I am 35 years old, raised in the south island of New Zealand born and bred there. I moved to the lower east coast city Dunedin in 1998, and moved into the affected house about a year later, in with a new girlfriend who owned the house. Almost immediately she told me after a couple of nights about this "ghost" that was very active in the house to which I was very sceptical.
The first time I acknowledged the possibility of this we were sleeping then I woke, feeling an icy chill on my face and the room was so quiet, almost muted silence. It was at this point that I began to hear movement coming from the hallway. The door was shut but I distinctively am hearing walking and shuffling noises. I woke her, and she said to me "can you hear it?". Any way this "Thing" walked all night every night for almost a year. Then the most strange thing happened, the movement went up into the ceiling. And the result was that the walking would start in one area and walk a few steps, then it would move to another area and start all over again. And the ceiling "walking" was the same as if I was walking around in the ceiling.
Soon the noises changed again to the sound of a ticking clock, like the old school alarm clocks with the bells on top. And it would move in mid air and stop and start if I asked it too. Yes I tried to communicate to some degree with it, as it seemed to follow me all around the house. The bedroom, bathroom, laundry, lounge and kitchen. Everywhere I went inside the house, if I was alone and it was quiet I could get a reaction from this presence. It didn't feel negative or evil, it just felt lonely.
Soon we got another flatmate but we did not tell him about it at the start. One day he came to us and said "There is something up with this house, I can't concentrate on my studies and I feel like there is something here". He was very careful not to speculate, but my girlfriend told him. His reaction was to call a person in christchurch, who was a "cleanser" or spiritual person in some regard. The person told him that he would cleanse the house, and that all three of us in the house had what he considered "entities" attached to us. Many, he said. In particular he said that I in particular had more than a half dozen. I wasn't sure how to take this information but, overnight everything stopped dead. All the noise, all the static and clock sounds, the shuffling. And it never came back. It was quite sad.