Everything was back normal at home. Or so we thought. It turns out that something followed us from our visit to San Bernardino. Actually, something followed my daughter, Sharon. (For background, see http://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=21524#comment.)
Sharon begun to suffer from sleep paralysis many times. We at least want to believe that's what they were but these experiences always happened after terrible night terrors. Back then she was 16 years old. Her dad and uncle (who's not blood related) have both recounted similar occurrences they had in their childhood, but the thing is, my daughter had never suffered from these episodes until after we visited that ghost town.
Her younger sister and I did have some unexplained things happen but it was mostly focused on Sharon. She says she felt something heavy mounting her chest followed by paralysis. She'd scream, cry, and try to get my attention but no sound left her mouth. She could only blink and look around. It's the same descriptions I've heard from her dad and uncle. It'd get so bad she would end up sobbing inconsolably from fright once she's able to move.
I believe I'm not quite as sensitive to these phenomena as her and her dad but I do remember one odd experience. My girls were at school and their dad at work so I was all alone in the condo. I was watching Avatar and was very focused in the movie but I could have sworn I heard them come home and even inform me that they would get something to eat. However, an hour or so later, they were back and I learned that they had barely just gotten home and they never told me they were getting anything to eat. I can't explain what happened there.
My youngest, Sue, also had her own experience. She was trying to sleep but something that sounded like a woman, began whispering in her ear. My daughter joined me in my bed but it kept on happening. I didn't hear anything. Since it wouldn't stop, we moved to sleep together on the floor (together meaning Sharon joined us) and the whispering still continued. By then, Sue was crying. We turn on all the lights and began to pray and finally it stopped. Good thing it never happened again.
To this day, Sharon still remembers her scary episodes, especially the familiar female giggle. A giggle she had also heard during our night at that cabin in the Calico Ghost Town!