Sometimes I turn, there’s someone there, other times it’s only me

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THE unexplained paranormal activity in our old cottage has taken yet another turn.
And the more that happens, the more questions I find myself asking.
The strange noises, frequent droppings of objects and weird dreams continue apace and now we know we are not alone in our experiences, real investigative work to find out what is going on is underway.
Two archeology experts, a local rector and I are all still trying to find out the origin of the skeletons buried under our kitchen, and what – if anything – happened to them when they were unearthed in the 1940s.
On the other side of things I have – for the first time in my life – started researching the paranormal and so-called ‘hauntings’.
At least seven people have so admitted to experiencing paranormal activity in our home.
I found one on-line article “How do I know if my House is Haunted?” invaluable. It takes a balanced and logical approach to the subject.
The writer gives the following advice:
Do You Have A Ghost In Your House? Or Other Paranormal Activity Going On.
One thing you may find if you have real paranormal activity going on in your home is cold spots. Is there a location in your home that is unusually cold? The first thing to do is to do a thorough investigation. Always rule out the logical answers for unusual or unexplained activity first. Be sure to check for wind coming in around a window or a hidden vent. And if possible buy a simple thermometer to take the temperature of your cold spot or cold spots. Keep a journal and document what you find.
Snap Photos Often With a Digital Camera
Take photos with a digital camera around your house. If you suspect or think you have paranormal activity going on in a particular room or area take lots of photos in that area. And do it at different times of the day and night. If you hear a strange noise take a photo in the direction of the noise. Then go through your photos carefully and look for people that were not there when the photo was taken or orbs or other lights. If you spot something on a photo don’t panic and don’t take it for proof of a ghost or paranormal activity until you have examined the photo carefully and ruled out any logical solutions for anything strange in your photos. Keep in mind that mirrors even around a corner can cause some strange images to show up in your photos.
Do You Have Objects That Move On Their Own?
Do you have a chair or other object that moves on its own. Do you have a door or cabinet doors that you know for a fact you shut but they are open when you go back then you may indeed have something strange going on. If possible set up a motion activated camera to see if you can catch the object moving. If this is not possible be double sure you check the item out and go at once to it when you come back home or back into the area and you will know if something has moved. Again make double sure to look for logical solutions
Do You Think Your House Is Haunted?
If it’s possible and you think you have paranormal activity going on or you think your house is haunted thoroughly investigate the history of your home and the surrounding area. Find out if there are deaths or tragic activity that are associated with your house or other location you suspect is haunted. If you find out there was a death or several deaths of people who lived in your house then you may indeed have a haunted house or live in a house that has paranormal activity going on. Be sure to keep a journal of everything going on around you. Write it down and document what is happening along with the date and time of what you see or hear. Does it happen the same time every day? Then you may very well have a residual haunting going on. Be sure to learn everything you can about the history of your house. You may be quite shocked at what you find out.
What to do If You see a Ghost!
If you see a ghost try to have a camera handy and try to take its photo. Ask other family members or other people who live or have lived in your house what they have seen. Don’t tell them your full story of what you saw until they tell you their story. If their story matches up with what you saw then yes you may have a real haunting. And again always keep a journal of what you are seeing along with the date and time. The more you can document the better off you will be.
Wonderful advice… and yes, we do have cold spots and cold areas, chairs and other objects do move on their own, our house does have a history of deaths and buried bodies, and previous residents have corroborated the feeling that the cottage is haunted.
But now this…
As advised, I took a series of photos in our kitchen.
I focused particularly on the area of the room we have nicknamed the Drop Spirit Zone.
This is what came up.
Look carefully at the attached photograph.
Are they orbs or auras?
The lens of the camera is clean and the images only appear in one frame… all the others are clear.
To avoid triggering the flash on my camera, I left the cooker hood light on. The cooker is sited behind me and to my right. The hood light gives just a residual light to help illuminate the kitchen.
This afternoon I am contacting an old friend who is a doctor in archaeology, and an investigator in spiritual happenings – and particularly orbs and auras – in her spare time.
I would value her opinion.
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Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

6 thoughts on “Sometimes I turn, there’s someone there, other times it’s only me”

  1. I have to say those pictures look like reflections – I’ve seen orbs, orbs tend to be actual physical lights with shape and structure, those seem to be reflecting off of something, but keep taking photos – best is usually night time pictures with night vision.

    1. Thanks for your insight Laura.
      We are setting up a camera on tripod with a time release. Most of the acivity tends to take place in the daytime … but that is probably because we are not in the kitchen much at night!

  2. I had a friend who was not only a PI in her day job but a ghost hunter by night. She was on TV yonks ago in a series and although they set up cameras and sound gear, she never got what she could honestly say, was a sighting or an audio they could say wasn’t of this world. Really keen to see what you find. 🙂

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