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Poltergeist In The House


For the past few weeks, I've been depressed. I had huge friend drama, my mother made it worse, and above all else, I had gained weight and could no longer fit into my clothes. I cried every night, all night, and was extremely suicidal, keeping knives and scarves in my drawers for when I could no longer take my misery anymore. Around this time, I noticed weird things starting to happen around the house. Things like soap dispensers and other items would just randomly fall, and things went missing, only then to reappear in a different place. One time I had a shirt drying in the dryer. I put the shirt in, shut the dryer door, and went back to my room. About two minutes later, I was walking past the laundry room into the kitchen and saw the dryer door wide open, like someone had opened it; I was the only one in the house. Another time, I was at the kitchen table typing on the computer. My mom was taking a bath, when I heard her yelling my name. She got out of the tub and asked me if I was 'throwing stuff at her.' I don't have any siblings, and I hadn't moved from my chair once.

Some days, my lights flicker even if the bulb is fine, or it is a sunny day out. One night, I was trying to sleep in my bed. It felt like my dog was trying to climb in. I got a little annoyed and went back to sleep, but then it sounded like someone was going around my room. I got out of bed, and no one was there; my bedroom door was also closed. I went into the living room and my other dog, Lucy, was in the corner with a scared look. In the middle of the floor she had also peed, which was very unlike her. She hadn't peed on the floor since she was a baby. I tried calling her, but she wouldn't move. By then I was freaking out. I didn't want to go back to bed because I was terrified something would happen to me. So I sat out in the living room... Watching Poltergeist (ironic, huh?) waiting for the sun to come. I kept hearing bangs and clanking in the kitchen and finally, I ran into my mom's room and got under the covers. She yelled at me, and of course did NOT believe me when I said there was a poltergeist in my room. But as I lay down, I kept seeing shapes--black shapes in the doorway. And you know that sound when you hold a shell up to your ear, you can "hear the ocean?" well, that sound was whispering in my ear, and I could literally feel the chills running down my spine.

Since then, I haven't really had any more ghostly experiences. The occasional random clank or light flicker is all. I read online that poltergeists usually hung around in homes where very young kids or teens lived; most of the time the teen will be emotional, hormonal, or going through puberty. Since I am 14, and was very emotional, that poltergeist was the only thing I could think of that would do those things. But still, NO ONE believes me when I tell them the story. They say there's no such thing, and that I am crazy. AM I crazy? Or was there REALLY a poltergeist in the house?!

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NiramLuap (1 stories) (9 posts)
13 years ago (2009-08-20)
A bit of a late comment, but I hope you're still vigilant to this posting. I also hope that your depression has since subsided and you've received some help with some of your suicidal thoughts. I've had a few friends (one being a very good friend) who have went through that same kind of extreme depression in the past so don't think it's uncommon to seek counseling. Though, it seems as though you're ok in that field by the end of your story, which I'm happy for if that;s the case.

As for the poltergeist phenomena, I've read this non-fiction book (of course the name escapes me) that may be another explanation to your experience. It was about this adopted girl who experienced the same occurrences you described: things flying off walls and shelves at her, things not where she placed them, etc. It got so bad, they got help from all kinds of professionals, priests, parapsychologists, etc. Anyhow, in short, the activity didn't seem to be from a haunting, but a manifestation of the teenage girl's anger in coping with her relationship with her adopted parents and her own emotions, as per scientists who ended helping her throughout the ordeal. Perhaps you were so distraught, you exhibited some form of this phenomena called psychokinesis, then it subsided once you felt better. Something to consider. Take care! And, again, I hope everything has settled down for you since you've written this post.
BriFischer05 (14 stories) (169 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-14)
I am very sorry to hear that you have been so troubled. You always have to keep in mind that the sun will always rise again tomorrow - things always improve. It is easier said than done I KNOW. I too struggle with depression and bad thoughts and by doing so I have experienced many negative things. These ghosts feed off of that and just make for an all around negative vibe in the house hold. Please, for yourself and others around you, try to keep a positive outlook and get out and do things that make you happy. It will get better, I PROMISE. If you read some of my stories, they describe similar events.
We're all here for you - don't hesitiate to ask for more advice:)
dreamergal72 (6 stories) (793 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-14)
Hi Let you know You not alone and You not the only one who have parent don't believe you as I say My own have things that other can't see. My Mom don't believe me either. I have no Brothers or sisters either.
Patch (3 stories) (91 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-13)
When you're depressed and angry just really emotional in the negative way you can draw these spirits towards you and really project your sadness onto the outside world.
It happened to my mum, she doesn't notice it but I always notice it in the house when I'm there.
You should try and sort out your life.

Also, you're still experiencing problems wear a cross or a safety charm, put up crosses, read out the bible, that usually helps:)

Good Luck ❤
twilightobsesserx3 (2 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-13)
I don't have the knives and scarves anymore. Well, I have one or two scarves for tying up my hair, but that is about it.

But last night was the scariest thin I've ever encountered. It was late and I was lying in bed. I had my head on my pillow and I kept hearing noises. At first they were quiet, but they got louder and louder until I finally snapped my head off the pillow to see my cat looking at me strange. He looked around his rooms, his ears perked up, and he jumped off my bed and ran out of my room. My TV was on, and when the screen was going to commercial, I looked over at the corner of my room and saw a shadowy black blob; it didn't move. I just stared at it. Then when my TV flashed again, I saw a shadow of an actual figure on my wall where the blob was. It was very tall and it had it's arms and legs spread out like it was going to attack me. I let out a piercing scream and then ran into my moms room.

What WAS that thing I saw?! 😨
sparkle25 (2 stories) (6 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-13)
I think what the first person who commented meant was to GET RID of the KNIVES/SCARF in your drawer so you won't end up doing something stupid. 😊 I personally don't think you're crazy because I've seen and experienced way too much to say I'm not a believer. I truly feel you shouldn't be afraid. You need to take time out for yourself, go to camp or something and get better emotionally. Don't let OTHERS drain your happiness
Randcan (62 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-13)
Alex, more important than the poltergeist, is that you keep "knives and scarves in your drawer for when you can't take it anymore." Depression can hijack one's mind and make suicide seem logical and a relief. You can have an unanticipated dip in depression one afternoon, and make a bad decision which at that moment, seems normal or o.k. #1 You need to inform someone (your mother or another adult), that at least once or recently, you've placed these things in your drawer for this purpose, and that you understand that, that action should never be done again. That the feelings and state of mind, that gave permission to put them there, need to be addressed and brought down some notches. Counseling, along with someone to monitor you next time you feel this way, is key to your health. It's good you shared your hurt with us, so that you can be directed to have it consoled. Lastly,...does sound like poltergeist. Have had a lot of experience with it, and it is very mischevious/playful, and also threatening at times. Usually, once the agent (You), realizes he/she is causing it, then it ceases. Your conscious mind stops your subconscious from acting out. My poltergeist took a housekey, threw a rock at my friend, slapped a girlfriend on the rear, banged on the walls, and like an invisible person, wrestled me, twice! As soon as a 2nd psychic, told me it was me,...I was convinced, and it immediately ended (Jan. 2006). It's your energy, that your subconscious mind is directing, to horse around, scare you etc. As long as you don't accept it's you, or you secretly desire it to continue (because it's fascinating etc.), or you feed it with your fear... It may continue. The most important thing today in your life, is NOT the paranormal, it is the abnormal consideration of ending a human life (yours) over what in time you will find, are trivial reasons. Crying every single night is not normal, and indicates you are already deeper into depression than you think. Please talk to a responsible adult today. Educate yourself about how to handle the human experience. We all need to train ourselves, our emotions, and our way of thinking. You'll be alright then.
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-12)
I agree with the other posters in that this being poltergeist activity is doubtful as they tend to be more of a hostile and angrier form of spirit. It does seem that you have a mischievous entity attatched to your house at the moment though and is more more then likely feeding off your emotional state.
lawboy386 (10 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-12)
i have heard that spirits and things of that nature are drawn to people that are having or have had times of great depresion or stuff like that and no I deffinately do not think you are crazy!
Jessica_Rabbit (2 stories) (15 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-12)
I agree with what everyone is saying about loving yourself and such, but a poltergeist is not technically an entity, as I have learned. A poltergeist is excess energy built up around a particular person, mainly a child or teenager that has gone through something that has made them very emotional, i.e. Trauma, puberty, loss of a loved one, etc, etc. So saying that there was a poltergiest in your room was maybe a bit off, but perhaps you do have a poltergeist. It is also possible that you have a mischievious entity living in your home that has been disturbed or awoken by your grief.

Have you done any recent renovations to the house, and how long have you lived there?
reneespring (148 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-12)
I think you were going through stormy emotions & self hate partly over your weight gain. This can attract certain things, as you know. You need to practice self love & acceptance.
mgtor (2 stories) (26 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-12)
No, you are not crazy. Now that you are aware of it try to work on your emotions. Learn to deal with things and experiences make you stronger. You are not alone I believe that our society has made it harder for teenagers to deal with presure coming from every direction. You are very young learn to except who you are, love yourself once you do that everything else will come easy. No one is perfect in this world and remember we are all very unique you have a big purpose in this life just as I do. You may not know your purpose right now and that is okay it will come to you. Your first step right now is to learn to love you for who you are the depression will work itself out. At least once you work with yourself esteem your mom can determine if you need to see someone for your depression. Be strong kiddo and everyday look at yourself in the mirror and love you... Friends come and go when you find a true friend cherish that friend forever I am sure you will find that friend. Always remeber the most important thing everyday you wake up is to thank you Lord above and to love yourself and have strength for what life will bring to you.
LouSlips (10 stories) (979 posts)
13 years ago (2009-05-12)
Poltergeist activity is real, you cannot control it, and you should not blame yourself for it. You are/were not causing it willingly or intentionally, and you should not be made to feel like you have anything wrong with you. Talk to your mom about your depression, not the poltergeist. She cannot help you with things she does not accept, but she should want tot help you feel better about yourself. The activity should stop or at least lessen if you are able to stablize your emotional state.

Good luck,

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