Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Holly fights evil spirits in her sleep

Last night was interesting.  Holly woke me up last night by talking in her sleep.  This was a first for me.  She sometimes mumbles softly but this was the first time she actually spoke words that woke me up.

"I command you to leave.  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit"

I was instantly awake, my heart pounding.  What added a certain creepiness what that her speech was slowed down, like a 45 record played on 33 rpms.  I wasn't sure if I should wake her or not, so opted instead to put my arm around her.  She fell silent and I drifted off to sleep.

She doesn't remember the dream, and is a bit mortified that it happened.  We can only guess what she was dreaming about.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A long hiatus...

Life moves quickly.  I can't believe how long it's been since I posted something here.  The activity hasn't stopped; we've just gotten used to it.  The girls come to me at least once a week and tell me of something that has happened to them or something they've heard.  It's all been benign things, but things that would make me raise an eyebrow or two.  We've been lucky, or Father Patrick's blessing really had an impact. It just hasn't been convenient at those times to walk downstairs to the computer and write an entry.

Early this year Shelby saw the girl.  This is how she described it to me:  Shelby was alone in the house at the time, sitting in the living room watching some anime on her lap top.  She noticed  movement out of the corner of her eye in the direction of the stairwell leading to the upper floor.  As she looked up she caught a glimpse of a young girl, leaning over the banister and trying to look at Shelby.  As soon as Shelby saw her, she was gone. 

Last week, the girls and were in my game room, just hanging out.  Holly was doing a load of laundry, and as she carried it upstairs she was thinking to herself about something, and said to herself, "OK."  Immediately, she heard a nearby whisper repeat. "OK."

She stopped, and called out to the the girls, "Did either of you just say OK?"   They responded that they did not.

I was downstairs in the basement at the time.  All the good stuff happens when I'm not around!

I'm still recording sporadically.  I've picked up a little girl humming here and there.  I'll need to post it soon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sarah hears a girl voice call Daddy

Sarah told me today that last night after everyone went to sleep she was still awake. From the hallway of her open door came the voice of a girl calling, "Daddy?"

She thought that it might have been one of her sisters awake and trying to wake me up. But she had a clear view of the hallway, and there was no one standing there.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I record the girl ghost humming

Back in January (I know, I'm behind with this stuff) I switched over to using my Sansa e280 as my primary recording device. The day I decided to use this we were running into town in the evening. I wanted to record the house while we were gone just for shits and grins to see if I could capture anything.

Note that there was no one home at the time.

I was a bit surprised at the results. In two different occasions, 9 minutes apart, I captured the girl's voice humming some tuneless song.

Clip #1, 7:06 pm, 0'13''
Noise Reduction: 10db
0:03: A girl humming

Clip #2, 7:14 pm, 0'10''
Noise Reduction: 10db
0:03: A girl humming

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wow, what a night!

Last night something kept both Holly and Sarah, both in different rooms, awake through the night.

Holly told me this morning as I was getting ready for work that something like the sound of a plastic grocery bag was made in her ear and woke her up. She couldn't go back to sleep so read for a while.

Sarah called me while I was driving into work and told me that, even though she did not have her cat in her room last night, something kept knocking things over in her room, and she heard footsteps on carpet walking around her room.

Come to think of it, I did hear something get knocked over in her room during the night, but lately I've been attributing it to her cat.

I told her that next time things are going on like that, turn on the recorder on her phone, and I'll figure a way to get it off her phone and into my analysis software so I can have a listen.

In fact, I might just keep a recorder in her room tonight anyway.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A flurry of activity after a long hiatus

The past week has had a lot of stuff happening. It started early in the week of the girls complaining that they are seeing lots of shadows out of the corner of their eyes. They've been used to this stuff for so long now it no longer scares them - it just bothers them. So when they see this stuff they report it to me. I've not seen any shadows though.

Sarah has seen the girl outside, peeking at her from the porch as she is swinging on the swing.

Then three nights ago, it was late and Holly and I were retired to our bedroom for the night. The girls had watched just finished watching a movie in one of their bedrooms and were getting ready for bed, going in and out of various bedrooms and the bathroom. At one point, there was silence in the hall outside Holly and my bedroom - all the girls must have been in their own rooms.

There was a knock on the door - three distinct raps.

"Yes?" I asked, thinking it was one of the girls.

No reply.

"Yes??" I asked again, a little annoyed now.

No answer.

I realized that it wasn't the girls that had knocked, but something else. Holly was already asleep so didn't hear it.

The next night (two nights ago), the knock happened again. This time, Holly was a awake and asked the same question I did the previous night. "Yes?" thinking it was one of the girls knocking.

I told her don't bother, no one was there.

This got her a little upset. "This stuff is not supposed to be happening any more." She was referring to the fact that the house had been blessed. I didn't know what to tell her.

And finally, this morning something new happened. Ok, some background: we have a chihuahua, who, we discovered, likes to howl if prodded. So on many occasion one of us will hold him, and howl into the air. It only takes a few tries of this to get him to start howling. It's very cute. Shelby does it the most often - to the point where I have to say, "Ok, enough!"

This morning, I was downstairs in the basement, looking something up on the computer. Holly was upstairs in the kitchen.

I heard someone howl - a child. It came from above my head in the living room where the dogs were. It was a howl in the exact same way that Shelby howls to get Ignacio (the chihuahua) to howl.

I heard Holly say, "What was that?" from above. I went upstairs and told her that I heard it too. I asked where the girls were, and she said that all the girls were on the top floor in their bedrooms.

So we sort of looked at each other and realized that it had to be the child, girl spirit that we see most often. We had just heard her howl at 'Nacio, playing with him and trying to get him to start howling.

*That* is weird.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Strange things wake both Holly and Sarah

Sarah (my oldest daughter) told me this morning she was up for several hours last night, listening to footsteps go up and down the stairs, walk around the landing outside our bedroom doors, and walk around her room.

I asked her how long this went on, and she told me off and on for several hours.

I mentioned this to Holly (my wife) while we were drinking coffee outside on the deck, and Holly told me that a woman's voice woke her up last night. It was sharp, and loud, and said "Go to your room!" It was like a woman scolding children, she said.

I asked Holly if she heard any footsteps. She didn't.

I then asked Sarah later on today if she heard a anyone talking loudly. She didn't.

I'm going to record every night this week and see if I can catch either phenomenon on the recording.