I am new to the site so hello everyone. Due to the recent goings on at the house where I live with my girlfriend and our 4 month old baby boy, I decided to post this in the hope of maybe someone else experiencing the same thing. I have googled it and the only similar story that I can find is the Enfield Ghost from 1977, albeit my story isn't quite as dramatic. Whether that story is true or not, I'm not sure.
Anyway...We moved into the house in mid May 2010. My girlfriend was heavily pregnant and we thought that we had dropped on lucky as it was a new house, only 5 years old and the home that we had secured previously fell through at the last minute. We are renting the property and we have an excellent relationship with our landlords.
The very first strange experience happened shortly after we had moved in. My girlfriend and I were sitting on separate sofas eating our evening dinner while watching TV. The missus is bonkers about air fresheners and candles so on the small coffee table we had one of those air fresheners that stand upright and you have to push the top of it down for the smell to squirt out of the top. She was sat between 1.5 metres and 2 metres away from it with a huge pregnant belly and I was sat across the room roughly 2.5 metres away when all of a sudden out of nowhere the air freshener just smashed into the picture frame which was on the same table with unbelievable force as if someone had hit it in anger. It was probably about 6pm in the summer and it was light outside, therefore we kind of just shrugged it off as nothing and didn't get worried, even though it was confusing and a bit weird.
A few months had passed with our little boy being born in June. We had both become a little uneasy living in the house. Not due to noises or seeing things but just a general uncomfortable feeling especially when either one of us were home alone, even in the day. I put this down to us being in new surroundings. My girlfriend was also having re-occurring dreams of a group of men breaking into the house where she and our baby had to hide in the wardrobe. This happened for roughly 2 weeks every night when our son was about 1 and half months old. Again, I thought logically and put this down to her newly becoming a mother and naturally feeling protective to our son.
So by this point we've gone 3 months with very little happening and life was great. Then one night my son woke up for a feed at 2am and as I stood at the top of the stairs before I went down for his bottle I had the most uncomfortable rush of worriedness over power my whole body. I didn't really want to go downstairs but obviously if the baby needs feeding then that's what's got to get done so off I went downstairs. This was on my mind for a few days after because it was really the first time that I genuinely thought something else was in our home.
My son got to 2 and a half months old and with him being a little bruiser he was too big for his Moses basket. This meant it was time for him to move into his own room for the first time. But it also meant it was time to use the baby monitor! At first we thought nothing of it and we were aware of static and interference from other houses monitors etc. Then the first major worry of our stay in this house happened!
I had bathed and put our son to bed on this particular night as my girlfriend was back at the gym twice a week. She came home, everything was normal so we decided to go to bed at 10:45pm. As I was just dropping off I heard very clearly on the monitor, the sound of a door creaking open. My girlfriend squeezed my hand and began to panic as she had heard it also. There is a cupboard right behind the bedroom door in my son's room. It is built into the frame of the house so it actually has a regular door on it just like both of the bedrooms and bathroom doors. I turned on the bedroom light and gave myself a quick pep talk and off I went to investigate. I opened the baby's bedroom door just enough to poke my head through. I had a scan around before I realized that the cupboard door was in fact wide open right up to the main room door preventing me from opening it any further without putting my arm round to push it shut. This meant that I wouldn't have been able to get out of the room earlier after I put my little boy in his cot so it had definitely opened at some point after I had left the room earlier that night. Needless to say I was now absolutely babbing myself to be honest. I went back across the hall to report my findings with my girlfriend. She took one look at my face and started to get upset. This was the most frightened that I had ever been in my life. If I hadn't have heard it then I could possibly find an excuse but the fact that we both heard what we thought was a door creaking open and then my suspicions were confirmed made it a heart racing experience. We spoke about the safety of our son but as it wasn't anything violent and we decided to try and get some sleep. I did decide there and then though that if anything else happened in his room then I would take my family and leave, regardless of the time.
So days went by and things gradually seemed back to normal, just the odd thing like the bathroom light fitting falling and nearly hitting me on the head as I brushed my teeth and sounds of ticking and possible whispers from the baby monitor. All of these seemed nothing to worry about as I am open minded to any explanation to strange happenings. But then, Sunday night 17 October 2010 / Monday morning 18 October 2010 came the most disturbing, frightening and damn right shocking experience that I think I will ever encounter.
As I sat downstairs in the living room playing on my PS3, the baby monitor was still with me downstairs and the missus was in bed asleep. I'd been on my own for 2 hours. Id felt no reason what so ever to worry and I was perfectly happy getting in some gaming time as I haven't been doing for a while due to us starting a family. It was 00:50am and there I was blasting down the straight at Melbourne on F1 2010 when out of nowhere clearly and loud enough for me to s**t myself came the sound of at least one voice, possibly two from the baby monitor. A deep voice which was similar to a man's voice and another that could have possibly been a bit croaky. My first split second instinct was that it was just interference but not only did it not stop, it got louder and seemed to be getting very very angry. I couldn't make out any words but there was enough of a voice pattern that it seemed to be speaking some sort of language, it wasn't mumbling. As it carried on getting angry it climaxed with the most spine chilling noise that I wouldn't wish anyone to hear, especially when it's coming from the room that your child is sleeping in. Two angry bark like sounds finished off this monster like speech but not the same kind of bark that a dog would do, it's really hard for me to explain in words but I remember it plain as day! It was just plain evil and it was loud and clear on the monitor.
I ran as fast as I could with no hesitation. I put on our bedroom light my girlfriend was asleep. I went straight into my son's room and he too was fast asleep. I stood there for a few minutes feeling worried but extremely protective of my baby. I think I began to go into shock because I couldn't open my mouth to speak to my partner when she was asking what was wrong. She got really upset once she realized that I had obviously been freaked out by something. I pulled myself together and remembered my promise to take my family out of the house if anything happened again. So as we started to pack up our things my girlfriend thought I was over reacting. I quickly pointed out to her that when we watch a horror film she always screams at the people who don't get out when dodgy things happen! She agreed with me and off we went to her parents' house. People have tried and tried to convince me that it was interference but I was the only one there at the time and I know that it was something coming from upstairs in my baby's room. I hope I never hear such a thing again for as long as I live.
We managed to arrange for the priest to come round last night and he blessed the house so tonight is our first night back. I am not a religious person in the slightest but I have begun to wonder what really is the truth regarding God and Demons etc.
Thanks for reading. I tend to babble on a bit sometimes.
If anyone else has had a similar experience especially with the barking as that was the most horrifying part of the whole ordeal please get in touch.