need a ghostbuster

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
We've been living in the new house for almost two weeks. Initially, we were moving so many things in, it didn't really give me time to think and make sense of our new surroundings.

We were so focused on getting everything in. Then we were focused on getting our belongings unpacked - for good.

It hit me the other day that I'm not exactly comfortable in this house.

I can't quite put my finger on it.

This place doesn't really feel like mine yet.

At first, I thought it was because we haven't painted yet, so I picked out a few paint swatches and stuck them on the walls to start thinking about colors.

Then, I figured it out.

There's a ghost in here.

Yep, don't shake your head at me because I'm pretty certain there is a ghost in this house. Maybe several.

The house is old which makes it very possible that someone has died in it in the last 80 years. It has a funky crawl space that is the actual attic, so it's even more possible that someone was locked in it and died. (Yes, my mind goes there.) Lastly, I swear closets are opening by themselves and there are no gusts on wind anywhere near the doors.

See? I've convinced you, too.

When I came to this realization, I shared it with the BF and he looked at me, then rolled his eyes and said I've watched one too many Lifetime movies. True that.

But today when I walked in from work today, I barely got a "Hi" in before he said, "Babe, I think we a ghost." And, I didn't even need to say, "I told you so."

Maybe I should call this lady for advice?

UPDATE: When I slammed a drawer this morning in my dresser that's on the same wall, the door popped open. (Mind you, the dresser isn't up against the wall either.) Guess the ghost doesn't like the door latched?


lauren said...

oh man - creepy! my fiancé and I watch Paranormal State all. the. time. we love this stuff. You should call PRS (Paranormal Research Society) and maybe you could be on the show!

OHmommy said...

In the Fall, I was convinced someone was breaking into my house. I had my husband call 911. Two cop cars sped to our home.

Searched the house.

Checked the perimeters.

Turned out we had squirrels, living in our home.

Chuck said...

Wanna know if it's a ghost? Send a story to Creepy Cleveland. The readers will tell you what they think!!

(Plus, I'll be happy cause you read my blog too)


Lil' Woman said...

That is creepy..I would not be able to sleep there.

~*~Lilly~*~ said...

Ya know....i like to normally think of myself as a pretty logical girl. But with that said, in college my 4th year i lived in a very old house (built something in the late 1800's) it was a beautiful old house that had been split into 3 apartments (upstairs, main floor & basement). When my parents were attending the same college in the 60's the house was still a single family home owned by a very old lady.

With that said - 2 months after morning in the middle of the night one hot july, i woke up to the only other person currently living in the 3 floors at the foot of my bed. Exhausted i told my roomie to go back to bed we would chat in the morning. I woke up in the a.m. to ask her what was so important she came in to wake me up at 4am - she was not there. I called her & she was in fact still in a town 60 miles away at her bf's house. Since i was the only person in the house & absolutely sure i locked both doors...i went and double checked. (locked!)
This is the beginning....some nights or mornings we would wake up to all the kitchen cabinets open, the refrig door open, one morning the back door was open. We did not tell anyone else that was in the house...cause we wanted to see what else happened & if we were crazy. Late 1 night my roomie got up to use the bathroom & saw what she explained as an old women in the kitchen. (oh yes!) At times you would walk in and it would smell like your grandma's house (old & musty) at times there would be knocks at the back door...we would walk back & nothing - & cause it had just snowed we saw no tracks.

it wasn't until 1 night we all got together and started talking that our guy roomie said he was napping on the couch to wake up to someone whispering his name in his ear. FREAKY!

Needless to say we met the ppl who lived there next & they said the SAME thing. (sorry so long)

The Modern Gal said...

I've lived with ghosts before, and my current house definitely has one or two. You don't need ghostbusters, you just need to make peace with them so that they'll accept you in their space. You know, acknowledge them, say you're there to be friends, something like that.

kakaty said...

Our old house was about 90 years old and totally had a ghost. It was a very nice spirit but didn't like it when thinks got messy or cluttered. Once we figured that out we co-existed just fine. It was like having a nagging mother around all the time telling you "clean your room!". At least it made us keep on top of the clutter!

Talk to it, make peace with it and it won't bother you anymore.

(Also, the doors opening may be because the house if off level - common in old houses with settled foundations. Rehang the doors or make sure they are latched shut when closed and see if they still open)

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Ohhhh, the Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Paranormal State fan inside me says, "Cewl!"

Then, the wimpy wins out and, well, I'd invite you to live with us, but, you know, all I have to offer is the shed and you'd have to share it with those damned squirrels OHmommy speaks of.

Good luck!

Janiece said...

my dad rented a house a few years ago that had a ghost. he'd wake up to the kitchen cabinets open and the chairs around the kitchen table were turned around facing the wrong way. on a side note my mom's friend had a ghost in her house. they had a woman come over and she said the ghost followed her son home from a bar because she liked him (apparently this is common for ghosts to follow people it likes). she talked to it and whatnot and after that they didn't have anymore problems with it.

steph anne said...

I'm definitely the same way and yes, my mind goes there too all the time! That is definitely creepy. I'd get a ghost buster immediately!

(soon to be) Mrs. G said...

thats so damn creepy. i swear i had a ghost in my old house. there weren't too many weird things happening, but just a feeling you get. the feeling that you just know someone died there. i'd walk down the stairs and swear i could feel someone hanging. eeck. creeps. me. out.

Katelin said...

okay that is just creepy, i don't play well with ghosts, haha. good luck!

Fizzgig said...

ohhhh i lived in a haunted house the ex bf house was built in the 1800s on a CEMETARY! thanks to my digging up flower beds, he has to disclose this when he sells.

serves him right for being a jerk!

I know a real paranormal psych. and belong to the ghost hunting society (shut it) if you really want it looked into! lemme know!

Maggie said...

My fiancé & I are in the process of house hunting & we jokingly said that having a haunted house was one of our requirements.

I think I would be freaked out if I were you. There's no real reason why I should be a coward about it, but I would definitely be too paranoid to sleep if I were in your situation.

MichelleB said...

oh noooooo!!! please do not hold your realtor responsible :) but i will be part of a seance!!!

Always a Bridesmaid said...

I don't think you're crazy at all. I've had three different ghost encounters in my lifetime. We must dish about this in person very soon.

Bayjb said...

Oh my gosh, you're adorable. I think you guys just need to get settled into the house more! It's not haunted! Sure, there are a few weird things but your mind is just going bananas. I think it's time to call Ghostbusters, Bill Murray will save you