Haunted houses in films might look really scary but if you’re actually living in one, it’s a totally different level of creepiness. I’ve heard a lot of stories from my friends about their creepy experiences inside their own homes and I’ve got a few tales myself but how do we really determine if our house is indeed, haunted by ghosts or entities?
Since I like all things creepy and research is fun, here are a couple of things I found on how to tell if your house is haunted by ghosts:
- Strange Animal Behavior
If you’re a pet owner and they start to act strangely around a certain area in your house, for example, if you have a dog and they keep on barking at some invisible entity, there’s a good chance that you have an unwanted guest in your house. Animals have heightened sense of feeling, that’s why they can often sense what we can’t feel or see.
- Disappearing Objects
Have you ever experienced putting your keys at your bedside table and waking up to find them someplace else, someplace strange like under the couch? Sure, you could easily brush that off and think you just misplaced it but if it happens way often and you’re sure you remember where you put your things, you may have something going on in your house. It could be a mischievous spirit playing tricks on you or you’re just really an extreme case of a scatterbrain. Either way, you have a problem.
- The Feeling of Being Watched
One of the surefire ways to tell if an area of your house is haunted is when you feel like you’re being watched every time you’re there. You will feel the hair on the back of your neck stand on end and there’s this feeling that you have to look at a certain direction because you feel that someone else is looking at you too even though you’re completely alone. When you experience this, be careful with looking on that direction, you might see something, or someone.
- Night Terrors
We all have bad dreams but if yours is happening too often and it’s a recurring dream where you see scary entities around you or you’re seeing yourself getting strangled by some being every single night then I think it’s time you consider that those are not just bad dreams. Having strange dreams involving people you haven’t seen in your lifetime, speaking and communicating to you is also a bad sign. They could be spirits manifesting themselves and communicating to you through your subconscious.
- Strange Noises and Moving Objects
A ghost haunting can manifest itself through strange noises that you may hear randomly like whispers, moans or even cries when you’re sure there’s no apparent source of such sounds. Or you can literally see objects moving by themselves, TVs changing channels by itself and lights turning on and off.
Once you see a ghostly apparition then you can be sure that your house is really haunted, especially if you’re not the only one who saw this thing, more than once. They may be rare, but full-body apparitions and ghostly wisps of light are definite signs that something paranormal is happening. But when you see one, you know who to call. And by call I mean, call a paranormal expert not the Ghostbusters.