Witness: Eris Murphy
Location: South San Francisco, California
Date of Encounter: August 16, 2009
I have always believed in ghosts. And sometimes I feel as though maybe it is me who has something attached to me rather than the house I was in. It isn’t always something good, though, as I’ve had my bedroom door (of a house where we were the first and only owners) close and lock itself, even though my window was closed and I was alone in the house.
The first time something paranormal happened to me was when I was living in South San Francisco. The house alone is creepy, I hated being alone in it. The doorbell would ring, no one was there (there was a big window in front so I could see out). For an eleven year old girl, this was scary. However the scariest thing happened to me when I was asleep one night.
I don’t remember the exact day or month even but I remember what happened. I was asleep in my room, I had moved from the middle-sized room to the smallest where weird things had happened to us prior. I was facing the wall so the door was to my back and I’m a heavy sleeper so it takes a lot to wake me up. I had a thick plastic Hello Kitty water bottle on my nightstand pressed against my bed and I woke up to the sound of crashing. My water bottle had ended up about three feet from my nightstand.
The next morning my mom asked me about the bang she heard and told me that it made the dogs start barking.
Ever since that happened I’ve had many strange things happen to me. As I mentioned earlier, I had a door close and lock. That was about a year or so after this happened. My family just thinks I’m seeing things and my stepdad teases me about the paranormal. I’m the only strong believer in my family now.