To think our house might be haunted?

(167 Posts)
SunBathinginNevada Tue 25-Jun-13 14:31:20

I'm a non-believer usually but some weird shit has happened since we moved in 3 weeks ago. The heating keeps turning itself onto the highest setting (it was like a sauna in here yesterday) and we keep finding water splashes up walls when nobody has been in the house.

Last night I went to our bedroom to find all the duvet and pillows off the bed and on the floor. DH swears he didn't do it.

Today I come home from work and my ornamental elephants are laid on their sides with their tusks missing and what appears to be a red liquid leaking from them and onto the carpet. It looks awful. Nobody else has been in the house. AIBU to start wondering if maybe something weird is going on?

hiddenhome Tue 25-Jun-13 14:32:19

Is the red liquid raspberry cordial?

AllThatGlistens Tue 25-Jun-13 14:32:23

Erm the elephant thing is weird! Do you have a photo? What's the liquid?

SunBathinginNevada Tue 25-Jun-13 14:38:07

The red stuff is dark and sticky and it's all over the tusks too which have just been left next to the elephants.

nennypops Tue 25-Jun-13 14:39:09

YABU. Read my lips. There are no such things as ghosts.

Pennyacrossthehall Tue 25-Jun-13 14:40:32

Run. Just run.

On a more serious note: someone is messing with you. Changing the locks would be first on the list, as well as checking all the windows (and other means of access) are closed when you go out.

BeKindToYourKnees Tue 25-Jun-13 14:41:31

How do you know they are water splashes?

AllThatGlistens Tue 25-Jun-13 14:41:47

I'm sure you've already thought about this but does anyone else have a key? Weird landlord? Old tenants?

How exciting yet scary.

Any chance cats could be getting in?

Keeps record of incidents. How dies the house feel? Any weird vibes?

frizzcat Tue 25-Jun-13 14:42:27

Change your locks - old renters/owners or maybe family with a spare key are playing a joke - or what they think is a joke .....

hiddenhome Tue 25-Jun-13 14:43:17

I think somebody's been in.

You need to change the locks.

CuChullain Tue 25-Jun-13 14:43:18

Hmmmmmm

First of all take the tin foil hat off

Second, as someone else has suggested change the locks.

Third, if these strange goings on continue have a word with your DH

ArthurSixpence Tue 25-Jun-13 14:43:36

I don't believe either, but weird things have happened at work that I cannot explain.

Pictures of the elephants would be fascinating.

SunBathinginNevada Tue 25-Jun-13 14:44:30

Nobody else should have a key other than perhaps the old owners but we were told they moved miles away. It definitely appears to be water splashes on the walls as it dries without a trace. Cats can't get in and even if they could, how would they have done all that? cats can't strip a full bed or create an elephant massacre scene on the fireplace.

loveliesbleeding1 Tue 25-Jun-13 14:46:21

Weird as hell, can you leave a camera recording somewhere discreet and see what's happening, think thats what I would do.

SunBathinginNevada Tue 25-Jun-13 14:46:55

I am keeping a log. So far we have the heating turning itself on full all the time (until the house reaches such a temperature that people are starting to feel faint). The bed being stripped. Some odd noises. The TV being on when we got up one morning, water splashes on the walls and now the elephants.

Where is your house built? Is it an old building or did it used to be a school or shelter or hospital grounds or anywhere someone could have died in bad circumstances? Is it possible to research previous owners?

Oh yes and the camera is a fab idea! (Nanny cams maybe) something people won't know is a camera

ShatnersBassoon Tue 25-Jun-13 14:50:14

Someone is trying to scare you.

Pennyacrossthehall Tue 25-Jun-13 14:50:36

Where is your house built? Is it an old building or did it used to be a school or shelter or hospital grounds or anywhere someone could have died in bad circumstances? Is it possible to research previous owners?

You have seen waaaaaaay too many movies! :~)

SunBathinginNevada Tue 25-Jun-13 14:51:08

The house is only 10 years old.

WildlingPrincess Tue 25-Jun-13 14:51:19

I'm a believer but always check for the normal explanation first! I'd go with former occupiers, cats or a madman in your attic first.

penny these things fascinate me beyond belief. smile

Solo Tue 25-Jun-13 14:51:44

I used to live in a house that was haunted and all kinds of weird stuff happened. The TV being turned on, the gas fire being on full blast in the front room on a weekend morning when I got up, lights and kettles turning on (was in the room when the kettle switched on), the oven...
Does/would it bother you op if it is a ghost? I loved having my house guest.

But what was on the land before?

unobtanium Tue 25-Jun-13 14:52:57

Oh, my TV has turned itself on a few times, to very loud volume, at about 3 am. Definitely no spookies in my house. Just something weird going on electrically. Same could apply to your thermostat.

Elephants and bed-stripping are harder to explain.

Plant the cameras. This could be interesting...

Pennyacrossthehall Tue 25-Jun-13 14:55:19

Wheresmycaffeinedrip these things fascinate me beyond belief.

Fascination is OK, as long as you know it's not real. wink

dufflefluffle Tue 25-Jun-13 14:55:32

Marking my spot here - fascinating stuff! Could your dh be setting you up????

penny but it is real wink

Fully fledged believer here!! grin

WafflyVersatile Tue 25-Jun-13 15:00:43

changing locks is fairly inexpensive and easy. Change the lever one rather than the yale one (assuming that's what you have)

Take the lever one out and to a local hardware shop and the new one will probably slip right in (ish) You can get 5 lever dead bolts for about £20.

Remember to do the back door too.

It's not ghosts.
No windows left open or openable?
No cat flaps and cat couldn't do all that.
No signs of break-in.
No shared loft space?
That leaves someone who is in possession of a key to your house playing silly-buggers.

ShatnersBassoon Tue 25-Jun-13 15:02:04

The logical explanation is far more frightening than a haunting confused. If these things really are happening and you're convinced your DH isn't to blame, you need to let the police know that someone is getting into your house and doing things that are frightening you.

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 25-Jun-13 15:04:00

Agree with Shatners, someone has been in. Do you have any DC?

squoosh Tue 25-Jun-13 15:04:21

I would definitely prefer a ghost to some mortal weirdo breaking in and doing these things.

Change The Locks!

phantomhairpuller Tue 25-Jun-13 15:06:08

I'd be more concerned that someone was getting in tbh. And I'm a fully fledged believer in all things woo.

Keep us posted wink

Fragglewump Tue 25-Jun-13 15:08:51

Elephant massacre is the weirdest by far!!?!?! Wtf!?!

bellasuewow Tue 25-Jun-13 15:12:19

fascinating post, if it is a naughty ghostie then apparently you need to not be fearful, be authoritative, claim your space and point out to them firmly like you would to a child that this is now your house and they no longer live here and they need to stop fiddling with your things. I know how bonkers that sounds but may make you feel better. Or you could tell them to start paying the mortgage and if they are so good at moving stuff around then you expect the laundry to be done when you get back from work and they can clean those window's while they're at it. good luck x

GibberTheMonkey Tue 25-Jun-13 15:17:58

Need a picture of the elephants for sure

Definitely marking my place for this one. How freaky. After the elephant incident, i would definitely be placing some cameras around the house. And then watch the recording behind my hands.

SodaStreamy Tue 25-Jun-13 15:47:44

Oh shock

Neither explaination sounds good does it.

For what it's worth I do believe in ghosts but loads don't.

Fakebook Tue 25-Jun-13 15:57:13

I'd also like to see a picture of the elephants.

Take a bit of the red stuff and lick it.

Clearlymisunderstood Tue 25-Jun-13 16:02:49

I really hope it is your DH messing with you! The other explanations are terrifying!

place marking as very intrigued

Def change locks and set up hidden cameras! shock

Isildur Tue 25-Jun-13 16:18:18

Well your house isn't haunted. If you had an actual, verifiable haunting, you'd be marking a turning point in human history, and make yourself an actual fortune.

What you probably have is dodgy plumbing/leaking pipes behind the walls, and either a practical joker for a family member, or a psycho with a spare set of keys. Or someone with shares in the local 'home security' business.

I suppose it's also possible that your mind is playing tricks on you.

valiumredhead Tue 25-Jun-13 16:20:21

Call the police, someone has been in your house.

Flossiechops Tue 25-Jun-13 16:24:29

Very scary indeed op!

ouryve Tue 25-Jun-13 16:28:04

Tell DH that he needs to organise someone to change the locks. He'll find it easier to sop messing oyu about, if it is him.

ouryve Tue 25-Jun-13 16:28:32

Stop. You. No, my keyboard isn't haunted, either, oddly enough.

mistlethrush Tue 25-Jun-13 16:33:01

Have you got anything you can use to do a recording?

gaggiagirl Tue 25-Jun-13 16:36:31

Does the red liquid smell of anything you have in your house? Cosmetic or food perhaps?
I am woo and that elephant thing has got a touch of Amityville about it but I would be more inclined to find a more logical explanation first.

TunipTheVegedude Tue 25-Jun-13 16:37:32

Your house isn't haunted and Ouryve's suggestion makes sense.

GoshlyoHeavens Tue 25-Jun-13 16:44:11

Heating = fixable

Bedding = doesn't matter

Bleeding ornamental elaphants = AAAAGGGGHHHH

expatinscotland Tue 25-Jun-13 16:54:10

It's an elephant-hating gnome.

Gruntfuttock Tue 25-Jun-13 17:04:51

"It's an elephant-hating gnome."

I think so too, and they're murder to get rid of, but do not worry because help is available www.perpetualkid.com/gnome-be-gone-bobby.aspx

Gruntfuttock Tue 25-Jun-13 17:06:34

I've just realised that they're ^^ no longer available, so sorry, but you're doomed.

HTH smile

PiratesLifeForMe Tue 25-Jun-13 17:08:55

Ooh intrigued!! My heating used to come on in the middle of the night but that was definitely a dodgy timer.. All the bedding off the bed & the elephant massacre....that's another matter!

Get a ghost-cam set up Paranormal Activity stylee...shock

captainBeaky Tue 25-Jun-13 17:11:52

Hmmm, nice try! Trunkless elephants mwahhahahahah

hellymelly Tue 25-Jun-13 17:13:53

I believe in ghosts but I would be very scared that someone could have come in and done all that. The elephant thing is horrible. I would call the rozzers asap, and get them on to it, and then maybe set up a camera too.

captainBeaky Tue 25-Jun-13 17:15:05

people are believing this?

Solo Tue 25-Jun-13 17:17:06

What reason is there not to captainBeaky?

expatinscotland Tue 25-Jun-13 17:21:19

You know, this woman on Channel 4 has aliens who come in and mess with her ornaments, too. The world abounds with beings who travel millions of miles to participate in ornament abuse.

There you have it: it's aliens.

scripsi Tue 25-Jun-13 17:23:45

Could you get in some cameras and not tell DH that you're doing that? You should at least change the locks ASAP.

mercury7 Tue 25-Jun-13 17:25:06

Change locks & get a camera

If you are being serious then I echo what everyone else has said, change the locks!!

lessonsintightropes Tue 25-Jun-13 19:04:45

We had a 'ghost' in an old rental place - would come home and the cleaning had been done; once beds had been slept in when we'd made them before leaving the house; keys moved from room to room. Once we came back and the floor had just been mopped. Weird and a bit scary but at least more helpful than bleeding elephants!

TimeofChange Tue 25-Jun-13 19:06:03

If, after changing the locks, the wierd stuff continues, then the Spiritualist Church will have people who can help you.

I think they would be better than the CoE or RC vicars & priests.

They will ask it to leave and release it.

DawnOfTheDee Tue 25-Jun-13 19:11:51

It's Pipes! Ruuuuunnnnnn.........

grin

Buswanker Tue 25-Jun-13 19:33:13

I guess as your house is quite new you don't have shared loft space?
I agree to check it's not your husband or someone else, also agree with camera hidden away (don't tell anyone else you are doing it)
When I was a kid my brother rearranged all my slyvanian families into dead positions in my dolls house so it looked like a massacre in every room. Even the grandma hamster thingy was murdered in the attic conversion sad
I am a bit woo so would be interested to hear spooky views on what it could be in your house.

Shutupanddrive Tue 25-Jun-13 19:39:57

Change the locks and send DH into the attic to make sure no-one is living there shock

microserf Tue 25-Jun-13 19:45:07

Another believer in general things woo that thinks someone has keys to your house. I would have dh check all access points and hides holes and get front and back door lock changed. I think someone is in the house.

dubstarr73 Tue 25-Jun-13 19:54:40

I am woo but it sounds like someone joking.It just seems to far fetched.If someone was living in your attic that would really be drawing attention to themselves.

I think its someone closer to home

xylem8 Tue 25-Jun-13 19:59:57

Do you have any pre-teens?

I too am more inclined to think that it is a person rather than a ghost (as much as I would love to believe ghosts exist, they fascinate me too grin)
However, if it is a person than I would see this as more than just messing about or someone joking about. Breaking the tusks off your ornamental elephants and dousing them in red liquid is more than just a harmless prank. It is wilful damage and I would interpret it as threatening.

Get the cctv set up (don't even tell dh) and see what's going on.

xylem8 Tue 25-Jun-13 20:25:43

I ask about preteens because we experienced some weird things when 2 of our DC were approaching puberty

MummyPig24 Tue 25-Jun-13 20:30:25

Creepy!!

MummyMastodon Tue 25-Jun-13 20:34:51

Are the elephants, or the tusks, ivory?

We have some very old Ivory carved elephants (inherited) and I've always felt a bit uneasy having them around, as though the slaughtered elephants they were made from might take revenge... shock

plieadianpony Tue 25-Jun-13 20:42:23

Your joking right???

maddening Tue 25-Jun-13 21:21:55

It could be faulty heating - and if the elephants are made of some sort of composite/resin they could have melted and fallen over and if the tusks had been glued on they may have come off - could accout for sticky residue too.

Ledkr Tue 25-Jun-13 21:38:02

Where's expat ?
I'm a believer. There's no more proof that the supernatural doesn't exist than there is that it does.

MalcolmTuckersMum Tue 25-Jun-13 21:46:46

I think - and you'll forgive my cynicism here - that if this were me I'd be straight on the blower to the DM making some money out of all this. If it was real, that's what I'd be doing.

Helpyourself Tue 25-Jun-13 21:53:00

Heating problem and the elephants melted. Bedding was dcs mucking around.
Hth grin

FoxyHarlow123 Tue 25-Jun-13 21:58:52

Well if it is someone letting themselves in, then that person has waaaay too much time on their hands. Why would you enter someone else's house, mess the bedding up, break ornaments and turn the heating up? That would be such utterly random things to do. I refuse to believe that anyone is that bored! Set the camera up and report back OP!

bumbleymummy Tue 25-Jun-13 22:05:37

Way to many sensible explanations here. What happened to all the good ghosty threads?! smile

bumbleymummy Tue 25-Jun-13 22:05:48

Too*

MalcolmTuckersMum Tue 25-Jun-13 22:06:59

Ah well bumbley - there's 'good' ghosty threads and then there's the kind of thing that would make Del Boy blush. If you know what I mean.

twofingerstoGideon Tue 25-Jun-13 22:22:45
Seenitall Tue 25-Jun-13 22:26:33

An instant way (whilst you consider lock changes) put a tiny piece of Sellotape on your front and back door your soon know if someone's entered your house (also great for catching ex's out when they swear blind they've lost your keys when you ask for them back')

Littleballofhate Tue 25-Jun-13 22:31:20

I much prefer a ghost to an odd tusk dehusker weirdo..now then, if it is a spirit, you can calmly explain the house is yours, and they must move on.
If you happen to have any Holy Water hanging about you could bless each room with a few sprinkles.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Tue 25-Jun-13 22:35:25

Put a camera up.

I so want an update to this.

carlywurly Tue 25-Jun-13 22:44:47

I know plenty of people who've experienced this kind of stuff including my own parents who are perfectly sane. I definitely think there's something to it and it irritates me when people dismiss it out of hand.

It happened an awful lot when I was pre teen and lived at home. The piano used to play itself, things vanished and reappeared in odd places and the like. I recently went on a training course in a building where we used to hear clear foot steps in the corridor, the door would open itself but nobody was there.

My friend got someone in to clear the energy in his house and that sorted it - this was a very logical engineer bloke who actually felt someone shoving him on the stairs in his house a few times.

I could go on. It really has happened to loads of people I know.. The elephant thing is proper odd, I don't like the idea of that, be it someone's idea of a joke or anything supernatural.

Get some smudging sticks and have a go with those! (Ask at a woo shop..) grin

lessonsintightropes Tue 25-Jun-13 22:57:09

Really like seenitall 's suggestion.

plieadianpony Tue 25-Jun-13 23:03:01

please keep us up to date on the ghost... i'm quite impressed with the elephant tusk thing. ..and ghosts that strip the beds?! Handy! We had one in our house for a few years while my sister and i were pre-teens. Never did anything as exciting as strip beds or make elephant tusks bleed. Just threw a few things around and turned electricals on and off.....

apostropheuse Tue 25-Jun-13 23:12:30

It's probably your MIL. She's entering your home using the key your DH gave her and moving things around for no other reason than you being married to her son. She is of course being unreasonable.

The only other feasible explanation is that you've forgotten to take your medication too many times.

HTH

LimitedEditionLady Tue 25-Jun-13 23:12:45

Really why haven't you called the police?
I haven't read every ones posts but if i went home and found that firstly i'd be like someones got a key,secondly what if they are still here in the loft or something and thirdly ew what is this red crap on my flipping elephants.Sorry if i offend anyone who believes it is a ghost,i do not think anyone should believe anything but what they think is right but I think logically.I'd be more scared of the weird tormentor and wonder what their intentions are.

ItsDecisionTime Wed 26-Jun-13 01:16:00

Id put up a camera but don't discard the thought that perhaps your house is haunted. I've lived in 2 houses I knew for definite were haunted and 1 I was suspicious about. I used to talk to them grin but didn't have any evidence they heard me!! The hauntings followed a specific pattern which was repeated night after night. They didn't do different things on different days. I think someone is playing a prank on you.

gaggiagirl Wed 26-Jun-13 09:51:37

Has there been any other activity OP?

Apologies if I'm being slow & this is the plot of a Japanese horror, but surely after the elephant thing you called the police? Obviously somebody is entering your house & playing quite unnerving tricks on you.

If you won't call the police then I don't think anyone can offer you any useful advice.

Maybe the OP has had an "accident" sad

I'd be asking the previous occupants why they moved - maybe someone was playing a prank on them and spooked them off too?

dontmeanto Wed 26-Jun-13 11:13:01

hmm

We need Scooby Doo and the gang onto this. I'm going for it being a local developer that wants the land to build his new widget factory on. he needs to scare of the residents so that property prices go low and no-one wants to live there so he can buy it up cheaply. grin

hth.

Fragglewump Wed 26-Jun-13 19:10:28

Op come back. I'm -- a saddo with no life and yours sounds exciting!-- desperate to get an update!

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Wed 26-Jun-13 20:15:28

Is your DH a joker? Maybe the dodgy thermostat and your anxiety inspired him to trash those elephants he has always hated.

The water on the walls is probably the post-piss shake wink

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TotesAmazeGoats Wed 26-Jun-13 21:09:33

Bleeding elephants just gave me the willies. I hate things woo.

Did OP come back?

Veryunsure Wed 26-Jun-13 21:11:02

Where's the OP? Is this a real AIBU?!

Don't tell me they are writing a sequel to The Amityville Horror now, too! Is nothing sacred???

If this did actually happen, I'd call the police as someone is obviously messing with your head as well as the stuff in your house. I imagine it's probably your DH playing a trick or one of your kids but just in case, changing the locks is an idea.

I hope all is well now. smile

Fakebook Thu 27-Jun-13 09:57:08

Come on OP, I thought you might have updated this thread by now! Are you creating an elephant massacre scene to photograph or something hmm.

HeavenlyYoni Thu 27-Jun-13 18:03:23

No update?

Come back OP!

Come back OP!

loveliesbleeding1 Thu 27-Jun-13 18:35:19

Yes please come back!

I would want a house exorcism whether it seemed woo or not tbh. I'd be speaking to my local clergy asap. But if it doesn't worry you and the house 'feels' ok so to speak, then do not worry about it.

I also second the camera idea.

extracrunchy Thu 27-Jun-13 19:00:21

Oi! Update please grin

OnceUponAThyme Thu 27-Jun-13 19:02:54

marking place, I want evidence of angry elephant ornaments staging a battle to the death!

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 19:56:28

*I would want a house exorcism whether it seemed woo or not tbh. I'd be speaking to my local clergy asap

It's more likely that the local clergy would refer you to your GP than to perform an exorcism.

Exorcisms are mostly carried out in Hollywood.

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 19:56:47

bold fail, sorry!

They can be done actually, so no need to be patronising. You could have googled it, rather than make a smart comment at me.

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 20:12:54

I have no need to google it.

valiumredhead Thu 27-Jun-13 20:15:58

Don't suggest a trip to the gp, last time I did that on a woo woo thread there were 3 pages of outrage and 'how could you suggest such a thing?'wink hmm

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 20:18:12

Oh gosh I can only imagine Valium

Oh well. Shit happens.

Good for you. So you just wanted to have a dig at someone. Thanks for that.

I think if something is happening in your house and scaring you, you will look for ways to stop it. Changing the locks, filming it etc. But if none of that works, or explains it, you may want to try others ways. My comment was what I would 'consider'. And clergy wouldn't refer you to a GP, as they do believe in woo stuff.

I need to get another glass of wine. OP come back and update us.

<waves to Valium>

valiumredhead Thu 27-Jun-13 20:20:36

Yeah apparently it was an outrageous suggestion for someone who was seeing things move. I was nice as well, not a hint of sarcasm! Oh wellgrin

valiumredhead Thu 27-Jun-13 20:21:36

Wotcha mome <waves!>grin

valiumredhead Thu 27-Jun-13 20:28:50

Personally I'd be ringing James Randiwink

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 20:28:56

Look I genuinely was not trying to have a dig at you, I was stating a fact. Clergy would tend to ask if you were seeing a doctor or if you hadn't been well etc. They may gently suggest you speak to a medical professional.

Whether you like it or not, the fact is that very often people who go to clergy to ask for an exorcism are troubled individuals who are having psychiatric problems. Often on a little probing you discover they have not been taking prescribed medication because they think there's nothing wrong with them. They genuinely believe supernatural things are happening, but in reality they are hallucinating.

They would not automatically assume that there was a need for an exorcism.

I was not trying to be facetious or smart and I'm obviously not saying that the OP is having psychiatric problems, as I don't know that.

valiumredhead Thu 27-Jun-13 20:32:03

I'd share my million with you momegrin wink

Fragglewump Thu 27-Jun-13 20:47:02

Apostropheuse I think you may be going in a little strong! My very unwoo mother had one of our houses exorcised as strange things had happened. She maintains to this day it laid spirits to rest and the unsettling things stopped! So clergy do perform exorcisms- this was in sleepy Shropshire not Hollywood!!

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 20:52:51

I didn't say they would never perform one. I said it was more likely that they wouldn't. They would look at other reasons first. That's just how it works.

Are you an atheist? Or do you go to Church? You seem to be talking with great authority here, so I'm interested to know how you know these 'facts' and are so certain that the clergy would do the above.

To me it sounds like a generalisation. Yes Churches can attract people with mental health issues I'm not denying that and you would need to ask careful questions, if you've never met the individual before but I do go to Church and have done my whole life, so I know that people can come to your house to pray over it, in it, through it. Call it what you will, it can be done and you would be treated respectfully. It is possible to have someone come to your house to pray through it. I know on mn it all sounds a bit woo but it can be done.

I do feel your first comments about it only happening in Hollywood were patronising actually. But perhaps that's my perception. I rarely come on threads like this, perhaps I need to develop a thicker skin?

Thanks Valium.

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 21:10:51

No I'm not an atheist, I'm a committed Christian and like you have gone to Church all my life.

I apologise if you thought I was patronising in my Hollywood comment. That was not my intention at all. Some people do think it's like Hollywood and they go to the nearest (usually Catholic) priest and think they will perform an exorcism. I am understanding from your last post that you will know better than that.

I have had my houses blessed when I moved into them, so I I'm not saying that those types of things can't be done. That is a very common thing to have done. It's just that it's highly unusual to have a proper bone fide exorcism carried out - certainly in the RC Church. It may be totally different in the Church of England or other denominations. If so, I stand corrected.

If I had name changed I would have been able to explain a little better why I've said what I said, but I want to retain my anonymity. It's not just a random sweeping generalisation though.

BriansBrain Thu 27-Jun-13 21:11:27

Come back op!

apostropheuse Thu 27-Jun-13 21:14:08

Oh and just to correct something...I said exorcisms were mostly carried out in Hollywood, not only.

Just to clarify. smile

plieadianpony Thu 27-Jun-13 21:14:44

Clergy, and churches do do this stuff. Church of England Churches anyway. They probably only have one or two people in a region that do it.

Other people also do it. non-denominational spiritual folk. Its not that weird. There are ghosts. There is an afterlife. It's perfectly normal albeit rare for stuff to happen. It's quite sad but then so is life sometimes.

grin at your 'mostly' correction apostropheuse smile

Levvylife Thu 27-Jun-13 21:44:34

Omg dying to know what's gone on here...

greeneyed Thu 27-Jun-13 22:29:41

Sounds like you've got yourselves a boggart....

lottieandmia Thu 27-Jun-13 22:37:06

If I were you I would be hoping it was something paranormal rather than people breaking into your house which is a far more scary prospect imo!!

Whatever it is it sounds very unnerving. There certainly are some things that cannot be explained but I hope you get to the bottom of it.

plieadianpony Thu 27-Jun-13 23:20:13

the fact is that very often people who go to clergy to ask for an exorcism are troubled individuals who are having psychiatric problems. Often on a little probing you discover they have not been taking prescribed medication because they think there's nothing wrong with them. They genuinely believe supernatural things are happening, but in reality they are hallucinating

Are a born again Christian apostrophere ?

Solo Thu 27-Jun-13 23:23:49

Yes to getting to the bottom of it, but do tell us OP please!!!!!!

happyyonisleepyyoni Thu 27-Jun-13 23:36:28

The ghost must have come back for the OP.

cory Fri 28-Jun-13 08:43:42

Would it be very tactless to point out that the reason most people no longer believe in the Amityville explanation is not that natural explanations were found for moving ornaments etc, but because one of the persons involved admitted that the whole thing was made up from the start?

<waves at HelenMumsnet and the rest of MNHQ>

TweedWasSoLastYear Fri 28-Jun-13 09:13:08

Who you gonna call?????

GHOSTBUSTERS

xylem8 Fri 28-Jun-13 09:29:39

I find it very hard really to believe in ghosts, but I have known severaly sensible logical, reasonable even scientific people who claim to have experienced ghosts (particularly in old houses being altered) that it has opened my mind a little.And then as I said upthread when 2 or our 5 children hit puberty we experienced some strange things particularly while they were sleeping.

Fakebook Fri 28-Jun-13 09:33:15

How long does it take to order and recieve a few ornamental elephants from Amazon?

seaofyou Fri 28-Jun-13 09:41:10

ohhh how exciting if a ghost!

But not is your DH gaslighting you!

Or worse an old tenent! Change locks rule out one thing at a time.

Put your phone on record voice mode in the area with most activity and see if voices are picked up?

Otherwise set up your mobile etc to record at night and see what happens.

My friend used to do exorisms he is a Fransican Monk.

loopylou6 Fri 28-Jun-13 11:26:18

marking my place...

Buzzardbird Fri 28-Jun-13 11:41:20

Strange that the OP hasn't been back. hmm

Buswanker Fri 28-Jun-13 13:26:55

Maybe the OP is the ghost . . .

extracrunchy Sat 29-Jun-13 11:35:17

I smell BS...

cory Sat 29-Jun-13 12:12:37

I did find it amusing that several posters were willing to assume deceit in the shape of an elaborate plot by the poster's dh, any teen children around or even an outside prankster but nobody seemed at all willing to suggest the obvious conclusion.

Surely if we admit the possibility of deceit in the first place, then Ockham's razor demands that we should look for the form that would involve the least effort...

NeopreneMermaid Sat 29-Jun-13 12:14:41

Could the pipes be leaking into the thermostat? That would explain water on the walls AND the thermostat thinking it's really cold so it whacks the heating up full blast. The glue/resin holding the tusks in place then melts in the heat.

You need a plumber, electrician and a heating engineer before you get electrocuted.

TheVermiciousKnid Sat 29-Jun-13 12:17:15

I totally agree, cory ...

charlottehere Sat 29-Jun-13 12:23:04

Marking place

gaggiagirl Sat 29-Jun-13 13:05:20

OP hasn't been back for days.
Either the ghosts got her or we have been had.

VitoCorleone Sat 29-Jun-13 13:42:57

Almost had me til the broken elephants covered in red liquid - overkill.

TheRealFellatio Sat 29-Jun-13 13:45:56

OK, skipping straight in from page 1, the heating thing can be cause by a faulty thermostat. We had this happen in the middle of summer, the room stat was turned off and the rads kept coming on at the fullest temperature. Turn the each rad off at the wall and get the thermostat and pump looked at.

Have no idea about the elephants though. grin

YouTheCat Sat 29-Jun-13 13:46:43

Wasn't there a similar thread to this a few months ago?

Turned out to be utter BS?

Fakebook Sat 29-Jun-13 13:56:32

I think it's time this thread was resurrected

I'm going to start reading it again tonight, because its flipping scary!

oinkment Sat 29-Jun-13 13:59:43

There are lots of these threads recently.

"I'm probably just being a silly, but I'm starting to think my house might be haunted - there's a perfumed smell in the laundry room just after I take everything out of the tumble dryer, and often the kitchen feels warmer than the rest of the house, and odd socks and biros go missing, oh and the other evening there was a flaming pentagram on the ceiling of my bedroom and when I got up to investigate a 13 foot black snake whooshed out of my sleeping husband's arse and screamed Latin poetry at me, but I don't really believe in woo so I'm sure it's nothing really. What do Mumsnetters think? I'm definitely telling the truth, by the way."

AmberSocks Sat 29-Jun-13 14:41:03

OP come back i want to know whats happened!did you do the hidden camera?

cory Sat 29-Jun-13 14:50:10

And here for your further information is William Ockham -specially conjured from the dead in a chalk circle-- to give his elucidation of the problem:

for dh to furtively fiddle with thermostat, sneak up to the bedroom to rearrange pillows, wrench tusks of elephants and insert red liquid- fairly hard work

for disgruntled neighbour or previous tenant to gain access to the house and carry out the above operations- very hard work

for Mumsnetter to sit down and type a few words on a keyboard- requires hardly any work at all

<it's ok, William, you can go back now>

<and could you kindly leave those china leopards alone!>

cory Sat 29-Jun-13 14:51:09

bugger, just because I got him off the china ornaments, he's messed up the delete function instead!

It's true: we're hauuuunted!

loveliesbleeding1 Sat 29-Jun-13 17:43:52

Lol at oinkment x

HeavenlyYoni Mon 01-Jul-13 22:28:03

Bah humbug, OP!

NandH Sun 04-Aug-13 20:40:45

Ermm?... Op NEVER came back [shocked] ... now that's creepy!!!

gordyslovesheep Sun 04-Aug-13 23:30:42

it isn't - hth x

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