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We Were Not The Only Tenants In Our Apartment

Jill, MI, USA
April 2003

My boyfriend and I lived in our last apartment for two and a half years. In that time, we had quite a few unexplainable things happen. I will only describe a few. The first thing I can remember happening was when my boyfriend and I were standing in the short hallway right outside of the closed bedroom door. We both heard, at the same time, a knocking on the other side of the door, about head height. We looked at each other and I said, "I'm not going in there." My boyfriend checked out the room and there was no one in there and nothing that we could see could have made that particular noise. It could not have been noise from another apartment as it was definitely about head height.

The next odd thing that happened was about 3 am in the morning. We were sleeping and we were awakened by our dog's frenzied barking and growling. Our dog sleeps on the bed with us and he was standing at the foot of the bed, facing away from us toward the opposite wall, barking and growling and bristling. At the time, we had a small aquarium with lizards in it and by the light of the aquarium, we could see nothing that would affect the dog like that; no insect or spider or moving shadows on the wall. We calmed Mickey as best we could and got him to sit, but he would not lay back down and rest. The whole time I stayed awake (probably about 30 minutes after) Mickey was sitting, staring intently, hackles raised and tracking something back and forth on the wall. I did fall back asleep and we were awakened a second time with the exact same scenario. Again, we saw nothing.

That one was scary, but the scariest thing that happened to me was one morning when I had just awakened and was laying on the bed with my back to the open door of bedroom. I heard my name...and it sounded like someone had burped it out. "Jill." You know what it sounds like when someone burps out a word, right? Kind of gruff sounding. I turned over, fully expecting it to be my boyfriend and there was no one there. I realized then that I could hear my boyfriend in the bathroom in the shower. I rushed out of the room (its weird how you can get so freaked out you expect something else to I almost expected the bedroom door to close before I got to it...thank God, it didn't). I went into the bathroom and told my boyfriend about it and stayed with him while he finished. It freaked me out quite a bit.

There also was a time when we were dog sitting for my boyfriend's mom. Queenie was a tiny little white ragamuffin poodle dog. I was sitting in the living room and she was in the room with me. My boyfriend was in the kitchen preparing her food. He called her into the kitchen to eat and she started to go. Abruptly, she stopped and started whining at the wall in the corner of the living room. I watched her do this, all the while looking for something she could be insect or something. She then sat back on her haunches with her front paws in the air in her "beg" stance which she does when she wants a treat or something. Then she got back down on all fours, looking utterly dejected, and slunk, and I mean SLUNK, out of the room. All of this happened and I saw absolutely no cause or reason for it. I mean , what or who on earth could she have been begging too and for what?

The last thing I will mention was the only thing we actually saw visually. My boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch watching a DVD. There is only one window in the living room and it is a large sliding glass door window. It was dark outside. There is about a foot of wall between the glass door and the regular front door. Out of my peripheral I saw something glowing on that area of wall between the doors. I turned to see what it was and it was a reddish orange round orb about the diameter of a coffee can. i watched as it slowly descended down the wall and disappeared into the floor. I was rendered speechless and I turned to tell my boyfriend about it. He too had watched it as he had seen it out of his peripheral as well. He said, "WHAT was THAT?"

I had no answer for him. I do know there was no normal explanation for it. It could not have been head lights (or any other light source from outside for that matter)as it was on the wall next to the window and could not have possibly lit that wall. There was no other light source in the living room except the TV.

We do not live in that apartment anymore...only because we wanted a bigger place. We did not feel threatened for the most part (I did feel a little threatened the day it said my name...the burping voice has an element of gruff to it that is kind of scary)and actually had a lot of other little things happen there as well like cold spots and feeling watched.

Jill, MI, USA
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