I've had a few run-ins with unexplained phenomenon in the past but I have always just ignored these things and looked the other way. That has all changed since I moved into my new home. The house was a little run down when me and two of my friends moved into it, so we started remodeling right away. We had lived in the house for maybe three months without anything happening, then we stripped the wallpaper off in the living room. On the old paint under the wall paper was a single child sized brownish red hand print, we didn't really think much of it at the time and simply painted over it. A few days later we noticed that the hand print was still visible through the primer and two coats of white. We tried painting over it three more times and it still showed through. We eventually just painted the room a dark brown to hide it.
After the hand print was covered weird things started to happen, we have a book on WWII on our coffee table. This book is always closed, but all three of us started to notice that even if we closed the book right before we left when we got home it would be opened to a map of Europe. We now just leave the book open to that page. Then lights started coming on by themselves. My girlfriend stayed alone at the house one night, I ended up having to leave a conference and come home because she called me panicked the lights in the basement and first floor kept turning on by themselves. She would come down stairs turn them all off, go upstairs look back and they would all be on again.
Things falling of tables, loud thumps and bangs in the night, things have been happening that seem like someone wants our attention.
One night I was doing the dishes when a light fixture fell from the ceiling onto the floor, I went in got a step ladder and put it back into place, as I walked back into the kitchen the fixture fell again. I got back on the ladder fixed it again making sure it was secure. Right as I was sure it was in place without thinking I said "You'll have to do better than that to scare me" right as I said that a spice rack in the kitchen fell off the wall and landed about six feet away making a very loud bang. I immediately said "that worked".
These happenings have always been done by an unseen force until recently.
I got out of bed in the middle of the night to get a drink in the kitchen I noticed as I walked by the basement door that the pull string light in the basement was on. I didn't really feel brave enough to go into the basement and turn it off so I just left it be and went to the kitchen. As I walked back from the kitchen I noticed the light was off in the basement and that the door to the spare bedroom across from the basement door was cracked open. I looked into the room to make sure no one was in the house; the room was empty so I closed the door and headed back to my bedroom. Half way down the hall I heard the spare bedroom door creaking back open, I turned around and saw what looked like the shadow of a small girl run from the bedroom into the basement. I freaked and ran back to my room, since then both of my roommates have seen the shadow of a small girl in and around the spare bedroom and the basement.
I don't feel threatened by whatever is here it just seems to want to be acknowledged.
I just wanted to share these stories with you all.
I'll keep everyone posted on new developments because I don't think things will be stopping anytime soon.