The paranormal experiences that I am about to narrate were experienced by my mother and her whole family.
The year was 1986-87. My mother, then unmarried, was living with her family comprising of her parents, two brothers, sister in law and twin nephews in their apartment at Andheri, Mumbai. The said apartment was inhabited by the family since 1984 but no strange activities were experienced until 1986, when a tragic incident triggered some strange happenings in their apartment. One November night in 1986, some goons had entered the building in which the family was residing, to kill the building secretary. The night watchman of their building tried to stop the goons from entering the premises. Furious over this, the goons chased the watchman to the terrace of this 6 storeyed building and threw him down to his death.
A month after this incident, some strange happenings started in Mom's house. The first to experience it was my mom's middle brother who had been then recently diagnosed with brain tumor. He was fast asleep one night when he felt as if somebody patted his foot (like when one does to wake somebody up). He woke up and found nobody around him. After this one by one all the family members started experiencing this shaking/patting when asleep. Some members of the family experienced more than just shaking/patting. My grandfather complained of something repeatedly trying to choke him in his sleep in the night and during his afternoon nap. Now my grandfather was a retired Army man who hardly believed in such things. But still he was pretty shaken up by this. One afternoon my grandmom was asleep on the bed and something/someone dragged her to the floor. She was terrified to sleep after this experience. On her insistence a priest was called by the family to perform a Puja/Shanti to ward off the spirit.
But to the family's utter dismay, the happenings continued. Mom had not experienced these activities until one night. Mom's brother was out of town due to some official work so Mom and her sister in law decided to share the bedroom with the twins. Mom was sleeping on the queen sized bed with one of the twins while her sis in law slept on a mattress on the floor with the other twin. They were chatting until 2 am in the night after which Mom turned to sleep on her side, face towards the nephew sleeping beside her, her back towards the sis in law sleeping on the floor. After a while she sensed someone pulling on her nightgown from behind. She turned back expecting it to be her sis in law trying to tell her something but looking down she found her sis in law and the twin sound asleep. Mom realised that she had experienced something all others had been talking about. She chanted God's name and went sleep.
By now all the family members had experienced these strange activities except the 3 year old twin boys. However late one night both the boys woke up crying from the sleep terrified and complaining about someone continuously patting them. Their mom pacified them and tried to put them back to sleep. Next morning, furious over scaring her kids, she shouted and hurled abuses at the entity asking it to stop these acts and leave the family alone. Miraculously it worked and the activities stopped putting an end to their year long ordeal.
If and how the murder of the watchman was related to these happenings is still a mystery. Whether it happened to any other families in the building is not known. None of the other families complained of such activities, however, people in India especially in a metropolitan city like Mumbai (with escalating real estate rates) don't tend to talk about such things happening in their apartments. Also there was no animosity between Mom's family and the watchman nor were the relations too cordial, a dutiful Salaam was all that was shared. So why this family was chosen is another mystery.
Mom's family are devout Hindus so before moving in the apartment a Vaastu Shanti and Puja were performed to bless the house. Also during the said period of the happenings i.e. December 1986 to October 1987 a Shanti was performed but the happenings continued. The family continued to stay in the apartment and still does however no untoward incident has happened since.
Thanks for letting me share this experience of my mom's family. Comments and answers will be appreciated.