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Lights On Then Off And Faded Light


I am not sure what going on in my house. Tonight I have gone on this site to try to get some help on what's going on upstairs in my house.

While I was sleeping around 9:55pm in the darkness in my house, with my dog by my bed (I'm glad I have a dog) the dog suddenly leapt up growling and barking. As I looked over the hall lights came on, the one near my bedroom as well as the one by the bathroom. The dog continued to growl and bark loudly I lay back in bed freaked out. Then the lights within a minute of coming on, turned back off at the same time the dog stopped barking.

I called my dad with the phone because I wanted someone to come over and help me check it out. Well we found out after searching all rooms and closets that there was nothing there, all the doors and windows were locked?

Before this incident I was in the shower as once again the dog went nuts so I looked out from the shower curtain and there was the dog barking at the wall right around the corner from the bathroom. The dog then ran down the stairs to the front door which was locked at which point I felt a cold chill and was certain I saw a faded light go down the stairs in front of the dog.

How can all this happen and how can a ghost turn lights on and then back off?

Can anyone help me to figure out what is going on in my house.

Should I be scared?

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nAsh42002Treehouse (4 posts)
10 years ago (2014-04-17)
It is Probally a Old spirit trying to get your attention or its a friendly spirit just doing its thing If the light thing happens I would consider Getting Someone to see if there is any wires cut or and old switches and old light bulbs check that out God Bless You ❤
cthullu (10 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-24)
I am afraid of the things that go on in my house but I am only 13 so you shouldn't.
hazzardsyndrome (10 stories) (121 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-22)
obviously the first thing that jumped into my head was indeed "ghost" but perhaps it was some sort of power surge and the electrical shift could have alarmed your dog?
As for the fading light, I have no clue at all. Sorry I couldn't be much help
Take care 😊
Jmak (6 stories) (156 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-20)
Hi tallguy and welcome to YGS. Thankyou for sharing this experience with us. I do have several questions for you. Could you tell us about the house where these experiences occured? Do you know any of the history of the house or land the house is on? Have you experimented with anything that might be drawing spirits/entities to you or your home? Have you had any family members/friends pass away recently? Have there been any agressive actions taken by this spirit? Sorry for all the questions, I'm just trying to find out a little more background information so we can help you understand what's going on. Please keep us updated. God bless.
tricia889 (4 stories) (23 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-19)
I understand why you would be startled. If these things keep happening and your dog senses them too, and you have exhausted all possible logical explanations (power shortage, faulty wiring, old light switch etc...), then I would wager there may be a spirit trying to get your attention. That doesn't mean that it's there to harm you, it may not even know it's scaring you. You could try asking it not to mess with the house or with you. Or you could ignore it. I wouldn't worry too much about it unless it try's to harm you or you just become too uncomfortable. Good luck, and remember that if it is just a spirit, it was like you once, and may not realize how scary it is. ❤
Kayla1996 (6 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-19)
ummmmmm... Well yea I would cosider moving ❤ but yea so find somewhere or move with your parents
ghostseer (41 stories) (408 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-19)
Human nature is to FEAR THE UNKNOWN. Emotional baggage can cause things to turn on and then off. I turn off lights, the tv and the stereo, when I am highly charged, or have been under undue stress. Recently, I was contacted by someone needing help over a perceived haunting in their new home. I can sense if it is a true haunting, or something else, upon driving up to a residence (sometimes within a mile or so). In this case, it was a teenage daughter causing all the disturbances. Pre-teen to early twenties, our ability to move things, cause things to move or break, lights turning off and on... Some of us are more prone to doing this. I won't explain this here, but you are welcome to visit my website. Go to my profile to find this info. Anyway, Dogs, cats... They can see and experience the paranormal. IF this is paranormal, it might continue, and then again... It could end quickly. Do not be afraid unless you feel threatened. Prayer and Faith is important in your reaction to a Haunting. If you would like to contact me with more information, I can give you some tips on how to survive living in a HAUNTED location... Of course, IF it turns out be something else, you have nothing to fear...Blessings, Ghostseer
Lisamaxw (92 posts)
15 years ago (2009-02-19)
A few questions: Is this a new-construction house? If not, do you know it's history? Also, are you currently under a lot of stress?

I've had this happen to me, in a new-construction home, about 16 years ago. At the time, I was under a lot of stress/emotional upheaval. One night, an electrical "event" -- lamps, TV and stereo alternately in and out of sync, creating an awesome sound and light show -- spontaneously occurred in my living room for the better part of five minutes. (They were on different breakers.) A few nights later, I woke at 1 am because my dog was growling at my bathroom chandelier. ONE of the six bulbs was glowing orange, going off and on, off and on, for about a minute. Then the bulb quit glowing, the dog quit barking at it, and I went back to sleep.

My advice: If you have a religious faith, DEMAND (in the name of the Higher Power) that it leave. If you are agnostic/atheistic, that won't work, so ignore it. (It'll give up and go away for a while.) Whatever you do, do NOT make a deal with it! (In my youthful ignorance, I tried that once, with ill effects. It only prolonged the problem.) Good luck!

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