We have started journaling the paranormal activity in our house. As far as we know, the previous owners had never talked about any paranormal activity. We didn't know them personally, but a co-worker was a good friend of theirs and had been to this house frequently. She said the previous owners never mentioned any paranormal activity to her. However, the next time she sees them, she is going to pointedly ask if they had any experiences. It has given me cause to start researching what previously stood on the site of the present house.
This is actually my husband's story, but he gave me permission to post it here.
On Saturday afternoon, I left the house with my two teen daughters and their friends to visit one of our local museums. (Yes, I have teens who actually enjoy museums... especially if they are haunted!) We left my husband Carl at home by himself except for our 9-year-old dog Meisha, a sheltie/terrier mix. Carl was in the kitchen next to the stairs that lead down to the basement. This is also Meisha's favorite hang out, so she was there, teasing for a belly rub.
Carl happened to glance down the steps and saw a little boy looking up at him. The boy was about 3 to 4 years old. He had blond hair and was wearing a blue shirt, black pants and suspenders. This little boy was smiling at Carl... And waving to him. Carl was very surprised. He had seen a white lady apparition in our upstairs hallway before, as well as white girl apparitions in the Rolling Hills Paranormal Research Center, the haunted asylum located in East Bethany, NY (open for public ghost hunts), but this was the first time he had seen a color apparition.
Carl quickly ran into the office to grab my camera to take pix, but the boy was gone when he returned. He then ran to our bedroom to grab his CellSensor EMF detector and took it down the stairs to the spot where he had seen the boy. The needle went off the gauge in this area and the alarm went off. When he received the EMF detector from his loving wife for Christmas, he had taken it around the whole house to see what kind of readings he got in different areas. In that landing at the bottom of the stairs, the needle had barely moved.
Besides seeing the little boy apparition, he also saw a shadow person about halfway across the family room in the basement, rising up from behind the love seat that sits perpendicular to the stairs door. The shadow person was also gone when he returned with the meter.
He immediately called my 13-year-old daughter (our "ghost magnet") on her cell phone to ask her to describe the little boy she had seen on the same set of stairs a different day, peaking up at her in the living room. The descriptions matched! Now we have to find out who the little boy is and why he is in our house.