It’s the time of year when we dress our homes up in their spooky best to celebrate the season, but it also makes people think about whether or not their home could be haunted by an actual ghost… And how can you tell if it is?
Through the research I did for my book, We’re Still Here: The Secret World of Bunker Hill’s Historical Spirits, along with what I’ve learned from my own paranormal investigations at sites like the Warren Tavern here in Charlestown, I have learned a few things about how to tell if that creak in the attic is just a mouse, or if it could be a Spirit snooping around.
Here are 5 ways to tell if your house is haunted:
1. Your home has a dramatic past
Do you know who lived in your home before you, or the history of its past? How old is it? What stories happened there before you moved in? Homes that are haunted are more likely to have had some sort of dramatic history.
In some cases, there may have been a sordid incidence of violence or aggression that happened there. More times than not if you feel a presence in your house, it’s benevolent and returns because of fond memories.
Homes located in historic areas with a history of battles and strife are more likely to be haunted like many of the haunted locations we visit on the Spirits of Charlestown tour.
The location of your home can also determine its inclination for ghosts. If it’s in a valley between steep mountains where energy can tend to get stuck, or at the top of an overlook where there could have been power struggles in past history, both can create the recipe to trap spirit energy inside of a location.
It’s reported that ghosts are attracted to water because it conducts energy. Charlestown is a peninsula surrounded by water on all sides; Boston Harbor and the Mystic and Charles Rivers.
Stay tuned for “How Can You Tell If Your House Is Haunted? Part 2″ If you detect paranormal activity in your home and want to understand what’s going on, I offer 30 minute phone readings on a home’s spirits and energies.
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