Before I tell you about this experiance I want to make something clear. I am not a huge believer in the supernatural. Not to say things like that cant exist, I just believe 99.9 percent of it can be explaine by nature or psychology. A few years ago some friends of mine asked me to babysit their kids for a night. The kids were 13 and 10 years old. The parents gave me this story about how wierd things happen in the house, lights turning on and off by themselves, the toilet flushing all by itself. Earl (the husband) said the house was old and that explained alot of the odd occurances but his wife Tanya was adamint that the house was haunted. After they left and I sent the kids to bed I was watching tv when the toilet started flushing rapidly over and over. I jiggled the handle but it didnt help so I shut the water off to the toilet and that solved the problem. I go back to watching tv and sure enough the power in the house cut out three or four times in rapid succesion, but then was fine. It was late around 1 in the morning. I am not a huge believer in the supernatural so I dint think too much about it. (Also I work nights so I usually am up till 6 or 7 in the morning, I did not fall asleep.) But then something big happened. The room wich had the washer and dryer in it was an addition to the house. nothing more than a large clost really. No windows or outside access other than the dryer vent. While I was watching tv I heard people talking in that room. Thinking the kids were fooling around I snuck up to the door thinking I would scare the shit out of them. I turned on the light and yelled really loud but there was no one in there. All of a sudden out of the corner of the room a voice said "Hey you come hear". I heard it plain as day. There was no one there and there was no place to hide. I even looked to see if the kids were hiding in the washer and drier but they were not. Thinking they went outside or that it was wind blowing in the vent (wind can make some wierd noises sometimes when blowing thru small openings) I went outside and circled the house but there was no one around and no wind. All of a sudden I can hear the kids screaming at the top of there lungs from their bedroom on the second floor. I rush upstairs as they are rushing down stairs. They were almost incoherant, said someone was in there bedroom. I grabbed a bat and went into the room but there was no one there but I could hear people whispering really loud. It was like a thousand people whispering at once. I couldnt make out individual voices. No one was in there and the kids radio was not on. I even unplugged it to make sure. The kids were a mess, crying and refusing to go back upstairs. So I called their parents and had to have them come home to take care of thier kids. I told them the story of what happened and they were understanding. Tanya said similar things had happened to her in the house but nothing quite as dramatic. Now, Ive got to say, Ive been in some pretty messed up situations before so I am not easily given over to fear but when I went into that bedroom the hair stood up on the back of my neck I could feel someone in there. I am not saying someone was in there just that it felt like it. The human mind does strange things when it is under pressure, so i am not ruling that out but it was definitly a strange experiance. Anybody have anything similar or theories as to what could have happened. To this day it makes me shiver when I recount the tale because it was a scary experiance but like I said at the beginning I am unwilling to say it was supernatural.