gingerjabbers Thread

About a year ago I moved into an apartment in a new-ish complex. So can't be haunted because it's not super old right? First few weeks I stayed there didn't have any issues but about a month after living there I started waking up in the middle of the night, usually around 1 or 2, to a man standing in my hallway. He wore a white t-shirt and jeans and looked like he was probably in his 30s. When I saw him standing in the hallway I would bolt out of the bed yelling and "what the f are you doing here" or "who the f are you" but by the time I reached the hallway there would be nobody there.

So because I was a bit stressed at the time, I didn't think anything of it. Having grown up in a haunted house (for real, will share those stories another day) I was accustomed to weird things happening but I hadn't ever seen a full figured apparition with a face and clothes in such detail so I figured it probably wasn't an apparition. I figured I was dreaming and it was just one of those stress induced dreams where I didn't realize I was dreaming. This probably happened 3 or 4 times over a two week period. In general though, even when I didn't see a man standing in the hallway, I would still wake up almost every around the same time. At the end of this two week period I was pretty tired. Then after the two week period, it stopped. I stopped waking in the middle of the night and didn't see any random dudes in my hallway.

I went to my friends house for Sunday dinner at this point, tired, but other than that all was normal. I'm really close to my friend's family and her parents are basically my parents, and I go to her parents for advice when I need it. Normally I'm the one to pull one of them aside when I'm struggling but this time her dad pulled me aside and asked if I was ok. I said I was fine, been stressed but other than that life is good. He had a pretty intense look of concern on his face so I was a little taken aback by the intensity of the "are you ok" questions. So I asked "why?"

This part is a bit religious, sorry for the non religious ones out there, only a small part of the story though.

My friend's dad is a pretty spiritual/religious man. When I asked why he said that the other night he had the strongest feeling he needed to pray for me and pray that my home be cleansed and that evil presence in my home would leave. So about the time he prayed that an evil presence leave my home, I started sleeping through the night. Which brings me to the next part of the story.

In the apartment above me, there lived a crazy person. Well maybe she wasn't crazy, but it kind of seemed like she was. She was an older woman, maybe in her 60s? I would hear her pacing the floor and talking ALL NIGHT LONG. Not every night, but a lot. At first I thought she was watching tv but then I realized it was a single voice, never back ground music, and when she would talk in the bathroom I could hear her conversations (gotta love thin walls and apartment living). I should mention she lived alone, and when she would have these conversations there was never any other voice I would hear. Just hers. So I assumed she just talked to herself all night long.

Fast forward 6 months when the lady upstairs moved out. Her family actually came and moved her out suddenly. Finally, I would be able to sleep without hearing her talk to herself all night. By this time I had a roommate and my roommate had a dog. A few days after the lady upstairs moved out, the dog stopped going into my roommates room and would freak out in the hallway if you left her there at night. I now slept with my door closed (because I had a roommate and her dog) so I didn't witness the freak outs at first. Normally during the day, the dog would sit in the window of my roommates room and watch the people go by, basically all day long. Now suddenly the dog wouldn't go in to my roommates room, and when she was in the hallway she would cry and scratch at my door to be let in. At night she would normally sleep in my roommates room but suddenly she wouldn't, and if you forced her you would have to literally drag her in, and then she would scratch and cry to get out. I started to feel like I was being watched when I showered. Or I would feel like someone else was in the room when nobody was there.

That's when I noticed the man in the hallway was back.

I never told my roommate about previous experiences with the man in the hallway until she brought up that she just started feeling weird at night, and would wake up night after night (if you don't want roommates to pick up and leave you don't tell them ghost stories that happened in your house). So that's when I told her about the man in the hallway and that's when we called my friend's dad.

My friends dad came over an blessed the house and we didn't have any issues after that. The dog went back to hanging out by the window all day (after a couple days of the guy in the hallway not showing up) and my roommate started sleeping through the night again.

My theory is the man in the hallway left my place and went upstairs and that is who the lady upstairs would talk to all night long. And why her family freaked out and moved her suddenly. Once she left, he came back down to my place. Till he got booted. Question is where did he go?