So first of all I want to say that I am still a skeptic. I am not someone that believes in ghosts or the paranormal without evidence. However, I need to say that there is something in my past that left me wondering if what we experienced was indeed something paranormal. I don't know, that is the truth. I am not ready to confirm that ghosts, demons or spirits exist because of my experience, but it is pretty freaky.
So we were living in Xochimilco, Mexico at the time. It was an apartment that we decided to rent in an old very nice house that could almost be described as a small mansion. It was a very affordable apartment and pretty spacious for us. We are a couple and we had just gotten two cats, and it still felt huge. Everything was going fine for a couple of months and nothing got our attention. We were just having a good time and enjoying our life.
One day we started noticing that our cats would look up and just fixate on the same area of the room. They followed something with their eyes and their heads would move in the same direction. We saw that a few times but we assumed that it was either a small bug that we could not see or dust moving around the apartment (which we tried to keep clean).
So the cats did that a few times and they would do it at the same time every time which was weird as hell, but again, I am not saying that it was anything other than dust or a bug. We thought it was funny because they would look as if they were really into seeing whatever it was.
One day however it started getting weird because the cats did the same thing and all of the sudden both of them, at the same time, darted into our bedroom. One went under the bed and the other one buried herself in the blankets.
We went to check on them but Agatha, which was under the blankets, did not want to come out. I tried to pull her out but she was using her claws to dig into the mattress. We called Gary and he is the biggest love-seeking cat ever, so if we call him he usually runs so that we can hold him or give him pets, but not this time. Both our cats were really spooked by something. My logical explanation was that they probably were fixed on whatever they were looking at and then some noise in the distance that we did not hear spooked them, but then it happened a few more times.
We were confused, but again we are both atheists and not really people who believe in the supernatural. We started joking about the fact that we might have a ghost, but it was always something that we would laugh about. So we stayed there not giving it much thought. We just thought that our cats are weird, you know.
I am the one that cooks in our family, and my wife is really not the best at it so our deal is that I cook and she washes the dishes. One night after I made dinner and she had washed the dishes I had a glass of water. After I was done I put it on the sink as I talked to her. She then pointed at the glass which was dragging on the sink from one side to the other. My explanation is that maybe the sink was on a small angle which was too small to see and that since the sink was wet it probably just slid a bit. Still no issue.
Later that same day I felt something on my leg. It was as if something had squeezed me, or something. I had Sarah look at my leg and there was a red spot where I had felt the pain. The next day we looked at it again and it had bruised and it was in the shape of a bite. I really have no explanation for that, though I am sure there could be. I don't remember bumping into anything and I definitely did not bump into anything when I felt the pain, so I have no clue where that bruise could have come from.
Keep in mind that the cat scares were happening like once a week or maybe once every two weeks, but the glass thing and the bruise thing happened on the same day. The next day something else happened that really scared us.
It was after dinner and we were just on the couch watching TV when suddenly we realized that the oven was on. Apparently it had been on for a while but we had not noticed it for some reason. When I saw that the oven was on I immediately turned it off and opened the windows and doors to the apartment. The smell of gas was strong, but because we were inside I think we did not get how strong it was until we went outside of the apartment. I would have said that maybe we left it on after dinner, but we had not used it for it. Maybe accidentally we turned it on while turning something else off, but that makes no sense.
We were outside the apartment, letting it air out when our neighbor was coming back home. Felt really stupid asking her if she had heard anything about ghosts in our apartment from the previous tenant and she said no. Then she went into her apartment and came back with what she said was holy water (Mexico is very Catholic so I was not surprised that she had some). She went into the apartment, sprinkled it a little and then left.
Funny thing is that after that, nothing happened again. The cats were no longer looking for things that we could not see and nothing else weird happened to us. I am still not saying that the apartment was haunted, but when the lease was up we decided to move.