I would like to get someone's opinion as to what's going on in my house. My boyfriend and I just bought our first house in May. We've been living in it for 2 weeks now and there has been non-stop activity since. Whether it be paranormal or not, I would really like someone's help!
The first thing I've noticed is the footsteps. All day and night long, you can hear what seems to be someone pacing in the attic. At first, I believed it just to be an older house creaking but now, I'm not too sure. It's really sounds like someone with heavy boots on walking back and forth. Occasionally, we'll hear the stairs from the second floor to the first floor creak as if someone is walking down and up them. There is also constant shadows that you will see out of the corner of your eye, but once you turn your head, disappear.
The first time that something really strange happened was about a week after we moved in. We were sitting on the couch watching some television after work when all of a sudden, something really got our attention. Right above our heads there was the loudest, bellowing scratching sound that lasted about 2 minutes. At first, we both thought "Oh goodness, we have pests in our walls" and got an inspection; that came back with a clean bill of health for our house. No rats, no termites, nothing. No sign of them either.
The one thing that is really puzzling me is what I came home to on Monday. Little background for you: My boyfriend and I have a table and chair set that really is just for entertaining and decorative reasons. We live a very active lifestyle and hardly ever have time at home, let alone sit down at the dining room table and eat. Anyway, I came home from the gym on Monday and walked to the back door to let my doggies inside. They ran straight for the living room which is kind of strange for them. Usually, their first mission when I get home from the gym is to lick every inch of sweat off my legs (rather strange, I know, but I love them!). As I was walking out to see what was troubling them, I seen that the chair in the dining room was pulled away from the table, as though someone either was about to sit down or they just got up. I have no idea why but this startled me quite a bit. I called up my boyfriend to ensure that he didn't move the chair (he didn't) and spent quite a bit of time trying to debunk that my dogs moved to or ran into it some how. As far as I could tell, no one in our house moved it.
My doggies are starting to notice the strange occurances as well. Many of times I've caught them just barking at something at the top of the stairs or whining and cowarding. I was thinking for a while maybe it was just the stress of a new place, but again, with everything strange going on, maybe they're picking up on something I'm not.
It's probably just my imagination because I am so freaked out by the footsteps that I am mentally manifesting something, right? Maybe I'm looking too much into something that's not there? I could really use some help with this!
Thank you, kindly, for reading!