It's been a while since anything "ghostly" happened. I was starting to think that what ever spirit was in my house stopped bothering me. Of course, with my luck, that's not the case.
I was sitting in the living room late at night with the lights off, just petting my dog. While I was petting my dog, she looked up suddenly and stared at the door to the staircase nearby. I started hearing heavy footsteps walk up the stairs, as well as someone tapping on the wall as they came up. Now here's the thing; my grandparents are the only ones who live downstairs. My grandfather goes to sleep at eight and doesn't wake up until six in the morning, and he always tries to go up the stairs as slowly and silently as possible. My grandma's in a wheel chair, so she can't go up any stairs. I didn't bother waiting around to see what it was, I just ran to my room and went to sleep, hoping it was a dream.
During the night, I couldn't sleep well, and I kept hearing footsteps pacing around the hallway outside my door. Then, at some point I felt like someone stepped into my room, and heard the floorboards creak. When I looked up, there was nothing there.
In the morning, I went to mass with my family. When I came home, I went to visit my grandmother who lived upstairs on the second part of our house, since our house is divided up into two apartments. As soon as I got there, she gripped my arms tightly and asked me why I was crying in the morning. Confused, I asked her when she heard me crying. She said she heard me crying an hour ago; when everyone who lived downstairs was still at mass. My grandmother continued to tell me that when she went downstairs and knocked on the door, the crying stopped suddenly.
I just want to know what I should do about this. Should I help this spirit or leave it alone? I've heard that interacting with ghosts was dangerous, but I want to know if there's a solution or if I could help this guy move on to the next life. It's just unsettling to have this in my house.