So I am new to this site, and I am hoping to find some answers. My experience isn't exactly scary, I am just curious as to what's going on.
Before I start I'll give you some information about my home. I live in a two storey house in Sydney with my parents. My bedroom is upstairs next to the staircase, while my parents are situated downstairs on the other side of the house. When my parents bought this house it was only one storey (I was not born then), and they later added a second storey. From what they have told me the house is only about 35 years old. Alright, hopefully that info will help.
At night I often wake up out of restless sleep. Its something I have done for years. One night I woke up as usual, it was 3:45am. I was lying staring at my ceiling hoping to drift back to sleep, when I heard what sounded like someone running up the staircase. It continued to run up and down for maybe 5 minutes. The first time this happened it completely freaked me out as nothing like this has ever happened before. When I told my dad the next day he told me that our house creaks a lot, it is just more noticeable at night time. But the thing is, I can tell when someone is walking up or down the stairs because I have lived upstairs all my life. I can even distinguish who it is walking up the stairs. The bottom two stairs make a certain noise when you walk on them, so I can guess how far away the person is from the top.
The sounds that I hear aren't just creaking, it is mainly thudding. Heavy thudding of running feet that get louder as they reach the top of the staircase, and fainter at the bottom. I don't hear them every night, but when I do they always start when I am awake, usually around 3:30am. At the time I am never thinking of anything scary, so I don't think I have been talking myself into hearing things. I am normally just thinking about getting back to sleep.
But this one time I woke up to the sound of something heavy falling down the stairs. The running started straight afterwards. I don't really know why I haven't gone out to see what's there. I just get this feeling like I shouldn't. It was about 2 months ago when that happened, and thankfully I haven't heard the running since.
Seeing as the second storey to my house wasn't built until my parents bought it, I can't recall anything horrible happening on the staircase. However I have played Ouija board a few times with my friends upstairs. I haven't touched the thing in a very long time (now that I know how bad they are) and it is still sitting in the room opposite mine. Maybe I have brought something into the house?
Please let me know if you have any ideas and feel free to ask me questions. Hopefully I haven't left too much out.