Because I posted this on myspace while I was bored one day, I figured I'd post it here too for the hell of it. Sorry for the lack of updates guys.. my life just kind of went to hell for a while. I'll be back in full posting swing later.
So we've decided that our house is haunted.
I know that's a pretty bold statement but.. it really has just come to a point where we can't deny it anymore. And believe me, we've been in denial for YEARS.
The hulk of it started off with just glimpses of things that weren't there. One of the older stories comes from Naru who was in her room (soon to be our room) talking on the phone when she glanced around and saw something in the corner. It looked like a little girl kneeling down watching her and when she did a double take, there was nothing there. Not a minute after that, the cat (Nala) suddenly got up and shot out of the room for no apparent reason. Now, this is a very old cat and she doesn't spontaneously shoot about for no good reason so that was a little surprising.
After that, random things would happen. Shadows moving out of the corner of your eyes, random creaking of the floor boards late at night, clicks and shuffles in the main bedroom, everyone in the house having nightmares on the same night.. random stuff.
Several months later, after Sakura had moved in, Sakura woke up out of a dead sleep to feel a set of nails scrapping along her side and she assumed it was her boyfriend (Billy) because he has long nails. However, after she woke up a little more she realized that Billy was rolled in the opposite direction facing the wall and it would have been impossible for him to scratch her as the side being scratched was facing the open room and not Billy. The next morning she still had scratches all along her side/back.
Everyone in the household (at that point) had developed a paranoia of the downstairs because of the feeling of animosity you got when you would sit in the living room towards our sliding glass door. The same feeling happened in Sakura's room towards her sliding glass door which is right above the living room sliding glass door. Essentially the feeling moved up and down between the floor of the same spot. The exact feelings went on between the downstairs bathroom and our closet which were also right above and bellow each other respectively. It progressed to the point that every time you went up the stairs you felt like you were being chased and the urgency to run was pretty bad.
One of our friends had a phone that developed a problem where you could hear an old man on the other line whenever you called Naru or I's phone. Sometimes he would breathe on the phone, sometimes he would laugh, sometimes he would mumble something and sometimes you could clearly hear him say "Get Off". Mind you, this was only happening when she called our phones and you could only hear it on her end but it happened at all hours of the day and night no matter where any of us where when either part called. Eventually she moved in to our house and the problem got worse.
After a while, it was too unnerving to be anywhere by yourself in the house so we called in some friends to help us cleanse the house. We burned a LOT of sage and cleansed the house to the best of our abilities and it seemed to work. All the clicking noises and the creaking and the shadows and everything just stopped.
The house was very quiet and comfortable again for several months. No feeling of dread or paranoia or fear of any kind. Then, about a month and a half ago, everyone started seeing a shadow again and a very VERY hostile feeling came into the house. It was in the downstairs again and all you could feel was.. aggression. Like something wanted to hurt you when you were in the room or on the stairs.
One night around two in the morning, Sakura was getting ready for bed and went down stairs to get a drink of water when she looked into the living room to see if anyone was there. No one was there but the cat (Nala) sitting in the middle of the living room looking towards the slidding glass door (the far left corner). Sakura approached the cat and called her name and the cat made no response. Mind you, this is a cat who comes to her name and always looks up when you call her. Sakura continued this calling until she was right next to the cat who was still ignoring her until Sakura reached out and grabbed her. The cat jumped about a half foot into the air then bolted for the stairs like her life depended on it. After the cat left, Sakura looked back to where the cat had been looking and saw a shadow dissapear into the far left wall.
Again, we called some friends and did the whole cleansing thing over again. The house felt fine again for about two weeks, and then it got worse.
It started off with me seeing random shadows walk past the upstairs bathroom door. Left (where my room is) to right (where Sakura's room and the entrance to the stairs is). At this point, I pretty much ignored it and chalked it up to my imagination, even though I had seen the same thing twice in the same week.
The following week I woke up after my wife had gone to work and stayed in the room with the door closed for most of the day. Later in the afternoon I could hear someone get up and start walking down the hallway outside of the bathroom because the floorboards creaked loudly in the exact same way that someone waiting for the upstairs bathroom sounds. I figured it was Billy or Sakura and went back to work. My wife called me and asked me how I was doing all alone in the house and I said that I wasn't alone because I heard Sakura or Billy about an hour ago going to the bathroom. That was when Naru informed me that no one was home because Billy went home yesterday when Sakura went to her Dad's house for the weekend. She asked me if it was Kimi or the cat and I told her that I had been txting Kimi while she was at work all day and the cat was sleeping next to me the whole time so there was no one there to make that noise.
We were a little weirded out by it but ignored it. The next day we were in the shower talking about it when suddenly the towels that we always swing half way over the edge of the shower door were yanked off the edge to the floor outside the shower at the same time. I was unnerved and that's when we heard the footsteps. She turned to me with a weird look and said "Did you hear that?" and that's when Nala suddenly started hissing. I yanked open the shower door but no one was there except the cat in the corner.
Two days after that Kimi, Naru and I were downstairs while Sakura was upstairs cleaning the upstairs bathroom. The three of us started laughing at something we were watching when Sakura suddenly bolted down the stairs and looked at us weirdly only to say "Wait.. all three of you are down here?" We all blinked up at her and I said "Yeah." to which she responded, "Did anyone come upstairs a minute ago?" And Naru replied "No. We've all been down here since you left. No one went upstairs. Why?" Sakura just looked disturbed and said "I just saw Kimi walk past the bathroom door from your room to our room."
The next day Kimi was in the bathroom doing her hair in the morning when saw Naru wander past the bathroom door then turn and head down the stairs. It didn't occur to her that this was particularly strange until she realized that Naru was at work and HAD been at work for several hours. Mind you, this is interesting because everyone in the house has matching stripped white and colored shirts. Naru's is Orange and white, Kimi's is red and white, Sakura's is pink and white and mine is Blue and white. Kimi saw "Naru" in the matching shirt she was wearing. When Sakura saw "Kimi" she was wearing the matching shirt as well. Both have short blond hair and are around the same height.
That weekend our friend Temari and Gaara came over to hang out with us. Tema went up for a shower while the rest of us watched movies downstairs. She later came down and asked us if anyone needed the bathroom now and we said no. She said "Really? Then who opened and closed the bathroom door three times while I was in the shower?" To which we could only respond with "No one went up stairs the entire time you were in the shower."
The next morning Tema was on the phone outside of our house trying to get ahold of her friend. His cell phone picked up and a weird voice said "Fuck Off." then hung up. She tried calling again because her friend wasn't the type to do that at all and it surprised her a lot. When she eventually got ahold of him he told her that was impossible because he was in exams all morning and his phone had been turned off in his pocket the entire time.
After that, little things here and there kept happening. The desk connected to our loft bed will randomly vibrate but the bed and the shelf just above it will not. Occasionally the desk will get violently shoved and the monitors will shake but the bed doesnt seem to move and neither does the shelf. Whenever we try to replicate this, we just cant. The shelf will always move first because it is the most delicately balanced thing so.. We have no idea how the desk is moving without bothering the shelf or the bed. Beyond that, nothing huge.
Then, just a couple of days ago I was in my room with the door closed and I heard someone walk up to it and knock once. I said "Hello?" but no one responded so I ignored it. Apparently no one had knocked on my door that morning and the same thing happened to Kimi when no one else was home.
And then yesterday I was reading in Sakura's room by myself for a good hour with no one home. I got up to use the restroom and as soon as I closed the door to the bathroom, the bedroom door suddenly slams shut. I open the bathroom door again and look around to see if anyone had come home but, no, no one had come home. So I go back into the bathroom and while I'm in there, both my door and Sakura's door start opening and slamming shut. This happens at least 4 times before I walk out of the bathroom and it all just stops and doesn't happen again for the rest of the night.
It's just gotten to the point that we're pretty convinced the house is haunted and we've left it at that. Mind you, the "house" I live in is a townhouse constructed in the 80's/90's where Naru has lived for the past 4 years. The previous occupants were a very average man, wife and child so where all this comes from is beyond me. My best guess? Uh.. there is a very old original totem poll three blocks from my house? We haven't had the opportunity to do any real investigating (the equipment is pretty pricey and we're all a little broke) but we're not sure that we need to even if we want to. Any thoughts on it?
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