I am new to this board. My name is Emily and my family has been dealing with on and off activity for quite some time now. We had this (kind of) investigated once before, but didn't get any real answers. After the investigation we had a priest bless our house and it seemed to calm things down a little. We have since moved to a new home and things are ramping up again, this time in a way that seems more agressive and it's really scaring us. I don't know if I should have it investigated again, blessed again or what, but I'm to the point that I'd like to know what is going on and figure out how to make it totally go away.
For some reason the activity always seems to increase around the time that we have a child who is or almost is two years of age. I don't know if that's significant or not, but it's been our observation. Each time the activity starts it is more in your face than the time before.
In the fall of 2007 we had things start happening again. We would hear the cupboards in the kitchen open and close and once saw a drawer open and close right in front of us. Often we would wake up in the morning and find all the cupboards and drawers in the kitchen open at precisely the same angle, like perfectly aligned. It was weird but not scary. Than one day while we were all out of the house, our motion detectors in our house were triggered and the police responded when our alarm company sent them an intrustion alarm. The alarm company called us and we came home and met the police as they were pulling into the driveway. The police went into the house first and came out pretty pale and said, "you need to come see this."
When we got inside one of our kitchen table chairs was sitting up on top of the kitchen table on two legs and propped in a strange way against the wall. All the tv's in the house were on and turned to static. None of the doors had been unlocked or opened and closed (the alarm company keeps records of which doors open and close) and the only alarm that was triggered was the motion detector, probably from the kitchen chair being lifted onto the table. It was scary. We started hearing footsteps and other noises after that, and our then two year old daughter would cry in the night over the baby monitor saying "Scaawy Scawwy" which is how she pronounced 'scary'. We contacted a paranormal team and they did an initial EVP session, but their batteries in their equipment drained the moment they came in the house. They did turn the tv's onto to static and when they asked if something wanted to communicate the tv turned off..which I guess meant that 'no' iti didn't want to communicate. After that we had a priest come and bless our house which seemed to stop some of the activity, though not all, but it was something we could live with.
In August 2008 we bought a new house, and we are still in that house. In the last two-three months things have started again. At first just small things...objects moved in the night, cupboards opened, thuds, thumps bangs etc. Then my now four year old daughter started waking up in the middle of the night crying and scared. She does this almost every night. She says she doesn't want to talk about what is scaring her. Things escalted more when a large glass framed poster on the wall flung itself at my ten year old son, barely missing him. It was a HUGE picture and the glass of the frame shattered into huge long shards. About three minutes after the picture flew off the wall we heard a huge crash and ran into the master bedroom where everything that had been sitting on the top of our dresser had been swept off onto the floor. No one else was home who could have done this. THEN (this is the thing that has freaked us out the most) we discovered three creepy looking scratches in the wall paper in our dining room above the piano. I know for a fact that they were not there before because I play the piano daily and there are right above the sheet music where I would notice them. There are two sets of scratches and they look like claw marks. We don't have a cat. We do have a dog..a mini schnauzer puppy who is nowhere near tall enough to reach the wallpaper that high on the wall.
Since then (this was last week) we have heard HUGE loud crashes in the house at night that sound like things being flung around the room. We don't know for sure what is causing it, but it is LOUD. In the last week or so both me, my husband and our ten year old son have reported seeing a strange misty black shape on three seperate occasions. We also keep smelling something that smells like toast in a toaster even when no such food is being prepared. My mother came to visit us last week and also reported hearing someone walking around int he kitchen in the middle of the night. She said she felt like she was not wanted int he house the whole time she was here. She flew home yesterday and apparently tried to call me when she got home, to let me know she made it. She tried calling for 6 hours and got a busy signal every time. However, during the same time period I received calls from multiple other people..my husband at work, my sons friend, a girlfriend of mine etc. She finally got through at 11:15 pm last night and told me that it had been busy all day. She had called other people during those six hours, some of them long distance as well and had no problem, so it wasn't her phone. She was calling me on a landline phone and the phone she was calling at my house was a landline phone.
My mother also said that while she was staying with us (she slept with my daughter) that my daughter would talk and laugh and giggle in her sleep and then intermittently say things like "No that's not funny anymore..stop you're scaring me" and then she would cry. We had spent three weeks away from home on vacation earliner in June and my daughter had not had ANY crying or waking spells at night while were away from home..so odd.
I feel like something is becoming more negative and I don't know what it is or why it is happening again. However, my youngest son just turned 2 on june 19th so it seems like it fits the pattern. However, I'm afraid to have a priest come bless the house again because it seems like from the research I've done (especially in regards to the scratches) that this may be more aggressive and that a priest coming and blessing the house might make it more riled up. Should we just ignore it? Any thoughts on what to do? My ten year old especially is really starting to get scared and he won't be alone anywehre in the house which is not good.
I will attach a picture od the chair on the table from the fall of 2007 and the scratches that just appeared in the last couple of weeks. The chair on the table was in our old house, the scratches are in our current house.