My daughter has crazy dreams while she sleeps (she gets it from her father). Almost every morning she comes downstairs with a new, weird dream to describe in great detail.
Last night she dreamed she was in her room getting ready for bed. A middle-aged (perhaps bordering around 50) lady was in there with her, carrying a glass of milk. The lady made it very clear that the glass of milk was hers, and Leah had better not touch it. The lady went around the room, touching things, talking loudly, and making snide comments. Then she set the glass of milk on the dresser, gave Leah a defiant look, and knocked it over. Milk was dripping down to the floor, making a mess.
Leah woke up frantically thinking she better clean the milk up, forgetting that she doesn't own a dresser (a post for another day) to have milk dripping off of in the first place. She woke up more and realized she could hear the dripping sound. It wasn't milk, but it was her open window, with rain blowing in and making a big mess.
When my daughter told her dad and me this story, my husband was quick to suggest the lady in Leah's dream was our resident ghost, and she was upset that my daughter could so carelessly let the rain pour into the house...
At which point I kicked him squarely in the butt. I am easily freaked out, and I have just barely recovered from a recent experience of being alone in the house and finding a towel and the shaving cap lid in the bathroom sink, knowing full well I hadn't placed them there. The look on his face was clearly, "Why'd you do that?"
Well, because, the kids really believe our house is haunted. And I kind of agree. And I can't agree because I will have to move out and find a new house!
-Postscript from Leah-
We kids don't just think the house is haunted, we know. It's the generally accepted theory as to why my room is a bit on the creepy side, why we hear random footsteps in the house, why, when you're alone,you don't feel alone.
We, or at least I, am not afraid of the ghost. She has given us nothing to fear.
Although, when I'm trying to sleep on a school night, I do not appreciate her invading my dreams!
It's 50 Shades of Unsettling!