Hi I just found this subreddit and this is my first post so bare with me cause I'm new with reddit as a whole still lol there's going to be a huge wall of text below, just a heads up.
I want to start off by saying I'm very skeptical of paranormal activity as a whole from what I'd see or hear from others experience on TV or on the internet because it could all be replicated. Not saying I don't completely believe in it, just I want first hand experiences for myself. There has been a few things that has happened that I can't seem to really fully explain, it's nothing too crazy but I'd like to share anyway and hopefully you guys can share if something similar happened to you so I don't feel too alone and maybe find some sort of suggestions to what happened.
I'm pretty sure this happens to a lot of people: misplacing things that they just had a few seconds ago such as their phone, keys, etc. It happens. There was 1 moment that still bugs me to this day was I remember it was like the late 90s tuning in to some cartoon and just opened a family size bag of Doritos, I had to run to the bathroom. I vividly remember setting the bag down near where I was sitting on the floor, but it was gone when I came back a couple min later. My brothers was at work, my mom was cooking in the kitchen. I asked her and she said she didn't touch it and she been in the kitchen the whole time. I didn't believe her so I searched around the kitchen and didn't find nothing, back track to the bathroom and nothing. Check everyone bed rooms, nothing. My dad was outside tending his gardens so I went out and asked him and he said he haven't been back inside for a while. We didn't have any pets or guests at a time. It puzzles the crap outta me still from back then that I still remember it now because i was so upset that pretty much a new huge opened bag was just gone. Yeah it's a dumb silly story but it's just something i still never solved.
Around the same time in the late 90s in California, this weird thing would happen while I'm on my couch. I think it only happens 2-3 other times but it'd feel like my couch is being grab and shaken while I'm sitting on it when I'm home alone. I'm usually in the zone watching something when it happens, and I haven't experienced that until recently when I was reminded of it. Few months ago in Nebraska, I was just watching some Netflix until my couch started getting shook around. It happens like twice so far. I noticed nothing else shook when this weird phenomenon happens cause I had a drink that didn't react so it wasn't like it was a truck or an earthquake or anything and I wasn't dozing off when it happens either.
About 5 years ago, my mother in law pass away. I wasn't there when she pass away in the hospital but my wife said the moment she did, a false fire alarm triggered and they believe it was her letting em know she has left (she was known to play pranks). But what I wanted to say was that night, when me and my wife was trying to sleep, around midnight ish (sounds so stereotypical for things to happen at that time in stories also), we kept hearing a consistent tapping noise near her bedside. We lay there for about a min before we turns the lights on and it stopped. We concluded the sound either came from her drawers or the window behind it. There's no tree or bushes near our side of the house and there's nothing in or around the drawers for it to make the noise. We double check to make sure there wasn't anything though and check to see if anyone was outside. Nothing. We turn the lights off and hop back into bed. Less than a min later and that tapping noise continue consistent for about a couple min and stopped. We didn't say a word the whole time it happens and just kept our eyes closed and eventually fell asleep. Since that time, it had never happened ever again. She thought it was her mom saying her last good bye, and to this day she don't feel comfortable bringing up that story of the weird tapping noise.
Also lastly, one time laying on the couch a couple years back, I saw with the corner of my eyes, this weird humanoid figure slowly peek over behind a wall and I just ignoring it because I was watching a show and was thinking it was my imagination and notice it slowly move itself back behind the wall, which now freaks me out. I got up and check the house and there wasn't anyone. The weird thing about him was it was like his entire body was made of clay, or play doh. Didn't have an actual hair, or face. Just shaped like a roughly made orange play doh human silhouette. When my wife got home later that day, I was telling her about it when she interrupted and said she had a similar experiences, but it was in the bedroom. She said she saw a thing pop around the doorway and then pop back away and at the time I haven't told her it's description yet so I asked her to describe it and she said it was a beige color silhouette and she couldn't really make out what it's features was, it was hard to see and I said was it kinda like play doh clay ish and she said yeah!. I was like weird we saw almost the same thing at different days. She was pretty creep out but it kinda intrigued me more.
Well sorry bout the long wall of text. I tried to write it as accurate as what I remembered at the time. What do you guys think? Any similar experiences by anyone? Thanks