I don't know why this is but in my life I've noticed that there are some people who have many paranormal experiences and there are some who never experience anything unusual at all. I'm one of those people who has experienced many strange things and this is just one account of many.
My grandparents had moved to Iowa for my grandfather's job years ago when I was a little kid (I'm 31 now) and my parents moved into their house in Michigan to keep up on it for them and take care of it while they were away. I was about 14 when we moved in. The house is old but well kept and it holds a lot of our family history. My great-grandfather and grandmother came to the United States from the old country of Prussia (which no longer exists) and they settled in that house back in the early 40's. They both died there as well.
My great grandmother's sister Frieda was a black witch from the old country who was married to a thirty-third degree Masonic Priest. They used to do strange things back in the woods behind the house. Frieda hated my grandmother because she was a good person who believed in God and my great-grandfather used to tell my dad when he was a child that there were two black books in the world and that he should always remember to stick to the right one.
Anyway, while living there things would disappear all the time and turn up in strange places that you would never think to look for them. When I was sixteen I slept with my mother because I was terrified to sleep in my bedroom. I used to wake up in the middle of the night and feel like something was lying on top of me and I couldn't move. It wasn't lucid dreaming or anything like that. This sensation of spiritual smothering would only go away after I whispered the name "Jesus" which wasn't easy and it took ALL of my strength and energy to finally speak his name out loud. It was completely terrifying.
There would be noises coming from upstairs like somebody was tearing the entire second floor apart - like dressers being tipped over, bookshelves crashing to the ground and banging on the walls; however, when, I would go up there to check it out there was not one thing out of place.
Eventually my boyfriend and I became pregnant and we stayed there for a few months after our daughter was born to save some money and get ahead.
One afternoon in the middle of July my daughter and I were home alone and I was giving her a bottle and she was getting ready to take a nap. I was rocking her in the lazy boy chair next to the hallway and we were watching television when all of a sudden there was a huge burst of cold air blowing right on us coming from the direction of the hallway. We didn't have air conditioning at the time and it felt like there was an air conditioner on full blast right next to us. It was literally FREEZING.
I was terrified. I stopped rocking the chair and looked straight ahead because I was too frightened to look towards the hallway. I was hoping this thing (whatever it was) would go away but it didn't. I sat in that chair for maybe five good minutes, too scared to move. Finally, realizing that this thing wasn't going anywhere I turned my head very slowly to the right and I saw something floating slowly across the hallway in long black robes about a foot off the floor. It floated right through my parents' closed bedroom door. I ran to the hallway and opened the door only to find the curtains fluttering around the window.
I was so terrified that I ran outside with my daughter and stayed out there for three hours until my boyfriend got home from work. I had experienced many terrifying things in that house, but I had never seen anything.
My grandparents are back in Michigan now and are living in the house again. I have been over there many times but I have never had any kind of paranormal experience in that house since they've been back.
I've experienced many strange things in my life but from personal experience I can tell you that having things disappear or hearing strange things is scary- but there's nothing as horrifying as actually SEEING a ghost! And honestly- that's the only time in my life that I've ever seen one!