I've had many ghost experiences in my lifetime. My current situation has led me here because it is in my home that I actually own and cannot just move away from. Things are now at the point where I'm terrified at night and even sleep with a light on.
To summarize, a previous resident of my house died tragically in a motorcycle accident. As it turns out the world isn't so big and I know a person who knew him when he was living. I know he liked to throw parties here and one of his friends that frequented this house was murdered violently by her boyfriend who also spent time here.
The activity began months before this, but I recently had my cards read. When it was time to ask a question I said "In my house..." and she cut me off and said "You mean the ghosts?". Without me saying another word she knew that there was a male ghost who was "bothering" me and a female who was "trying to communicate".
The most activity in my house takes place in the bedroom. My husband snores and often has the courtesy to sleep on the sofa due to my light sleeping, so I'm often alone in that room. One time I walked in to the dark room headed to turn on the light and I walked in to a presence. I could feel his energy as if he were trying to hide and certainly didn't expect me to run in to him. The energy quickly vanished. Several days later, I was woken up in the middle of the night thinking I was hearing and seeing (in the dark) my husband walking to his side of the bed. It wasn't until the dark shadow hovered over the bed that I realized this was not my husband. Again it must have become aware that I knew it was there and it vanished. After this happened I verbally told the ghost he was scaring me and to leave me alone.
About a week or so after the shadow I was woken up by a voice. This time it sounded and felt like a female energy. She clearly said "I'm dead.". I have not heard her again, but I wouldn't be surprised if she is also fearful or suppressed by the male energy.
Last week I came home from the store with my son. Both my bedroom door and the door at the bottom of the stairs to the basement were closed. I asked my son if he had done that before we left and he said "No." I don't remember them being closed when I left, and if they had been I would have opened them as the litter box is in the basement and I like the bedroom door open. I checked and none of the animals had closed the door from the inside and I'm sure none of them could have pulled them closed. Doors closing due to air circulation has never occurred in this house, neither has anything like this either.
A few nights ago my husband did come in to the bedroom. It wasn't that late and he needed to ask me something. He came in to the dark room and then he spoke. I woke up and opened my eyes to see him standing next to the bed, but what I focused on was the apparition of someone sitting on the floor staring at me. Their face was about even with the height of the mattress and they were only a few feet from me. I apparently quickly pushed the pillow I was hugging at the apparition because my husband still doesn't understand why I "threw a pillow at him". My husband has experienced "corner shadows" and things like the computer turning itself on, but he has not had contact like I have so he doesn't really believe why I'm so scared.
Night before last I did a salt protection ritual, smudged the house with sage and slept with a candle (safely) burning. I slept much better that night. Unfortunately some of the salt got in the bed so I had to wash the sheets yesterday. I had also tried the method where you place your shoes at the foot of your bed with one turned the wrong direction (it's supposed to confuse them). Yesterday evening I found my slippers neatly placed correctly next to each other right outside my bedroom door. I never leave them there. Furthermore my slippers look alike from the outside except one has a ribbon and only I know that it means it goes on my right foot (my husband does not pay attention to those things nor would he ever neatly place my shoes anywhere). I told myself that I must have put my slippers there and "forgot" because thinking that the ghost did was too much.
Last night I had a nightmare. Actually I'm not sure if it was really a nightmare of if this male ghost was messing with me again. In the "dream" the ghost was there, and I even reached out and felt his dead arm. I woke up trying to scream my husband's name but I could find no words. I went to find my husband and made him stay in the bedroom despite his snores.
This cannot continue. I can't live like this. Any suggestions for ridding myself of this ghost would be very much appreciated.