Is there anybody there?

This post is totally un-health related, but I had to share with you what’s been happening.  I moved to my current property, a 300-year-old converted farm building, fifteen years ago.  Before that  I lived in a 100-year-old Victorian town house and had no issues there.

From day one in this property, though, things have moved around.  Magazines weren’t where I left them, objects would appear in strange places and other objects have disappeared never to be seen again.  However, I could always come up with a rational explanation – I’m very forgetful, I’m hormonal and doing daft things like putting my car keys in the fridge, plus I’m aware I sleep walk and could potentially move items around in the night.

The electrics have also always been dodgy in this house.  I get a LOT of power problems, such as the lights flickering, and the bulbs blow in my lounge constantly.  Again, there is a logical explanation – the village is on a bit of a crappy power supply, plus my home probably needs rewiring.

Recently, though, stuff has been happening which I’m struggling more to explain.  I have Sky TV and a few months ago I was looking for something to watch on my planner when I saw that Top Gear had been recorded.  I loath Top Gear and it is the last telly programme I would ever tape.  I just brushed it off as something which had happened by mistake, until a few weeks later when  I realized my planner had recorded the Murdoch Mysteries and series linked it!  The same day, an energy saving bulb I put in my hall 6 months ago, and which is supposed to last years, blew.

Shortly after that, an overbed lamp stopped working.   I changed the bulb, no joy.   I changed the fuse, still no joy. So I gave up and thought I’d have to bin it.  Then after three days it suddenly came back on all on its own and has worked fine ever since.

Yesterday, things ramped up a notch or two.  I was putting some clothes away in my bedroom drawers when I heard a weird noise, which sounded like it came from the corner of my room.  It was a cross between a growl and the sound of air when you do a huge sigh.  It was quite distinct and fairly loud and made me jump.  I reasoned it was coming from outside and just sounded like it was in the room!  However, last night around 7pm I was propped up in bed editing some pictures when I heard the sound again and at the same time the cord hanging down from my window blind started swinging backwards and forwards by a good 4 inches – I mean, it was properly moving.  And to cap it all, one of the lights over the sink in my bedroom now isn’t working!  I must admit, I was a bit uneasy turning the lights off to go to sleep :-/

I don’t know what to make of any of the above.  I have been under huge stress recently and I’m sure there’s probably a logical explanation for everything, but yesterday’s antics have freaked me out a bit I must admit.  They say animals are psychic and pick up on energy in a house, but Bertie doesn’t seem to be bothered by anything and slept through the growl and the swinging chord like a baby – the feckless article 😀  I’ll keep you posted if anything else happens!

6 thoughts on “Is there anybody there?

  1. Living With Frozen Shoulder

    Sounds very interesting Jak! It’s hard to know what to make of events like these. I’ve had my fair share of unexplained creepies, miracles, regular outright things moving before your eyes, and regular cases things disappearing and reappearing. There could indeed be explanations – electricity is a powerful and sometimes quite random force that we can emit from our cells.Trust your instincts and know that we are thinking of you and imagining you safe, cosy and cared for in your comfy home. 🙂

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  2. init72

    I don’t really believe in the ‘other side’ but in a flat I shared in 2000 with two others we moved the furniture around one Saturday in the living room and for a few nights after that had bizarre goings on happening including ‘Odd’ sounds in that room at night and the final straw was the last night when all three of us had a similar ‘dream’ mine was I was waking up with a strange presence stopping me from sitting up then you would wake up again only for the same thing to happen over and over again until eventually waking up for real…… I went into one of my friends room as I heard her shouting and her light was on and on her wardrobe was some weird green hair gel – NOBODY OWNED HAIR GEL BETWEEN THE THREE OF US……..the third friend came flying in almost in tears saying something weird was going on in her room so we shut the door and stayed in one room together and called another friend who believed in this sort of thing and they asked had we moved ANY furniture which we said ‘YES’ and she said to put it all back immediately as we’d upset something. At 1st light we put the furniture back exactly as it had been and not a peep!!!

    So Just wondering if maybe you have moved anything about recently or since these things started?

    Maybe contact your council Occupational Health Dept and see if they can assist with an Electrics Check with you having Health Problems – do you have a Disabled Badge as that will get you some help with them being registered maybe?



    1. Jak Post author

      OMG to your ghostly goings on!!! I haven’t moved anything as far as I’m aware, though I have decorated the house etc. over the years. I did speak to the ‘presence’ at the time and tell it to bear with me during the renovations as it would be nice when it was finished – maybe it doesn’t like my choice of paint colour? LOL! x

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  3. swinkie34

    I had similar things happening to me after my Grandmother died…lights flickering, 7 appliences blew up, bulbs blowing etc…I got an electrician in, but they couldn’t find anything.
    Someone suggested lighting a candle n talking to my dead Grandmother…so, sceptical, I gave it a try and everything stopped!!

    It stopped for 10 years, then, It started again as I was thinking about moving…


    1. Jak Post author

      😮 Spooky!

      When I was renovating the house I did talk to whoever is here – maybe they don’t like the colour scheme or something? 😉


  4. Sarah

    Do you watch Most Haunted and Ghost Adventures on Really channel (17) catchup on UKTV Play
    They use a digital voice recorder to capture voices you can’t hear with your ears. You can get them on Amazon quite cheap
    You could then be your own ghost hunter and do tours of your house and make some money out of your ghost
    After my Dad died things ate always going missing like they did for him in his house by their ghost. He’s probably finding it bloody funny. Needless to say I am constantly swearing at him!
    I had a whole pile of wood pushed over. This pile hadn’t been touched previously in months! If he wasn’t already dead, I’d kill him 😉

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