At the age of five, I was awoken abruptly from a very deep sleep by the feeling of being watched. I quickly got up and looked around, trying to find the source of what was watching me. It didn't take me long to see a large, shadowy figure in the hallway, walking quickly away as though seeing it scared it away. I got up and followed, but the only thing in the direction the figure had walked was a closet, and the figure wasn't there anymore. To this day, I still remember two things about the figure; it was a man, and he was dressed in a sort of Army or Navy uniform.
Since then, I have lived in the same house until very recently. The upstairs was a place that I can honestly say I was too terrified to step foot in. The feeling of an evil presence following me, as well as being watched and a pure, irrational fear were things that would suddenly begin occurring the second I stepped foot off the last stair upstairs. And even downstairs, I was overwhelmed with these feelings, though to a much smaller degree.
A truly terrifying experience happened when I was fifteen. I was downstairs, and everybody else was asleep. Suddenly, I felt as though I were being strangled, and I felt an unbelievable, overwhelming sense of evil coming from next to me, but I was against the wall of my room and on my other side was a couch. Since then, I have noticed that, if I look at my hand against a single-color wall, I can see a sort of outline around my hand.
In my new house, where I know there has been no deaths as it was built only a few years ago by the people who still live there, I still feel as though I'm constantly being watched, and I often have to blare my radio to get to sleep, as it somehow calms my nerves.
Am I hallucinating and paranoid, or is there something else to what I see and feel? I believe I'm completely sane, but sometimes, what I see and feel come from nowhere, and that concerns me and makes me wonder. Any advice or opinions would be greatly appreciated.