Hi I have just come across this site and I thought I would submit my experience. Any comments or thoughts about what happened to me are appreciated. First of all the stats, I'm female, 21 year old living just outside of Belfast. I have lived in this house for going on 16 years (it was newly built when we bought it). The only person to actually die in the house would have been my dad and that was about 7 years ago.
My story starts about 4 years ago around july/aug time on a saturday morning. I was woken up at 6 ish by something pressing on my chest, this continued to happen for six more sats in a row always around 6 ish, I would be so freaked out I would leave the room. This continued until one saturday when I was so tired I actually got a little bit annoyed and refused to leave the room, instead trying to get back to sleep again. I had just started to doze off when I felt it pressing on my chest again only harder, in fact I had difficulty breathing until I actually got up out of bed and left the room.
I decided I was going to change bedrooms so I moved across the landing to the spare room. Whilst staying in this room I would hear breathing, always when I was lying down in bed almost as if someone was kneeling down by the side of the bed right beside my head (even when I held my own breath I could still hear breathing). I slept in that room for about a month with this happening on most nights. I eventually decided to move back into my own bedroom again and this is where it became more active.
One saturday (I know it always seems to happen on sats!) I was in my bedroom with my girlfriend, we had been just messing around and chatting, I left her for 30 minutes to go and get lunch for us (it's a local garage), when I came back she was sitting down stairs saying that the computer chair had started moving by itself and that she had heard whispering. We eventually went back up bringing juice with us in two glasses and saturday them on the window cill. We had been in the room a while when both glasses fell behind my bed (the head of the bed was in front of the window). I grabbed a cloth to clean up the mess thinking that it will have spilled but when I looked behind the bed the glasses had both landed the right way up without spilling any of their content.
Another time when I was in my bedroom on my own a can of body spray was thrown across my bedroom by nothing, followed about half an hour later by a more or less full 2 litre bottle of coke. Also I would wake up some nights with the feeling of someone's arm under my head when I was totally alone in the bed. Other nights I would feel the bed sag as if someone had sat on it again when I was the only person there.
I could also hear whispering coming from the corner of the room but I could never make out what it was saying. I no longer liked staying on my own in the house, I felt constantly watched and very uncomfortable.
Move to oct, it was around 7pm and I was walking down my hall to the kitchen (the hall is an L shape), I just rounded the corner and I saw a gray figure coming from the other direction, it had no features just a human shape and its form was wispy. Unfortunately I was terrified and ran back into the living room where my mother was sitting, I didn't wait to find out where it was going. My girlfriend also saw this wispy form once at the top of the stairs but it was less formed.
Now for the bathroom. I hated hated hated this room... Taps would turn on full blast for no reason. I could no longer take a shower in that room with out someone coming in with me, I always felt that someone was standing by the toilet watching me and even at one point when I walked by the bathroom I would see a black tall shadow standing in that area. This shadow actually followed me while I was on holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In fact one night I heard something calling my name (my girlfriend heard it too).
I along with a friend have heard my mother calling me (as if she was angry with me) and when I have asked her what she's yelling at she has told me that she didn't call me. A number of things like that happened to me over the next two years.
Then it all seemed to come to a head, I was going through a break up with my girlfriend and feeling quite down at the time. I woke up one night feeling something holding me down, I could not move and I could not scream... I was terrified and recited the lord's prayer in my head until the feeling left me (I'm not even a religious person).
This again happened during the day, I went into my mums bedroom for an afternoon nap. I woke up pinned to the bed again not able to move or say anything but his time there was a standing beside the bed as if it were looking at me, it was gray in colour without any features, the outer edge of the figure was hazy and light in colour but as you got into the centre of the figure it became more solid and a darker shade of gray. Size wise it was about the height of a 10 year old boy.
The final thing that happened to my was by far the most frightening. I was still quite scared of sleeping because of the paralysis so I resorted to staying on the sofa at night to be closer to my mum. I was watching tv that night (with the lights on) and I must have fallen asleep. When I woke up I was pinned to the sofa by the unseen force but it was as if either the sofa was shaking or the whole room was vibrating and there was a loud static noise with what I can only describe as a cat's yowl mixed in to it (it still sends shivers down my spine and brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it). I could feel something touching me in inappropriate places, it may have only lasted for a minute at the most then it just stopped and I was able to get up of the sofa and scream for my mum. From that happened the hauntings have more or less stopped in my house, apart from the odd thing.
There seems to be a lot of people on here who know what they are talking about. What I'm most interested in is an explanation for the last thing that happened to me, I know it sounds very far fetched but I know what happened to me and I know I was awake when it happened.
I'm sorry about the length of the story but I felt that in order for you to understand the build up of activity that I should try to include as much detail as possible.
Thanx for reading.