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The Man In My Room


It all started when I was 5 or 6 years old. This was in my father's house in St. James NY. I was sleeping in my room when I was suddenly awoken by what sounded like footsteps walking down the hall. It was around 1.58am. My door opened and a man walked into my room. I could see the outline of him, but other wise I could see through him. I was terrified. I screamed at the top of my lungs, until my parents came into my room. They told me that I was just dreaming. But I know that it was real.

There's a gate between our house and my friends who live behind us. One night at around 2:00am or 1:58am my parent's awoke to the sound of the gate repeatedly slamming. Thinking there was an intruder in the house they went to investigate. When they got to the gate it was closed with the lock still intact.

After my parents split up my father had an experience in his room. For a week or so he would wake up every night at exactly 1:58am. One of these nights he heard footsteps in his room. Thinking it was me sneaking into his room he turned on the light. There was nobody there. He checked my brother's room and mine. We were both asleep. He then checked the kitchen to see if the dog got out, but she was asleep in her cage.

Please Comment Other strange things such as seeing shadows happen often. What am I seeing?

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Aya-Love-Carrots (150 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-10)
I think LOOP HOLE can be cast away by talking to the spirit 😊 say that she/he had already died, so that she/he will stop doing the same thing all over again... I think this will require a powerful psychic ability to reach that person, 😐 try it... It won't hurt! Haha...

-AYA Collins
Nephele (3 stories) (101 posts)
14 years ago (2010-07-10)
because of the time and the place, it sounds like something happened there at 1:58 AM in or near where you live
darkQueen (29 posts)
14 years ago (2010-05-05)
i had a dream about a man in MY room I think he was trying to give me a sign but... He did not say anything he had white hair a green shirt and he had a normal look on his face 😐
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
14 years ago (2010-03-19)
Thank you for all of your theries I would love to hear some more. But as I have recently found out I'm a psycic. I have been told by many other people like myself. I can also see auras. I saw my first color one on my friend lovely the other day. I would really enjoy hearing more of you theries. Thank you

Tori ❤
number13 (31 posts)
14 years ago (2010-02-15)
Ahh, finnaly I can stop calling you vicuttie8, Hello again there Tori, I've been reading your stories, and it seems that your father woke up at exactly at 1:58am is like what happened to the DeFeo Family, the man at the Amityville Horror. A man who bought that house right after Mr. DeFeo's arrest woke up at exactly 3:00am if I'm not mistaken everyday. This what I like to call a "Loop Hole". The accurance that I callled a "Loop Hole" is a accurance that happened over and over again because the ghost unlike other ghost walked in eternity completely aware of the place its residing is trapped in an incident that happened to it before its death. Its repeating or making mortal repeating the incident like the Defeo family which is killed at approximately 3am, the same time the man who bought the house after DeFeo's arrest. So it might be that thing that's making you're father doing that is either trying to tell him something or its just trying to make contact with people because its lonely. Either way, I don't think its going to stop yet until you have figured out something. I'm only saying 2 of the hundreds of possibilities yet I have revealed. If you find something more, please post it, I will try to find the answer of your curiosity or your problem. I will continue my study now about cases like this in the internet if I have the time. In the mean time, goodbye and have a nice life Tori. From: Number13
whitebuffalo (guest)
15 years ago (2009-08-31)
From all that you have written that I have read, I would say that it would not matter if someone HAD died in or around that home. If your Great Grandmother had the gift, it runs through the bloodlines. Perhaps it skipped generations, or maybe the others simply blocked out the ability.
For that matter, a person does not have to die in a particular location for ANYONE to visualize it's ghostly presence. What is good about this experience is that maybe the parental figures DID NOT believe that you saw this man, BUT they did have their OWN experience. That of the gate slamming. Therein lies your proof that you did encounter something that night.
As for who or why? You may never know as you are no longer in that house. I personally would just hold dear the thought that all of you experienced something there at that time. You were not alone in this.
Thank you.
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-28)
I asked my family & they came up with nothing when I asked. Theres no deaths I can think of.

Tori ❤
IfriendJinx (12 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
I think cause you don't know who it is yet you should ask if any of your family members have known anyone who dies close to you guys or if your house has a back ground find out about it
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
I have no idea who he was or why he was in my room. I really need help figureing this out!

Tori ❤
reckless_disaster97 (6 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-27)
idk so you say you don't know who the man was at all? It is really strange I guess...
Well,i've felt somone watching me before about a couple of times... Seen a couple of shadows... Not much sure.
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-18)
Well I don't really know how he dissapeered because as soon as I saw him I shut my eyes. Nobody belives that I saw him. I would try the video camera thing but I'm not in that house. I have seen & heard stuff down here though. So I don't really know. I asked my dad about it but he said he doesn't reconize the man from my description.
Biemaster (7 stories) (192 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-18)
Hey vicuttie8, great story.

When you screamed to call your parents, what happened to that man? Did he go back out the door or did he vanish in thin air? Or did he slowly fade away? Did that man show himself only to you or to everyone in your house? And why did you and your father or your parents always have experiences at 1:58 a.m.? Maybe it was the time when someone had died there. Try finding more clues to anything it might relate to. And try putting a video camera in your room, I know it might be difficult, but only at night. See if you can capture the man in the video. And disuss this with your other family members. Maybe they have also seen more things but are afraid to share it. Oh and keep your eyes peeled to see if anything more happens. It looks like the man is not trying to hurt anyone but if it gets out of control, then maybe you can have the house blessed. Best of luck and keep us posted!

Biemaster 😁
SMSkid72791 (3 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-17)
I have no clue as to what youre seeing I thought it was residual but the house has no history involving death. Maybe its a relative watching out for you
vicuttie8 (7 stories) (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-16)
Well I actually did look into some of the history of the house. I found nothing. Strange stuff has happened in my family.
book_luver123 (227 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-15)
Well the man as I will call him seems to be ghost waiting to move on and he doesn't know he is making himself stay. Please also follow the advice of Hopeful23 and enjoy life. ❤
Hopeful23 (12 stories) (93 posts)
15 years ago (2009-08-15)
So before you were 5 or 6 none of this ever happened in this house? Did a man die in front of or in your dad's house? Why don't you try looking into the history of this house to look for all the deaths occuring in it or by it? Try blessing this house to get rid of this man.


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