Is it stupid of me to think my house is haunted?

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    Jun 29, 2011 9:10 AM GMT
    I know this isn't a gay related subject, but I'm bi if that helps give this more relevance. In reality I just want more readers. I moved into this really nice house with my parents, and we redecorated, etc. But to give some perspective on how old this house was, I think the microwave was from the 70s/80s.

    Well my point is that I've really NEVER had trouble sleeping before in my life. I could always sleep a full night, or more-so. Since starting the summer, I'd have class at 12 every day. But for some reason I'd always wake up REALLY early (Much to my annoyance.) I'm talking like 7 or 8 in the morning, 3 or 4 hours before I had my alarm set.

    Well the second half of the summer semester started and now I have class at 8 am and waking up at 4 am every morning, as well as tossing and turning and going in and out of sleep. I have no idea what the issue is, I've slept like a baby on beds less comfortable than this.

    Then comes the nightmares. Its been YEARS since I can remember having a nightmare. Seriously, I don't think I've had one since childhood. Since moving in here I've had at least 3, one of which I remember vividly including knifes heading into foreheads, cutting skin, murders, being scared for my life. Creepy ass deranged smiling, etc.

    When my mom first moved in here, I spent the night. This was like 5 months ago and I remember hearing her talking in her sleep really eerie one night I was spending in her room when the house was unfurnished. She was saying something like "NO, Don't, please!" I had to wake her up because it was really creeping me out.

    Yesterday night I was in the bathroom getting ready to go out (Late, hookup lol.) and I heard weird muffled yells/screaming from my mom's room. I run in panicked because I feel like she might be suffering a stroke or something and I go in and thankfully she's okay. I woke her up, she said she was dreaming that a man came into her room got on top of her and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream, and she couldn't see his face.

    W.T.F.

    I'm not really scared, as part of me is always going to be a skeptic when it comes to these things. Do you guys think this is a coincidence? For the believers, any advice? I really do need sleep icon_sad.gif its making me miserable not having any, and I feel like working out isn't going to have any effect if I'm having such horrible sleep. What should I do guys?
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:36 AM GMT
    lol I must live in a haunted house too cause I've been having heaps of nightmares lately. They're so frequent that i'm considering dropping out of university and becoming a horror movie script writer! Although the previous owners of this house did say that it was built on an ancient aboriginal burial ground...so maybe they weren't joking after all.

    Anyways, one of my friends kept having frequent dreams which involved her raping and murdering young men. She went on this natural herbal shit which she claims is the best thing ever cause she hasn't had any nightmares since being on it. I don know what its called though, just google it or go down to ur local pharmacy and check it out.

    Also, not suggesting anything here but I know a lot of drugs and medication can cause frequent nightmares and sleep disturbances. If you are on anything perphaps review ur need for taking them.

    I hope this helps.
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:38 AM GMT
    yes.
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:40 AM GMT
    thingsthativedone saidIs it stupid of me to think my house is haunted?.... Do you guys think this is a coincidence?... For the believers, any advice?........What should I do guys?

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    Jun 29, 2011 11:45 AM GMT
    I took a picture of a ghost in a graveyard in St. Augustine when I went for the ghost tour. Didn't see the ghost until I looked at the photo on the computer. I never really believed in ghosts (I always hated Ghost Hunters because it's obviously a fake show), so it did freak me out to see something so out of place and humanoid looking thing hiding in the photo possibly standing by one of the graves or something. I forgot about it...so it didn't really scare me...

    the thing in the front is the wire fence, you can't see the graves because it's too dark. I don't know what the thing at the top is, it's not the wire fence.

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    Jun 29, 2011 11:46 AM GMT
    I don't know much about such things, but I think you should really pay attention to any further problems. Are you religious? Possibly have a church minister come over to bless your house.
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
    Rather than (irrationally) assuming some supernatural cause, I would be looking at environmental factors (eg carbon monoxide poisoning) in your new place. The fact that more than one person is suffering a change in sleeping patterns/habits would tend to suggest the cause may be more than merely psychological.

    (For what it's worth, I think your sexuality is entirely irrelevant to this matter!)
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    Jun 29, 2011 11:55 AM GMT
    Carbon Monoxide, Methane, Radon...

    There are tests available. Your local (gas) utility company may be able to help you rule (some) of those out.

    Some people say sleeping in a certain direction (usually head facing north) helps them.
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    Jun 29, 2011 1:38 PM GMT
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    It is not up to us, as members of a social forum, to decide whether your belief in the supernatural is valid or nonsense. Exactly the same as we should not debate equal and fair religious beliefs.

    However, when it comes to dreams, I have some interesting research.

    A lot of your dreams are triggered by your food patterns. For example, if you eat a high carb meal with glutinous content shortly before bedtime, I can guarantee you will have vivid dreams. It's because as your body moves into it's sleep mode, there is still a digestive process occurring. Your brain will alert your digestive system to turn off, because the sleep mode is now turning on.
    Whilst the sleeping mode of your body is in process, the food in your system will continue to slowly absorb itself into your system. It's basically why you fart in bed more often than in waking times. Gas, or wind, in your system notifies itself in your dream-state, and causes crazy or vivid dreams.

    Whilst I personally don't believe in "ghosts", I do believe in the human condition. Let me explain that.

    We already know that we don't use 50% of our brain. There surely is some part of that 50% that seeps through into the other 50% that we do use. Perhaps that is where psychic stuff comes in.

    What about instinct? One of the most interesting propositions about dreams is this:
    Ever had a dream that you are flying? Or falling? Or jumping?
    According to research, this is a very long-chain instinct leading back to the days when we were swinging amongst trees, as a monkey-like creature.
    Believe what you wish to believe, again.

    And then there is the water content. Our body is apparently 90% water. So is the entire planet.
    Water is the most powerful element on the planet.
    What controls the water on our planet?
    Dams? No
    Weirs and gates? No
    Canals? No

    The correct answer is:
    The moon

    This is why a full moon is important, it DOES change people. We may not turn into werewolves, but ask any hospitality worker (myself included) and a full moon is a troublesome night.

    I believe in the power of belief. If enough people believe in something, it happens. Look at Christianity - enough people believe in it to make it true. There are only vague records to validate Christ, and even less records to validate the actions accorded him, yet there are millions of people who believe.

    That is the human condition.
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    Jun 29, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    Deal with is ever causing your anxiety and you might be a bit healthier.
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    Jun 29, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    thingsthativedone saidBut to give some perspective on how old this house was, I think the microwave was from the 70s/80s

    That made me laugh. Try houses that still had the coal bin in the basement, gas lines in the walls for the lighting, and a small door through the kitchen wall so the ice man could load a frozen block into the ice box from outside the house without entering. And gas ovens that had to be lit with a wooden match. 1980s microwaves! icon_rolleyes.gif

    I think my childhood home was haunted by my late grandfather, who died there 2 years before I was born. He used to spook me in the basement as a child, with an ice-cold tingling sensation, in the very spot he died. Except I didn't know he died there until my late 40s. But I see no evidence that your own house is haunted.

    Nightmares very typically will result in a person saying "No, don't!" and similar protests in their sleep, as they struggle with the threat in their dream. Nightmares can be caused by personal stress, pressures & anxieties. College is a time of high stress for many young people. I began to talk in my sleep at 20, in the Army Basic Training barracks, something my parents had never heard me do before at home.

    And perhaps your mother is going through some stressful period. Or sometimes a nightmare is triggered by seeing something intense or scary on television, a show or news report, or from a video game, any kind of intense stimulation. I wouldn't conclude it has anything to do with haunting.
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    Jun 29, 2011 2:23 PM GMT
    my best friend in high school's neighbor used to live in a haunted house. the neighbor was telling me this on hollowween anyways they had these wheels and cogs all connected on their fireplace and you could turn it manually and whatever anyways they went and sat down at the dining table for dinner when all of a sudden the gears and wheels started turning all be themselves and everything also she said that there used to be these cat figurines on top of the tv well her mom was vacuuming when she bumped the tv stand and a cat figurine fell off and broke so she cleaned it up and put it in the trash as soon as she got back in the living or like a couple minutes later all the piece of the cat figurine were back on top of the tv and she was the only one at home so ya creepy. anyways my advice for you would ever get the F out of the house or drink some tea with honey i reccommend this tea its called sleepytime tea has a picture of a couple bears i think drink that before you go to bed and you will sleep like a baby again it tastes kinda ughhh but at least u will be out cold and luck for me i dont remember my dreams only 2 nightmares/ dreams do i remember and thats it.
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    Jun 29, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    @ the ghost picture

    I think you might want to wipe your camera lens icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 29, 2011 2:47 PM GMT
    Tazo995 said@ the ghost picture

    I think you might want to wipe your camera lens icon_biggrin.gif


    lol was thinking the same
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    Jun 29, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    Jeez... my microwave is from the 80s - that's when I bought it... how old does that make me? ...does that mean I'm haunted... icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 29, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    i didnt read all of what you wrote because it looked way too long.. but i do believe in ghosts.. and maybe your house is haunted.. but i think its not very common for someone to actually get hurt my one.
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    Jun 29, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    You should set up cameras to record everything... that way when you go missing because the demon took you or the poltergeist swallowed your house, we will know what happened... but you will still be gone.
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    Jun 29, 2011 5:18 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    Tazo995 said@ the ghost picture

    I think you might want to wipe your camera lens icon_biggrin.gif


    lol was thinking the same


    fuck off you guys, leave ppl who know about shit deal with it...

    dude, OP, mail me if you have a ghost problem... we're used to dealing with spirits in the home over here in the Caribbean
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    Jun 29, 2011 5:21 PM GMT
    so much tl;dr
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    Jun 29, 2011 5:27 PM GMT
    thingsthativedone saidIs it stupid of me to think my house is haunted?



    Of course it bloody is.

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    Jun 29, 2011 5:29 PM GMT
    MeOhMy saidYou should set up cameras to record everything... that way when you go missing because the demon took you or the poltergeist swallowed your house, we will know what happened... but you will still be gone.


    A, if all you're gonna do is joke around about bs, then just dont bother... They are obviously perturbed
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    Jun 29, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    Well...


    If you think its someone trying to scare you, then its a problem in the real world and can be manageable.

    BUT


    If you think its some sort of a spirit, then be sure that it can't hurt you in anyways unless you are afraid of it.


    Let me take you to my culture: we have this proverb: Whoever is scared of the devil...He will appear for him.

    Let me take you to my religion as a Muslim: Spirits are present but they can't harm you in anyway unless it's God's will and by spirits I mean Jinn not dead people.

    So to sum up, if ur a believer, then know that nothing of this is going to happen to you, probably because its an old house that subconsciously you and your family are recalling movies about haunted houses and stuff like that which eventually explains the nightmares.

    Don't be scared man, just go to bed and know that ur safe.

    Keep us updated and good Luck my Man!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 29, 2011 5:51 PM GMT
    Yo OP, I'd like to share a story with you....

    First off, its fine to take the idea of hauntings seriously, I dont know whether its ghosts or anything, but the past of a place has an influence on the people that go there in the present.... and from the sound of it, it seems stuff had happened in that house that left its mark and is affecting you today....

    A very simple example of the past affecting the present: when I used to teach piano classes, once I was planning to teach my students a new song for the day.... one of my students had finished her class, had learned the song and left... and the next student arrived a bit after ... he went straigth to the piano and began playing the song I was about to teach him!!!!! I said to him: "where did you learn that?" he said to me: "I didnt learn it, it just popped into my head when I entered the classroom"

    Another story is the one of my cousin who moved into an old house in Michigan. The first day she and her husband saw that house to check it out, her guts turned around and she told her husband... "I dont wanna move there, something bad happened in there"... Her husband consoled her and said she was prolly imagining things and she took his advice and set her feelings aside and moved in...

    (bad idea, never dont listen to your intuition)

    They had a dog too that moved in with them... now, ever since they had moved in the dog would wake up at 2am, start barking really loud, run downstairs and just go heywire for about ten to fifteen minutes....... they would check the house for stuff, but nothing happened, no people around, no sounds, nothing

    This happened every day, and it worried my cousin and she told us about it in an e-mail... me having seen people perform rituals to cleanse houses of evil spirits.... I decided to try it for her... the day I received her e-mail, I started performing the ritual at about 8:30.... it took me about 20 miutes, after which I went to the computer and told her and asked her if anything had changed

    the story will give you chills, and it will make the cynic assholes that abound on this website laugh, point, ridicule, and scoff, but they generally dont care about people's feelings anyway, so that doesnt bother me....

    At 9 o'clock, my cousin sent me an e-mail telling me that about a half hour ago or so, the dog had begun "acting up" the way it usually did around 2 am in the morning.... she ran around the house for about 15 minutes, and at the end, sat down and stopped and became completely calm, and my cousin said she felt a sense of peace and love pervade the house

    (the cynics are laughing now, i can tell)

    Ive got several more stories like this.. like a girl I knew who was psychic and whenever she slept in a specific room in a specific bed, she would wake up with blue spots all over her body... but it only happened in that bed in that room.... and she never entered that room again....



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    Jun 29, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    To default to a theological or supernatural explanation to something you cannot explain is just how a mental midget would think. This is how religion came to be.. back when science had not been able to explain things.

    Look for evidence, not superstition.