A couple of months ago I submitted a story on this website regarding two strange experiences I had here in Beijing late in 2019. I have to stress that before these two incidents I have never had any paranormal experiences at all, and I had none since - that is until a fortnight ago.
I have a generally rational and skeptical worldview, so I am not given to flights of fancy, nor do I have an overly-active imagination. I live in a flat on the 36th floor (which is the top floor) of a modern high-rise block in Beijing, China, with my girlfriend. It's certainly not the kind of place you'd imagine anything supernatural would occur. My girlfriend is only the second person to live in this flat, the first having been her older cousin, who moved away to work in another city with his wife and daughter. He sold the flat to my girlfriend when he left. I mention this because I want to stress that our building is only around 10 years old and nobody has ever died in our flat.
Anyway, about two weeks ago (it was the middle of June 2020), I was in the shower and was washing my hair. My hair and face were covered in shampoo bubbles, so my eyes were closed. I heard a female voice say something in Mandarin which translates into something like 'Ok, that's enough. Stop it now.' Thinking my girlfriend had come into the bathroom without me noticing, I wiped the soap bubbles from my eyes and opened them expecting to see her standing there. To my surprise, I saw not my girlfriend, but a strange, middle-aged Chinese woman I'd never seen before. She was just staring straight at me, in fact it almost seemed as if she was actually looking straight through me. She made no sound at all and did not move. I must have seen her for a second or two when the shampoo dripped down into my eyes again, causing me to close them to avoid the sting. I once again wiped my eyes, but the woman had gone. There was no sign of her.
I called to my girlfriend, she came into the bathroom and I asked her if anyone else was in the flat. She said there wasn't. I was a little worried about this incident, but tried to find a rational explanation. I remembered that when my grandma back in England had had a brain tumour, she had had hallucinations, seeing people in her house when nobody was there. As a result of this, I went to the hospital and arranged to have a CT scan. The results showed nothing abnormal in my brain.
I'm a bit worried by this. I haven't seen the woman since, but the fact that this apparition happened inside my home and while I was actually taking a shower has freaked me out. I don't know what's going on, but I want it to stop.