Since I was about five years old I began having communication with spirits. I am now 45 and I still have open communication with them. The one that is the most horrifying for me is the first one that was physical.
I was six years old when we were staying the night in our new home in North Vernon, Indiana. The home was over 100 years old at the time and located on a block of other historical Victorian homes.
My sister, who was three years older than I, was sharing our room with me. The electricity had not been turned on as of that night. It was storming out and only my mother and three older sisters were in the home. My sister and I were lying in our sleeping bags on the floor. I felt very uneasy in the room and kept looking around the bedroom with only the flashes of lightening illuminating the large empty room.
I heard creaking in the closet. Sometime during the early morning, I was awakened by the sound of feet moving softly across the floor toward us from the closet. As I looked up in the lightening flashes, I saw to my horror an thin elderly women draped in a black-hooded cloak. She grabbed the foot of my sleeping bag with both hands and pulled me kicking and screaming across the bedroom floor.
My sister woke up, and when she spoke I caught a glimpse of the elderly spirit as she closed the closet door. Of course, my family assumed it was just fear of a new home and dismissed it.
After that incident I had several encounters with this cloaked elderly woman. She even came out in the daylight and trapped me between the bed and the wall. She once even wrapped me in my bedsheets with a knot so tight my mother had to cut the sheets off me so I could breathe.
After several months of fighting with this particular spirit, I started locking the closet door with a skeleton key and blocking it with a chair. After a couple of years, I switched bedrooms with my oldest sister and began a new encounter with several other ghosts. This is true and I was very frightened by this spirit who wanted to harm me. After we moved and others have lived in the home, no child has been able to stay for very long from fear.