Some patterns I've noticed is 1) activity is very specifically timed to get our attention in the moment, and 2) neither of us have picked up any hint of hostile, negative, or unwelcome vibe from it. These factors make me hesitant to jump directly into the "try to get rid of it" route.
3 nights ago, my boyfriend woke up in the middle of the night for no discernible reason. After a minute or so of lying there, he heard a sound like an object had been struck somewhere in the room, to the left of him. I sleep with earplugs in, so I didn't notice. The next morning, a loaded plastic bin a few feet from the bed had been knocked askew, and when he hit the bin he said it replicated the sound he heard.
We just shrugged it off.
2 nights ago, his family was asleep and I had left the room to use the restroom. Upon returning from the restroom, I heard very loud shuffling/scratching sounds. I assumed it was a family member heading my way, and ducked quickly back into his room to avoid them. But no one came around he corner, and the sounds continued. So I went back out in the large living area, and the sound was still happening, but nothing was there. My ears registered that the sound was coming from directly in front of me, about a foot away, but there was nothing a good 20 feet in either direction.
When I returned to the bedroom and mentioned it to my boyfriend, he said "Oh yeah, I heard that too while you were in the bathroom." Apparently before I even came out, he had been hearing the sound from inside the bedroom. He assumed it was me returning, but when I didn't come in he went out to investigate. Nothing.
So, we both independently heard the same sound at different times within the span of a couple minutes. Neither of us have heard the sound before or since. If the sound had occurred when we were in his room together, we wouldn't have investigated, as we would have had no reason to, just assuming it was someone shuffling around.
Last night, our lamp turned itself off. We have a salt lamp we use as a night light. It has a rotary dimmer switch, one you actually have to twist rather than just move up or down. The switch is in full view about 2 feet off the floor against a wall. We had gone to bed already, had been lying there in silence for about half an hour. I had my blackout sleep mask on. But then we began conversing a bit, I took my sleep mask off, and a few minutes later the light goes brighter for a split second and then out completely.
At first I thought the electricity was off, but we have an air purifier going and there was no interruption in the white noise. Then I assumed the bulb had burned out. I wasn't even going to look into it until morning. But my boyfriend walked over to it and twisted the dial, and it turned back on. The lamp and bulb are fully functional, it had simply been switched off. The knob had to be twisted a full rotation for the light to come back on.
It seems clear to me that something is trying to get our attention. I don't really have time for this, I've got enough on my plate as is. But it's messing with our lives so I'm trying to understand a good way forward. My boyfriend has a fair bit of experience with paranormal stuff and is actually a go-to guy for advice regarding it for family and friends, but when an entity is targeting him he finds his emotions make him too biased to do much good.
Any recommendations? I was thinking of trying an EVP session to try to understand why it's here and what it wants, but I've never done one before and I'm not terribly enthusiastic about potentially opening the door for other entities in the house to take notice. We had a hostile one here a couple months ago targeting his kid sister, and basically this house just has a lot of activity in general, thanks to Grandma.
All advice greatly appreciated!
Edited by HeidiBytes, 04 January 2017 - 04:50 PM.