I will describe a series of events that have occurred to me and my family over the past 3 years... None of this is fictional. Rest assured that being 36 years of age and having 2 kids, I don't go around talking about this kind of stuff to anyone. But this website has given me a forum in which to tell my brush with the paranormal without fear of ridicule.
We live in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. I've lived in the same home for 8 years now and only since we started having kids, "weird" things happen.
The house was built 1979. In 2007, my wife was 6-7 months pregnant with our first child. It was close to 6:00pm and I was making supper while talking to my wife was sitting 8 feet away from me when suddenly we both heard a knuckle sounding knock coming from one of the cupboard doors. This was the door that was closest to my head and it knocked 6 times, clear and evenly spaced. We both stopped talking. I waited a few moments and then went to the cupboard door and opened it. Looked around and saw nothing that was loose or could make the noise we just heard. I then thought maybe someone was at the door, so I opened both front and side doors, looked around the home and saw nothing. I then went back to the cupboard door and attempted to re-create the noise I heard. Only thing that imitated the sound was my knuckle hitting the door. My wife and I could not explain it. We both dismissed this event. 2 weeks after the first knocking incident it happened again. But this time it was around 5-6am. I was in the bathroom and someone knocked 6 times on the floor, under my feet. I felt the vibrations. Now we have a basement that has a motion sensor and the alarm was still on. I disabled it, ran downstairs and looked around... Again, I found nothing. This event spooked me as I felt like I was being targeted by whatever this thing is.
About 8 months ago, my wife saw a towel levitate in our bathroom. She described it as if someone was grabbing it and holding it tight towards the window on the left. It stayed like this for 3-4 seconds and went back to its normal position. This was very troubling as we see this as being an escalation as to whatever is going on.
Lately, we hear a lot of "weird" noises at night, lots of creaking and cracking. Sometimes we hear whispers and the wall has bang a few times. Also the closet door has banged using palm sounding knocks bang, bang.
We now have two kids and they both randomly wake up at night for no apparent reasons.
I got annoyed a few weeks ago and read some cleansing prayers I found on the internet. I then blessed my home using holy water left over from my daughter's baptismal and said "bless this house from any evil" in every corner of every room. I basically threatened whatever was there to get out. That same night, we heard an unusual amount of noises and the wall banged a few times in our bedroom. But afterwards, everything stopped. It seems to have worked. Everything has calmed down. I now sleep comfortably and so does the rest of my family. And there aren't as many noises at night. I'm hesitant about claiming victory as I've read these things can come back.
I know all of this sounds crazy... Especially to those that have never experienced anything "weird"... But all I can say is that there is something to all of this that we don't fully understand.
Thanks for reading.