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The Door Was Locked


Half a year ago I lived across the street from my college with my couple month old son and his second cousin. During the summer I had taken a class at the college on the paranormal. Part of the class was to go out and go ghost hunting. Luckily for me the college itself happens to have a reputation for being haunted and one of the buildings was being torn down during this assignment. So I wandered over to the college in the middle of the night with my son. Meet up with some of the employees (my mom works there so I was on speaking terms with most of the staff) and have them take me through some of the buildings. We get to one that's fairly popular paranormal wise and my son who has always been a doll starts freaking out I mean full on temper tantrum. He wouldn't stop until finally we left the building. I got a few pictures of orbs but nothing spectacular.

During the next couple weeks things started getting weird in my apartment. My son's toys would go missing then appear in the room between me and the room mate while we were talking about it in a place we had both looked tons of times. The tv volume would act up and I would randomly feel like I was being watched.

One morning I came down stairs because my roommate called me to unlock the deadbolt.

Now the deadbolt was set up so that it could only be locked and unlocked from the inside of the house, we both agreed when moving in that we would never lock it. Yet here it was locked. At the time we brushed it off as me being tired and locking it without thinking. That was until the incident happened.

I took my son over to the college to have a walk and eat lunch with my mom. When we got home I unlocked the door and went to open it. Only it wouldn't open. The dead bolt was locked. My roommate was out of town visiting an ill family member so no one should have been inside the house. My initial thought was someone broke into the house. So I call my mom shaking telling her what's going on and to be on standby at work because I was going to call my son's father to come over and check out the house for me before calling the police.

I sit outside with my son ready to bolt if someone comes outside smoking a cigarette while I wait for my son, s father. I see him pull up below and at the same time here the sliding of the deadbolt and a click of it unlocking the door. The door was suddenly unlocked when I had tried it a bunch of times before that. We walked through and checked the house for anyone but it was empty.

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Cosmos (26 posts)
4 years ago (2020-01-13)
Hello shootingstargirl120,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I must admit that the locking incident quite interesting.

What I also found more interesting is that there is actually a university teaching a ghost hunting program. Would you be able to share the name of the university with us, please? I really would like to read the program outline.

In addition, your comments also stated that "I was mearly taking photos at a place my professor would by I could truly be doing the class work". Thinking that someone actually wrote a dissertation on ghost hunting and convinced his committee about his findings and got a PhD on that?

Last but not the least, I hope that you have managed to quit smoking. *Ducking here - because like fallenangel I don't think smoking in front an infant is the most the most responsible thing to do (even if you take all the precautions).

Anyways, apologies in advance if I ever upset you. Once again thank you for the story.
Shootingstargirl120 (1 stories) (1 posts)
5 years ago (2018-10-03)
On the taking my son I really had no choice in the matter as a single mom, and that's why I chose the college itself. We had been on campus all times of night, daytime, morning, and any other time you can think of. My mother works there, and I went to school there. I didn't do any provoking or even try to talk to spirts, I mearly walked around like we did normally and took photos for my class. I was mearly taking photos at a place my professor would by I could truly be doing the class work. My intent was to bullshiat the assignment given I did have my son and didn't want to take him any where I thought was really haunted. Now I will say the class had nothing on protecting/ shielding. But being a practiced witch I know all about that and had plenty of protection around both me and my son. It was unfortunate Something followed me home that night but I honestly think it would have happened regardless of my timing or intentions. We lived directly across the street and spent most of our time there sense I had classes at the time. Now to address fallenangle028 you act as though I was blowing the smoke in my childs face. He was a good distance, I change my clothes before touching him, and wash my hands. At the time I was in the process of quitting. The wind was moving the smoke away from him. If you reread my story instead of finding parenting decisions to criticize when you do not know the full details I'm sure you would be able to see the paranormal stuff. Like oh I don't know the door locking by itself which is a focal point of the whole story.
fallenangel028 (3 stories) (5 posts)
5 years ago (2018-08-19)
I don't think it was safe to bring a two-month old child into a dangerous building. And then smoking in front of the child? I am having a hard time seeing anything paranormal about this story.
lady-glow (14 stories) (3094 posts)
5 years ago (2018-08-18)
I hope that class covered ways of shielding and protection within its program.

Personally, I don't think it was a good idea to take an infant to a haunted location risking to expose him to unnecessary harm.

I imagine it was unnerving to find the door locked but, did this happen just twice?
Did you do anything to prevent/stop any more activity?

I would like to know if you informed the instructor of the course about the happenings at your place and, if so, what s/he told you about it. Perhaps the rest of the group did a paranormal investigation and got rid of whatever there was in your apartment? 😜

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