First off, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is Meg and I'm new to this community. I'm from Michigan and I'm not entirely sure what I believe in, except that I'm fairly certain what we see is not the only reality on this earth.
My family has lived in this house for about a decade and since the day we moved in, I've felt someone else here. The house is not that old, maybe only 30 or 40 years and is only two stories, counting the basement. When we moved in, I chose a room in the basement, mostly because it was the room furthest away from my parents and younger sister's rooms. The first few nights we were here, I noticed that my dog refused to stay downstairs with me (highly unusual because she loved to sleep with me), and that whenever the door to my room was closed, she'd stand barking at the wall that separated my room and the laundry room. At first, I assumed she was just ticked that I was closing her into my room, but when she continued to bark after the door was opened, I began to wonder.
I experienced a few unexplainable things in my room there that I'm not quite ready to share yet, suffice to say that they were very powerful and very frightening. The weirdest part is that it's not a constant feeling. On certain days I'd feel as if I was being watched or followed. Sometimes I'd feel an overwhelming sense of loneliness for no good reason. Sometimes I'd just feel frightened.
A few months ago, I discussed my feelings with my mother. I've been living out of the house for about three years now, and wondered if I'd just had an overactive imagination or whatever. Mom, however, agreed with me and said that she didn't really like to go into the basement because she usually felt like she was being watched. She agreed that the spirit felt male and wasn't really a threat to us, just that he felt lost and maybe even a little confused. Mom confessed that she'd talked to a friend of hers about it and the friend had suggested praying for the man. Asking God to help him find his way to wherever he was going, and to help him find rest. After two weeks of Mom's praying, I have to admit, I didn't feel the man's presence anymore. Whether it's psychological suggestion or whatever-- I don't feel him.
Now, though, there seems to be a stronger FEMALE presence! I'm wondering if they were both always there, but his presence was the one that we connected with or was dominant over hers. But she is much more unplesant. She hasn't done anything, yet, but sometimes at night, just walking past the staircase to the basement I feel my heart rate speed up and find myself saying out loud: "No! Stay down there!" like I'm afraid she's going to come up those stairs and attack me. Mom says that she hasn't felt her yet, but since I mentioned it she's noticed that she feels uncomfortable in the house alone with the basement door open. I don't know if Mom's praying for this spirit, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for maybe talking to this spirit and finding out what's wrong or how to help her to move on.