I don't remember how old I was in this instance, but I think I was around 16 years old, which would be about 12 years ago.
I used to visit a pub in the UK called The Green Man with my father. It was just up the road from my parents' house so quite convenient for us to get to.
On this particular night when we went in, we were told by the barmaid that a model ship had flown off of the shelf and come towards her. This didn't seem strange to me or my dad because I had often seen what I'd thought of as ghosts, since I was a young girl. Only brief glances of people and objects, but I'd always shared my sightings with my parents who were very interested.
Anyway, when I heard about the model ship I went into the ladies toilets and for some reason decided to talk to the spirit. I felt sure I could sense its presence and I told it to leave the barmaid alone.
It sounds silly now that I'm older, and almost embarrassing that I thought I could talk to this spirit and reason with it, but I did. The evening carried on as normal after that and a few hours later we went home.
The next morning I woke up to a strange sound. It sounded like the heating running but I couldn't quite work out what it was. I went downstairs and saw that the whole of the floor had been flooded. The water was coming from the kitchen and onto the hallway floor.
I ran upstairs to inform my still sleeping parents. When we went into the kitchen, the cold tap was running on full and a plant pot had been knocked into the sink, upright, and was blocking the plug hole. The tap wasn't broken and it turned off easily.
The only conclusion I can come up with is that the spirit from the pub, the spirit I had more or less scolded for attacking the barmaid, had become angry with me. That it had followed me home and flooded our floor. We have cats but they couldn't have turned the tap on and I believe that if they'd knocked the plant pot into the sink, it would have been on its side.
Years later I have told my mother what I think really happened; it took me so long because explaining that I went into the toilet to talk to a spirit still sounds embarrassing to me.