Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Ghost

Shortly after the Princess and I moved into our current home 5 years ago I started seeing a shadowy figure in our upstairs loft. It had a male presence and male energy. I would see it up and down the stairs, as well as around the top of the stairs. At the time it was my office so I spent numerous hours up there. It never really scared me at all, it was just something that I learned to deal with. At first it sort of made me uneasy, not because it was there,but because I wasn't sure what I was seeing or what it was. I never said anything to anyone,including the Princess because, number one I knew at the time that Princess didn't believe in ghost, and number two I didn't want anyone to think I had lost my mind.

A few months after we moved in the Princess's oldest daughter mentioned to her that she kept seeing something at the top of the stairs that went into my office. Princess told her that she too had seen something but didn't want to admit to it. Princess then confessed to me what her and her daughter had seen and I told her what I had seen. We all agreed that it was definatly male and none of us were frightend by it.

About two years ago we moved my office to the basement and our bedroom upstairs so we could remodel our home. Princess and I continued to see the shadowy figure, but it had moved to the downstairs ground level of the home and continued to "hang out" upstairs. It moved the blinds and started making some knocking noises over the years. We continued to keep it to ourselves, and just agreed that we would deal with it.

Then one day I was deleteing some videos off the camera and I came across one that Princess had taken and it was just she and I home. On the video we heard a males voice say "No". It freaked us out because we had never heard our Ghost speak. We showed our video to some friends and one of them knew some local ghost hunters that they thought would love to come by the house and check it out. We agreed to let them ... you can find their report here--------> and when they left they told us that we would either A, see the ghost more and have more interaction with it or B, not see it anymore. Well, long story short the SAME night the Ghost decided to mess with us some, we were talking to it in the living room and all of a sudden the light above the stove came on, and it's a rocker switch that turns it on and off. Then when we all went running in the kitchen the light went out and the rocker switch has been broken every since. That night Princess and I told the Ghost that it could stay, yeah like we can make it leave, on two conditions. The first one is it can't touch us and the second one is it can't move our shit around. We also told the Ghost that if he wanted to leave that we were sure he would let us know and that we would help him.

After that night we really didn't hear or see much of the Ghost. We keep a diary of when and where we see him, but for a few months nothing.... I think it was because we are remodeling,tearing out walls,moving stairs etc. Now all of a sudden he has moved to the basement and Princess decides to tell me that she has seen him down there. She adds that he is more clear and not as shadowy but more like a mist.

For the life of me, and it gives me the creeps now, I just can't force myself to go down to the basement. It's just something about the Ghost being in the basement that freaks me out. I'm not scared, I just don't want to see him. I have to go to the garage to feed the cats but I will walk all the way around the house and use the outside entrance rather than walk through the basement to get to the garage.

I wonder if I should just go down there and face it or just let it alone. I mean, I'm not terrified of it, I'm just avoiding it. The Ghost Hunters have called and want to come back. I could let them deal with it.

What do you think?


Propane Amy said...

Holy hell, I would have a flipping cow if that shit was going on with me. LOL But then again, it would be nice to have some company in the house.

I guess if you were ok with him before then there shouldn't be a problem with going downstairs. But then again, basements are already kinda creepy without the ghosts...LOL I wuld bring the ghost hunters in again and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Go check out someone I follow

I think she's deals with these kind of things.

Me? Basement with a spooky presence? That comes straight from my childhood biggest fears.

Good luck and don't send him my way.

lesbo said...

holy hannah!
i've never encountered a ghost, but i definitely believe.
and i've never heard a story from someone first hand.
how eery!

i'd definitely invite the ghost hunters back. see what they think.

can't wait to hear how it all turns out!

small town dyke said...

I know what you feel. We live in the house I grew up in and my dad stops in to check on us from time to time. (he's been gone for 13 years) It doesn't scareme but it sure soes rattle you when all you have to do is pee at 3 in the morning. I thinks you should go face it don't let it run you from your space. Thats what it wants said...

OMG I'm FASCINATED right now!! LOL

I so don't believe in ghosts but would LOVE to see one!

Can I come over!?! LOL

Just go down there! What's the worst that could happen, right?

This is probably the most exciting blog entry I've read in a looooooooooong time. I was on the edge of my seat! LOL

Squirty said...

I'm a wuss when it comes that that stuff....Don't go in the basement!

I had a friend growing up that lived in a "haunted" house. Their ghosts moved furniture, turned pages in books, make noises, and messed with the lights. Creepy...

Good luck with the ghost!

small town dyke said...

sounds fun. the house i live in use to be my dad's and he stops in every now and again to visit. I know he won't hurt us but it scares the hell out of ya at 3am when all you want to do is pee and go back to sleep!

Monkey Outlaw said...

Amy,it does scare the hell out of me sometimes,like when SMD said about peeing at three in the morning! Let's just say guys I pee fast!

Jude,thanks for the link will check it out and may ask for their help if it gets worse.

As soon as we get done with remodel I'm going to bring the ghost hunters back in! But I have gone down there a few times the daytime LOL!