Over the past year, I have experienced some inexplicable things. Most of them occurred in the house of my grandparents. I stay with them every weekend, the night before I need to work, because they live closer to the supermarket where I work. They live in a relatively new apartment in a penthouse on the top floor. It is not very high though, because the top floor is the second floor. The apartment has only been there for two years now. Before that there used to be nothing but a farm. It is quite close to the old home of my great-grandparents, which is on the other side of the small river that runs through the village. It might be useful to add that my great-grandmother passed away three years ago and, in February of 2016, my great-grandfather also passed away after battling dementia.
The first experience is one that has repeated itself time after time again. My grandparents owned a smart TV, which they have now replaced because of some technical issues. Said TV would turn itself on in the middle of the night. My grandparents got sick of it and called in a technician, who made sure that voice commands were turned off, because he thought that that was the issue. It kept happening occasionally though. My grandparents bought a new TV, and the issues with the TV are gone so far, so it could have been a technical defect, but to my knowledge no clear reason was found for why the TV turned itself on.
Another experience I had while staying with my grandparents was on a Friday morning. The cleaning lady came over and she had put the vacuum cleaner in the plug, but it was turned off. She walked away from it to the kitchen to have a cup of coffee. No one was close to the vacuum cleaner at this point, but out of the blue it turned itself on. It was plugged in next to the TV that had caused trouble earlier.
Besides these technical issues, that might be just that; technical issues, I have repeatedly experienced something else while staying with my grandparents. When I lie in my bed at night, I keep hearing these footsteps in the hallway. I would think that it was my grandfather, because they were very slow and kind of sounded like they were his, but I've also heard them when I was sure that he was in bed. Furthermore, they would last for minutes on end, while the bathroom is very close to the bedrooms. For one reason or the other, they always make me feel uncomfortable.
Another issue that I have been dealing with lately, is that I keep seeing things that cannot possibly be there. I blame stress for it, or say that my imagination is playing tricks on me, but I'm wondering if it might be something else. When I'm driving around in my car, it often happens that I see a car or a person crossing the street, from my peripheral vision, but when I check again, no one is there. I do not think that this could be blamed on tiredness completely, because it has also happened to me when I have just left home feeling perfectly fine.
Furthermore I have also been having some sleep issues recently. Normally I would be able to sleep just about anywhere, but lately I just don't seem to be able to sleep for hours on end, I wake up multiple times a night, leaving me very tired in the morning with the feeling that I did not sleep at all and stayed conscious all night. This especially happens on the nights I stay with my grandparents.
Besides that, I keep having these vivid, and realistic dreams, which scare the hell of me sometimes. They sometimes cause me to wake up with a weird feeling, or a feeling of distraught for no reason at all. It might seem pathetic to allow yourself to be scared by dreams, but I've had dreams come true in real life in the past, so whenever I have a vivid dream that is a bit nightmarish, I worry that it will become true.
I'm hoping that you might have some answers for me, because I am not really sure what all of this means.