I have recently (07/30/08) purchased a house for the very first time in my life, when I first saw it I fell in love, it is located on a side street to the Manhattan blvd. In Gretna, LA in New Orleans, cottage style in a great location.
Once in, the house is more a problem than I had bargained for, more than the eye can see is wrong, then my next door neighbor:
(1) tells me that the previous owner's father used to live and died there, they found him stiff as a board was his description, said he was 75 liked to party, drink and bring women around, I did not think much of it because I am familiar with death and have lost a lot of loved ones of different ages and I know it is a natural step in life.
On Wednesday (08/06/08) I started feeling my grandmothers presence, you know when you feel like if someone is looking over your shoulder and you look and no one is there, well that is my grandma, at first I was happy because I had not felt her in a long time (about 10 years ago) she died when I was 16, but then for some reason I felt something/one else and that she was there to protect me
Still I am happy thinking it is the change, that is until yesterday my 3 year old daughter is looking in the mirror making faces and tells me to say hello to Johnny.
That is the previous owners name, all that came to mind was to tell her, to "tell Johnny it is time to go home now", I tried to distract her and told her not to talk to Johnny any more, now I don't want her to be alone, because I know that children are more sensitive, and my front door neighbor:
(2) said that the day he died he was helping him look for his wallet but it got late and had to leave and when he came back to check he was stiff as a board sitting strait up on the bed with his eyes wide open.
Now what can I do to help him get on his way?
I don't want to him to linger or find out if he is aggressive and I specially do not want him playing with my daughter I am planning on having the house blessed, and spray salt water on the walls and doors. Please help.