My last story was the kind of thing that by the standards of this site could be considered a little bland, no apparitions, no noises, merely a presence felt. Well this one has a little more substance to it. A couple years ago I was living with my friend whom I will call -B-, in his townhouse condo. Also living there was -M- who was -B-'s girlfriend and our other friend -D-.
We were sitting around one night chatting in the living room and it started to get darker but we didn't bother to turn on any lights as it got darker. Many hours later it was completely black in the house, we could no longer see each other, we could still sort of make out the outline of the furniture.
I don't remember who mentioned it first but sitting right beside the chair -B- was sitting in there was a shape, sort of indistinct in the poor lighting but visible, which was strange given that I couldn't make out the other 3 people in the room. We all agreed we could see it and then it sort of moved across the room and down the stairs toward the basement.
The shape was about the size of a medium dog, like a German Shepherd or Labrador, and while -B- did own a dog it was a mixed Pomeranian-Chihuahua breed which was little bigger than a football.
After that I had one other experience with our spirit, -B-, -M-, and -D- were all visiting -D-'s family in our sister city 3 hours away, and I had to work so I had the house to myself. I was taking some garbage to the dumpster and had just come in the back door to hear my cell phone ringing. I pushed the door shut as I ran to get my phone and then wandered up to my room while talking to whoever it was that phoned, I don't remember if it was my parents or our friend -L-.
When I woke up the next morning I realized I had been so caught up in my phone I had left the back door unlocked as it has no hand lock, only the deadbolt. I went to the back door to find the deadbolt was now locked. No-one else arrived home until that evening at which time we found that the light bulb outside the back door was missing. Light bulbs are frequently used as a surface to heat methamphetamines on for smoking. I think the spirit locked the door to keep a meth head out who might have robbed or damaged the house.
Also -B- says he actually saw it once. He was alone in the basement, where all 4 of our computers were set up for socializing while we were on our computers. He caught movement out of the corner of his eye and turned his head toward the stairs. There was the head of a golden retriever poking around the edge of the stairs. As he got up it pulled its head back out of site, he checked over the whole house without any sign of it.