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Some weird occurrences that are troubling me

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 08:26 AM
I have been experiencing some pretty weird occurrences recently and would like to share them with anyone who has an interest in the paranormal.

About Me
I am medically retired (mid-50s) with a debilitating illness which leaves me housebound most of the time. I am registered disabled and a part-time wheelchair user. I live in East Yorkshire, England with my mother who cares for me. I am not religious.

Three years ago we purchased a first floor apartment from an elderly lady who was in a nursing home with dementia. We had presumed her son and daughter sold the apartment on her behalf. The agent also informed us that the apartment had been empty for 2 years. Apart from the really nice views from the balcony there was a small room next to the living room. This would become my sitting room (enough space for a desktop computer and also a reclining chair with a TV. In the first year residing there we had a complete renovation undertaken including the windows. The plan is to have a stair lift if my overall function deteriorates any further.

At the beginning of this year a neighbour told us the old lady had died at the grand old age of 101. We have since found out she had only lived here for around 10 years. She had never married and the apartment was not actually hers. A male friend, who had since died, had taken pity on her circumstances and let her live in the apartment for free until she died. The son and daughter were actually his children not hers. As she was in a home with dementia they decided to sell to free up their inheritance.

For around 6 months I have occasionally seen something fleeting in my peripheral vision whilst watching tv. Something dark in colour. It seems to come from the hallway into the living room. My sitting room is adjacent to the living room and I tend to have the door open whilst watching tv. It has not happened frequently, maybe once every 1-2 weeks. Its not something that has particularly bothered me. Looking back we have also had several instances of items disappearing. The odd thing was these everyday objects reappeared in the most obvious places we had previously looked. I didn't think much about this and did not link the two events.

Fast forward to around three months ago. I had started waking up abruptly around 3:30am to 4:00am with increasing frequency. The atmosphere felt quite oppressive and for some reason I felt like something was watching me. I am not scared of the dark or things that go bump in the night etc. I did not see anything untoward while laying there. Initially I dismissed it as being an unsettling feeling after possibly having a bad dream and went back to sleep.

The next day my mother informed me that on several occasions she had woken and seen my light on and checked me to see if I was ok. She turned the light off after finding me asleep. This has happened on several occasions. I cannot remember leaving the light on. She had difficulty going back to sleep one night and told me my light went on again after she turned it off.

Around this time I started having intrusive thoughts which were obscene and often aggressive. They were not thoughts on their own but added on to my own thinking like a response to a thought. Several of these thoughts have upset me. I know they are not my own thoughts. They are alien to me. As well as the intrusive thoughts I started experiencing my hair tingling. This reminded me of the time we touched the Van de Graaff machine at school.

Last week I awoke a 3:30 am and it felt like something was stroking my back. From where I was laying I was able to reach out and put my bedside lamp on which lights up when you touch the base. There was nothing there. I got up and made myself a hot drink and tried to reassure myself that I had most likely imagined it. I went back to bed but didn't fall asleep until dawn. As I was laying there I could see faint circular lights in darting around near the ceiling.

The following day was disconcerting. I usually have a 2 hours sleep in the afternoon due to my illness but this day I lay awake. I remembered the earlier incidents. I managed to calm myself down and decided I would do some relaxation breathing. That night I went to bed feeling less unsettled and fell asleep fairly quickly. At 3:30am the burglar alarm went off. The control panel is next to my bedroom door and I could see zone 3 had triggered the alarm which is the living room. There was no one there and the security lights outside had not come on. I reset the alarm, reassured my mother who had got up and went back to bed. I didn't fall asleep until dawn.

The next morning my mother said she was puzzled by the alarm going off. The security alarm is just over 2 years old and of the wireless kind. I have not had any problems with it since it was installed and the low battery indicator on the panel was not flashing. Zone 3 has a PIR detector and also a door contact. We had changed the batteries 3 months previously. I thought it may have been a spider walking on the PIR sensor and my mother agreed.

That night I was apprehensive following an emotional build-up from the afternoon so I took a sleeping tablet. I fell asleep almost immediately and didn't wake until the following morning. I spent most of the day either resting or reading the news papers but the memory of the hand that touched my back was still niggling me. I did some reading on protective visualisation. I visualised a wall of protection around my bed. I decided not to have a sleeping pill that night as I was determined, whatever this is, it wasn't going to get the better of me.

Immediately after laying down in bed I felt a heavy pressure to the side of me like someone sitting down. I focused on visualising my protective wall expanding to push whatever this was off the bed. At exactly the same time the protective field hit this thing on my bed the security alarm started ringing. I jumped out of bed in the dark and checked the control panel. This time it was zone 2 which is my sitting room. Again there was no one there. The outside security lights had not come on. Luckily the alarm had not awoken my mother. I didn't sleep for the remainder of the night. Whilst staring at the ceiling from my bed in the dark I noticed translucent blacker than black shapes above my head near the ceiling. Maybe one every 5 minutes darting across my room at high speed. I also noticed a strange smell but it was fleeting and I could not make out what it was. I reinforced my visual protection wall but remained awake until dawn.

I awoke at midday and decided to ask my mother if she had noticed anything odd recently. She mentioned seeing something darting across in her peripheral vision. She had also woken up several times around 3:30am with a distinct feeling something was watching her. Last night I was tempted to take another sleeping tablet but held off. I was awake for most of the night (with the light off). Those faint lights and dark clouds were there again but apart from that the night was uneventful.

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 08:26 AM
Yesterday I extended the protective visualisation to include the whole apartment. On the one hand I am curious as to what this is but on the other hand the lack of sleep at night and the accompanying stress can aggravate my illness to the point of causing a major relapse. I took another sleeping pill last night and slept all night undisturbed.

If you have reached the bottom of my post I thank you. What are your thoughts? I would be interested in any feedback from paranormal investigators.

Firstly there are too many coincidences for this to be nothing.

Secondly I don't think this is the old lady.

Thirdly I think I am being played with in the sense this thing is capable of far more.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 09:09 AM
Go ahead and have a priest come to the house and do a house exorcism that will definitely fix that increasing darkness invading your space its feeding off of both of your energies. Send it back to where ever it came from.....

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 09:16 AM
That is kind of freaky. I really want to believe that there is a veil between this reality and the next. That once you are no longer using your physical body, the spirit departs immediately across the veil with no more ability to interact with this material reality.

Maybe once the spirit separates from the body, it can still exist in this reality. But once it crosses over there is no return?

What if spirits in habit this reality with us but don't have the ability to manipulate the physical? If they were here, would that lessen our ability of free will with the invisible entity able to see and interact with us?

Weird. Maybe you just need some old night vision goggles that showed the light enhanced images in more of a red spectrum instead of the green that is displayed today.

At 47:00 minutes cliff high starts talking about vietnam vets seeing demons flying next to their helicopters using the first gen infrared 48:21 he gets to the specifics.

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 09:16 AM
a reply to: Morrad

Tobacco or Palo Santo wood.

Burn it, swirl the smoke around your head and tell whatever entity is there to break its hold on you and to leave you alone.

You may have to do it once a week but it works.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 09:44 AM
Burning Sage will clean the house.

My grandmother would take a large shell and burn Sage in it.
She would walk around the house saying a prayer while wafting the smoke with an eagle feather into every corner and nook in the home.
This process is known as Smudging.

The Native Americans have been doing it for centuries.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 10:56 AM
a reply to: Morrad

I'm no expert so anything I say is mostly opinion based on what I've read and heard in the past, with that out of the way...

Sounds a lot like a djinn, potentially an ifrit which is a hybrid of a devil and a djinn.

The adding to your thoughts makes me come to this conclusion, the timing of your events is naturally very interesting too.

I mean, most cultures have some form of paranormal entity. Whether it be demons, djinns, poltergeists etc etc. Whatever this thing is, it's disturbing you... So it's best to get rid of it.

The advice about going to a religious organization to help isn't bad, seems to work even if you yourself are not religious.

As far as I know though, ghosts and poltergeists don't inspire negative thoughts.

Anyways if there's any way I can help you out I will happily, I'm not a believer or disbeliever of the paranormal... I've had plenty of experience and it makes me interested in the subject.

To add:

Have your dreams been interesting of late?
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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 11:44 AM
a reply to: Morrad

It might be an idea to have a psychic or medio to check the app’t and which are the entities hurrying around you at 3-4 o’clock. Obviously, you are the source of that energy, which kicks them going. Kind of resident spirits, which need to be checked, what they want and to help them onwards.

Could be from the neighbor side too...

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:14 PM
Thanks for the replies. I can buy Palo Santo wood and blue sage locally. I will check with my adjoining neighbours (there are 3 in this block) to see if they have had any strange events. My dreams have been really weird for 6 months now RAY1990. I can't recall what the dreams were about but I could remember they were strange and very repetitive when I woke up. I will look for psychic locally if there is any.

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:30 PM
I have experienced much of what you including the waking at 3.30, 3.03 or 3.13 AM to the point where it can't be ignored this part I continue to experience for good or bad I don't know.

What I find is that whatever this is will leave you alone if you ignore it completely. Don't be interested at all. This works. Don't talk about it, don't act different and I found that getting out in the air and seeing nature always helps the mind. Staying inside all of the time really makes our world draw the dark things for some reason maybe our emotional state is weakened.

People who use "priests" unknown persons who are not necessarily good and who begin burning various herbs draw the attentions and the problem grows not disappears.

I don't think these things have anything to do with dead people (ghosts) I am a bible believer so I cannot dismiss evil entities and I don't, but they crave attention in a very bad way.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 02:32 PM
a reply to: Morrad
Thanks for the interesting read..

I am not usually the one to form a logical thought..

But could mold be the culprit?

Mold is weird.. there are lots of thing we do not know about it yet..

Edit- you mentioned a strange smell?
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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:09 PM
a reply to: SeaWorthy

You are definitely right regarding being stuck inside. I love the countryside but have to limit myself to the balcony. I must admit the view is breathtaking in summer and I use the opportunity for mindfulness. This most certainly helps with my mood.

I don't acknowledge its existence like you mention as I have no idea what is causing these occurrences. If some entity is responsible I believe any acknowledgement will only give it legitimatise. Even during my protective visualisation I do not acknowledge anything except the power of the wall.

Today I was reading about people with similar experiences. I came across the 'Trinity Knocks': banging or knocking in threes to mock the Trinity. I think if this happened I would look to a priest for help. These knocks would suggest to me something theological rather than paranormal.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:12 PM
a reply to: solve

Thanks for the suggestion. There is no mould in the apartment. Even when we first looked at the place when it had been empty for 2 years it was warm and the air very dry. The air circulation is very good. The strange smell reminded me of gunpowder but it was very faint.

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posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 03:50 PM
Fascinating thread! I will be keeping an eye on what happens next.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 05:57 PM
a reply to: Morrad

Sounds like you have problems buddy! Try this: Burn some sage (moving through the house, get the smoke in as many places as you can) and command unfriendly spirits to leave (make sure to leave doors and windows open while you do) and make sure you get every corner of every room! Afterwards sprinkle sea salt in all corners and across all openings ( doorways and window sills) to prevent them returning. If you have transportation go fill a small bottle with Holy Water from a Catholic or Episcopal church. When you get it home pour it into a bathtub or large pot full of water while praying- then it ALL becomes Holy Water. Use the water to make crosses on each windowpane and door, then sprinkle some at the base of all your walls. Even sprinkle it outside the house around the perimeter. Rub some candles down with the Holy Water and allow to dry- they are now blessed candles and you can burn them as needed.

Hope this helps!

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 06:22 PM
The subconscious can be very powerful so first you have to rule out that the occurrences aren't more natural. So leave a video cam on all night in your bedroom to determine why the lights are going on. If it is you or mother sleepwalking then you have your answer.

Hinduism Preta's (hungry ghosts) are said to exist between worlds. They can prey on minds to do evil things which would help explain your dreams. The worse thing you can do is allow personal fear to enter the arena. Your spirit and mind is vastly more powerful than a preta. If you feel its presence again, explain to it that its dead and needs to move on. Its no longer has a place this world.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 06:47 PM
Very good advice.
a reply to: SeaWorthy

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 07:00 PM
Have a good look around the apartment for anything left there by former occupants which could have been used in witchcraft or something ,have you bought anything lately that could have former dubious origins ? drinking too much or drugs or porn can attract them ,any videos or music you have ? some music I formerly listened to, if I played certain songs 3 days in a row something would happen ,also some music has subliminal messages that make you wonder where a thought came from [obscene etc],[this is even more annoying at work ,where there is a radio playing non stop ] get a Bible open it at James 4 : 6 [I m not positive about the verse but it says something like ,''You believe in God you are doing very well ,and yet the demons believe and shudder '' ,if I leave that open next to my bed, they don't evidently like it, and stay away ,worth a try .

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 09:53 PM
a reply to: Morrad

I have had all these experiences multiple times even alarms going off.
The entities have followed me through life and manifest as surprising apparitions.
They can be perceived as fleeting shadows, and can quite easily enter a physical body.
When they enter you feel an electrical sensation.
There are points on the body the malevolent ones will try and connect to.
Sometimes you catch them out in the midst of doing this by the feeling of a pressure, weight or prodding on body.
They need to connection when your half between awake and sleep because the nervous system is sensitive to that zone.
To get rid of them for good you set a trap. You wait until you feel them connection then instantly will yourself awake and grab them.
You will know if you catch them because they will feel solid for few seconds and dissipate.
That to them is like having the living crap scared out of them and that offending entity will then never bother you again.

posted on Sep, 1 2018 @ 10:16 PM
a reply to: Morrad

I've had similar experiences. Too many of them. I really don't want to get into detail. My experience is that these creatures are demons. They are the great manipulators and confusers of the world. The only real solution is to have faith in Christ. Jesus Christ is God who became flesh to pay the penalty for our sins. The demons know this, they don't like it, and they go around causing mass confusion and chaos in the form of subtle thought influence, paranormal phenomena, and possession, in a concerted attempt to keep people from learning about Jesus Christ.

If you need to know more, you can PM me, or just reply. But sage, happy thoughts, and hocus pocus wont stop them. It will only lead you deeper into their trap. I've watched friends destroy their lives over stuff like this. Its not something to play with.

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