Thanks to Gafyn from Swansea, Wales for this story! You can also read Gafyn’s other stories, Adventures with Ghosts and Haunted Roads in South Wales.
Gafyn is an experienced Medium. At the time this story took place, he had been working in the paranormal field for many years. The trouble started when Gafyn and his partner, Angela, rented this big, beautiful house. It was everything that they had ever wanted. Gafyn was most interested in the garden and the garage, so he didn’t spend much time in the house before deciding to rent it. Later, when they were unpacking, Gafyn kept getting the feeling that he was being watched. Gafyn dismissed this because it didn’t feel particularly menacing and he felt that he would be better able to tune into whatever it was after they were finished settling in.
Ten days passed before the presence decided to make contact. One night, after the kids were in bed, Gafyn and Angela were sitting on the couch talking and enjoying their new home. As they turned to kiss, one of the ornaments suddenly fell off the T.V. and broke. Despite the event, the atmosphere in the room didn’t feel foreboding. They cleaned up the mess and sat back down, only to hear the pictures shifting. When they turned back around, all the pictures that lined the staircase were slanted. These were the first signs of activity.
At around 3:20am that night, Angela woke up screaming from a horrible nightmare. As Gafyn was trying to comfort her, he heard one of the kid’s bedroom doors close. The door was not slammed, but it was loud enough to make him decide to go check on the kids. He looked in on them, only to find that everyone was still sleeping. Afterward, he went back to bed. Both he and Angela agreed that while strange things kept happening in the house, neither of them could sense anything.
The next day, Gafyn asked his friends for advice. They set up a meeting time for 6:30pm that night. He and his partner made sure that the kids were out of the house for this. As they entered the house, they were met with a blast of negative energy that made the place feel unnaturally cold. Whatever had been hiding before was definitely making its presence known now. Despite their best efforts to warm things up, the place remained ice cold.
As Gafyn was trying to get his thoughts together for what lay ahead, Angela pointed out the window into the garden, and said that she just saw someone in their garage. Sure enough, their garage door was open, even though Gafyn had locked it earlier. Leaving Angela safe in the house as a lookout, Gafyn went to go check out the situation in the garden. As he approached, he heard what sounded like someone picking up one of his big gardening tools. Before the person could come out, Gafyn kicked the door shut and locked them in. The lock had not been cut or damaged at all despite someone managing to get inside the garage. Then he told Angela to call the police.
The police arrived, only to check out the garage to find it empty. Once back inside, the officers asked, “Who is upstairs?” When Gafyn replied that he and his partner were the only ones that were home, the police responded that they had seen the upstairs light go on when they were in the garden, so they went to check the back bedroom. They came back down a few minutes later, commenting on the frigid temperature in the house. After making sure that everything was secure, the officers took their leave as Gafyn’s friends arrived. The cops agreed that there was something off about the house and were glad that the group was going to discuss what could be done.
The friends sat down to tea and talked over what was going on in the house. During this time, the atmosphere became pleasant again and stayed that way for the next couple of days. One of their neighbors came over and told them about the history of the home. The prior residents had not had any issues. However, the man who lived there before them had ended up in a psychiatry ward after jumping out one of the back windows.
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