The first encounter I remember was when my daughter was about 12. She has bought a CD and left it on her bed. Later that day she came and told me it was gone so I went to look for it telling her it must have fallen down the side or back. She insisted it couldn't have as it was on the middle of bed. I knelt on floor to look underneath bed as she continued to say it couldn't have fallen, so I said loudly, 'ok whoever took it put it back please' and I laughed. Just then a small ornamental doll of about 2 or 3 inches fell from a shelf about 3 feet away from me and hit my head. It had been up there a few years never been touched so I thought it strange that it fell. We both were shocked as to how it fell as it really should have hit the floor. Then a loud bang came from another bedroom and we ran to see what it was, but no sign of anything. Some minor things happened in between that I took no notice of.
At Christmas some time after she got a small laptop. After dinner she went to her bedroom to get it and the screen was smashed inside. No one had been upstairs. I let it pass and told her it must have been faulty.
One morning I went to her bedroom to make up the bed and as I entered the room a pair of her spectacles literally flew off a shelf past me and landed 3 or 4 feet away. If they just fell they would have landed on the table beneath. This really scared me. At one stage I asked my daughter if anything else happened that she hadn't' told me and apart from seeing a blue light shoot across the kitchen in the dark she said she sees small shadows frequently! I was shocked.
Then one halloween night we had been listening to ghost stories on the radio and tv and all went to bed around 1.30am. While in my bedroom I heard my daughter scream. I called to her and she said it's ok. Seconds later she ran in screaming and half dressed and said a hairband she left on her bed was moving. She had seen it move 2 or 3 times. I told her she was imagining it because of the ghost stories we had been listening to, but she insisted it moved. I tried to console her by saying it was from the electricity from her hair but it was a new hairband that hadn't been worn. I went into her room just to check everything was ok for her and as I stood there the hairband which was about a 12 inch oval shape, moved twice right in front of me. I was completely shocked and scared. She had never really been frightened by any of the other things but this really scared her. She slept with us that night but after that went back to her room. She continued to see shadows and would sometimes look over at me when she saw something, but say nothing. Overall this lasted about 2 or 3 years that I know of and then it just stopped. The house we live in was only 4 years old at the time and there are lots of houses close. That was 10 years ago now and I don't think there have been any strange happenings since that I know about anyway!