How To Spot Real Paranormal Activity In Your House

How To Spot Real Paranormal Activity In Your House

Several times a day I get a letter or email from someone who is concerned that they have paranormal activity or a ghost in their house. I try my best to help each and everyone but I am now getting hundreds of emails a day so I thought I would do a in depth Hub Page on how to tell if you have real paranormal activity in your home.

I hope to cover most of your questions and concerns here and help you to determine if you do have real paranormal activity in your house. If you think you have a ghost in your house you need to read on.

Keep A Journal With Lots Of Details Written Down In It

If you think you have paranormal activity or a ghost in your house I suggest you start keeping a detailed journal about what you are observing in your home. You need to make very careful detailed notes about what is going on in your house. You need to describe what you are seeing, what time of day it is, and the conditions at the time you make the observation. You need to write down what the temperature in your house is at the time of the observation, what you and other family members were doing when the incident happened, and etc. If you have a pet or pets in the house write down what the pet was doing when you saw what you saw. Was the pet acting strange. Often dogs and cats will act strange, bark, meow or even look like they are playing or interacting with something you can't see.

What Caused What You Saw Or Heard

Car lights outside even outside on a road or two over from your home can cause an anomalie that may reflect in a mirror or through a window. I see this all the time and people are often embarassed or even mad when you explain to them what they are seeing and show them what is causing them to see a shadow appear to move down the upstairs hall. If an incident is repeating over and over start checking windows and mirrors. Are you seeing a reflection.

Are You Hearing What You Think You Are Hearing?

I had one lady that moved into a house where two little girls had fallen from a third floor landing and been killed over a hundred years before. Almost as soon as the couple moved in the house they would hear what sounded like little children running coming from up stairs. The couple had remodeled the house and they had added a master bedroom suite on the first floor. At first they sent me a recording of what did indeed sound like a little kid or maybe even a couple of little kids running around. They had recorded the sounds coming from above in the first floor stair well. The first time I listened to the recording I was convinced that maybe just maybe this was something paranormal. After many emails and a couple of more recordings being sent to us by email I called them up on the phone. They told me that almost every night they could hear the sound of the little girls running coming from upstairs and they said at times they would hear one of the little girls squeal or laugh. I made an appointment with the couple and several weeks later we went down to the couples home in Alabama and two days later we knew what was causing the sound of the little girls running and the source of the laughter and squeals. The noises, squeals and laughter were being caused by field rats running and playing in the false ceiling or space between the dropped ceiling and the wooden ceiling above. So always look for a natural source for any sound you may hear. Always check for animal droppings and if your in doubt put down a thin layer of flour to see if you get footprints of small animals in the flour.

Check Out The Orbs In This Photo

Remember that if you see orbs in a photo you need to consider if there could be natural causes for the orbs.
Remember that if you see orbs in a photo you need to consider if there could be natural causes for the orbs. | Source

Common Mistakes To Make About Orbs In Photos

How To Analyze A Ghost Or Orb Photo

You need to look at any photo you take that shows orbs, a mist, or a figure with a skeptical eye. You should keep in mind that you can get a reflection off a surface as far away as twenty feet and sometimes more. Cobwebs, dust and flying insects cause a lot of people to think they have just taken a photograph of paranormal activity. Its one thing to take a photograph of something you are clearly seeing. It is something else indeed to take a photograph and later find something in it you can't explain.

I have people all the time send me photos that have a mist or glare in them that we can clearly see is caused by reflection. If you use flash indoors you are going to get anomalies show up in your photos from time to time. The glare along one side of a photo is likely caused by the flash from your camera bouncing off something. Now if its a mist that can be something entirely different. Mists can be paranormal in nature though not all are paranormal. You need to know the air temperature and you need to see if you can recreate the photo.

The first thing I tell people who are new to taking paranormal photographs is that they should try to take the same photograph again and see if the strange anomalie is in that photograph also. And at the same time you need to check the below list.

1. Could a flying insect have caused what you see in the photograph?

2. Are the same lights on that were on the first time I took the photograph?

3. If its a orb was it caused by dust, or a flying insect?

4. Is the anomalie being caused by a reflection from my flash?

5. Is there a mirror or glass window or large glass object that could be causing what I'm seeing in the photograph.

6. Are there windows open or doors open where wind could be causing something to move and cause what I am taking a photo of.

7. Is the object I'm taking a photo of visible to the naked eye. Otherwise can I see it with out taking a photo of it.

In the photo above of the orbs the orbs are real. There was no dust in the room and no insects flying around. The temperature inside the room when the photo was taken was 17 degrees. The room in the photo was inside the Unique Living Center near Shelby North Carolina. The building has since been torn down and is no longer there. It was however at one time an old nursing home for senior citizens and mental patients and it was one of the most haunted locations I was ever in. Many times in the room in the photo above with the orbs I saw a full body manifestation of the old lady who used to live in that room. I also saw her in the hall outside the room and at times she looked as solid as me and you.

Photos Of Boundary Street Cemetery , Newberry South Carolina

Do You Know The History Of The Property Where You Live?

The first thing you should do if you suspect or know that you have paranormal activity or ghosts in your house is to learn everything you can about the history of the house you live in. And not only in just your house but in about a one mile circle around your house. In 2001 I and my girlfriend lived in a garage apartment one half mile down the road from the Boundary Street Cemetery which is shown in the photos to the right there.

I think part of the paranormal activity and part of the ghosts we were seeing were coming from that cemetery. The garage apartment we were living in was a living room, a kitchen, a short hall, a bathroom, and a bedroom. We would lay in bed in the bedroom and watch ghosts you could see through come in one bedroom window and go out another bedroom window. The bedroom was surrounded on three sides by windows. We would also lay there and hear people talking when it would have been impossible for there to have been a logical explanation for what we were hearing. The voices would first come out of one corner of the bedroom and would then switch over to the other corner. There was no logical explanation for the voices.

One night we lay there in bed and listened as a entire funeral service was carried out over in one corner of the bedroom. You couldn't see anyone but you could hear everything that was being said just like a video of that funeral was playing over in the corner of the bedroom only you didn't see anything you just heard the voices and sounds of the funeral.

You could walk down to that cemetery at the edge of dark and you would often hear the sound of a horse drawn hearse and clearly hear the horses hoofs as it walked along the road leading up to the cemetery. Some people over the years have even claimed to see a black horse drawn hearse pulled by a large black horse. We never saw the hearse or the horse but we did hear it several times. I think a lot of the paranormal activity going on in and around the old Boundary Street Cemetery is a residual haunting. This is just like a video being played over and over.

Its quite possible that you have a residual haunting going on at your house. If you see the same thing over and over and it never seems to change then you most likely have a residual haunting. If however the ghost looks at you, speaks to you, or waves or motions at you then you have what is known as an intelligent haunting.

Another Photo From The Boundary Street Cemetery In Newberry S.C.

Notice the bad condition of this cemetery. There has not been a burial here in over 100 years.
Notice the bad condition of this cemetery. There has not been a burial here in over 100 years.

Day Time Video Of The Boundary Street Cemetery In Newberry South Carolina

Day Time Video Of The Boundary Street Cemetery In Newberry South Carolina 2

Day Time Video Of The Boundary Street Cemetery In Newberry South Carolina 3

Day Time Video Of The Boundary Street Cemetery In Newberry South Carolina 4

Document Everything You Can About What Is Going On

If you have a camcorder or digital camera that takes videos walk through and do a day time video or series of videos of everything that is going on or as we did in the videos here just film the entire area. This cemetery is an old cemetery located on Boundary Street right across the road from the Boundary Street Cemetery.

There is a new Boundary Street Elementary School there now but there was an older school there before that was torn down and the new school was built in the same location. Over the years both former students and teachers of the school have told of seeing ghosts and paranormal activity in both the old school building and in the new school building that is located there now.

Grown adults who went to the old school tell of seeing ghosts in the school and many people tell of a ghost that would throw blackboard erasers, shove chairs across rooms and pinch and shove children and teachers. And teachers who teach in the new school located there now say that the activity continues. A new alarm system that was installed in the new school has caused problems ever since it was installed in the new school. The interior motion alarms have been deactivated because they were set off several times every night. Police would go to the school over and over but no living person was ever spotted in the school.

Horse Drawn Hearse Is Seen In The Area Often

Many people down through the years have reported seeing a black horse drawn hearse in the area. The hearse is always described as being black with big glass windows and it is always reported as being drawn by two big black horses. A man in a 18th century black suit is always reported to be setting on the drivers seat of the hearse. The hearse appears most often during or just after a thunderstorm. And it often disappears as quickly as it appears.

Bride In White Ghost

A young woman in 1830 died just before her wedding. A big wedding had been planned and the girl was killed when she was thrown from her horse just three days before her wedding. Her family and husband to be buried her in her wedding dress and she is often seen walking in the Boundary Street Cemetery.

There is the Boundary Street Cemetery From The Air

We have the main part of the old cemetery circled there but you can see old graves in front of the baseball diamond at the new school there.
We have the main part of the old cemetery circled there but you can see old graves in front of the baseball diamond at the new school there.

They Built The Elementary School on top of part of the old cemetery. Notice the graves in front of the baseball diamond. The old graves are still there.

If you look right there in front of the baseball diamond you can see where graves are located there on the ball field. I think it is because they built the school on top of the old graveyard that there is such a high level of paranormal activity and ghosts at the school and in the area.

Another Great Photo From The Boundary Street Cemetery

This is an old cemetery in Newberry S.C. across the road from the Boundary Street Elementary School.
This is an old cemetery in Newberry S.C. across the road from the Boundary Street Elementary School.

A Phone Call From The Beyond

My Mom passed away on January 6th 2010. We had the phone cut off the next week but she continued to dial us from that number. The above call was placed to my phone in July 2011. ATT said this was not possible but it continues to happen.
My Mom passed away on January 6th 2010. We had the phone cut off the next week but she continued to dial us from that number. The above call was placed to my phone in July 2011. ATT said this was not possible but it continues to happen. | Source

The Ghost Of Virginia Walker My Mother

My Mom, Virginia Walker passed away on January 6th, 2010 and shortly after her death she began to make calls to my house and my friends house. There wasn't but one problem with this. We had the phone service at her house turned off a few days after she passed away. But she has continued to call us from her turned off phone number which AT&T says is impossible but as you can see in the above photo its not at all impossible. There I took a photo on July 27th , 2011 and it was indeed a call from my Mom's number which was turned off and it has been off ever since.

I have even recorded my Mom calling and yelling into the answering machine for someone to pick up. But if you pick the phone up when she calls all you ever hear is static. Its really strange getting a phone call from the beyond. Strange indeed.

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Please Post Your Comments About Ghosts And Paranormal Activity. Please Feel Free To Comment Or Ask A Question.Negative Comments Will Never Be Approved. 9 comments

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Snakesmum 23 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Interesting article. Eliminating all the possible explanations before concluding something is paranormal is necessary. Most people forget to do this, and go with the paranormal explanation right away.


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crazyhorsesghost 2 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Thanks Aviannovice for your kind words. I appreciate them. I'm working on some more Hubs I do plan to publish in the future. Again thanks for your comment.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Great work Mr.B! I have missed your always interesting material, AND your tips on cooking.


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crazyhorsesghost 2 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

Thanks. She hasn't called in a while but it did happen.


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

The story of your mother's phone calls from beyond are most interesting. I am very sorry for your loss and hope she is at peace.


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jldixon 2 years ago

If you ever find a Web link I would love it if you would kindly send it to me. I want to go back there so bad but it was a very long time ago and I don't have a clue as to how to find it again. Thanks for your quick response. I'm new on here and just beginning to plunder around. (Got your link from pinterest)


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crazyhorsesghost 2 years ago from East Coast , United States Author

I have had people tell me about the Rock House in Laurens S.C. I would like to find out more about it.

Thanks for your comment.


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jldixon 2 years ago

I grew up in Anderson and have been to Newberry a few times, it's a beautiful town. It's also a very old town so I can see where it would have a lot of paranormal places to explore. Have you ever heard of the Rock House or Stone House in Laurens, SC? If not you should check that out. I went there ONE time....that's all it took. I've tried to find it on Google and can't locate it. If you do find anything on it I would love info/pics, etc...


Lynn 2 years ago

I grew up in Anderson and have been to Newberry a few times, it's a beautiful town. It's also a very old town so I can see where it would have a lot of paranormal places to explore. Have you ever heard of the Rock House or Stone House in Laurens, SC? If not you should check that out. I went there ONE time....that's all it took. I've tried to find it on Google and can't locate it. If you do find anything on it I would love info/pics, etc....

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