It has officially been 12 years since I posted last. Since then I have moved a handful of times, 4 additional cities, and even became a mother... And like the title says, it hasn't stopped.
The last 4 years have probably been the most active. I became a single mother of a 1 year old and moved in to a newer 2 story house with a room mate and her 6 year old son, and my dog. We spent a lot of time together as a "family" supporting each other through some life changes. Our home had 4 bedrooms upstairs, and the "living"/common spaces downstairs.
Our experiences always happened when all of us would be downstairs. At first we wrote it off as possible raccoons or something making noise- but it kept getting louder. It started with hearing noises like something inside of the wall. Since we had just moved in, we contacted the landlord to check for rodents but were met with negative results. Other times we would all be downstairs (even the dog) and hear running back and forth in the hallway upstairs. Probably the most disturbing instance was when it sounded as if someone jumped off the top bunk of my friend's son's bed, landed hard, ran out of the room, then began running down the stairs. All of us- both my room mate and myself, both of our sons, and my dog all stopped what we were doing and just stared towards where the stairs ended in the next room waiting for something to show... Nothing ever did. After about 10 months my roommate couldn't handle it any longer and moved out... Things actually calmed down after that.
A year later I moved across town and everything seemed quiet. I started having some strange experiences a few months after the move. I have been woken up from a dead sleep because I've felt someone touch my face or back. Once I woke up because it felt as if someone was directly next to my ear making almost an eating noise.
My son can not sleep through the night in his own room. He will fall asleep there and come in to my room part way through the night. He tells me that people are too loud when they're talking and it keeps him up. At first I thought perhaps it was the neighbors, but we live in a very quiet cul de sac. He's not scared, he just can't sleep. He has started to draw our old house and it always has the stairs integrated in to the picture. He said it's so people can still visit since our new home doesn't have stairs.
We have been in this home for almost 2 years and I've had to replace countless lightbulbs, experienced the tv turning on in different rooms or the channel changing. My niece (22) has come to visit and she says that she's heard things during the night that sounded as if things were moving or jingling. A few weeks ago she visited for the weekend. She said that each morning when she woke up her rings would be scattered all over the night stand like someone had played with them.
I don't feel as if we are in danger. Previously I was always scared of the experiences. The ones in the last 2 years were more an "inconvenience" with the lack of sleeping in or through the night. My niece wants to sage the house and do a cleansing... I don't know how I feel about that right now. I don't want to anger or heighten anything. Does anyone have experience with saging or blessing? Is there a chance it could be done wrong and make things worse? Thanks in advance!