This is going to be composed of four separate events within the same time span. I have lived in 4 states now (military family). Florida is my last stop; however, I lived in California from the ages of 3 to 9 going on 10. Even though we didn't live in the best apartment, there was a lot of history in San Diego (Whaley House and William Heath Davis House as examples). Because of this, I suppose I am not entirely surprised about the possible ghosts there. When I was around 7 years old (so around 2005), I started to have experiences with spirits. This is when I started to realize how sensitive I was.
The first experience began when I was in my bedroom. I was not asleep. I was not drowsy. I was just laying in bed keeping to my thoughts. I had a closet with sliding doors and it used to get stuck so I just left it open most of the time. When I looked up, I saw a pair of red eyes staring back at me. I thought to myself, maybe I'm just hallucinating so I blinked and kept staring at it and then realized that they wouldn't go away. I started to panic and pretended to go to sleep. Now as a young girl, I had some Barbie dolls but I never had toys with red light up eyes so I can't blame it on that.
Another experience happened shortly after this. In my bedroom, we had it where the bathroom is connected to the bedroom. So I could put the light on. I left my door open and, again, I was not drowsy or half awake. I was wide awake laying in bed. I look up and see out my door a shadow with long pointed ears or horns, pointed feet, and pointed arms. It had no fingers or toes. It was so strange and it had a malicious smile. It was going into my mom's room. It noticed me and turned to me and "shushed" me without making an actual sound. I didn't scream. I was frozen. Its eyes were holes. I can't explain it. Like, it was just a shadow. I still can't wrap my head around it. The next morning I woke up and said to my mom, "Did anything happen to you last night? Like any nightmares or anything weird or scary?" And she basically responded, "No, I slept fine. Why do you ask?" This is even stranger. Why was this thing going into my mom's room? I couldn't figure it out.
The third experience. I started sleeping in my mom's bed shortly after all this. On this particular night she kept her door open. Now. I have noticed that all of these experiences have taken place JUST as I get into bed. It's like it wants me to know of its presence or something. I saw a black mass that resembled a man. It just stood there. I kept staring back at it. Suddenly, it took a step forward. And then another step forward. I was so freaked out at this point that I decided to get up and pretend I was sleepy so it wouldn't suspect anything. I pretended not to notice it and closed the door quickly and jumped into bed curling up next to mom.
Now this experience happened when I just woke up. This experience is different from the rest. It was around 5 am. I had just gotten up. A little back story. My older brother is 11 years my senior. So around this time my brother was finishing up high school. I went into the living room and saw a figure shadow similar to my brother's stature; it looked like a man and had empty eyes. I asked, "Joey, is that you?" I wiped my eyes and looked at it again. When I went back to my mom's bedroom, I had passed my bedroom (the one I shared with my brother) and saw him laying in bed. The figure had disappeared.
To this day I still see and hear things; however, I mostly hear things. Because of this, I doubt myself. I have tried to rationalize it. Maybe I have psychosis and hallucinate and just don't realize it? Maybe it's in my head. California had a lot of ghosts. The apartment in New Jersey was built in the early 1900s and other people in the complex plus the landlord had experiences. And now in Florida, I still sometimes see or hear things. I don't know what to make of it. Is something following me? Has a male dark ghost attached to me? Am I just picking up on ghosts from two old apartments and now this moderately old one as well? I don't know.