To start off, I have had many confrontations with what I believe to be spirits.
Let me first tell you about my face to face, with what I believe, to be a ghost. I was awakened in the night to see a woman with long gray hair standing at the foot of my bed near the doorway. She was wearing a two piece black and gray outfit and looked to be in her sixties to early seventies. She appeared to me in full form, which is unusual, because most spirits don't show themselves. I mean she was just standing there in front of me, with this smile on her face. When I realized what I was seeing, I let out a blood curdling scream and she vanished. That was the first and only time a spirit actually appeared to me in the house.
There were many other times I knew that I wasn't alone. For one, I always heard sounds coming from my closet at night. I thought that maybe I had mice, but after checking, I saw no signs of them. I came to into my bedroom one night and I swear I saw and heard one of my closet doors move. It scared me and I turned around and went back out. I never heard anything during the daytime.
Also, my bed would shake, as if someone were bumping it. When that started I also thought that a mouse might be up in the springs, but I check and no mouse. The movement would happen every night. At one point, I challenged the spirit. I mean, I wanted it to appear to me, because I was so frustrated. I've heard the saying that you shouldn't show any weakness if you are in the presence of a spirit, because they feed off of your energy.
I heard my name called three different times. The first time was by a man. It happened while I was in the living room watching tv. The lights were all on and from the kitchen I heard a man say my name. It was said like statement. It surprised me, but it didn't scare me. The second time it was said by a woman. Her voice also came from the kitchen, but my name was said as a question. I thought the same thing about that incident. The more spookier time was at bedtime. All the lights were out and I had forgotten something in the kitchen, so I got up. As I came out of the hallway into the kitchen I heard this male voice, very close to me, whisper my name. Now, that scared me.
There was another incident that happened. One night I was watching tv and had to go to the bathroom. I muted the tv to go to the bathroom and while there, I heard the tv come back on and go off, just as quickly. I thought to myself, "Now I know I muted that tv." That was the one and only time the tv ever did that.
My mother died while I was still living in this, what seemed to be, haunted house. One night I was watching tv and I glanced at my fish tank in the corner of the living room. For a split second, I saw my mom's face just above the tank and she was wearing her favorite red flannel shirt and smiling at me. A few seconds later, she disappeared.
Now, I love scary movies, but the year and a half that I lived in this house, I couldn't watch any.
Now, I know that you are thinking that there are way too many incidents for this story to be true, but they are. What makes me think that I am capable of hearing and seeing ghosts is this.
I was born a twin in 1969. I was born fifteen minutes after my brother. My mother was very sick and she was given a shot to help her sleep after his birth. She told me that the last thing she heard before she went out was "Oh no, there's another one." I believe that I had stopped breathing during that fifteen minutes.
I heard that a person who has a near death experience may have a higher ability to connect with spirits. I also heard that twins are like a doorway to the other side. Is any of this true?
I mentioned about my mother's passing. When I moved, I moved to her home. I lived there alone for two months. There were two separate occasions that I heard her late at night, after I was in bed, but not asleep yet. It made me feel good that she was there in the house with me.
This all makes me think that I could be a doorway to the other side and spirits are able to communicate with me. This all seems very weird. I feel like I won't be believed, because of so many incidences. There have been no experiences since I have moved again. How do I find out if I am a true medium? Some of my family members believe me, but some don't. I just need some confirmation that what I have experienced is real.