I have had about four possible encounters that I can count. (Maybe there’s a possible realistic explanation for each.)
First one: When I was 19, my grandmother passed away. The whole family was gathering at her house for the funeral. So the early morning of her funeral, I couldn’t sleep and had to go to the bathroom. As I left the bathroom. I looked into the living room, I saw this figure shaped like my grandmom sitting in her chair looking outside. I did nothing else and went right to the den. I’ve told a couple of people this.
Second one: Happened about two years ago. I was at my sister’s house, which used to be my house. This house was built in 1997. My sister had told me of weird happenings there and the like. So, I was picking something up there for some reason. I was standing on the stair case talking to my sister and my niece, when all of the sudden the door to my niece’s room (my old room), shut for some reason. Like slammed. And the windows and outside doors were closed. And we checked for a draft. Nothing. I haven’t asked since if they have dealt with anything since. Before my parents and I moved out, I kept on hearing something like a dog eating food coming from the kitchen after my dog passed away.
Third one: Everyone in a while, I hear/feel something crawling into my bed or kicking my bed at my current house. I’d normally say that it’s me twitching, but sometimes it happens when I’m sort of awake and try to be perfectly still. One time, about 18 months ago, I felt something laying on top of me and grabbing my neck hard. I was wide awake for that. I tried screaming but nothing was coming out. (To be fair, the second part may have been a waking dream. Or sleep paralysis. I’ve never had that experience before or since.)
So, when I was in San Diego for the Browncoat Cruise, a buddy of mine took me to this haunted house. I immediately got bad vibes coming from the place. Not as bad a my buddy’s girlfriend. I looked at this painting, and I swear the guy in it was winking at me and sticking his tongue out at me. My buddy’s girlfriend felt she saw the same thing. I would also hear weird noises, but that could be due to the owners fucking with out. We eventually exited the house and went into the yard. Near a tree, I felt my neck tensing up like someone was putting their hands around my neck. Not hard, just some pressure. I left the area. My buddy’s gf got even worse vibes from the yard.