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originally posted by: D4rk5t4lk3r
This is my first thread, so please go easy on me
I need some advice, but first a bit of back story.
I’ve been living in my house (an 1850’s mid terrace) for the last 5 years, and for the last 4 years with my other half. The recent history before I moved in was that my sister and her husband had been living there since 2001.
There have been periods of odd activity that have happened in this time – shadows being seen, voices being heard, objects being lost and turning up in plain sight hours or days later. These things have been witnessed by both of us, together and individually.
One of the strangest happened to my other half. This was probably 3 and a half years ago. She had gotten in from work and had gone upstairs to get changed. She was listening to some music whilst sat on the bed. She then feels something grab her shoulder. She turned round thinking I’d come home from work. When I actually returned she was standing in the living room white as a sheet and shaking, looking petrified.
Between then and now, the shadows have continued to be seen, doors have opened themselves – the bedroom doors are extremely difficult to open so the chances of it being caused by a draft are minimal. Things still move and voices are occasionally heard – for example, I’ll be downstairs and think that my other half has said something to me, so I’ll go to the bottom of the stairs and ask what she said, and she’d think that it had been me saying something. This has happened a lot over the years – even at times when the neighbouring houses have been empty due to house sales / tenancy changes.
We now have a 2 and a half year old little girl, and a 4 week old.
The reason for me posting this now is due to an increase in ‘activity’ in the last week starting last Sunday. I had unlocked and opened the kitchen door to take some rubbish out to the bin. At the time my other half and toddler were both in the lounge watching TV. I had gotten no further than 3 steps out of the door when it slammed shut. I didn’t think too much of it until I went to go back in and the door had locked itself. It’s not a Yale type lock, but a usual barrel lock. Now unless my toddler had suddenly developed Usain Bolt-esque speed there is no way in which she would have been able to make it from the lounge to the kitchen to shut the door let alone lock it – she can barely reach the key!! My other half confirmed that neither of them had left the lounge until they heard me banging on the door to be let in.
Then on Monday evening a picture which had been quite happily hanging on the wall for over 2 years managed to come off its picture hook and land on the floor. I inspected the hook and it’s not bent, or defective in anyway whatsoever.
The most recent thing was last night. We were just about to go to bed, my other half was in the bathroom (off the kitchen) brushing her teeth, I was standing at the sink in the kitchen filling glasses with water to take up to bed when I felt a poke right in the middle of my back. It was forceful enough to make me turn around thinking that my other half had managed to sneak past me and jab me in the back.
So that’s what’s been happening…whatever ‘it’ is doesn’t seem threatening…
originally posted by: Caver78
Sounds pretty "crowded" was my first thought, LOL!
So far I agree it's a bit "active" but like you, I agree it doesn't seem harmful. Little unnerving, at times annoying since you got locked out, but not malicious. You mentioned your daughter is now four, and didn't say anything had happened to her?
So I will assume the activity just is "sort of" directed at you and your wife?
Is it possible that you and your wife are missing something?
My thinking is that maybe whatever this is has concerns about something and now that you have a couple of youngsters it's trying, and failing, at making those concerns known? Or just the fact you have a new baby in the house is throwing it off? New routines, more human activity etc...
originally posted by: D4rk5t4lk3r
a reply to: AkontaDarkpaw
Thanks for these tips - very informative.
One question though, how would I know if I had 'its' confirmation that it agrees to the rules?