Nothing much really has happened in the way of encounters but I do believe in ghosts.
When my kids were babies I used to hear someone/something hush them to sleep if they were cranky. A few years ago my son's room smelled like cigarette smoke. (He was about 4 years old) I spoke out loud not to smoke in his room and it stopped. Nothing else out of the ordinary until the last few weeks.
Lately I have been getting into the habit of closing my childrens' bedroom doors while they are at school. They are 10 and 8, and do not feel like looking at their messes while I'm home and I refuse to clean their rooms. Even my daughter will keep her room door closed out of habit now.
One day while we were eating dinner my daughter says "I just heard my door open". I blow it off and told her the windows are open or maybe something else made the noise. My husband agreed with my daughter that is was the bedroom door and he heard it too.
She replies back, "But my door was completely closed, clicked shut". She swears she closed it but chalked it up to just that she did not close it all the way. Well that night my son's room smelled like cigarette smoke again.
Fast forward to a couple of days ago and I was off work during the day (I work nights) and went to put my daughter's shoes away. This only consists of me opening her door and tossing her shoes on the floor. I put my hand out to grab her door knob and realize the door is open. Now I would just say she forgot, but 15-30min earlier I had closed my son's door and looked to my daughter's door to see if it was closed and it was.
Fast forward again to yesterday morning and evening. I had worked Saturday night and came home to my happy son awake and greeting me at the door on Sunday morning. I relax for a few minutes and talk to him and when I go to sit down I notice a half eaten granola bar on the desk table. I asked my son to please finish it as not to waste it. He said it was not his. (my kids are not good liars and seldom do so) There would be no reason for him to deny it since it was not taboo to eat it in the morning. Needless to say I left it there so whoever left it can clean it up from last night. Both my husband and my daughter deny it. Again no reason to lie.
Well I ended up feeding it to the dogs and started preparing for bed. There were brownies on the counter and I asked my husband to please make sure to save them for the kids. The kids wanted them for school on Monday. My hubby loves sugar and will eat all the cookies in the house.
Well when I got up that afternoon, I noticed that the brownies were eaten except for a small piece. I do not care but was concerned that my hubby ate them. He again denies this and so do the kids. It was their brownie and could have eaten them already anyhow. I spent a good part of the day trying to get it out of them and they swear up and down. My husband does not sleep walk but he was going to say that was what happened since we could not figure it out.
Here is the latest.
I was supposed to work Sunday night (last night) but got canceled and ended up staying awake all night. But at 0300 I turned the tv off and tried to climb into bed for a few hours. It lasted about 30 minutes. I got up and went into the living room and the tv was on. Now I know I turned it off because my dog runs to the bedroom when I turn it off because she wants to go the bedroom with me. She did her typical routine and I placed the remote control on the couch cushion with a kindle fire next to it. One of my dog likes to get on the sofa but he won't if anything is on it. So when I noticed that the tv was on I peeked over the couch arm and there was the remote just as I left it. I smelled cigarette smoke for a split second also, no doubt about it. Made me want one for a moment too.
I have been awake since.
Not one event seems significant but put it all together and it is just weird.
Nothing feels scary, but I have always felt a presence but barely.
My neighbor next door lived here when the original owners lived here. The house was built in 1954 and the couple lived here until they died in the late 80's/early 90's. My neighbor said they were very nice but did not know what they died of or where.
I am not concerned but thought my story was interesting to post.
Thank you for reading.