Hello everyone -
Been a lurker here for quite some time and finally decided to de-lurk and introduce myself. Actually, I have selfish motives for being here - I have a
question for anyone who might possibly lend me serious advice.
First off, let me start by saying that 1. I have no experience with any sort of paranormal activity whatsoever and 2. That I'm not on any sort of
My question is this:
My husband, son and I purchased a brand new house in a brand new subdivision about a year and a half ago. The place where I live, the surrounding
area, had a settlement dating back to the late 1700's - a ranching community. The ranch was recently sold off into individual acre parcels, one of
which we live on.
Since we've been here, I've noticed strange things, nothing too worriesome, but noticeable at times - such as my son's toys going off by themselves
(example in point: a dance mat that only goes off when someone steps on it), mainly at night. I've kinda ignored it and shrugged it off. Sometimes I
see dark objects out of the corner of my eyes - nothing I can really pinpoint - a flicker and it's gone. Always about 5 feet away from me or so - and
no, nothing's actually 'appeared' to me. I wear glasses, but my vision is okay - thought that it was just my imagination.
Last night several toys in the living room kept going off when we all went to bed - even my husband heard it, and he thinks this is all a load of
hooey. Today I was watching a movie with my son, and he was across the room playing when someone or something kicked the back of the couch I was
sitting on. I looked up and nothing else in the room moved or shook, so it wasn't an earthquake - the only way I can describe it is just that -
someone kicking the back of the couch that you're sitting on. The couch is about 3 feet away from the wall, so it wasn't a vibration from the house
outside. The kick happened right where my back is - kinda like an attention kick, I guess. Then the toys went off several times in a row, and have for
a few hours now.
Last month I took my son to ToysRUs to buy him a basketball hoop for his brithday - when we went out into the parking lot, (there wasn't anyone
around near us - I went when they opened and the parking lot was deserted) I left him buckled into the cart (he's 2) while I loaded the hoop into the
trunk of my car. The cart was wedged right up against my car, like I always have it when he's in the cart. The cart suddenly slowly rolled away -
just rolled about 4 feet away from me, and slowly started turning circles in the parking lot. I know this is crazy, but it's true - I watched it all.
And no, we weren't parked on a slope - there was no explanation for this occuring. My son wasn't scared - he just looked at me and laughed - he was
having fun. I gently pulled the cart back over to the car, and when I took my hand away it pulled away from me again - rolled away, I should say. I
shoved the basketball hoop into the trunk and took my son out of the cart, acting like all was normal.
My next door neighbor asked me one day, hesitantly (like I'd think she was nuts) if anything ever 'happened' that was strange at my place - I asked
her what she meant and she told me about sitting outside in her back yard at night and her son's toys going off around her, with no wind or vibration
to make them go off. Enough so that she actually got rid of one of them that kept going off in the house - got spooked and threw it away. Her husband
went down to the corner Quik Mart and was talking with the cashier, and told her they were new to the area and where they lived - and she said, 'you
mean the old children's graveyard sight.'
He said, 'what do you mean?' and she told him that years ago, the people who lived in this area were poor ranchers who couldn't afford for their
kids to be buried in the town cemetery - there was a typhoid outbreak about 125 years ago and several children died - and they were buried in the area
on the other side of the railroad tracks - which is where we live now. I discounted this as total fiction - she even told him that the people who
drive the trains through the area at night when she sometimes works the night shift tell her that they 'see' things crossing the tracks - meaning
people I suppose. I'm sure the graveyard myth isn't true - after all, this isn't Poltergeist and that isn't legal, selling graveyard property to
someone. She told him that it was never a legal graveyard, just a children's cemetary where people who couldn't afford a plot in the graveyard
buried their kids. I still think it's b.s.
Could my mom be visiting? She passed away 5 years ago this summer, and never knew my son. Or am I just losing my mind? Please advise and give me input
- sorry for the novel.