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How to Tell if Your House is Haunted by a Ghost

Updated on April 18, 2016
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Finding out your house is haunted is a life-changing experience.
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Do You Live in a Haunted House?

It’s unfortunate, but some homes have ghost problems. Hauntings occur when the spirits of the dead refuse or are unable to move on, and become trapped in a location. If that location is your house you might be a little nervous right now.

But just because you suspect you might have a ghost in your house doesn’t mean you do. There are plenty of explanations for events that may seem paranormal on the surface, but when we dig a little deeper we can see how, perhaps, our imagination had gotten the best of us.

In fact, those who refuse to believe in ghosts will tell you all paranormal events can be explained away in such a manner. Personally, I’ve seen too much to believe that’s true, but I do think it’s worth taking a step back and looking at all possible explanations for paranormal activity before deciding a house must be haunted. Aside from maintaining your peace of mind, it’s just good science.

This article will help you learn more about how to tell if you have a ghost in your house, or if your imagination and other factors are simply getting the best of you.

Occam’s razor is a principle of logic that tells us the simplest, least complex answer or theory is usually valid. Of course that isn’t always true, which is what makes genuine paranormal events so unusual. In this article you’ll be presented with a few explanations for the events that have been occurring in your home. If you can rule them out, your house may very well be haunted.

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Have You Witnessed an Apparition?

It is hard to dismiss claims of ghost sightings, and if you’ve seen one yourself you may need no further evidence that your home is haunted. But the human mind is a complicated machine, and in some cases you can’t always believe what you see.

A friend of mine lost her husband at a young age, and for months afterward his spirit would visit her. She was terribly grief stricken, as well as confused about how to get along without him on practical things like income and household maintenance. Only months after his passing, when she started to realize things would be okay, did the haunting stop.

If you are experiencing something similar after losing a loved one it is a good idea to talk to a professional about how you are feeling and what you are experiencing. But the question on the table is: Do such hauntings mean your loved one is visiting you after death, or is it a coping mechanism developed by your subconscious mind?

On the other hand, if you are witnessing the spirits of people you don’t know that’s a different situation altogether. Lack of sleep, exposure to certain environmental contaminants, and a runaway imagination can surely explain some sightings away. It’s a good idea to think back and try to assess what you really witnessed.

Ask yourself a few questions and try to answer honestly. Did you get a clear view of the spirit? Was it a full-body apparition, a shadow, or some kind of hazy humanoid form? How far away were you? What was it doing, and what were you doing when you saw it?

Sometimes our mind can fill in blanks, where what we really saw wasn’t all that clear. Especially as time passes, and memories get murky, our brains may fill in details that were not really present. We can end up totally convinced of things we didn’t exactly experience the way we think we remember.

Does any of this a sound like a reasonable explanation for apparitions you've seen in your home? If the answer is no, your house might be haunted.

Some people choose to use a Ouija Board to attempt communication with spirits in their homes. A successful session can help you understand why a spirit is haunting your house and what they want.

Occam's Razor

Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.

The simplest answer is often the correct answer.

Have You Heard Disembodied Voices or Strange Sounds?

Like visual images, strange sounds can be the products of an overactive mind, or misunderstood stimulus from very worldly sources.

One of my relatives likes to tell the story of when demonic growls started to emanate from the walls of his home. It was a horrible, snarling, wheezing, ungodly sound that continued for days. Obviously he was terrified, but then, as quickly as they had begun, the sounds stopped. But a day or two later a horrible stench filled the room where the sounds had been coming from.

See, the sounds weren’t demonic at all. Something, maybe a rat or squirrel, had died in the wall. The demonic rumblings were just the poor critter breathing its last. And, by the way, if you’ve ever lived in a home where a rodent has died in the wall you probably know you’d prefer the demon.

Even field mice can make a racket in your walls, and sound like something is in there knocking. Appliances like refrigerators can make gurgling, hissing and even knocking sounds you may not even notice during the day, but they sure get your attention in the middle of the night.

Silly things like a radio, telephone or baby monitor accidentally left on can scare the life out of you if you don’t figure out where the sounds are coming from. The point is it’s smart to consider all possibilities and investigate logical explanations before jumping to conclusions. Remember Occam's razor.

Voices that are speaking directly to you are another matter. Disembodied voices, real or imagined, are rarely on your side, so if they are telling you to do strange things you probably shouldn’t listen to them. In fact, if this is happening to you, it’s a good idea to see a doctor and tell them what is going on. It doesn’t mean you are crazy, but it’s smart of be sure you aren’t suffering from excessive stress or other issues.

If you thoroughly exhaust all possibilities and can come up with no other explanations for the sounds you are hearing, you very well may be living in a haunted house.

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Have You Encountered Objects that Move on their Own?

Witnessing an objecting manipulated by an unseen force is an unnerving experience. I can think of a few times in my life where I’ve encountered appliances that turned on and off by themselves, and objects that moved on their own, and it is a very uneasy feeling. Coupled with the disbelief your mind goes through to process such an image is the feeling that whatever invisible thing is moving the object is right there with you in the room.

But maybe not, or at least not in the way you are thinking. Naturally the first thing to consider when an object moves by itself is whether there could be a breeze or a hidden slope that had caused the thing to go. But there is another, stranger idea that could be at work here.

Do some people have the ability to move objects with the power of their mind?
Do some people have the ability to move objects with the power of their mind? | Source

Telekinesis is the manipulation of objects by the power of thought. Think of Luke Skywalker concentrating on his lightsaber and causing it to fly into his hand before that crazy snow monster could eat him. There are some people in the real world who have allegedly done similar things, such as bending spoons or moving objects with their minds.

You may be thinking that those objects you’ve seen flying around your house aren’t your fault, and even if you did have such a power you definitely weren’t concentrating on them to make them move.

This is where it gets really interesting. One theory is that it could actually be your subconscious mind that has the ability to move objects without you even knowing you are doing it!

This theory is often used to explain away poltergeist activity, and some researchers say adolescents in particular may be able to cause such havoc without even realizing it. So, could the objects you’ve seen moving in your home have been set in motion by your own subconscious thoughts or those of another member of the household?

Is the idea of telekinesis any less bizarre than the existence of ghosts in your house?

Do You Feel an Unexplained Sense of Foreboding?

Years ago my family and I went on vacation and stayed in a small rental home. It was a beautiful house, cheerful and bright, and fairly new. But somehow something about it just seemed wrong. The entire time we stayed there I had flashes of dark, menacing feelings, like something bad was about to happen. Sometimes I felt like there was someone or something watching, even when I was alone. Our vacation was a blast, but I was happy to leave that house for reasons I couldn’t really explain.

Was that house haunted? Maybe. But there could be other reasons I was feeling that way. One of them has to do with electromagnetic fields.

High EMF readings in a home, or in certain parts of a home, can cause a whole bunch of negative reactions, including feelings of dread and paranoia, and even hallucinations. This is often the result of old or poorly shielded wiring and it could be one of the reasons your basement feels so creepy. You can buy a gauss meter and test the EMF readings in your home yourself, or hire an electrician to come and check out your wiring.

When it comes to uneasy feelings there is also something to be said here for the power of suggestion. If you believe your house could be haunted, there is a much better chance you are going to feel like your house is haunted. If you’ve just seen a paranormal documentary where some kind of demon lived in a basement, all of a sudden you’re not so keen on going down into your basement by yourself.

Does this sound like what’s happening to you? If you can rule out crummy wiring and horror movies as the cause of your feelings, maybe your house really is haunted.

An EMF Meter is a modern tool used by ghost hunters to detect the presence of spirits. Strange and unexplained readings may indicate a ghost is nearby.

Have You Researched the History of Your Home?

I love history, and I recently acquired a map of my neighborhood dating back to 1869. It shows where houses and businesses were located, and even lists the names of the families who lived here. Of course those houses are long gone, but it’s easy to see how the layout back then is still reflected in the way the landscape looks today.

I then referred to the 1870 census records from the time and got the names, ages and occupations of all the people who lived in each house. It’s truly fascinating to realize those people, who now seem no more real than words on a page, existed on the same land where I tread today.

I’d love to go back and talk to them, and in my mind I picture them all as kindly country folk who would invite me onto their porch and offer me some cider. In reality, they were probably just like people today. Some were nice and some were not, and some surely had dark secrets.

The land you live on has a history, and you can probably find out a lot about that history if you want to. People lived there before you, and other people before them. Most were normal people like you and me, but over the course of decades and centuries surely some bad things occurred on or around the land where your home sits today.

If you think your house might be haunted it’s worth it to do some investigation and find out what might be causing it. You can possibly find some online sources that will help you, but if all else fails you can visit your county or municipal courthouse.

It is widely believed that hauntings are triggered by traumatic events such as murders, battles or death by freak accidents. If you can uncover such an event that happened on your land, you may be closer to discovering if there could really be a ghost in your home.

You may wish to leave communication with the dead to the experts.
You may wish to leave communication with the dead to the experts. | Source

What Do You Do If Your House is Haunted?

If you’ve gotten this far and still believe no worldly cause can explain the things you’ve been seeing and hearing you may very well be living in a haunted house. So now what are you supposed to do?

It’s important to realize there are a few different kinds of hauntings. One is an intelligent haunting. This is where the apparition appears aware of you or its surrounds and acts accordingly. This type of haunting is most closely associated with the idea of a human spirit lingering after death.

Another kind of haunting is called a residual haunting. This is where you witness an entity that appears to be acting out as though it were still alive and back in the time it lived. It won’t pay any attention to you, and doesn’t appear aware of present-day objects or even changes in the layout of the home. Residual hauntings are considered like recordings on the environment. It may be possible there is no human spirit present at all, but simply a scene that plays out over and over.

Finally, there is the possibility of an inhuman presence in your home. Inhuman spirits have never walked the Earth in human form. They are not the ghosts of people who were once alive. Some cultures call them demons.

Getting Help With the Spirits in Your Home

Each type of haunting requires a different approach for resolution, but it all starts with figuring out what is going on. You may wish to call a local paranormal investigation team and see if they are willing to check out your house and give their opinion. Once you know what you are dealing with, you can go from there.

In the case of an intelligent haunting, and depending on your belief system, you may call upon your faith to attempt to help the spirit cross over to a better place through prayer. You can look to religious leaders for help. Obviously some belief systems are more open to this than others.

If the presence is deemed to be demonic you need to find a way to cleanse your home. Again, let your belief system be your guide. Catholicism has exorcists, but you may also wish to explore other options.

You must always exercise caution if you attempt any contact with the spirits, and often this is better left to people with more experience. You may have dear departed Uncle Joe living in your home, or you may have a demon from the seventh circle of Hell. It’s better not to open the door if you don’t know what is on the other side.

Above all, if you think you house is haunted, don’t panic. Continue to learn as much as you can and educate yourself on the paranormal, and seek expert help where you need it. Good luck!

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 3 years ago

      This is very informative. I grew up in a house I believed to be haunted. Things would move and show up in odd places-- you'd put something on the table, turn around to get something else- and come back and find the first thing gone. Then you would look around, check the floor, check the counter, etc., only to turn around and find it right where you left it. That, or you'd find things in odd places, like you'd be trying to get ready to go out and one of your sneakers is missing-- and you'd find it in the freezer or something. Once I found the dog in a kitchen cabinet. The oddest thing is I would go to bed with a toy on my bedside table and sometimes I'd wake up to find TWO of them-- identical. You'd also hear voices and people calling your name when no one is home. The home was built on swampland so who knows? Playful poltergeist? The good thing is that since I grew up with it, it didn't scare me; I was more fascinated and it opened my mind to possibilities. I enjoyed this hub and think some people may find it very useful.

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      cryptid 3 years ago from Earth

      Thanks WiccanSage. Those are some wild stories, especially the duplicate objects thing! Very interesting.

    • mikayla 2 years ago

      hi i have had paranormal problems happen at my house . i wanted to know if anyone could . tell me how to get ghost adventures to help me.thay have a ghost haunting ket but i don't want to mess with them thay are very dangerous. thay will kill you. if thay want to . and i have seen a photo of a demons. thay are real . no joke . i have been followed by a demons . no joke. it is not a nice cool thing.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Mikayla: I'm sorry I have no idea how to get hold of the Ghost Adventures Crew. They do have a website with a contact button, so maybe that's a good start.

      You can also try to contact any local paranormal research organizations, as they may be of assistance.

    • Mikayla 2 years ago

      I've witnessed a boy and a girl In my home. I've also heard noises like disembodied voices what do I do

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      That's freaky, Mikayla. As I said above, you can try to contact a local paranormal investigation team and get their opinion.

    • Jamie 2 years ago

      I am a funeral director and my family lives above the FH in the apartment provided by my FH. My family was nervous moving in because of the location so I played the odd things happening in our home off because I've never been one to believe in ghosts but after 2 years living here I am finally a believer, I've personally not experienced but a couple of incidents but what made me a believer was I was walking down the hall and a full size adult male walked out of the wall and passed right in front of me it all happened so fast and was so vivid that out of habit I said excuse me because it was like I cut someone off walking by them. The thing I seen had a full body but it's face was a blur, no facial features at all. We are not scared or frightened anymore because they never harmed us or been mean to us. They do seem to try to annoy us at times but it's not harmful in anyway. Our cats also always seem to be playing with things that aren't seen but sometimes they get spooked and run and hid. I'm a believer now.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Wow! Thanks for sharing that amazing story Jamie!

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      Laura Smith 2 years ago from Pittsburgh, PA

      I've never had a paranormal experience myself, but I do believe a lot of the stories that are out there. It was a minor concern for me when I moved into my house three years ago, but so far, so good.

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      Kept private 2 years ago from Northeast United States

      Interesting hub :). I always try to find the logical explanation to strange events before jumping the gun. I can tell you most occurrences can be explained, but a few have left me puzzled especially when I have been touched and there is nothing there. I am sensitive to energy so I feel things all the time but it is hard to pinpoint what I am feeling :). I just live life and excuse things I don't understand and i do a lot of praying :). Thank you for writing this very organized hub

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      @ Laura335: I know what you about moving into a new home. Every time I've ever moved I've wondered in the back of my mind if there might be another tenant there already. In a few place I think there may have been!

      @carrir Lee Night: I agree most supernatural occurrences can be explained, but like you I've run into a few that had be baffled!

    • Jennifer 2 years ago

      I live in a haunted home. They move with us. I am now having insomnia nd failing health bc of this. I am being slapped when I name nd or others being called loudly. Lights dishwasher water microwave blender being turned on in the middle of night. Screams. I've tried to protect my daughter as we don't mention any of this to her nd she screams that someone is watching her bathe,sleep,eat play. Growling can be heard. Crashes during day. Items missing nd we accuse each other nd item will b Wer we know it wasn't. Water overflowing in tub with no one being home. Doors open that are locked. We wake up with oven on nd stove eyes. Piano bein played very badly. Going crazy. Need help.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      That's some scary stuff Jennifer and I'm sorry you have to go through it. I encourage you to find a local paranormal group that can offer some advice. You may wish to turn to your faith for help, or perhaps local investigators can put you in touch with the right people to solve your problem. Good luck and don't give up hope!

    • Jasmine 2 years ago

      I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of a entity or ghost appearing in the form of someone you know? Someone still living and trying to communicate? I know it sounds weird but I haven't been able to find anything on the internet like this.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Jasmine: Have you spoken to the person who appeared to you so see if they have had any weird experiences? I'm thinking about phenomenon like bi-location and astral projection.

    • Terry 2 years ago

      Wow,that is freakish!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Creepy yet very interesting! Ghost and other mystery stories fascinates me. We just moved into this new house couple of months ago and although it's fairly new (11 yrs old), I still insisted to know about its background and I diligently have to dig more about its history.

      So far, 3rd eye is not seeing anything and no strange feeling as well--good sign! In fact, we all like the vibes in here.

    • Travis 2 years ago

      Ok this is a long shot but I believe I know that my house is haunted we had just moved in a few weeks and while I was exploring I was playing a hide and seek game I went into the upstairs walk in closet when I got the feeling I was being watched I look up and I see a skeletal skull figure looking down at me I freak and try to open the door but it won't open and my brother opened it I ran out and he was behind me when he himself was also pushed down in the middle of the night while everyone was down stairs you could hear music upstairs but there was no electronics upstairs this house used to be a school but the downstairs was built into an apartment there was always foot steps shuffling across the upstairs floor when no one was up there even my 7 month old daughter is afraid to sleep in her crib she screams and cries horrifyingly and just keeps looking in this one corner of the room so one night I had enough I was going to call for a ride to come get us I could not find the phone I ran everywhere looking then I started to hear a devilish chanting from and unplugged radio behind the song stay from sugar land me and my family instantly left the house running outside the door slamming shut behind us only to find out there was two suicides on the house the next by while talking to the neighbors

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Yikes! That's some freaky stuff there, Travis!

    • Helen Gallo 2 years ago

      On 911 Was out having a ciggarett and saw what was a young guyy appear walking up the sidewalk near a church my eyes never left him he turned around and looked at me from a distance for a few secounds turned back around started walking again and disappeared behind a palm tree.

    • scared 2 years ago

      once when i left my house i put my jewelry and makeup in the closet. When i came back it was on my bed i was scared because i was the only one in the house and i was keep getting calls from unknown numbers. When i pick up the phone they say DON'T LEAVE THE HOUSE SOMEONE IS ABOUT TO COME! Should i be freaking out because this happens every time i leave the house

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      I've experienced things like your makeup incident and it is indeed unnerving. Not makeup. I don't wear makeup. I mean with other items. As for the calls, I'd look to a more worldly explanation before jumping to conclusions.

    • Lisa 2 years ago

      Hi, my husband said he saw the curtain open and a person with white on look out. He asked he if I were the one up there and I said no which was the truth. He then came back near me and his face was white as heck!!! Could this be a ghost?

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Hi Lisa. Sure could be a ghost, but I wouldn't presume that until you have a bunch of experiences that point to a supernatural explanation. Not that your husband would lie or be easily confused, but perhaps there is a more worldly explanation. I can understand why he'd be freaked out!

    • Kayla Hollingshead 2 years ago

      Hello. My cats have been acting very weird. My two younger ones won't be as playful as they usually are, and my oldest one is constantly meowing at the door. Sometimes they run away from me. Could this be a sign?

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Hi Kayla. It often seems to be the case that dogs and cats are hypersensitive to paranormal activity, and they will notice something strange in the house before people do. Of course there may be many other reasons your cats are acting as you described which have nothing to do with the paranormal. I would not take odd pet behavior in itself as evidence of a haunting. Unless they are levitating and floating around the room or something like that. :-)

    • the duck 2 years ago

      Well last night i herd a female screem no plan as day but the kids where asleep and all the tvs was off i jump up and checked the kids and thay was still sound asleep so i was loking around and vould not see any thing wint back to bed and felt like i was bing woched

    • The Ginge 2 years ago

      I think that my house is haunted. Lights will turn off and on randomly doors that are shut will be found open. Some of the scarier stuff is that we left for a week long vacation when we came home every single door was open, all the lights were on and in our basement a power sander and been taken off its shelf the cord unwrapped and plugged in and it was running. From there on my father believed in ghosts. The man who had owned this house before us had lived in it for years, he raised his kids in it. While neither him nor his wife died in the house they both died owning the house. My little brother has always talked about how he was talking to 'the man' this man was in his room and would stand over his bed and talk to him. My brother would see this man throughout the house. There's nothing wrong with imaginary friends but my stepmother pulled up a picture of the owner before us and showed it to my brother. He told us that's the man from his room. My brothers bedroom was the mans old office where we think he must have spent a lot of his time. At this point we've been living in this house a couple years now and have decided to ignore the lights and footsteps because the man seems nice and hasn't caused harm. But sometimes it is scary to hear footsteps when you're the only one in the house.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Thanks some freaky business there Ginge. Thanks for sharing your story. If you ever decide to take action, the first step I always advise is to find a reputable local paranormal group to come in and do an investigation. Good luck!

    • tanya 2 years ago

      my 2 yr old and one yr old cry st night most at 3 am. Knocking in the kitchen wall. same time..sometime in the day time. Feeling of being watched from bathroom and closets, ny kids have had unexplained medical conditions. I sometime hear my name. Paralyzed in my sleep. Been going tbrough bad evet since i moved here. Car accidents two in Four monthd. no relationship last.

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      cryptid 2 years ago from Earth

      Sounds terrible, Tanya. I'm sorry you have to go through this. You may want to think about contacting a local paranormal expert to come and see if they can help you. Good luck.

    • Andy 23 months ago

      Ok, I consider myself to be very reasonable. I think 99.9% of things can be explained. Not that I don't believe in the supernatural but most of the time there is probably a good explanation. That being said, we have been in our house a year and a few months. Built in 1949. Original owners lived there for a bit and the next owners lived there for 50 years. They died (not sure if they were in the house or not but maybe that is a start) and their kids sold it to us. At night I hear lots of noises. I pretty much write most of it off to "house sounds". Wood expanding and contracting. A fair amount of thumping. Although I will say it is a lot of noise for house sounds. Again trying to use the most logical explanation. We recently just prior to the winter (November in MD) we noticed my sons winter coat vanished. Frustrating. We tore the house apart as it was a gift and a pretty expensive patagonia coat. Never found it. We purchased him a new one. Fast forward to this morning and it was missing. Not in the closet. I am religious about hanging coats as it drives me crazy that my kids just toss them around lol. We have a small closet with maybe 4-5 items coats/jackets hanging. I checked it 3 times. Checked everywhere in the house. My wife checked it twice. I told her it is not there. I physically removed all the hangers/jackets. We ended up putting him in a different coat (not the best on a cold day) and started our day. On my way to work my wife called and said she opened the closet and his coat was hanging directly in the center of the closet. Not tucked off to the side. Not on the floor. Right in the center. There is 0% chance I could have missed it 3 times and my wife 2 times. She was a bit freaked out. This stuff happens from time to time there. Something is missing and it appears exactly where you left it in plain sight. Maybe I just needed to write this out and have someone listen but any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.

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      cryptid 23 months ago from Earth

      Hi Andy. That certainly sounds like some strange goings on. I think you are onto something as far as needing to write things out. Maybe keep a journal. This will help you keep your head clear, and also give you an accurate history of events as they occur.

      Good luck!

    • lynn 21 months ago

      Hi my dad past away on march 31 2015 the next day there was know one in his house except my mom and myself. she was getting ready for bed that day and went from her bedroom to the bathroom goinh past my dads bedroom when she came out of the batroom she found a playing card on the floor in front of the bathroom door it was the Queen of Diamonds. i was just wondering if anyone can tell me if this was from my dad and what it may mean....thanks for any in put

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      cryptid 21 months ago from Earth

      Hi Lynn. It's impossible to definitively say if your late father had anything to do with the playing card. However, reports of recently departed relatives making themselves known after death are not uncommon. Sometimes it seems like they stick around to make sure their family is okay before they move on.

      I'm sorry for the loss of your dad. Whether or not he had anything to do with the card I can't say, but wherever he is I'm sure he's not far from your heart.

    • lea 21 months ago

      Ok ive seen and heard things i know there (ghosts) real but my niece is hearing growling noises foot steps and knocking also hot and cold spots in her house oddly she can touch a doorknob and one side is hot enough to make a mark on her hand and the other side be cold as ice she keeps freaking out and i don't feel anything or hear anything when i walk in her house

    • Meow 21 months ago

      I have a haunted house.........Its a she...She don't hurt me or my mom she just messes with us like she will use my voice and my moms she loves my kittens and my one dog but i not very sure i just moved in and she scares me a mom heard her last night talking...the other day i heard a little girl singing like she was very sad....How do i know if they are very scared.....I read something that near where i live a lot of ppl seen a devil...Its a man with wings.....Very scarey looking...

    • Brayden 17 months ago

      Im not crazy butI hear things, my story is while sleeping I woke to glass breaking I jumped up and hid I peeked to see n one so when I walked to the door to tell my mom the door shut as I got flung up to a corner and the furniture stood in midair as like time stopped please Help!

    • Melody a 15 months ago

      Me and my 2 teenage children have seen dark shadows in my bedroom and closet even herd growling noises one night I was really tired was half asleep when it felt as if someone was layn on bed beside me I felt bed sink down no one was in house but me really scarey always filling like im being watched

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      cryptid 15 months ago from Earth

      Yikes, Melody! That does sound scary!

    • bonnie 12 months ago

      We recently have been mostly feeling things and I have seen what looks like someone walking to the bathroom and recently we had a friend stop by and she kind of confirmed what we have been feeling . our house we rent is dated 1825 to 1920 also was housing for mill workers. My 11 year old has recently started acting strange and her room is one area of feelibgs not bad but not good either what should we do?

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      cryptid 12 months ago from Earth

      Hi Bonnie. Sounds really scary and strange, but it also seems like things that can be easily explained away. Try to think it through and find any reasonable explanations for what you are experiencing. If you can't find explanations, and if the activity intensifies, you may wish to contact a local paranormal investigation team to check it out. Good luck and try not to freak out!

    • Beppie 8 months ago

      I believe ,I have a ghost in my apartment. At first I heard someone calling my name at night,then I felt someone touch my back and now Someone or something pushes my left foot that wakes me up and now this morning I felt someone poked my left foot while I wasn't sleeping. Each time I felt my left foot being touched my foot was under the blanket,I even asked my husband if he done it but it wasn't him because most of the time he isn't in the bedroom.

    • harley 7 months ago

      I recently moved into a new house with my dad and step-mom long with siblings.But the reason we got the house is kinda creepy.we got the house because the husband of the family before us had had a heart attack and died

      when i found out i was sure that my house was haunted and a couple weeks later i was convinced because from my bedroom window i could see a milky white figure ( it did not look human just a strand of white) glide right past my window and now i am scared i am not sure but i do beleive in ghosts.

    • Alex Lamott 5 months ago

      Ever since my grandpa past away my Grandma and papaw/ there son. They have been hearing his laugh footsteps and him breathing on us this all that has happened so far. I only think it is him because it's been happening ever since he died

    • Karis 4 months ago

      Ok so I'm meant to be moving to a house and it was built in 1800s and my brother thinks it's weird how people moved in and like left its been abandoned for 5 years and my brother says he finds it sketchy I was never worried about it but since he said to me I've actually become really scared but I mean I don't think there's anything wrong with it and it doesn't help all the horror movies I've watched lol but I would like I don't want to be left home alone there but I will be anyone got any advice for me ?????

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      cryptid 4 months ago from Earth

      Hi Karis! My advice is: Don't freak out! Despite the odd feelings experienced by your brother, it sounds like you have absolutely nothing to fear from your new house. If weird things start happening then it might time to freak out, but until then why stress yourself out? There is no reason to worry so far, so enjoy your new house.

    • dee 3 months ago

      I just bought a house i have seen a shadow in the shape of a person every nite around the same time my tv shuts off lights go on and off now doors open and close im freeking out after i bought it i found bottles of holy water in all the window seals i thought maybe the previous owners was religious now i wonder why it was there more things keep happening im ready to sell

    • Madison 2 months ago

      Hi, my cat Raven just died 1 month ago, and I have heard strange noises, and have even seen him around the house. We have two other cats, but I his meow was different than theirs. I was wanting know if he was haunting my house and why I can see him. I am going through a bit of grief. I was wondering if you can tell me a little more about the ghosts. Thanks, Madison.

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      cryptid 2 months ago from Earth

      Hi Madison. I'm sorry to hear about your cat. It's always very sad when we lose a pet. Sightings of ghost animals are not uncommon, but of course I have no way to know if that is what you are experiencing. You may wish to document your encounters so you have a written record of what is happening. It's probably a good idea to talk to someone if you are experiencing grief over the loss of your pet as well. Good luck!

    • Shellsea 7 weeks ago

      This morning when I awakened I observed a dress in my closet moving. I watched as this black linen sheath dress that was on a padded hanger moved in the underarm/chest area. Ok, so I'm not fully awake yet. I pinched myself. Yes! I am fully awake. I reached over and got my glasses and put them on and the dress is still moving. I then got up on my knees to be more aligned with the area of the movement. I could not believe what I was seeing. The dress is still moving. I thought how could a critter possibly have gotten in, made it's way to the most distant closet, in my furtherest bedroom and select this particular dress or any other article of clothing for that matter, and climb up inside of it.

      Finally I got two words out of my mouth. "Oh God"!!! The movement stopped instantly! I then ran to the kitchen pantry, got an opaque trash bag, gingerly removed the dress from the closet hanger and all, folded it over twice bagged it and tied a knot in it. So far nothing has emerged from the dress in the opaque bag. I'm pretty distraught over this incident. Any opinions, ideas? As an aside I will tell you that this is my dress that I wear to funerals. Am I about to die? Is someone I know about to die? Is someone I love who has passed over visiting me?

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      cryptid 7 weeks ago from Earth

      Hi Shellsea. I certainly wouldn't jump to the conclusion that you or anyone you know is about to die, or even that there was a supernatural occurrence. You are smart to assume there was a critter or some other reason for the dress to move and I would continue to seek reasonable explanations. Once those are exhausted, perhaps you may have a haunting in your home, but without further incidents I wouldn't decide that's true either.

      Try not to freak out, and see where things go from here. Don't expect the worst! Good luck and let us know how things go.

    • rj 7 weeks ago

      hi cryptid...i dnt have any experience with ghosts but i'm in a confusion of exsisting of ghosts and such stuffs........i think there is some power r energy tht causes all some stuff and also it mi8 be the imagination of our mind...i have been not intrested in such stuffs but after i got into my college ...i got some ideas of ghosts and their theory...i have searching some placese in my from coimbatore ,tamil nadu, intrested in this doing my pharm.d (nothing related to ghosts) but i have a idea that ghosts are only type of energy that gives us a imaginary figure according through our thoughts......this energy induces our fears and mi8 give a picture or smtg in narnia 3 movie at the climax....pls reply for my confusion and abt my idealogy....:-)

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      cryptid 7 weeks ago from Earth

      Hi rj: Your theory is interesting, but doesn't account for events where the apparition is witnessed by more than one person. Or, the scant evidence where ghosts reveal themselves through photography, video and sound recordings. For those things to occur there must be a physical presence, not simply mental imagery. It seems there must be some scientific explanation beyond hallucinations or energy that manifest only in our minds.

    • Kate 6 days ago

      I hear weird things and they scare me

    • EX farm boy 5 days ago

      I grew up with a nice ghost in my house. She would actually clean but not put things back in the right place. There were constant footsteps when nobody but me was home, thinks that had been moved, and the rare audible voice that was just the tone of a stern mother but never angry if the kitchen was not left clean. The previous owner of the house told his granddaughter to ask my sister, a high school teacher/librarian to ask her "how is the ghost?"

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