July 2013-September 2014:
I'm crouching down to pick something up in the middle of the day when what I swear is a figure appears in my peripheral vision. It was enough to startle me and make me quickly look to my left (which was in the direction towards this staircase) but of course, nothing was there.
I'm downstairs in the laundry room (which is at the bottom of this staircase to the right) packing my gym bag around 4 a.m. All of a sudden, a ball of light flashed to my right, bright enough to startle me again. Afterward, I felt that cold chill that people always describe when they experience something like this.
Andrea is downstairs in the laundry room and experiences the same, strange ball of light and chill feeling in the morning right before Cash wakes up around 6 a.m. She gets slightly freaked out because I had spoke of my prior experience. She goes upstairs to get Cash out of his room (which is behind and to the left of this staircase). They follow their daily routine of walking past these stairs and into the living room together. The staircase light is always on, their was absolutely nothing different about this morning for Cash. Except that this morning, was the first morning, that he stopped at the top of the staircase, looked downstairs, and asked, "Mommy, who's that downstairs?"