It has been sometime since I last shared an experience. While there has been many throughout my life time this one is more recent and ongoing.
I moved into my parent's old apartment in early July 2008. It is a two storey apartment. The structure of the building is old and falls under, poorly constructed. I mainly moved in because it was more spacious than my previous place and enabled me to have a dog again.
My apartment has a narrow 1/2 bathroom downstairs by our living room. It barely fits a sink and toilet. Past the toilet wall there is a pathway that narrows even more and leads further into the back to what seems like a small storage area. This storage area has bench like shelves. If you look to the left it leads to a dark corner under the stairs. The floor that is directly under the stairs is pink with white faded bunnies as decoration. Any average sized adult would have a hard time getting back there. When we forget to close the door my dog begins to bark and whine a lot. He mainly ends up focusing on a specific corner when he does.
There have been times I fall asleep on my living room couch and have felt someone whispering secretively in my ear. I can never make out what is being whispered. It usually startles me and I get up. When the door is closed a sudden breeze from inside that bathroom will push the door as if it wants to open. There are no windows in our downstairs bathroom. I as well as my boyfriend have experienced the whispering. He has seen what seemed to be a small figure through the side of his eye run past our living one day while he was ironing in the kitchen. We believe the spirit of a child is under those stairs in our bathroom. I do not know the history of my apartment or what was here before this building was. I do know that this child is not the only presence in our home. There is also a female present in what is now my brother's room upstairs. If the two are related I also do not know.
The child likes to be acknowledged. More so when there is someone home alone. I try to always have the TV or radio on when I am alone. I will hear something in the kitchen move around or will be watching TV and my dog will always react as if there is someone in that room with us. I have made it a point to let this child know I as well as my dog and others who live there mean no harm. It is evident that no matter how hard I try to stray and ignore these small happenings there is someone other than my family in my home.