by Christine B.
When I get a phone call from a person who tells me they think their home is haunted one of the first things I do is to advise them to put out a stack of at least ten pennies in a place that no one or pet can disturb it. If the stack of pennies moves or is rearranged, it is an indication that there is spirit activity in the home. The appearance of random pennies or other small coins has always been an indicator of paranormal activity. I have personal experience with this truth.
In the 1970s I lived in a home that was haunted by at least two friendly spirits. I know this for a fact because I saw them on a regular basis. Many typical events of a haunted environment occurred in that house, all of which were not meant to scare us, but only to let us know they were there. One night stands out in particular.
My two young children (long before the twins were born) had been playing cards with a family friend who had given them each a handful of pennies to play with. The kids were so excited; and after we returned home they both left their pennies on their dressers when they climbed into bed, each in their own rooms. The next morning I found both my son and daughter sleeping on the couch in our living room. When I asked my daughter why they weren’t sleeping in their beds, she took me by the hand and led me into her bedroom. There were pennies all over her floor. I told her to pick them up because I had just cleaned the house the day before. She told me, “You don’t get it Mom, I didn’t put them there!”
My daughter then told me what had happened. “Every hour I heard the coo-coo clock sound off, I would hear the floor boards creak in my room, I would hear a penny hit the hardwood floor, spin around and then stop. I was so scared, but I fell back asleep until the next hour and then it would start all over again. I was finally so scared that I came out here to sleep.” My son piped up behind us, “The same thing happened to me, look.” He led me to his room and there were pennies all over his floor, as well. My children are adults now, but in all the years since this incident they have never wavered on their story.
Remember the floating penny in the movie, Ghost? That was not make-believe… spirits can and do move pennies all the time. If you don’t believe me, put out a stack of pennies and then see what happens.