I live in a 92 year old house, just outside of Chicago. We have lived there for 14 years now and have had some strange stuff from time to time that would occur. At times, there would be years before something happened. The main area of activity seems to be our basement. My nephew was down there recently doing some work and he got quite a scare. He had no fear and I never told him any stories about activity in the house. He said he heard two people, a man & a woman whispering to each other very close to him. He stopped working and just sat in silence and listened and he could hear a conversation being whispered between two people. They were probably observing him and wondering what he was doing? When the whispering stopped, he felt his lower back get red hot and that's when he sort of screamed and ran upstairs. He refused to go down there alone after, so I had to accompany him.
My husband would sometimes sleep down there on a futon in the summer when it was too hot upstairs. He's a big guy and a former Marine and does NOT scare easily. One night at 2:00 a.m., I heard him pounded up the stairs really quickly. He said he heard 2 people talking behind him and one he thought was a woman. He heard footsteps approaching his back and suddenly, felt something pass right through him. He said it was an indescribable feeling, just like electricity from head to toe. Needless to say, he got out of there fast!
I go down at night to do laundry and definitely look around a lot! I've so far, never encountered or heard anything. 2 of our dogs will never go down there, but our third dog goes down like nothing.
I just don't understand if they come and go, but most of all why would they hang around some old basement? Very strange.