In 1996 I moved to an old "salt box" house in Glen Carbon, Illinois. The house I lived in was built in 1892, and was built for housing coal miners in the area.When we first moved there I recall a time when I went outside of my house andsat down on the curb. While sitting there, I could see a woman approaching mein period clothing to my left. As she came up behind me, I turned to my rightto look at her as she passed but there was no one there. That wasn't the only occurrence that happened in that house.
I am lucky that the apartment I occupy is not haunted, very little of the paranormal goes on here. Maybe because I live in a large apartment complex now and there's too much alive and living energy here. It's not to say that I haven't experienced strange things here.
One night several years ago when I was on this very same site viewing ghost stories the table that my computer was on jolted, like someone punched the table underneath with great force from underneath. I looked underneath the table maybe thinking the cat was jumping because I heard a thud and there was nothing there.
Another time I let a friend move in who was going through hard times, I didn't know he was close to being almost crazy. He had a bad alcohol problem. I was lying in bed and he was talking to himself in the next room. As I was lying in bed these strange colors started hovering above me. It was a bunch of colors like reds, greens and blues and whites. They never formed into anything, they were just colors. I remember trying to touch them, only to have the colors go through my fingers. I never saw anything like that before. That's when I knew, for some reason, that it was a huge mistake to let my friend move in with me. A week later he tried to slash his wrists and he had to be taken away, blood everywhere, it was horrible.
Another time I was sleeping soundly and I woke up to see this hooded figure by the side of my bed. He looked like the grim reaper but for some reason I wasn't afraid. He had a small metal bucket that he was shaking over my body and this green mist started rolling out of it. The green mist was hovering over my body and he took his hands (they were normal looking hands) and smoothed the green mist over the length of my prone body. Still have no idea what that was about, but for some reason, I didn't feel alarmed. But I swear I was awake and it wasn't a dream. He later walked out of the bedroom door, I remember getting up to see if he was in the living room but no one was there.
Like I say, had a bunch of strange things happen to me, don't know why, still trying to make sense of it all. I swear I'm not crazy, and it's not my imagination. People have been with me when weird stuff happens, but that's another story for another day. Just thought I'd share more strange experiences with you and if anyone has experienced any of these things, would like to hear from you. I am sincere in my mission to make sense of all of this.