posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 04:58 PM
Let me preface this with some back information.
First my family does believe the house is haunted.
Second during the day if someone is home we lock only the door handle not the deadbolt.
Third, I had just gone in and out the door and only locked the handle.
Fourth, my dogs alwayse bark or at least dance around the entryway when someone is at the door even if it's me and I was just here moments ago. The
continue to bark and dance until you pet them.
Fifth we have a huge stained class pattern on our front door that we keep shielded with blinds but you can still see shadows through the blinds.
So I was out back doing some yard work, chopping up the wood pile to be hauled away(termite infested can't bring into the house for winter fire
wood). At one point I had to go back through the house to get my keys so I could go to the garage and sharpen the ax. This is where my 3rd preface
comes in. I sharpened the ax went back through the house only locking the handle. I continue working until the garden trash can is full and then
take it out front and to the side where we keep it. I close and secure the gate and make my way to the front door with keys in hand. I get to the
door and unlock the bottom and twist the knob but the deadbolt is secure. I unlock the deadbolt and go to twist the knob but the handle is locked
again. I unlock it, and then the deadbolt is locked again. I unlock it and the handle is locked again. I finally unlock the handle and push the
door open as the deadbolt is slipping out of it's carriage to reengage. The entire time I have to push the door open with a great deal of effort and
I can see a shadow playing behind the door. This is where the 5th preface comes in, I can see the figure behind the door as if it's using it's
shoulder to hold the door closed. Once I breach the threshold the figure is gone and the entryway goes from dark shadows to bright. The dogs which I
thought were behind the door barking were in another room hiding. I run to where I keep my gun, chamber a round and sweep the house and nothing is
there(keeping my trigger finger outside the trigger guard and off the trigger for safety concerns). Though as I sweep the house the rooms where were
gloomy begin to brighten, they only do this once I've mentally gone (all clear), while I'm sweeping the room it stays gloomy and dead silent, even
the sounds from outside are more muted than normal.
Now, the dogs are still quiet and the house is very still more so than it should be at this time of day.
So that's what happened today. I know I wasn't re-locking the door on myself because the handle turned freely after I removed the key. It was
clearly unlocked. I also know a thing or two about locks as I am a lock-sport(among other things), someone who picks locks for their amusement and to
aid friends when they are locked out of their cars and houses.