Greetings again, you wonderful believers and skeptics. Thank you to anyone who took the time to read my first entry.
This is one is more recent. This week actually. I am rather intuitive and a complete believer that there are spirits and things out there in the world that can not be explained. My boyfriend is much more logical and grounded in facts and science- a skeptic, if you will.
The other night, we were sitting on our couch, when he suddenly stopped mid-sentence and looked past me. He's played jokes on me before when he'll do double takes or pretend that he sees someone or something. I thought this was no different, but I turned my head and looked where he looked. Nothing was there- just the landing and entry way to our apartment. I thought, oh good one, he got me again, but when I looked back at him, he was still focused on the landing, very serious. He got up and walked slowly over to the landing, looked into the hallway (which has two closets on the left hand side, perpendicular to the front door). He then went into the kitchen and looked around before coming out and asking if I "saw that". At this point, I knew he wasn't joking and I said, no, what? And he said that he had seen a distinct shadow of a person, like someone had come into the apartment and was on the landing. He showed me where he saw the shadow and tried standing in different areas to see if he could cast a similar shadow for me to see. When he stood in front of the closet closest to the entry, I could not see him, but I could see his shadow where he had.
He rejoined me on the couch and said that he really thought someone had come in. But our door was deadbolted so no one could have entered. Instinctually, I called out and said, Is anyone there? If you are and you're not meant to be, go towards the light. Maybe the strangest thing was that my skeptic boyfriend did not tease me for saying that, like he thought it was a good thing for me to say.
Later that night he brought it up again and said that maybe the reason our cat sits in that entry way a lot is to protect us from whatever that was.
I'm kind of bummed that I missed it and have never seen anything like it in this apartment, but it does make me wonder.
Interestingly, that closet (that he was standing in front of when he replicated the shadow) has always had a reeeeeally distinct, strong smell. Like that old building-mothball-almost-nauseating-sweet-smell-mixed-with-cigarettes. And to be clear, it is NOT like the smell of an animal that has died and gotten trapped. I know that smell, so its not a dead mouse or anything. This is something different. We've been in this place 9 months and we always said it was left over old lady smell from the previous tenants. Or the person below us. Or in the apartment next to us. The whole apartment kind of smells stale from time to time (the building was built in the 1930s), but its most intense in that closet. And even though the rest of the apartment is fine most of the time, it is consistently in that closet. I can't get rid of the smell. I've tried airing it out with fans, air fresheners, charcoal, vinegar, nothing works.
Is it possible that that smell is somehow linked the shadow that my boyfriend saw? Any one have experiences with lingering smells? Is it possible it is linked to something supernatural, if physical remedies aren't working?