My first story Footsteps into my Room was in 1986, the second story I have was in the summer of 93. I was 12 years old, my dad had divorced and remarried, I moved from my bedroom into the back bedroom that was an addition on to the house. I had to switch rooms because my dad and his new wife had a baby together, my brother, Gregg. It was late at night in the summer so I was off school.
I was asleep in my bed when I woke up to see my Akita, shojo (sho), standing on top of me with its hair standing up and looking from the window back to me and growling at the window. I grabbed sho by the collar and walked her back out to the back room, which was attached to my room, her struggling all the way, and seeming like she didn't want to leave me. I tried to lie back down, but she kept growling, hair on end and still looking out the window. I figured it was just a cat or a skunk that was upsetting her so I took a flashlight and went outside, but I saw nothing there so I dragged sho outside and ran back into the house, shut the door and locked it.
Not but 2 steps back inside the house she began howling and barking, I looked out my window and she was looking at me. Feeling bad I went back outside and let her back in the house. I tried to have her lay down on the floor of my bedroom right next to my bed, but she wouldn't lay down she just stood there, eyes still trained on the window, hair standing up and growling.
I laid on my bed and closed my eyes trying to get back to sleep when even through my closed eyes, I could see a light had been turned on in my room. I opened my eyes, looked over and saw that my fish tank light had come on, so I got up and clicked the button and the light turned off. I lay back down and turned over on my side so my back was facing sho and put the pillow over my head.
All of a sudden the fire alarm went off, I jumped up out of bed and being completely freaked out, ran into my dad's room and got my step mom. She took the fire alarm down, took the battery out and laid it on the dryer that was in the backroom where sho slept. My step mom went back to bed and I sat on my bed, staring at the fire alarm, almost expecting for it to go off again. Sho was still growling, hair on end, staring out the back window, I was so frightened I began praying, "Lord if there is anything here that is not of you please let it be gone, in your name Jesus, Amen..." As soon as I said Amen, sho's hair went down on her back, she turned around, licked my face and went and laid in her usual spot in the back room.
In the morning when I woke up I went to turn on my fish tank light so I could feed my fish and realized that the light burnt out the week before and I had the light sitting at the side of my bed. I couldn't even believe that it hadn't been in there even though somehow the light came on that night.