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Signs Your House Is Haunted And What To Do About It. Plus A Great Ghost Story.

Do You Know If Your House Is Haunted?

Is your house haunted? Do you have paranormal activity going on or is just squirrels in the attic.

Is your house haunted? Do you have paranormal activity going on or is just squirrels in the attic.

Another Real Haunted House In This Photo

Another Real Haunted House In This Photo

The Old Beam House. The Scene Of A Horrific Double Murder And One Of The Most Haunted Houses In North Carolina. A Woman's Head Rolls Down The Steps.

The Old Beam House. The Scene Of A Horrific Double Murder And One Of The Most Haunted Houses In North Carolina. A Woman's Head Rolls Down The Steps.

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Signs Your House Is Haunted And What To Do About It

How do you know if your house is haunted and what do you do about it. All my life I have had experiences with ghosts and the paranormal. I truly believe that there are people who can see ghosts and other things and people who can't. Maybe its because some of us are more open minded than others but I don't think so. I have been in the room of a house where some people saw something paranormal happen or go on in the room while some people in the room saw nothing. So it has to be that some people can see paranormal activity while other people can not.

Some People See Ghosts While Other People Do Not

I come from a family that can see paranormal activity and ghosts. My Mother recently passed away back on January 6th of 2010 and all her life she saw ghosts and paranormal activity. We both saw things in the room with other people while some of the people in the room saw or heard nothing. My late mother had one of the most unique paranormal experiences ever and if you like you can watch and listen to my mothers story. Click Here To Watch And Listen To My Mother's Paranormal Experiences.

Is Your House Haunted?

This Hub Page is all about how to tell if your house is haunted. If you suspect that your house is haunted you should keep a journal of what paranormal experiences you are experiencing in your house. If something happens write it down. And be sure you do your own investigation to see if there is a logical explanation for what you are seeing or hearing. Quite often water pipes can and do make knocking sounds and even moans and screeches that you would swear are paranormal but they are not. Squirrels or other animals getting into peoples attics have scared some people so bad they have abandoned their home. I once knew of a pair of chipmunks in the walls of a house that had the people living in the home convinced that their house was haunted. So if you hear or are hearing strange noises look for the source. If your seeing something strange look for the source. I once knew of a woman that was being scared to death by a cars lights on a street behind her house shining in a new mirror she had recently had her grandson hang up. So always be sure to rule out anything causing the sound or anything causing you to see something your sure is paranormal.

Are You Hearing Paranormal Activity Going On

But if your hearing footsteps upstairs when no one living is upstairs or the footsteps are going up and down your stairs then there is the possibility that there is something paranormal going on in your house. But know that field rats can run through an attic space and the resulting sound will sound just like children running. A raccoon loose in your attic can make it sound like a whole army of ghosts are loose in your attic.

Do You Have Items Vanish And Then Reappear?

Some things to watch out for in a real haunting is for commonly used items to disappear and reappear. If something is gone search around and make sure that the item or items are really vanishing and that you aren't just misplacing things.

Do You Smell Strange Smells In Your House?

If you smell a smell of perfume or flowers where the smell should not be then its quite possible that you have something paranormal going on.

Have You Checked Your House For High EMF Readings?

If you're in a house that you suspect of being haunted and you feel the hair stand up on your arms and on the back of your neck then yes you may have something paranormal going on in your house. But you also want to make sure you don't have high emf from electrical equipment going on. If you have something like this going on in your house you may want to get an emf meter and check your house or you may want to get someone like an electrician to come in and check out your house with a emf meter.

Do You Know There Are Two Forms Of Hauntings?

Its important here that you know that there are two distinct forms of haunting's. Those are an intelligent haunting where the ghost may interact with you or a residual haunting where the same scene out of time is played over and over and the ghosts or ghosts involved in the haunting probably have no ideal you are even there.

If you live in a new house then there is probably not a haunting going on in your house. I'm not saying it can't happen I'm just saying that its not as likely to happen in a new house as it is to happen in a house where people have lived and died. You will find that houses or buildings where people have lived for a long time and people have actually died there that you will have a much higher chance of paranormal activity going on.

It's Important To Know The History Of The Area Around You

Paranormal activity can go on in new houses that were constructed where something bad has happened or where another house may have existed in the past. In certain parts of the United States new housing developments have been built on top of old grave yards and that resulted in paranormal activity.

My late mothers house was built on top of an old American Indian graveyard and it resulted in their being a high level of paranormal activity going on in and around my mom's house. My mom passed away back on January 6th 2010 and her house is still a hot bed of paranormal activity.

Almost everyone who would spend the night at my late mothers house would see an old man walking in front of the dresser in my mom's bedroom. The entity looked like an old man wearing brown britches and yes he knew you were there.

Have You Ever Read About The Winchester Mystery House

Mrs Winchester kept building her house for 38 years to keep the ghosts entertained. Click the below link to read all about it.

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Here is a great photo of part of the cemetery on Boundary Street in Newberry S.C.

Here is a great photo of part of the cemetery on Boundary Street in Newberry S.C.

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21 Signs Your House Is Haunted

1. If your downstairs and you hear heavy footsteps walking around upstairs or walking up and down the steps then you should investigate further. Is there anything that could be causing the sounds you are hearing.

2. If you just remodeled an old house and strange things start happening then you may indeed have a ghost. Try taking photos in the direction of where your hearing the noise with a digital camera. If you have a digital recorder try asking questions of the ghost you suspect may be living in your house. Listen to the recording after you make it because you may not hear anything when you ask the questions. So be sure to listen to the recording.

3. If you hear unexplained knockings, raps, scratches or etc try to search for a logical explanation for the sounds. If there is no logical explanation then you may have a ghosts. Always check attics and crawl spaces for animal droppings. If you suspect animals sprinkle flour over the floor area and check it out later for animal footprints.

Who Killed Three People In This House On Halloween Night 1961

On Halloween Night 1961 This House Was The Scene Of A Horrific Triple Murder. Two Peoples Heads Were Cut Off And Rolled Down The Steps. A 94 year old woman's body was never found.

On Halloween Night 1961 This House Was The Scene Of A Horrific Triple Murder. Two Peoples Heads Were Cut Off And Rolled Down The Steps. A 94 year old woman's body was never found.

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1961 Triple Murder Creates Horrific Haunted House

On the morning of November 1, 1961 a housekeeper named Nellie Snyder went to work only to discover one of the most horrific murder scenes ever seen in the United States. When Nellie Snyder went to work that morning she found the front door to the house where she worked standing open. Just inside the front door at the foot of the steps she found the heads of Harvey and Eunice Barris the couple she worked for. She ran down the street screaming and ran into the front door of a local service station.

When the people running the store finally got Nellie calmed down enough to talk she told the store owner that the heads of the Barris couple she worked for were cut off and laying just inside the front door of the house where she usually worked as a housekeeper. The county police were called and when they arrived the housekeeper Nellie Snyder refused to return to the house.State police also became involved in the triple murder investigation.

When the police searched the house they did indeed find the heads of Harvey and Eunice Barris at the foot of the steps and the couples bodies were upstairs in their bedroom. Eunice had been stabbed 94 times and her insides had been cut out and thrown around the room. Her head had been cut off and thrown down the steps where it was found laying at the foot of the steps.

Harvey's body had been beaten with the claws of a hammer and he had been stabbed 63 times. His head had been cut off and thrown down the steps. His heart and lungs were missing and were never found. His blood and parts of his body were found scattered throughout the house.

The mother of Eunice , Sherry Crammer age 94 was never found though there was a huge amount of blood in her bedroom and blood was found all over her ceiling. Her eyeballs were removed from her eye sockets and they were in a glass of water beside her bed. Police searched the house and the area all around the house but the body of the 94 year old woman was never found. No blood was ever found outside the house. It was clear the 94 year old woman had been beaten and stabbed to death in her bed but why was her body never found. Why her eyes were removed and put in the water glass has never been discovered.

No weapons were ever found in or around the house where the murders took place. And sadly no one was ever arrested for the horrific murders. State police and county police worked for years trying to find out who had committed the horrific triple murder. But no one was ever arrested. After the housekeeper and her son were cleared their was never another serious suspect. No one saw or reported seeing anything or hearing anything at the Barris home on Halloween night 1961. Police did discover that Barris kept huge sums of money at the home and he may have had over $100,000 at the home on the night the murders occurred. Police found over $4000 of blood soaked $20 bills in the office of Harvey Barris on November 1 , 1961.

Police found blood and human intestines from the couple in the office of Harvey Barris downstairs in the couples home. Why did someone commit such a horrific murder was never discovered. No one was ever arrested for the triple murder and the body of 94 year old Sherry Crammer was never found. It was later revealed that at least $100,000 or more was taken by who ever committed the triple murder. A few bloody $20 bills were left in the office. It was later revealed by the police that who ever committed the triple murder played in the blood of their victims and they smeared it in various locations around the house.

To this day the case is still open and has never been solved. It is interesting to note that no one was ever arrested for the murders. No murder weapon was ever found. The person or persons who committed the murders on Halloween night 1961 played in their victims blood and parts of the Barris Couples bodies were taken. The body of 94 year old Sherry Barris was taken and was never found. Why was the old woman's body removed from the crime scene and why was she never found. Who would have committed this horrific triple murder. And why was this crime never solved.

The son of Nellie Snyder who was 23 at the time was questioned several times about the murders but he was not arrested. It was reported at the time that Harvey Barris had told Nellie Snyder several times to keep her son away from the Barris home. It was reported that the Snyder boy was retarded and simple minded. Nellie Snyder had worked for the Barris family for 14 years and he set a fire on the Barris property a few years before and burned down a garden shed and Nellie Snyder had been told to keep her boy away from the Barris property. It is not known who else the police may have questioned about the murders. It was reported at the time of the murders that the Snyder boy could not drive and his hands and arms were examined but he had no cuts or scratches on his body the day after the murders. After Mrs Barris' fingernails were examined blood and tissue were found under her fingernails. It was clear she had put up a fight. She had deep cuts on her arms where she had tried to hold up her arms to protect herself from who ever was attacking her that Halloween night. Eventually the police decided the Snyder boy was not a suspect in the triple murder. Nellie Snyder was also examined and found not to have any marks, cuts, or scratches on her either.

Almost At Once People Began Saying The Barris House Was Haunted

It was being reported in early 1962 that strange things were going on in the Barris house. The horrific murders that took place in the Barris house would have been enough to have made many people nervous. But by the end of 1962 many people were reporting strange things going on at the Barris house.

Police Were Called To The Barris House Many Times In Early 1962

But in the first few months of 1962 police were called to the Barris house many times because people said they heard horrific screams coming from the house. Some police arriving on the scene called for back up because they heard screams when they drove up in the yard of the house. However when the house was checked no one was ever in the house.

People Living Near By Reported Screams And Lights Going On.

People living near the house reported the same screams and they reported the lights being turned on in a house where there was no power on. The local police even reported seeing lights on in the house even when the power meter had been removed from the property. Exactly how lights could be on when there was no power on has never been explained.

People Who Bought House Were Ran Off By Paranormal Activity

Many people over the years who bought the old Barris house reported they could not stay in the Barris house because of various forms of paranormal activity. And this included the heads of the Barris couple laying at the foot of the steps. I know for a fact that I would have left the property myself if I had seen heads rolling down steps as some people had reported.

Barris House Is Most Likely Haunted

Anywhere that you have multiple murders you most likely have ghosts and paranormal activity. Many people are convinced that the Barris House is haunted. What do you think? I myself believe that the Barris house is haunted. I've been in the Barris House and saw what I am convinced was real paranormal activity. I plan to check out the old Barris house out further and I'll be sure to let you know what I find out. I will be back and post more each time I visit the old Barris house.

The Location Of This House

I am sorry but the current owners of this house have asked that it's exact location remain a secret. They do not plan on remodeling the property but they also do not want people trespassing on their property. Never go ghost hunting on anyone's property with out permission. . It is illegal to trespass on other peoples property.

Have You Ever Read About The Winchester Mystery House

Mrs Winchester kept building her house for 38 years to keep the ghosts entertained. Click the below link to read all about it.

Click To Read About The Winchester Mystery House

The bedroom of 94 year old Sherry Crammer. She was beaten and stabbed to death in this bedroom but her body was never found. What happened to the body of the 94 year old woman.

The bedroom of 94 year old Sherry Crammer. She was beaten and stabbed to death in this bedroom but her body was never found. What happened to the body of the 94 year old woman.

The office of Harvey Barris where over $4000 in bloody $20 bills was found. As much as $100,000 may have been in the desk of Harvey Barris  in this room.

The office of Harvey Barris where over $4000 in bloody $20 bills was found. As much as $100,000 may have been in the desk of Harvey Barris in this room.

What Happened To Us In Newberry South Carolina

I and a friend lived in Newberry South Carolina in 2001 and we soon discovered that we were living in one of the most haunted places we had ever been. Just down the street from where we lived is one of the many old cemeteries located in Newberry South Carolina. If you're into ghosts and paranormal activity then you just have to check out this bizarre paranormal story.

If you would like to read about haunted Newberry South Carolina and our experience there then just CLICK HERE NOW.

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One Of The Old Above Ground Tombs In Newberry South Carolina

Part of the cemetery in Newberry South Carolina that has one of the highest levels of paranormal activity that I have ever seen.

Part of the cemetery in Newberry South Carolina that has one of the highest levels of paranormal activity that I have ever seen.

So You Think That Your House Is Haunted

If you suspect that your house is haunted check out the below list to see if any of these things are going on in your house.

1. Items appearing or disappearing. Especially if you have items that you know are there vanishing and then coming back later either there or in another location. If you want to you can install a nanny cam in a room and see what you catch on video tape.

2. Do you have doors , cabinets , drawers etc that are opening or closing on their own. Here you should check out if an air conditioner or a heater could be closing a door when it goes on or off. If a bedroom door closes every time the air conditioner comes on then it is probably not paranormal. Always look for the logical reason for why something is happening before you jump to the conclusion that it had to be a ghost or other paranormal activity.

3. If you have lights going off or on then you may have something paranormal going on but again look around for natural causes. If it's a touch lamp there are all kinds of things that can make that light go off and on. If you have a touch lamp going off and on at will I suggest first you ask questions if you dare asking if the suspected spirit can turn on or turn off the lamp when you ask. If not replace the lamp with a regular lamp and see what happens. I have actually been in a room where the spirit or entity would turn the light off or on when asked to.

4. Unexplained noises. But again ask yourself and be true with yourself is it footsteps or is it an animal or animals making the noise. Is their a logical explanation for the noise you are hearing. Is there something that could be causing the noise you are hearing.

5. Strange animal behavior is a sure sign you may have paranormal activity going on. I once lived in a house where my cats would not go in a basement room. A murder had took place many years before in that basement room and the cats would not go into the room. The older mother cat would look down into the room and her hair would stand up like she was seeing something sinister. If you tried to carry her down the steps she would scratch and fight you.

6. Do you encounter unexplained smells. If you smell perfume or flowers look for the source. Candles can quite often be the source for unexplained smells. If you smell roses in a room make double sure that there is nothing in the area that could be causing that smell.

7. Are you seeing shadow people. Do you catch a glimpse of a shadow appearing or disappearing. Do you see a shadow person dart across the end of a hall or do you catch the glimpse of a shadow person in an attic or a basement. I did a Hub Page on Shadow People and you can check it all out by CLICKING HERE NOW.

If you suspect you have a haunting keep a journal and every time something happens write it down. If you have a digital camera take photos if you see something. If you suspect you have a haunting and need help email me through Hub Pages with your contact information and I will contact you and try to help. I am very interested in ghosts and any and all forms of paranormal activity.

Thanks for taking the time to read my Hub Page on how to tell if your house is haunted. If you have comments or questions please post them below now.

Email Me With Paranormal Or Ghost Questions If You Want To

You can email me at thomasbyers at with "Paranormal " in the subject line and I will try to help you with any paranormal or ghost question.

(C) September 2010 by Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost

(C) September 2010 by Thomas Byers aka Crazyhorsesghost

© 2010 Thomas Byers

Please feel free to post your ghost or paranormal comments or questions now and thanks for reading my Hub Page.

Violet on March 16, 2016:

It would be more convincing to listen to these comments if they actually spelled things correctly.

lori anthony on October 23, 2015:

our house is haunted,my cat runs frm the kitchen whn shes eating with her bck n hair up,my dog looks up growling and runs to me n wont get dwn...i swear somthing touched me in the hubby thinks i be calling his name n says what all the time n i say i didnt say anything...i go to the cemetary 2x a week to visit my mother n gramma i wonder if somthing followed me?

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on December 27, 2014:

Everything is not demons. There are people trapped here on earth that can not or will not move on.

C E Clark from North Texas on December 27, 2014:

I have experienced some very strange things over the years and talked to people who have experienced even more weird activities in their homes. I don't doubt these things are happening, but I rather suspect it is demons pretending to be our long lost loved ones, or helpers, or whatever they choose to call themselves. Very interesting article. I am always interested in reading and learning more about the paranormal.

VJG from Texas on October 08, 2014:

Oh yeah. I believe. I lived alone in a two story house in the historic district of San Antonio called Monte Vista. Often times I would find the back door wide open - and this is after I made sure that the doorknob lock and the dead bolt above it were both locked. It was built in 1936 for a judge, perhaps he was still there calling court

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on October 05, 2014:

Great comment and story. Thanks very much.

Zeron87 on October 05, 2014:

Interesting hub buddy. I especially like how you tell people to be skeptical of noises that could actually be animals. Several homes I've stayed in had movements in the walls or in the attic. Luckily, I'm a skeptic, so I looked around first, and discovered mice or raccoon were playing around up there. There is this one time though...

Whenever my cousins would stay at my uncle's house, they swore they heard children walking around, playing at night, and a child's laughter. Then, my uncle found a picture of a girl and a teddy bear stashed away in a dresser. My grandmother, a pastor, came and cleansed the house. After she finished, the front door, which was secured shut, flew open 0_0. That's the closest encounter I've had to the supernatural.

Kari on September 09, 2014:

I know my parent's home is haunted, and your point about it being residual or intelligent got me thinking that it is definitely intelligent. Toys have been turned on, my window shade has been drawn up, someone's tried to communicate with my dad - good god, we are supposed to house sit next week. I probably shouldn't have read this fear of their house is coming back!

TiberiumOutcaster from Cheras, Kuala Lumpur on July 05, 2014:

Hello, just like to share my stories about me and my family living in a low density apartment on our previous house and had to moved out because we just couldn't stand the "things". We lived in Malaysia ((It's located in south-east asia just near the 2 countries Singapore and Thailand)). Anyway, this story will be mainly from my mother who has encounter these "Things" more than me...which some of the experience i had is basicly same as my mother but don't worry i will share mine as well for the sake of enjoyment that i will make your bone chill as ice.

We've moved in about 2 years ago ((2012)). The house was nice and cozy but the montly rent is pretty pricey i must say. However, the house can get very spooky at night.You see the previous house was like a townhouse type, every building has 2 stories of houses upper and ground level house. The one we lived in was the upper ones. When the 1st time we moved in there were people living on the ground level stories but they moved out because one of their family member had to go back to their homeland about a few months later after we've had settle in our new house..and that is when things started to get a little bit odd and fishy.

After those people had moved out and the ground level house has been empty ((bear in mind that they only rent the ground house so that means most of the furniture are not their properties it's the landlord so half of the furniture is still there in the house)). Me and my mom kept hearing things like dropping marbles and moving furniture at late night after don't always happen but it happen quite a few numbers of time. Sometimes when my mom wanted to grab a glass of water before bed she always felt like something just moved or pass by at the stairs going to the kitchen and the dining table floor..there's also times where she just felt like trip over or fell down when she use that specific stairs for no apparent reason.

About 3 months later after that ground house has been empty a family has finally rented the house. They have 2 kids and one of them is still a baby. At that time we never felt great to have an actual people living under our feet. However, one night around 3 or 4 am we heard one of the family child the one is still a baby were crying non stop. Me and my mom could not sleep at all that i well went and play some games on my laptop because of the rude awakening and my mom hop on her samsung tablet and play some app games.

Not long after about almost a few months has pass and it's already in somewhere around 2013 that new family that had moved out and me and my mom just don't know why they had to moved out so quickly. I mean they just moved in about a few months ..probably financial problems ((like us)) or family issues or whatever. This time things get even worse than just hearing marble dropping and moving furniture and something just move/pass at the stairs going to the kitchen.

One night after they had moved out my mom was staying up all night playing her samsung tablet and was about to go to bed..she then proceed to close one of the sliding door that connect with the balcony facing the mini community playground (( our living room also connected with the balcony/sliding door and my mom loves to let it open at night because it's cold and windy)) So as she was closing the door and and was about to close the curtain from that sliding door she saw a young female with long black hair walking and looking down slowly at the mom wasn't freak out or anything she tend to pretend it's not there and just minding her own business (( this is because my grandmother always told me and my family that if you were to encounter these things are best to keep our mouth shut and pretend it's not there)). The very next day my mom told us the story about what had happen the other night..i remember my sister and my dad reaction after what she had told us.

Another encounter is by me this happen at of course at night was around after midnight when i was skyping with my friends playing some video games (( was playing world of warcraft hehe :D )) i was raging and shouting because of some failure i had with my friends in the video game in skype..until out of nowhere i heard a loud one time knock on my bedroom door...and at that time from a raging and yelling mode to just drop dead silence in fear and none of the words came out from my mouth for about a minute or two ..until one of my friend had to called me out and asked " Yo, you DC or something?..thought you we're yelling and there?" i then proceed with " Ye-Yeah ahhh one moment" so i went outside but everyone were asleep! the whole house was pitch dark! and i thought to myself who was one time knocking on my door that loud? I remember it very clearly that i couldn't sleep and just keep on playing the game with my friends until everyone had woken up in the daylight. I went to my parents and sister and asked did anyone had knock on my door for like one time?..and everyone said " No" and about after a few months later me and my family have had enough with these " Things" and decided to move out and find a better place to live..and oh i this is pretty much and additional..the family that had moved out before us the one with the baby crying part came back because they had a meeting at the administration office at that place and we kinda off stumble with them at the mom asked them what had wrong they say they have been encountering with those " things" as well and have had enough. Conclusion.. i don't don't know the past of the resident or whatever..but the old folks here in Malaysia always said that if you leave a house empty for many months/year result is those "things" or the other term is the "spirit"will make a living there as their new house.

Sorry, if there are any grammar error whatsoever since english is not my main language. I hope you have the same experience as me maybe can even tell me what are these things are all about and also what's is up with that long hair young female girl walking slowing looking depress? Also here is the link of how that house/resident/apartment looked like

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on June 27, 2014:

Great comment. Thanks very much.

Mandini98 on June 27, 2014:

Idk how old my house is exactly. Strange things happen in my room though. And it's only in my room or in the hall outside it. My closet door opens and closes by itself. Same as my bedroom door. (We do not have an air conditioner and the heat is barely on) my TV turns on and off by itself too and sometimes it will get really fuzzy.

Well one day about 4 months ago I was babysitting my friends baby and she pointed to a corner then my dog started going crazy and barking at it. And I told him to shut up and I turned around to grab the baby and she was crying, pointing, and screaming at the top of her lungs so I turned to the corner and it stopped and when I turned back around to get her she started again. Finally I took her out of the room.

Then about a month after I had a friend staying and when I went to the bathroom I heard her scream and I came upstairs and she said red lights were going all around my room and she heard someone running up and down the stairs. I heard nothing. Then we were sitting on my bed talking and she swore something grabbed her foot. And we heard rap music start playing. I assumed it was my brother playing it and she was just going crazy.

Then about a week ago I was standing at my mirror and my perfume fell off my dresser out of nowhere. I went to go pick it up and I felt something tug me back and I fell my dad came up to see what happened and I said I tripped. When he left he shut my door. It literally flew open like someone just kicked it. I ran downstairs to tell him and he ignored me. Then I went back up and I was standing in the hall. (I have a small hole in my door) and an eye was looking at me from inside my room. My door was closed. I screamed at my little brother(I thought it was him) and he came to the bottom of the stairs and i looked at him and i looked back and it was gone.

Ever since i keep smelling this rotten egg smell. Things poke me out of no where. And I feel things watching me. Please help me. I'm freaking out

summer019 on May 29, 2014:

I keep hearing strange noises and movement through different rooms of my house and have even saw shadows and doors move,no one believes me and they all think im delusional and im starting to believe it myself.I have always been interested in the paranormal ,i always thought it would be great to see and interact with a ghost but thats where i was wrong. For the past couple of months there have been multiple seemingly unexplainable events going on in my house ,about 4 months ago i was sitting in my room ,it was about half 4 in the afternoon and i was babysitting for my younger brother and sister who where both in the back of the house ,i looked up from my phone to see the one of the closed cuboard doors swing wide open,and not just creak open this door flew open with speed as if someone was sat inside my cuboard and kicked it open,no one was there ,i obviously didn't stay in the room for long i bolted into the back of the house where my siblings where and i told my dad when he got home but he just said 'dont be stupid it was probably the wind' ,just to clarify i have no air conditioning and the heater wasn't on and all the doors and windows in the house where all closes. A month or so on i was babysitting again this time it was about half 9 at night ,i was sat watching the tv when i heard a noise thinking it was my brother i muted the tv and sat still listening for another noise ,a couple of seconds later i heard a massive metallic crash from the kitchen ,it sounded like multiple pans had just been dropped from the kitchen counter i went in to have a look and not a thing had moved the kitchen looked the exact same as it did before i even looked outside and no one was there,i live in a very quite estate with lots of elderly neighbourghs so i dont think it could have came from outside ,again i told my parents but they just passed it off as nothing. Then a couple of weeks ago i was standing doing the dishes again while i was babysitting it was about half 5 in the afternoon and i smelt a sweet sickly smell drift past my nose it smelt like mould and energy drink, yes a weird combonation but that is what my brain familiarised it with, i smelt everywhere from the drain in the sink the dishes the fridge the cuboard but i never experienced that smell again until an hour ago, i was babysitting as you might have guessed and i was watching the tv i had it muted because i was recently on the phone to a friend and had not yet turned the volume back up, when i heard 'someone' in my kitchen it sounded like foil rustling and 'someone' moving i thought it was my dad so i turned the flashlight on my phone(i had all the lights turned off) and shouted of him ,when i didmt get a response i shouted of my younger sister being the wimp that i am to come explore,she looked in the jitchen and told me 'no ones there nothing has moved or is on the floor ,now leave me alone im playing on a game' and she went back into her room i tried to pass it off as nothing but i still knew that i had heard something just as my mind was exploring the possibilties i heard the same foil like rustling but this time knocking as well it was a short sharp 'tap tap tap tap tap' it sounded like a fist on wood (i have a glass panelled door so it couldn't be anyone knocking) it took my breath away i couldn't move or speak i just sat paralysed in the moment,a few seconds later i heard the same short sharp knocking and the eustling even more louder,closer and more prominent than the last ,in a panic i shouted with all the strength i had for my sister to come back in ,she ran in and we both went to explore the kitchen nothing had moved in the slightest i had only been in the kitchen 20 minutes prier to this and i knew where everything was, all the windows and doors where still shut all the appliences where switched off ,we went and sat in the living room in absolute silence waiting to see if we could hear anything again it must have been about 20 them my mam walked in,i had been crying i was terrifyed and shaking she knew something wasn't right but she still didn't fully believe me , obviously i stuck to her like glue and follwed her round the house because i was terrified we where in the bathroom (the back wall of the bathroom is connected to the back wall of the kitchen so we can hear everything)while she was taking off her makeup when again the rustiling occurred she heard it too ,however no knocking this time we stood in silence and we heard footsteps leaving the kitchen and walking down the drive although we heard no door or any noises that suggested that someone had left the house ,the footsteps stopped abruptly just outside the bathroom window and they never started again and no one was outside or anywhere near the area , at this point i was at breaking point i was terrified and shaking ,we walked out of the bathroom my mother and sister both splitting off into their own room (i should have mentioned i live in a bungolo so we have no upstairs or down) i turned to enter my room and i saw a shadow dart across the living room i went to look but nothing was there i decided to do a litrle experimemt before i went to ved a took a deck of cards placed the a hidden location in the kitchen where my family members wouldn't look i picked the 8 of hearts and placed it on the top of the deck and left it ,it seems pretty far fetched that the card could change but it settles my mind abit,i am sitting in bed now writing this and nothing has happened since but i think this may be a long long night as i dont think my nerves will settle any time soon,i dont know what to do im 15 and no one believes me i cant do alot about it at this age like buy nanny cams or anything like that i just need some tips to help me put my mind at ease,please anything will help right now

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on March 22, 2014:

Your very welcome.

Samantha on March 22, 2014:

Ohh, ok thank you so much:) that really helped

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on March 22, 2014:

Spirits and ghosts even of pets can follow you from house to house even across the country. I know of an instance where a cat's spirit moved with a lady from London UK to Mt Vernon North Carolina. You could feel the cat jump up on you and the ladies new cat would play with the ghost cat. They would run through the house and jump up on the bed. You could see the place where the live cat landed on the bed and the place where the ghost cat landed on the bed.

Ghosts and spirits can also be attached to items. If you have an item that belongs to someone now deceased that gives the trapped ghost a way into your new home even if it is a new built house.

Also thanks very much for your comment.

Samantha on March 22, 2014:

Hi. I need some advice on if my house is haunted or not. I used to have a chocolate lab who died a few years ago. A few months after she died I went to bed to go to sleep. I fell asleep and woke up at about 1:00 in the morning. i don't really know what time it was exactly cause I was too scared to open my eyes when I heard panting from my dog and the click clacks of her toenails against the floor, getting louder and louder. I couldn't move but somehow eventually went back to sleep. That never happened again.

Another thing is I have two cats. One is 12 years old, ( my age,) and the other is 6. The oldest usually likes to hang out downstairs but the second one is scared to death of the basement. I don't think it's cause the two cats don't get along because they go any where they want. She is just scared of the basement. One time I tried to bring her downstairs and she started hissing and clawing to get away. She was scared to death and still is. Is this paranormal activity or just some weird fear?

P.S. No one has lived in this house before us. We built it and have lived in it for about 8 years:/

Tracey on March 08, 2014:

My sister has been very confused and thought she was going crazy when her house keys had been disappearing from the table just inside the front door, every morning before going to work , she finds her keys are gone , and she can not lock her door before leavening, when she arrives home the keys are back on the table. She has now move the keys to a different location thinking that might help. But when she went to shut and lock the door before going to bed she found the door was open and the latch was locked so she was unable to shut the door. It is starting to make the whole family very nerves . Can anyone please give a reason as to why this is going on. And what can she do to stop it.

CinziaLu on February 09, 2014:

Our old TV started to change channels by itself. It would show it was still on the channel I had it on but it had switched. I'm just wondering if there is a logical explanation? It did start to happen shortly after my Dad died so I would just say, "Hi Dad, come for a visit?" Just in case, lol. My girlfriend had a similar experience when her mother passed away. Her TV would spike in volume all of a sudden by itself. Just wondering if anyone else had this happen or know why it would do this? Both TVs stopped doing this after about 6 months. Thanks for any insight.

MICO20000 on December 31, 2013:

Smnm, according to my 20 years of experience in paranormal clearing, your symptoms are definitely caused demonic entities. It won't go away by itself. You need to kick them out of your life or more serious stuff will start happening. By depriving you of sleep, they get you to be less concentrated and thus you run a higher risk of accidents.

MICO20000 on December 31, 2013:

Cassie, what you describe looks more like malefic entities than errant souls or ghosts. They usually come with one or many of the following signs : sewer smell, cold draft, lights flicking, loud bang heard in the walls or repeated nightmares. If you have those signs, better see a priest or seek paranormal assistance as these demonic entities mean no good to you or your family. Happy new year in the mean time :-)

smnm on December 19, 2013:

When the kids were out of the house, we saged the house and did a blessing. Everything seemed lighter and feeling kinda silly, we chose to enjoy the evening with no kids. The next thing we knew there was a loud boom that shook the entire inside. We went around checking everything. We even went and asked the neighbors but no one saw or heard anything. After that the new neighbors started complaining of weird activities. I can honestly say I'm glad we moved from that house and have never had anymore experiences

sm on December 19, 2013:

My family and I moved into a house that had a dark feeling. The living room was always dark even though there were French doors to let in the light. My husband and my room was in the basement and it too always seemed dark. Every morning after my husband and children left I wld hear heavy boots upstairs go from the front door, through the living room, into the kitchen and out the garage door but when I wld investigate, no one was there. This happened almost every morning. We had a living room downstairs where our computer was set up. I was working on the computer one morning when all the doors downstairs slammed and started shaking like crazy. I looked over at my cats and dogs who took one look at the doors and all 4 animals ran upstairs. As soon as they did this, I followed suit. Quit being downstairs when my husband wasn't home. My husband got tired of the interrupted sleep in our bedroom and put up a rosary. Our animals would yelp in the middle of the night yelping like someone was kicking or hurting them. Our daughter was in her bassinet giggling and holding her hands up to something, next thing we know she's got a terrified look on her face and started screaming. That's when he put the rosary up on the wall and asked what it thought of that, he walked out of the room and the door slammed behind him. The dogs would always bark at the French doors going out to the sunporch. The older kids wouldn't sleep in their own rooms, they always slept together. There was a closet with full length mirrors as doors, always felt like something was watching you through it. One of our animals just upped and diedone night no one could figure out when the kids away from home, we saved the/ house and

Cassie on December 09, 2013:

Our house isn't super old probably 20 years, there was only two owners before my parents and my mom doesn't know a lot on the people. Some pretty weird stuff has been happening since I was about 12, I'm 17 now. I mean my brothers and I always heard foot steps in the hallway for as long as I can remember. When I was about 9 I was in my old room and something spoked me from under the covers and I lifted to see what it was and there was a shadow of an eagle across my covers, I snapped my covers down and looked into the hall directly across from my bed but there was nothing there. I assumed it was my grandfather who passed away in '01 he loved eagles.

When I was about 12 stuff really started up, I was laying in bed my parents weren't home and I can't recall where my brothers were. I heard a noise by my door and I glanced up to see a man, completely white, didn't know him and I could just seem the faint outline of the door behind him through his body! I called out asking who he was but he ignored me, I sat up to get a better view but he turned and walked into my parents room, despite my fear I followed him but he wasn't there. My friend said she's seem the same man in her house not to far away from mine and he went into her parents too, only hers were home and he pretended to strangle them.

I haven't seen him since but other things have happened. My dad brought home a stray dog with no tags and no one was looking for him so we were going to keep him. The first night we had him I had rolled over to face the wall my back to my room, as I was about to doze off something poked my shoulder. I figured it was one of my brothers trying to scare me and had managed to get in without making a lot of noise by opening my door, but when I turned around no one. Out of the corner of my eye I say the shadow of this new dog run to the end of my bed and heard scratching and whining but he was locked up in my parents room.

When I was about 13 after my friend and I talked about our similar cases I was terrified to come home. I had gone down stairs and found some old toys that I decided I should clean up, I placed something in a box and heard my new cat start meowing like he was being attacked, I came around the corner and he jumped into my arms which was weird because he didn't like me. I took him back with me to find the item I had just put away back out where it had been, I freaked out, I was home alone and I ran upstairs with my cat and slammed the door and avoided the basement for almost a year.

My older brother has claimed to see our old dog down by the front door. My little brother and I were goofing off in our hallway late one night. I had gone into my room and my brother came racing in totally freaked out, he proceeded to tell me our cat tapped his toy and it moved an inch before flying up to our ceiling and falling back down and that when it hit the ground something lifted our cat 2 feet off the ground and dropped him again.

About 5 months ago I awoke with a start, im in a new room now and hadn't had any experiences in a year-year and a half, I awoke to see an outline of a person sitting on my couch leg crossed over their knee, I asked who they were but there was no answer, I turned on my bed side light only to have nothing there not even anything that could make that shadow, I screamed naturally. My mom and brothers came in but dismissed it. If happened several times everyone thought I was delusional, I told my friend at church and she told me I had to talk to a leader, she thought it was the devil trying to scare me away from God because I had found a church I finally liked and was going weekly and growing my faith. I talked to a leader 2 weeks later after a few more incidents. She told me to read psalm 119 I believe after I got rid of my dream catchers, I don't tell her I had any, she just knew, turns out their prayed over when they're made but not to go. I did as she said and I felt my room become lighter like I was alone. All of a sudden my dogs started going off downstairs, I raced down and read the psalm from our stairs and they just stopped. I haven't had any incidents since, the paranormal brought me closer to God. But do you think I should still be worried?

Bryan on December 07, 2013:

We moved into a house that was built and lived in by my wife's grandparents about a year ago. As of about 6 months ago nothing seem to be unusual until one day, my wife, myself, daughter and grand baby were sitting on our deck when all of a sudden one of his touch toys starting working without anyone turning it on. Didn't think much about it as it shut back off. Thought it was a fluke. The next day a same scenario but different toy however this time I approached the toy and it stopped. I turned went back to my seat on the deck and as soon as I had sat down it started again. We all just kind of looked at each other like what the heck is going on. Didn't have anything like that happen for quite some time after that until about 2 months ago things started up again only now inside our home. One day as I was standing in our kitchen I heard who I thought my wife ask for a drink and as I walked around our table to see in the living room to ask her want she wanted there was no one there so I hollered for my wife who was in the back of the house did she just ask for something to drink which she said no. Bizarre! So I thought well I am just hearing things. A short time later we started hearing our grand babies toys turning on back in his room even though no one was back there. Just to make a long story short just a couple weeks ago as I am an early riser and usually up by 4 a.m. most mornings as I was watching the news and drinking my coffee I noticed what I would say as a man standing at the kitchen sink staring out the window but when I turned my head to get a good full look nothing was there.

Since that day we have noticed more baby toys turning on without anyone around and also hear a foot step or to two to find no one else in the room. History of the house is that my wife's grandfather passed away in the home right in front of where the kitchen sink is located. I don't know if he or something else is trying to communicate with us or if we all are, well you know slipping a gear.

don christopher on December 02, 2013:

has anyone ever experienced something hitting and poking them to the point you chouldnt sleep?not even take anap.every time i dose off something touches me or hit me.

C on November 25, 2013:

I never believed in ghosts or spirits. Staying in my partners house changed all of that. A 200 year old detached house. Very clear footsteps coming up the stairs could hear each individual step onto the next stair. Both abit shaken opened the door to have a look on the landing and there was nothing but an opened door to a closet. Just to point out everyone else who is normally in the house was on holiday we were the only two in there. Never heard the noises again but can often smell a burning smell. I don't like that house at all... really bad feel in it

Brenda on November 09, 2013:

Come on crazyhorsesghost...please I really need your input and thoughts on this. I know it sounds like an interesting post and it is yes, but so real I'm scared outta

my wits okay... I know someone has to have some helpful insight out there, right? Just tell me something.


Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on November 09, 2013:

Thanks for your post. It is really interesting.

Brenda Hare on November 09, 2013:

Okay, here goes. I am fairly certain that our house is haunted and occupied by an entity or ghosts or both. I have lived here 9 years with my boyfriend who has owned this house for 20 some odd years. A lot of stuff happens all the time. I used to be skeptical, but that was a long time ago. Most recently, something has happened and I have no explanation whatsoever. Believe me I wish I did. It has me boggled more than I care to admit, so here I am writing in to see what you guys think....You see I have seen things disappear and reappear later on. It happens right? Sure, okay; yes I have heard stuff and smelled different odd scents too. Could be a variety of things I'm sure. Once in a while we hear hard rock, like 80's music for periods of time. I mean it's 2 am and its completely silent all around, except that 80's music off in the distance that never ends. One night it sounded like someone was moving heavy furniture around in the basement, yet we seen nothing; no kidding. We had a huge heavy mirror fall off the bathroom wall for no apparent reason too. Now listen up. Please tell me what you think about this okay? Recently, we noticed in the basement that instead of the normal 4 foot fluorescent light that is always on down there, due to weird stuff happening; aside from the fact that I hate the basement. It's really creepy and I have always got an eerie feeling down there; so we leave a light on ALWAYS!!!.Instead of the usual lighting, we now have a fluorescent light that has been painted red and put in its place. So the basement is all aglow in an eerie, red essence of red glow among a pitch black darkness! I am totally freaking out and have been begging my boyfriend to consider a move since way before this, although he won't hear of it; he owns this place and we do not have to worry about paying rent. Who cares??? I do not care. I do not want to be here anymore! I am here a lot by myself as my boyfriend works full time and I am not working outside the home at this time. I wish I was!!! Any thoughts on this people? I am open for just about anything........ I

will be waiting for your replies :) Thanks so much....Ugh......

Emma on October 17, 2013:

Hi, I'm in need of some advice,I moved to my new home about 3 months ago,it's a new build and only 3 years old.

Recently 5/6 weeks ago I placed some butterflies on my ceiling above my bed they are quite light and stuck to the wall by a sticky double sided foam tape.

In the last 4 weeks this one particular butterfly keeps falling down and landing in the same position on my pillow,it only happens when I'm asleep or out of the room,at first I dismissed it and thought maybe the tape has just lost its stickyness,but I've placed the butterfly back and tugged on it and it doesn't budge,the this morning I was sitting downstairs having a cup of tea,watching tv,and it felt like someone was watching me,(this only happens when I sit in a particular area of the living room) I felt a little uncomfy so went upstairs to get dressed and found the butterfly had fallen from the ceiling and was laying on my pillow in the same position as it always is. I'm just a little bit on edge as iknow it's defiantly happening and I'm not going mad,if anyone has any advice it would be more than appreciated.

lilBean908 on October 04, 2013:

I've had many strange things happen in my house, but it is not consistent. It can be quite a long span in-between hearing anything. For example, Sound of children laughing, crying, sound of change dropping on floor, hearing footsteps on stairs. We think we hear each other calling each other when the other is not home. But then few months I have noticed that a key (on my keyring) to our inside door was bent that wasn't bent the night before. This is not a slight bend it was almost in an L. Then again yesterday I went to unlock my front door and the key was bent, when I had just used it the night before. These are heavy keys that cannot easily be bent. Is this something that has been noticed in other houses with activity?

Steph on September 22, 2013:

Hi, I'm a bit desperate as to just right now, I clearly heard slow delicate steps outside my room. And a wire started moving on the floor for no apparent reason. This has been going on since I moved here a few years ago, but today I'm almost (dogs sleeping outside) alone in my house. I prayed as always, but this really needs to stop. Do you have any suggestions? I'm too scared to ask what it wants from me or something like that. If you know any way to help me out a bit I'd really appreciate it. Seriously freaking out here.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on September 22, 2013:

Glad to see you back here Shyron.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 22, 2013:

Here I am again to re-read this hub.

Cody on September 21, 2013:

I was deep asleep and my foot was on plant stand at foot of bed I was have awake and then the whole plant holder pushed me enough to wake me felt like a strong energy go threw my leg which my foot was resting on. I am an open minded person but this is a first time thing should I be frightened?

Sandra on September 18, 2013:

Forgot to say I have a lot of antiques in my home, actually I didn't want anything new in house. Someone, a psychic said I had a smoking chair that belonged to a man that had a heart attack and she described the chair to a tee. Maybe the moaning I heard.

Sandra Hooper on September 18, 2013:

Built house new and my father was second person to see a fire 2 miles away from our family home 2 miles also away from my house. Three children perished in fire and believe mother set it on purpose. My father never said anything about it. I have seen a little boy and girl in my house. When my fireplace insert door was open when I got home for work might have something to do with children in fire, you think? Also was told a little girl died young and buried without stone beyond woods on someone else's property somewhat close to me if you traveled thru woods, and neighbors way back when would say a little girl would hitch a ride on trucks sideboards.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on September 17, 2013:

I think you have paranormal activity. Do you know anything about the history of your house.

Sandra Hooper on September 16, 2013:

Hi, I have had some of the things you mentioned like looking for items two or three times and finding them in the spot you looked and sounds like a man moaning and groaning like their sick. Also, had a funny smell in bedroom like dirt and I am a beautician and thought it also smelled like Henna for your hair, which gives reddish color. Do you think I have something going on. Once silverware was all messed up in drawer and daughters. Battery toys would move in the night and. Various other things, such as several kids in circle looked as if hitting something in air playing and cloaked fiqure in all black like hiding by my bay window quietly. Fireplace insert door all the way open after leaving house putting wood in so had little fire left so it would keep burning and I know I shut it because I was always afraid would burn house up. What do you think?

Ta on September 14, 2013:

Ive had loads of paranormal activity happenings to many to say but i have recently moved into a house and about 3/4 months after started to hearsomething walk up the stairs and go into my room and when iwould go in my room theirwuld be no one there but its not a ghostbof someone who died in this house because no one has diedu this house also when i speak about the ghost/happenings i feel someone tickle me or walk past me

lisajacksonville on August 27, 2013:

The most recent activity was today.. I was laying in bed and I heard music but only for a minute. I went in the living room where my daughter was and asked her did she hear that and she said yes. She pointed to the piano we had just brought home a week or so ago. It was so loud I thought it was in my room but she says she heard it behind her which is where the piano sits. That is only a small bit of what I have experienced throughout my life. I have also experienced what they call "sleep paralysis". That is when I felt an evil presence touch my forehead and I couldn't move or open my eyes. I spun around and levitated. I had never been so scared in my life. When my oldest was young his mobile would turn on by itself in the middle of the night. I have seen a green light in my bathroom from my bed. My tv has turned on and off. When I first moved into this house the phone would ring all day with no one there.Other people in my family have also experienced things in this house. My husband and my ex both said they heard me calling their name although I was nowhere near them. They were both in the bathroom at this time where I had also seen the green light. I have had knocking on my window. Three knocks three times like someone rolling their knuckles over the glass but no one was there. I don't know if I am haunted or this house. I was told that there was a suicide in my house years ago from a couple of neighbors.

celia on August 14, 2013:

since I move in new apartment , a friend keeps telling me he sees shadow person in my apartment and weird part is I have two particular cats that gets in my house and gets into my house, mostly to my bedroom. I keep kicking out the cats but when they get back in, they keep going to my room. You think there is anything paranormal

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on August 03, 2013:

Try to take photos if you can in the direction she is doing this.

marilyn on August 03, 2013:

my cat has started sniffing every place in the house. She has lived here for over a year.she acts like she is looking for something. I've offered her everything I can think of. She is driving me crazy. Any thoughts?

Wendy on August 03, 2013:

Hi. I have lived in this house since march this year. It was built in 2007. I have now had : experiences that have freaked the hell out me. I go back to bed after my boyfriend goes to work at 6.15 in the mornings and when I feel I am not quite asleep, I become unable to move and I hear distinctly footsteps coming up the stairs and then into my bedroom and then crawling onto my bed, I try to turn to see who it is but can't, my heart is racing soo much I feel like I'm having a heart attack. It's happened 3 times now, the last was this morning, all exactly the same but this morning I felt my wrist being grabbed. I wanted to scream but couldn't. Please help as to what's going on. Since this started I seem to be getting up through the night unable to sleep.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 17, 2013:

Hello Tom, I came back to read this again. I have had things happen, but nothing like what has happened to some of your readers. This is very interesting and useful, espically is one believes they are targeted by ghosts.

Valerie on July 17, 2013:

Hello. I came across this page while looking for another page. I am interested in knowing whether or not someone passed away in my home, but you brought up a point I had not considered - that the land our condo is built on might have some history. I have lived in my home for 10 years now. Initially I would only see a shadow type thing between my kitchen and living room area, where there is a bar area. I initially attributed it to the stove, which is on the other side of the wall. I called out an appliance repair person and he said there was nothing wrong with our brand new stove, and didn't have a gas leak (as I thought I might have been seeing the gas floating, even though it was dark) either. I was stumped but figured he was wrong but that it was nothing dangerous. My kids could see it too. It was weird, it just flashed by us, real fast, every so often. Another incident is in the kitchen as well. I have a light that runs along the length of the ceiling. It takes four really long bulbs. No matter how many times I change then, the right two ALWAYS go out, but then come back on like an hour later or so. This could be a short in the wiring, as I haven't checked it out yet, but I think all bulbs are connected to the same wiring. Okay, so those are really petty, minor things. the next thing was more recently, about a year ago. My daughter was downstairs in the bathroom doing her hair, when she saw a little dark haired boy with a striped yellow shirt run past her. There was NO ONE in the house that matched that description. Another time she was walking out of her room and into the hallway when she felt a hand touch her thigh. She said it didn't grab her, but it kind of rested on her thigh. Naturally it creeped her out, as everyone else in the house was asleep, so she knew it wasn't one of us. She said it was a small hand, like a child's hand (this was actually before she saw the little boy) that gently but firmly placed it's hand on her thigh, if that makes sense. So, the cats are scared as hell and stay in the hallway closet most of the time. When my youngest son was a baby, he was always looking up and talking to someone, very intensely. When he was around 1 and was walking, he would tell me ALL THE TIME that he saw a ghost in the hallway. I didn't even know that he knew that word, let alone what it meant. Initially he would just tell me there was a ghost. He spent a lot of time looking at the ghost and laughing, not laughing at it, but with it. Then it seemed like the ghost was tickling him or playing with him, because he would start rolling all over the bed, squirming to get away, laughing the whole time. Then, about two years ago, he became afraid of the ghost. I should mention that I do believe we have about three ghosts/spirits in our home. He sometimes will look up and scream and hide, saying "Ghost! ghost!". Over the weekend, my granddaughter almost fell down the stairs because she was trying to get away from the ghost. The look on her face was pure terror. She was walking backwards sown the stairs furiously trying to get away from it. There have been other times when she will walk through the hallway and start screaming bloody murder for no apparent reason, but screaming "Ghost! ghost!" at the same time. She is 2 years old. Another thing I always found odd was that I bought a clock to hang on my bedroom wall. I loved the clock but wasn't able to use it for very long because no matter how many times I changed the batteries, it always stopped working. I wondered if there could be something in the wall that might de-charge (not a word, and is that even possible? lol) the batteries. Brand new batteries worked for about an hour, then I would look up and notice that it had stopped again. I constantly see shadows rapidly passing through the hallway in front of my door. Help please!! lol :)

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on July 14, 2013:

Have you tried having the house blessed by clergy. That sometimes works.

Pat on July 13, 2013:

Well I know my house and surrounding area is haunted. I have had all kinds of people here and it just dont help. It has made marks on us, thrown my daughter at her closet, pulls covers off us, walks all over our house at night and I'm told they are hiders. They have growled at people here, moved stuff in the house, has even gone in my body. When people come they get mad and really take stuff out on us. We have had the house blessed, sage d ,tobacco ,cedar, even ghost feedings. Nothing helps. Anyone have any ideas? can't afford to hire someone to come. I even have people that won't stay here because they have been bothered.

Lesley on June 06, 2013:

Me and my husband moved into our apartment in march. I've had a few experiences with the paranormal but none in my personal home. Any man that comes into our home can gear a music box playing around 3 in the morning but no women can hear it. I had a shelf that was hung in the wall get slung 2 foot across the bathroom into the tub. Me and my husband both see little red flashes of light randomly in the house and I have heard footsteps going down our hallway and a showdown in the walk like some walked into our bedroom thinking it was my husband but he was in the kitchen. Please give me some insight on what we need to do

Person on May 08, 2013:

I was in bed one night and my door was completely closed (I was probably about 9 or 10 years old) and it open a little like my cat was coming in. Then a few minutes later my closet opened but I didn't really think about it. Then, something (or someone) grabbed my feet from under the covers and was shaking me. Preeetty creepy.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on April 30, 2013:

Awesome hub and a very chilling murder tale. It seems those houses where murders or suicides take place become targets for paranormal activity.

Voted up and interesting.

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on April 30, 2013:

Yes my Mom was a wonderful story teller. Be sure you see what's going on with me and her ghost or spirit at.

Josh Woods from United States on April 30, 2013:

Oh MY! I have never heard of the Barris House, but what a horrifically captivating story. I am curious if the case has been looked at within the last 10 years or so. Who would do such a gruesome thing?

I agree with you CrazyHorseGhost, I would ditch the house too if I saw two heads at the bottom of the stairs.

I would like to share a quick ghost story as well. When I was about 7 I lived in a very old house next to a creek. I was a kid and already had an active imagination, but every night I would hear what sounded like a little girls softly singing. I couldn't pinpoint where it was coming from for the first few months we lived in the home. One night I couldn't sleep and decided to read. My bed was against a window at the front of the house. When I got up to grab my flashlight so I could read my Spider-Man comic, I noticed movement outside. I cupped my hands around the side of my face and peeked out the window with curiosity.

I saw what appeared to be a young girl, around my age, walking around the large oak tree in the front yard. She was wearing a dress that looked weighted it was wet. I was so scared I hid under my covers and didn't fall asleep.

I remember a few more experiences from living at the home, but there are too many to share in a comment. I am not sure if I believe in paranormal activity or ghost, but when I was younger it was fact. Now I am a little doubtful of the accuracy of my memories.

I enjoyed the Hub and I also enjoyed the ghost story your mom told at . She was a wonderful story teller. Thanks again.

riabeth73 on April 07, 2013:

I have lost count of the number of incidences in my house since I moved here in 2002, and they are getting more frequent. The cottage is at least 250 years old. I live alone and some of my friends and family are now nervous about staying. Things are often witnessed by more than one person, or heard at the same time. These include door latches moving up and down, a drawer unit being turned to face the wall. All the drawers in another unit being pulled out on 2 occasions just days apart, footsteps going up and down stairs or walking around in the bedrooms, a strong smell of beautiful flowers after activity, the sound of a ball bouncing repeatedly, objects being moved, hidden and reappearing, small hands touching visitors on the landing etc. I don’t say anything to guests first to put things in their head but have had them come to me and say they don’t want to go to the rooms upstairs alone. My best friend refused to use the stairs at all unless I was with her.

When I first moved in I dreamed that I heard a noise on the landing at night, got out of bed and, on reaching the bedroom door, saw a small girl in a nightgown and shawl falling backwards down a steep flight of stairs (which were in a different position to where my stairs are now.) She put her arms out and swung them in backward circles trying to regain her balance and I tried to grab her and save her. I cried out with her shawl clutched in my hand as I saw her fall away and awoke in tears with my hand still clenched as though holding the shawl.

I dont feel in any danger from this entity.

Observer47 on March 16, 2013:

Thanks for the information on how to do further research on this crime.

donna woodward on March 16, 2013:

I also saw a black shadow that looked like a man one night when I was in bed it was bent over me and my eyes were already ajusted to the dark so I know I saw it can someone tell me what that was ?

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on March 15, 2013:

Hello Tom, I though I read this, but I guess I didn't. It is very interesting.

donna woodward on March 15, 2013:

I have heard my husbands voice several times but he wasn't home or it wasn't him. Can someone tell me what it is ?

Lela from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on February 06, 2013:

Great hub! Too bad I got here late. I had heard of the Winchester House and would love to visit.

I did walk at night on the road to Iao Valley on Maui. They say the road is haunted with the souls of thousands of Maui warriors thrown over the cliffs and dashed to their deaths in the stream that runs alongside the road. It was a beautiful windy night. My husband is the one that got scared! :-)

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on January 21, 2013:

Sure go ahead or email me at thomasbyers @

cssioux on January 20, 2013:

crazyhorse i would like to ask you a few questions

Curious1 on January 19, 2013:

Have a question? I had bought a fixed candle( to return negativity to my ex that he sent me,) I wrote something on a piece of paper to tape to the candle, and just as I went to go light it with a lighter, my Huge picture of Angels fell down from the mantle right in fromt of me. (This Framed photo has never fell in 4yrs) does this mean I have spirits in my home or a sign to not light the candle?

ben on November 21, 2012:

My parents keep having names written on the inside of their bathroom window. They are the only ones that live there and my father replied saying hi to the name. In response the word rules were written. To put it mildly they are freaking it out. Is this a known response of some form of activity?

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on November 18, 2012:

Not sure. Have things like this been happening in your area.

Alex on November 18, 2012:

i found my dog dead in a ditch with a hole near his chest his heart an lungs were missing and there was no blood on the floor around him is this something paranormal?

JohnM from Miami Florida on October 15, 2012:

I remember when the Barris murder happened. My Grandma was still alive then in Ellenboro and I remember her being scared to death they would show up at her house. A lot of the news from back in those days in rural North Carolina is not in new