I moved in with my boyfriend 1 1/2 years ago. We have been together 5 years now and are expecting our first child. He moved into this apartment before I joined him, after I relocated from Ohio. I was never really a fan of this place and he only chose it because during that time in his life he didn't have a car or many options- it was in a close proximity to where he was staying at that time in his life so it was easy for him to move here. The apartment needs a lot of repairs, is tiny and barely has storage. When he moved in there was still a bed from the previous tenant, as well as medications with Chinese writing and other items in the kitchen cabinets.
I am a very sensitive person in general. Though I have never been plagued by hauntings I can be extremely empathetic and affected by energies. I have to spend a lot of time alone to re-center myself. When I first moved in here I was depressed but I write that off to relocating from a life where I was very independent and lived alone. This was something to get used to. I felt some bad vibes after a week of living here. After a few days of just being really bummed out I decided to throw away the remaining items from the previous tenant (luckily the furniture was removed before I even arrived,) and I decided to sage the entire apartment. After that, I kind of settled in.
Fast forward, the only thing strange that really happened since moving in was I went through this short phase, at the end of last year, of waking up in the middle of the night because I have always had trouble sleeping. I would wake up between 12am-4am and go to the living room and fall asleep on the couch. One of these nights, I think it was 3/4am, as I was falling asleep on the couch the room smelled like my grandmother's perfume. My grandmother passed away in 2009. When I think back on it, I think it was around the time my son was conceived so I feel like that was her "checking in" because I had gotten pregnant. I hadn't had anything happen like that since.
This brings me to a few weeks ago: My boyfriend had gone to use the bathroom and when he came out he said he was startled because he saw the shadow of a person at the end of the hallway, which leads to the living room. This was in the middle of the day. That kind of creeped us both out.
A week later (two weeks prior to me posting this,) we were in bed. My boyfriend fell asleep before me and I noticed he was talking in his sleep, which he has done before but not in quite a long time. I eventually was able to fall asleep but a couple hours later I was woken up, suddenly, to the sound of him talking. We were laying down facing each other in the middle of the bed, when I opened my eyes and saw the shadow of a person right behind him. It was just the upper portion of a person. I saw a head, shoulders, chest, arms and hands that were resting on my boyfriend's side. No details. It looked like it was looking down on us sleeping.
Since I have a hard time sleeping, and I was actually tired that night, I didn't want to acknowledge this thing and make a deal about it because I tend to freak myself out before bed when I read ghost stories from YGS. Haha. So, I asked my boyfriend "are you okay?" for some reason. I wasn't scared and I didn't feel any bad energy coming from this shadow. My boyfriend mumbled something in his sleep and I laid my head back down and dozed off again.
I haven't experienced anything like this before or since but two nights ago when he was working a second job, between 10pm-3am, I was trying to sleep. I was woken up to the feeling of being pushed. I looked at my cat and she was sleeping at my feet, undisturbed. I managed to doze off but I was woken up, again, to a much stronger push. After that I just turned Hulu on my phone and waited for my boyfriend to get home. I told him about what happened and he said that I tend to jerk when I first fall asleep sometimes. I just thought it was weird because that has never happened to me. I have never jerked myself awake like that. It felt like someone was shoving me from behind.