It's been 11 weeks since my boyfriend and I moved into my Grandma's home that she had lived in for some 50 years maybe even longer. She is now in a home and my dad and his sister own the property. As a temporary arrangement we currently live in the house along with our American bulldog Bella. My last story The Move - Woken Spirits, explained a lot of what was going on. This is my update to that story...
The odd things keep happening in the house. For instance we were laid in bed a few weeks ago watching TV, the dog was at the foot of our bed snoring away as usual, it was around 11:30pm. At the same time we both sat up and grabbed for the remote telling each other to be quiet. My boyfriend got there before me and put the TV on mute. We had both heard footsteps running up and down the stairs, as soon as all was quiet the noise stopped. We both sat up in bed listening but the only noise now was Bella snoring.
A few nights later, I was home alone, I was sat in the living room and Bella was lying over the threshold that separates the room from the hall, which leads to the stairs. She suddenly jumped up and stood at the foot of the stairs barking loudly up at them, I wasn't feeling brave enough to go and explore.
The most recent was last week. I had turned the shower on and entered the bedroom. All three of us were upstairs in the room when this happened. I could hear the water from the shower hitting the shower curtain, I was talking to my boyfriend at the time and I stopped to listen as the noise of the water hitting the curtain changed. It was as though someone had stepped in front of the shower and now the water was hitting them, this happened for around 10 seconds then as though someone had stepped out of the way, carried on hitting the curtain as usual. I got in the shower not thinking much of it, I heard my boyfriend going downstairs as I was washing my hair, then the water stopped. Thinking the pressure was low I shouted down to see if he had turned any taps on which he hadn't. I then turned around to see that the red light on the shower indicated that it had been turned off. Odd? I turned it back on, again thinking nothing. As I turn the shower back on and turn around I looked up to see a face of an old woman in the tiles ahead of me. She had a blank expression on her face and short curly hair. She was staring straight ahead and she stayed for the remainder of my shower.
Now I understand our minds can play tricks on us and we can see what we think are faces in patterns so maybe this is what I saw? The tiles are just plain white for the record.
The next night I rang my mum to tell her what had happened, she asked my dad if anyone had ever died in that house, yes! My great grandma died in one of the spare rooms. Maybe all this was connected then? Although it seems to be the bathroom and the landing where I feel or see and even hear strange things. It has never scared me knowing someone is in the house, I don't feel threatened in anyway. But sometimes if I'm alone at night then it can make me a bit jumpy.
I also feel as though there's a dog that walks the landing, when I'm in the bathroom with my back to the door I hear what I think is Bella coming upstairs and passing the bathroom. Many times this has happened just to find out she's asleep downstairs or in the back garden. My dad had a dog when he lived there called Ricky, I think this might be him.
Thanks for reading!