I have recently developed an odd suspicion of the basement in my house. This might sound a little bit strange, but I honestly don't know how else to word it. I have had a weird experience down there before involving a cold spot on the floor and the scent of campfire smoke around that area, but that was described in more detail in one of my previous experiences, so I won't go into details now.
However, since that experience, I'll admit that I've been a bit more on edge than usual, so these could be the result of an overactive imagination, although not everything has happened to me.
The first and least phenomenal of the things that I'm about to list is the almost constant feeling of being watched. Not maliciously, just vaguely observed as though the spectator has nothing better to do.
The second thing is the amount of strange smells I notice down there. Now let me say that my mom does have a little room in the basement where she makes candles, so some of these could be a result of that, but I don't know how good candles are at creating the smell of onions. And frankly, most of the smells aren't terribly candle-like anyway. (I can't identify most of them and it seems to be different every time I notice it). Although come to think of it, my brother had a bad habit of leaving food down there for a while, but that still doesn't cover non-food smells. I'll admit my sense of smell isn't the best though, so this point could be totally moot.
The third thing is seeing things that aren't evidently there. For example, earlier this night, I was watching TV down there by myself, and I thought I heard my sister start down the stairs. Figuring she was trying to be sneaky, I observed as best I could out of the corner of my eye what appeared to be her wrapped in a blanket (not unusual behavior) walking quietly down the stairs. I can't explain why I suddenly decided to whip my head around, but I did, and it wasn't her at all but what looked like a shadowy blob about her height. However, I cannot recount this with any certainty as it departed almost instantly.
The final thing is something my friend told me. She'd come over for a sleepover one night and we were hanging out in my basement when we decided we needed to shower because we felt gross (it had been a hot day). As a result, she used my basement shower, and she later told me that when she'd gotten out, she'd felt something cold against her back. I asked if there was a pressure and she said no, also confessing that it could easily have just been the fact that she had just turned off the shower. I don't really know what to think, so I decided to include this as well, even if it turns out to be nothing.
And now I ask for your opinion: Is there something or someone in my basement? I have never done any Ouija boarding, and the best thing I can think of was my brief fascination with Wicca nearly three years ago and attempting a spell down there with some friends. I honestly don't even remember what the spell was supposed to do.
There is just one more thing I was wondering about before I conclude this experience: Is it worth it to purchase an EMF reader? I'd really like to see what the readings would show as. Do EMF detectors work?
Any answers or opinions will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to read this!