Location: Bridgend, Wales, UK
Date of Encounter: September, 1996 – 2000
In September of 1996, we moved into what is known as an upside-down house. The front door, bathroom, and bedrooms are downstairs, and the lounge, kitchen, and garden are upstairs.
We had two dogs, a German Shepard and a Springer spaniel called Sally.
One day I was in the kitchen cooking and I heard a thumping down the stairs. I walked into the hall to see what I thought was our spaniel returning from her walk with my husband. She ran downstairs and I went to put the kettle on. I came to look for her, but she wasn't there. In fact it was over an hour later before they came home.
I told my husband, who told me he had seen the same dog bounding downstairs on many occasions, and then at the bottom of the stairs she vanishes.
In the same house, in my bedroom, there was an old lady in a long nightdress with long white hair who used to stand over the bed while my husband and I were sleeping. She always gave me a feeling of security and comfort whenever we saw her.
In the year 2000 we moved into this new house. My best friend and her mother, who was a medium, used to live here. I was warned once when my friend was younger and she was alone in the house she heard a loud banging coming from what is now my bedroom. She ran upstairs and saw sitting on her mother's bed, two elderly woman appearing to be having a conversation. She ran out of the house and wouldn't return until her mother fetched her from a friend's house.
We have heard people walking down the private alley next to our house, even though we always keep the front and back gates locked and it is only our alley.