Over the years I have come to the realization that the spirit/animal activity that I seem to attract isn't what most people would consider normal. I have no idea if these two are related to each other or not. When I was very young (7-9 years old) I had no reason to think that these things were not something that everyone dealt with on a day to day basis. There was a few times that I woke up to a very bright light shining in my face. It was a floating orb, that made no sound. The orb was about 6-9 inches in diameter and was pulsating. They never got within arms reach and after a few minutes of watching me, they would leave. I remember one exiting my room though a closed window without breaking the glass. As I got older my family moved from Baytown, TX to Ashley, IL where my Uncle owned a vending machine company and promised to give my Dad a job and a house if we moved. The offer was to good to pass up. So we moved (when I was 14) and my Uncle kept his word. We moved to 176 N. Second St. Where I would see, hear and feel a lot of unusual things.
One event that sticks out in my memories was an event that took place on the front porch of the house across the street from us. The people that were living there would go on long trips leaving their home vacant for weeks at a time. One night a friend and myself were sitting on this porch (because they had a porch swing) talking to each other. While we were talking I noticed a man about 5ft 6in with a medium build dressed in a flannel shirt and jeans, was walking down the street toward us. I could hear his boots as he walked and I was able to get a very good look at him since the house had a street light right next to it and this man walked under the light. As he got closer to the front of the house he had a telephone pole cross his path, and it was as if he disappeared behind the pole. I asked my friend "did you see that" he stated "ya the man stopped walking dead even with the pole" I replied "I don't think so". So we both stepped off the porch and into the street, looking all around the street, the pole and we couldn't find any sign of the man.
This could be viewed as a isolated event, except for the fact that I have these types of occurrences happen to me all the time. They happen so often that sometimes I ignore them like an annoying little brother pestering me for attention. I see spirits of animals and of people. As far as I can tell they know I can see them and like it when they are noticed.
I have since moved back home to Texas and the rent house my family and I are staying in has it's fair amount of activity. There seems to be a lady that wants me to see her as she runs from one room to the next. She has even ran her figures down my back on two different occasions. Once she sat down on the edge of my bed with enough force to push the springs down and I saw the bed rise when she got up. They normally don't have the energy to move physical objects, but it happens from time to time.
On the other subject, attracting animals! All of my family members will tell you that I am some kind of animal whisperer. This is incorrect, I can not speak to them and don't know what they are thinking. What does happen is animals are attracted to me. I have known several people over the years and three really stick out because they believed that they owned a "mean dog". This is because they have bitten people in the past. Each time the owner tells me "don't pet him, he'll bite you" each time these people can not believe that not only can I pet there dog, but there dog is wanting to play with me, wanting to jump into my lap and doesn't leave my side the whole time I am visiting them. I have the same effect on wild animals, and I have had deer, coyotes, possums, raccoons and bobcats follow me and allow me to pet them.
I have never met anyone with these abilities before, please feel free to comment, ask questions or just tell me what you think.