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To think our house is haunted?

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Amy214 Thu 12-May-16 22:19:32

Quite long sorry

My mum has lived here for 36 years (my dad moved in at a later date. Mum was just divorced with 2 children) and only 2 people have previously lived here (it was a new ish house back then) when my siblings were younger they experienced some weird things (in my room mostly) my sister said she would see dark shadows standing at the bottom of her bed, she also said she seen a woman who looked like my mum with a jacket on and had her handbag. My brother also experienced someone punching underneath his bed (was full of toys and other rubbish so no one could fit underneath) my mum also checked under the bed and no one was there. He also felt someone breathing on his face. I am now in the same room and i have also felt/heard some weird things. My niece used to stay overnight and she would wake up in the middle of the night and just stare at the door and laugh (room was dimly lit) she is 3 now and has spoke about a man and woman being in the house (casual conversations with thin air) now dd is here weirder things have happened, dd used to sleep in my room and one day when i went to pick her up from a nap she looked right past me and laughed at something, i stepped away and she was still staring at the same thing. She also giggles as if they have said/done something naughty. When im in the room myself i always feel something tugging at my arm or scratching my foot. i have also seen dark shadows at the end of my bed, also at night i always hear a newborn baby cry (we are the only ones in the block with a toddler, neighbours are older) i also hear what sounds like children running up and down the stairs. 3 nights ago i was lying in bed and i heard a mans voice clear as day in my ear, it was very deep and i couldnt understand a word. I got such a fright i leapt out of bed and switched the light and no one was there, no one was outside and my dad was sleeping. Since dd has moved into her own room she has settled and no longer wakes up in the night. How do i check who the previous occupants were? And if there was a death? The house was built in 1975. Or are we just crazy grin

Dvallin Thu 12-May-16 22:24:23

Just crazy I'd say.

Or easily led.

pinkmagic1 Thu 12-May-16 22:28:43

It might not be anything to do with who previously lived in the house but something to do with what was there before the house was built.

CaptainCrunch Thu 12-May-16 22:30:24

What a load of shite.

TheWitTank Thu 12-May-16 22:31:01

YABU. I would stake a million pound on there being no ghosts in your house -they don't exist.

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Thu 12-May-16 22:35:34

No such thing as bloody 'ghosts'!!

RedOnHerHedd Thu 12-May-16 22:38:19

Look up "sleep paralysis". Sounds exactly like what I get and it runs in families. My mum, grandad and two cousins get it. My DS has had it once too. I don't believe it's anything paranormal at all.
The giggling could be something innocent, a fleck of dust floating that caught the light and you couldn't see it maybe? Try not to spook yourself.

AndTakeYourPenguinWithYou Thu 12-May-16 22:38:57

Of course its not haunted. Stop indulging this childish notion.

Amy214 Thu 12-May-16 22:39:44

These things have happened - i thought it was a load of rubbish until i heard a mans voice in my room, it was as if he was right next to me. (thought it was just body twitches or cramp)

Amy214 Thu 12-May-16 22:41:51

Redonherhedd it could be that, i have read about people hallucinating whilst sleeping, dd does sleepwalk sometimes

pigsDOfly Thu 12-May-16 22:42:30

If the house was built in 1975 it's probably got very little in the way of insulation or sound proofing. Highly likely that what you're hearing is your neighbours' televisions or even the neighbours themselves.

It's not ghosts, really it isn't.

Amy214 Thu 12-May-16 22:44:10

Pigsdofly i hope its the neighbours grin

CantAffordtoLive Thu 12-May-16 22:45:50

You know what, for all of you who ridicule the OP, until you have actually had some 'exerience' you really do not know what you are talking about.

AndTakeYourPenguinWithYou Thu 12-May-16 22:49:26

We do though. There is no "Exerience" pf ghosts to be had.

AndTakeYourPenguinWithYou Thu 12-May-16 22:49:37

OF! Lol

Ilovenannyplum Thu 12-May-16 22:49:47

OP that would scare me too, I'd be out of there like a shot hmm
Could you bunk in with your DD and see if you feel better in that room?

BurningBridges Thu 12-May-16 22:50:02

You seem to have lived there a very long time and put up with all this? Why do you feel more worried now?

TheWitTank Thu 12-May-16 22:50:18

I know exactly what I'm talking about. Ghosts do not exist. I can say that with absolute certainty. No ridicule -surely the OP would rather people say the truth than agree with a load of bollocks? I'm not saying she doesn't think these things are happening, but the explanation is not the paranormal.

CaptainCrunch Thu 12-May-16 22:50:37

If you meant "experience" then yes I have and it was caused by sleep deprivation. Ghosts do NOT exist and it's utterly ridiculous that this nonsense is still peddled by allegedly intelligent people in the modern age.

BurningBridges Thu 12-May-16 22:51:04

BTW are you saying its just one room?

Amy214 Thu 12-May-16 22:52:42

Cantafford i didnt want to post this as i thought it was nuts but i thought there is surely someone out there who could explain what we have been experiencing? I cant think of an explanation as to why i hear a newborn baby cry (none of our neighbours have babies, they are all older)

KittyKrap Thu 12-May-16 22:53:15

Is it built over an old Indian burial ground?
If so, don't get a swimming pool, if not then you'll be fine..

Amy214 Thu 12-May-16 22:56:27

Yes it is just one room, i used to sleep in dds room when i was younger and none of this happened when i slept in there. It has only got worse since dd was born. It doesnt happen every day only around 2-4 times a week?

Amy214 Thu 12-May-16 22:57:10

Kittykrap family guy?

Arfarfanarf Thu 12-May-16 22:57:49

I think, Amy, it's likely a combination of several things.
Noise from outside, kids toys, overactive imaginations, kids fibbing for fun/to tease/cos kids are weird grin exaggerations, winding up of siblings and misremembering, sleep disorder and after a certain point - expectation. Tell yourself your house is haunted and every creak becomes a footstep.

Ive never heard of a ghost walking through an open garden in front of 50 people with video cameras at 2 pm on a saturday afternoon, have you? grin it's all lone person, dark corner. Which leads me to believe it is the mind not a spirit. The mind is extremely powerful. People underestimate it. It can play tricks.

But. If you truly believe that your house is haunted then perhaps ask a priest to bless it. That may make you feel that something has been done which may well have an impact on how you see things.

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