The house I grew up in had some activity and I have shared some other stories, I feel like the activity would intensify at times and other times almost completely go away. One of those times where it intensified was when I was about 14 or 15, the last year I lived there before I moved away from home.
During this time, I always felt at unease being upstairs or in my bedroom and had this constant feeling of being watched. Small things would happen, but I will share the three things I remember most vividly and that I cannot find any rational explanations for.
The first thing being that my wardrobe door would randomly open in the middle of the night. It always happened when I was still awake, I would spend hours reading books until late at night, before falling asleep. This really terrified me as I had a previous fear of the wardrobes in our house. This fear was rooted in that two of the wardrobes upstairs are built in and behind some plywood in the far back of the wardrobe you will find small tunnels leading in to the actual house wall. To this day, I have never built up the courage to sneak inside to see what might hide in there and I still sometimes have nightmares about these.
I understand that an opening door usually could be anything, but these wardrobes had proper door handles that latched. You would need to lift the handle straight up in order to get it open. Alternatively, if you were hiding inside the wardrobe you could open it by squeezing the latch from the inside until it popped open. The first few times this happened, I simply thought that the door must have been just shut, but not all the way to have it latch, even though it was weird that it would take that long time to pop open again. Naturally I started to pay really good attention to see if the door latched, you could hear a clicking sound when it did and I also pulled the door handle straight back without lifting it, to confirm that it was indeed latched and the door wouldn't open on its own. This still happened a couple of times, but only at night and those nights I was terrified and slept with my lights on...
The next two things that happened during this time I'm not sure are actually paranormal and I would love some input on possible other explanations. I was just about to fall asleep, do you know that state you are in right between awake and sleeping? I was right there, near dreams but still aware of my surroundings when I heard my own voice thinking "I can't fall asleep now, that would be pointless as the phone is about to ring anyways" and with that I woke right back up and felt confused for a second or two, tuning around to stare down at my phone on the floor below my bed. A few seconds later, sure enough it started ringing from a hidden number. At this point I was so shocked and confused that I quickly declined the call and whoever was making it didn't call again. I didn't usually get calls from hidden numbers and definitely not late at night on a school day.
The last experience also involved a phone, it was late at night and I was already sleeping when the sound of a phone ringing woke me up. At first I couldn't determine where the sound came from and I really freaked out because my room was directly above my mother's room, and living in an old house I always tried to be as quiet as possible. I sprinted up from bed and located the sound as coming from one of my drawers full of old stuff that I didn't really use. I always used to collect old stuff, never cleaning anything out. I started digging in one of the drawers and finally found the cause of my panic. It was one of my old phones. It wasn't ringing, it had an alarm that was going off. This was a phone I hadn't used in a good few years so I was really confused at this point. It was an old Samsung, long predating today's smartphones. At the time, I just turned the alarm off and went back to bed, even though I had problems falling back to sleep after that. The next day I got up and checked the phone again and I realized that it didn't even have a battery in it. I have heard that some electrical things can sort of save up energy for a long time, but why would it suddenly start an alarm? It's not something I would have ever made a setting for either whilst I was still using it, who sets an alarm to ring in the middle of the night?
Thanks for reading, any input would be appreciated!