For the last couple of months I have been submitting my personal encounters here. Even as I read through them I can see patterns of when they seem to occur.
Usually being when I'm home alone
I was in the kitchen cleaning at around 5pm (getting darkish), my boyfriend was at a friends and the dog was nagging at me to play. Pushing his face gently away from mine I bent down into a cupboard and began rooting for a bottle of bleach/cleaner. Suddenly the dog yelped and a quick, low laugh made me jump (kind of like a "Ha" guffaw); I hit my head hard and whipped around to see the dog's ball rolling from the hallway to my feet. That's the first bizarre thing, I know for a fact it was in my coat pocket hung up by the front door, I always take it when I walk him. The dog bolted towards the kitchen's back door and whined to be let out. No way Bert, it is raining and I've only just done the carpet.
The laugh had freaked me out but the dog normally has a stronger reaction when these things happen so I told myself it was someone walking past outside, the ball was just a co-incidence. Until the dog yelped again and sprang up from where he was sulking by the door, I was nowhere near him but nonetheless he turned and growled at me. Totally out of character for him, he's a gentle giant. This time instead of settling down he started barking manically, I'm pretty sure not at me but at something behind me. I'll admit I couldn't feel anything odd, sure, I was cold but it is freezing in my kitchen! I cautiously went towards him (foolish, I know, but he's my dog, I KNOW he'd never harm me) and as soon as I touched his face he went quiet. Definitely fixated behind me.
The cupboard door that was left open creaked slowly shut of its own accord and I heard a bottle or something "clunk" within it. My head began to throb violently and I felt a heavy wave of nausea. Out of the corner of my eye I caught two flashes of light, about a second apart down the hallway quite near where I first saw a figure. I heard what sounded like a sigh or a deep breath and after sitting on the floor for a minute or two with the dog whimpering in my lap I miraculously felt fine.
Like I've said before, I suffer migraines but this is the second very short lived headache/nausea attack I've had and they both been when I've been standing in the same spot. I've witnessed these lights before too; first time was by my bedroom window after "someone" woke me up.
I went to some lengths over the next day to check things out; I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow to see if it is indeed migraine related. We also recently cleared the dog of fleas and I checked him over to find if he's got any tender spots of injuries at the moment that would cause him to yelp. Doesn't seem to be.
Also, the missing bottle of bleach turned up under the spare bedroom's bed
I've never thought of myself as being very susceptible to the paranormal, one of those people that breezes through life slightly unaware, if not downright ignorant, to "what" is around me, never having a first hand experience until now. This is what I find so strange about it all, at first I tried to brush it all off totally and find an explanation (don't get me wrong, I have always had a great interest in the paranormal, which is what prompted me to get so excited about my experiences and join this site) but the only thing I could put the "disturbance of energy" down to was my parents moving out and my boyfriend moving in. 18 years I've been living there and its only just started.
So why is this happening to me?
Perhaps in my eagerness to find life after death I have unlocked a dormant sense within myself. But because of all this maybe I'm starting to realize that ignorance just might really be bliss
Or peace at least