This is something that had just happened yesterday, and now after about 20 years I'm starting to finally possibly put some pieces together. As a child growing up at my parent's house a good 3-hour drive south where I live now. I remember that on certain occasions (particularly mornings) when it was wet outside either from morning dew, rain or snow, I would notice small footprints made from shoes on the front porch.
The interesting thing about these footprints was the fact that they were rather small as to be made by a child maybe around the age of 7 or 8. And none were to fit any shoes or size of anybody's feet in my household... And I always would notice them often when I was the first one outside that day. To be honest, I thought it was interesting but for some reason it never really bothered me, plus I would try to make up some logical excuses in my head even if they didn't quite fit or make sense.
Another incident that had happened when I was a child that I remember, was a time when my family and I was getting ready one Sunday morning to go to church. I happened to look outside in a large pine tree and quickly saw a figure with a red shirt on that was in the pine tree. When I looked again it was gone, I told my parents and they brushed it off as though I was probably just seeing things and my wild imagination. I remember going out to the car with my parents and looking up at the tree to not see anybody or anything, so I kind of thought the same thing.
That day we had come home from church and our house had been robbed! I had thought that maybe I had seen the person in the tree that had robbed us, and I even told the police what I had seen. But once again, me being a small child everybody just kind of brushed it off.
Well yesterday morning my girlfriend who lives with me went outside to let the dog out and was very concerned about these wet footprints all over the porch. Instantly hearing this, it jogged my memories of when I was a child, and I asked her, were they small footprints as of that of a child, and she said yes! I had then went to take a look for myself and they were the same types of footprints I had seen as a child. Seeing this had made me start to think about things again, and I now think a little bit differently about things.
Since I had met my girlfriend about five years ago, she seemed to be plagued with extremely bad luck with all aspects of life, to the point where we were looking into ways to remove curses, bad spirits, etc. She had even experienced some strange paranormal type things. People whispering her name in her ear and nobody there and coffee cups that seemed as if somebody hit the cup out of her hand and across the room.
And since we moved to this new place little things like the lights going off/on. Television turning itself off, and just weird feelings on occasion... But not usually on a regular basis, just once and awhile. Although the night prior to yesterday morning when we found the footprints, she mentioned how weird it was that she felt a cold draft just on her, and how incredible odd that was.
Now I have just been trying to piece all of this together and this is my theory... Is it possible that perhaps these footprints that have only been around me throughout my life were that of some type of spirit that has attached itself to me and feels the need to protect me? Would this explain the footprints outside wherever I live as if it was guarding my house? Is the bad luck and incidents with my girlfriend happening because for whatever reason it feels threatened by her?
And last but not least... Maybe the person I saw in the tree wasn't the robber... Perhaps it was this spirit? I'm not 100% sure. Maybe I'm just nuts and blowing this whole thing out of proportion! I just don't know for sure. Has anybody else ever had an experience like, or heard of anything like this? Is this unusual?
I would love anybody's input or advice on this... Thanks for reading!