Sunday, April 14, 2013

Our Resident Poltergeist - Caught on Camera

We have had a stream of what I now believe is paranormal activities going on in our household.  Beginning a couple of years ago with shapes appearing in the windows which were also witnessed by my cat, then a strange smoky looking orb, to footsteps on the stairs and now as of this spring, an animal cage rattling on it's own when there is no feasible explanation as to why it is moving.

Poltergeist activity has been seen around this pet cage on several occasions.  It is as if some invisible force is trying to get out.
Poltergeist activity has been seen around this pet cage on several occasions.  It is as if some invisible force is trying to get out.

Our Resident Ghost Shows Itself in a Different Manifestation

Beginning on St. Patrick's Day, this new poltergeist like phenomenon has happened several times.  However, unlike the previous times before when my only co-witness was my cats, my son experienced this as well, once on his own, and this last time when he was with me and we witnessed this phenomenon together.

It began when I was standing in the kitchen at the counter baking something.  I have a steel animal cage that used to by my dog's before he passed away.  Now I use the cage to feed one of my cats.  He is quite the eater and after inhaling his food, eats my two other cats' food.  So I started locking him in the cage at meal times to eat.  I then let him out when the other cats have finished.  Sometimes when I forget to let him out, he pushes against the cage door, rattling it to let me know he is in there and wants out.  On this day as I was at the counter, like many times before, I heard the cage rattling.  I assumed that I had forgotten to let the cat out.  The cage was blocked from my view by the kitchen table, so I walked over to the cage to let him out.   There was nothing in the cage!  The rattling stopped.  Not thinking anything of it, I went back to what I was doing at the counter.  Five minutes later, the cage started rattling again, only this time more violently.  I walked over to the cage and once again, the rattling stopped.  I looked all around in and above the cage thinking maybe some sort of rodent had gotten into it or something.   Nothing.  When I realized what may be happening, I ran and got my camera and setup a tripod to see if I could capture it on film.  Nothing of course.

I tried to think of all the things that may have caused this.  The furnace wasn't running, there was nothing outside that could have caused the vibration, and if it did, why was the cage the only thing in the house rattling??  My son was upstairs at the time and I asked him what he was doing and he said he was standing at the bathroom sink.  So nothing there.  Very odd.

The Poltergeist Pays a Visit to My Son

It was about two weeks later when my son said "You know that cage rattling you told me about a couple of weeks ago?  Well, I was in the kitchen getting a snack late last night and it did it to me!"  

Invisible Spirit

It was during this time where I something strange happen when I was ascending the stairway.  I was walking up to the second floor.  My cat was running along side me as usual.  Suddenly, I felt something brush against my leg.  However, whatever it was passed by going down the stairs!  At first I thought it was the cat, I looked down and no cat.  It was at the top of the stairs already.  I looked at the bottom of the stairs and again...  no cat!  This had been the first time where I had been physically touched by what possibly could have been our invisible friend.

The Resident Poltergeist Returns

We had not heard anything from the cage for a while.  Until yesterday.  Again I was standing at the kitchen counter slicing up some pizza that I had just baked.  When suddenly, the cage started rattling.  Again, no furnace, nothing going on outside that would cause it.  With no hesitation, I immediately ran for my phone so I could video tape it.  As I returned to the kitchen I fully expected the rattling to stop when I started filming.  It did at first, but it started again.  Not only that, but it became more pronounced.  So much so that boxes that I had placed on the top of the cage and converted them into "cat apartments", were physically moving back and forth.  This went on for about five minutes.  I called my son up from his room in the basement and he too witnessed the event.  It is all on video! 

After this had stopped, I immediately went next door to my neighbor's house which is connected to mine.  We live in a duplex and I thought maybe they were doing something that may be causing this activity.  My neighbor lady answered the door.  She was the only one home at the time.  She was with her dog and they were both outside in the backyard when this occurred.  After sharing with her what had happened, I then told her about all of the other strange occurrences that have been going on.  It was her husband once, that had told me that a former neighbor had passed away on our front steps.  I brought that up suggesting that may be who is haunting our house.  She then told me that was not correct.  The man didn't actually die on our property, he died a short while later in the hospital.  This was quite a bummer to me, because that sort of blows the theory of who was haunting my home.  However, after telling me this, she then went on to tell me something interesting.  She said that prior to that, there was one death in the house.  A child had died in it's crib on the second floor...  instant chills filled my body.  This actually makes more sense since this seems to be poltergeist activity taking place in our home.  Poltergeists and said to be spirits of young children because they seem to be more harmless and playful.  

And here is the real kicker.  This cage rattling seemed to begin taking place on St. Patrick's Day.  The name of the child who died...   Patrick.  Wow.

The Poltergeist Video

After reviewing the video on my phone, I was somewhat disappointed in both my unsteadiness with the camera and the fact that the boxes moving are barely detectable.   The cage can clearly be heard rattling especially if you listen with headphones.  The boxes are still hard to see moving, but at some points you can faintly see movement.

Here is the video.  So you can judge for yourself!

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