I am a caregiver for an older women and I work 12 hour shifts in her home. There is always someone with her 24/7. There are a total of 4 caregivers working with her. Her husband passed away in 2008 and she has no children. So she is pretty lonely. Well when I first started working there in Feb of 2010 I could sense there was a spirit in the house. I have been able to feel spirits my whole life and have seen many of them so I know the feeling.
There are 2 rooms I HATE going in! What we call the 'back room' and the other is 'Richards (her husband) party room'. Her and Richard built the house in the early 1960s and have lived there forever. They where/are very wealthy and have a BIG house (the house even has an elevator- but no one uses it). Her house is like a big maze! One room leads to another, which leads to another, which leads to another... The 'back room' is past her bedroom. There is a door in her room that looks like a closet door, but when you open it, it leads to the washer and dryer, then there is another door that leads to another room. It looks like a bedroom, but it is used for storage now. There are a few boxes, clothes, a safe, and a folded up hospital bed (from when Richard was sick) in there.
That room is ALWAYS super cold! The rest of the house will be like 68-70 degrees, then you go into that room (even if the door has been open all day) and it will be like 30 degrees in there! No matter what we do; open the blinds and windows, go in and out of there, turn up the heater, we can NEVER get that room to warm up! Anyways, the other room I hate going in is 'Richards's party room'. When they built the house they had LOTS of friends and Richard designed this big room for when they have get together. It has a full bar, couches, tables, a fire stove, a big fish tank... It's got everything! Even a bathroom just for that room. I was told that room was his favorite of all the rooms and he spent a lot of time in there. Well when Richard passed the women I care for did not get rid of ANY of his things! His coat is still hanging by the front door. His shoes are still where he left them! All of his clothes are still hanging up. I am not 100% sure if that has to do with the activity in the house. But I feel like it does for some reason...
Richard became ill in 2007 and died a year later. Well there are some days where the women I care for will sleep for like 2 days straight (part of her illness) so there is not much to do when she sleeps other than clean and after a while there is nothing left to clean. Her house is so big that we have baby monitors so we can hear her in her bedroom.
(This happened on my 1st week on the job) - When she is sleeping we are allowed to nap. So one day I turned up the baby monitor and lay down on the couch for a while and dozed off. I have noticed whenever I fall asleep in her house, I have really odd dreams and I do not dream that often. Anyways, I dozed off and I was woken by what sounded like a mans voice talking in the other room (Richards party room) so I got up (the talking continued) and opened the door to Richards party room and it went quiet RIGHT when I turned the handle to open the door. There was nothing. Every time I go into that room I get chills down my spine so I shut the door fast when I found no one was in there.
That night when another one of the caregivers came to do the night shift and I was packing up to go home. I told her how I heard a mans voice in the other room and she said "Oh that was just Richard." I said "What? Has anyone else heard his voice?" She said "Oh yeah, all over the house. Have you seen him yet?" I said "You have seen him?" and she told me that I am the only one in the house who has not seen him yet. The last time someone saw him was about 3 months ago. One of the caregivers was cleaning and he was seen looking out a window with his back to her. She said "Gene?" (That is the name of our gardener) thinking it was Gene taking a break and she said he vanished right in front of her eyes. Another time he was seen was about 8 months ago, someone went into Richards's party room to put something away and she saw him sitting on one of the couches and poof, he was gone...
Well since I have worked there I have not seen him yet. But strange things are happening more and more often now! On one occasion I dozed off watching TV and when I woke up, I went into the kitchen to get a drink and all the cabinets where open! Every one of them! There is no way the lady I care for did that! She was in bed sleeping and she never ever goes in the kitchen! And I sure didn't do it! Another time I was cleaning and I heard a man calling my name from Richards's party room... Now that gave me the chills! Another time all of her lights where turning on and off all over the house! The hallway light would go on, and then I would go turn it off. Then the bedroom lights would turn off, and then I would go turn them on, then the bathroom lights would turn on... This continued for like 45 minutes straight! Nothing but me turning the lights on and off! I eventually said "Would you just leave the lights alone!" and it all stopped.
There have also been times where things are moved, the pictures have fallen off the walls, and we have heard banging noises coming from other rooms. One time I heard such a big bang, I got a knife and checked every room in the house! I thought someone had broken in! I swear to God the noise came from inside the house! But the most recent thing that has happened with me there was I was watching TV and she were asleep in bed. I muted the TV because I thought I was hearing her talking through the monitor, turns out it wasn't her... It was a mans voice coming through. I went up to it and turned it up and a deep voice of a man was mumbling and making weird noises. Almost sounded like he was whispering and cleaning is throat. But it sounded like he was trying to say something, but I couldn't understand. I know it was NOT her voice! I went into her room to check on her and she was sound asleep.
Recently I talked to a woman I work with and she told me Richard died in the back room- that would explain why I do not like going in there (I did not know he died inside the house!). She said she saw him the day after he died. She told me that she was told he had a peaceful death, but she does not believe that. She said his chest was elevated up, his chin was up, his mouth was open as if he had been screaming, and his face looked like he was in pain. She told me she did not even know you could look like that when you die. Well this is my issue; should I pray over the house and command it to leave, or let it stay? One of the women I work with told me to leave 'him' alone because he just wants to be with his wife. But the women I care for does not even know this is going on. She believes he has moved on. So if I tell 'him' to leave, she won't know the difference. What would you do?