I mentioned in my first post that I had been hearing steps up and down the staircase next to my bedroom. Sometimes they belonged to real people, sometimes not. Sometimes they came to the top and stayed there and sometimes they got to the landing halfway, remained there for half an hour before descending again. Well, the mystery of one of the owners of those footsteps (except the ones from my very corporeal brothers) may have been answered by a strange guest.
As I attended (some of the time) high school, my middle-aged mother was attending post-secondary for a psychology degree. At one point when I was sixteen or so she brought home a fellow student, a young female adult. I had locked myself up in my room to give the two privacy as they worked on a shared project. When the girl left, I was speaking with my mother about something I now forget when she brought up something interesting.
My mother said when her partner first entered the living room she looked at the three seater and chose to sit on a different couch. Also, she had kept looking towards the stairs. I'm not sure how they got on the topic, whether my mother asked her straight out what she was looking at, but what she told her was hard to believe. She had said that she could see a girl coming up the stairs and going back down, over and over again. She also said that there was a man in a top hat sitting on the middle cushion of the three-seater couch, which is why she sat elsewhere. Supposedly, the young woman had always seen ghosts and thought it pretty run-of-the mill!
I do believe in ghosts but am always pretty skeptical about my own experiences as well as others. But, I had always avoided sitting on the middle cushion (it kind of felt "off" I never could tell why) for some reason and the girl up and down the stairs would certainly explain the constant footsteps.
Still more to come!