This is my first contribution to the site. I'll begin where I think this started, and I'll try to be as specific as possible.
The first paranormal occurrence happened when I was around 7/8, a few months after my grandfather died of cancer. Being so young, the concept of his death didn't fully sink in. I remember going to the funeral, but did not really comprehend how to feel or what was really going on.
Anyways, my gran lives in a fairly modern house that was built in the 70's, with no known history of anything dark happening within the building. I usually shared a room with my sister at her house, but for whatever reason, she was not sleeping at my gran's that night. I don't know what overcame me, but I started talking to my grandfather, asking if he was there etc, typical things I'd probably seen in movies or read.
As my uncle has Down Syndrome, my gran would always leave the upstairs bathroom light on for my uncle, and my room allowed for a good amount of light to shine through. All of a sudden while I was whispering out loud, the light went off, and maybe 5 seconds later, turned back on. The creepy thing was that for some reason, I asked what I believed to be my grandfather to do it again, and on command, the light went off for a longer period of time, maybe 10 seconds, and then went on again.
I remember not being scared or startled, and actually felt a comfort, as in his last few months before hospital, my granddad had slept in the bed I was in at that time. Since then, I've felt a calmness and fascination to the spirit world, and I've got the image in my head that both of my grandfathers are a white cloud that surround me, shielding me from any darker spirits. (Don't ask where I got that image from, I think from a dream that I've stood by since my childhood.) What's strange is that both my sister and dad (my dad not being from my gran's side of the family) both feel that the upstairs of my gran's house has a negative and dark feel to it, even haunted, while I find a peace and comfort of being up there alone and in the dark. It's very strange to see such a contrast.
Skip to 12 years later and I'm now 20. I don't actively dabble in the spirit world, but I do still believe in it. Around a month ago I was watching Ghost Adventures (the irony I know), and all of a sudden on the wall was... I really do not know how to describe it, around 8 small shaped shimmering lights that were only visible when I shone a light on it. My blinds were closed, and being a November night in Scotland, it was pitch black. I felt calm, not afraid at all at whatever it was, but there was absolutely nothing that could reflect and sway like whatever was on the wall was. It was almost as if it was alive, and was there for a good few minutes, then it just disappeared. I stood up and walked past it and felt a small breeze, but at that point didn't really think much of it.
I've never seen anything like that before in my life, or anything since that experience. I can even say I've never seen anything like it on Ghost Adventures! A part of me feels like it's one of my grandfathers or possibly another ancestor, I really do not know. Ever since speaking to my grandfather all those years ago, I have never since then.
A few nights after that I could of sworn out of the corner of my eye I saw a shadow figure at the bottom of my bed, but me having an active imagination, didn't really think too much into it. I was startled, but again, not scared. I feel like there is always something watching me at night, no matter where I sleep (my boyfriend's, friends etc).
It wasn't until last night that I confirmed to myself that something is watching me. I was dreaming, then within that dream I woke up to find a black shadow figure trying to touch my face, and I was desperately trying to reach my phone under my pillow. My brain screamed at me to wake up... And I did, to find myself clutching my phone, in the exact position I was in in the dream. I have never had sleep paralysis before and there is no family history of it.
My question to you all is, should I be afraid of whatever this thing is? I do not know myself how to really feel about it or if it even is malicious, it was literally just a black shadow in humanoid form. Sorry for babbling on and I hope I've made everything that's occurred as clear as I can.