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I found this site after having a strange encounter of my own. If anybody has any suggestions or comments. Please speak up. I am VERY new to all this. Thanks.

During the past several months there have been numerous instances when either my husband or I have been suddenly woken up by loud noises. Until recently, we really did not share what was happening with one another. On the nights it happened to me, I would just slide closer to my husband. On at least three occasions when it would happen to him, he explained it away as a bad dream.

Our most recent separate encounters finally forced us to share with one another what has been going on.

About a month ago after going to bed and falling asleep, I was startled awake. I'm not sure by what. I immediately looked towards the open bedroom door. Standing in the door way I could see the image of a man. Just standing there. I stared at him for a couple of seconds but as soon as I blinked, he disappeared. At the time I did not feel he was staring at me but Just standing there looking straight ahead. I don't know why I assumed that because I could not see his face only a dark figure.

This past week, my husband and I had been in bed and asleep for several hours when he suddenly jerked and gasped! I asked, "What?" He sshhed me and said that he saw someone standing in the doorway. He got up and walked through the house and looked outside but saw nothing out of the ordinary. The dogs were fast asleep on the deck. And our children were asleep.

Last night I mentioned his episode and he said that that has happened to him a lot! Maybe a dozen times in the past 6 months. He will suddenly wake up and see someone standing at the door or at the end of the bed.

After he told me that, I told him about my experience. It seems like we are both experiencing the same thing.

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Enlightened1959 (8 stories) (118 posts)
 
1 year ago (2016-10-03)
I have had similar things happen to me in the past. I think it could possibly be a residual haunting. Lets hope for your sake that this is all it is.
cosmogal926 (9 stories) (1223 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-29)
Hi Isa, you have a very interesting story. Thank you for sharing it. I think that what you and your husband are experiencing is most likely what aussie said trying to get your attention. You mentioned that you both are awakened by loud noises. Are they bangs, or knocks? Do you hear foot steps? Maybe a little research into the history of the house and property will give you more of an idea what it might be. In the meantime you could always set up a video camera, or voice recorder to see if you can catch anything. Plus you can always burn incense, or light candles to calm the energy in the room. Hope you find the answers you need soon. 😊
aussiedaz (18 stories) (1276 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-29)
Looks like I missed the bus ride again where's that six... 😆

Isa, just about every spirit with a level of intelligence in regards to their realm and our reality knows there is a small window of opportunity to come through to us on the brink of sleep, going in or coming out... Firstly, the fact that both you and your husband have had the same type of experiences rules out any imagination factors that could apply for various other reasons and validates your experience as an intelligent visitation... (not haunting)...the reason you are being woken up by loud noises is purposeful by this visitor, to put you in a temporary psychic status normally for a short period of time so you are able to see this visitor or previous resident for a reason?...I too ask the question has anyone close to you crossed over in the last 12 months?...or maybe you need to find out who was there previously, it seems they are trying to get some type of message across for you to pick up on.
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-28)
Its on Jav, and I'm on the bus waiting, drink in me hand already! Lol 😆
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
+2
6 years ago (2011-09-28)
On my way! DARKNESS! You got that mankini?
Wait for me Rook! 😆 😆

Jav
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
+2
6 years ago (2011-09-28)
😆 Yes, Jave! LOL... Now don't dilly dally, or you'll miss the bus again, and Rook won't wait for you this time 😆 😆
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-28)
Gee whiz mom... We never get past you!

~head hanging low~ Sorry ghostguy. Won't happen again.

~kicking the dirt~ Happy now mom?

Jav 😊
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3312 posts) mod
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6 years ago (2011-09-28)
Okay guys and gals 😊...I actually think ghostguy is a voice of reason... His advice has never been "this is the only way", as some others have claimed...

About his book: I asked him to not reference it in his posts, and he has complied with that request... I only wish everybody on this site did what I asked the first time 😆 ❤
ghostGuy (45 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-28)
Ok people,
Suit yourselves. Try to help, Ha!
I Hope he stays there forever!
dustyisdead (2 stories) (90 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-28)
[at] javelina
Yeah... I've been reading some other stories on here and I'm seeing exactly what you're talking about.
Bodhisattva (1 stories) (6 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-27)
One method I always found worked very well for getting rid of all types of spirits, is to make positive affirmations, be they out loud of to yourself (this is something I do personally and I am just using this as an example) I usually ask the angels of the light to guide the spirit or to take it to where it needs to go in order to progress, and I have found this to work very well. 😁
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-27)
Dustyisdead,
Don't bother. He's like another we know in that he lands on an experience, expounds what he believes is the only truth, and hops on over to the next as if he has it all worked out.
You cannot communicate back and forth. Consider him a residual.
BUT, if he starts trying to sell his book on site without express permission from management? Just send out a call for granny or Martin, and let them handle it.

Jav
ghostGuy (45 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
I believe it is an active haunting.
Try communication.
Nothing to lose.
dustyisdead (2 stories) (90 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
[at] ghostguy
Well, there's a theory about certain group of hauntings referred to as "residual haunting". The theory is that it's like a tape being played over and over, and some think that the energy that's being replayed is recorded in certain rocks like quartz or any rock with magnetic properties. Kind of the same way a cassette tape works with magnetism.

So if that's true, then residual hauntings aren't intelligent or sentient. They can't see or hear you so claiming your house back or any type of exorcism type rituals wouldn't have an effect on it.
ghostGuy (45 posts)
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6 years ago (2011-09-27)
Oh come on.
Nothing to be done?
A ghost is a real person. They can hear and see you.
An occurrence is when you experience activity.
Acivity is what you see, feel, or hear, etc.
It seems you have had several occurrences and only
One type of activity.
Cameras or paranormal investigations are fine but
Some short cuts can be taken beforehand.
From now on, pretend that there is actually a real
Ghost in the house. As soon as you see ANY type of suspicious activity let the "ghost" know you want them out of YOUR house because you have had enough of their presence.
Post again with the results.
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
isa,
Looks like everyone's agreed that it is residual, and nothing to be done about that. However, I agree with Moongrim, you have a perfect opportunity to get evidence of this experience. Set up a video camera to see if you are able to capture this apparition onto video.
Thank you for sharing.

Jav 😊
ILee (1 stories) (91 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
Isa,

If this is indeed a residual haunting, and no one is being harmed, don't be afraid.

You did mention that you slept with the door wide open. Perhaps you can try sleeping with your door closed? Although a door will not keep a ghost from appearing in your room, but if it's residual and appears in the same spot every night, maybe you can elimiate the occurances. And since the occurances are normally at the door frame or by the foot of your bed, you can try closing the door before going to bed to see if that helps. Wouldn't hurt to try.

Let me know if that works!
Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
+2
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
Well perhaps it's time to start documenting this. What times you two wake up, and get yourself a video camera to record yourselves/doorway montage.

Just a thought.
BeautInside (2 stories) (186 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
Interesting... I also agree with the theory of the residual haunting, the best you could do to try to figure that out is to make a research on the house.
Just like stephyw2001, I'd like to know if someone close to you has died recentely or if someone has died in the house before you moved in.

God bless ❤
Nysa (4 stories) (685 posts)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
Could you explain the figure a bit more? You say it was a dark figure, which makes me think of "shadow people." But a residual haunting could make sense too. Basically that would be a "reflection," for lack of a better word, of something that actually happened in the past. Usually either something that happened a lot, like looking through the door to check on someone nightly, or happened once that had strong emotions attached to it, say walking to your bedroom door and finding your wife in bed with someone else.

If it is residual it is usually thought that the energy is there but no soul / spirit is present. If it is a shadow person, well the theories are more up in the air. I suggest you google the term to get an idea of some of the many theories that are out there.
minimom (50 posts)
+2
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
What you describe sounds like a residual haunting. The exact same scenario, over and over.
These are pretty scary at times, but harmless as the spirit never really interacts with the living. They just seem to repeat the same event like a video loop.
Oddly, they're not the easiest to remove. With an intelligent haunting telling the person in spirit that it's your home now and they should leave generally works. With a residual, well, it's kind of like talking to your television. It might make you feel better but it gets you nowhere.
Have you tried researching the property to find out who it might be?
stephyw2001 (guest)
 
6 years ago (2011-09-27)
Wow! I'm glad you can both see it though, that must make it more comforting... I guess. I wonder what that dark man wants? Did anyone in your family die lately? Did anyone die in your house before? Weird!

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