In September 2005, my husband, myself, our 3 children (and dog) moved into our house. It is a renovated lakefront cottage built in the 1930's in a rural town of upstate New York. We were drawn to the house for its charm and the peaceful lake, but I must say that I did feel a bit uneasy when we first moved in.
Within the first few weeks of living here, I experienced some strange happenings. The house is a ranch style with a partially finished basement, and an unfinished laundry room & workshop. There is also a dirt floor crawl space that you can only access from an outside door (I still can't bring myself to go in there).
One night, while carrying a basket of laundry up the basement stairs, the stairwell light flickered out. I tried the light switch at the top of the stairs a few times, but could not get it to work. I told my husband that we needed a new bulb, and when he flicked the switch, the light went on. It happened again the next night and I made him change the bulb. Well, this flickering continued for a couple of weeks even after the bulb change.
While this was happening, my dog was also acting bizarre. After I would get to the top of the stairway, he wouldn't follow me up like he normally would, but instead would sit at the bottom of the stairs and bark at me as if he didn't know me. Almost as if he was staring right through me. He did this every day.
A short time later, I woke early one morning before my husband left for work and found the front door wide open. Now, I know that I shut and locked the door before going to bed, and when I questioned my husband about it, he denied leaving it open.
I decided to mention what was going on to a co-worker of mine who had some knowledge of spiritual activity, and she suggested talking to the spirits and asking them to leave. I did, and other than some strange noises every now and then, everything seemed to stop... Until last night.
We recently finished renovating part of the basement, which is actually ground level because of the grading of the land, and closed off 2 doors that used to give access to the basement from the outside. We made a master bedroom, a bathroom, and my 4 year old son's bedroom. There is a door from the master that goes into the laundry room, which is in the unfinished part of the basement. Well, my son woke up in the middle of the night last night, and climbed in between my husband and I. He had a hard time falling back to sleep.
After my husband left for work in the morning, my son and I were lying in bed and he was staring at the open laundry room door. He said "mom, when I move close to you the monster has a mad face, but when I move to daddy's side, the monster smiles" I said "where is the "monster"?" He said "right there in the laundry room, he has a white face and red feet and his head is up to the ceiling. See, when I move next to you he gets a mad face" I asked him if the monster talks to him, and he said "no, but he puts his hand next to his mouth and whispers only at night" he also told me that the monster thinks this is his house. We got out of bed and I walked toward the laundry room to get a closer look, but my son said "NO, don't go in there, he gets mad". I didn't see anything, so I asked my son to show me where the monster was, but he couldn't look... He seemed terrified. He just said "tell him to leave mom, he freaks me out..."
We went upstairs and my son was telling his 10 year old sister about the monster. She asked if he could show her where he was, so he brought her down to the basement. He came running upstairs a minute later saying "yup, he's still there..." His sister couldn't see it.
After thinking about this, and what happened when we first moved in, I then remembered that when our next door neighbor came to introduce herself, she mentioned a couple who used to live in our house several owners ago that would always argue and fight. Well, apparently the husband went missing. That was all she had said. It all seems too coincidental now. I have a feeling it will be a long night!