I'm new to this so I will try to explain my story from the beginning as best as I can. I'm 27, I have had some very terrifying things happen during my short time here (being alive) and I think I may be haunted or maybe I'm just paranoid.
For as long as I can remember, I have seen things, images, in the shape of people, but I don't think I've ever seen them directly. It's kind of like I see things out of the corner of my eye. I'll see someone or something pass in the hall way, or if I'm standing in front of a mirror I'll see an image rush by behind me. I also hear a lot of weird noises. (people laughing or talking, when no ones around, foot steps when I'm home by myself or when I know for a fact that my husband and son are asleep).
My family has always been somewhat strange, I grew up watching my mother, and her sisters (my aunts) doing things such as having seances, and going for hikes and walks looking for missing people from our area. Specially if there was a young girl missing which looking back seemed to have happened quite a bit.
Well I remember walking with them looking for "clues", like clothes in wooded areas where they had a feeling we'd find things that would relate to someone who was abducted. I remember going deep into some woods close to a school house that had been shut down and we found something like an occult set up. There was a large circle made of branches, and sticks and inside it were bones of animals which appeared to look like maybe sheep or cattle skulls, neither of which are common in our town. We would also occasionally find things like torn clothes, or an abandoned shoe, jewelry (nothing worth much of any thing), just interesting things that leave you're mind wondering what was going on here?
I've always been taught to trust my feelings, my instincts, and I have always felt that I could pick up on things. My mom and aunts would have seances, and have another person usually me or one of my older cousins taking pictures while they prayed, and meditated. We would use Polaroid photos, then when they were finished we would all look threw the pictures to see if there was any activity, and there usually was.
We would see words, and faces of people in the hair of the people in the pictures, and there would be images in things in the background, such as curtains, windows, even images of awkward things on the walls. After words we would see if the images that appeared in the pictures were actually there or if we had just gotten lucky with the photos.
We did these sort of things for years, with none of the images, letters or words adding up to much, except strange feelings like "I wonder what that means,"and "this face is so clear I don't know who this person is but I wonder if he had any thing to do with any of the disappearances".
Anyhow over the past almost 10 years, I found God in my life, and started to believe that the things my family were doing were not right by him, I do not look at my family as being bad people, (although some would say they were playing with the devil using the Ouija boards, and being into things like tarot cards and readings, and other things of that nature). I simply love them for who they are, but chose to follow a different road.
But to this day I see things in pictures, in clouds, in trees. The things I have seen are scary! I see things like deformed faces, creatures or devilish faces, I see letters, and words in any picture I look at.
I love the feelings I get when I watch scary movies, and go to haunted house and read or hear "ghost stories". But I also FEEL the presence of perhaps spirits around me. Laughing or talking or walking around me.
My TV will shut off and turn on, as will our stereo in the living room I will hear a key going into my front door, and the sound of the knob turning, No one is there! Physically. And we have 2 cats at home and some times they just go crazy running threw the house like they're being chased and some times they will just stop what ever they're doing and look up at nothing like there is some thing there that we can not see. I like to be scared when I'm with other people the feeling is a definite rush, but when I'm alone its not so good.
I'm just trying to decipher if I may be being haunted or if perhaps I'm just paranoid (and if I'm looking and listening too much for these phenomenon)?