I'm a 52 year old woman from Chicago and I have experienced paranormal things ALL of my life so far. The strangest to date was when my father passed away very suddenly in 1981, when I was 18. We had lived in this Chicago home for 2 years and had NO type of activity whatsoever.
Just 2 weeks after he passed, that's when things got crazy. My sister and I would hear him walking up and down the gangway on the side of the house, look out the window, but nobody was there. We both knew the sound and timing of his walk too.
This went on for about 3 years. It happened usually at night only and year round. We had a little terrier dog, who after he died, would go nuts. I would be in the back of the house watching TV and she would all of a sudden awake from a deep sleep, sit up and act like somebody was calling her name. She would always run up the stairs to my room and do tricks for something in the corner. I witnessed it along with mom & my sister many times.
Another time, I was lying in bed (wide awake) and felt a rather sharp jab in my ribs from behind me. (I was laying on my side). I was afraid to turn around, but when I did, of course nothing was there. Lastly, my sister was about to go on a cruise on Lake Michigan for several hours that day. When she walked out the back door, there in the middle of the gangway was a large, dead silver fish (about 6 inches long). Now, mind you, it's 90 degrees out in the middle of summer.
She said it was lying in a puddle of water, and very fresh. I think it was a warning from our dad, because she ended up going on the trip and got extremely seasick and there was almost a collision with another boat. All of these type of events, including with the dog, went on for years. I think he went suddenly (at 54) and wanted to check in on his widow and three kids. I have a brother also, but for some reason, he didn't experience a thing.
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