My parents moved into their house in Mexico about 20 years ago. My mother made the move by herself, my father stayed behind in Seattle tying some loose ends. I agreed to help my mom move and stay with her until my dad joined her which was to happen in a span of about 2 to 3 months.
My mom and I got to the house a day before the moving company was scheduled to arrive with all the furniture. That gave my mom enough time to hire some much needed help. That was the day we met Letty, who became my mom's housekeeper for the following 8 years. She was god sent, she was hard working, loyal and knew just about everyone in the neighborhood. Letty helped us hire some men that helped us move all the heavy furniture while we unpacked all the boxes. It took the 3 of us about a week of hard work to get everything put away but finally we were sitting in the living room, exhausted but basking in the glory of our accomplishment when we started hearing noises coming from a home bar we had in the living area.
This was a wooden bar (like you see in taverns), it has 3 stools, wine bottle racks, shelves for wine glasses/stemware and has drawers in the back for cocktail utensils as well as a storage cabinet were we kept things like a blender, ice bucket, martini shakers etc. Like I mentioned, everything was put away and in order. The first thing we thought was that maybe a rat had got in, we hadn't seen any evidence of rodents but at the time it was the only thing that made sense. Letty got up and was heading towards the bar when suddenly we heard growling coming from the storage cabinet. The wine glasses started shaking and clinking, the cabinet doors started slamming. It literally sounded like two wild animals were fighting in there. I was so terrified I couldn't even get up and run, I stayed there with my heart pounding listening to my mother pray and scream. Then, just as suddenly as it started it stopped. We were too scared to check. Letty being the brave one, grabbed a broom and opened both cabinet and drawer doors, nothing came out, no animals, nothing. Everything was untouched.
We got out of the house and headed for the nearest church. Letty knew the priest and was able to get him to go back with us to bless the house. My mom and I slept in the same room for a few nights after that, too scared to be by ourselves.
A few weeks later my mom and Letty were digging in the front yard working on a flower bed when they came upon some jars. When they pulled them out there was little rag dolls that had pins stuck to them and other things that they could not make out. They didn't open the jars, Letty said she knew someone that would know how to dispose of them so she took them with her. The place where they were digging is directly on the other side of the wall where the bar is. I don't know if this finding had anything to do with the incident a few weeks before but it's a big coincidence that the noises were coming so close to where these weird objects were found.
Everything was quiet for a while, nothing out of the ordinary. Then, we hosted a party one day, I think it was a housewarming. There were only a few guests left, mostly family, it was around 3:00am. Some people were sitting on the bar stools, others were standing around the bar talking and drinking when suddenly a mirror/frame with the word "BAR" that was hanging on the wall shattered. It didn't just crack, it shattered. Well, that was an immediate party "pooper" because everyone cleared out of there real fast.
One other time, my mother was walking around at night before bed securing doors and windows, she had just made it back to her bedroom when she swears she heard glass breaking. She thought that all the wine and liquor bottles had fallen and shattered but when she went to check everything was in order. No broken glass. Upon inspecting, she noticed one of the windows next to the bar was open, this didn't scare her too much because there's bars on that window so there is no way someone can get in even with the window open but she swears she had checked that window a few minutes before and it was closed. She thought that maybe someone had thrown a rock and shattered the glass but there was no broken glass anywhere. She checked and the window wasn't broken, it was open, meaning someone had to slide it to open it. She says that it is possible she missed seeing the window open but what was the loud noise she heard like dishes breaking? When she shared this with the family we told her that maybe the noise was coming from the outside and with the window open it sounded close. She is very adamant that the noise came from the inside.
Another incident involving this home bar - I was randomly taking pictures of the house when I noticed something very strange was showing in a picture of the bar. One of the stools has a scary image, it looks like a devil with horns. I showed this to my family and they were all freaked out, my mom insisted that I delete the image from my camera. I never did, problem is I can't find the camera. I only take pictures with my phone now but I'm searching and will upload if I find it. The image is very clear, it's not distorted, you can see it without anyone telling you what to look for. What I do have is a lot of pictures of family and friends sitting at the bar and on a few of them you can see orbs. I don't want to share those because of privacy and because orbs can mean just about anything. I've tried taking pictures of the bar with my phone and I don't get anything anymore.
The house has been quiet lately, I've done a lot cleansings and blessings. It will stay that way for a while and then suddenly for some unknown reason it wakes up again.
By the way, I will submit a story about Letty at a later time. She turned out to be a "bruja" or witch. She showed me a lot of things that I cannot explain and would like to know what you all think.