I'm writing about these experiences because I hope someone can tell me whether it is an actual haunting, or possibly, if there are rational explanations for what has been happening. My sister Janeen, brother-in-law Ray, boyfriend Richard, and I all share a house and have lived there for several years. It was built in 1979 so it doesn't have much of a history, and we haven't experienced anything weird until the last few weeks.
None of us are really the superstitious type, but a few things that have happened recently are difficult for me to explain away. The only thing that has changed among us is that I've recently quit taking Celexa, which is an anti-depressant that has unusual withdrawal symptoms. I feel "power surges" throughout my brain and body continually, and at first I thought maybe the electrical storm going on in my brain could have caused some of the weirdness going on here. Now I'm not so sure.
The first ghost-type incident happened a couple of weeks ago. Richard, Ray, and I were all in the back of the house. Ray had just finished vacuuming and he and Richard were talking to each other from across the hallway. Rich and I both saw Ray walk down the hallway toward the living room, and our dog Bella was right by his side. A few seconds after he left, the vacuum turned itself on! Janeen was not in the house at the time. Ray went back into the room and turned it off, we all forgot about it and went about our business.
Three night later, however, Rich and I woke up to our dog bristling her back hair and growling. We looked out the window and couldn't see anything, so Rich petted her until she calmed down and we both fell back asleep. It was around 3 in the morning, so I was kind of annoyed by being woken up in the first place. A half hour or so later I was woken up again, and our Nintendo Wii was turned on. The blue disc light was pulsating slowly and that must have been what had awakened me. We hadn't used the Wii in at least a couple of weeks, and the remotes were on a shelf well out of reach of the dog. They are also kept to the side of the TV unit so it would be difficult for the remotes to turn the Wii on. I turned it off and laid back down but did not fall asleep. A few minutes later I could see the blue light pulsing through my eyelids! I turned it off again and watched it for several minutes before I passed out, it didn't turn itself on again (at least while I was still awake).
I guess I saved the creepiest for last. Ray is the only one who has experienced these, but I haven't known him to lie or make up stories. He and my sister are in the master bedroom and their bathroom is directly in front of their bed. On the night that the Wii kept turning itself on, he was walking from his bed to the bathroom, using the light on his Sonicare to guide him there. About halfway to the bathroom a dark form stepped in between the Sonicare and him, completely blacking the light out for a second or two. He kept walking, not really thinking anything of it, and noted when he returned to bed that the light was fully visible and remained solid. It wasn't until I mentioned the Wii that he remembered the dark form in his room. They also keep their door shut so the dog could not have been in the room that night, especially since she was busy in our room waking us up.
Then, two nights ago, the dark form visited him again. What makes it really creepy to me is that everyone in the house was accounted for at the time it happened. He periodically gets up at night and will sleep on the sofa in the living room. That night Rich and I had stayed up late and were talking in our room. We heard Ray come out of the room and were wondering who it was. Then we heard clanks in the kitchen and heard the microwave door shut, so I said "It must be Ray" and we continued talking. We were up for quite a while after that and neither of us got up.
The next evening as we all returned home, Ray was talking about being up late the night before, and I told him we'd heard him get up. He said, "I must have been loud, I saw you come out and check on me..." I had no idea what he was talking about and told him I didn't check on him, and he proceeded to tell us that when he turned off the light and laid down, he saw someone about my size come from the hallway, stop and look at him, then go back down the hallway! I'm pretty positive Rich and I were still awake by the time he had laid down, so I really don't think I was sleepwalking. Also, my sister Janeen has cerebral palsy and her hips make a loud snapping noise as she walks- it would be impossible for her to be walking and not make the noise.
I try to think rationally about things like this, but I'm starting to get scared that we have a poltergeist or something malicious in the house. Hopefully this is the last incident we'll have. But if anyone could confirm or deny that this is a haunting I would really appreciate it!