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The Man In The Basement


It started about two years ago when I first started dating my current fiancee. We were laying on the couch in what use to be a second living room in the basement.

My fiancee fell asleep while we were watching Lord of the Rings. I couldn't fall asleep so I continued watching. All of a sudden, I see someone in the corner of my eye. I turned towards the living room door and say the shadow of a tall, thin man. He looked at me and all I could feel was dread. My fiancee's father called down for us and the man disappeared.

I didn't see or hear from him again until now. I was babysitting my little brother for the night at my house. He was sound asleep next to me when I heard breathing behind me. I didn't see anyone behind me and my fiancee was upstairs talking to his parents. I ignored it until I could actually feel the breathing on my neck. I heard a man's voice say hello to me and that was the last straw. I grabbed my brother and ran upstairs to the guest room. We spent the rest of the night there.

The next day, I went to my class as usual, from 8-9:30 and my fiancee watched my brother for me. When I arrived back home, the couch was moved. They told me that while I was gone, the couch just moved to the left all by itself. That frightened me even more.

The activity in the house just started speeding up. Now my brother is afraid to come to my house and I am afraid of being alone. Everyday I hear voices talking when no one is home and none of the televisions are on.

Any advice on what to do would be very helpful.

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geetha50 (15 stories) (986 posts)
11 years ago (2013-03-26)
I think the original poster lives with her fiance and his parents at her house. I think while babysitting, she and her brother were downstairs while her fiance and his parents were upstairs.
zetafornow (4 stories) (447 posts)
11 years ago (2013-03-24)
I was a bit confused by the location of the sightings. You were babysitting your brother at your house but your fiance and his parents were upstairs? Is this all taking place in the same house or does it seem to follow you around? Also, why is your brother afraid to come over? Did he see something also?

Thanks, zeta.
sds (14 stories) (1436 posts)
11 years ago (2013-03-24)
Hello bluemoon94, as Denizen said, I also thought in the first place that the entity is trying to draw your attention. But, if the activities are speeding up and if your brother is refusing to come to your house, then it requires some kind of concern. But do you feel that it is negative or malicious as Denizen asked you again. If it is, then try Rook's cleansing method. It helps and it did to some of my friends when it was suggested to them. Only thing is that you should do it continuously for atleast some days. I take liberty with Rook and pasting his cleansing method below.

Recipe for a Home Cleansing/Shielding... (allow for two or 3 days to complete)

Day one: Open all curtains window and doors with screens installed, let fresh air and sunshine into the home. Have all closets, cabinets and other 'dark spaces' open so that as much natural light as possible can enter those spaces. After 2-3 hours take a broom and 'sweep' out each room (this is symbolic and you do not have to really sweep) focus your thoughts on sweeping (pushing) out all negative energies / entities /thoughts. Close home up after completing each room of your home... Please do not forget your garage if you have one. (Optional) Light incense (sandalwood or Dragons-blood works well for me) and let aroma fill the home, and/or play a tape that contains your favorite Church songs before you begin sweeping.

Day two (or three): Once again open all curtains, windows and doors. Take a White candle (Optional) to the center most point of the home, sit on the floor and place candle in front of you. Light the candle (visualize a white ball of light) and then focus on the flame... Visualize the flame (white light) filled with positive thoughts, energy. (Say a prayer at this time if you so desire... Ask for cleansing positive energy to fill the candles flame/white light). Hold this 'image' in your mind and then visualize the flame (light) slowly expanding outward, visualize it filling the room your in, every corner and 'dark space'. Continue to visualize it's outer edges pushing away (burning away) any and all negative energies/entities out and away from each room in your home. Once you have visualized this flame (light) filling your entire home, picture it expanding to your property lines. Hold this image in your mind for a few moments then visualize 'anchoring' this flame (light) where you are sitting which is the center most point of your home. Once you have done this. Take a deep breath, relax a few moments and then blow out the candle. (If you didn't use a candle just let yourself relax a moment or two.) "

Now you can create a shield for yourself using the 'home shield' technique but instead of focusing on your home visualize the 'flame' simply surrounding you instead of your home... Best time to do this is after a nice shower using a rosemary scented soap (rosemary is good for purification and protection.)

This should only affect negative/malevolent energies/spirits/entities and any Beneficial or Benevolent energies/spirits/entities should be 'left alone'.

The above method was developed by Rook, one of the experienced posters in YGS.

Kindly keep us posted of any developments.

Regards and respects to you.

Denizen (2 posts)
11 years ago (2013-03-23)
Are the voices and/or the activity in your house malicious or neutral? I'd assume it's either of the first two, since it's scaring you so much.

To me it sounds like that the entity (/entities) tried to contact you and now possibly got frustrated as it's now trying harder to get your attention. Of course that is just one of the possibilities, but I would approach it that way first.

In any case it sounds to be quite heavy activity, if you hear it daily and clearly. I'd suggest finding professional help to evaluate and deal with the situation there, if you can't help it by yourself.

Scorpio_Soul (3 posts)
11 years ago (2013-03-23)
Hello, your experience is very interesting. You said that when you saw the tall figure you felt dread? Now, from what you've said, it doesn't seem to me like a demon - just a very mischievous ghost. Maybe the reason you felt dread was because of the shock of seeing this figure, or maybe it's an indication of why the ghost is bothering you. It's obviously trying to scare you on purpose, so, if you want to get rid of it, you should try saying, "You are not welcome in this house, I command you to leave now in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord." - You'll be surprised by the power of prayer.
All my best, Rebecca x

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