This isn't my personal story but I was there when it happened. I was only a baby, so this is the account of what happened, told to me by my mother and eldest sister.
I was no older than 1 at the time and my mother had put me down to sleep on her bed. Mum and my 2 older sisters were standing in front of my mothers dresser and mirror in her bedroom. The dresser was quite large and had an equally large mirror on top of it. My eldest sister, Victoria, would have been about 8 and my other sister, Rose about 5. They were all standing there chatting and combing each other's hair.
Whilst Victoria was combing Roses' hair she noticed Roses' reflection in the mirror looked odd. Her face didn't look right and her body seemed stiff and rigid. Rose was staring back at her reflection without blinking. Victoria began calling her name and turned her around to face her and began asking her what was wrong. My mother had also now noticed and was equally concerned. But Rose didn't blink or react at all. Then she began to speak but it wasn't her voice.
It was a deep man's voice. And her eyes were different too.
My mother would say, "They were not her eyes."
I've heard them describe her eyes as both red and black and also just really dark.
The entire time Rose stayed stiff and unmoving and the voice just kept coming out of her.
My mother and sister can't remember what she was saying and say it was like it was in another language and it terrified them.
They began yelling at her to stop, and were calling her name. They also were shaking her and at one point, I believe, Victoria slapped Roses' face, but Rose never moved, flinched or anything.
Eventually she just stopped and acted like nothing had happened. When she was question she seemed to have no memory of it and had no idea what my mother and eldest sister were talking about. She just carried on like nothing had happened and no time had passed. This deeply disturbed my mum and eldest sister, as you would imagine. They're not sure how long she was like this; it was probably only a few minutes, but long enough.
Rose has no memory of it still and hates when anyone talks about it. She also refuses to believe it was anything paranormal.
She did go to a physic once, who told her it could be a spirit trying to send a message to our mother.
My sister is very skeptical of anything supernatural. She did have a problem with sleepwalking when she was young though. To the point where she was once caught opening the front door and about to go outside. So she believes what actually happened is something really common that happens to a lot of children. When they get woken up mid sleep and this makes them act very strange and say strange things, which can frighten their parents.
To me however this theory doesn't make sense, because she wasn't asleep, she was standing and chatting with my mum and sister, combing each other's hair and then randomly went stiff as board and spoke in a scary voice.
Victoria and Mum also have trouble trusting this theory. They get very upset whenever this story is brought up. It frightens them just thinking about it and they get angry with themselves and others for reminding them.
To add to the strangeness I learnt later, that my dad and two older brothers were away at the time and attending the wake for my grandfather's funeral. My grandfather was Australian and did not speak any other languages. According to my parents though, he wasn't very kind especially to my mum.
So I don't know what it was and I think the granddad coincidence is kind of creepy but I do want to share one thing. I know some people will describe this as a possession and I personally don't believe in demonic spirits or at least I don't believe in giving them any power. Dead or alive you should treat everyone with respect, but there are messed up people who are living so what do you expect they would do if they were ghosts? I also believe that if you believe in something so much you can make it so. So by calling something evil and so fourth you're, in way, giving it more power.
The only other weird thing to happen involving Rose was when she was a year or so younger, before I was born and she was playing on the driveway while my mum was beside her, tending to the garden. Mum had her back to her, and for no reason, mum turned around and picked her up and moved her to the garden bed. As mum tells it, she had no idea why she did this and it was like something else made her do it. She then looked at Rose confused by her own behavior and then turned around to see my dad, reversing the car out and over the exact spot where Rose was playing. My father wouldn't have seen her on the driveway. Mum swears it wasn't her that made her turn around and it was like some other force.
Sometimes I wonder if my granddad just wanted to give my mum a scare for shiats n giggles.