(Closed) Haunted House??? Or Just Haunted Stuff? You Decide!

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Haunted or Not? What would you do?
    Yup, totally haunted, get an old priest and a young priest : (76 votes)
    62 %
    Uhhh, maybe just a paranormal belch, this too will pass. : (30 votes)
    24 %
    Not even remotely haunted, get a grip, totally explainable : (16 votes)
    13 %
    Pshhhh! That's not even scary! Listen to this! : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Whoa crazy.  I totally lived in a house than older man ghost was in.  We would always see his reflection in mirrors/glass.  He was a bit crabby when we first moved in but I think he grew to like us or something becuase he stopped bothering us.  Mostly it was lights turning on and off and some things would get moved.  I think it’s because we kept his recliner in his spot in the living room.

    If its recently happening I would say it’s something attached to something you bought.  I wouldn’t know why things would suddenly change after a couple years otherwise.

    Post # 4
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    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I love hearing haunted house stories.  Do I think your house is haunted – maybe.   I think there needs to be more evidence!  Keep us updated if anything else changes!

    Post # 5
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    1330 posts
    Bumble bee

    The severity of the pictures and things is a bit scary-something is trying to get your attention. Maybe a medium can come in and find out what it wants for you? I cannot imagine the amount of energy it would take for pictures to come off a wall at the same time, which concerns me this could be a darker force.

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have never believed in ghosts or haunted houses by something is seriously going on in your house. Can you call into one of those paranormal shows and have the crew come out to your house? I think it would be so much fun to see what they could find.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i never believe in ghosts but some stories (like yours) are soo compelling, I don’t even know what could have caused all of that!

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ehhh, I’m a bit of a disbeliever.  First – the light covers – yes, it is unlikley that a glass plate would survive a fall from the ceiling, but not impossible – light covers are made to be durable, and depending on the angle of the fall, sure, they could have fallen without breaking.  (Count your blessings you did not step on broken glass!)

    Second – the door slam….the OP has several dogs – one of them could have made a noise in the basement that sounded like a slamming door (or, sounded like a slamming door to someone who was sleeping and already a bit freaked out…our minds are amazing at distoring reality sometimes!)  That same dog could have moved the bathroom door when the op went downstairs…especially if the dog knew he was doing something wrong (making the noise) and went to hide in the bathroom (thus nudging the door) the the alpha of his pack came to inspect.  Dogs all accounted for?  Then maybe a stray animal that got trapped in the basement.

    Third – the paintings….if you hung all of your paintings at the same time (i.e. when you moved in), then it would be logical that, if the hanging method would eventually fail (as they do) they would all fail at the same time.  The trigger??  Who knows…it could have been an earthquake…to faint for the OP to feel, but enough to create minor tremors to shake teh painitings off the wall.

    Post # 9
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Hmmm, has anything changed recently?  Have you been doing any construction/remodeling/house projects/etc…?  Have you always had those antique items, or did you just get them?  My understanding is that, if you suddenly experience a start or influx of activity, there’s usually an event that triggers it.  I think you’d need longer-term evidence, though, before you contact somone; the three incidences you’re describing could be coincidence, but if there’s a pattern over a longer period of time, you might look into a professional.

    We’re pretty certain our house is haunted.  It started when we started remodeling the master bathroom and nursery to get ready for our daughter, and it’s been pretty steady activity for the past 2.5 years since then.  It’s pretty much always the same types of activity (voices, lights, footsteps, and a few incidences of physical movement).  It’s never been dangerous (even though it can be a little scary!), so we’ve never pursued any type of professional help.  We have done some research on the house, though, and found out some of the history, which helped put our minds at ease that our ghost is probably not dangerous. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mrs. Spring:  Are the poster with the haunting stories with the nursery and the baby monitors?  If so, you should totally have your own thread.  

    Post # 11
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Vidya:  Yes!  I haven’t posted about it in a while, though; I’m surprised you remember!  Dude, I could go on for days about about our house.  It got even more interesting after we remodeled the guest bedroom for DD’s “big girl” room last December, and after we started researching our property history this year.  😉

    Post # 12
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    5075 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Oh yeah.  I have a girlfriend who lived in a haunted house.  I thought she was just making it up until I experienced some things myself.

    Get rid of the Ouija board.  Nothing good comes from those things.  I speak from personal experience.  

    Post # 13
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    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mrs. Spring:  I’ve been reading a lot of the old ghost threads and I’ve seen several of your posts.  I read them all to Fiance – they were so creepy! I get so excited at this sort of stuff, but am a complete wimp for the most part.  How did you go about researching your house’s history?  I’d love to do that, but wouldn’t even know how to start.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    In high school I lived in a house that had no activity at all.  For 4 years my family lived in this house.  One night my senior year of high school I woke up in the middle of the night (my room was in the finished basement of the house) and one wall of my bedroom was glowing, then I see a tall shadowy figure step out of the wall and go through the door of my bedroom and up the stairs.  I honestly thought I was dreaming or seeing things and went back to sleep. 

    The next day and for about a year after that I would see strange shadows around the house.  I had a couple of incidents where my bedroom door would shut in the middle of the night (I always kept my door open because air or heat would cause my room to get too cold or hot and I had shag carpet that kept the door from shutting easily and no way it could have shut on its own).  I had a cat that would stare at one corner a lot and then start hissing before completely running out the door.  My radio would turn channels or the volume would change on its own.  This would only happen in my room.  Whatever spirit this was never harmed me and actually seemed kind of friendly (other than scaring my cat).  Like I said this house had no activity for 4 years than all of sudden one day did for about a year, then all of a sudden one day the activity was gone. 

    I believe when activity starts up out of the blue like that its one of two things: 1. an object is brought into the house that a spirit is attached to.  2. the spirit has a message of some kind and is sent to deliver it.

    Since we were not the original owners of the house, previous owner was a widowed woman I have a theory that maybe it was her after she passed returning to her house or possibly a loved one of hers who passed and didn’t know she moved.  It’s hard to say.

    Post # 16
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    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    @Vidya:  At the suggestion of our best friend (who is an ex-cop) I called the county sheriff’s office and asked about our house’s criminal history.  That was a bust because a) they only have digital files going back to 1992 (everything else is paper) and b) they’re pretty understaffed and resistant to doing any work like this.  I also contacted the historical society, but since it’s a volunteer organization in my town, I had zero luck with them.  I probably could have pursued both of these options, but it seemed like a lot of work and I wasn’t willing to do it.

    We had a lot more luck with the county clerk’s office.  We had some of the previous owner/remodeling history when we bought the house, but the county clerk’s office was able to provide full owner/buyer history and a history of all the remodels (both permited and not) that had taken place throuhgout the years.  That filled in a lot of the gaps.  Also, since we live in a small town, we know someone who knows someone who knows the previous owners, so I was able to get their email address.  They filled in more of the history of when they owned the house and improvements they did, what they experienced, etc…

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