This happened to me Saturday just gone, 2nd August 2008.
My partner has been away for a week and my youngest has gone to his grand parents for the summer holidays.
All last week it was just me and Inca our kitten. I actually thought I would end up sleeping on the sofa all that week as I hate being on my own. As it turned out, I went to bed and slept right through the morning without any disruptions. Inca was my morning wake up call.
Friday I got home from work, did a few bits around the flat, Inca played in the garden whilst I was busy doing those all loved house chores. I sat down about 7p.m. Inca came in from the garden as well as it started to rain. I put on the television and lay down on the sofa. Inca was lying on her cushion and I was lying on the sofa. Between 9-10.30p.m.
I heard a knock Inca even got up. I listened for a couple of seconds and all was quiet again. I settled back on to the sofa and Inca lay back down. A minute of so again another knock, I got up picked Inca up took a walk through the flat making sure all the windows were closed. I went into my son's bedroom and through the window made sure there was nobody outside. Double checked the front door was locked and chained and lastly I checked my bedroom to make sure all the windows were closed.
I went back to the lounge, and lay down on the sofa I put Inca back on to her cushion. All was quiet an about half an hour, when I heard heavy breathing. I listened carefully, maybe there was a weird noise coming from the television, then I thought it might be Inca, The breathing was coming from the doorway of the lounge, I lowered the volume and looked at Inca, it definitely was not here, It was not me, there was nobody in else in the flat and I could definitely hear this breathing. I listened and looked at the doorway, Just then someone knocked on the front door. I went to the door and Inca followed me, I did not open the door but looked through the spy hole, there was nobody there.
I went back into the living, sat on the sofa looked at towards the doorway and said "just go away leave me and my family a lone".
With that I turned the volume up on the television browsed the channels for a comedy to watch, I ended up watching Beverley Hills 2.
I was so scared I thought I would sleep on the sofa with the television on and the lamp. So I got my pillow a blanket, turned off the passage light and lay on the sofa, I heard the knock again. I just could not make out where it was coming from and as I said Inca kept getting up when as well.
I was really tired but I guess being so scared I could not close my eyes and the sofa was really uncomfortable. I heard the breathing again and it was with that I got up, turned the television off, picked Inca up, turned the lamp off, took my pillow and blanket and went into the bedroom. I left the hallway light on; I put a candle on in the bedroom and put the radio on to drown out any noises and got into bed.
I lay in bed, there were a few strange noises I heard, which unsettled me even more. Inca had fallen asleep by my legs. I was restless, I could not sleep. I was hot; my body ached especially my legs and feet. I went from one of the bed to the other, poor Inca legged it in the end, and I was moving that much on the bed. I think it was past 4a. M in the morning when I managed to knock of. I woke up at about 6.00a.m. Only because Inca woke me, I made a coffee went into the lounge and put the news on looked at the time it was 6.10a.m.
Just then someone knocked the door, this time I opened the front door, nobody there. I closed the door, switched the television off and went back to bed. I think I stayed in bed for about 10 minutes and got up.
I have not had a night like that in years, I tried to fob myself off by telling myself I had scared myself by watching something or reading something but I had done none of the two.