First I'll start out by telling what I believe ghosts are. I believe that they aren't spirits who are trapped between dimensions, or have some unfinished business. I think that once a person dies, they either go to Heaven, or to Hell. And when they're in Hell, I think it's possible Satan sends spirits back to Earth for one reason or another, whether it's just to frighten us, or harm us, or just to make us question our faith. So, now that that's out of the way, here's my story.
One night, I was sleeping just fine, but all of a sudden I snapped awake. I didn't move for a second, wondering why I was awake, and wondering what time it was. So I rolled over to see what time it was. As I did that, for a split second I saw a large white thing, not really any particular shape. It was there for not even a full second and then it moved out of my field of vision.
Now, before this, there had been other less important encounters, which I've told my mom about. My mom had always told me that in the Bible it tells us that Satan and demons can't read minds, so you have to actually say something to get them to leave, like "God protect me", so as soon as I saw the thing, I tried to say that, but as I opened my mouth, I felt my whole body become paralyzed.
It was like something had grabbed me by the neck and my body went numb. It felt like that feeling you get when your foot is asleep for so long it starts to hurt, except for me, it was all across my body, and I wasn't able to move.
So I tried to say something, but I could only hear myself gasping as I tried to say it. I tried again and got the same result, but the third time, I was able to say "God protect me" and it let go. My whole body felt relieved and I could move again. I turned on my light and just sat there praying for half an hour, and (in my opinion) God granted me protection and comfort, so I felt relieved, and was able to go back to sleep with no further encounters that night.
In case anyone was wondering, the time was around 3AM. I can't remember the day or month, but it was this year (2007), and no more than 5 months ago. We are the first people to live in this house, and it was constructed 7 years ago. There had been less significant encounters before this happened.
But, unfortunately, it didn't stop there. Last week, on Nov. 10, if I remember correctly, I had an encounter with what I believe was the same ghost. I was in my basement, which is set up so that when you're watching TV, you're facing away from the wall that separates the living room, and the workout room.
As I was watching a movie, I glanced into the glass front of the cabinet next to the TV. It reflects the end of the wall separating the living room from the workout room. When I looked, I saw a white thing retreat behind that wall. (Thing is the only way I can describe it. I wasn't able to see it long enough to get an idea of what shape it was.)
Again, I said "God protect me" and stood up and started upstairs. I looked back and in the middle of the living room, I could see something standing. Well, not see it, because it was clear, but it was almost like fog or steam. Like the air was distorted, but it was (more or less) in the shape of a person.
So I hurried upstairs and told my mom and she felt freaked out too when she heard it from me. She actually got mad and said "I'm going to go give it a piece of my mind! I'm mad", so she went downstairs and yelled "get out of our house!" and she found that the door was open about 2 inches, and it was closed when I was down there.
I've been wondering why a ghost would be in our house, and why it would be bothering me specifically. I also would just like to hear any comments anyone has on the story. Thanks!