We live in a fairly new home ( a decade old) on what was once a corn field...what wasn't a hundred years ago in the Midwest? I know, this had been a farm for ocer a century, owned by one family, as the current family/home is registered on a founding families plaque as having been around for one hundred years. As far as I know nothing unusual happened here, but I do know that even as a child, there have been spirits that whirled around my family. My childhood home was absolutely haunted.. no 'proof', but no doubts either.. visual, as well as bizarre sounds abounded. We used to awaken to what sounded like a cement block being dropped onto the living room floor in the wee hours of the morning. There was a 'man' who used to sit or stand at the end of our driveway in clothing not of what would have been the clothing of the early 1970's. He never walked up the drive, just drifted along the edge. We found out that there had been some sort of accident near our home involving a man. I'm not sure on the particulars. There had been a farm and a large barn, a smoke house, possibly a meat packing area. He died inside one of the buildings, I guess. Present day, or at least over the last ten years, my now adult dwelling has been ( I think) visited on more than one occasion.
At first it involved faucets that turned on in an upstairs bath...no one but myself and children too small to turn on faucets. footsteps in the hallways, objects turning up in odd places ( although I have been known to do absent-minded things like put the remote in the fridge, and the mayonnaise on the t.v.), and then there are the other things. Those would include cold spots in the bedroom...no vents or windows around, a floating something...I think...maybe it is my imagination. There are dark diagonal areas in photos (in one image but not others) on the same roll of film, as well as what appear to be orbs in the NE corner of one room of our house. That room aligns with the same place I seem to notice the 'image. This is near our stairs. I can't say I've followed it...it vanishes in a couple of seconds. I thought at one point that it went 'up' the stairs, but maybe it just hangs around the dining room.
Lately, our dog has acted strangely. We have been outside, and she'll stop dead in her tracks and stiffen up. She doesn't really bark, but she seems to be following something with her eyes all along the deck. She tends to push against me and won't go into the house through her usual route. We also had moved her kennel into the dining room about two months ago, where it would be cooler for her. She absolutely hated going into that room unless we tempted her with a treat. Even then, she balked. About the time we moved in, I had our builder come out to see what could cause the faucets in the tub and sinks to come on. He said it could be air trapped in the system, but he doubted it. He also checked into what I thought might be field mice or birds in the chimney.
Truth be known, it sounded more like banging. Our builder
suggested we call a priest. We are Catholic, but I figured there was no harm
done. I did ask whatever it was to leave when I was kept up and my children were
awakened on several evenings in a row. It seemed to go away for awhile. Now I
think it may be back.
I showed our Christmas photos to our neighbors. The husband grew up in what used to be a nursing home...truly a haunted place. He said he thought there might be something to the images on the film. One three consecutive photos there are dark areas in a diagonal line. Later, in the same area, but more in a draped effect, there is white, almost as though there is something wrong with the film, but this was on a different roll, and nowhere else, and in no other room does such a thing appear. The orbs tend to collect near to the kids as they open their gifts. Then they're gone. A couple of shots of the Christmas tree directly above the dining room also show orbs, or white circular spots.
My husband is a firm nonbeliever, but even he has mentioned a couple of times that he thinks my grandpa is playing tricks on us ( he hung around a long time after he died. I saw him frequently until I was a mouthy teenager and probably scared him away).
Is there any real way to know what is going on? I'm just curious and a bit baffled as to what, if anything I should do. Sometimes, I think this thing takes a vacation from al of us. We hear and see nothing for months at a time. Then out of nowhere, all of these strange things begin again, minus the faucets and tub turning on, and the footsteps.