I was living at a friend's house early 2004 in a suburb called Unigray in the south of Johannesburg. Apparently the house (located in a circle) used to be a railway-owned home back in the day.
The first strange thing I noticed while staying there, was that my friend's four-year old daughter had a jolly time talking to an invisible person whenever she went into one particular room down the passage. Whenever I walked past that room while she was in there, I could hear her giggling and chatting away. I never could bring myself to enter the room though, a strange feeling of foreboding kept me standing outside.
Then one night I went to bed early only to wake up at about 11:30 with an urgent need to use the bathroom. The bathroom was situated in such a way that when you get to the door you can look into the living room on your right. Padding down the passage in the dark, I already felt uncomfortable. Then as I reached the bathroom door, I kept telling myself not to look into the living room.
Yet, I couldn't stop myself. As I slowly turned my head right, I saw moonlight gently shining onto the sofa that was standing next to the window. And sitting on the sofa was a dark figure, its head towering above the headrest. As I stared, it rotated toward me...
Needless to say, I ran back to the bedroom and cowered under the duvet.
When I carefully brought up the experience the next day, my friend casually told me that she believed it might be the spirit of the previous owner keeping an eye on her family and especially her little one.
I haven't been back there since.