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So, we (me and my fiance) moved into this flat back in 2010. It's a simple, 1 bedroom flat with a kitchen-lounge, bathroom and box room that we keep our birds in. We are in the upstairs flat and there is a neighbor downstairs who is a man who lives on his own with his dog. It was originally built as one house, but was converted into two flats when the local council got hold of it.

Not long after we first moved in, we started noticing the odd shuffling sound and about a week or so after moving in, I heard an old lady giggle right next to my head while I was sitting in the bedroom. We also see the odd child-sized black shape that peers round doorways and moves from the bedroom to the bathroom. This has also been seen by guests too. It's nothing all that bad at all and it never has been, but what has been confusing us is that all my fiance's rings vanish if he should place them on his bedside table.

It started off with a promising ring that I gave him when we first started going out. Now, he's careful with rings and had a habit of taking it off before going to bed and placing it on the bedside table. The night in question he did just that and woke up to an odd shuffling sound by the bed, fell back to sleep and the next day woke up to the ring being gone.

Then it happened again when I gave him a replacement ring about 2 years later. He placed it on the bedside table, we woke up to shuffling and it was gone again the next morning.

Last year he bought himself an expensive silver ring as a treat while we were on holiday and when we got back he started his old habit of putting it on the bedside table at night. And it happened again. Shuffling during the night and gone the next morning.

We've searched everywhere around the table to check that it hadn't just fallen off, but it's nowhere around there at all.

It's odd because we lost a metal bottle opener recently too and we woke up the next morning to find it in the middle of the kitchen floor. We wouldn't have minded that, but the rings are expensive and it's messing with our brains a bit.

Any thoughts?

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nosidaM (3 stories) (34 posts)
9 years ago (2015-08-27)
Wow, this is so interesting.
I have had a similer experience with an older lady ghost, involving her almost clogging my toilet!
When I was frightened by this ghost I asked her not to frighten me and she was welcome to stay in our home.
I think you should try and commuicate with her. 😊 😊
sds (14 stories) (1436 posts)
9 years ago (2015-03-10)
Hello MeltyCat, welcome to YGS. As notjustme suggested, just acknowledge its presence and ask it to return the valuables taken away from you. It might work. I don't think anything you said is harmful and so there is always a chance to acknowledge its presence and request it to return the things. You can also request that you should not be startled and it cannot take away things like that. Keep us informed of the developments.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards and respects to you.

MeltyCat (2 stories) (5 posts)
9 years ago (2015-03-07)
Femaelstrom: I have actually started voicing my dislike when things go missing and add in the good old 'It'd be nice to have the rings back since they are ours and not yours.' I get mixed messages from people to be frank. Some say to do that, others say not to acknowledge it. I'm sat here just wondering what might vansih next.

Tweed: No, there's no way anyone could get in. All the walls are sealed up and our neighbor is very ill so wouldn't even be able to do anything even if they weren't secure. I do admit it does remind me of a dementia sufferer. When we get hitched next year I told him I'm making him wear the ring on a chain around his neck, haha!

Notjustme: Agreed. I don't mind co-existing, but stealing stuff is a bit off for me. Still, it could be like my old house. Nasty stuff back there.

Krissy_moon: If there is one I wonder what's in it... Muahaha.


Ever since I moved in I've always had a feeling about the attic. No idea why, but it always felt as if something was living in it. I wonder if the stash is up there...:P

Also, we have local legends of Hobs around this county. These house spirits do your house work, or random household tasks and take things as payment that are offered. I hope they didn't think he was offering the rings. Lolol.
krissy_moon (1 stories) (12 posts)
9 years ago (2015-03-03)
I'm sure she'l return it if you ask for it nicely. Give it a shot! Like Femaelstrom said: noting ventured, nothing gained. And I too was thinking that if you do find the mother-hoard... **JACKPOT**! 😆
notjustme (19 stories) (852 posts)
9 years ago (2015-03-02)
I would try just kindly tell her that you acknowledge her there and please kindly return the rings. Some spirits just wants to be acknowledged. The spirits don't sound harmful so whether a cleanse is needed, I'm not so sure. I believe we can co-exist with many entities out there as long as there is a mutual understanding.
Tweed (35 stories) (2501 posts)
9 years ago (2015-03-02)
Hi MeltyCat. Wow this sucks.

I hope it's not a case of a living person doing this. Have you considered any possible ways a person could enter your house, as you said it was converted to a flat. Is there a way someone could gain entry from an adjoining wall/door or anything?

If it's a ghost my immediate reaction based on the details you give is that it's a woman who had suffered from dementia. Not a darn clue why a ghost would still suffer from this horrible affliction. But for the living dementia sufferers often feel they've lost something. For reasons way beyond me they often have an obsession with jewelry and/or bins. Unfortunately if this is the case the rings could be anywhere. I would definitely check up the street for them. If it's a case of mental illness in a ghost she might have left them near by. This is also common in dementia. Same with the giggling. Also check your bins she might have put them in or near them.

Definitely cleanse your home too. In the mean time get that partner of yours to keep his rings somewhere out of view!

Hope this stops soon. Take care.
Femaelstrom (1 stories) (56 posts)
9 years ago (2015-03-02)
Sounds like Granny is a pincher! You might try speaking into the air when you sense she's nearby, and tell her that if she doesn't return ALL your property, you will call the law, and her reputation will be ruined... As well as she'll be punished. I mean, she may not realize she's, nothing ventured, nothing gained. (Don't mention WHAT property, because, who knows how much she's taken over the years... You may end-up with a whole PILE of stuff!)
I bet she didn't take the can opener, as she found out it wasn't silver, so she ditched it. What a conniver!
Hopefully, you'll at least get back what is YOURS, and then just tell her the EA Poe quote, "Nevermore!"

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