Hi guys, I experienced many paranormal activities in my life so far but never really questioned it and never digged into the paranormal so my knowledge is VERY limited and I have no clue about what to think about the stuff that's happening right now. But before I start, sorry if this is going to be a long text and sorry if my English is a bit messed up (since it's not my native language). Since a few days, I have strange events occurring in my apartment. I have the constant feeling of being watched, especially at night. It's a very weird atmosphere in here, sometimes there are cold spots in the apartment that I can't explain and sometimes the feeling of being touched by something that's not here. I have lots of nightmares and yesterday night one nightmare really got me. It was really short and in my dream I looked out of the window and saw a black human-shaped figure with a hat and two small white glowing eyes (or holes? since it was daytime outside) staring at me for only a few seconds, I stared back and then it jumped towards me and I woke up choking and in panic. I felt extremely depressed and full of anger all day after this nightmare with the "hat man". Later that day, I experienced a horrible smell in my apartment. It smelled like something died and I couldn't find the source. At this point, I probably have to mention that I will move apartments in a few days and that the smell came from my kitchen which is completely empty already for like 1-2 weeks and there is no trash can, no stove, no sink, no nothing anymore. The sewer in the wall is sealed, I checked it. After 1 hour, the smell suddenly disappeared as fast as it came. I have two cats who live here with me and also, since a few days, they are behaving very weird and unusual. They're "seeing" something or at least watching something very often that I can't see and both cats seem scared of it. One cat sometimes starts to growl at "it" and the other cat is just scared, runs around a lot, constantly is meowing and very, very needy for my company. It's like she tries to be "protected" by me. I had both cats at the vet because first I thought it's maybe them being sick or having pain and this causing the growling, meowing and the weird behavior but both cats are in perfect health. Today was better than yesterday, even though I still feel very depressed and kind of "empty". But this morning I saw the "hat man" again, but not while I was asleep but when I was already awake for a bit. He was standing in my bedroom and I thought that my mind is playing tricks on me until I realized that my cats see that too. But again, after a few seconds, he just disappeared. I never experienced any paranormal stuff in this apartment (lived here almost 3 years) but I experienced a lot during my childhood ever since I can think. It got less the older I got and it especially got a lot less after my mom and I moved out at my dads house and the farther I got away from that, the less it got. But it always came back at least a bit as soon as I kind of digged into my past (my past related to my father-side family and this house and this town), like looking at a picture of my grandma or even just googeling pictures of that area. Sometimes I just feel the odd urge to do so. But every time I did so, I never experienced anything so extreme like I do now. Only when I was a kid living in my dads house, I experienced worse but never thought it's paranormal because my parents told me I'm insane. I googled my issues and by coincidence came across information on the paranormal and it all seems like puzzle pieces that fit together, that's why I'm here. I just can't come up why this happens and why it happens now. What is this? Is it some positive or negative spirit? A neutral one? Multiple ones? Why does it come now? How can I find out all that stuff? And how do I get rid of it in case it's a negative spirit? Or will I get rid of it when I will move soon? Or does stuff like that follow people? I am very confused and clueless right now, especially about what to do now. I am thankful for any advice, comments or thought on my issue. Thanks in advance!