Originally posted by LJ01: OK, Here are my two stories,though they are not nearly as good as many of the stories I have read here.
When I was about 19 or 20 me and a buddy rented a house that had slight rumors to have some "special background" to it. We would hear a lot of noises, especially in the attick at night. I attributed it to kind of a loud settling. Louder than normal but nothing outrageous. We both worked odd hours so we would often not see each other for a couple of days at a time because of the way we slept and worked. One day I came home and he was in the living room. He was totally shocked to see me. He asked how long I had been out. I told him for several hours. He said he thought I had been home because had heard quite a bit of noise and banging around in my bedroom. He was pretty freaked out. Then about a month later about 2 or 3 in the morning we where each in or bedrooms and we heard really loud footsteps in the attick. It was loud enough to wake us both and get us out of bed. It sounded as if someone was walking circles around the attick, fairly fast paced. It would go from above my roommates bedroom over to my bedroom then around to the livingroom and back again. This went on for a couple of minutes and we finally got the courage to open the attick hide-a-stairs. We turn on the lights up there and of course we see nothing. That had us freaked out for a long time. It was definetly not the house settling.
In our first house after my marriage we had a german shepard that was a great dog. He was the kind of dog that would sooner lick someone to death before he would bite them. Every night before bed he would kind of do a patrol through the house to make sure everything was OK. Whenever he got to our dining room he would often kind of look into one corner and let out a little growl or bark. Me and my wife would joke about the ghost. One night during the patrol he went all out at the corner. I mean it was as if he was trying to fighting off a viscous animal or person. Protecting our space. This went on for less than a minute but he was totally guarding us. He would kind of slowly backup then slowly move forward, as if he was battling over a piece of ground. In full attack mode the whole time. Nonstop barking/growling, cannines exposed, slobbering at the mouth, hair raised on his back and tail. In the 14 years that I had that dog I never saw him before or after where he displayed so much aggression/protection. After that he often would lay in our livingroom facing the direction of that corner where he could keep a watch on it. About three years later, when our daughter was about two. Me and her were playing catch. The ball rolled into that corner and I told her to get it. She ran and grabbed me and so "no daddy". I said why not. She looked at me and said "monster". She would never go towards that corner either. Neither me nor my wife ever saw anything in the ten years we owned that house but our dog and daughter sure felt they did see something.