posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 12:38 PM
While always a skeptic, it's looking more and more like we may have some activity in our brand new home. There's enough going on to warrant us
trying to research the area, since the house itself has no history at all. The house was completed in March of this year, out in a small neighborhood
well away from much of anything. No gas, groceries, restaurants, etc. for about a twenty minute drive in any direction, which offers us the peace and
quite we were looking for.
Things started off fairly quietly, although I would notice random sounds throughout the day and night, much of which I wrote off as the house
settling. As a skeptic, everything was written off without further questions. That changed when I came home from attending an afternoon baseball game
and my wife told me that she saw something.
She was taking a nap on the couch when she said she got a sudden chill right down to the bone, and opened her eyes. She said she immediately saw two
figures standing in the living room, a man and a child. Both were wearing red and black plaid, long sleeve shirts. She said neither had a visible
face, but the man was more visible than the child. She jumped up scared, and they were gone.
For the most part, I wrote this off as coming out of a dream, but I didn't act dismissive of her experience. I noted it in the back of my mind and
moved on, pretty much blaming the two ghosts for any number of things, like if I forgot to put something away, or tracked in some dirt on the clean
floor, the ghosts did it.
What it did do, was it made me want to not simply dismiss the various sounds which continue to occur, but to spend time verifying what sounds were the
house or an appliance, and which ones were harder to explain.
The next thing to happen was more on the "have I watched too many ghost investigator shows" level, but I can't dismiss it either. There are no
street lights or anything within miles of our little neighborhood, which has about twenty houses with a small lake bordering one side. Sometimes, I
wake up and need to hit the head, and I don't want to wake up my wife, so I will grab the bedside flashlight (it's a small LED style) and I'll use
the guest bathroom. One recent night I was walking through the house and the flashlight started to dim, and continued to dim until it was barely
creating any light at all. I figured it was just time to change the batteries and turned it off. The flashlight worked fine for the next several days,
before again dimming suddenly to where there was almost no light coming from it. Minutes later it was fine again. Last week, I changed out the
batteries, so we'll see how ti goes from there.
Finally, my wife calls me at work the other day and asks me if I got anything out of the dresser that morning. I had gotten a pair of dress socks out,
and asked her why she wanted to know. She said she was in the bathroom getting ready for work and she heard he metal handle to one of the dresser
drawers clank (anyone who has the movable dresser handles rather than knobs knows they make pretty distinct sounds when you let go of them) and it
freaked her out. The time frame for when she heard that noise does not match up to the time I got out the dress socks. In fact, I was already on the
way to work when it happened. We tried to recreate what would have caused the handle to make the noise on its own, but without any results.
She doesn't know I'm posting this. She doesn't even know I poke around ATS or would know what it was. There's just a decent amount of things going
on that may or may not be related to each other for us to look into it more. We're curious about the history of the land, just to see if we can find
anything that would tie in to two figures she saw. I don't know where we will start, but hopefully it will be an interesting journey.
Anyway, thanks for giving our experience a read. I know it's not as exciting as chairs moving across the room but it's peaked the interest of this