This story starts off a bit odd for me anyway. Let me start off at the beginning. Several years back, I used to notice some things. I have seen things move, or heard noises and not know where they came from, and so on. I have had several experiences like this. The main story is not about me though. This story is more about my 14 year old cousin.
I will start with a few of my personal experiences. When I was 10 or 11 I used to have a dog that would stop and stare at something in my room. Every time she did this, my room would get very cold. A few times she did this; she would put her tail between her legs and run out of my room. I always thought it odd, but never really paid any attention to it. One night, my brother and I woke up at the same time because we thought we heard our dad tell us to get up. We had bunk beds and slept in the same room. I looked down to him, and he asked me, "Did dad just tell us to get up?" Right when he asked, our TV came on. I told him to turn off the TV, and it went off. The remote was sitting on top of the TV and the TV was about 4 feet away from my brother. We got up and went to my parent's room and they were both sleeping.
Things like that would happen from time to time, but never paid much attention to them. I did not think too much about it. I mean, it was not hurting me, so why bother with paying attention to it? Which brings me too many years later and much more recent. My Great Grandparents recently passed away. At the funeral I was reunited with a cousin that I had not seen since she was born. Our Birthdays are 14 years and 4 days apart. So we celebrated our birthdays that year together. It's been almost a year that we have been talking to each other.
What is odd though is that we found, the very first day we were reunited, after not seeing or talking to each other for almost 14 years, that it seemed as if we had always been close. I am not someone that gets very close to anyone. I mean it took a lot for me to get close to my wife. I am not close with my parents, my siblings, or friends. So this seems odd to me. Well a few months ago she started telling me about some things that were happening to her that she could not explain.
Every time we are together, I always get a feeling that there is something bothering her. So I always ask her about it, and she didn't seem to want to tell me what was going on. When she started telling me about some events though, and realized that I was listening and not just passing it off as she was lying, she started to tell me more. Ever since she was 5 she has felt that she was being haunted. She has felt that she has been pushed, grabbed, tripped, hair pulled, and so on. She has also heard a voice, but it's never loud enough for her to understand what it is saying.
Well she has had some problems at home, so she comes to stay with me every now and then for a few days to get away from some of the stresses she is going through. One night, while she was at my house she was talking and then got quiet all of a sudden. I asked her what was wrong, but she just shook her head. I thought maybe it was something she was thinking about at home. I noticed the next morning that she had a red mark on her neck. She told me she didn't know what it was from. It was a few days later that she told me about feeling haunted.
A few days ago, my wife came to me and told me about an experience she had after my cousin left. The very night we took her home; my 1 year old daughter woke up at 3am and started crying. My wife heard her on the baby monitor so she walked to her room. She thought she heard a voice in my daughter's room so she opened the door and my daughter was standing in her crib looking around like someone had been there and left. She was also talking like she does when she is trying to say something to me or my wife. My wife put her back to sleep and came back to bed.
My wife had just fallen back to sleep when she felt something on the bed. We have one of those temperpedic mattress with the memory foam. My wife woke up thinking that my 4 year old son had come into the room and sat on the bed. When she looked to the spot where she thought my son was, there was no one there, but there was an imprint on the memory foam. She got up and walked into my son's room and he was asleep. When she came back into our room the imprint was still there and her imprint from lying in bed was gone. Just as she started to really pay attention to the imprint of what she thought was my son, it started to go away.
Then today, I started talking to my cousin online through messenger like I do almost everyday, and she told me that she woke up with scratches on her thigh and buttocks. I drove to her house to look around her room, and did not find anything that would have caused it while she was sleeping. She showed me the scratches. They were very high up on her inner thigh and on her buttocks close to her hip like someone had grabbed her from behind and tried to pull her towards them.
I looked some things up before writing this story. From what she has explained and from the scratches, it seems like an incubi is what she might be dealing with. I am very much a skeptic though, and I am looking for ways to try to find out what is happening. My wife is also a skeptic and is not someone that scares easily. So with this story I am also seeking answers to questions because I am not really sure where to look. I am an Atheist. So looking towards religion doesn't really work for me. First, how can I find out if what is happening to my cousin might be related to things that have happened to me and my family? Second, is it possible that my connection to my cousin is more than just a close bond that seemed to form so quickly? Third, is a story like this ever happened before?
Miracles, I do not think sexual abuse or self harm is what my cousin is doing either. I have been researching some of that though, and both could be possible. I mean that could explain a few things that she has told me except the red mark on her neck when she was at my house. The marks she got at home could very well have been caused by many diffrent things. I just don't think she would lie to me about her experiences though. Of course anything is possible. I will look into your story.
Whitebuffalo, its cool, don't worry about going off about things, it doesn't bother me. I am pretty sure that guy was just trying to be a smart [at] $$ since he never responded again. I think you might be right about the annual ghost though, cause we only had those experiences for a few days and then they stopped. So I am pretty sure its not the same as what my cousin is experiencing cause she still has things happening. As far as being attention seeking, I don't think is any worse then any other teen I know. In fact, most of the time she seems to be happy to be left alone. The stresses in her life have been increasing though, but her experiences have not. Most of her stress is being caused by a family feud between her older sisters, her parents, and a boyfriend that was with one sister, but is now with the other. Parents are not happy, one sister is not happy, and they argue with each other a lot and she hears it all. As it gets worse though, her experiences seem to stay the same. The scratches went away and have not happened again since then, but she still get her hair pulled every now and then, she gets pushed, but no more then what she says she had experienced before. I will pass the info on to her about the cleansing bowl. I figure it can not hurt. Thanx for the response.
Zander, My cousin is related by my mothers side. Something I did not mention in the story when talking about my father, is he is my step father. My mom will not tell me to much about my biological father so trying to search my history is kind of difficult, and we are a family full of fathers that left their kids, and step fathers taking their place. I would love to search our family history, but extracting certain information from my family is like trying to cut and iron bar with a tissue. I will have to check the mattress for stuff, thank you for your response.
Danny, sounds interesting, to think about reincarnation, and past life connections, and I will think about it all. Thank you for your response.
Fashionista777, No, my wife does not have a problem with my relationship with my cousin. It does not effect my relationship with her. I am not sure why it would be a problem. If you could explain more about why you might think that it would be I would be able to address it more. I mean there are only a few things that I can think of that would cause my wife to have a problem with it, but the relationship does not go that far. Not sure if that is what your meaning or not... So if you explain further I will try to answer the question better.