All my life I have experienced ghostly encounter, but this is something I wouldn't consider a ghostly experience.
I have been living in my apartment for just over a year and nothing weird has really ever happened up until a few months ago. I would lay down and nap with my youngest child while my oldest was over his grandfathers and I would have this dream but it didn't feel like a dream it felt entirely way to real to be a dream but anyways it went like this I would wake up from taking a nap and go into my dining room and there was a little boy around my sons age which is 4 and he gave me this look like he was shocked I was there and I asked very nicely who are you and he said well who are you he said I live here but never gave me his name and then I would say no I live here now I'm getting ready to call the police because maybe he's lost but how would he have gotten into the apartment when its locked very well and then he told me no I live here and when I told him no I'm sorry sweetie you don't he would instantly disappear into thin air I would awake from my nap and felt as if it really happened.
I had the same "dream" every day for id say about 2 weeks and then it stopped. After the "dreams" (I put it like that because I know it was something more than a dream) stopped I started hearing a little boy crying in my sons room at night the first few times it happened I jumped up to check on my son and he was sound asleep and could tell he hadn't be crying and the crying continued every night even when my son wasn't home for about another 2 weeks and then just stopped.
After that I started smelling this smell almost like a fruity sort of smell and I would have thought it was something from the street but I live on the 3rd floor. When I smelt it, it was so close to me it was as if it was right next to me but my boyfriend never would smell it. One night my boyfriend worked late and as I was putting my youngest to bed in my room I heard my bathroom door open or close the door squeaks so I panicked and I also heard the light turn on or off when I finished putting my daughter to bed I was too afraid to go near the bathroom I could just sense something bad so I went in the living as I was sitting on the couch watching tv something banged on the bathroom door and my cat got this look on her face and my dog dropped his bone and just sat and they both stared at the door. Well id say like a week later I was starting to fall asleep I was like half asleep when I got into this trance almost like I was still laying down and never left my bed but all of a sudden I was in the bathroom and once again everything was just so real I was taking a shower when I got pushed down and the shower shut off and the tub turned on and I was being drowned by this man he was very mean looking and he was trying to kill me and all of a sudden the little boy appeared crying he was floating in the air and was saying something to me but I couldn't tell what he was saying and I continued to get choked and drowned and then out of nowhere it stopped and they both disappeared. Since then everything has pretty much stopped I hear things time to time or have "dreams" but not like that.