This is the second event I can recall very clearly.
My mother's biker boyfriend had thrown us out of the house & my mother, sister, brother & I were forced to live in a women's refuge for domestic abuse.
I won't go into that detail but he hit me & mum.
Mum searched & had found a house for us to rent & we were all so happy to get out of that horrible place.
We moved in & had been in the house for not even 6 months, then I had my 12th birthday.
I was never popular at school & didn't keep many friends, just kept to myself. Anyway I had a quiet birthday but was so happy as mum had bought me a cd player with a double cassette & my grandfather had bought me a small tv. (I was so happy & felt very spoilt).
After everyone had gone home after lunch I ran into my room & slammed the door shut with excitement as those gifts were what I had asked for & wanted. I quickly tuned in the analog tv & had it going just for light & noise. But my main mission was to tape songs off the radio as cassette 1 could record in slow play & I taped hours of music happily.
It grew dark quickly I think because I was so engrossed in what I was doing I didn't seem to notice that I was now laying on top of my bed in complete darkness. I was lying looking up at the pretty lights of my new stereo when all of a sudden it felt like lightening went through me! It started from my head & went to my toes. When it happened I saw bright white when my eyes were closed. The sound was so loud I thought it hit our close line out the back of the house?
I lay there in shock for awhile, then all of a sudden I was calm. I rolled onto my side & closed my eyes & convinced myself I had imagined it.
The tape player I was listening to had a thing once it got to the end of the tape it would make two loud clicks then play the other side. I heard the clicks but my music didn't go on. I thought maybe because I had put a very old cassette in & the player chewed up the tape before I started recording. I was about to get up to see if it was eating my tape then I heard it!
I froze in fear & the worst terror I have ever felt. I could hear someone in my room, sounded like in my built in closet & they were breathing like they were at end stage of lung cancer.
I froze & could not move I was so scared. It seemed to be very low to the ground I knew this as it crept up to my ear & exhaled so horribly. I thought I was going to die but all of a sudden I jumped up turned the TV on & my bedroom light & spun around so quick & saw no one.
I cried & sat up the whole night after that & it took me years to sleep without a light. Then I had another encounter... But that is another story