My ghostly encounter took place about 10 years ago but it's still as vivid in my mind as if it took place yesterday. I hope you will find it as spooky as I do.
I was married to my ex-husband for about 2 years when we rented a small house one street over from my parents' house that I grew up in. The house had always been a rental as long as I could remember and there were several kids on that street that my sister and I played with as kids. But we never knew anyone that lived in that particular house because it seemed like they moved in and out a lot. I never thought about it much until I lived there. I think I know why now.
The strange things started happening the same night we moved in. We had packed and moved all day and we were exhausted so we went to bed as soon as we could get the house barely organized enough to walk around in it. As soon as we turned the lights out and got in bed, we talked for a minute or two and said goodnight. That was when the stereo came on by itself. I didn't think anything about it because it was an old stereo that someone had given us and I just thought it was an electrical problem or something. So I got out of bed and turned it off. We laughed about it for a minute and my husband jokingly said "Oh no we have a ghost or something." Well, I didn't believe in ghosts so I laughed it off. Then the stereo came back on. My husband said, "Just unplug it, I'll fix it tomorrow." So, I got out of bed and unplugged it and got back into bed. It came back on as soon as I got back in bed. He said "I told you to unplug it" I said, "I did." But he didn't believe me so he got out of bed and sure enough it was unplugged.
That was when he started getting freaked out. He started saying we had a ghost. But of course I still didn't believe it. He had some strange experiences as a child so he was really scared. He told me to talk to the ghost and tell it to stop. So I played along and started talking to the so-called ghost. I told it that we were really tired and we really needed to get some sleep and I asked it if it could please turn the stereo off so that we could go to sleep. And the stereo turned off. We slept with the hallway lights on and every night that we lived in that house he would not go to sleep without the hallway lights on.
There were a lot more things that happened too. Things were always disappearing. We would leave and come back and smell something like perfume or flowers really strong. When we went to bed at night we could hear the cabinets in the bathroom opening and closing. We also heard what sounded like someone running around in our bedroom and up and down the hallway. A couple of times I got out of bed during the night to go to the bathroom and I got pushed down. That's the closest it came to hurting anyone and it didn't seem to like me for some reason.
This went on for about six months and I still didn't want to believe that it was a ghost and I was afraid to tell anyone because I thought they would call me crazy. But my husband was terrified of it. We would wake up in the morning and all the kitchen cabinets would be wide open. The water faucets would just go on all by themselves. The lights would go off and on while we were watching TV.
The night I finally believed it was when I saw it. We were up late, it was about 2 or 3 in the morning and we were in the living room playing music. I was sitting on the couch and to my left down the hallway out of the corner of my eye I saw it. I started trying to tell him what I had seen but he wouldn't let me. He didn't want to hear it. He was that scared.
About an hour later, we went to bed with the hallway light on and our bedroom door cracked open a little, as usual. We had just lay down and maybe a minute later my husband bolted up out of bed and ran and opened the bedroom door. He was white as a sheet and shaking and told me he had seen it too. So when he described it to me it was the exact same thing I had seen earlier.
We both think it was a little girl, about 4 or 5 years old with reddish blond hair wearing a white nightgown. And after that night when we both saw her, nothing ever happened in that house again.
We lived there about 4 more months and we never saw or heard anything again. I guess after we saw her it wasn't fun for her to taunt us anymore.