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Ghostly Sounds In My Old House A True Life Experience


When I lived in my last house we had a lot of alterations done. We bought second hand furniture for the lounge. It was from another area and it was kept in a garage for a long time.

On this particular day I was dropped off from work and as I was walking along my garden path I noticed the inside door was open in my porch. As I opened the porch door I heard the sound of lots of talking and laughing in a friendly entertaining way. At that moment I thought my son was home early from school and watching television. As I was just about to step inside it went completely quiet and as I entered the lounge there was no one in there and the television was off. I was so shocked and a bit on edge as I was expecting to see my son.

About 10-15 minutes after this my manager from work phoned me. After the conversation about work she said "are you ok?" I said "yes" but I was not. I wanted to tell her but thought she might think I was a bit funny. I did tell her about this a few weeks afterwards.

My conclusion is that it must had been the changes in the house and the sofas as they belonged to the seller's parents who had passed away. I would like to know if this has happened to anyone else.

Perhaps the owners of the settee liked entertaining. It was retro. They never had that design of the settee in the 1990s so it was old but in very good condition. I can only say on this that as the settee was stored away for a long time with so many memories, and a not letting go situation and the extensions in my last home were the profound paranormal scientific reasons for this.

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chocoholic (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-08)
My husband and children did hear the loud noise from the kitchen we all did a few years after this I heard drums and marching sounds from out side in the village it was early hours of the morning I had woken up then it just faded and went silent my husband was fast asleep I mentioned this experience to a friend he said that sounded like the Round Heads they marched through the village which I found very interesting when my younger son was nearly 11yrs old me and my son came home from the school my son went in to the lounge and watched tv I was in the kitchen it was a big kitchen I was sitting at the table reading the paper when all of a sudden a plastic cup smashed at a force on the floor I looked up expecting to see my son I got up and went in to the lounge he was sitting on the sofa still watching the tv
osnapitsDebra (guest)
8 years ago (2013-07-08)
2bornt2b maybe the lady in the red shirt probably made a turn to go to another block. Can you please describe the street that you live in? Does it have any curbs or is it a straight sidewalk?

-Debra ❤
2bornt2b (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-08)
Hey guys I'm new so help me out plz. Ok so I was walking home and I saw this lady in a red shirt walking behind me so I kept walking. She didn't look like a ghost or anything. So I got home and she was still walking behind me. My brother and I started to play outside as soon as I got home FYI I didn't go inside and I told him about her and he asked me to show him and she had still been walking about 2 seconds before this and she was gone please help me out with this. Thanks,2bornot2b
sds (14 stories) (1434 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-06)
HI chocoholic, I just want to ask you if it was an one time incident or did anybody else hear such sounds in your house like your son or spouse. I have a feeling that it could be residual but can't be sure without any further inputs from your end. But, if it is possible, you can make some inquiry or investigation about the house to your neighbours or the past owners. That could give you some more information. If there is any further information, kindly post it.

Nice narration and thanks for sharing.

Regards and respects to you.

chocoholic (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-06)
We moved in that house Easter 1992 our first christmas there when the house was much smaller before we had the exstentions on boxing day we all were in the living room when we heard something smash on the floor in the kitchen when I checked it there was nothing broken or on the floor
Lilady4 (7 stories) (427 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-05)
Very interesting story here, chocoholic. I've heard of cases where a Spirit or Spirits are attached to objects, as in, instead of a house. This seems like it could very well be a case of attachment to an object.
Love & Light, Rachel ❤
chocoholic (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-05)
yes it did sound like a friendly gathering entertaining situation
chocoholic (1 stories) (4 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-05)
Hi it did not happen straight away can not give exzact time as its a long time ago the do not know the people who had the furniture one was bought from a secound hand shop the other chair set was addvertsed in our local news paper
elfstone810 (227 posts)
8 years ago (2013-07-04)
It sounds as if it could be either something attached to the furniture or something stirred up in the house by the remodeling. Probably impossible to say which at this point.

Did you notice anything odd during the remodel before you moved the furniture in? Or anything around where the furniture was stored? How long after you moved the used furniture into the lounge did this incident take place? Did anything else ever happen?

In any case, it sounds like a happy haunting. Residual, maybe?

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