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My computer is haunted

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posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 03:49 PM
a reply to: lamplighters

Don't think too much on it, try to relax and find a "rational" solution to what's going on, it will keep you grounded.

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 05:39 PM
Doesn't sound like it's your computer. May want to try and check out other possible sources of what you've heard. Any other devices that have our name attached?

Paranormal wise: Sorry to say, but your place doesn't have to be haunted in the past to have some activity in the present. Could have picked "something" up along the way. It's not always the house, it could be people to even intimate objects.

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 06:25 PM

originally posted by: pl3bscheese
Are you good looking? Kinda sounds like a pervy-creepy hacker. Newer chips can be accessed via the net and a kernel OS can turn on the PC remotely. I have no clue how to do it, but know it's technically possible.

Try removing the ethernet cable and seeing if it stops.

They are called "magic packets" aka Wake-On-LAN

Even when "switched off", modern PC's still have some processing going on. You can easily demonstrate this by seeing that it is possible to charge devices using USB connectors. In theory, anything from webcams and microphones could be active as well as the network sockets.

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 09:26 PM
when i look in to the paranormal stuff i have i make sure it isn't just a normal natural thing, so since the obvious has been said in 2 pages, i want to ask is your pc new or second hand? if your house isn't haunted as you said (and how would you know if it was or wasn't) that thing about you heard your name called is odd so if it is a spirit or whatnot energy critters attach themselves to people for several reasons have you had any odd or off dreams? now one of your posts said you were scared try not to be afraid and show any fear just ignore the phenomenon, strong emotions feed them if this is the case they normally go away

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:03 PM
a reply to: lamplighters

Tell you computer

I'm not Cindy. I'm Indy. This might help

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:05 PM

originally posted by: lamplighters

I am on windows 7 64 bit firefox

Ok you're using Win7 64bit and Firefox is your preferred browser.

What type of computer are you using ? Seems you're computer expert ruled out software problems but I would bet it was hardware. Now I know you will say but the computer expert said it wasn't so.

Well he doesn't know about all machines, and makers and models.

See awhile back there was a company called "iaj iyi goi" now the name even though it sounds Asian that was the point. It was almost the Arabian "alien ware" and was a few years before it's time. It had micro fluid coolant before it was popular. The fluid they used would glow in the dark to, pretty neat, even though its just some type of antifreeze. With Dubai taken off like it was the factory there that made these computers could mass produce these things fast, faster then hp, dell, acer, asus and apple. Then after being on the market for being durable , using real gold connections inside it, it came with a nix system, your choice Unix or a flavor of Linux. If you paid a little more it came with a government issue networking card and a bunch of other nifty things. The machines were priceless, they all came with a book that showed picture by picture of being made quality checked along the way.

One day the line was held up towers are not going down the line like they should have. When supervisors went to find out what happened it turned out that the machine that picks up the tower flips it into a box in the other line had gotten stuck they had to reset the line. Well when they did that, they didn't tell the fork lift driver bringing in a new pallet of towers. Not seeing ahead of him the pallet already there ran into the other pallet. In which made his own pallet fall and break. The counter balance threw him out of the forklift where he landed just at the supervisors feet and was promptly fired.

Feeling ashamed while packing up his locker he once more wanted to ride his lovely forklift. Rode it right into the robotic tower flipper boxer and the tower flipper grabbed his noggin instead of a tower and well .... He haunted many machines after that. Bits of him were in the bytes. Some say if you look at the monitor that comes with it at night and repeat "ecno em loof" 5 times The man will show himself to you. If yo do not give him what he wants he will then take your mouse hand!

I would know ( holds up a nub )

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:14 PM

originally posted by: lamplighters
I know this sounds ridiculous but recently i have woken up a number of nights in a row in the early hours of the morning, to hear my computer has turned itself on and is making a loud sound.

I sleep with my door locked so there is nobody turning it on.

Some PCs are designed to turn themselves on in certain conditions. The motherboard in my home built PC can turn itself on in one of several different scenarios. 1) moving the mouse, 2) hitting the keyboard, 3) woken up by Ethernet network signal, 4) receiving phone call by dial-up modem. But, you have to go into the BIOS and set some parameters, to enable these the particular feature you want, to automatically power-up the PC. Since, you probably didn't do this, your PC may be malfunctioning, in such a way that it turns on via one of these modes. Some component, transistor, capacitor, maybe faling, and causing the switch to trigger on its own. Just unplug the PC from the wall. Modern PCs are not completely OFF, when you power down. They draw a tiny current, to keep some hardware memory refreshed, and monitor this auto-power on feature.

posted on Oct, 12 2015 @ 10:25 PM
Your computer could be performing a defrag or a virus scan at night.

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 12:28 AM
Put a

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 12:30 AM
Put a video camera on it

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 02:05 PM

originally posted by: IAMTAT
Your computer could be performing a defrag or a virus scan at night.

Defrag would be my guess too, sounds like it seeing it's in the early hours, same time every night... And if that is the case they sure want a refund from that PC technician! XD

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 05:48 PM
My money would be on a hacker effing with you, but to play along with the paranormal idea, I'm wondering if your computer has a loud fan. If it does, your brain will naturally try to matrix familiar sounds out of the noise it generates. I've convinced myself I've heard any number of things with loud fans in the background. Your brain will naturally tune out ambient noise if you're focused on a task or sleeping. But when those millions of random tones inevitably produce something that your brain interprets as direct speech (e.g. your name), you'll often perceive it as louder than the background noise and snap out of your concentration or sleep. But then again, there are people who will claim that white noise provides a resource pool of available energy for nearby spirits to use for communication. That's a pretty big leap of logic to jump to as your first explanation, though. To start with, I'd completely unplug your computer (all cables), turn off all other electronics, and just listen. Get a sense of the ambiance of the room, and note any other sounds that could be throwing you off.

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 06:11 PM
a reply to: lamplighters

Has the machine swallowed you, lamplighters? Are you still around?
I hope you're OK.

There seems to be no way of telling so far whether your machine is (or was - set up in the past and left without being monitored) being controlled by humans, or there is supernatural activity.

Both technological and paranormal explanations here can happen, and are well documented. Or at least, in the case of remote computer control or hacking, it is known about privately by some experts. The real abilities of the latest hackers are rarelt if ever admitted by computer professionals or authorities in order not to scare the populous. Certainly nowadays, you shouldn't believe that either your average well trained and up-to-date computer repairer OR even many very experienced, specialist machine, IT & network communications consultants will have much of a clue about the latest hacking / remote manipulation possibilities. They simply won't.

Hacking possibilities usually remain secret, unknown in how they work to the big experts before they happen (possibly even afterward also), and, mentioned in this thread before, increasingly baffle the biggest corporations. These companies not only work in conjunction with the biggest network security companies, but also often have sizable departments of their own full time network & data security specialists.

There is much a local computer shop will never pick up, and hacking is evolving all the time, every single week. Adapting, increasing in complexity, using new, old and combined entrance routes etc etc. You must have read reports that huge numbers of people were thought to have their pc cams used to take photos and videos of themselves, some even when they believed their machines were off. BBC, UK TV just last week gave an interview with Ed Snowden in Russia who made clear British, American etc authorities can and do turn on people's smartphone when in their pockets and use the phone microphone to listen & record your conversation. The computer phone can seem not to have been turned on, but has been "possessed" by officials. If they can use the microphone, they (and hackers who have figures out similar "opportunities") can use any other element, such as playing a short audio file, or streaming audio to it. A smartphone is just a small sized, often quite large capacity, personal computer with a cellphone element. So this kind of thing, thankfully leaked by Snowden, can happen to any networked machine, desktop PC included of course.

There are many reports that governments have added their own hardware to consumer network electronics. This can include secret mobile networking hardware, so that machines may be able to be accessed without owners even thinking there is any network connection made - no WiFi, no network cable, no mobile operator connection. I know for a fact that this has happened, and I know for a fact that - this is important - computer repairers etc have been legally threatened by the authorities that they must not touch the added hardware if found in a client's machine. Further, I know for a fact that repairers have been directed that repairers have been ordered to deny to clients any knowledge of the extra hardware by use of the most serious laws. (Official Secrets etc. where you are "tried" in court without being allowed to have your side heard and where the judge can be directed in advance to make a particular decision because the jurisdiction is beyond the judiciary, by law of statute.)

The other possibility is so-called "black ops". You could be a "test" subject for secret government operations (origin anywhere, from USA to China to some small country doing its own network infiltration testings), rather than a test subject or victim of hackers.

You don't have an unfortunate past with where you were "involved" by the CIA or more secret government operations, do you - Project Monarch, MK whatever etc?

Alternatively (after all that - just to put you in the picture that there's no way to tell from the info supplied so far), this could easily just be what people call the supernatural. There are countless documented incidents of so-called ghost and poltergeist activity, things which can't be explained by the "norms" of society. (Many are reported to have involved machines.)

As a younger person I learned it's probably much more accurate, and helpful to yourself, to disbelieve the "norms" of modern society rather than possibilities of what people call supernatural. Then I dropped the probably - inevitable. I've had so many experiences, while with rather severe neurological memory problems now, I can barely remember the tiniest fraction of them.

One thing, ghosts, poltergeist activity need not necessarily have to involve spirits of the dead. I used to see people who weren't even born then as yet. Later it can be very confusing indeed. Basically I slowly learned that the only helpful position is that there's probably no explanation to be found at least, and maybe no explanation finally anyway even if you were to know what's going on, for anything. It just happens - just experiences. Who knows what it is or if it's the stupidest thing in the world to waste your time wondering whether there even is a "why" behind it or not? It just is - in subjective experience terms.

A year or so before Whitney Houston died, I had such a strange and so real seeming dream showing me the death - that is how WH was later then reported to have died in the news nearly exactly (with a few exceptions in what happened). The dream went on to show me something very minor which then later happened in my life, related to WH's death.

What did this mean and why? I've no idea - it seems pointless to dwell on those questions with no direction. I'd no idea it was a future vision, I woke up wondering actually why I was dreaming about WH's past death. Not being a follower then (or a fan since about 20 years before then), I assumed after the dream she had died previously, but wasn't sure. I went to Google when WH had died and then learned that she was still alive and singing and acting. I thought about it for a while, then just thought "how weird" and forgot it.

Long post, I started rambling as I do, sorry if too much.

I hope you're OK though. If you decide your experiences are more likely to be poltergeist kind of activity - for some this has become serious, and you should get help from family, friends or professionals if it seems too threatening.

When this has happened to me in the past I made sure to quickly improve my diet a lot - fresh, healthy foods, and take good exercise out in the fresh air, amongst lovely greenery in parks etc. It may help, but also it can become of the first things a psychologist will ask and advise you about. So if it comes down to either someone you know (against your own opinion or with it) or yourself suggesting a psychologist, you know and can say you've spent some time already on this area and will maintain it. I seem to remember it helped state of mind too. You could get away for a few days to somewhere nice, also - hotel or B&B near some natural attraction or country walks etc.

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 06:13 PM
a reply to: lamplighters

Hello lamplighters,

How did things go last night? Did it happen again? Did you hear your name called again?

There have been lots of good suggestions here regarding possible reasons for your computer to wake up in the middle of the night. It would be useful to know more information about the manufacturer and model of your PC.

However, once you have ruled out any normal cause for your experiences, this post by malevolent is very good advice. Above all, don't let this frighten you!


posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 06:49 PM
After all of that, on the other hand, I too have woken up in the middle of the night, suddenly petrified by the sound of a hard drive defrag routine scheduled to wake up my old desktop at 3am.

On at least one occasion I did not remember it was a defrag I'd scheduled (just to test what happened) for night time, and days or weeks later as still was thinking it quite likely my machine had been possessed by a poltergeist.

The noise can be a whirring or groaning type of sound, and may be loud. Maybe or maybe not that's the limit of what has been going on with your computer, and when you hear your name whispered or spoken, it's something unconnected with the machine. Though, at the end of the day, the reality might be that you can't determine exactly what's going on.

If you've been to a computer professional, one would think one of the first things he would look for would be an automatic or scheduled defrag routine. Certainly it would be a huge surprise if any repairer missed that, making it very unlikely. (You could phone him again and ask him if he is absolutely sure he accounted for the possibility of automatic / scheduled defrag and similar things like security software automatic / scheduled scans. You may have more security software installed than you realise - for example built in to the operating system, and free or promo stuff which installs automatically when you download other software.)

About the voice saying your name - can you move your machine into another room for a week or longer to see if the voice stops? Might be the way to see if that is or isn't connected with your machine.
edit on 13-10-2015 by bw1000 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 07:40 PM
a reply to: lamplighters


As a professional computer technician I can offer you the following advice:

Reinstall Windows 7 from scratch, preferably do it yourself. Its very easy.

I would not trust the work of other people, that computer tech you said that checked your computer might have missed something, remember that rootkits are very hard to detect and they are designed to not be detected that some techs might miss some of them, just because your computer appears to be working fine, fast and the web browsing doesn't come with weird objectionable malware related ads doesn't mean that your computer is 100% clean. The only way that you can ensure that your computer is 100% clean is by reinstalling Windows.

You can either find a trust worthy friend to perform this re-installation for you, a family member that knows something about computers enough to know how to re-install Windows 7 and download all the drivers or you can do it yourself.

First, you will need to download the OEM ISO DVD image which will activate a Windows 7 Home Premium using your computer's motherboard bios activation code (done automatically upon installation), then you will right click on that downloaded .ISO image and click on Burn Image to DVD, insert a blank DVD and wait for the DVD burning session finishes. There! You have your very own Windows 7 OEM DVD that can be used to re-install Windows 7 on any OEM based computers (Dell, HP, Compaq, ASUS, Fujitsu, etc).

You may want to download the drivers first so that way if you are not able to connect to the internet to download the drivers after re-installing Windows 7 because your Ethernet and wireless adapters drivers were not automatically installed by Windows 7 DVD you can install them right away from your previously downloaded drivers. If you have an HP you will go to and click on support, enter your computer's model number and then click on download drviers, download all drivers for audio, video, ethernet and Wireless (networking), mass storage controller (so that our SD card reader can work), these drivers you will install after re-installing Windows 7. Depending on how old your computer is, chances are that all or most drivers needed for your computer/laptop will be installed automatically when reinstalling Windows 7, in which case, your LAN/wireless, sound and video will work right off the bat, just reconnect to your wireless network and you are good to do, feel free to download firefox/chrome then install to each web browser turning ON blocking for Malware domains (first option) and Tracking (third option).

If you don't do much with your computer you might want to experiment with Linux instead of re-installing Windows 7. The installation of Linux would be much easier for you to do yourself. Just to go and download the latest LTS *long term release) iso image for Ubuntu 14.xx DESKTOP x64 (64 bits), right click on the downloaded .iso file and chose burn to DVD, insert a blank DVD and let it finish. You will have a Ubuntu Linux 14.xx Long Term Release installation DVD that you can boot your computer off. Additionally, you are able to use Ubuntu Linux without installing it to confirm that everything works (that WIFI works, video works and sound works, most likely it will but there are a few models that WiFi will not be installed automatically and will need to be installed by plugging your laptop to your router via a Ethernet cable and going to control panel > drivers and installing the latest broadcom driver that appears on the list.

Either way you decide to go, either re-installing Windows 7 or Installing Ubuntu Linux, I recommend that you make a backup of all of your data that you wish not to lose into a USB thumb drive or an external hard drive, that way if anything happens you have a backed up copy of your important pictures and data.

Going back to the voices you are hearing coming out of your computer's speakers. There could be many cause of this, there are readily available programs that, once installed into a computer, can make another person's voice be heard on the computer's speakers on demand, like an "intercom" based type of software, there also could be some type of keylogger that typically parents would install into a child's computer that may come with intercom features as well that allows the parent to speak a message to be heard onto a child's computer when the parent is remotely monitoring the child's computer and sees that the child is doing something that they are not supposed to be doing, etc. Such type of programs could have been installed by one of your prankster "friends", relatives, or other people that may have gotten access to your computer at one point, and if we are dealing with a parental control based software installed on your computer this probably explain why your technician did not found anything because these parental control software are not "viruses", they are legitimate software installed and you, as the owner of that computer supposed to know what you have installed there, the tech is not going to make the distinction for you, if he found no viruses then he will say that no viruses were found. There are many types of software that doesn't have to be of the type of "parental controls" that can perform similar functions, it looks like someone might be pulling your strings, someone may be trying to scare you, to fool you that its a ghost, the only way you can revert to a trust worthy configuration is by re-installing windows 7 yourself, read, perform a few google searches and get familiarized with all the process involved with re-installing your operating system, or install Ubuntu Linux.

Also, most computer come with a hidden partition that allows you to reset your computer back to factory settings, if you have such an option when you first power up your computer then this will be the easiest option for you to re-install Windows as all the drivers will be installed for you and your computer will be reverted back to how it came when you first purchased it, however all of your data will be erased so if you don't want to lose your documents, music and pictures then you will need to back them up to a large enough USB flash driver or to an external hard drive before you proceed with the factory restore option. On some computer, accessing factory restore is done by pressing the "F11" key once every second immediately after turning on the computer, on some computer you are briefly told which key to press on the bottom section of the screen when you initially turn it on and before Windows loads, you will have a few seconds to press the key before the option disappears, if you were too late just turn off your computer again and retry until you were able to get in to Factory Reset and then follow the onscreen instructions.

posted on Oct, 13 2015 @ 09:33 PM
Why do a bunch of elaborate computing without first doing the obvious and unplugging the damn thing for awhile?

posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 01:22 AM
Mine used to do the same thing, what was happening was I believe the modem was set to like always be on or turn on when something happened (I forget the exact word it's been awhile) but I would wake up with my computer turning itself on and I would turn it back off. But basically the modem was turning on my computer, I haven't used a pre built computer since then so I don't know if that is even still an option or not.

posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 02:07 AM
a reply to: sandman441

I don't know about the US or anywhere else, but most recent computers here in the UK don't have modems in their specifications anymore, whether desktop or laptop. 10 years ago you more or less couldn't get a laptop without a 56k dial-up fax modem, now you have to look hard to find them. Since broadband became popular and few people used dial-up internet, they were dropped. My 2007 made laptop had a modem bult in but that was near to the end for them. My 2009 model laptop, my latest one, had no modem.

Lamplighters might well have an older machine. If she's still around!

posted on Oct, 14 2015 @ 02:15 AM
I'd say it's the ghost of that damned paperclip...


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