I live in a small town in the great state of Iowa. Anyways, my house has five bedrooms and is larger than it needs to be. It creeps me out and has since I've lived here.
I like to sit with the TV on for noise because if it's too quiet at my house, I hear footsteps and the floor squeaking upstairs.
Well, one of the bedrooms is a room we never really use and I think because of that our Man Upstairs stays in there.
I am alone sometimes because of weird work schedules and whatnot... So I notice these things because of being alone and because I can sense these things around me.
So I was sitting on the chair in the living room in front of the stairs. I thought I saw a shadow out the corner of my eye, coming downstairs. My cat caught it at the same time I did. But what I saw disappeared, although I could hear it, she (my cat) continued watching whatever it was come downstairs.
Later that night I was reading in bed and I thought I saw a shadow behind me yet again. I turned over really fast and saw a shadow of a man with a fedora hat on leaning against my bed. As soon as I slightly reacted, he was gone. He didn't feel threatening, just interested maybe.
I never feel like I'm alone when I'm alone at home. Someone is always there. I don't know his name, though the more things happen the more I think it may be the last owner of my house.
Overall, I think we have at least two people hanging around. Not bad people. Sometimes they are just overwhelming.
Little things that happen all the time are: the medicine cabinet opening by itself, floors freaking, phantom smells (perfume, sweat, pie, wood burning, cigarette smoke etc.), objects moving all the time, cats freaking out and watching things. I have two cats and whatever they are watching they both see it at the same time. I see shapes and lights out the corner of my eye.
When I'm home alone, every light in the house is on.