In 1983 I was living in Sydney. I lived in a terraced house with 5 other people for about a year in Wilson St, Redfern. This house had a front door with and arch window at the top of it. We never used the lounge just inside the front door but instead we used to sit in the next room on a sofa that was under the stair and when you sat on it and looked to your side you could look directly through to the front door.
I have sat many times on this sofa and sometimes from the corner of my eye I could see a person dressed in what to me looked like a white long robe come floating through the door towards me. It did not have any feet coming out of the bottom of the robe, but the rest of the body, hands and head could be seen. I have to admit I could not make out clearly if this figure was in fact a man or a woman.
When I first started seeing it, it would catch my attention and as soon as I turned and looked directly at it, it would disappear. I had seen it quite often and sometimes I would try not to look at it, so as to see how close it would get, then when I looked it was gone.
The closest I remember it coming was only about 8 feet away before I had to look. The total distance to the door from where I was sitting was about 15 feet I would say. As I never wanted put anyone else who was living in the house with me off living there I never said anything about it.
At one time, one of the girls who lived there had her father stay. On the Sunday after he had left she said that he had thought the house was haunted. I knew what I had been seeing but said to her, "What? Why does he think that?" She said that on Saturday night when we were all out and he was home by himself, he said while he was watching TV he said he felt someone touch him on the shoulder. I said, "Oh ok." Nothing more was said about it.
Sometime later we had a friend come to stay. I came home from work one afternoon and found him sitting on the sofa reading a book. I sat down beside him, said Hi and all, then turned on the TV while he carried on reading his book. I was sitting back and he was sitting up and forward, not against the wall like myself. Suddenly he looked up fast past me and straight towards the front door. I thought to myself "hello". I said to him, "What's up?" He said, "I have been sitting here all day and sometimes I swear I", at this point I interrupted him and said, "Don't tell me, you see someone in a white robe come floating through the door"! He looked at me in surprise and said "Yes"! I said, "Well that confirms it because I have seen the same thing on several occasions but have said nothing, but now that someone else has seen the same thing I know now I've not been seeing things"!
We talked about what we had seen between us and I then told him about what the girl's father had said and well, I think he also felt that that must have been connected to what we had seen as well.
This was the only type experience I had had in this house and it never bothered me in anyway as this house always had a nice feeling about it.
We never looked into who this might have been.