Certain people in my family have the ability to see spirits. I never really saw anything before, just felt.
When I was little, my parents used to frequently visit my grandparents. They had a big house with a long hallway. At the end of the hallway was the playroom where us kids would go while the grownups would visit. Opposite the playroom was the 3rd bedroom. The door to that room was always closed. I would feel a creepy feeling while passing the room and would sometimes drag my mum along, just to walk me to the room. Other times, when she thought me silly, I would run as fast as I could to get to the playroom.
Years after, when my grandparents moved out I learned that someone committed suicide in that room. I wish they told me back then!
My dad passed away a few years ago. After he passed, my mother and I would smell him in certain areas of the house. I often dreamt of him, and cried myself awake. Mom said she saw him one night, standing next to our bed, but I said she must have been dreaming. As such things don't happen in 'real life' or so I thought. That was the beginning.
My mom and I moved to a smaller 2 bedroom apartment, just opposite the old age home. I had my own room, but always chose to sleep in hers, as we would watch TV in bed together.
One evening, we were getting ready to get in bed to watch a good movie. I was just going to pop into my room to get an elastic band to tie up my hair. My room is just across the hall from my mum's, above the stairway. All the lights in the house were off, except for my mum's bedroom light. As I entered the hall I gasped and stopped in my tracks. Hovering above the stairway was a black cloud. As clear as day. My mum called out to me to find out what was wrong. I shook it off as nothing and got in bed WITHOUT my elastic band.
One morning mom told me the story of what happened to her some time ago. She was laying in bed, just dozing off to sleep when she saw a black haze hover over her. She felt very scared and tried to call to me, but she couldn't speak. She tried to move, but it felt as if something was holding her down. She could feel this entity touching her leg, like a vibration. And suddenly.. it was gone. Someone told us that what I saw in the hall, the black cloud, was an indication that someone was going to die. But as far as I know, no-one did. Thankfully! And the black haze that scared my mum was just a menacing spirit. And that we should pray and ask it to move on peacefully and leave us alone. I suppose it worked, because we didn't see any kind of black haze/clouds again.
I would just like to add: I visit this site regularly. One lazy afternoon, when I was reading a really scary story on the site I felt someone touch the back of my head & no- one else was in the room! Freaked me out! Recently, I felt someone touch my cheek - a pins and needles feeling - also while reading on the site. I'd like to think it's my dad, using the moment when my 'supernatural' instincts are peaked to make contact with me.