I have been spurred on to relate this experience by members of this site who have felt electric, static charges in the presence of the paranormal. I had always thought this to be highly unusual but taking their experiences into account, it seems not to be so unusual at all.
I lived in a mining town in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, for two years, end 1985 to end 1987. This haunting occurred during the winter of 1987, the winter season being May to August in SA.
Before I continue, I would like to point out that after some rather terrifying haunting experiences which I had, predominantly as a child, I tried my utmost to block out anything that seemed even slightly "off". I succeeded rather successfully at this for a number of years and would ignore anything that did not seem normal. Unfortunately I do not believe that this can last forever, or let me speak for myself, as soon as my guard was down if "something" really wanted me to notice it, it made it impossible for me to ignore it.
Now back to this event. The introduction occurred in June/July 1987. Don't remember the date, don't keep a diary. Okay naughty me but remember I did not want anything to do with the paranormal!
This happened in the early hours of the morning round about 03:00 to 04:00. I was awoken by an electrical shock going through my body. My first reaction was that I had been hit by lightning, which was totally impossible because there is no way that a lightning bolt could have hit me in my bed. Firstly the bed was too far from the window, plus curtains, plus my husband sleeping on the window side of the bed. Also, in that area we experience summer storms and rain. It is exceptional for this to occur in winter and we certainly did not have a storm on that particular night. I woke my husband up, a difficult task as he is a night owl and when he comes to bed he sleeps like a log until I wake him up the following morning. He told me I had been dreaming and to go back to sleep. Just to mention, there was an electrical connection just behind my side of the bed.
Activity immediately escalated after this. The following night this entity sat next to me on my bed. I could tell that this was a rather heavy man by the weight I felt on the bed. A few nights after this I started hearing heavy footsteps walking down the passage towards my bedroom. I could feel his presence and it made me feel extremely uneasy. I was not terrified as he simply did not emanate that feeling. He would hang around for a while and my sense of his presence would slowly dissipate. I did not ever hear retreating footsteps back down the passage.
Now I never saw this entity, for whatever reason. Possibly because I was trying to distance myself from him and did not want to see him or for a reason of his own he did not want to show himself. However, things got worse from there on.
One night I was in my bathroom, seated on the throne. I had the bathroom light switched on. The next thing, the bathroom light was simply switched off. I shouted for my husband, accusing him of switching the light off. Needless to say he was elsewhere in the house and not even in the bedroom!
Another event was when I was having a bath. Now the curtain at the bathroom window was never closed as it opened onto an outdoor entertainment area at the back of the house and was not visible to passersby or neighbours. Nevertheless, it seems that this entity was annoyed by my brazen lack of personal morality and closed the curtain in a very purposeful manner - almost wrenching it closed! He, however, didn't seem to have any problem with intruding on a lady taking a bath LOL.
He attached himself to me at an alarming rate, even following me around during the day. I was aware of his presence at various times of the day or night, wherever I might have been in the house at the time. My husband never experienced any of this and if it had not been for the bathroom light and curtain incidents, he probably would not have believed me at all. In fact, I think he still entertained his doubts.
When this "guy" started messing with electrical appliances, such as switching the TV off while my kids were watching their programmes and turning off the stove when I was cooking, I decided enough was enough. He was becoming a pest and I tend to be quite a private person.
Strangely enough my mother (the one who does not believe in the supernatural) told me to immediately contact the Catholic priest in town and get him to bless the house. What a surprise! So it seems that she was not so unbelieving after all LOL!
Long story short. I was a practicing Catholic at the time and raised my children in the same religion. The priest came over the following Sunday after Mass and performed the ceremony. It was a little bit difficult to explain to the kids just why Father was there to bless the house, but they were very young at the time and just accepted it for what it was - a blessing of the house.
During this ceremony I believe the priest actually managed to cross this entity over to where it belonged. From then on I never once heard it or felt its presence. It has since occurred to me that this might be why it was hanging around me all the time. Perhaps it wanted to cross over but simply did not know how?
Will be glad to hear your opinions.