@bakerella: The shower thing happened to me the other day!
I totally believe as weird sh*t has happened to me and my family for years. It all started when I was about 3 or 4 and my great gran died. No one told me and my brother that she had passed as we were young, but we were all staying with my grandparents the night after it happened. I woke up very early in the morning and felt the urge to go into the living room. I saw my great gran in the corridor and she led me to the living room- where she sat in her usual chair and I had a very lengthy conversation with her, that I remember to this day. She basically wanted to check that I was ok. I still had no clue she had died! My parents found me in the living room later and when I told them, they were shocked to say the least! lol A few days later, again in my gran’s house, we were all sat in the living room. Out of nowhere the huge family bible (which had a very heavy metal cover and two metal clasps keeping it firmly closed) blasted open, with the heavy cover slamming down onto the surface of the table and all the pages blew open as if it were gale-force winds. We all just looked over at it in horror!
That was it until we moved house when I was about 8, to a house that was known to be haunted. It used to be an orfanage and my best friends dad lived there when he was a boy with the nuns who run it, and they later adopted him and his sister. The kids who lived there all knew of a ghost called Oscar- but they didn’t really have an explaination as to why they called him that- and one day we were sent the deeds for the house from a solicitors in town (the house is about 130 years old), and on them was the name Oscar Lloyd- when the house was first built he owned it. We freaked when we saw these deeds with this name on it after what my friends dad told us about calling a male ghost Oscar!
Moving into a house with all the stories ours had was probably not going to do us much good but loads has happened there- I could type all day! Nothing has really happend there for years, now me and my brother are all grown up and moved out- which is also strange as we were always told the ‘house loves children’. The Sister who ran the place when it was an orphange (who is the adopted auntie of my friends dad) asked to visit after we’d moved in and the first thing she said was ‘are the ghosts treating you well?!’ Even a nun knew the score! His adopted sister wouldn’t even step foot in the house as she was too scared to return!
We knew the family we bought the house off, and they told us that the people they bought the house off left because the woman felt she was being pushed out of the window of the converted third floor attic- which is why my folks took so long to let me have my bedroom there. When they thought I was old enough I moved my room up there. And twice I experienced similar. Once I was awake in bed watching the television when I felt like I was being pushed upright in the bed. I FREAKED! Another time, same scenario, I was literally pushed a foot or so across the bed. I FREAKED AGAIN! My third floor bedroom/converted attic was actually two rooms joined by a door, and I kept my hamster in the room next to where my bed was, and always closed the door tight to try and keep the hamster noise out- as it made a racket- lots of banging, clicking sounds. The night after my hamster died and the noises were still there worried me just a bit! No sleep that night!
We have had a CD fly across the room, literally from one side to another, with no one even near it to have done it. We’ve had music turn on in the early hours, blasting throughout the house- once it was Gregorian chanting monks- it sounded very eerie at that time of night! Televisions turning on out of no-where. We have a lot of light bulbs being blown out of the light fittings, shattering all over the floor- especially in the light in the converted attic, it did it almost continuously for months. (Apparently someone hung themselves up there as well!) Generally there was always a ‘there’s someone behind me/watching me feel to the house’ which isn’t really there anymore. I wonder if it’ll return when we one day bring our parents some grandchildren over! If it is the presence of children then it does make me wonder, hmmm guess we’ll have to wait and see.
I live in a very old building now with my fiance but do not get the same feeling here and never have experienced anything similar- so although I may sound like a nut-job- I don’t think there’s ghosts everywhere for no reason!