I and my partner live in a four bedroom dormer bungalow. The house is located 3 miles from the nearest town and is so peaceful and quiet. The house we are living in is a new construction just over 4 years old. Across the field is an old hospital which is now an Old People's Hospital. At the top of the road is an old church ruin with a graveyard to the side.
Last November (2009) our little daughter was born. Everything went great and we all settled in well at home. On April 1st of this year (2010) the baby went into her own room. For the first few weeks everything went well, she was put down at half 7 every night and went off to sleep without a problem. The nursery is just above the sitting room. We are not sure when things started in the nursery but we think it was around the start of May.
One night I and my partner were in the sitting room when we heard footsteps in the room above us. We immediately thought there was someone in the house and I got up to investigate. I went upstairs armed with the fire poker and ready to meet someone that should not be there and do some serious damage to them, but on closer inspection I discovered there was no-one there.
I went from room to room and there was nothing wrong or out of place. When I returned down stairs I checked all the doors and they were locked. Nothing else happened that night and we went off to bed and thought no more about it. A few nights later we heard footsteps again and this different sound which was like someone constantly opening and closing a drawer. This sound lasted for about 30 seconds. I got up to investigate again but found nothing out of the ordinary. All this activity carried on for about 7 to 10 nights, when suddenly it stopped.
I and my partner joked that the ghost couldn't put up with us and left the house. Lately the noises have started up again and it is now affecting our daughter going to bed at night. She is a very happy and smiley baby but at night time she will start crying as soon as she is put down in her cot. When she finally settles and starts to fall asleep the footsteps will start and sometimes the opening and closing of the drawer will be heard but when the room is checked out there is nothing out of place. One Night I was finding it hard to sleep and suddenly heard footsteps in the hallway but again there was no-one or nothing there.
My partner is worried and concerned for our daughter and does not know what to do. We have placed a religious statue of the Virgin Mary in the baby's room and we are going to sprinkle Holy Water in the room.
If anyone has any idea what this could be or how to stop it PLEASE get in touch with me.