Hell no, I hear the cynics amongst you cry. Although, I haven’t actually seen a ghost ‘in the flesh’ myself, a reliable friend of mine has, and no, he wasn’t stoned or drunk at the time. Well, he can’t have been every time as there have been several instances, too many to disregard as a figment of his imagination. A malevolent force seems to follow him around. I believe this is known as a poltergeist, when the entity is focused on a person rather than a house or building. Both he and his family have also openly talked about their home being haunted. Apparently, the spirit is often quiet around strangers due to shyness but makes an appauling noise at other times. They almost seem to accept it as a member of the family, constantly shouting at it to ‘shut up.’ Needless to say: I have never felt the urge to sleepover.
One of the worst / surreal experiences that he has had, happened during art college. We were all living in halls and his girlfriend’s room was diagonally across the corridor from mine. One night, whilst sleeping together in her room, they both woke up at exactly the same moment, after suffering dreadful nightmares and both had an unsettling feeling that there was something disturbing in the room. They were so frightened that they ran downstairs to his bedroom, switched on the light which immediately blew. And then saw a dark figure eerily move across the corridor. In the morning, everyone was quite freaked out by their explanation of the previous night’s events, particularly myself because I also remembered having a nightmare, in which a voice had said to me, “You know your room is haunted, don’t you?”