I have always been very attuned to the spiritual realm, and my earliest memories from childhood include sensing spirits in various homes I have visited. I have not experienced anything recently, until a recent visit to my friend's apartment.
She lives in an apartment on the second floor of an old, run down apartment building in a small suburban town outside of Boston. I have visited the apartment one time before, three years ago, but I was going through a period of emotional turmoil and was not focused on my surroundings.
The apartment belongs to an elderly woman in her 80s that my friend is taking care of. My friend is living there as a roommate, but she also assists with caring for her. I do not have the ability to visit the apartment unless the elderly woman is in the hospital or visiting family, and while she allows me to visit when she is not there, she has severe social anxiety and does not do well with outsiders. Due to her health issues and incontinence, the house has an unpleasant odor.
The apartment is square-shaped, and dimly lit. The second you walk through the door, there is a dining room table immediately toward your left, a narrow square-shaped kitchen in front of you, and a large living room to the left. Off the living room is a dark, narrow hallway with a bathroom on the right, which is directly behind the kitchen, and two bedrooms, one to the left and one directly in front.
The moment I walked into the kitchen, I was immediately hit by a feeling that the atmosphere in the apartment was heavy and oppressive, like something bearing down on your shoulders and neck. It was not just because of the smell. Even when the windows are open, and even though the walls are painted white, the apartment has a dark, oppressive air to it that is absolutely suffocating. It is that feeling where the hairs on your neck stand up and you feel like there is dark energy. I immediately felt that the apartment was haunted.
Looking straight into the kitchen as I walked in, I stared at the wall at the back end of the kitchen, which was a dark, dimly lit corner. The overhead kitchen light is not working, so the whole kitchen feels very dark. I felt a mass of heavy energy emanating from that part of the kitchen, and even though I could not see anything standing in front of me, I knew that there was something there. I shivered with a feeling of inherent disgust and walked away from the kitchen, into the living room.
I placed my items in the living room on the pull out bed and was drawn toward the back hallway. My friend showed me around again, in case I had forgotten the layout, and I walked into the room at the end of the hall. It was a room with dark green carpeting, blue painted walls, and a bunk bed which belonged to her daughters. The moment I walked into this room, the energy changed to a very sad, wistful energy. There was an air of sadness I could not explain. The room was full of stuffed animals and snow globes, but I got the distinct impression that something was in the right hand corner of the room beside the bed, along the wall that is connected to the other side of the bathroom, glaring at me. I felt that I was being told to leave, like the spirit did not want me there and was uncomfortable with my presence.
As I was leaving the room, an image popped into my head that I have absolutely NO idea where it came from. It was an image of a little girl around age 8 wearing a blue dress, dressed like how a little girl going to church on Sunday would look. Her hair was blonde and clipped on both sides halfway down in pigtails, sort of like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She had a sad look to her eyes and then suddenly, I got an image of this same girl drowned in the bathtub. The thought made me shudder in fear because I have NO idea where it came from or why I thought it.
I suddenly asked my friend if a little girl drowned in the bathtub in this apartment, maybe 60 years ago, and I described what I had seen. To my great surprise, she has actually SEEN the image of a spirit belonging to a girl with that exact description, at night, peeking her head out from around the bathroom door and walking up and down the hall, disappearing into thin air if you see her for too long. My friend stated that she had an image similarly pop into her head that a little girl who lived there in the 1970s had died by drowning, but she thought it was in the river that runs behind the apartment complex. In my mind, I saw her die in the bathtub.
I tried to forget about this, since I was staying over, and my friend and I went to dinner and then to a healing circle, since she does energy work. During the session, I closed my eyes and said a prayer for the little girl, hoping she will find peace and be able to transition to the afterlife.
That night, I slept well but occasionally woke up in the middle of the night and felt a presence right next to me. I could not see anything and it was pitch black, but I knew it was there. I kept feeling like my eyes were being drawn to the bathroom, and that there was someone staring at me from around the corner of the door. It was extremely unsettling. Every time this would happen I covered my head with the blanket and said a prayer. Eventually, I fell asleep.
I feel as if she is trapped here, and may have been abused, murdered, or committed suicide. Occasionally since I woke up today, I have felt as if I saw something flit by me in the corners of the room, but when I look up I do not see anything. I also have seen the window blinds move about even when there is no wind, and items of mine seem to have been moved or misplaced overnight, only to turn up where I expected them to be after several minutes.
My friend states that the room where her elderly roommate stays has a dark, demonic energy in it, and that this may be because this woman is a very unkind person who hates children and has attracted negative energy which is slowly enveloping the rest of the apartment. She wonders if the spirit of the little girl is trapped here and is here to protect everyone from the negative energy in the other room. My friend has done energy work to cast out the negative energy, but it returns, because it is attached to her roommate and not to the apartment, whereas the little girl is attached to the apartment.
My friend also one time was meditating in the living room when she heard the voice of an adult woman, whom she did not recognize, say "Get out of here now!" It was trying to get her attention, not to demand her to leave but begging her to leave, encouraging her to leave. She heard it as if it was a voice in the room, but was coming from up above, which did not make logical sense. When she heard the voice, she instinctively looked up.
I could not live here because even though there is less negative energy today, I do not feel alone in any room and feel as if I am persistently being watched. The bathroom seems to be the center of all the energy and I do not like going in there for any longer than need be.
I have taken photos of the apartment and will attach them in the comments if anyone wishes to see. I wonder if anyone can sense any energy from the photos or indicate what they feel is happening here.