This story has two parts, and I have to tell both, or the second wouldn't make sense. They involve my adult cousins. My cousin, Jen, is married and has two kids. Her husband's name is Tom and her kids' names are Tommy, 6, and Diana, 4.
My first story takes place about a year ago. One night, Tom and Jen has just put their kids to bed. When they first bought their house, it had two bedrooms, but then they had Tommy, then Diana, so they built a bedroom in their attic. The steps lead to their bedroom, which is the only room upstairs. Jen was sleeping, and Tom was just falling asleep. Their bed faces the door, and Tom had the feeling he was being watched. He opened his eyes and his mom was standing by the door... But that made no sense... His mom was dead... He got up, and walked towards the door. When he reached it, two things happened; his mom disappeared, and he smelled smoke. Immediately, he opened the door and headed downstairs. It turns out their dishwasher was broken and had started to smoke and catch fire. If their "visitor" hadn't arrived, their home would have burned.
The next story takes place much more recently. My Uncle John (Tommy and Diana's grandpa) says Diana, my younger cousin, refuses to enter her room without the TV on. When they ask why not, she always says, "IT is there!" and points to a corner in her wall. It's a blank corner nowhere near her closet, with no posters or toys or borders on it. She points higher to the ceiling. At night, she doesn't go to sleep alone without the TV on, and then, when her parents turn the TV off, she comes back up in their room.
I'm not really sure what could be bothering Diana, but my family and I have a somewhat strong belief in ghosts. What do you think?