I'm pretty sure I've never shared this with most of you, but growing up, I lived in a house that my family and I believe was haunted by a not so nice spirit. Several strange things happened in that house, including the fact that I was scratched by what ever it was that was there. Things would slide back and forth in the closets, things would fall out of our cabinets, our dog would go crazy in the middle of the night for no reason at all. You could feel the strange energy in there.
Needless to say, I am a believer. I've had many things happen to me since then that has confirmed (in my head) that we are not alone, and quite honestly, I'm ok with that. In fact it's very intriguing to me.
The house we live in now, isn't all that old, but neither was the one I grew up in. Strange things have always happened around me, so I guess I notice them, but never thought about it......until recently.
I have several old things in my house, things that were owned by people in my family long ago, things that my dad and I found while looking through old mining houses in the Adirondack mountains. I love old things that people touched and used..books, door knobs, tea cups, eye glasses, tools, mirrors, dressers.....and an old rocking chair.... I also have an old light fixture from a stage coach stop. I actually acquired it when I was bartending. We would always smell cigar smoke when no one was there, and always joked that it was from the ghost that came with that fixture.
When Brian and I started smelling cigar smoke, we never thought about it, until I talked to a friend that I bartended with and she mentioned they hadn't smelled cigars like that ever since I left with that fixture. Then it clicked.
You see, in my house, you smell cigar smoke, although no one is smoking, the dining room chairs get pushed out after they are pushed in, shadows are seen where no one is standing and you can just FEEL someone standing next to you when you are in bed. The newest happening is one of the Halloween decorations we have out, which is a motion activated life size butler, goes off when no one is around him...he's just standing there...talking to himself....