This is my first time posting in a forum so I am sorry if this is long and boring. I just wanted to know if anyone could help, I want to know if my house is haunted or if I am just going crazy.
I think first I should tell you a little information about me, before I moved into my current house. I was brave and very outgoing. I was never afraid of anything and I loved horror/gore films, the Saw series being my favourites. I liked cats more than dogs, I had 2 cats and a rabbit when we moved in. When I was younger I had reoccurring dreams, one about 3 women sitting round a bowl laughing at me but I didn't know who they were or even where it was. The other dream was horrible, I would get up to go to the toilet but there was a hand coming up out of the floor by the bathroom at the end of the hallway, I always feel that hand was the cause of me breaking my arm when I was little, but that's a different story.
I moved in with my partner 3 1/2 years ago on the 13th February and now I hate the house. At first it was amazing, it's in a beautiful quiet area and has everything we need walking distance away. It is a maisonette which we live on the ground floor with one floor above us. We have had multiple neighbours living up there but none seem to last longer than 6-8 months. Our current neighbours have a 9 month old baby which they can only get to sleep if they walk him up and down the road or take him over to the park. As I have no children of my own I'm not sure if this is normal but it has been the same with every family that have moved in.
When we first moved in I put all my weird feelings down to it being a new house, in a new area far from my friends and family. I went from working 6 days a week all 12 hour shifts to only doing 3 because I was finding it difficult to get to sleep and stay asleep. I saw a few weird things out of the corner of my eye, like shadows and weird lights. Small things like money, dice, jewellery and batteries started going missing which I blamed on the cats. I couldn't shake the weird feelings and unexplained mood swings. I didn't notice until my partner started working with me that I had started making up excuses to get out of the house like we needed something silly from the shops. After 5 months I decided to get a dog, a border collie cross, and all the weird things just stopped. The weird feelings and mood swings went away... For a while.
A year or so later the weird things started up again, starting with the shadows but not the lights, then things started going missing again starting with the small things then working up to bank cards, letters and finally DVD's and games. At first I blamed a friend who had started coming round on the weekends but it seemed it was just a coincidence because things kept vanishing even when she didn't come round. It always seemed like it was my things going missing. I got the weird feeling again and became scared of the dark, there is a street lamp right outside our bedroom window so I didn't notice until I started needing to go to the toilet several times a night. I got checked out by a doctor who said there was nothing wrong with my bladder but I started drinking less after 5pm so I wouldn't need the toilet as often but then the images started.
I couldn't get to sleep because for ages I would see random horrible things when I closed my eyes, like bad things happening to me or horrible dissections from horror movies. I stopped watching horror films and started watching more kids films and taking sleeping tablets. I then became depressed for no reason and the mood swings started up again. I thought it was just me until the dog started acting sad, he would just lie looking at me for ages and he went off his food. My partner convinced me he was lonely because we were both working. So we got another dog, a German shepherd cross named Tids and again the things went away or at least died right down. There was the odd shadow in the corner of my eye but nothing went missing and the dog was happy again and so was I.
Now our second dog Tids has just turned 1½ and things have never been worse.
A few months back my partner had to wake me up because he said I was having a nightmare, I was apparently moaning in my sleep and woke him up, I could not remember what I was dreaming about but I woke up feeling scared and dripping with sweat. I couldn't get back to sleep so once my partner had gone to work I was lying in bed with the dogs trying to have a nap. There was a bright light which startled both the dogs, making them stand on the end of the bed, watching it cross the wall, suddenly stopping above the tv and was disappearing, the dogs going back to sleep. I had all the curtains shut so it couldn't have been an external light but I couldn't see anything in the room that could have caused it.
Several times Tids has started growling at the space behind the chair in our living room, I thought something had fallen behind there, or the cat was stuck but when I moved the chair out he got worse, barking with all his back up. I let him out in the garden and when he came back he was fine. He listens out for things all the time and occasionally when I know no-one is home upstairs and I'm all alone in the house he will tilt his head, sniff the air and start growling and barking. If you knew Tids you would know this is out of character for him. He is always calm, he sleeps most of the time and only barks if someone knocks the door. He is like a big baby and loves his cuddles and most of the time I forget the dogs are in the house.
There are 2 lamp posts outside our bedroom window which at night give the room an orange glow. We always have the fan on in the bedroom because it is always so hot with the tropical tank in the corner but sometimes when my partner is asleep and I am lying there playing on my ipad the room will suddenly go very cold and the orange glow disappears. The first few times this happened I thought maybe the council had brought in some energy saving scheme but it didn't happen again for a while. The next time it did happen I got up and peeked out the curtains but the lights were on and when I turned back the room was orange again. It hasn't happened since but I think that's because I leave a gap in the curtains?
Little things have started going missing again nothing of value this time but things like hair clips, nail polishes and food I have taken a bite out of. I know it sounds crazy but I am buying a pack of 50 hair clips a month at the moment. We haven't been having guest round for a while because I haven't been in the mood, the mood swings are back and I just keep crying for no reason, shouting at everyone including the poor dogs, most of the time the mood going as soon as I step outside.
There are a few other minor things that happen, the tv making the turning on sound on its own but not actually turning on, random programs and game opening themselves on my laptop but only when I am home (I use it for the 12 hours when I am at work), the tap which is broken turns itself on or drips, teddies and collectables fall off shelves and cupboards. I hate when the room gets hot or cold at random points contradicting the weather outside. My fella himself never notices the temperature changes but when we have others round they do.
The strangest thing that has happened in the last few months was a small bubble from when I was blowing bubbles for the dogs which just floated next to the tv for 3 days. I thought at first it was caught in a draft caused by the fan and the windows being open but when we went to bed we shut the windows and turned off the fan, the next day it was still floating there. I waved my hand round it in case it was caught in a web but it wasn't and I didn't want to pop it, I wanted to see how long it would last. I got home from work the next day and it was gone.
I am posting this now because I feel safe at the moment, I know it sounds weird but my parents stayed over this weekend and since they have been gone nothing weird has happened and I feel good. The same happened last time my partner's younger siblings stayed over, nothing strange happened for 3-4 days and then as if by magic the weird things are back.