I never thought I would create a thread here at ATS. I am usually more of a reader and occasional commenter. However, recent events at my home have
caused me to pen this thread.
I live in a “Century” house – a common expression in the Mid-West to denote homes older than 100+ years. I have lived in this house for 18+
years with only a few incidents of paranormal activity. Nothing really has been going on for the last few years – until this week.
To clarify things here in the beginning, I will explain that my husband and I sleep in separate bedrooms. This is convenient for us because of our
snoring. His room is only ten feet from my room. I sleep with my bedroom door open and he sleeps with his closed – not latched closed, only closed
enough to block noise.
Wednesday morning I awoke to hear a man downstairs talking. (This is not unusual at all as my husband on weekdays sometimes wakes up before me and
will conduct business in his home office with his door closed as to not disturb my sleep.) I lay in bed (fully awake) and listened to the
conversation. It was not anything I could make out, but it was definitely a man’s voice speaking. It sounded to me that my husband was conducting
a meeting with his office door closed. I thought nothing of it until I heard my husband’s alarm clock go off and he then hit the snooze. Realizing
that it was not my husband downstairs, I was curious. I never was able to explain that.
Later that evening (approximately 9:30 local time) while my husband was in the shower, I was getting ready for bed. While sitting on the edge of the
bed I watched the bedroom door slowly start to move. It was obviously closing on its own. It took a many seconds for this to happen (I did not
count as I was fascinated by what I was seeing) and I watched in amazement as it continued to close completely.
I got up out of bed, opened the door fully, and sat back down in bed. No sooner than I had done this, the door again starts to close. It closed
completely. For a second time, I got out of bed and opened the door fully to the wall. I waited a few seconds, and yes, again, the door began to
close. This time I stopped it before it was able to close completely. I should add that there was no force against me that was trying to keep the
door open. It was simply gliding along.
On Thursday throughout the day, the door remained open. My husband later that evening left town and I was by myself. On Thursday night the door
closed itself again in the middle of the night. It was open when I went to sleep. I woke up at 2:00am to visit the bathroom and low and behold the
door was closed. I didn’t expect this and proceeded to walk face first into the door. I opened the door and it remained open the rest of the
On Friday evening I went to sleep with the door open. I woke up at 2:30 am to visit the bathroom (I’m old, don’t judge) and AGAIN found the door
closed. I opened the door and proceeded to the bathroom. Early this morning (7:15 am) I woke up to find the door closed yet again.
After lying in bed wondering what is wrong with this door – I then heard our doorbell. It was not the clarity with which I would normally hear our
doorbell, but something along the lines of being in the distance or muffled.
Surprised by this, I immediately looked out the window and there were no cars in the driveway. After running downstairs and opening the front door,
there was also nothing there.
I am completely mystified by these recent events. After last night, the husband and I have decided to set up a video camera in the bedroom to try to
ascertain if anything can be “caught” on camera as the culprit. As soon as I have video of this, I will post it here.
I guess my question to the ATS community is – has anyone else had this happen? I have before, but not at my house and I believe it was directly
related to my Father whom had passed away only few weeks earlier.
Any suggestions, comments, or advice you could give will be greatly appreciated.
edit on 29-6-2013 by Rochester because: (no reason given)