I had other strange things happen at the house. My husband and my son had both said they had seen a man in dark clothing walk past the back of the house, my husband said he had felt uneasy especially at night when out in the back garden with the dog, (he actually described feeling threatened). I had never felt this myself and had not seen anything until one sunny late afternoon in April.
I was cleaning the kitchen side down, facing the small window that looked out over the back garden, when a movement caught my eye. A very solid looking back of a grey coloured jacket was passing the window on the left. My first thought was that some strange man was walking around our house and I turned to my left to look out of the other larger kitchen window waiting for him to appear. Nothing. I looked back through the smaller window to see if he had doubled back but again no one appeared. I immediately went outside through the back door, that took seconds, and walked around the entire house, even looking up and down the main road at the front, but again no one was in sight.
We had quite a lot of tourists mistaking us for a hostel sometimes, and have had strangers walking up to our door, so I put it down to that. However I never saw him pass the window right to left, I just saw the back of him as he had already past it. I would not have failed to notice him at first because he was close enough to touch the glass and would have blocked the light out, and because the way the house sat on the land, walls and fences ect... There was no physical way he could of disappeared so quickly. My husband and son continued to see their dark figured man pass by the house many times. Was it the same man I had seen? I don't know, but I never saw him again.
Another time I was walking into the kitchen and saw a wooden toy train being pulled around the corner of the door into the kitchen. It happened in just seconds, but enough for me to see it had two carriages attached, and it was painted pale pastel colours. I had no small children then, and we had no toys like that in the house. I told myself I must of imagined it.
There were quite a few times I thought I saw a black shadow at the back of the house, near the bathroom and kitchen, darting out of sight, almost as if it didn't want to be seen. Again I dismissed it, or just refused to believe in it's existence until my husband had a later account that confirmed it for me.
On leaving the property my husband had to spend the last night night there alone, catching the ferry the next morning with the last of our things, he said he sat in the empty house, and watched a tall black shadow walk casually through the wall from the back of the house, across the living room, and into the wall leading to our front bedroom. He spent the remainder of the night in the car at the ferry terminal.
We also had a problem with the electricity, the prepayment meter was just eating the electric. Even in the summer when there was no heating on and nobody was home all day it would still be using tons.
We phoned the company to enquire if it was possible we were being overcharged on the meter, the company said they had our property on a watch list because of the amount of electricity we were using was so high. They said that not even ten short circuits could use that amount of electricity!
The whole house did need modernizing as I wrote previously in my first account. For example we had a microwave, 3 toasters and 4 kettles give out in the first 6 months of living there.
We lived in that cottage for 3 years, during which my older son had many horrible experiences. My younger son was adamant he had seen a young boy outside the porch, at the front of the house, despite it being a pitch black and snowy night, there were no footsteps in the snow and no sign of a car or anything else, we checked the whole area at the time.
I had used a voice recorder at one point in my older son's room, when activity had got bad for him; he would see a woman in his room often, as well as having an encounter with an aggressive male. I asked the normal sort of questions, feeling really stupid, but also terrified in case I got a response. The only voice I heard was a word that sounded like "YES", this was after asking if she had died in the house, (I was addressing the female that my son had said he was witnessing a lot, he also said he was not afraid of her, but she made him jump.) I helped my son to ask the lady to go to the light, as I have seen on many programs in the past, hoping it would help to put his mind at ease. The funny thing is he never saw her again afterwards, so perhaps it worked after all, whether it was his imagination or not.
I can't tell you about my son's events, unless he decides to post them himself. In which case I can tell you my side of them.
I am so glad we left that house, we were always drained, and depressed. I have read that you can be affected by negative energy. I'm sure that we did experience this at least, whether it was paranormal or some kind of natural/manmade energy. I can safely say we will not be going back, at least not to that house.
Thanks for reading.