I don't believe in ghosts, and I still don't, to this day. It's nothing personal and nothing against those who do believe in them, but my own beliefs will not allow it. But... I do have a couple unexplained stories from my past, and I do not know if they have logical reasons or if they were just dreams. I am curious about your honest opinions, nonetheless, and I have written to you for answers.
I was really into goosebumps when I was younger. I was watching a movie made from one of the books about a piano where the ghost in the book is just a pair of hands that plays the keys. The song in it was really haunting. Later that night, I'm asleep and I hear the piano playing that song outside my bedroom (it was down the hallway in the sitting room). So I get up and I can still hear it as I walk down the hall, but when I get into the room with the piano, it stops. I go back into (well, run back into) my room and get back in bed and it starts again. Of course by this time I'm terrified, so I just suffer there in bed listening to it until it finishes and I go to sleep with my light on.
I'm thinking it was just a dream from being scared by the movie? But then why do I remember opening the door and feeling the floor on my feet when I investigated? My second story, that convinces me more than this first:
We had four black cats (no, I'm not superstitious - these cats brought more luck than misfortune!) and when a couple of them died, I used to see shadows out of the corner of my eye, like a cat jumping on a counter or crossing into another room. But no cat was there when I looked again. My mom said it was just because I was used to seeing them. When my favorite cat died that I had been very close to all my life, I swear I could still feel her jump on the end of my bed at night and lie down. I would sit up sometimes to pet her or feel for her, but of course, nothing.
Since both these instances I have seen neither hide nor hair of a ghost, and after my mom told me that the cats were just my imagination used to seeing them run around, I stopped seeing that as well. But were these real encounters? Especially with my beloved cat?