posted on May, 25 2014 @ 09:30 PM
I believe you. Stuff like this is relatively common, as far as the paranormal is concerned. In fact, most of your hauntings are quite mundane and
tame. Real hauntings are not really like you see in horror movies, where faces jump out you or whatever, although some pretty creepy stuff has likely
been witnessed in real life on occasion. But most of it is like what you describe.
I had a family member with a house that they were the first to live in, on land that was probably just an open field prior to that, and they had many
anomalous things occur, and these were experienced by everyone who lived in the house, as well as other family members who visited there, including
myself. Even though it was no more than a 3 hour drive to get there, I remember when I was younger I would go with my grandparents, and they would
stay up late playing games or whatever and wouldn't want to drive home, so we would spend the night. And my grandparents went over there a lot before
I was even born. It was her brother's house.
Some of the things that used to occur there include: radios turning on by themselves, on one occasion even after it was unplugged. A figure was seen
in one room on a handful of occasions. They used to have lights on some plants in the living room/den area, and they would turn them off at night, yet
they would often be on in the morning. Sometimes, while sitting at the kitchen table, a heavy wooden cabinet door would slowly swing open for no
reason. I think other cabinet doors would open as well. The heavy one had to be pushed in and it was firmly closed yet would still open itself.
They had a feeling that the ghost lived in the attic. I do not remember why. One of the strangest things that happened there was when they came home
one evening there was an entire sandwich lying on top of the trash. They were the types of people who did not waste food, and nobody was home anyway
to leave it there. But what was strange about it was that the stuff that was on the sandwich was not anything they had in the house. The doors were
locked, no sign of anyone having broken in, and this was basically in the middle of nowhere, not somewhere people would be walking around or
I don't know if that was paranormal in nature, or if that is a common occurrence, but it is strange nonetheless. They searched the house and didn't
find anyone, nor did they find evidence that anyone had been there. They know exactly when the stuff started. Before they moved into that house, their
young daughter, in her teens, was playing with one of those spirit board things. This was soon before they moved. I believe they started having
strange stuff happen at their old place, and when they moved it appeared to follow them.
The younger children would see someone that the adults could not see as well. I experienced this once when I was a child, although it was not at the
same location. I remember a man standing at the foot of my bed looking at me, and my grandmother was lying in bed beside me. I don't remember how old
I was, but I was pretty little. I was old enough to talk pretty well. I remember clearly asking her who that man was, and I clearly remember her
getting freaked out. What is strange though is that despite the memory being clear, and being confirmed by grandmother later on when I was older, I
cannot recall how it ended. I think the man just disappeared. What he was wearing is a little foggy as well now, but if I remember correctly he was
wearing "skins." Like buckskins or something.
The house this occurred in was not haunted to my knowledge. My grandmother said that once, while I was asleep in a back room, still young, she heard
the back door knob "rattling," like somebody was shaking it. It was kind of loose if I remember right. She knows she wasn't hearing things because
the dog looked up and growled towards that area. She said she shot up and ran back there, thinking somebody was going to steal me or something, as the
door was not locked. Her son lived on the same piece of property, and this was out in the middle of nowhere as well, and he got a rifle and flashlight
and went around looking everywhere, only to find nothing.
Then she said she used to always smell the perfume of one of her dead relatives. I think smells are pretty common in a paranormal sense, especially
distinct smells like the one she described. I think it was jasmine or something, but I would have to ask her. I still don't know why a ghost would be
wearing skins like that, lol. I do know however that Sam Houston's Texas army marched through this general area on their way to the Battle of San
Jacinto, and we have found relics from the march, and other people have found more. Never on this particular piece of property though. This stuff was
found about 3 miles away. There was also a Civil War training ground 3 miles away, virtually the same area, as it was a railhead at that time.
I have metal detected some minie balls away from where I believe the main camp was, and I don't know if anyone has ever detected where that main camp
was, which was right by the tracks, which I think are still in the same place. It's a small town now, but was much bigger back then. Regardless, I
don't know if many people would have been wearing something like that during those times. Perhaps.
I had a scary encounter at Caldwell High School when I was visiting to run the lights for our one act play group. I only found out afterwards that
what I experienced was somewhat common, and that the auditorium itself was reputed to be haunted. I am pretty sure I've detailed this encounter in
someone's thread a while back. I think I talked once about what happened to someone in my family. This would have been in the early 1900's. There
was a baby being born in a house, and two of the kids were sent across a long field to a neighbor's house to get something or someone. Anyway, a long
ways away, on their way back if I remember correctly, they heard a baby crying.
They couldn't have heard it from the house where the baby was, and they were out in the middle of nowhere, large fields and the houses were quite a
distance apart, usually not even visible from one to the other. And when they got back and told everyone this, it was determined that the crying baby
was heard at the same time that it died. It might not have been a birth, rather it might have been that the baby was sick. I would have to ask because
I cannot remember how the story was told. I've also mentioned the encounter from back then that happened to one of my family members. My relative and
another woman were driving in a car. Again, in the middle of nowhere, especially back then. They all lived in farmhouses with lots of open land
around, and most of my family still does to this day, although it is not so far from civilization nowadays.
Anyway, they had to go through multiple gates to get to the house. I had to ask my grandmother about the details again just now, because I think last
time I told it I got a couple of details wrong. Anyway, they had noticed on the way out that there was a fallen dead tree, and on the way back they
were going to load some up for firewood. So the two women stop on the way back and as they are loading up the firewood a man appears out of nowhere.
They don't know where he came from, considering all the open land and the single dirt road, which was very long, leading deeper onto the property.