I'd like to start by saying, I have always been a very open minded person and love the idea of the paranormal but will always look for a rational explanation to situations before jumping to the idea of the paranormal. And before I start into the 'issue' I'm having, I feel I need to give you a bit of a background story as I can't tell if any of it will have relevance to the things that are happening to me as of late, I'm hoping you all might be able to shed some light on it.
I live in a part of Ireland renowned for hauntings although until recently I have never had a, we'll say "proper" experience of my own. I mean I have had the things you catch in the corner of your eye or the noises you think you hear when you're alone, but nothing that I could say 'wow, that's defiantly something after happening!'
A few years back my mam went to a psychic who told her I had some sort of special connection to the spirit world (which here in Ireland is everyone and their grandmother) but the psychic also told my mother that I should never dabble with Ouija boards or spirit calling as she felt it would only end badly? I have never done either and don't plan on it as I take the warning as a sign and would prefer not to mess with anything unwanted.
I'm now going to get into explaining what's gotten me to write into YGS. I always read this and the advice seems pretty sound so I'm hoping you can all help me. All the little things that have been happening to me seem to be happening since around September time. I turned 21 in September and can't remember anything strange happening before then so I'm using it as a marker.
The first thing I noticed starting to happen around September were things going missing or being moved. At first I thought nothing of it but I started to get freaked out when a set of house keys I was sure I'd lost on a night out around a year ago ended up hanging on the back of my door. Questioned everyone in my house, no one knows where they came from. Books moved around, I like to keep my books in alphabetical order so if one has moved I know. It's really small things but they definitely are happening. These things don't worry me, there more frustrating. There are things that have been worrying me though, and one I'm not sure yet if it is paranormal or just coincidence. Lights going off. About three weeks ago I went into the kitchen to my Dad and the lights flickered, that was fine, walked back out, didn't happen again, went back into the kitchen about an hour later and the light went out completely. The same thing happened in college (not just my house, slightly worrying) went into a toilet cubicle and the light above my cubicle went out, this was only last week. Now I know, it's only twice it happened so it's probably just coincidence it happened but it IS still freaking me out a bit.
Ultimately these next two experiences are the two scariest things I've had happen and I don't want them to happen again and theses are the main reason I'm writing this article. I know cats play a big role in paranormal stuff or just animals in general, and this week I was walking into college and I saw my cat down the road, sitting on a wall with the two other neighbor cats sitting on the pavement in front of him and as I got closer, one cat bolted away as if something was thrown at him with force. The other cat turned to face me and arched it's back and hissed and spat at me (this point I was like WHAT is going on) so then this cat ran. Leaving just Filo, my cat, who was looking past me, not at me and as I went to pet him he dodged and let out this horrible, deep meow noise and ran off down towards my house. I was completely freaked. Now since then my cat has been fine with me no avoidance or horrible noises but I'm still wondering what he was looking at past me.
The other experience I had was walking into my grandmother's house the other day (she's 89) and as I walked into the kitchen she smiled and asked 'who my friend was' to which I responded 'I'm on my own' and she just looked a bit taken a back and said 'oh sorry, I thought there was someone standing behind you'. Chills. I nearly died.
So that's my story. It's not much but it's freaking me out a bit and I don't really know what to do. So, guys, I'd appreciate maybe any tips you might have? Or ideas on what it might be? Or if I'm just daft and it's all in my head.