I've been staying with my son and daughter-in-law in Fort Hood, TX, my DIL just had a baby, my first grandchild, I am very happy about this. I came here for a few weeks to help out, do the grandma thing, help my DIL get started, give her a few tricks of motherhood... my son is in the Army, they live off base but in base housing. It's a nice 2 bedroom 1 bath brick house, they live on the end of a cul-de-sac, all of their neighbors are military. Their house is pretty sparsely furnished, basically they have furniture in their bedroom and the baby's bedroom, the living room and dining room is empty. I set up an inflatable mattress in the living room, on the floor in front of the sliding glass doors, these doors face the back yard. I don't have the history on the house (or neighborhood), but my son says the houses were built back in the 80s. The house has no carpet, just linoleum tile all throughout the house. All of the windows have venetian blinds.
Usually I don't feel too much activity in a house or place until after I've been there for a bit (at least a day or more), the longer I stay, the more activity I detect. However, this house seems to be very active. I noted activity pretty much from the first night. The second night if not the first night. The things I have noticed the most is a small, golden spark, this spark stays lit for several seconds, it almost reminds me of the sparks you see in a camp fire or fire place. I have mostly seen this on the ceiling.
I have to stop the story to let you know that while writing this, I saw a dark shape on the floor, it was about the size of a mouse (there are no mice in this house), I am in the bedroom, sitting in a chair, the chair is at the end of the bed, I am in front of the TV, the TV is on. It is about 10 pm, well past dark, the light in the room is on, the light is a light bulb in the middle of the ceiling with one of those opaque white square glass cover over it. Oh, I almost forgot to say, I am here in the house alone, my son, DIL and baby are next door visiting their neighbors.
I saw the dark shape on the floor, to my right, next to the bed. There is no space under the mattress is sitting directly on the floor. The dark shape moved several inches very quickly, by the time I turned my head to get a better look, it was gone. I looked closely at the place where I saw the dark shape, the floor is basically light putty colored with some speckling added, there was nothing on the floor that large or dark.
Back to what I was originally talking about, the golden spark. This occurred on the ceiling, near my bed, it seemed to be several inches below the ceiling, and it moved, it moved several inches and swirled, I could detect depth, how far away from the ceiling it was floating, it changed direction and speed, of course once I looked directly at it, it vanished. I have seen this several times in different rooms, it is usually close to the ceiling for some reason.
I have also seen other shadow shapes, usually on or near the floor, most have been very small (mouse sized, again, there are no mice in the house).
I know that it's possible that these could be "floaters", and yes, I do have and see floaters, but I have a trick to detect if what I am seeing are floaters or not, I move my eyes, if it's a floater, the floater will move with my eyes, if it's not a floater, it will not move with my eyes or it will just vanish. When I "see" something, a shadow, a spot or whatever, it's usually not directly in my line of view, you've heard the term "out of the corner of my eye", it's often out to the side, above or below me, sometimes I try to not look directly at it right away, at least for a second or so, this way I feel like I will have a better chance to view it for a longer period of time. Most of the time when I look directly at the object, it vanishes, but I still do my test to see if it's a floater. Eventually I will look directly at the object and it vanishes. At that point, if it was on the floor, I will try to recreate the occurrence to see if I can make it happen again, this way I can try to rule out if it was my hair or something else that I saw. Sometimes it is my hair or something else quite natural, I do not want to see "things" so badly that every little movement of my hair or whatever natural thing I may see becomes a paranormal experience.
I have also felt the presence of someone here, I don't have a clue as to who it may be or why they are here, I don't feel anything negative toward this someone, I just know they are here, a couple of nights ago I had to tell it to go away so I could sleep.
I haven't said anything to my son and DIL, I don't want them to worry, and talking about such things tend to make them happen more frequently. I don't know if they have detected anything or not, I don't even know if they ordinarily detect things like this, but as I said, I don't want them to get worried, especially with the new baby around. I don't feel like there is anything wrong here, and I don't feel like anything that may be here will follow anyone once they move, so I feel it's best to hold my silence for now, maybe after they move out, I might talk to them about it and find out if they had any experiences here. I worry that if I say anything about this to them, they might get spooked and start dwelling on it, that could attract or even create some problems for them.
That's all for now, if anything else happens, I'll post it here.