If you read my previous story, 'Thieving Critters' you will know that fairly recently, I had an issue with at least 1, probably 2, entities in a hotel. I am very much afraid that whatever that/they were they followed me home.
Y'all can probably guess I don't scare/spook or fuss easily about dead people visiting, but I do get annoyed. However, this has left behind 'annoyed' and gotten into something bordering scary.
To be clear, I am comfortable with salting, smudging, fuming, and working with candles for purification. I use those things as a last resort, because I believe in letting people be as long as they do not cause harm, distress, or anything else negative to their hostess. I have used them and they have failed in this instance. For me to reach the point of calling out to everyone here for help should tell you how unsettled this has me.
Not long, maybe 2 days after the incident at the hotel, I began to hear heavy, booted, crunching footsteps in the room above mine at night. They are not every night, but at every second or third day. With those sounds are men's voices; voices that are very similar to the voices from my hotel experience.
My dogs, a Basset and a Boxer, stare up at the ceiling and whimper, and do not move from my side. I go upstairs, and the noise continues until I get to just outside the room - then nothing.
My adult son, who sleeps up on that floor, has said he hasn't heard anything, but he did say he's started having nightmares almost every night. He doesn't remember what they are about, but he wakes terrified and can't get back to sleep. Understand, he does not believe in the paranormal, and he is very pragmatic. I can count the number of times he's talked about a nightmare on one hand in his entire life, and three times it's been this last week.
My husband has mentioned that his closet door keeps opening at night. Slamming open and staying open. It does wake me, and I run in to check on him. It is a sliding door and has never had an issue in the past. He has also had to look for his keys on several occasions, and found them in VERY unlikely places, like the ignition of a truck he hasn't driven in a week.
Several items are going missing around the house. On Sunday I purchased some rather expensive Chinese Sweet Tea leaves. Six ounces - cost $26.00. I distinctly and clearly recall putting them in my tea cabinet (I like tea so I devoted one of my cabinets to it) Sunday night. My son made some strawberry black, with the leaves, and remembers putting them back in the cabinet. Yesterday I went to get some and the leaves were gone, just... Gone.
The thing that aggravates me the most though, is my spice cabinet. I have a 'tool spice' cabinet and a 'cooking' spice cabinet. There is some cross over but I don't mix them. After I fumed, using an incense briquette, cinnamon sticks and cloves, I went to bed, rather exhausted. When I got up this morning all of my spices in my cooking cabinet were tossed around in their little cabinet like a cyclone tore through them. My cumin (hand toasted and ground) spilled all over the place.
I have reached my wits end with this. I am pleading with y'all. Does anyone know what else I can do? I've tried talking, smudging, prayer, candles, salting, and fuming. None has worked.
Okay, in the interest of complete disclosure, I had another thought. My MIL is having some very trying times with her health, and in fact may pass very soon. This is affecting my husband's emotional balance. How possible/likely is it, that with my husband's damaged brain, broken neural pathways, and other issues (crushing head injury 2009) that he could be 'poltergeisting' his stress and worries and they are causing this in the way some teens do? That would certainly explain why none of my tried and true methods are working.
Please, any advice or help, even if it seems outrageous, is welcome.