The Question of the Week is posted every Sunday and will consist of a question followed by my answer and explanation to the same. Some questions will only require a simple answer that could potentially be followed by an explanation. Many questions will be writer oriented, but not all. Everyone is encouraged to answer in the comments and discussions/follow up questions are more than welcome!
What paranormal experience(s) have you had?
When I was around eight or nine years old getting ready for school, I was in the bathroom looking at the mirror that was in front of our medicine cabinet, and as I looked I realized I wasn’t seeing myself. I know…so cliched, but it was very weird. This girl had lighter skin than me, more honey colored, and different features, yet she mimicked my movements as images are wont to do. I remembered going back and forth out of the mirror and coming back to find the same reflection still before. Then my mom called me, and I again looked away from the mirror to answer, but when I went back, the “honey girl,” was gone, and it was just me in the glass.
I wasn’t even frightened at the time. I just thought it was weird or a trick of the light. Even now I’m not sure if I was actually seeing what I was seeing, but the house I grew up in was…weird. Looking back on it with adult eyes, it was always odd how frightened I was of the dining room and my fear of basements and subterranean spaces came about because my basement was super creepy. I always hated going down there and have nightmares about it to this day. There was this discoloration on the wall that looked like an alien monster. I know it was from the moisture of the hot water heater, but it was always unsettling.
I’ve had more random experiences where I’ve just had weird feelings. live in a part of Pennsylvania that’s considered quite haunted, and I’ve been to Valley Forge Park at night. Terrifying. There are also these terrible tunnels that I refuse to drive through in the dark not to mention this graveyard near my college that friends have concurred with me on on the spookiness factor. Then of course I have cats, and they’re always seeing the unseen hehe.
I don’t profess to being anything I’m not, and I take the scientific, rational, and logical side in most things, but I can’t deny I’ve had inexpiable feelings and seen some strange things. It could just be I didn’t have the tools or means to explain them or it could be they defy our ability to explain them yet.
What ghost story and/or paranormal experiences have you had?
I look forward to your answers in the comments!