Well I've always had strange things happen, come to think of it, a lot of time in my life. I do not consider myself a ghost hunter and am under experience of seeking the paranormal, it seeks me. One of the more interesting periods is when I lived in a seniors/disabled community with my mother.
Location: Village Green Apartments, Decatur, IN. 1998-Current.
Now when I said I lived with my mom, I didn't live in the same apartment with her, I was a neighbor, able to live out there due to a heart condition from birth.
Firstly, a lot of people in this complex have died at home, sometimes they aren't found immediately. It is a sad thing.
The former resident of my mom's apartment, the one she currently lives in had a woman die in the home, and for a short while after my mom moved in there, doors had a habit of going shut, gently mind you. Nothing to get spooked over really, I just think the previous tenant wasn't quite ready to leave.
My apartment next door though, I fully believe is cursed. I knew to of the previous occupants. One a lonely and not completely sane elderly woman who had serious bouts of depression. She was moved to a nursing home where she passed away. By the way, her home was crowded, too much stuff, and was dirty. This is important later.
The next occupants were an elderly couple, who had a lot of things in this small apartment, including a piano. The home was not clean either, they too, were moved out and to a nursing home.
I then took possession of the home, my mother's health was failing and I wanted to be closer to her, to look after her. None of my furniture seemed to fit, I had trouble keeping the apartment clean to my liking, I suffered depression, suicidal thoughts, mood swings, nothing could go right. I wasn't there a year.
Then a man moved in next door, and the theme continued, depression, uncleanliness, unhappy with life. He moved after a turbulent year.
Now a woman battling cancer, her brother and his wife live there. The wife is reacting the worst to the apartment, there's fighting, depression, the wife's tried to commit suicide at least twice since living here, and they've only been there a few months.
Occurrences in my mom's apartment have not been limited to just the previous resident, there are what she calls "skitters" little shadows that wiggle across the floor, I've seen these upon going into a darkened room, they swarm across the floor and disappear. She thinks they are woodland animal spirits. Incidentally, She lives right by the forest there.
She had an experience in the middle of the night, calling me, terrified. Something woke her up, she felt a darkness in her room, she in her words say it felt like Satan himself stuck his head in her room. She prayed until it went away. But she was severely shaken by it. (she has had this happen before and considers it to be demonic spirits sent by someone, they are usually accompanied with an unexplainable sulfur odor that permeates the room, dispels only with prayer.)
At times you can see shadows moving outside in the dark, but there's no source, just a human-shaped shadow. One night that happened to me, I was sitting there, drinking coffee in the kitchen, we were talking at her table, when a shadow passed the window. This was at night, bright kitchen lights shining out, but it looked like someone walked in front of the windows, no one was out there. But the weirder part, as this happened, I felt a finger tip brush up my fore-arm, which had just been resting on the table nearest the window. I was freaked out by this, never been touched by a spirit before.
Another experience was in the middle of the day, springtime, bright beautiful sunlight, birds singing. My mother, son and I were heading out to take a walk, I glanced down the sidewalk to a neighbor's car, seeing a man in a brown tweed suit and a hat standing there, he looks right at me, smiles, tips his hat, I figured he was over visiting the neighbor man Fred or was out for a walk. Then he steps off the curb by the parked car into the parking lot, disappearing into thin air.
I could have wet my pants, I asked my mom, who was right beside me, if she saw the man, she said all she saw was a shadow by the car. I felt kind of hysterical after that. He didn't seem threatening, just a kindly old man. He looked real, he was solid, the light didn't pass through him... But he didn't have a shadow, well not on the ground. I know what I saw, but part of my mind wants to doubt what I saw that day too.
My mom swears she saw a white wolf out there in the middle of winter, I can remember going out to look for tracks in the snow, of course, I couldn't find any.
There's a huge doe that comes up in early morning, late evening. There's an oak tree that has some kind of nature spirits attached to it behind my mom's apartment. There are times of going outside, you look into the woods, it feels like something malevolent is watching you.
The woods are quiet when this takes place, it is a horrible feeling, insecure, afraid, and it doesn't want you anywhere near the woods. I challenged it one night, told it I wasn't going to be scared of it any more, and that it should stop. I haven't been bothered by it since, not directly, it seems to have retreated further into the woods, instead of just right there in the edge. It isn't always there, sometimes there's just this bright exuberance from the woods that makes you smile.
I got a frantic call from my mom in the evening, around 6:30pm or so wanting to know if I was alright, She heard a wolf howl. She swears it. It was found out later, at the time she heard the howl, a pair of men, different apartments, both passed away out there. One dropped over from a sudden heart-attack while showering, another was an hour later of natural causes. We were both shaken by that.
It is interesting, just the things that happen out there alone. But then you stop and think of all the emotions, and energy, and how many of those people have died at home, it's no wonder stuff happens.
I am interested to hear ideas and theories from the more experienced out there, any ideas what all this is? And why?