I have lived in many houses and I'd have to say more were haunted than not. I wasn't brought up with a religion but experience has made it hard for me not to believe in an afterlife. My first really memorable 'ghost experience' would have been in my early teens. I don't know if it has anything to do with why I can detect spiritual beings or not but a year or two before I started detecting spirits I was part of a Native American 'power circle' ceremony. (The one you form a enclosed circle of rocks with a fire in the middle, a red rock, yellow rock, black rock, and white rock all across from each other so every 90 degrees there is a coloured rock and you all breathe in sweet grass smoke and listen to the chant as part of initiation or whatever).
The first spirit I was aware of was ironically in the first mobile we lived in (my sister said the place in BC was haunted too but I don't remember detecting anything there) if I was laying in bed or doing something quiet, or no one else was home and there wasn't a lot of noise I could often hear footsteps in the hall and doors opening and closing.
My second 'psychic experience' was in our second mobile, once again I'd hear footsteps and doors; but with this one I also often felt I was being watched, and (this is hard to explain so you may not understand) that he / she was an evil presence; like he / she would like to do me harm; I did not like being alone in that house and even went as far as asking to not be left alone there (I was in my mid teens by that point).
The next 'haunting' I'll tell you about stands out from all the others it wasn't in a place I lived for starters. We used to have a friend who lived next to a very bad fortune teller; it seemed he was great at summing spirits but not so good at putting them to rest. We were driving our friend back to his place and I happened to be looking out my window as we passed the 'fortune tellers' staring back at me from in the porch was such concentrated evil the only word I can use to describe it is demon. There was a man (spirit) in a plaid shirt with a kind of black haze around his face staring at me and in the spit second the feeling cut right threw me and deep into my soul that he wanted us DEAD we stayed at our friend's place for probably an hour before deciding to go outside and have a campfire.
We weren't outside 10 minutes before we ominously agreed to go back in. We stayed until daylight the next morning all awake cowering inside still feeling watched; as if something were going to burst through the covered windows at us discussing the dark, suffocating, watchful, ill-intent feeling we were all engulfed in when we were outside. That was almost a year ago and the memory still wets my eyes it was so terrifying.
The next place I lived in had three spirits all friendly. One of a pet we occasional saw as a running blur for a moment in the corner of the eye. One young boy (late teens I'd say) I saw clear as day sitting at the table with my boyfriend as he did homework (I'd later asked if he had a friend over and he didn't know what I was talking about) And the third I never saw but I could feel the presence of an older lady attached to the property that for some reason just hadn't moved on.
Which brings us to the last place we've lived I can feel that same creepy ill intent watchful vibe, more so in some parts of the house than others, in particularly in our bathroom and the dining room. My landlord has a piano she never plays and I quite enjoy the piano and figured I'd play it one day. I went over and started to set everything up I didn't even get as far as uncovering the keys before the eerie feeling intensified and I sincerely felt that if I didn't leave the piano alone I was going to be quite severally hurt. I also don't like being alone in this house and often don't leave my room when I am.
I don't like talking about these things because people think I'm crazy. It's easy to dismiss such things as a bounce of light, or 'your imagination', but I seriously think I detect dead people, and it's unsettling and the watchful ill-intent feeling is downright scary! I don't want to get into the whole medium thing because I'm scared of angering a demon or something somehow and having them come after me.
If anyone knows anything about anything like this or has experience like this feel free to contact me I'd love to talk! These haunting I listed span from 13ish to 20ish, if anyone's curious.