As a child I had a couple of what I would call 'ghostly' experiences. Like you I lived in a big old house for about a year. It was an old Victorian Children's Home, 3 stories with about 20 bedrooms. I always felt like there was a presence there. I was raised Catholic but never truly believed, although it affected me as a child. As I have got older, I am real sceptic now when it comes to the supernatural. I am also a staunch atheist. I was very susceptible to anything ghostly when I was younger. I loved horror films from as far as I can remember. I wanted to believe they were real. Looking back I think can attribute my experiences to my imagination and presupposition that they existed, so I think I was almost 'conjuring' an experience.Has anyone lived in a haunted house before? For one year I lived in a 16 bedroom, 3 story mansion that was haunted.
That's not to say someone else's experience isn't real.
I have a huge interest in psychology and an understanding of why I thought those experiences actually happened to me back then. I still love ghostly and religious horror films, they are probably my favourite. I just don't get spooked when I turn the lights off at night now/