I have never experienced any paranormal activity of my own. I'm not usually a person to jump to the conclusion of ghosts at every little noise, but I am still not quite sure what these were.
Case 1: Near the end of last month, August, I was sitting at my computer one night. My computer is in my parent's bedroom, against the wall, across from the door. Just inside the door is a green cupboard. The top area of this cupboard is filled with towels. As I was leaving the room to use the bathroom, I opened the cupboard to find a small towel. As I was doing this I noticed all of the towels were in neat stacks leaning against the back of the cupboard. (This is relevant information.)
After finishing in the bathroom, I had been sitting at my computer for about an hour, when the cupboard door swung open and a small yellow towel fell out. I thought nothing of this, until I remembered that the towels were stacked against the back of the cupboard, meaning they wouldn't 'just fall' unless somebody had moved them. (Nobody had gone into the room whilst I was out.) My footsteps didn't seem heavy enough to knock them either.
Case 2: Later that night I was still sitting by my computer. It was about 11:45pm and I had my back facing the window. I suddenly felt cold (Although I'm in England, it was August.) All of the windows were closed and no doors were open. I felt as though somebody was stood behind me, when this huge black shadow suddenly loomed over me. It started by covering my right side before sweeping over to cover my left side. I was physically shivering and felt as though it was the middle of the winter. I didn't feel threatened by this shadow but I didn't feel entirely comfortable either.
As I stood to leave I grabbed hold of my mug and plate and said I was going to get a drink. There was nobody else in the room with me, although I felt a need to explain what I was doing. My Dad was out, my Mum was downstairs, and my two brothers were in the next room. As I turned to go out the door, there was a loud bang over towards the window. I didn't bother looking back and just raced down the stairs.
I told my Mum what had happened to me. She is usually one to believe in the paranormal too, (See my other two stories.) but she said it was all in my head.
I did as I had told whatever was upstairs, and I got myself a cup of tea. I was still frightened to go upstairs and so decided to stay with my Mum for a while. At about 12:10pm I decided it had probably gone and went back upstairs. The room felt back at its normal temperature and there was nothing by the window that could have made the loud bang. I tried putting it down to the house settling, but we have lived here for over 11 years and there haven't been any other weird noises.
Case 3: I have been seeing small rat-sized shadows from the corner of my eye. The small shadows seem to follow me throughout the downstairs area of my house. Two hamsters and two gerbils have passed away in this house and have been buried in the back garden. We often hear clanging noises around the back of the living room. We used to keep their cages in this area and they used to chew on the front bars of their cages. Could this be them?
Case 4: In my kitchen there is a door, under the stairs, by the far window. This door leads to a small room used to store my Dad's toolboxes. The door to this room is always shut. I'm not a huge fan of the room, seeing as it only had a small light, leaving the rest extremely dark, and often inhabits many spiders. I came into the kitchen about a week ago to find this door open.
I thought that my Dad or brothers had left it open and so I thought nothing else of it and shut the door. I finished in the kitchen and went back upstairs. My parents were out and my two brothers were in their bedroom. After about half an hour, I returned to the kitchen. The door was open again. I knew that nobody had been downstairs, all the doors were locked and the windows were shut. (A window couldn't have done it anyway, seeing as the door opens in the opposite direction.) Once again I thought nothing of it and simply shut the door before going back upstairs.
Soon after, my parents returned home. From the top of the stairs I overheard my Dad asking if anybody had been under the stairs as the door was open again. Nobody had.
Case 5: It is in the kitchen that I keep seeing things from the corner of my eye. Usually shadows, sometimes the odd ball of light. My Mum keeps saying it's just my imagination. I wish I could believe her!
Any comments welcome.