me. I was stiff as a board and completely terrified. Then it slowly started walking toward me I said, "Lord, please help me. There is an unwanted soul in this house." As he was getting closer, he vanished. I jumped up turned all the lights on in the basement and went to bed like that.
The next morning I told my sister and she said it was probably a spirit from the old cemetery down the road. It had been abandoned for about 50 years or so. It's all overgrown with weeds, nobody takes care of it. So maybe my hauntings at my sister's house have something to do with it. I passed through the cemetery with my sister's dog one day, maybe I bothered a spirit, who knows. But all I can tell you people is that for two nights in a row I was completely frightened.
Even every now and then something unexplained happens at my sister's house, like footsteps in the living room, strange and weird smells, things appearing in mirrors then the next second there gone.
Does anyone one have answers? Please, I need an explanation to what's going on. Please.