Being a person who is extremely afraid of paranormal activity, this moment gave me the chills. At the moment I was 12. It happened around summer of 2014 in the middle of July. My dad was at work, my mom was out shopping and my younger sister was down the street playing with the neighbors.
I called my best friend over, knowing it was a couple days after she had been back from New Jersey and I haven't seen her in a week (me and her are stuck together like glue, so to not talk for a week was just something almost unreal to us).
She agreed immediately and said her dad was dropping her off shortly. A little time passed and she was here. We hugged instantly and ran inside my house, locking the door behind us. It had been about 7-8 hours of us just hanging out and fooling around and by the time we were getting ready to set up for bed, my best friend went upstairs to brush her teeth.
By this time my sister was home dead asleep and my mom decided to go out with her friends after checking in on us and making dinner, considering it was Saturday night and my dad would be home soon from work.
I didn't think much about it because I never do. My mom would rarely be able to go out due to always working or taking care of us, like my dad, so I thought it would be good for her and nice for my best friend and I to have to house to ourselves along with my sleeping sister. At this time, my friend then called my name. "____! Can you come upstairs for a minute?" I responded with a "Sure! I'll be right up!".
I darted towards the stairs. As I got up them and into the hall to the bathroom, I looked inside and everything was untouched. Usually when she would come over, she would have her toothbrush, make up, hair brush and usual girl essentials in there. I thought it was a bit odd but shrugged it off thinking maybe she forgot to unpack or already packed it back up.
As I went to check in on my sister, considering she would sleepwalk and have nightmares from time to time, she looked like she was in a deep sleep, when she would often just wake up as soon as I stepped on the creaky floorboard in her doorway being the light sleeper she is.
Again, I just assumed she didn't get enough sleep the night before. I continued to search upstairs for my best friend, thinking she was possibly in my room because that's the only other place she could be besides my parents' room, but I knew she would never go in there.
Looking in my room, I saw nothing, not even her bag, which confused me even more. Then as I was about to check my parents' room, knowing that's the only other place she could be, I heard the door shut downstairs and her call my name.
"____! I took Baxter out for you!" (Baxter is my dog in case you're wondering). I was then at that state just beyond dumbfounded. I ran downstairs to see her taking Baxter off his leash and her taking off her coat and shoes. "What do you mean? He didn't have to go outside, and how did you get down here so quickly without me noticing?" I asked all at once.
"Huh? What are you talking about? You just asked me to take him out" she said and I rose my eyebrows at her. "That's not possible. You were just upstairs and I was up there looking for you" I stated and her face immediately turned to concern. "_____, I was never upstairs. I haven't even gone up there once."
"Then how did you think I asked you to take him out if I was upstairs looking for you?" I asked and she had a sign of fear of her face. "Because you were right in front of me asking," she said and I could tell she was scared. I asked her to be serious with me and asked her if she and my sister were playing a prank on me. She said that my sister had been downstairs the whole time on the computer.
I immediately ran downstairs to see her on the computer. I then ran back up and saw no one in the bed and it was perfectly made. At this point I almost had a panic attack. I thought I was going crazy.
My dad and mom were both home soon enough and had checked the house to make sure no one could've gotten in.
We all soon went to bed and in my dream I heard someone say my name exactly like my best friend did and it was like I was reliving the experience, like in some sort of lucid dream, but a flashback to the beginning of the day.
I woke myself up as fast as possible and saw my sister and best friend asleep in my room like they had been. I woke my best friend up and asked her if she called my name and she said that she had been asleep.
I couldn't be sure what was real and what was fake, but I knew for sure that I would most likely never understand what happened that day. If anyone has any remotely similar stories, please share with me. And if it turns out that I'm not as insane as I think I am, that would really help me out. Thank you.