This is my first time submitting a story, but definitely not my first paranormal experience. This actually occurred to my next door neighbor (I like to call her V8, it's a long story) as well as me. But since it's my computer, I get to tell the story.
V8 and I were sitting in my front yard and laughing at each other while snapping pictures with my new camera. It was really fun until we headed over to the old playground set that my brother and I had installed when I was littler. V8 started freezing up and looking over there until she finally told me she kept seeing this guy walking past the swing set. I asked her about it, and the more she said the more freaked out I got.
This isn't my first experience by far, but it's the first that I've had with someone else. And the person she was describing exactly described one of the people I'd seen flitting about my backyard before. He also perfectly described a person we'd thought we had made up. His name is Seth, he is 16, has long emo black hair and wears a gray hoodie and black jeans. He only appears in flashes, you can never see him long but I get the feeling he's letting us see him way more than normal. Because before he only appeared out of the corner of my eyes, and now I can see him for intervals that last seconds.
He has some certain patterns he always follows. He's always either sitting down, or walking from right to left. He never walks towards you, or from left to right, and one time while I was standing in my front yard I felt him tap my shoulder and no one was there. Seth also has a certain feeling that comes with him, it's this peaceful feeling. Whenever he's around, you feel totally at ease, no matter what. It feels like your heart is full... I don't know how to describe it better.
But we took a picture of my old playground equipment and at first saw nothing odd... Only at further inspection did V8 and I realize that there was a human's shadow going in the complete opposite direction than the other shadows were going right where Seth had been standing. And under further inspection we found the name "Seth" spelled out in the leaves and sticks in the background of the picture.
But Seth, as I said, is calming. You know he's not out to kill you, and you can really tell when he's around. Plus it only happens when it's sunny, Seth is just a sunny person I guess. One time I lost my camera battery and Seth found it for us, I asked for his help and there it was. Sitting somewhere I'd already looked a few seconds earlier. Seth is actually a nice guy, once you get to know him. He's only gotten mad at me once (which was a mess-up on my part).
I can't say the same for the most recent addition to the ghosts V8 and I have been seeing (there are 4, one from a LONG time ago that left and one that just came today). She's not actually doing anything... But... When I said Seth gives you a calming feeling when he's around; then for her it's the opposite. You all of a sudden feel paranoid, on edge, almost terrified; and then she shows up. I know I'm not imagining things because when she showed up at school today V8 noticed also.
Plus another girl in my class commented on the feeling she was getting. People might not notice Seth, but whoever this girl is, she gets noticed. The room started suddenly smelling weird, it made you dizzy, you get cold, you start getting a headache, and then you get that paranoid feeling. It didn't help when I saw her twice last night. She showed up in the mirror and when I turned around she wasn't there, I couldn't sleep. Then I heard this odd noise that I couldn't place (it was a bike. V8 told me a story about her siblings and her when she was littler seeing a bike with no one riding it and when she described the noise it made, it fit. I might also add that I only knew one ghost before V8 moved onto my street. And I was unaware he was even a ghost. I thought I had an overactive imagination), I lay in bed freaking out then I saw her flit through the hallway. Unlike Seth she has platinum (almost white) hair that's average/long length, and wears a white dress... I don't know if she was murdered and that's how she died or what, I want to get to know her, but she always leaves when I start actually acknowledging her.
Unlike some of the stories here, this didn't go away suddenly, there isn't a solution yet. As I said, all these ghosts have never actually done anything to harm me. The only instance I can remember was once something pushed V8 into the pool. And I was almost strangled while lying alone in bed once... I don't know what happened either of these times, but it's not the same feeling... I don't know what to think.