I woke last night to the sound of him running towards me. I flipped on my light assuming my son was coming to get in the bed with me as he often does sometime around the 3:00 hour. A door creaked as well, so I went to meet him at my bedroom door and called his name. As I stepped out, I realized no one was there. I ran to his room to see if he was there, and he was sound asleep. The house was as still as stone, and I was alone in my living room. Or was I? I sat on my couch contemplating what I should do. My husband is currently out of town, and a call from me in the middle of the night would only go into his mental file of the crazy things that happen to me. Needless to say, this is not the first encounter I have had. They started when I was 3 and have come and gone throughout my teenage and adult years. I am a Christian, so I am familiar anyway with at least some level of supernatural. Changing an apparently heartless adulterer who could care less about people into someone who strives (and many days fails) to live her life according to God's word is something that could only have been done supernaturally. I am not perfect by any means, but I am different-- and trust me, nothing about me wanted to be anything other than what I was. So I said all of that to say, I am not afraid of supernatural things. I absolutely know without a shadow of a doubt that they exist. I am not sure in what all capacities though. I am aware and comfortable with the fact that we may not ever understand it all completely... But back to my story.
I left a hall light on so that my son could see if he did decide to get in the bed with me as he has done so many times lately, and went back to sleep. Minutes later, he did. Today I was sitting on my couch watching a movie, and he came running out of his room. I asked him what was wrong and he said that things in his room were moving, and that he heard "the voice." Now let me just say that my son is 4 years old. He does not watch scary movies, and we have never discussed my experiences with him or in front of him before. So I asked him what "voice" he was talking about, and he told me, "the voice that calls me, mommy." He went on to explain to me that there is a voice that calls his name a lot of the time. He said at first he thought it was me or his father calling him using different voices, but every time he would come ask us what we wanted we would tell him that we didn't call him. After he told me this I remembered several times lately that he told me he heard me calling him when I didn't. He said the "voice" had been waking him up at night calling him to come to my room, which explained how he ended up in my bed around 3 every night for the past month or so. I was somewhat alarmed, but not highly until he spoke about the footsteps. He told me that he had been hearing someone walking around in the house at night when nobody else was up. He said that he kept thinking that it was me coming to check on him, but when he would look for me I would not be there.
His room is on the opposite side of the house to mine. When he said this to me I got chills immediately, because I have been hearing footsteps at night in our house for about a month. They are not just quiet footsteps, but loud banging ones like someone is stomping around. My husband even heard it one time and convinced me that it had to be thunder, until we checked outside and saw the clear sky with a million stars. He knows something is going on, but he is skeptical. He has lived with me long enough to have experienced enough that he cannot completely ignore it. This is our 3rd house since we have been married, and there have been issues with this house as well as house #1. For whatever reason, we got a break while living in house #2.
During the past month since we have heard the weird things, we have also had really crazy electrical stuff happening in our house. This house is only 5 years old, but every time there is an "occurrence" it seems like something electrical happens. The other day 3 light bulbs went out within minutes with each other. Last Sunday 3 of our 5 smoke alarms went off at exactly the same time, yet there was no smoke anywhere. Could the batteries have all run out at the same time? We put new batteries in and they went off again. Right now they are completely turned off. It could totally be explainable and coincidental, but it just seemed to happen right after we had something strange happen. We live in Abita Springs, Louisiana, which is a notoriously haunted town. Our house was built here post-Katrina on land that has never been lived on before. It is a rural community.