Let me begin by apologizing for this long story. To preface, I'm currently 28 years old, and a devout Catholic who is very spiritual because of some of my experiences that have been going on since I was young. I never played with an Ouija board, never was into the occult, Wicca, etc. I don't know where to turn, and don't want people thinking that I'm crazy; I'm just looking for answers.
When I was younger (5-6 years old), I always had a premonition of not being alone. My brother's room, I was convinced was haunted by someone or something. While growing up, strange things would happen to me like having lego thrown at me or a plate drop from a wall over a door onto me. Strange shadows to the corner of my eyes. This all culminated in one day. My family and I were once having dinner when I saw a shadow pass through a wall in our kitchen. Up until this point of my childhood, I thought I was crazy, but everyone saw it. We talked about for a bit and then it faded into memory.
My parents then built a house, and things were quiet during that time. After we moved, the feelings returned, but were not as pervasive. Some of our pictures would have what I would later describe as orbs on them. I say not as pervasive, because, maybe I got used to the noises, seeing things in the corner of my eye, etc.
One day, my friend and I were listening to music in my room as most teenagers did at that time, when an orb of light appeared out of nowhere in the middle of the room and moved to the wall and disappeared. My friend got scared and ran home. That very night I had some very strange and scary dreams of my basement. I recall the dream vividly of a baby undergoing some ritual. I got scared and woke up. At that moment (around 3 or 4 am), my whole family heard a loud screech coming from the basement. None of us got up to see what it was but just talked about it the next day. After this, I was terrified, and hid under my covers. I could have sworn I heard dripping around my bed. The next day, my friend (the one who ran out of the house), my dad, and I went down to the basement to ease my fears. We would feel cold spots here and there, and when we got to one end of the basement we looked back towards the other end, and the strings for the lights (they were the pull type) were all swinging in unison. All of the windows were closed, and we could not explain this. It was from this point forward; my friend never came back to our house again.
I began to get intrigued by this. I was convinced we had a ghost or some type of paranormal phenomenon. I read up on this matter, even visited Bachelor's Grove Cemetery to gather information. During my trips there I would have almost the same feelings as I did in my house, except the feelings there I would describe as sorrow, and almost like being in a party that no one invited you to.
As time went by, various things would continue to happen in the house, doors opening, the sound of footsteps going up and down the halls, almost like someone was guarding the house, things darting out of the corner of my eye, strange feelings. The thing that alarms me is that I previously thought this was associated with me, but my family, mostly skeptics, is noting strange things happening when I'm not there.
I recently purchased a house. It's a two story, and have noticed some very strange things. There are times where I hear the floors creak on the second floor as if someone is walking upstairs. The strangest thing is that these creaks respond to my guests or me. My fiancé and I were watching movies, and would hear this creaking noise. She would say, now, that would be weird if we all of the sudden heard a creak in that corner of the house. Low and behold it would happen.
I tried yelling once when I was alone to stop it, it stopped the whole night. I'm also starting to hear children laughing in the distance. I talked to the previous owners who had young children and they claimed that nothing strange ever happened there. No one died, no suicides, but I don't know how much I could believe since there was a Bible in every room of the house. I recently blessed the house my self. The noises stopped for a bit and then continued.
My question is: Is it possible something has been following me? I was once told I may have some psychic tendencies, is it possible that someone is trying to communicate with me or that ghosts are drawn to me? Could you have your own personal ghost? Is this a guardian angel? Then how could I explain the demonic images of the dream.