I will never forget the first time I saw one of those black hooded figures. I think I was about 14 or so, I would see these shadow forms from the corner of my eye. A loud image would follow in my mind almost immediately, of a human shaped being in a hooded cloak.
They always felt evil but luckily would never cross that barrier that I must have created in the hallway, right before my bedroom door. They felt old and mostly resided in the basement away from everyone, only coming up to the top floor when I was home alone.
By the time I was 15 I was finally allowed to stay home by myself but I never wanted to, so I would stay at my neighbors until my parents came home. It was just to frightening otherwise.
For awhile I thought I could just be imagining things, that I was allowing my fear to get the better of me. This would be quickly dispelled however when I had three different spiritually oriented individuals come to our house, who felt the same thing, before I ever told them what I had saw.
There were multiple times that we actually cleared the house energetically/ spiritually. The first time was due to my Ouija board use or rather Ouija board making.
Foolishly I thought nothing of these boards. As far as my teenage self was aware, it was just a talking board capable of talking to whatever spirit might be in the room. I never considered it being a portal or doorway that would allow for something more sinister to come through. I remember my friend and I both had our hands on the planchette and it began to move in an almost figure eight. I remember feeling very sleepy and cold, at one point it was almost like I woke up, that was when my friends parents where there to get her however. So we got up, said our goodbyes and I returned to my room to just throw everything away, thinking nothing more of what we had just been doing. The following weeks would show me however just how wrong I was.
It was fall by this time and a couple days had passed since my friend had been over. I had started to notice that each night I was becoming a little more unsettled. Honestly as embarrassing as this is to admit I had to sleep with a nightlight on and to be even more honest sometimes, to this day, I still do.
I began to feel like there was a presence in the room with me, as if I was being watched. This was new for me and had not happened as I had always felt there was a barrier before that kept anything spooky, out. This feeling slowly grew over a period of three days. It was on the fourth night when, I had went to brush my teeth, I heard a voice whisper directly in my ear "Jennifer". Frightened I quickly ran and jumped in bed. That night was the most difficult night of all.
I laid there for most of the night motionless, terrified and barely breathing as this heavy energy grew. Something was next to my bed and an actual hand grabbed my right leg, holding it there. I felt pinned and at some point actually fell asleep, how I even managed to do that, I still don't know.
The next morning I decided to tell my parents what I had done with the Ouija board and what I had been experiencing at night. We decided to bring someone from the church to bless the grounds and I actually went to a youth group meeting at a church down the street before going home after school that next day. Now I will clarify here that I am spiritual and later on in this blog I will also be mentioning other ways to practice house cleansing and sharing a cleansing I performed on a friends house 5 years after this happened.
When I got into bed that night, the air was breathable once more and I was able to lay comfortably in my bed. The safe feeling had returned that I once new, so I snuggled in my bed and rolled over to face my window. My bed sat in the middle of the room, my door on my right side, my window on my left. I had a tv in my room directly in front of me and my nightlight was next to my door on the right side of my room.
So as I lay, facing my window on the left side of my room, blinds completely shut I began to see a whiteish-blue light pulsating on my wall. I didn't think anything of it immediately but it did dawn on me that it was getting kind of bright, I wondered if the light from my dads television down the hall, in the living room could be causing this pulsating of light in my room. So I sat up and began to turn, to face the right side of my room, when there at the foot of my bed was the most blinding ball of white light. I was stunned and frozen but somehow was able to break this sense of hypnotism and reached out toward this pulsating light. However, as soon as I moved it disappeared like it was never there in the first place. All I was left with, was this over whelming sense of peace that I have never felt before or since that night.
Just in case your wondering as well, nothing ever came in my room again after that.