My name is Rach and this is my first post on this page. I have read a lot of stories on this site and thought I would share my encounters with you all.
In my 30 years I have never actually seen a ghost. However, I have experienced strange happenings several times throughout my life.
At present my husband, myself and our 3 young daughters are living in a 2 story home. Its not old, its not new but recently some weird things have been happening around our home. Last Wednesday I was having a little nap before we had to pick our eldest up from School and I could hear footsteps in my room. Thinking it was my husband and our 3 year old I let it slide and closed my eyes to get to sleep again. As soon as my eyes were shut I could hear the footsteps walking around my room again. I opened my eyes and could hear my husband and our daughter in the lounge room (which is down the other end of the hall, and a closed door). I got up and walked out to tell my husband and his response freaked me out. He proceeded to tell me that earlier that day he had seen a shadow near our internal stairs. He explained it as only being a face and when the face saw my husband had noticed "it", it vanished.
Now my husband has always had the incredible ability of seeing ghosts. He works at an old shop which is very old and has told me stories of seeing ghosts when he was working. Not just 1 ghost but several. Christmas time one year a few years back, the shop was decorated in all things Christmassy and when they came in the next morning stuff would have been misplaced or fallen down from where they originally were. They checked security cameras and what they saw on the tape is something no one could explain. It was a light, maybe an orb, that was in the staff room and it was darting around the room. He has told me several stories of strange things that happened in that shop and it scares me so much I get goose bumps.
Another story, this happened when my youngest was only 2 months old (she's 3 1/2 now). My sister and I were waiting for the property manager to view this gorgeous old house for us to rent. While we were waiting outside for him to get there to show us through we could hear strange noises coming from inside the house and it was vacant at the time! Something about the house creeped me out, although it was beautiful, and everything I ever wanted, I just couldn't shake this feeling. Once the agent got there, we walked through the beautiful stained glass doors and into the lounge room. The house was massive and absolutely gorgeous. Dark timber throughout, stained glass windows, huge kitchen... In other words just perfect.
I left my sister upstairs with my then 2 months old (in the capsule) and my middle child who was about 15 months old at the time, so I could have a look under the house. I noticed as we were making our way down the long stair case that there was one of those lift things for elderly people to sit in so they don't need to walk up the stairs. Down stairs was dark and scary, but huge. The agent and I walked back upstairs and my sister was basically pushing me out the door. When we got in the car, my sister then informed me that this strange round stained glass window from the lounge room to a small room, had opened up by itself and at that time my 15 month old was peering around the corner as if someone was there. My sister was very scared and we didn't end up getting that house.
Also, my middle child who is now 4 1/2 has been having dreams about what she calls "the fire king". She's described him as being a man on fire who wears a crown and has a fork (pitchfork) in his hand. She has been rather disturbed by this and refuses to be anywhere alone in the house. What could it be? Any help would be greatly appreciated.