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The Spirit That Lives In My House


I purchased my home 10 years ago. It was built in 1880. I did not notice anything unusual in a paranormal way, until I had lived there for about 7 years. I would hear static and words I could not understand, like an old radio broadcast. I thought it was the neighbors, or a car going by.

I was stepping down into my basement, and there was suddenly a very loud crash, and the three small electric boxes sparked. Nothing was damaged. I think it was my friendly spirit letting me know to get a new furnace. I let it go at that.

I saw a bright yellow orb in my bathroom, zig-zagging back and forth like it was lost. Have not seen one since.

Ok, now it gets serious. The static got louder, and I could hear more. Something like a man singing. And sometimes a woman sings along. It keeps me awake. I went to the top of my stairs in my bedroom and banged the wall twice and told whatever it was to keep quiet. I went back to bed and right behind my head there were 2 loud banging noises.

I started hearing popping noises, felt wind in the rooms, and a weird gurgling noise. I was starting to get freaked out. I could not sleep, and even got ear plugs, but this static and voices came through anyway.

If anyone wants to know what it feels like when a ghost/spirit touches you, well here we go: I was sitting on my couch in the daytime and this round mist floated into the living room right in front of me. It was startled, and spread out and looked something like a white misty paint splash on the floor. Then it floated very quickly to another room. A few seconds later it came back and came right up to my right shoulder. I felt my left leg get so cold. I just sat there and it went away. I have never felt anything that cold in my whole life. And hope I do not ever feel that again.

So now I called the church and had my house blessed. It did not change anything. Then I called the local paranormal research group, and they said that the entity was trying to communicate with me. So I did talk back and constantly asked it to leave and to go to the white light. I prayed a lot. The paranormal group spent the night. I did not. But I did get some information from the medium that was with them. She told me it was nothing demonic or dangerous. It was a young lady about 25 years old, and born in 1886. She lived in Ireland and came to the US of A in the early 1900's. She is very sad, and waiting for someone. She told the medium that she liked the mirrors that I put up.

Well, she is still here with me. My daughter spent 4 days with me, and I told Elizabeth (that's her name) to be quiet and not to come around or make any noises. And she did exactly what I asked of her. I still want her to leave, but not much is working. I don't sleep in my bedroom, I sleep on the couch. I keep the TV on all night, and if I do turn it off, she starts with the static, and moves around the house.

I must admit, as nice as she seems to be, I do not like this at all. I want my house to myself. So now I am in limbo. She lives with me but is from another dimension. Anyone have any ideas? I have prayed to God, Jesus, St. Michael, and asked my few passed on relatives and friends for help. I suppose that their time is different than mine.

Need some advice on this one. What can I do to claim my home? Thank you for your time.

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MickyC (1 posts)
7 years ago (2014-10-14)
Hi I'm trying to reach out to Insertblank about her story. If you are out there Insertblank please PM me
buff (2 posts)
10 years ago (2012-04-02)
Spirits or ghosts, can and will pull energy from livin
Electric appliances 'I keep the TV on all night' turn the tv off, starve the spirit.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3326 posts) mod
10 years ago (2012-04-02)
CAROLEJEAN: Thank you! 😊...Please keep us posted how it goes... One of our veteran posters has a home cleansing ritual that has helped quite a few people...It's not based on any particular religion, so can be used by anyone no matter their affiliation or religious beliefs...It's not a cure all, but it will definately help bring a more positive atmosphere into your home... Just let us know❤
CAROLEJEAN (1 stories) (3 posts)
10 years ago (2012-04-02)
I bought a 4' x 3' mirror for the the sun room (it is on an inside wall), probably about a year after I was here. (9years ago) Bought from Menards. They had one wall painted red in the living room and I did not like it. So then I repainted about a year later I put up a large 4' x 3' mirror that I also bought from Menards. (also inside wall) There was a large 4'x 3' mirrior in the bathroom when I bought the house (outside wall.) Then about 4 years ago I put up 3 narrow mirrors in the kitchen (outside wall.) Again from Menards. I can't pin point anything about the activity. It did seem to get worse while they were digging up the ground and putting in the new sewer system. Made a big mess. I will put a sheet over the mirrors, but I have to get some thumb tacks to do so. Carole Jean
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3326 posts) mod
10 years ago (2012-04-01)
CAROLEJEAN: I think some of the questions are: when did you hang the mirrors and did your experiences start before or after; when and where did you get them and how old are they?...I just think the mirrors have a lot to do with what's happening in your home right now, so for the time being you may try covering them before you go to bed and see if that helps you get some sleep...

Otherwise, you may want to get rid of them completely... 😊
CAROLEJEAN (1 stories) (3 posts)
10 years ago (2012-04-01)
Tell me exactly what you need to know, and I will be happy to let you know what I can.
Carole Jean
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3326 posts) mod
10 years ago (2012-03-31)
CAROLEJEAN: Well, one of the things you could do is answer some of the questions posed 😆 so we can figure out if she's attached to an object in the house, you, or the house itself... Cleansing rituals are most times specific to the type of haunting, so we need to know how to prceed with advice 😊
CAROLEJEAN (1 stories) (3 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-31)
Thank you so much for all your help. This has not been easy. I am very assertive, and tell here to cross over, to go to the light. That there is family and friends over there to help her, that she does not belong here, etc, etc. I know she hears me because the static that I hear when she makes herself known stops for a while. She really does push it though. I think she want to communicate with me. I am not into that... I just want a good nights sleep. I am 70 years old and still working 40 hours a week, and going to work with maybe only a couple of hours sleep. This static noise seem to get right through everything I try to do. Now I am going to get a white light CD, (rain on a tin roof) and plan to play it all night. I have done everything except the sage smoke and the holy water on the doors. I hope this works. I can reach an understanding with her, as she can be good. I see things from the corner of my eye, but she no longer makes herself visable as a mist. - (that was funny in a way, because she was so startled to see me at home... LOL, and the popping noises have calmed down some. The bottom line though is that I would like to have my home peaceful and quiet. I am sure she has been here a very long time, and I am the intruder, and the people that sold me the house knew about a spirit living here. If you have any other ideas, let me know. PS... At work I hear a static noise also, that lasts about 2 to 3 hours. Just like hers, but somewhat different. Are spirtis catching in the to fact that I hear that or what? The same thing happened at my friends house when I spent the night there when the Paranormal Research people stayed at my house. But my friend has heard popping noises, etc. So she knows all about it. If you have any information for me that would help calm things down a lot, I would apprediate that. Thank you again for all the advice, I look forward to your reply. Maybe I can help someone also... Some day. 😊
silentBob (1 stories) (8 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-15)
I would try to come to a compromise with her, she may move on with time, just tell her to stop anything that upsets you.
ind_83 (55 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-15)
Well CAROLEJEAN, I like your experience very much. It seems that she is a friendly ghost, atleast she is not doing anything harmful to you or your family member. Well I will tell you to just maintain a boundary (limitations) between you and her.
mysticalmandy (2 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-15)
Sometimes from time to time we come in contact with either residual energy or a spirit, Residual energy usually comes with something it is attached with so you could be on the right track with the mirrors.
It could even be the house itself but why move out or live with it, they can be got rid of, Its your home now they cannot stay, they are not house pets, usually its as easy as staying positive and telling it that its your home now and ask it to leave. If things do get to much, have a professional get rid of it for you.
Eazy-E (1 stories) (11 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-15)
Ok it looks as if your spirit is tied with the mirrors. You should tell her to keep quiet when your daughter comes and when she is there with you take off every mirror in the house. Then have your daughter leave.
Javelina (4 stories) (3749 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
I am in complete agreement with zzgranny on this. Since she did not appear for the first seven years, and she made a point of mentioning the mirrors, I'd have to say that granny is on to something here.

RainLilly (36 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
Since she did as you asked her to during your daughter's visit, it seems like she's willing to cooperate with you even if she is unwilling to leave altogether. Maybe you could establish some boundaries with her, ask her to stop making the static noises while you are trying to sleep.
Since you had lived there for quite some time before she made herself known, I have to ask, had you done any renovation or redecorating the house around the time she started interacting with you? Or maybe acquired an item that she could have been attached to? These mirrors she likes, had you put those up around the time she showed up?
Renovation and change will frequently "stir up" ghosts that had previously kept quiet. They want to check out the new environment. Ghosts attach themselves to objects sometimes, so if you brought in a new antique (oxymoron, I know lol) she may have been attached to that. Or she may have simply taken notice of the mirrors and decided to stay in an environment she found pleasing.
As to making her leave, if you have reason to believe she's attached to an object, get rid of the object. People happily buy haunted items from eBay all the time. But if its the house/property she's attached to, she won't leave easily if at all. She will feel it's her home as much as yours. Think what your reaction would be if someone tried to make you leave your home. Her reaction would be the same.
I really think your best option is to establish boundaries with her.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3326 posts) mod
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
herohead: It's widely believed that spirits can and do become attached to inanimate objects...That's why I asked CAROLJEAN for more info on the mirrors... So it's possible to bring a spirit into your home with the acquisition of an object, which would explain why there was no prior activity...
kelseyoakes (1 stories) (10 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
Maybe if you told her to go search for the person she's waiting for, she might leave. Give it a shot and mail me at koakes [at] preston.ac.uk and let me know what happens:)
InsertBlank (1 stories) (17 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
you have to realise that its a liar. And understand what it is then it will have to leave because it cannot live with the truth. Don't take my word for it. Try it yourself. I could give you the answers but part of your spiritual life is awakening on your own.

Tip: ask God to guide you on this one.

For commenters that recognized me, yes I am back with God.
MissEmoVampire (3 stories) (25 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
I think you should let the spirit stay with you because she seems friendly and nice. If you want the spirit out of the house I suggest you ask her why won't she leave.

roseinbloom (4 stories) (117 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
I'm sorry about the haunting you are having to live with. I agree with, zzgranny, about the mirrors.
I've read and heard, how mirrors are used by the spirits, as a pass-through, between our world and theirs.
The fact that she mentioned, liking where you put the mirrors, lends credence, that she may be entering your home this way. Try removing them, just to see, if things change.
I hope it does, and you can claim your home back.
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3326 posts) mod
10 years ago (2012-03-14)
CAROLJEAN: You have your answer: it's your home...Okay, well, it was hers first, but now it's yours and she needs to understand that... Sometimes we have to accept that no matter what we do, they just aren't going anywhere else... I think the investigators were right when they said she means no harm toward you...

You mentioned mirrors...When/where did you get them, how old are they, and did you notice the activity prior to putting them up or after?...
moravian (1 stories) (171 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-13)
I've lived in a few haunted houses and when things got too noisy and unnerving I evoked the Holy Spirit as the ultimate authority. That worked.
herohead (2 stories) (61 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-13)
I know that there is a lot of people in here that would love to help you and I'm sure they will try,

I liked this story very much, how come she won't keep quiet when you are alone but does when your daughter comes.?

My next question is more for the other users in here: how can it be that a house gets hauntet after 7 years of no activity?

Hope you get help
Regards Hero
puppyqueen67 (9 posts)
10 years ago (2012-03-13)
I have no idea (I know that's not at all helpful) I'm sorry. Since I've never had this problem, I wouldn't know. Moving out might help.

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