I am new at this, and I have never posted on this site before. I keep having something really odd and creepy happening to me and my boyfriend, so I figured this would be the place to ask a few questions. Here is the situation:
Ghosts, spirits and other unknown beings have never really frightened me or kept me up at night. I lost my sister at a young age and so I have come to terms with the idea that there are things that surround us that we cannot always see, but we can sometimes feel. I have also always felt protected from others spirits because she tends to come around so often. There are times when my Mastiff starts wagging her tail and rolls over on her belly like someone is scratching her belly, while it freaks some of my friends out (and sometimes my boyfriend) but it always seems positive so I have never thought anything of it.
My boyfriend and I moved into a great new apartment over a year ago, it's newish (10 years old) and modern. We love it; it's bright and clean and has a good vibe to it. About three months into living there I took our older Mastiff outside to go to the bathroom, it was between 1-2am and she was going to the bathroom and suddenly she froze, put her hackles up and started growling and looking over my shoulder. It was an odd reaction from her, she is a really laid back dog, so I turned around but there was nothing there. I got a really bad feeling at that moment, but I figured that I was just reacting to her so I walked back to our door, walked inside and as soon as I took Layahs leash off and locked the door something slammed against our front door and I mean slammed. My boyfriend and I both jumped half way to the ceiling we were so startled. My boyfriend opened the door with Layah by his side growling, nothing was there. We went to the bedroom, crawled into bed with Layah who was attached to my side and started watching the TV so we could go to sleep, and all of a sudden Layah jumped off our bed and started barking with her hackles up again, but this time something popped and she ran into the bathroom and stayed there all night. This is VERY odd behaviour coming from her.
After that everything has been fine, we have had a few odd things happen here and there, but nothing like what happened last night.
Six months ago we got a baby English Mastiff to keep Layah company. His name is Tiny, and just like our other dog he is very laid back. Last night we were in our living room, and I was telling my boyfriend about a job posting I saw to work at the front desk at a church, that was offering a really high salary. We were laughing about what an odd placement we would both be if we worked there because he is from a Muslim culture and I am not religious. All of a sudden Tiny got up and started growling and barking at the corner in the dining room, his tail was tucked in, his hackles were up and when I stood up to see if maybe there was a bug on the wall, or a strange noise coming from the fish tank, he jumped in front of me and wouldn't let me move. He was freaking out just like Layah did before we had him. This time my boyfriend and I both got a really bad feeling, because it was a repeat of the same thing that happened to Layah (she was not in the house last night). My boyfriend was really freaked out, because in his culture this is a very bad omen. I stayed calm because what good would it do to panic? I asked whatever it was to leave and told it that it was not welcome here if it had plans to hurt anyone (I read somewhere that is what you should do). We left the house to get some air and pick up some herbs to burn from his mother's house, when he walked into her door he had spiders on his arms (2 little black ones). When we went back to our house, there was a coyote just sitting in our parking lot looking at us. Maybe these are all just a coincidences, but it was a lot in one night.
What do you think it is?
What should I do about it? Are there charms, herbs or incense I can place around our house to keep whatever it is out?
I really have no idea what I should do about this, any suggestions?
It seems like whatever this is, it's aiming at me, both dogs were trying to protect me, should I be worried?
Any suggestions would be great, thanks.