There’s several theorys about why certain locations have so much activity going on. One theory is because of family members, friends etc., dieing at that location and those spirits are bound or maybe even trapped there due to a strong tie with the location for whatever reason. The second one is that location has a portal of sorts that allows two way travel if you will, of these spirits or ghosts to come and go at will. Another theory is that perhaps these spirits have some kind of “assignment” or a “duty” to help out the living at that location.
I’m more prone to believe that in our case it’s because of family or loved ones dieing at the location. In our case the 1st theory just might be true here…my father had died in our house back in 1994 from cancer. He chose to come back here and was in his last days, confined to an hospital bed braught here and he was being taken care of by Hospice at that time. I wasn’t here that night when he passed away. The EVPs we have gotten from our house have several indicators that he is indeed one of the spirits that is here. Some of the indicators are that he asked several times where his favorite baseball style hat was (he always wore a light greenish baseball style hat). We have both heard the sound of a bell being rang. When he was able to walk around, my father always sat out in his workshop that’s out back of our house and rang the bell when he needed something. I personaly have heard the EVP and his voice is strong and recognizable!
On many occassions I have smelled the odor of perfume or scented powder that will hover in certain areas in this house and then disappear only to show up in a new area of the house. My mother had passed away back in 2005, but not here, she passed away at a place that cares for senior citizens. My mother had a few favorite perfumes she always wore and a favorite powder she would always ask for. Other smells have been of cig. smoke. My father had been a smoker. Some more recent activity has been dishes moving by themselves, figures that may be male or female show up in webcam video footage and still captures when we run the cam to capture any activity in the room where my father passed away. These figures have been most times full bodied to partial and have distinct features like eyes, hands, legs and head and so on.
Two seperate occassions my wife has woke me up at times of 3am and 4am to tell me the front door has been wide open. Keep in mind that I make sure the front door is shut and the security locks are locked tight. The cats, we have two indoor cats, will seem to watch something that moves from the floor to the ceiling and around the house. I’ve inspected the areas the cats were watching and there were no insects present and so on. There has been a couple of times when I personaly watched one of the cats try to lay down on the couch and then as if something chased it off, lept up and ran off the couch. The same type of behavior was repeated several times…as if something was either playing with the cat or trying to be malicious.
There have been the usual cold spots all over the house, ones that would “hover” from spot to spot. I have felt, more than once, a “breeze” that had shown up when none of the windows were open and this house is quite well insulated too. The breeze would show up in the same room and same area where my father had that hospital bed and where he passed away. Touching on the note of manifestations and how spirits use the environment around us to empower themselves to manifest…we have gone through pack after pack of brand new batteries that would be completely drained within 3 minutes of useing them in a camera or digital recorder throughout this house and outside on our land. We both know this house has multiple spirits because the EVPs we’ve captured have been of childrens voices, adult voices and other types of sounds or voices that simply don’t sound human in nature!
The land on which this house was built has a long history of violence and many other interesting attributes dateing back to the french-indian wars, the first settlers to this region of NY state and more. All of which I’ll be posting on in later parts to this. Not all of this activity at this house been playful either…there have been too many times when the activity has been trying to become less than just nice and pleasant. Too many times, whatever these other entities are, they have tried to cause very prominant feelings of fear and dispare and depression that are experienced in areas such as the stairwell that leads to the celler, over-cross on our land where more than 60 years ago, a family lost everything they had because of a lightning strike that burned down the barn and house where they lived. A residual haunting? Maybe…I’ll hit on why I think it’s not that in a later post.
So has our home become a “portal” of sorts for spirits, or is our house a bona-fide haunted house? There’s much more to all of this and what’s going on here…so keep watch for part 3 to be posted ASAP.