Just over 9 months ago, my fiance at the time, and now my wife, purchased a house in upstate NY. approx 50 miles from NYC. We purchased a cape code house with plans of demolishing the whole second floor and turning the house into a colonial.
The house was on the market for about 6 months before we came to contracts and had our closing. When we first went to see the house I remember my wife, the agent, my mother and father in law walking through on a tour. I remember walking into one of the bedrooms that appeared to be previously occupied by a child because you can see some crayon drawings on the door, which at the time was odd because usually the seller would apply a fresh coat of paint over the walls before putting it on the market. It was apparent everywhere else that a fresh coat was applied before it went on the market. I remember being the last one out of that room, when right before I was exiting the room, I heard someone following me, clearly hearing footsteps behind me, but when I turned to hold the door open, no one was there.
That was something I kept to myself because I thought perhaps I was hearing things or just didn't want to believe that it was a ghost. Well we made the purchase and 3 weeks later the roof is coming off and the whole top floor was removed. We started construction soon after the removal adding 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath and an attic with a regular size staircase up to it. The first floor, we turned our garage into our living room and gutted out the bath and kitchen and redid both. The only 2 rooms in the house that we didn't do anything with besides paint and new windows and central air were the 2 existing bedrooms on the first floor.
For 2 months we did not sleep in the house because of the mess and the dust from the construction etc. My father in law, while the house was under construction, would sleep in the (crayon/bedroom) because he was doing the electrical and would get tired and just sleep there. When I would arrive the next morning from sleeping at my parents house, he would say "you know, a few times last night I woke up because it felt like someone was holding my nose and covering my mouth". Then he would say that he would hear footsteps upstairs etc.
Recently my light in the attic is on when I arrive home from work and I leave in the morning after my wife and am the first to arrive home in the evening. I found it on 3 times this week. Yesterday my wife and I were on the couch watching a movie when we heard the water running in the bathtub in the downstairs bath. I went to check and the faucet was off and the tub was dry.
We have a little yorki and sometimes he will jump up for no apparent reason and bark, but what's odd is when he hears someone, he runs to them or to the door etc. Occasionally he'll bark like someone is there, but won't go to it.
I think I should have had the house blessed before we moved in. I think that if in fact there is a child ghost or someone there that he or she isn't bad and aren't going to harm us, because they I would venture to say they would have done so already. I think maybe they thought we were going to demolish the whole entire house which is why they tried to harm my father in law while he was asleep.
I am trying to build up the courage to tell it that he/she is no longer living and needs to go to god, I'm afraid that things will get crazy after that and I don't want to be forced out of this brand new house that we worked so hard for. Sorry this was so lengthy but I wanted to fully explain my situation so that I can be given the proper advice or guided in the right direction.