I have had some experiences with the paranormal and know that at least two of the houses I lived in growing up were haunted. But for some years now I have been trying to ignore it every time I sense a ghost or a spirit since they seriously scare me sometimes.
I do, however, have a question that I hope some of you might help answer for me. Can ghosts or spirits just pass through a place? Starting a couple of weeks ago I've been feeling a presence in my apartment. I've seen flitting shadows and a tall dark figure in my peripheral vision who, of course, disappears whenever I turn around.
I live with my boyfriend in an apartment in the basement of a two-story house. The layout is such that the living-room and the hallway make a T with the living-room as horizontal top line, the entrance door at the end of the vertical line and no doors dividing it. With an office on the left when you enter and a door leading to the stairs up to the ground-floor on the right. The toilet and the bathroom are through a couple of doors on the right end of the horizontal line.
I saw the figure standing at the opening between the living-room and the hallway. It was fairly tall and completely black. It reminded me a little of faceless from Spirited Away, but without the mask. It wasn't looking at me, I was sitting in the sofa on the left side of the living-room, but down the hallway.
I thought it might just have been my imagination since I've been reading a lot of stories on this site (I still like ghost stories, real and not, as well as horror movies), which has reminded me of some of my own experiences, but then things started to move around in the apartment. I live with my boyfriend, but the times when things have been moving around has generally been when he's working the night shift and I'm home alone.
So, can ghosts or spirits just pass through a place? We've lived here for a bit more than nine months and nothing else has happened until now and I don't think it's tried to make contact or anything.