reply to post by Charmeine
Hi, Charmeine. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. I think that every house I have ever lived in has had some form of spirit within
it. Once you understand that spirits are forms of energy, it's easy to understand why. I personally believe that ALL houses have these energy forms
in and/or around them unless some type of ceremony has been conducted to dissipate the energy (even then, you can bring in an object that has energy
attached to it and there you go again). I also believe that we're all born with the ability to sense this energy to varying degrees, but we lose the
ability to see, feel or want to believe in this as we grow older. There are just certain individuals that are more sensitive to those energies than
others and a person can definitely re-engage or refine these abilities if he/she so wishes to do so, but I digress.
When I was growing up, we lived in an apartment. There was a lot of active energy in that apartment. TVs and lights would go on and off at all hours
of the day and night. I remember that we had these old style roll up window shades with latch springs (you would pull the shade down slightly and it
would roll all of the way up and then grab the base to physically pull it back down). Our window shades would always roll up and down without anyone
touching them. Now, one could say that they had defective springs, but this wouldn't account for the fact that they went both up AND down by
themselves. My sister, brother and I would all lie in our separate beds at night and hear the shades in the LR springing up and then rolling back
down on most nights. Also, my parents bought an antique cabinet, which was obviously full of active energy, and we would hear the cabinet door
banging open and shut at night. My sister and I became accustomed to these things – we could sense them our entire lives and nothing bad or
negative ever happened from these objects so they became “normal” to us - but I believe that my brother still sleeps with a flashlight by his bed
and will not leave his bedroom at night, even though he's now grown, married and lives in a different state.
When I was first married, we lived in a 120 year old house which I was immediately attracted to. It was situated in a very historic area where many
battles from the civil war took place. The basement was made out of stacked blocks and probably mortar, although you couldn’t clearly see the
mortar because everything had been painted over so many times, but you could still tell what the foundation, including the basement, was built of and
believe me, it was as solid as could possibly be. There was definitely a different energy feel down in that basement, but in this instance, it was a
positive feeling. There were two occasions when we had tornado warnings and our immediate neighbors (all of who had underground basements as well -
but not 120 year old basements) were just naturally drawn to our basement. As scary as those occasions were, it was like a big party down there with
all of our neighbors and the safety that the environment emitted.
Lastly, we lived in another house which had an extension that had been added by a previous owner. We updated this room and used it as a family room.
It was right next to the kitchen. It was a great big room with lots of windows and natural light. There were many people who entered that room and
stated that they couldn't understand why, but it was as if they had just entered a cave - the feeling of the air in that room was definitely
different (moister and thicker) and the entire feel was just "cave-like" if that makes any sense. We lived in a flood area and had a central
dehumidifier in the house so that the air in all rooms was supposed to be even but everyone still got a strange feeling when they walked into this
particular room (there were other extensions added on the house but none gave off this feeling). I myself am sensitive to the feeling of energies,
but my sister can see them take physical form more often than I can. She has said that on several nights when she stayed with us, she would walk into
the kitchen to get something out of the refrigerator and glance into the family room only to see something that seemed to have the huge form of a
woolly mammoth (she could see an outline of the huge shape and the horns); however, as soon as she turned the lights on, the form would disappear (not
unusual with certain types of echo energy).
Otherwise, in every other house, building or apartment I've ever lived, there have always been flickers of light that I've seen in my peripheral
vision at various times. Again, these are all energy sources (or spirits as some call them) and unless you intuitively feel that there is something
dangerous or negative, they are usually harmless.
Take care and thanks again for sharing your story.