Multiple Experiences

High Weirdness, Straight Up Ghosts, Thin Places


2007-2009, 2012

I was in high school when this all was happening. I was the only one out of my family of 6 to experience anything, as far as I know, and I’ve asked. I was also the only one that had a bedroom in the basement. There were little things like scratching in the walls. I would tell my parents there must be bugs or rats or something because it would sound like scurrying, scratchy sounds. They got the walls checked at least twice and were told there was absolutely nothing in the walls as far as pests were concerned. I would always get a weird feeling on the staircase going down to the basement; it felt like someone was standing close enough to me at the top of the stairs that I would feel forced down, almost like being pushed by intimidation. I always thought someone was calling my name from upstairs but no one would admit to doing so. Those are the little things… there were two major incidents that happened to me in that house. One I cannot explain at all.

1. One night I came home when it was dark and everyone had already gone to bed, but it wasn’t too late yet – maybe 10:30 or 11. I put something in the microwave for one minute so I know this whole thing happened within 60 seconds. I suddenly heard and *felt* a whisper right behind and on my right ear. It clearly said “Sam” … that’s my mother’s name. We look just alike and our birthdays are 5 days apart and I go by Syd a lot of the time, so I can understand the confusion (: I immediately turned around and from across the kitchen, dining room, and living room, I saw my grandfather, who had passed when I was about 8 years old, sitting in the recliner chair in the darkest corner of the living room. The only light on at the time was the light on the microwave, over top the stove, but I very clearly saw him. He looked solid, as if he was still alive and just sitting in the living room. He just sat and smiled at me. I just stood and stared at him. Then, the microwave timer went off, which broke my concentration away, and when I looked back, he was gone, but the chair…was rocking.

2. It was the middle of the afternoon and I was taking a shower. Everyone was home at the time, so the house was pretty lively. The year was 2008 or so, and I was using an iPod on a home speaker to listen to music while I showered. This was before the time of streaming, so whatever music you had on your device was music you personally downloaded to it. There was no sucking songs out do thin air or any radio interference. As soon as I got done rinsing the shampoo from my hair, my music went to static. That’s weird… it shouldn’t do that… and as soon as I had that thought, a pane of energy appeared in front of me, in the bathtub. I’ll try to explain this the best I can. It looked like a window or pane of glass, that was made out of the heat waves you see coming off of really hot asphalt. It was about five feet tall, three feet wide, and maybe an inch thick. It looked solid and liquid at the same time. Then, it started moving towards me. I was frozen in place. It passed through me and I felt it was every sense I possess. It was like walking through a pane of glass that I felt on the outside and the inside From the tip of my nose, and through, out the back of me. My whole body was “scanned” in a way. When it passed my ears, I heard the distortion of energy, like train passing by really close at top speed, but silently…a dull, muffled, very strong “whomp-whomp” as it passed by my ear drums. When I felt it come out the back of my head, it passed through the shower. That’s when I felt the water do a sort of dance on my back, like something had momentarily blocked the stream with a screen. When the energy passed through the wall, my music, which had been static the whole time this took place, came back on right where it had left off – so it had not just been playing through, it had stopped and then started again. I have no explanation as to what or why or how this was… I don’t know who to turn to or who to ask. My family thought, and still kind of thinks I’m crazy because of this stuff…