This happened only last week and although I'm not completely sure if it's paranormal it's certainly unexplainable. I've just finished my first year of my university degree and my boyfriend and I decided to take a break at his family holiday home on the beach for a few days. Before I begin let me tell you a little history. The house is a small cottage-like building and was built by my boyfriend's father and his uncle 25 years ago, so it is in no way old. It is on a beach in the Coromandel area of the North Island of New Zealand. Nobody else has ever occupied the house other than my boyfriend's family and at the time it was built it was one of the only houses at this particular beach. I have often heard faint footsteps at the house when no one else has been around or in the middle of the night when everyone's asleep but I've always just ignored them and put it down to creaky floorboards.
On to my story...
The first morning there my boyfriend had decided to get up early and go fishing while I slept in. It was late in the morning, around 10. 30am and obviously broad daylight. I awoke to the sound of footsteps and at first put them down to creaky floorboards as I usually do. This time though, the footsteps weren't faint sounding but quite clear, as if an actual person was walking around. I began to get quite scared when I realized my boyfriend wasn't home and I was alone. I lay in bed paralyzed with fear thinking there was an intruder in the house. I was too scared to move but kept my eyes glued to the door which was half open. After about 10 minutes of these continuous footsteps which sounded all over the house, a man suddenly appeared at the bedroom door. He was solid like a living human man which obviously made me think that that's exactly what he was. He was middle aged (maybe in his late 40s or early 50s) and was balding but had a little bit of light reddish-blonde hair. He was quite tall and slim and was wearing a white shirt with some kind of black pattern on it. His legs were hidden by the bed but I could see the top of his pants which looked like black dress pants. He stood at the door for a few seconds and then placed his hand on the door handle and took a step into the room, and then after about 5 seconds he just vanished into thin air right in front of my eyes.
Let me tell you I got the absolute shock of my life. I've always been interested in the paranormal but have never really had an actual ghostly experience, apart from an unexplainable experience when I was 10 years old. So after he vanished I just lay there paralyzed for a further 5 minutes trying to figure out what had just happened. I was so freaked out I called my boyfriend and asked him to come back. He didn't believe me (he still doesn't) but came home as soon as he could.
I know people often say they get a feeling from a spirit if that's in fact what this man was. The only feeling I got from him was that he was curious. I didn't feel as though he was at all evil or malicious, just curious. I didn't feel his presence again until the last night we were there. I was just about to drift off to sleep when I heard a really loud clicking sound. I ignored it until a few minutes later when it happened again. It sounded as though someone clicked their fingers but it was very loud and seemed to echo around the house. I woke my boyfriend who again didn't believe me and refused to check it out because he insisted that I was imagining things. I worked up the courage to check it out myself and went through every room in the house turning all the lights on in the process but found nothing. I felt as though someone else was in the house though, again it didn't feel evil in any way and I didn't exactly feel scared, more shocked.
So that's my story, I would appreciate if anyone could give me insight into who you think this man was and what he might have been doing? I'm not even sure if he was a spirit but I can't explain why he just vanished into thin air. I'm also not sure if the two events were connected or not. Anyway, any input is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading