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    (Original post by super.teve)
    In our house we have a history of strange this happening, for the fifteen years we have lived there, all six of us (three now living in their own houses), have experienced and "seen" many "things".
    Now I won't go into every story, for the sake of looking idiotic or like a drama queen.

    Nothing has been heard or seen for a couple of years now, we used to hear the computer keyboard being smashed around for hours at night and when we'd open the door, it would stop. Bearing in mind, this would happen in front of five or six of us, including visitors.

    That has since stopped.

    TONIGHT: Me, my step Dad and my Mother are sitting watching some film,- Die Hard I think.
    All of a sudden the main light of the room comes on,- it is switched off at the wall, and the cords are.
    The light stays on for a few minutes, I **** myself, and then it turns back off again.
    We hear no clicking sound, or anything.

    Now loads of thing happened as I and my Sisters were growing up,- banging in rooms, chairs scraping when everyone is in bed, tv's turning on randomly, people apparently seeing things on the stairs (including my mother), doors being thrown wide open by thin air and most often the computer keyboard sounding like it's being typed on really harshly with the room empty. But nothing for a good few years.

    What would you do about the above? Are we just paranoid?
    I mean, I am 100% not trolling here, I really don't think it's paranormal even with everything else which i've experienced here,- but what could have caused that?
    similar things to a lesser extent have been happening in my house over the last few months
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    (Original post by Ministerdonut)
    I have noticed that with these high profile haunting cases ,especially poltergeists and 'possessions' ,it tends to be a family with young children especially little girls and they also are church going christians or have a strong belief in christianity.

    That makes me wonder about two scenarios to explain it. Either their faith means they are more open to the idea of supernatural beings and a family of non believers perhaps wouldn't go to the conclusion of the supernatural being the reason for odd incidents.The power of suggestion could mean,that the family play off each other, creating the situation. I have also read that emotionally disturbed people or people going through puberty have some kind of energy force which means things can happen,such as odd noises and electrical issues, but that doesn't mean there is a haunting.

    The second scenario is more sinister. In that dark forces sense vunerability in a christian family due to their belief in god, in that already they are accepting the idea of supernatural power, and also that these forces see a families christian beliefs as a challenge or a threat and they enjoy upsetting them out of a perverse pleasure.
    We're not Christian though, at all. I think a God may exist though, but that's just me, my family are not religious.
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    (Original post by welldoesntthissuck)
    ghostbuster!
    If there's something weird
    and it don't look good
    Who ya gonna call?
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    I ain't afraid of no Ghosts
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    Ok..I'm in the attic kinda scared now >.<

    :iiam: I knew this chap would come in handy some day
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    Thanks. Now I am not going to sleep tonight.
    I don't like being alone in the house and hearing scary stories *whimpers*

    It's probabaly just... meh.. I dunno. Probabaly faulty lighting or something..
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    A lot of weird things happen in my house too. I try not to think too much about it but the last owner of our house actually died in the spare room opposite me :/
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    I'd love to not believe in ghosts
    But when i'm in bed and its dark...
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    That is scary... i wouldnt go back in the house.. and insist on living somewhere else.
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    (Original post by heyhey922)
    I ain't afraid of no Ghosts
    On my way to yours now
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    Well there goes my good nights sleep...
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    I would love to have some ghosts in my house now.

    In my old house (not in UK), there used to be a lot of incidents happening like that, like people claiming to see witches walking on the old train tracks, :ahhhhh:

    or some ghost living in our attic. :afraid:

    Superstitious lot. :iiam:

    To OP, don't worry, ghosts don't exist, but you never know I might be wrong.
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    this has scared me to death
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    (Original post by kellymichelle)
    this has scared me to death
    And yet you consciously wrote this?

    Proof of the afterlife ladies and gentlemen.
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    (Original post by Drunk Punx)
    When there's something strange,
    In the neighbourhood,
    Who you gonna call?
    118!


    Wait...

    :sad:








    I got it! :awesome:


























    Ghostbusters! :ahee:






    :smug:
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    OH dear, now my imagination has gone wild and can't stop thinking of this scary stuff especially the face of the girl in the exorcism movie. :afraid:
    This has happened to me before, but im not sure whether to believe in it or not.
    I used to live in DC and it was an old victorian house, i was like in the basement alone doing my laundry and it was raining, im also alone in the house that time. And the lights went off so the basement was pure dark and i ran outside as fast as i can. I couldn't go inside unless my ex came home so i waited for him for hours. When my ex came home and we went inside, i swear we heard something on the attic which is on the 3floor. He told me someone died there few years ago. (Which got me more scared because i used to sleep in the attic whenever me and him would fight.)

    I know England is famous for haunted houses/castles.
    I love watching the show 'Most Haunted' on travel channel and the voice of the lady in the background is just amusing and gives you the creep.
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    MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!



    Its late as it is!



    Now peaceful sleeping does not look like it an option anymore.
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    I don't know about ghosts but I definitly am associated with spirits.
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    It may be comforting to read up on how human perception can be very faulty, especially when it is dark, and even more so when we are scared.

    The brain cannot possibly take in all the sensory information from around us and process all of it, or else we would need a much larger brain. Instead it takes in most of it, and then 'guesses' to fill in the gaps in perception. Often this mechanism can go wrong, especially when senses are dampened (as in the dark) or when people are tired or scared, causing people to sense something that isn't there.

    Humans also have this tendency to recognise or invent patterns in random images. This is known as Pareidolia. It is also the reason why most people recognise this -> as a face and not just a collection of shapes. This can also make people think that there are ghosts present by perceiving perfectly normal objects and phenomena, like a curtain in a breeze, as something alive or supernatural.

    This mechanism has evolved because it was advantageous as early man to be worried and cautious about unfamiliar sounds and images. In the event that the rustling in the bushes was indeed a mountain lion, it is good that you were already scared and hence already had the adrenaline coursing through you to get ready to run.

    There are also studies showing that people exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning or to infrasound (a very low sound caused by weather or machinery nearby) are more likely to experience feelings of anxiety or sensing something that isn't there. So you could check the carbon monoxide stuff out with a monitor you can buy, as leaks can be common in old houses. Infrasound was also used in the film 'Paranormal Activity' to make people feel uneasy subconsciously.

    So far there has been not a single incidence of ghost activity over the course of human history that has been proven scientifically. So when stuff like the light happens, just think:

    "Okay, so am I currently witnessing something that goes against all known laws of the universe and physics, or am I just projecting this fear onto something quite mundane like an electrical fault?"

    And if ghosts are real:

    - Where the hell are the dinosaur ghosts?!

    Sources:
    http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/mi...deception.html (A good watch!)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost#S...fic_skepticism
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareidolia
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    Whenever I go to sleep I have to have all of my body under the covers, with a peep-hole for my face... If i realise that one of my legs has been hanging out of the covers my facial expression turns into something resembling this ---> :zomg: and I have to slowly retract it. I have a fear that whilst I'm all vulnerable, a ghost will take advantage of my motionlessness... If I'm under the covers however, they will know that i'm not up for any touchy-feely time.
 
 
 
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