I experienced a haunting for the better part of 11 years. The bulk of my experiences happened in a home my parents purchased when I was 12. I have lived in 10 different locations and seen things I could not explain or identify in 4 of them. I have had 10 jobs and in two of those locations had additional experiences. And one experience that happened in a grocery store. I have been using my down time to research a bit and found that the label that seems to describe me in the paranormal glossary is an Agent.
I will probably inherit the before mentioned house, when my parents retire, in a couple of years. The place is beautiful and spacious and I should be chomping at the bit to obtain it, but my experiences there were so scarring that, I still can’t sleep there with the lights off. I looked for paranormal information for help but many of these sights actually use fiction like Tolken as though they were scientific surveys. I was raised by very logical and stable family with no history of mental illness or brain abnormalities. Graduated in the 11th percentile of a school of 2500. Had never tried drugs. We went to church but it rarely came home with us nor were we superstitious. Teachers bookkeepers mechanics farmers nothing fancy…
This is semi-dark secret territory for me; as I do not tell these stories without knowing a person well enough, to know that they will not judge me by those stories alone. I told a bunch of kids at school because I thought it was cool. I was immediately picked on and alienated, my less loyal friends started to disappear. When I could not produce paranormal activity on request even the closest of my relations have treated my experiences dismissively and became irritated by my distress.
Here’s the kicker!!:The very first thing I saw could be visually described as a gnome. It was about 2 1/2 feet tall wore buckskin colored clothing with a light colored trim and a gord or bladder with a rounded point hat. I frequently saw it peaking out from the entry hall when I would pass through the dining room to the back door. One time when I was coming in from the back door I saw it just standing there out in the open. With it’s back facing me. I darted after it! This time I got a really good look at it, which will be forever burned into my brain. The waxy texture of the hat and shoe bottom. Completely opaque until I slowed to go around the corner and it seemed to sink into the floor as it became smoke like.
To those of you who ask why any scientist should waste their time on the paranormal- I would answer that it is the same reason most scientists begin their studies and that is- to help people. When I first had experiences I thought I was loosing my mind at age 12. I was thinking well at least it didn’t hurt. Because there is no such thing as gnomes! With increasing frequency I was hearing someone pacing in the hallway at night breathing heavily and wearing noisy clothing. At first I thought it was my younger brother sneaking into the cookie jar, and I was hoping to join in, but found no one awake. After the first couple of empty investigations I stopped getting up to check. And I started to become afraid.
I furiously rationalized that we had moved in in the heat of summer. I was left at the house alone for the first time. And my parents had given the entire house a painting first thing. Surely when it cooled down, the paint cured, and I had school to keep my mind entertained all this would stop. In the mean time I would just ignore anything out of the ordinary. Why risk a van full of men with butterfly nets coming to take me away to a padded locked cell forever. Or being pumped full of drugs so strong I might as well be locked up. Which is what I really believed would happen if I told my parents or any other adult. I told no one.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. After a few months I began to see orbs and shadows and the pacing sounds started to come into my room at night. Just when I thought I couldn’t take it any more my brother and I had an unusual conversation. I walked in front of the TV expecting the usual irritated groans when I noticed that his attention was not on the TV. He gave me a perplexed expression as he looked up from the room I was headed to and asked, “Have you been seeing little people running around?” We decided to compare notes- outside!! Later I discussed it with friends at school and didn’t get good reactions there. When we told our parents they weren’t happy either and were asked not to bring it up anymore. My dad tried to say the orbs were electricity escaping from the sockets and jumping across the house.
Later maybe a month and a half later while racing into the house roughly jostling each other to get ahead my brother got a good push in and as he went around the corner of the entry hall to the back door he froze in his tracks so quickly I slammed into him. I looked up to see what had caught his attention to see three of them right out in the middle of the dining room, in the sun of the sliding glass door. They dispersed in opposite directions and seemed to turn into smoke as they ran kind of bouncy like a muppet. They were around the better part of a year after a while they just weren’t.
There were many experiences in the house but few happened while two people were present. One that escapes all scientific hypothesis known to me follows.
One ordinary morning when I was 16 myself and an exchange student I was sharing my room with were leaning into the mirror over the dresser. A pair of hoop earrings that I kept together by linking them and closing them, went flying off the dresser from its position between us on the dresser. Like someone hooked one of them with a finger and jerked them perpendicularly across the dresser and off its edge. We exchanged perplexed looks as our bodies were leaning away from this spot on the dresser and we both saw it. I picked them up put them on and hurried out to catch the school bus with her.
I could go on for pages but I’ve probably lost most of you.. The paranormal people have given me some pretty scary stuff to think about and I would love a more scientific approach. I will answer questions if you are truly curious about this stuff or me.
Please note before commenting:No need to tell me I am lying as I am the one asking for help, so that doesn’t really. Using capitols does not make your hypothesis more valid, proven theory and facts do. Name calling is childish and unnecessary -I’ve heard them all. If you conduct yourself with the scientific dignity of a two year old throwing a tantrum I will ignore you as such. I am interested in clinical advice, hypothesis, or observations without fear of persecution or ridicule. Including the psychological.
I’ve acquired a pretty broad knowledge of paranormal scientists’ more accepted ideas and procedures as I look for answers for myself. I also know the textbook procedure proving fact or clinical observations versus beliefs and favoring a particular hypothesis. I didn’t have the math grades (or interest in) to get past physics -and it wasn’t my field anyway, but I enjoy reading and watching on the subject in general. So if it is a well known theory I will probably know what you mean. Otherwise you may have to provide laymeneese for the more obscure or complex stuff.