Hey, y'all. I finally got time to write about some of our more recent happenings. My wife and I live in Jacksonville, Florida in a wood frame house. Our previous home here was of similar construction and size of this one and with similar activity.
About 5 years ago we moved into the first of these homes. We knew that the house was old, but knew very little about its past. It had beautiful wood floors, accept in the bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen. We had some lamps in the living room that were the type that get brighter when you touch them and turn off and on by touch. They are really convenient and pretty cool. Sometimes when we would be sitting on the couch watching television, on their own the lights would get brighter or turn off depending on what setting they were on. At first this wasn't anything to get excited about.
One day as I was in the bathroom and had just finished brushing my teeth, I saw out of the corner of my eye someone walk past the doorway headed to our bedroom. Figuring that it was my wife I spoke to her. After a few seconds I heard her respond from the kitchen which was the other direction from our room. Thinking, "Oh, well", maybe it was my mind playing with me, I shrugged it off. But it happened a few more times in the future.
The one that got our attention was that one night when I was working on night shift, I got off a little early and when I got home my wife told me something odd. While she was trying to go to sleep, the door to our bedroom had slammed closed, scaring her badly. She listened for footsteps, since they could be easily heard on the wood floors in our wood frame home. She heard nothing else until my return home hours later. Keep in mind that we were renters and the owner of the home, don't ask me why, had laid carpet on top of a thinner carpet in our bedroom instead of pulling up the old first. This made the door harder to close and it would not close when the A/C turned on. In fact it would not move without some good force. Shortly before we moved out of the home, a friend of my brother-in-law was over with him to visit. She was telling us about the home. She said, "My grandparents use to live in this house. In fact they both passed away in that back bedroom." Although I don't know how they died or if they died at the same time, it just seemed a little creepier after that when things happened.
Moving into the home we are in now, we also had no known history with it. All that has happened here has been voices. I have heard someone sigh right beside me in the living room when I was on the computer and a woman whisper when I was about to lock the door for the evening. But the one voice that startled me was one night as I lay in bed trying to sleep, I heard a little girl giggle between my wife and I. I immediately looked to see if she heard it but my wife had been asleep with that 'dead to the world' look on her face. It was as if a child had climbed into bed between us. Though it took some time, I finally fell asleep. I have since kept my ears perked for anything out of the ordinary.
Anyway, if I find out any history on the house or if anything further happens, I will post it.