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Hi Mike thank you for accepting my story. I have some photographs to accompany this story and will scan them at a later date. I am 18 years old and live in Sydney Australia. I moved here a year ago from the UK.
The first "weird" encounter I had was 6 months ago. I read a Water Rats book which is based on an Australian Television Series. I read the book from cover to cover. 2 months laster, and seeing as thought the book was very enjoyable, I decided to read it again to occupy myself during my hour long train journey to work. I opened the book, and the first page was missing! There were no signs that the page had been ripped out, there was nothing! I flicked through the book and noticed the very last page, was also missing! Upon returning home i questioned my family (mum dad and brother) about the book and all denied touching the book ever. I passed off this incident although it still played on my mind alot. The next incident was about 3 weeks later. I was home alone and in my room listening to music as i regularly do. I was aware vaguely of a screen door opening and closing (note this was at around 9:30pm) but as we live in a block of town houses its not rare to hear the goings on in other houses surrounding ours. After an hour of constantly hearing the door I went to have a look around and see if maybe somebody had left the door open so i could close it. When i got downstairs the front door and screen door were wide open, and so was our fridge. At this point i started to worry in case a burglar had gotten into the house, but on checking for missing items I found nothing. I closed the doors and turned all the lights on for some kind of peace of mind. I decided after a couple of uneventful hours to get into bed as it was now past midnight. I had been drifting in and out of sleep for about 45 minutes when the phone rang. I picked up the phone in my room expecting to speak to my parents teling me they would be home soon/ would be later. It was my mums friend Betty on the phone wanting to talk to her, before i could tell her that they were out, my mum picked up the main phone downstairs and said "I've Got it" so i hung up and laid back down. Ten seconds later the phone rang again. I picked it up after many rings thinking it strange my mother wasn't near the phone to pick it up. It was Betty again, saying she had gotten cut off before anyone had talked to her. I said okay and called my mum again to tell her to pick the phone up. I got no answer. So i walked downstairs to look and when i had searched every room in the house i gave up and told Betty she wasn't home. I thought this strange that my parents would come in and go straight back out at 1am. i sat up and watched some tv and at 2:30am my parents came in. I questioned my mother as to what had happened on the phone to Betty, and she denied touching the phone that night, talking to Betty or ever returning to the house! I believed her instantly and she would never play such a cruel prank. In various photographs i have taken with my boyfriend and of the family, there is what appears to be globules and mist above or behind us. I do not know the history of the house or the land it is built over, or wether any neighbours have experienced any strange occurences. The house is not older than 10 years but i could not be sure of an exact amount of years. We are however surrounded by industrial units which maybe means our house is built over some old warehouse or building site. I have been in touch with the city library and a kind lady there is looking into the history of the suburb I live in and the industrial history.
I have had only one incident since then that seems strange which is that anytime i am in the house, my mobile phone turns itself off, this never happens outside but this occurence is best diregarded as it is most likely something to do with signal or battery problems.