Currently, as I type this I am visiting family in the UK. The house we're in is an old converted barn, a "Tudor home" as it is called. My wife and I just remarked that for such an old place the house has a very "empty" feeling to it, unlike our house back in Texas, where in the dark you're always plagued by an uneasy anxious feeling. The house is not that old, it was built in the 1970s.
When we first moved into the house my daughter was ten months old. She was sounding out words and one of the first things she mentioned was the word "Teddy bear" where she would point to an area in our living room where the wall met the ceiling. We thought it was cute and usually ignored it. As she got older it was something she always said. Jokingly we would say "Where's the Teddy bear?" and she would run to the couch and point out the same area. We had begun to hear little noises here and there, but we usually just attributed them to the house settling. But the air in the house always had a heavy feel to it. At night when we'd wake up to do something it would always feel as if someone were watching you. My wife freaked out more than I would. I actually grew up with these kinds of things and didn't really find them all that scary.
Soon my daughter didn't like sleeping in her room. She would throw such horrible fits when it was time for bed, however, if we let her sleep somewhere else she knocked out without a problem. Sometimes I even woke up to find that she had fallen asleep on the hallway floor outside of her room. That's when we began to hear more noises, but they would be coming from her room. My wife and I would always hear my daughter's crib move as if she were in it. Even when I converted it into a daybed for her we still heard it move as if someone were lying on it. My wife and I would still hear other noises in the house but there was always more coming from my daughter's room. I told my wife that if there was something in the house it seemed to be that of a child. Sometimes we could hear the sound as if something was messing with her toys when there was no one there.
One night my daughter had fallen asleep in my arms so my wife and I took her to bed. As we did this we noticed that her guitar was leaning against the wall. My wife moved it and placed it flat on the ground on the other side of her room. She didn't want to risk it falling over and waking our daughter up. So, we went back to watch a movie. Suddenly my wife grabs my arm and says "Did you hear that?". I paused the movie to listen, and when I did I heard, clear as day, the sound of someone strumming the guitar. I got excited and jumped up rushing to her room. My daughter was asleep and the guitar was still in the same spot we had left it. I strummed it myself to reassure that it was the guitar we had hear; and it was.
Another time my daughter was staying the night with my parents. My wife and I both heard the sound of our bedroom door open and close. There have also been times when my wife and I have seen my daughter out of the corner of our eyes, and then question whether or not it was really her.
Finally, with my daughter still refusing to go to bed in her room, we moved her into the guest room, giving her her own bed. I took apart her old bed and moved it into the garage and converted her old room into my writing room, mainly because I wanted to see if I'd be able to hear anything. My wife scolds me for it but like I had mentioned I grew up with things like this happening. It was normal. I'm nerdy for paranormal things, and yet, the majority of everything heard in the house is by my wife and NOT me.
Ever since the move my daughter goes to bed with no problem and my writing room, well it's completely quiet... Not a peep. I'm a bit disappointed but happy that my daughter's not being bothered anymore. The only thing that occurred was a few days after we had moved my daughter my wife and I heard the sound of my daughter's old bed creaking and moving like it used to... Only that it was in pieces and in the garage. After that, nothing. Even my daughter, who is now two getting ready to turn three, will say that the "Teddy bear" is gone. However, we still do hear noises.
Currently we have a friend house sitting for us and she does not sleep there or like to visit it at night because she says she can feel someone watching her. She says the feeling is strong and very uncomfortable. I don't know. Does anyone have any opinions or advice for when we get back? Any similar incidents? I would like to hear from ANYONE who has had the same thing happen to them. The only other thing I can add is that my wife and I have had some really ugly realistic dreams, although I don't know if they're connected.