This is a long one so bear with me. I'd love some outsider perspective. I have included some of my house history at the end.
This happened to me earlier this evening so it's still playing fresh in my mind. I have written it down to try and talk my mind into coming up with an explanation but I just can't. Can a ghost wander into your home very rarely? Or am I just being haunted by a shy, restrained being?
Firstly I need to explain about my German Shepard, Bert. There was one week a few months ago where for about an hour in the evenings he would just lie in the hallway and stare at a spot by the door, you could wave your hand in front of his face, even try to tempt him with scraps but he would just sit and stare. His gaze always focused behind you, now and then he would growl slightly or mutter a low, gruff bark, then, he would suddenly snap out of it and go back to his normal bouncy self.
After that week it has only happened once or twice more; it's very strange that it happens so little now when he went a full week of doing it every evening. We even contemplated taking him to the vet's in case he was having a kind of fit or something but it doesn't seem a problem anymore.
Now the layout of my house is really simple, you walk through the door, there's a hallway and stairs to the second floor, the hallway leads to the kitchen with small area for my laundry room and my living room/dining room is the first door on the left upon entry. Bert would always be between the laundry room and near the entrance to the living room
I was in the kitchen making a cup of tea staring absent-mindedly out into the garden until the dog started leaping up as if he'd been made to jump. It made me turn around. As I looked I saw what looked like a male figure walk into the living room- from my quick glance it didn't appear to go through the doorway but through the wall.
Thinking my eyes were playing tricks I assumed it to be my boyfriend. I turned back to the dog, now whining to go outside and let him out. Suddenly an overwhelming feeling of nausea overtook me and I broke into a cold sweat, my head started throbbing violently. Being a migraine sufferer I know it wasn't just an ordinary migraine, it was too fast and intense.
Then, the front door opened and my boyfriend walked into the house and my headache miraculously disappeared.
"Babe, what's wrong?" was the first thing he asked when he saw me standing in the hallway, I was pale and apparently just staring at him for a few seconds. I told him what happened and he swears that he had only just got home.
I stayed in this house when my parents moved away so I grew up here and nothing paranormal has ever happened up until about a year ago (I'll post the one other experience I've had). I honestly can't think of what started this but very occasional cold spots and light flashes have been seen and felt by not only me but my boyfriend and sister.
I've been thinking it could be a random hallucination brought on by my quick and short lived migraine?...but then what about the dog jumping up and trying to get out... And his staring fits?
Any possible explanations would be very much appreciated.
It's pre WW2 but as far as I know, no-one has ever died in it. It was, however, partly damaged in a bombing and rebuilt.
There is a manor-esque house just behind my garden wall (it's a beautiful house and was also partly rebuilt when bombed) that was the bolt hole of the Bishop of Norwich when he got in some sort of trouble over the cathedral. I really need to research this more. It was later turned into a pub called the Bishops Palace, then The Dolphin, then it was a home and now it's a chiropractic center... Could it have been the bishop?
When excavating my garden we found flint wall remains several feet deep.
It's just round the corner of what is now an industrial estate but it was a crash site of a spitfire in WW2. My dog refuses to walk down a large open alleyway of where it is said to be haunted by the pilot's ghost. See I always wonder if it's because of a ghost or if it's his picking up on my fear?