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I am writing this really to find out if anyone has had anything similar happen or if anyone has any ideas what it could be. I have never had any paranormal experience of any kind people close to me have and I do believe just never experienced it myself which is why this is odd to me. I am 26 years old and live in a home with my boyfriend. It was my day off work and I was sleeping in after he left early in the morning for work. The night before he had discussed quitting his job as he was unhappy there but I convinced him to stay until he found something as we need the money! (This is all relevant I promise!)

About an hour after he left I was reading in bed so I know I was awake! When I heard him walking to the bedroom door, now given that I immediately thought he had quit and come home I decided to pretend I was asleep as I didn't feel like an argument so I lied down and covered my face with the covers. I heard him take his coat off and begin to get undressed as if he was joining me in bed but he was taking his time and all the while I could hear him heaving breathing, then I felt him sit down on the bed and just continue heavy breathing, at this point I started to get a little scared and had a horrid feeling that someone had broken in as somehow I could just feel it wasn't my boyfriend. I just lay there petrified for a few moments then thought this is stupid and slowly peeked out and there was absolutely nothing or nobody there. I checked the whole house and even rang to check he was at work! So it remains a mystery,

Like I said never had anything like this before and so far nothing since, this was about 2 months ago. However we do have a cat that stares at things we can't see a lot! Anyone any ideas or did I imagine the whole thing?

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spiritual_twinkie (28 posts)
12 years ago (2010-08-29)
I think you was expecting too much for your boy friend to quit his job... So maybe it was your imagination. If you havn't experianced any other weird staff in that house, so maybe the house isn't haunted. 😕

Twinkle 😉
staceyjo84 (1 stories) (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-29)
Thanks very much everyone for your comments they are very helpful, never really heard of this residual hauntings before but certainly going to look into it now!

Thanks again!
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1523 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-27)
One other point, if you were in between broken sleep, this state of consciousness can make you more receptive than you otherwise may be.
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1523 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-27)
hmmmmmmm, a story that may confirm my theory about residual hauntings, I had an experience where I saw my wife's spirit walk from our lounge room into our kitchen, your story supports what I think is possible, that these replayed actions are created when we are alive and sometimes felt (and in my case I could see it) by those who are sensitive to them, you may want to read my story ghost aura residual energy there is a similarity.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
12 years ago (2010-03-27)
stacyjo: This sounds a lot like an experience that Aussiedaz had with his wife... Maybe your boyfriend was just REALLY wishing that he was home getting back into bed! 😆

Whattaya say Aussie?
ghosthunter1999 (1 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-26)
my sister experienced something a little bit like this only it wasn't her boyfriend it was our great grandma. 😊.its funny how hauntings usually happan at night of early morning
witchgirl2010 (2 stories) (13 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-26)
I agree with Deviousangel. It dose sound residual haunting.
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
12 years ago (2010-03-26)
Thank you for sharing your experience. It sounds very much like a residual haunting (sort of a loop of replayed events) since all of the things you mention seem like things your boyfriend does when he comes home from work normally. I don't think it's anything to worry about; it's just a little time-glitch. 😊 Unless it directly touches or contacts you, it's probably not a spirit or intelligent haunting.

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