In my 32 years I have come in contact with a few spirits. I am logical when things happen and look at every aspect to see if something could have caused the situation. I moved to a very small town in Alberta about 2 years ago.
My husband, Mother-in-law and I rent a renovated Pentecostal church. It is laid out in two apartments. One is on the main floor and the other in the basement. The basement used to be where they kept the bodies for wakes until the funeral service. Once the morgue opened up in town they started using this area as a Sunday school.
All was quiet until this past spring. Because we live in such a small town my mother-in-law refuses to lock her door. We have separate entrances. This bothers me as I grew up in a very large city so locking doors even when you were home was mandatory.
For about a week solid this past spring I sat upstairs in my apartment frozen in fear. Starting at 5 PM every day that week I would hear noises coming from my mother-in-law's kitchen. I would hear cup board doors slamming, people stomping around and general talking. I couldn't make out any of the words but it sounded like several people were down there.
I poked my head out in to the foyer between our apartments a couple of times and each time the noises would stop.
No I never did find out if it was teenagers or something paranormal. Being a small woman I was afraid to go down there in case something happened to me.
The noises lasted about an hour. From sitting on my couch I can see anyone who enters or exits my mother-in-law's back door. I never did see anyone come or go.
As for the front door we do not have a key for it and it's always kept locked by a dead bolt. Every evening after the noises stopped I would check the front door and the dead bolt was always locked.
I was truly more afraid that it was teenager who could brain me with a baseball bat then anything paranormal. When I mentioned this to my mother-in-law she informed me that nothing was ever out of place that week as if someone had been rummaging though her things.
My husband is a non believer in ghosts, spirits and the after life. We were talking about the previous story I wrote and submitted to the site. Harold's Story, and he told me our place was haunted. He said that he constantly sees movement and shadows out of the corner of his eye.
When I pointed out he doesn't believe in ghosts or spirits he confirmed but he still says that our home is haunted. My cats also do stare at places on the ceiling or chatter to nothing in corners. I have been told though that this is quite common. There really are explanations for all of these things.
There was an event that happened about 2 weeks ago that really made me think that we might have a visitor not of the physical plane. We have a satellite system for our TV rather then local cable. Our controller for the satellite controls the satellite receiver, the T.V., and the stereo receiver as we have surround sound. I had just changed the batteries in the remote about a month before. The remote was sitting on the coffee table and the volume was set at about 25. All of a sudden the volume cranked it's self to about 38. My husband and I stared at each other in shock. We were each about 3 or 4 ft from the remote. We have had this system and remote for 2 years now with no problems or issues.
I do not feel threatened or unsafe in this home. It actually has a very welcoming feel to it. I know we have quite a few experienced paranormal investigators here. I would really like some advice on how to determine if we do have a visitor. If I do have a permanent guest I would really like to help them cross over if at all possible. I have tried calling out a few times and have had no response that I can hear or see to date.