is a brief history of the goings on at my home.
The house is an end terraced 2 bedroom council house. Downstairs
the rooms consist of a living room, kitchen and small hallway.
The hallway connects directly to the living room and kitchen,
and there used to be a doorway between the kitchen and living
room (now bricked up), so it would have been possible to walk
through all the rooms in a circle. The upstairs consists of 2
bedrooms and a combined bathroom and toilet and a small connecting
landing. There is and airing cupboard on the landing and a built
in closet in the main (larger of the 2) bedroom. The main bedroom
is at the front of the house and the bathroom and second bedroom
are at the rear. The built in closet in the main room is above
the stair well. We are currently researching the history of the
house but as yet have nothing to tell, apart from it is about
50 years old. Present occupants of the house are myself John (36)
Jane (28) and Lucy (12) My wife Jane moved into the house in 1991
and has told me that she used to quite regularly see someone,
or rather someone's shadow walk from the kitchen and down the
hallway and then up the stairs. This would have been impossible
at the time as the door between the kitchen and hallway was closed
and blocked on the kitchen side by a twin tub washing machine.
I moved in in 1998 and have had some experiences here myself,
apart from the feeling that house is never empty, I have seen
the bathroom taps turn themselves on and off without intervention
from myself or others in the house. I have found the ceiling lights
in the hallway (a three way spot light) with one of the lights
pushed so hard into the ceiling that the surround (a circular
piece of glass supported by two pieces of metal) was bent out
of shape. I have also found on many occasions that the light bulbs
in all rooms have been unscrewed just enough to stop them working.
Another point which maybe unconnected is that light bulbs don't
seem to last very long in the house and blow very often. One other
episode involving light bulbs which I found very interesting and
have no explanation for follows. The light in question is a table
lamp and has a bayonet fitting for the bulb and not a screw fitting
as many others in the house do. The lamp is at the rear of the
living room and sits on top a stereo system and is close to my
pc. The lamp was switched on and the bulb burning properly when
my step daughter Lucy brought her mum a cup of coffee. Jane was
on the pc so Lucy had to lean over the stereo and past the lamp
to place the coffee on the window cill, as she leant over she
very lightly brushed the lampshade. At this point the bulb came
free of its fitting and fell onto the stereo. To remove this bulb
you have to exert downwards pressure and turn it anti clockwise
about a quarter turn, so it is very unlikely that just touching
the shade could cause the bulb to "jump" from its socket.
I witnessed the whole event from start to finish and would swear
on a stack of bibles that there was no way this could have happened
without a psychical cause. On most nights when myself and my wife
are in bed we can hear two voices coming from the living room.
One male and one female, the voices are indistinct as we are hearing
them through the floor of our bedroom and we can not make any
words. I have on many occasions gone to investigate the voices
only to have them stop as I leave the bedroom and have never found
anyone in the living room. I will from this point describe a few
of my personal experiences in the house. When in the house alone
I will often take a bath and leave the bathroom door open so that
I can hear music being played on the stereo. I lay in the bath
so that the door is behind and slightly to the right of me, and
on two separate occasions I have seen the shadow of someone pass
by the door. The shadow is on the wall opposite the door in the
bathroom and by the time I have turned to investigate has gone,
and there has never been anyone present who could have caused
the shadow. Also in the bathroom on occasions to numerous to count
I have been using the toilet and watched as the cold water tap
in the sink has started to run and then stopped again. I can not
say whether the tap turns as although this has happened many times
it still comes as a bit of a shock. My wife has also heard the
taps in the bath come on and heard the shower fitting which fits
over the taps being played with although she has never seen it
happen. I have had a jacket go missing from the hall way which
has never turned up again ( although more mundane reasons are
more than possible for that one I admit), and several occasions
have found small screws on the living room floor with no idea
as to where they might have come from. Just recently the stereo
has started to switch itself on, but not play any music (this
could be cause by infra red interference as the stereo has a remote
control). The above incidents are troublesome but not felt to
be in anyway threatening or malicious. However there have been
times when a presence has been felt in the house that was threatening!
I'm afraid that I haven't any real dates to give you but to the
best of my memory all these events have taken place at the end
of February. And all have happened in the night when we have been
in bed; in fact they all seem to be connected to the bedroom.
On the first occasion that I can remember Jane and myself were
in bed at about 1am when we started to hear noises in the room
and the rest of the house, just footsteps and the sound of things
being moved around. The noises seemed to be coming mainly from
downstairs to such an extent that we both believed that we were
being burgurled. This went on for several minutes until I was
convinced that there was someone in house. We were both quite
concerned at this time so I decide to arm myself with a Japanese
sword that I have for decoration that happened to be in the bedroom
(I'm brave huh?) After searching the house and finding no one
about or anything moved or missing I returned to bed. The atmosphere
in the house remained threatening, although I am willing to admit
that this could well have been due the previous events upsetting
us, so much so that we decided to spend the rest of the night
downstairs. About a year later we were again in bed when we both
had the feeling that something was in the room with us. It wasn't
a pleasant sensation and we both agreed at the time that we felt
threatened and very uncomfortable. Again we spent the night downstairs.
At no time during this incident did we hear or see anything unusual.
This year in late February Jane went to bed alone as I was on
the PC, I can't remember what time. Some 20 or 30 minutes later
she came back downstairs white as a sheet. I asked her what was
wrong and she told me that she had been lying in bed trying to
sleep when she felt that she was no longer alone. She opened her
eyes and looked around the room but could see no one there. At
this point she noticed the room get darker than it already was
( the curtains were closed and the light off, outside in the street
across from our house is a street light that shines in the window
so the room is never completely dark, the light was working at
the time.) As the room darkened she felt hands pushing her down
onto the bed with some force and found that she could not move.
She was also aware that she could not scream or indeed make any
noise at all at this point she panicked and can't remember much
else apart from the feeling that someone was trying to turn her
head so that her face would have been pushed into the pillow.
She has stated the attack felt both malicious and sexual in nature
although no sexual contact was made that she can remember, and
every time she managed to move a little she was forced back into
the same position. She has also told me that when she was trying
to scream her throat felt quite painful as if she had been screaming
for a long period of time her throat was sore afterwards for some
time. We returned to bed together about an hour later as she would
not go alone. About ten minutes after turning the light out I
became aware of us not being alone in the room and the room darkened
considerably again. At this point I got out of bed and switched
the light back on. We spent the rest of the night sleeping downstairs.
This is to date the worst event that we experienced in the house.
We have had several small occurrences such as light bulbs unscrewing
them selves etc. but nothing else threatening. In July this year
I decided to keep a small diary of events, here it is:
Whilst lying in bed and trying to get to sleep I was facing
my wife with back facing to wards the door of the room something
or someone touched my backside. The feeling can best be described
as a ball rolling off the quilt. I could not have been my wife
touching me as she was on the opposite side of the bed facing
away from me. There was no one else in the room at the time.
I did not feel threatened.
19th July 12:50 am.
Jane went into daughter's room to switch off the TV in there
and felt a strong presence. I went up to check and can confirm
that I also felt a presence. It appeared to behind at all times
no matter where I went in the room. The presence did not feel
threatening and was indeed comforting as though it was watching
19th July 1:00 am
I witnessed what could have been a cobweb in the living room
above my fish tank and near the rear window, I mention this
because it was moving quite rapidly an there were no draughts,
shortly after wards I saw what can only be described as black
dots about the size of a ten pence piece appear and disappear
in rapid succession, about 7 in all. At this point I asked if
anyone was in the room, and if so could they make themselves
known. No reply.
20th July 9:40 pm
While all 3 of where sat downstairs watching the telly we all
heard a tap in the bathroom start to run and then stop. Upon
investigation it seemed to be the cold water tap in the sink,
as there was evidence of water in the sink.
20th July 11:52 pm.
Jane told me she could feel someone blowing on her back, she
had one of our dogs sat with her at the time, but the dog was
at her front no where near her back. I could feel a very cold
area around her. Jane said that was quite frightened by this
and got up to move away from the spot, the coldness followed
her around the room. Some time later I noticed a second cold
spot had formed near me. I felt no fear just fascination as
the cold spots tracked us around the room. The event lasted
for nearly an hour.
27th July 1:06 am
I was upstairs in the bathroom using the toilet when something
heavy hit the bath causing it bang very loudly and me to finish
what I was doing and leave very quickly. I asked Jane if she
had heard it and she said that she had but thought it was me
on the stairs.
11th August 8:30 pm.
I was in the living room at the P.C. when a bad smell like an
open rubbish bag became apparent for about 2 ½ minutes. I took
a photo with my dig cam but found nothing. Checked to see if
I could locate the source of the smell and again found nothing.
11th August 10:00 pm.
The most astounding thing that has happened here happened tonight.
I was in the bathroom again when I saw what appeared to be hand
waving at me in front of the blinds that we have across the
window. The hand was solid looking although it was like I was
seeing through a heat haze. I forgot to write down the dates
for this but we tried an experiment in the house. Here's what
we did and what happened. I placed a coin on a piece of paper
and drew around it then sprinkled talcum powder over it as well.
I asked verbally if any spirits present could move the coin
for us. I also wrote the same thing on the piece of paper. Two
days later I could see that the coin had moved about 2mm! a
week after the experiment started I was about to remove the
coin as I felt a week was long enough when I noticed that the
coin had moved about 10 mm in the opposite direction! I took
some photos and then removed the coin. Well the house has been
quiet for a couple of weeks now but I will let you all know
of any future events and keep you posted. I have taken lots
of pics in the house with my digital camera and caught orbs
and some other things.
Monday 27th August 1am approx.
While sitting in the living room we heard a scraping sound as
if something was being dragged across our wooden floor. After
investigating I noticed that a piece of wood I keep in the room
to prop up the lid of my fish tank (it's very heavy) had moved
about 2 inches across the floor. Neither myself nor my wife
saw it move but we both heard it. About 10 mins later I heard
a loud bang from upstairs as if someone had hit the inside of
the bath with a hammer, I investigated and found nothing.
Tuesday 28th August 3am precisely
I had been in bed for about 20 mins and unable to sleep when
I heard a footfall in the room, it was very distinct. I glanced
at the clock and was exactly 3 am. I became VERY nervous and
left the room.