I don't know how to start this story but I am compelled to share it. My story is positive; we have had no negative or frightening encounters, but none the less most interesting.
My partner and I purchased this house in Orange County, Virginia thirteen years ago. The house is fairly new (20 years old), but the land it sits on is rich in history, both Revolutionary War and Civil War history. We do know from historical records that the land was part of founding father James Madison's plantation, "Montpelier", and that he did free several of his slaves who settled on this property. It also was at one time home to local Indian tribes (not sure exactly the time or tribes as there were several in the area over history).
When we moved here we noticed the number of wild animals that felt calm to visit us, deer, foxes, rabbits' would come to us with no fear at all. Birds like on our shoulders and heads without fear. The next thing that amazed us was our first attempts to plant potted flowers on our deck and to plant things in the yard. Neither of us have green thumbs. Everything we planted EXPLODED into beauty. We were rather floored. It was then we started kidding each other that we must have a "Garden Spirit" who is with us.
I can never over emphasize the wild animal influx we had and I felt it a gift. Hummingbirds would come in April by the dozens and had no fear of landing on us; bluebirds nested all around our deck and porch and would land on us. This phenomena still continues to this very day!
In the house we feel secure and safe. We do have flashing of electrical lights, we smell flowers and perfume often. We have never had an actual visual sighting of a ghost.
I doubt this will peek any ghost hunter's interest but I know we have something tied to this land that is very welcomed by us.
David in Virginia