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The Thing Inside The Ring

 

My wife and I have never been inclined to jump to conclusions. We have always opposed the possibility of the paranormal. It seemed to be the type of thing that happened to others and not to us, and as a result held no validity. Before we begin our story it is important to note that my wife and I are newlyweds. We were married on the 7th of August 2010. We rented a basement apartment in American fork Utah. The house was quite old approximately 100 plus years old. I was staying in the apartment before the marriage and had no issues what so ever. I felt comfortable and at peace within the home. Approximately one week before the wedding my wife moved all of her belongings into the house in preparation of moving in the following week. In that same week my wife was alone in the home getting it organized. She called me several times asking me if I had been home and when I would be home and explained that every time she looked away from her jewelery box when she looked back the doors were open and the jewelery was splayed out as if someone was going through the necklaces. In our conversation I reassured her that it was probably do to the fact that the jewelery box was off balanced, and that I would fix it when I got home.

Well that night after she moved her things into the house it didn't have that peaceful feeling to it anymore. I didn't think much about it and didn't think it was grounds to panic. I just brushed it off. I would hear noises and would brush them off by saying oh its just an old house that creeks and makes noise. Well as the days went by it got to the point I didn't like staying there alone and so I didn't. The thing that tipped me over the edge was a glass on the table just randomly fell to the floor. It was in the middle of the table and ended up falling to the floor. Finally the day of our wedding came and we went on our honeymoon.

Our return home was exciting at first and we were excited to start our new lives. For privacy we put up blankets as curtains for privacy and to block the street lights. One night about 2 weeks into our marriage we both saw a little red orb that hovered over our heads and then disappeared into the wall to our left. We rationalized it as a taillight that came through the window. Well 2 days later it happened again and this time we examined the windows and realized no lights could come in. This became a nightly occurrence for the next week. My wife and I jokingly started calling it the red man as a way to eliminate the fear and uncertainty that the orb represented.

Approximately one month after our marriage my wife woke up but was disoriented and felt like she was still in a dream. She awoke me to ask me if I saw the man at the end of the bed. I woke to a shock I will never forget. There was a man standing there who was wearing pants like dockers and had a nice business shirt. The man had dark hair. We never saw his face though everything else was clearly visible. He was about 6 foot tall. We looked and felt no fear and my wife believing she was still dreaming went right back to sleep. In the morning my wife said she had a dream about a guy at the end of our bed, when I explained to her that wasn't a dream she seemed concerned as anyone would be. After the sighting of the man the occurrence of weird feelings and activity stopped. We feel that it is important to note that we kept all of our doors locked at night including the bedroom door. The house being old had many corks one such being the noisiness of the doors when opened. It is impossible to miss.

My wife still feeling uncomfortable with the experience urged me to contact one of her former coworkers who had founded and maintains the Utah Valley Paranormal Society. Though my wife and I never believed in what her friend was doing we felt he was the only other person we could turn to.

Well a week went by and then her friend came over at 9 pm. He brought voice recorders in an attempt to get evps, and a night vision camera and an emf reader. The emf would go crazy only near my wife. When we got close to it we found out that the temperature was colder. They did tons of readings with the emf reader and took lots of pictures. We would ask the thing questions and explain if the answer was yes make the lights go on once and if it was no it would go 2 or more times. It actually would work. We asked it if it liked me and the answer was a fast no. I think it didn't like me cause I hold the priesthood and told it I could make it leave. It would change its answers it gave us. We asked it if it was a kid it said yes, then we asked it if it was my wife's great grandpa and it said yes then it said it was a little girl. At one point the founder of the association had to leave the room because something unexplainable made him nauseous and when we walked out of the room he felt a lot better. After 4 hours of research and tons of pictures and other data they left.

The Thing Inside The Ring

The following week we got a phone call from the founder he explained he had something for us and my wife and I, still being a little skeptical thought that he was making it up. We got to his home we listened to some evp recordings. Some sounded like responses to my wife's questions. He then went on to show us the most disturbing and most shocking picture I have ever seen in my life. It was a black looking figure that was trapped in the jewelery box. You can see its reflection on the wall and its looking back at itself. We are going to attempt to post this picture.

I blessed the house many times in an attempt to get rid of it as we were sure it was not benign by any means. My wife was sure it was evil and perhaps when you see the photo you will agree. When each attempt failed we got more frustrated. In her frustration my wife called her father to vent about the situation. Her father then said something that startled my wife, he asked if she had his ring from his first marriage? She stated that she had and he told her to get rid of the ring immediately. Her father assured us that once the ring was removed from the home everything would stop. He refused to explain any further. And with the removal of the ring the activity stopped. Even though it stopped we felt we needed to move so we did to Salt Lake City. We did an experiment and brought the ring into our house and the activity picked back up, determined to keep our house safe we sealed it in an envelope and sent it to her father in Idaho.

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The following comments are submitted by users of this site and are not official positions by yourghoststories.com. Please read our guidelines and the previous posts before posting. The author, christensens, has the following expectation about your feedback: I will participate in the discussion and I need help with what I have experienced.

taz890 (12 stories) (1380 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-02-21)
firstly great story thanks for sharing it
But I have to say it can't be a reflection on the wall as anything reflected would be the oppositway round from the thing it was reflected from and looking at the wall and then the jewlery box the face is looking the same way very strange
scrapmetalkitten (306 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-21)
wow that is one really creepy picture! Can you post the other pic you were talking about on here? I think a moderator should be able to upload it on the page. Or you can post a link to a free photo hosting site such as photobucket.com

I have had a few items that were haunted, but never any jewelry. I've had a few dolls that did some really weird things.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
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7 years ago (2011-01-19)
Just to add to the wedding rings comment 😆, when I left my ex-husband I thought about keeping my rings for my daughter. But after very little deliberation, I pawned them. I didn't want to take a chance that my daughter would be cursed with the same kind of marriage her father and I had. I wasn't taking any chances.

I kind of feel bad now thinking about the woman who ended up with my rings 😢
christensens (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-19)
My husband and I were looking through the pictures thinking about the comments about the face being a reflection of the blanket. We found a pretty disturbing picrure that we missed, there is a picture of the dresser and the jewelery box is just barely in the pic. The face is facing away from the wall and looking at the investigator. If it was a reflection of the blanket then how did the face move? And how did that reflect into the jewelery box when taken away from the blanket? It seems odd escpecialy when it only shows up in two of 9 pictures of that area. I forgot to mention that the emf found a high reading in that area. It would only spkie at the end of the bed. I know that is an important detail but I totaly forgot about it. Its funny how the smallest things are also the most important. Sorry.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
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7 years ago (2011-01-19)
Melime, that is a very interesting theory about failed marriages. I never thought about that before, but I think you are on to something. If a marriage is bad and filled with arguing, fighting, and negativity that energy can harness itself in the ring. It can then attract negative spirits to it and whomever is in possession of the ring. That makes total sense. Thanks Melime, I'm glad I came back to this story and saw your comment. 😊 😉
Melime (10 stories) (64 posts)
+2
7 years ago (2011-01-19)
Very freaky story! I also had a bad experiance with my fathers weddingring. After my mum and my dad got divorced 6 years ago, my dad gave me his ring. It was like it was bad luck, I tripped all the time, I couldn't sleep and I had horrible nightmares. It was my mum's boss who asked me if I kept one of the old weddingrings, and when I said I did, she told me to get rid of it right away. I gave it back to mum, and I believe she threw it out. After it was gone everything stopped. Maybe weddingrings after failed marriages attract bad energy?

Thanks for sharing, it was very interesting reading!
shamby (15 stories) (100 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-18)
Interesting story, defiantly unique and not your average footsteps in the attic type of haunt. I would like to know more about this ring, and the types of experiences that your father had with it, if he is willing to discuss it of course. It's also interesting that the ring never did anything to your wife before moving in with you, but it scared her father pretty badly. Great story, and if you find out more info on the ring please share with us!
turfster (2 stories) (9 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-18)
Wow that's cool just wanted to let you guys know that my wife and I share the same wedding day and month as you. Also when we moved into our house things happened to us such as a vase fell from the top of the refrigerator and landed upside down in the middle of the floor. Ill be posting that story soon.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
+1
7 years ago (2011-01-18)
This is a very interesting story. I was going to say the same exact thing as Miracles. The face on the wall seems to be a reflection off of the ones on the blanket, which is also a reflection in the mirror on the dresser. However after reading your response to Miracles's post I took a second look. The face in the mirror on the dresser is definitely creepy. It's just so odd to me how a wedding ring would hold an evil entity. Do you happen to know where the ring was purchased and if the rings were blessed when they got married?
Trix (14 stories) (407 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-18)
Hi christensens, it sounds like your father knows a lot about that ring that he wants to keep a secret. I believe the story about this ring. A troubled lady came to our church one day asking for our pastor to pray for her. While he prayed for her the ring on her finger started to burn her. It is strange that evil can attach itself to a ring if you think about it. Many things we don't know or even understands...I'm glad the ring is out of your lives. Thanks for shearing. Trix. ❤
christensens (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Miracles51031 No from what I understand from my sisters still living at home no one has seen the ring in a long time they don't know what happened to it and I am content not knowing, as long as it isn't in my house and isn't affecting my family, I don't care. But he never mentioned anything happening. Thank you for your intrest.
BadJuuJuu (guest)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
This is one of the more interesting haunted item stories I've ever read. I know I threw a ton of questions at you, sorry bout that, but haunted items are like that. They always raise more questions than there are answers. It's impossible to ever figure out the full story behind how the item came to be in it's current state, but I appreciate you sharing the answers you do have. If you ever find out more, we always like getting updates on stories. ❤
markj7 (3 stories) (19 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Hi guys, I am glad things changed for the better. I lived in Orem for a long while and I agree with you about the preistthood. It does effect things around us and protects us. I was wondering what negative thing happened to attach itself to the ring. Was it simply a bad marraige? I do not think it's that small an issue. I believe objects can be huanted or affected by negative beings. It must have been pretty powerful to overpower the priesthood after a week or so. I am glad you both are safe. And yes things will be answered for us when the time is right. CTR.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Christensens - thanks for answering my questions and for not being offended. It always helps when people are looking for advice. Thank you.

Since you have returned the ring to your dad, has he mentioned having any similar problems?
christensens (1 stories) (6 posts)
+2
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
I do not know if the ring was a family heir loom. All I know is that my dad said it was something that had tormented him all his life and that he believed it tormented me to get to him. Whether that is true or not I have no idea. It sounds dramatic to me but my dad will not back down, he truly believes this. I asked my husband to share our story after I looked at this site. It comforted me to know that we are not alone. 😁
christensens (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Miracles51031 we thought the same thing but we have 3-4 pictures taken within 20 seconds. This is the only picture that it appears in. We tried to recreate it and never succeeded.
blue_raven80 (13 stories) (338 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
that is a very great story. I wonder what is on the ring and why did your dad asked you to get rid of it immediately. Have you asked your wife to ask his dad what is the story behind the ring? Sounds like there is evil in that ring.

Please keep us posted.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Christensens - I'm going to sound like the bad guy here for a minute, so excuse me. I'm just putting forth what I see when I look at the picture on the wall and the object on the dresser. To me, and this is JUST MY OPINION, it is a reflection from the blanket. The same "face" is in the picture on the blanket. I believe the flash has projected the image into the mirror on the dresser, throwing it onto the wall.

Just a theory, everyone. Not a fact since I don't live there. But I did want to point out that possibility.
winx717 (2 stories) (31 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Wow - great story and scary picture! As soon as I saw it, I thought 'fake!' I saved it to my computer and blew it up, zoomed it, etc. To my amazement, the pixels look pretty consistent.

Compelling evidence. Thank you for sharing!
BadJuuJuu (guest)
+1
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Usually when religious provocation (blessings, holy water, etc) have no effect it's because the entity is a ghost, rather than something truly evil. Although, some ghosts are evil tempered.
This is my theory on why religious provocation doesn't work on ghosts- ghosts are the surviving consciousness of a once living human. I'm about to go all christian for a second to explain my theory. God created his angels for the specific purpose of serving Him. Demons are fallen, corrupt angels and are therefore still subject to God's will, which is why prayer and such is effective against them. God created humans so that they could serve Him or not, based on their own free will. Humans, even in ghost form, can choose to follow God's will or not. Therefore religious provocation is ineffective against ghosts. When paranormal activity doesn't cease when God's name is invoked it's a safe bet the cause of the activity is a ghost. Even the most evil-tempered ghost is still human, still possessing free will.
One more question, then I'll stop nagging y'all. You say your father realized the entity was connected to the ring because he saw the entity as a child. Is the ring old, a family heirloom?
christensens (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Oh and side note we place the ring in the my husbands old 1977 camero that we never used before we sent it back. The activity stopped immediatly after the ring was removed.
christensens (1 stories) (6 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Okay my wife will answer these questions:

Hello, The ring was from my father and mothers marriage that failed in 2000. I asked my father if I could have the ring when I was 16. My dad told me no in the begining but I was persistant and once he remarried he gave me the ring. I was 18. You have to understand the ring seemed so normal to us all. My dad was not even aware of the issue until I sent him the picture and he told me he had seen that thing before as a child. I sent it to him because he asked me to. He told me he needed to do something to it. I have no idea what he did he refuses to talk about it. As for the priesthood question. My husband and I had no idea it was the ring until this paranormal investigation. We thought it was the apartment, my husband failed to mention that fact and I apologize. He would bless the home and the activity would stop for a week or more and then it would continue. It was mostly in frustration that we called my friend. I had no idea what to do, it seemed to get worse after each blessing. We did bless the ring and I can tell you that was very frightning. The things that happened when we did were some of the scariest I have seen. So much happened it is hard to tell it all. But yes he tried but it never succeed. There are somethings in this life that we may never know, why my dad wanted the ring and why it did not leave when the house was blessed are things that will have to be answered in the next life.
Miracles51031 (36 stories) (4802 posts) mod
+2
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Christensens - just a quick question here, although I'm really interested in your answer to BadJuuJuu's questions too.

Why would your father-in-law give your wife a ring he was obviously concerned had some negative entity attached to it? If he didn't give it to her himself, why wouldn't he have warned her the ring could have the potential to bring about this kind of activity? Obviously he knew, right?
BPOOH229 (1 stories) (12 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
Wow! That picture really freaked me out! Did her father tell you to mail the ring back to him? Where did she keep it after he told her to get it out of the house before she mailed it back?
BadJuuJuu (guest)
+2
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
I'm a bit confused. You hold a priesthood and were able to make it leave? Why all the fear and calling in a paranormal group? Why not force the entity out of the ring instead of mailing the thing back to your father in law with the negative spirit still attached? This is an interesting and well-told story, but I just don't understand why you would send an evil entity to your wife's father if you could have banished it.
Elvira (2 stories) (9 posts)
 
7 years ago (2011-01-17)
wow, that's a really cool story. It probably wasn't cool to you guys but, very interesting. I didn't want to stop reading 😁 I am very glad that you guys have gotten rid of it and don't have problems anymore, because that stuff is honestly scary.

And I did look at your picture (again) very creepy, your lucky you actually caught something, that doesn't happen very often. I think your wife's father should get rid of that ring all together, it doesn't seem safe to have it around.

Take care,
Elvira ❤

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