Post # 1
So the old thread got me wondering how many people could put up with a haunted house. As for me, the second I saw a ghost my bags would be packed and I’d be at a hotel down the street, never to return (well, I’d give myself 30 seconds to scream bloody murder and start crying). Could you live with a ghost??
ETA: To me, it doesn’t matter if the ghost was the nicest thing in the world or horrible. Still wouldn’t do it!
Post # 3
I’ve lived in a few houses where I’ve felt the “pressing ghost” but I’ve read that it could be that my mind was half awake.
However, one of those “ghosts”, its like I could see her. It was a blonde girl. A couple nights later when Fiance was out in the shed, he heard a girls voice say “Hi”. We moved, but not because of her 🙂 My Future Mother-In-Law still lives there.
Another house, when I was younger, my cousin was over and I had woken up in the middle of the night, couldn’t talk, couldn’t move but I was trying to get her attention. In the morning she told me that I was staring at something in the corner of our room!
Once in my highschool dorm, a few of us were in the bathroom at midnight, two of us left and the last girl came running out, saying she seen an old lady in the mirror walking behind her.
Post # 4
It would totally depend on how I felt in the house. If I felt uncomfortable and fearful, of course I would move. If it were a friendly ghost, I’d stay. I’ve had experiences in the past that were spooky, but not unfriendly. My house does not have any ghosts. Our old house that we rented though, now that I think back on just my overall feeling while living there, I’m pretty sure there was a presence in that house. I hated being left alone there. Day, night, it didn’t matter. I am completely comfortable in my house that we own now though.
Post # 5
It would depend on how I felt there. My parents’ house for sure has a presence of someone there. Everyone who has stayed there for extended periods of time all agree that ther is something there. But it doesn’t feel threatening or scary. It’s just there so my parents just live with him, (we think it’s a him).
On the other hand, if I felt uncomfotable I would try to have someone come in and cleanse the house. If that didn’t work I would really have to think about moving.
Post # 6
It would totally depend on the situation. If it was just more of a presence that wasn’t threatening or scaring me, I wouldn’t move. But if I was feeling uncomfortable I would most certainly move. I’ve had experiences in both my parents house & my current home, but not anything threatening. For example, I have seen figures out of the corner of my eye moving, heard footsteps, even voices. Everyone in my family has had an experience in my & FI’s house. But never anything bad. And my great uncle built this house and lived here his whole life before Fiance & I moved in. He did mention some weird things that happened, but again, never anything threatening. I feel 100% comfortable here. So if there really is something here, it’s not malevolent.
Post # 7
Depending on if it was a spirit or a demon, but I’d probably most likely run out the door immediately. I find that sort of stuff intriguing, but I want no part of it!
Post # 8
We’ve been debating, lately, what our next steps will be. We might try a blessing or smudging ceremony soon, but I guess eventually we will leave our house.
Post # 9
@Mrs. Spring: You seem like such a “normal” poster that to read your stories reduces my skepticism a little more each time. It must be quite the experience to live at your house! I mean, logical people don’t move because of a few bangs and noises.
Post # 10
@hisgoosiegirl: I swear I feel crazy sometimes. My husband and I were both skeptics when we moved in… and if we were living here alone, it probably still wouldn’t bother us. But we feel like it’s starting to affect our daughter, and that IS scary, so we’ve been talking lately about what our next steps will be. I know some people (family and friends) think we’re overreacting, though. I consider myself a pretty rational person, but this whole experience has turned a lot of things upside down. I definitely question myself sometimes.
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh no. I’m gone!
Post # 12
@Mrs. Spring: I’m not sure if I’ve read your stories, but I’ll have to play catch up later tonight at work.
Post # 13
I don’t give a crap if it’s a demon, sprite, fairy, fraggle, or Liberace’s Ghost.
Peace the f–k out, I’m gone.
Post # 14
I don’t even know what I’d do. Ghost stuff freaks me out, but I’m so intrigued! My family owns a cabin in waaay northern Wisconsin, and we all swore it was haunted by my grandad who built it. He died in ’78. My mom’s friend saw him and apparently so did my brother when he was a wee little kid. But once my grandma died, in ’09, I’m pretty sure it all chilled out. Maybe he was waiting in their favorite place for her? I love the heck out of that place, but sometimes I’d give me the heebie jeebies but I’d just put up with it. I think I’d do the same if it was my actual full-time residence.
Post # 15
My first apartment had 2 ghosts, it was kinda neat.. The first was an old lady on her rocker at the bottom of my steps, she was friendly! The second was a man with a shotgun.. No man EVER successfully stayed the whole night in that apartment… They would get scared (all around 2am) and leave, even FH didn’t make it through the night.. They said something cold and round on the small of their necks would wake them up.. I always assumed it was the muzzle of the shotgun o_O
Post # 16
@Mrs. Spring: you sound like the wife in every episode of A Haunting that I ever watched! They try to play it off, oh that’s not what I thought it was, just a natural occurrence or trick of the light. And then they start to doubt their own sanity, before they finally conclude that the house is no bueno. Of course, the husbands never believe so I’m glad yours is on your team!
I’m sure it’s hard for those around you to believe it (make them come spend a week!) but regardless of whether or not there are actual ghosts/spirits in your house, there is obviously something going on that makes it uncomfortable to live there. And who wants to live with that for years and years?