Just like all the stories I've read the spirit encounters began when I was little. I remember seeing figures in my house when I was young, they were outlines of people, but I thought it was normal and everyone could see it, so I never said anything. As I grew into my teens, I would hear voices, noises, etc. When I was in my twenties I had a spirit come to me and continue coming to me until I moved out of my parents' house.
In my new house, I occasionally hear things like running, something falling down my basement steps, can feel spirit presences often and have been encountered by one. I'm not 100% comfortable with it yet and it still creeps me out to the point where I pull the covers over my head and shake until I fall asleep. I've had psychic moments such as knowing that loved ones have passed on or something bad was going to happen as well.
So fast forward to last night. I was laying in bed, on the phone with my sister when I heard a growling sound in my bedroom. My husband was not home, both kids were asleep and I have zero pets. It did not sound human and it completely freeked me out. I was braver than usual cause I was on the phone and figured my sister could hear if anything happened to me and call for help. I ran out of my room and into the living room (turning on all lights as I went). I sat in the kitchen and stared down the hall to my room. I could hear children's voices almost giggeling at me. I kept staring and saw a shadow coming towards me, so I tried to refocus my energy and sat on my couch where I couldn't see the hallway and turned on the tv (to something funny, not scarey). I then began to cool down, the hairs on my arms went down, I could feel the after feeling of when you sweat, and my pulse slowed down.
When my husband got home I burst into tears, because I feel crazy of course and he never knows what to say when I see anything, let alone something as scary as what happened last night. I went to sleep eventually with my husband holding me, but it was rough.
I do not know what to do if whatever it is comes back. I've never experienced something that didn't feel was once human and it terrifies me!