I'm currently 20 years old now and I have always lived in the Gold Coast, Australia for my whole what I experienced stopped happening 10 years ago when I moved out the house located in Mermaid Waters in 2003. It doesn't seem to be a problem anymore, but I am very interested to hear what other people have to say about the situation.
When I was about 3 years old (1997), I moved into a stereotypical Mermaid Waters home at the time. It was obviously built in the 70's and I had a really big bedroom painted bright colours and got plenty of sunshine through the window, wouldn't exactly be the type of house you'd consider to be haunted.
From what can remember (because I was so young in the beginning, but as I got older the memories become very clear), I had always found it difficult to sleep at night there. I would toss and turn for literally hours on end to fall asleep. Every night I had trouble, it didn't matter how tired I was. I always felt uncomfortable, like something wasn't right. There were some nights (which occurred all the time) where I would see someone wondering my room, who would just appear out of nowhere by my bedside.
The person looked like she had just come out of the shower or bath. At first I believed it was my mum as it was a female adult, with a dark green towel wrapped around her head (my parents used a dark green towels in their ensuite). I could see she had red hair poking from underneath the towel (my mum had red hair for the first year or two we lived there) and she wore a mint green dressing gown (my mum owned a mint green dressing gown for most of the time we lived there).
That's where the similarities end though. She glowed a bright light, and I could never see her feet as she faded down after the knees and she looked like she was floating and hovering not far from the ground. I remember I would ask her, "Mum, is that you?" but she wouldn't even look at me. She would keep a blank face and wander around before heading down the hallway, passing my sister's room and fading away completely as she reached my parents' room doorway. (Both our rooms faced each other at opposite ends of the hallway). When my mum dyed her hair blonde and exchanged a green dressing gown for pink one, and when she denied my questions about if she came into my room at night time, I was pretty certain that this woman figure wasn't her.
One evening I managed to get a verbal response from her. I asked "Mum, is that you?" She sat on the bed by my feet, looked at me and smiled. "I'm not your mum." She had a very deep voice and she sounded distorted almost like poor quality and fuzzy speakers. Then she got up and headed down the hallway as per usual.
I don't know why I never told anyone about her back in those days, but I guess I just thought it was normal, because it started happening to me when I was so young. However, not long before moving out of the home, my sister said to me, "I would always imagine woman walking in the hallway past my bedroom door at night time." She's still convinced she only imagined her but I find it weirdly coincidental.
The woman, however, I wasn't the only visitor I saw whilst living in the house.
On two occasions when I was 6 or 7 years old, I remember I had come home from my school late. I was playing in my room. I saw a man with a white mask and white clothing walked past my room window. Both times I came running out of my room screaming. I told my dad what I had seen and he checked outside, however no one was there.
Another visitor I saw only came one time, but was probably the strangest. It happened when I was 6. It was late at night. Everyone was asleep but me. I noticed a shadow of a figure on my wall, no one else was in the room to make the shadow.
The shadow was very short like 3 or 4 ft tall, extremely skinny, more thin than another other person that I have met. The shadow had horns or spikes on its head and seemed to be carrying a stick or a spear or something. The figure on the wall was dancing and jumping around. Once I saw the figure I could not take my eyes of it. I was terrified but I could not stop staring. This went on for ages that night. Eventually I worked up the courage to yell out to my parents. My dad came into the room. I said, "Dad, there is a man dancing. Can I sleep with you and mum?" My dad didn't see the figure even though it was still there on the wall. He said it wasn't there and told me it was all in my head. Noticing that I wouldn't sleep in my room, he offered to let me sleep in the living room.
As my dad carried me up the hallway on the way to the living room, I noticed the figure follow us. I tried telling my dad but he didn't believe me. My dad left me on the coach with a blanket and pillow, and there the shadow was again, still dancing away. I kept watching the figure until I eventually fell asleep as the sun began to rise. When I woke up the figure was gone.
Once we had left the house and settled into the new place (9 years old) I told my mum what I had saw in the old house. Probably because I was older and I was realising that what I saw wasn't the usual thing for kids to experience. My mum told me that whenever she slept in my room (when I was sick, I'd sleep in my parents room with dad so he could make sure I was okay and mum would sleep in my room) she could never get to sleep and she was so sure that she could feel the presence of someone standing next to the bed watching her even though she couldn't see anyone there.
Since moving out of the house I haven't seen anything similar to what I did in the Mermaid Waters house. I'd love to know if anyone has had any similar situations happen to them or would be able to tell me what those beings were and what was the attraction to my room. I'm just curious and the thinking about what happened still gives me the spooks.