As some of you know, we live in a rural area of Ohio called Hopedale. Here is the back story on our haunting that has been going on since November of 2011, for those that don't know. We neighbor a funeral home, which is also our landlord. They own our house, and the funeral home. The house we're renting is a two story. My name is Ben, and my wife's name is Donna, and our 1 and a 1/2 year old's name is Bailey.
We have had some strange occurrences in our house a few months back with children's laughter at night. Our daughter is almost 2 years old, and we clean her toy room every night before we would go to bed at night, usually around 11:30 or so. We would be woken up by the sound of children's laughter coming from downstairs.
We all sleep upstairs, and when we would come downstairs in the morning, her toys would be thrown all over the toy room as if they were played with the night before. Now, I have set cameras up in her toy room to try and "catch" whatever it is on tape. They have been up for about two months, and I have been very unsuccessful at catching anything on tape. I took the cameras down for the first time last night, and of course, the activity started again, after being quiet for a few months. It's like they know that I am trying to catch them on tape. It's like I'm dealing with spirits that are super smart.
In her toy room, she has one of those kids' picnic tables made of plastic, Fisher Price makes it. It's where we put her coloring books and markers, and I put a Bible on top of her plastic kids' picnic play table, and we hung a cross on the wall. And for a while, about 2 weeks now it's been working, but this morning we woke up and some of the pages were torn out and were laying on the floor beside her play table, and the cross that we put up is now gone. At first we thought our landlords might have come in and took it, because logically they are the only other people with a key to our house. But when we called them to find out if they came in and took it, they were offended and said they did not take it, and that if they ever have to come in for any reason they will call before they come in. So we definitely felt stupid. But we had to rule out the possibility of that happening because they do have a key to our house.
We tore the whole house apart looking for the cross we put up, and it's nowhere to be found. We can never find ink pens or the TV remote in our house, so I jokingly said, "Maybe the cross is with the ink pens and the remote somewhere in the 5th Dimension," and Donna got upset, so I guess that wasn't a very good time to crack a joke. But I asked Donna if she took the cross last night as a joke, and she was crying and said, "Ben, we have a real f***ing problem in this house, and all you want to do is make jokes. Why would I joke about this?" And she's right. There obviously is something paranormal/supernatural going on in this house.
I'm not going to lie, we are very scared, and we don't sleep anymore because of it, but I try and make jokes about it just to keep us halfway sane. This house is literally haunted and what/whoever is haunting it is doing a good job. I wish I knew how to get rid of it. It's tearing us apart. Any suggestions?