Witness: Crystal B.
Location: El Monte, California
Date of Encounter: October 2006
For as long as I could remember, we have always had paranormal activity in our home. When I was 5 years old, I had seen the spirit of a tall, slender, suit-wearing man in my parents' bedroom. On a separate occasion, my mother has seen him. We have also heard voices, footsteps, and movement in empty rooms. We've never been afraid or have felt threatened by our spirits, but there have been times when they have spooked us real good!
When I was about 11 years old, I had my first encounter with the little girl spirit. At the time, my sister and I were sharing the same room. She was 6 years old and afraid of the dark, so every night we had to sleep with the closet light on. I never cared to have the light on, so I would wait for her to fall asleep and then I'd quietly walk over to the closet and turn off the light. Well this particular night was different and I will never forget it. When I realized she was sound asleep, I was about to get out of bed when all of a sudden, out of thin air, a little girl materialized in the middle of the room, running over to the closet, turning the light off for me! I was shocked. This little girl stood there for what seemed like a few moments with her hand on the switch and stared at me. The weird part about this whole experience was the fact that she was nothing but a shadow person, yet, I just knew she was looking at me. I could not see what she was wearing, I could not see her face, but judging from her shadow, she appeared to be around the same age as my sister, maybe a little older and she had a pony tail. I was frozen, but I finally got the courage to pull the covers over my head and eventually I had fallen asleep.
Over the years that followed, we've heard and felt strange presences, but never really saw anything. That is, until last October when my sister, who was 18 years old at the time, had the experience of her life. She had just come home from a friend's house and it was a little past midnight. She changed into her PJ's and crawled into bed. Not long after she got herself comfortable, she heard a little girl giggle. It sounded like it came from outside her window. When she turned her head in that direction, she saw the little girl with a pony tail standing beside her bed, looking at her. The girl was a featureless shadow figure, just as I had seen her years before. My sister quickly turned on the light and the girl was gone. At that time, she heard our dad pulling into the driveway, so she jumped out of bed and waited for him outside because she was too scared to stay in her room. When she told him what happened, they came back to the room but the girl was long gone. However, my dad had felt static electricity all around him as he entered the room. Needless to say, my sister ended up sleeping with me that night!
The little girl is still around, though we have not seen her lately. But we have heard her. A few weeks after the incident with my sister, she and her boyfriend were in her room on the computer when her boyfriend heard the giggle himself. He turned and looked at my sister and asked, "Did you hear that?" to which she replied, "You heard that too?" More recently, we brought a new puppy home, and one morning my sister was on the laptop at the dining table while our dad was in the kitchen making breakfast. The puppy was sleeping near my sister's feet when my dad heard a voice say, "Come here, puppy." Thinking it was my sister, he told her, "The puppy is right there next to you!" My sister was a bit confused and that is when my dad realized he must have heard the little girl.