As background, I live in a house that has had some paranormal activity since we moved in 4-1/2 years ago. My family experiences shadow people, voices and full apparitions. We've only captured orbs on cameras, but have picked up some EVPs. On top of this general activity that we experience, my 13-year-old daughter is a sensitive that regularly sees and speaks with spirits, both in our home and other locations. My family (husband, 13-yr-old daughter, 17-yr-old daughter) and I go on paranormal investigations as much as we have the opportunity, and it seems the more investigations we do, the more we open ourselves up to paranormal experiences in our home and elsewhere.
This is one of my experiences... One day recently I had the opportunity to veg around the house watching TV - not done very often! - and was laying on my bed with the bedroom door shut. The only other (living) person in the house was my 17-yr-old daughter. She was in her bedroom in the basement, at the other end of the house.
I heard someone go into the main bathroom, which was on the other side of my closet wall, and turn on the shower. The shower stayed on for 5 to 10 minutes, then shut off. I thought nothing of it at the time, thinking my daughter had stayed up late and was taking a late afternoon shower. Then I heard a child's voice say "Mommy!".
I got up off the bed and crossed the room, thinking it was my daughter wanting me to get her a towel out of the linen closet in the hallway, a frequent occurrence. I remember thinking to myself that my daughter's voice sounded more youthful than her age 17 voice, but attributed it to the door being shut, echoes from the small bathroom, etc... When I entered the hallway to open the closet door, I glanced at the bathroom door. I was puzzled because the door was full open and the lights were out!
I immediately knew that it wasn't my daughter who had taken a shower, and called out "Mommy is here. Do you need something? Are you there?" I paused and waited for a response, but none came. I also saw no one or heard no movement. After a couple of minutes I went down to my daughter's room and confirmed with her that she had not taken a shower and had not called my name. It was a cold day in late fall, so I know the windows were closed.
I never did determine the source of the voice, the child calling to mommy. Stupidly, I didn't even think at the time to look in the tub to see if it was wet. That would have been really freaky! My younger daughter has seen a little boy peaking up the stair way near the bathroom door. Maybe it was him taking a shower that afternoon. I wish he had waited around for the towel!