I'm going to start simple here. I don't really have specific dates or anything because this has been off and on for quite a while. Most of the experiences we've had have dealt with my kids. (Recent note: we've had to move back into my parents for financial reasons so that's where we are today and where all of this has happened) We never had anything happen until we had an ADT system installed and he went into the attic to install it.
This all started about 9 years ago or so. I was sitting in the living room with my oldest (at the time my only) son. My step dad had just went back to work that night after recovering from hernia surgery. I was on the phone talking to my brother in law (at the time just a very close friend) when all of a sudden my son starts quietly crying. More sniffling than actual sobbing or crying.
I asked him what was wrong and he looks over at me and says "Pappaws gone and he's not coming home". I told him pappaw was just at work and he'd be home in the morning. (he's a truck driver) He said "No he's gone... He told me so". My first thought is that pappaw told him so. Maybe him and my mom were having problems I didn't know about so I tried getting some info. I said who told you? Pappaw? He said "No HIM" and points to the wall where a picture of a deer was hanging. I asked "who?" and he says "HIM mommy. HIM right there" pointing the whole time towards this picture.
We continued for a while with the "who?/him! Thing with my son getting more and more angry that I couldn't see who he was talking about. I asked him if he meant the deer in the picture and told him that was just a deer like Bambi (he was roughly 2ish at this time) he said "NO MOMMY. He's mean and he looks at me like this" and proceeded to drop his head down and GLARE at me through his eyelashes. Very creepy coming from a 2 year old who's extremely emotional and sweet!
I told him to come over into my lap and sit with me so he did then promptly fell asleep in my lap. Little things after that, like lights turning off by themselves, things somehow getting lost or misplaced noises. Just the little things people don't usually think about much. Fast forward to my youngest son. He lays in his crib being cute and starts laughing and smiling at nothing. Always looking up toward the ceiling. We figure he's a happy baby.
When he's older he comes to us saying someone's tapping him on the shoulder and won't stop. We put our arms around him thinking maybe a muscle spasm. Feeling nothing spasming we ask if it stopped and he says yes with a smile. Now here's the big kicker. Brace yourselves.
The room they were in (my room now to protect them) was terrifying to them. The daytime they were ok. But at night they did NOT want to go in there ESPECIALLY if it was dark in there. I went in one night with my youngest (who's usually the first to try something with no thought of danger) to get his blankie (he was 2 ish at this time) and when I walked in the room he stayed back by the door. I didn't want him afraid of his room and thought maybe he was just pretending so he wouldn't have to go to bed. So I made him go in with me while it was dark to get his blankie. He went in alright but when he got to the bed (where I was already sitting) he was trembling so bad when I pulled him up on my lap that he had my body shaking a little from it. I asked him why he was so afraid (knowing he wasn't pretending now) and he told me "the boy said this is HIS room and not ours and that we're not allowed in it"... Um what?! This coming from a 2 year old. I was more than a little shocked because he was creative but didn't have the imagination to come up with something of this magnitude on his own. And he was genuinely terrified.
So we switched rooms with the boys. I've told him anytime he feels the tapping or anything like that to say out loud "This is my house" or just a simple "Leave me alone". I've heard him playing alone and all of a sudden he'll say "LEAVE ME ALONE" even though he's alone in the room. Now we have a daughter too (1 1/2) and she has issues sleeping through the night sometimes. She'll wake up screaming as if from a bad dream or something, occasionally shaking. I don't know if something's bothering or scaring her, but every time I go into her room in the middle of the night I say quite loudly "LEAVE ME CHILDREN ALONE". I did do some EVP work one day (though I don't have the digital recorder, just tape) and I caught a voice of a young child saying what sounded to me like "You here?" in a curious sweet sounding voice.
I played it for my kids not mentioning what I heard and both of their faces lit up when they heard it. Now yesterday my mother mentions that she was in bed the other night while we were gone and while she was laying there trying to go to sleep she feels her covers being pulled and tugged like a small child was trying to climb up on the bed. She didn't really know what to think so she turned on her side and continued to lay there. Then she said it felt like someone was jumping on the bed beside her.
I have yet to do a full investigation of my house simply because I need more equipment, but want to and will post any finding on here when/if I get a chance to investigate.
By Wicked, Indiana Ghost Hunters