“Footsteps pacing … But no one was there.”
It was a cold October night. I was asleep until 2:37. All I can hear is footsteps pacing around my room. But no one was there. It could have been the neighbors in the apartment below. I believed that until I heard whistling in the kitchen. Still, no one was there!!! I couldn’t sleep or move. All I could think of was, “What would happen if I checked on the noises I was hearing?” I couldn’t risk it so I sat up all night till I saw the sun rise.
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Lights out … then water running and TV turned on
My husband was away this weekend at a high school reunion. I turned the TV off, locked the house, fed the cat, turned the lights out, and went to bed.
At three o’clock in the morning on Saturday, I woke up and heard water running.
I listened to the water sound for a while when I was in bed to try to locate it. Thought about water going through the radiator, but didn’t have the heat on that day. Didn’t sound like it was in the pipes or the dishwasher, which was off. I got up to see what it was.
The water sound stopped as I walked out of the bedroom.
Also strange that when I got into the kitchen, the water sound stopped, but I heard voices … the TV was on! The cat was sleeping in the bedroom with me and the remote control was on the sofa with nothing near it to turn it on.
After lights out, the TV turned on!
I definitely turned the TV off. The TV wasn’t on when I went to bed. I would have heard if I left it on. I was in the next room and up for a while reading and didn’t hear it. It seems that the TV went on as I walked into the kitchen which is right behind the living room.
I turned all the lights on and slept on the couch after staying awake until 5:30 watching TV. I have no idea what it was all about!
— Nancy in Connecticut
Thanks for your story, Nancy. For centuries 3am has been known as “the witching hour,” a time when paranormal forces are said to be strongest. We’ve received several stories about TVs and other small electronic devices inexplicably turning on and off. Find similar stories in the DreamWatch Archives, Phantom smells, sounds, lights.
Paranormal activity: phantom smells, lights, talking, toys
I often feel that I am “sensitive” because I feel and have seen various things throughout my life that compel me to believe so. I see shadow people, can sense paranormal activity inside and outside my home.
More recently, things I’ve had occur have begun reoccurring:
- A smell of sweet perfume or of my ex-husband’s cologne (still very alive and well).
- Lights dim and go back to normal.
- I hear people talking as well as babies and kids whining.
- My children’s toys that normally function properly will start blaring through the night. Different toy each time.
I’m very aware there’s a communication that needs to take place. I’m just confused on whom to consult.
I want to know who, what, when, where and why anyone, spirit or daemon in trying to inhabit my space. Any info or suggestions? I’m a very religious and devout person so I don’t want to make any wrong steps but believe the interactions are supposed to take place. Please help.
— Honey, Arizona
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Little boy ghost.
My border collie Molly had to be put down about two weeks ago due to a terrible cancer. We were so bonded. I loved her beyond words. I haven’t seen or heard her ghost but I’m expecting some sign and here’s why: I live in a very very old house and we do have a ghost—a little boy ghost about 6 or 7 years old. I saw him twice coming up the front sidewalk, shortly after we moved in, and then he’d just disappear.
My mother came to see my new house and she saw the little boy ghost too; he was sitting on the landing of the stairs leading up to the bedroom, watching us downstairs. That was about 40 years ago and nothing since so I thought the boy was gone, but he’s still here.
“Did you hear that?”
My plumber recently was kneeling on the floor, working on an upstairs bathroom pipe and he loves this old house so I was telling him about it, including the little boy ghost story. That’s when we both heard a bell ringing twice downstairs and the plumber looked at me puzzled and asked, “Did you hear that?” Yes, and we both knew there was no one else in the house. I went to the windows and looked out but of course there was no one on the road, no one ringing a bell. The little boy ghost had been listening to me telling about seeing him and he was letting us know that he was listening.
Hoping to see ghost dog Molly.
I didn’t even remember just then that there even was a bell downstairs but there is; it sits on a windowsill in the sunroom and only is noticed when I dust. So now I hope the little boy ghost appears once more and that my dog Molly is sitting or standing beside him.
The only thing that worries me is that Molly was put down at a vet center an hour from here. I left her to be cremated.
Could her spirit have followed me and my son and my sister (who were there to say goodbye) back to our car and back here to her home?
I hope she isn’t lost and looking for us at the hospital. I talk to her every night when I go to bed. I want her to know that she is loved and missed. Maybe with her company now the little boy ghost will be able to find peace, too.
— Nancy, Pennsylvania
Thanks for your story, Nancy. I believe spirits are not bound by limitations of the physical world. That Molly was put down at the vet’s makes no difference. Molly would find her way home, or to your spirit energy no matter where in the world. That’s my opinion. I hope you see her and that her spirit will comfort you. It’s so sweet of you to think of Molly’s spirit bringing peace to the little boy ghost.
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Female voice in haunted house
I woke up at 6AM or so to work on a project. There’s a church up the street that rings a single bell on the half hour mark (1:30, 2:30 etc). At 8:30AM the half hour bell rang, and in response I heard a very loud “Who is it?” coming from my downstairs hallway in a female voice.
I thought someone was in the house.
I freaked out because I thought someone was in the house. I went downstairs to check and there was no one there, nor did I hear any doors open or shut. I’ve never experienced anything like this.
I live in a house known to be haunted, supposedly verified by investigators. This was the first day in over 6 months I was alone in the house. I never believed in paranormal activity until today. I was a complete skeptic. There’s no other explanation for what happened.
— Neil, Maryland