Diary of Darkness - PT1

My name is Claire, and this is my story.

I had to start keeping track of everything that is happening to us here.

I don’t think that its dangerous, at least not yet.

I miss when it was quiet here. I miss the feeling that this house was our own. I was kind of hoping this diary would help me remember when things weren’t so… dark. Yet, that seems to be all I can remember.

I really don’t even know where to begin. I’ll just start as far back as I can. I hope you can follow along.

May 1st, 2018

My fiance Jordan and I pack up our 2 bedroom apartment, our pets, and move into a beautiful ranch style home on 16 acres of wooded land. I’m recovering from cancer, and a friend of the family needed someone to care for their house while they were away. It was an offer we couldn’t pass up.

The house isn’t unfamiliar to me. I spent a lot of my childhood here. When we pull up, it’s just as welcoming as ever! It is beautiful outside! So much greenery and the stars are visible on clear nights. It needed a little elbow grease, since it has been vacant for some time. There is a little clutter that we had to move into the basement, but nothing we can’t handle! We settle in pretty quickly.

June 1st 2018

Things are still going pretty smoothly. We’ve been using the bathroom in the basement, because the one upstairs seems to leak pretty badly. Something we are definitely going to have to fix. We’ve had a few plumbers out to look at it, but they can’t seem to figure out where the water is coming from. I am sure we’ll figure out the source eventually.

June 15th, 2018

Well, I can’t confirm or deny whether or not the massive pooling of water that seems to originate from nowhere has been fixed, but a relatively new pipe just burst out of nowhere, just above where I was standing! Everything is soaking wet! The plumber is still stumped. There was no plausible reason for it! We’ve had to crimp that line completely! There goes the convince of having a ground floor toilet!

July 8th, 2018

The furnace keeps turning itself on! It’s 100 degrees in here! I can’t shake the feeling that something is watching me check the thermostat! It’s set to cool physically, but warm air is coming through the vents! I turned it off, but it won’t stop! I guess it’s time to call in someone to take a look. We’ve tried everything and we’re worried it might start a fire! Not to mention, it’s unbearably hot in here!

July 9th, 2018

Stumped again! We’ve switched out several parts on the furnace, and it doesn’t seem to be helping! There is not a single thing wrong with the damn furnace! Right now, we’re considering getting window units to keep the place cool. I can’t sleep with the windows open anymore. I’m sure it is nothing, but Jordan and I both had the same strange dream last night. A native american man in a wolf headdress came through the open window tried to pull me from the bed! I have several weird bruises on my arm. I don’t know where they came from! It’s really unnerving. I can’t believe Jordan saw my dream too! Things are starting to get a little weird, but I think it’s just my imagination…

July 21st, 2018

We lost one of our rats last night. Poor guy was getting pretty old. I swear I heard his cage make crying. I really am sad to see him alone in there. I had another nightmare. Actually, that’s what made me get up and check on him. Just a shadow standing next to his cage. I swear it was trying to reach inside, but when I got up and turned the light on, it was gone, and there he was… Just… Lying there stiff. He was my favorite! I’m unbelievably sad today.

July 23rd, 2018

Our second rat has passed on. I guess it was just too much for him to be alone. They were liter mates, so it could have just been his time too. It’s been a devastating few days in our house.

I had a dream of the shadowy man standing outside on our bedroom’s deck this time. He was tall and dark, and just watching me sleep. I think the stress is starting to get to me. I can’t tell if it was a dream or not, although, now that I am thinking about it, I think the curtains on the window were blinds. It must have been a dream. I’m glad I started keeping track. It’s helping me see things a little more clearly. I can’t tell what’s real and what’s not anymore.

July 25th, 2018

Things are going missing. Jordan can’t find his wallet. This normally would just result in us finding his jeans in the laundry basket and his wallet in one of the pockets, but not this time! It’s just… gone. We’ve torn the house and car apart. No one has been here, and we haven’t left. Where in the world could it be!

July 30th, 2018

Well, we found Jordan’s wallet. I haven’t been feeling well, so I slept on the couch last night. Jordan was standing in the kitchen when a loud noise woke me up. He asked me if I heard it, but I was so hopped up on cough medicine, that I just nodded and fell back asleep. A few minutes later, Jordan went into the bedroom to get a blanket to toss over me, and that’s when he found it.

It was laying wide open in the middle of our bedroom floor! He woke me up with a loud gasp, and then we just stared at it together. Without saying a word, he threw it against the wall, and would you believe me if I told you, that was the EXACT sound we’d both just heard! I was about to say something, but I lost my train of thought when the floor below where we were standing started to shake. It felt like someone was running around the deck! We both started toward the sliding glass door where I’d seen the shadowy man standing before, but it was locked! We flipped on the lights, and saw nothing, and the floor suddenly stopped. I am starting to get a little uncomfortable.

August 3rd, 2018

Things just keep going missing. They usually turn up, but now it’s just taking longer and longer for them to reappear. Last night my makeup bag that I keep in my purse, just poof, nowhere to be found! We seem to be chasing more footsteps on the deck every night now. We tested out the idea that someone could have scaled it, and caused the bedroom to shake. You have to stomp with pretty decent force to replicate what we’ve been feeling and hearing! It almost doesn’t work at all unless Jordan is wearing his boots.

August 14th, 2018

Yesterday was my birthday, and I have to say, it was finally a good day! Nothing weird has happened in the last week or so. My makeup bag is still missing, but I’ve managed to replace a lot of what was taken. I just can’t fathom where it could have gone!

I’ve started noticing lights flickering, but only in the room where we are. Sometimes it seems to follow Jordan. Other times it seems to follow me. The dogs have started barking at nothing, and everything seems to make them a bit jumpy. It’s strange behavior to say the least. We lost one of our lizards on my birthday. He was extremely sick when we adopted him, so we’re lucky to have had him in our lives this long. I just never saw him this sick in the apartment. I don’t think it has anything to do with the house, but I am starting to wonder.

August 20th, 2018

Jordan surprised me with a puppy today! I am in love! She’s so tiny, and has to eat pretty often, so we are letting her sleep with us, and it’s been pretty exhausting, but totally worth it! She’s so smart already, but I can’t understand why she keeps waking up and crying in the middle of the night! At first she stayed in the headboard cubby, curled up in her bed. After the first couple of nights, we found that she feels much safer under the covers.

September 7th, 2018

Still no sign of my makeup bag! Other little things are disappearing still! The nightmares have increased. Jordan has all but stopped sleeping in our bed at night. I almost feel bad that I am leaving him here for the weekend, while I go house sit for my mom. He’s been keeping things from me, I’m almost sure of it. I just hope he’s okay on his own here.

September 9th, 2018

I thought I would have trouble sleeping at my mom’s, but I slept like a rock! No nightmares either! It’s been nice. I haven’t said anything to Jordan. He’s not been very helpful through this whole thing. Other than sleeping on the couch, which he says is just a coincidence or an accident, he hasn’t really had much to say. Even though we haven’t found any explanation for HIS wallet and where HE found it, he’s still going on about “reasonable explanations”. He thinks that if he doesn’t acknowledge it, it doesn’t exist. I think that is making things worse. I really hope I’m not right, since he’s there alone for the next few days.

September 11th, 2018

I don’t want to go back, but I have to. When I pull into the driveway the house feels different somehow. I dread going inside, but I miss my family so much that I don’t sit in the car for long. The dogs are happy to see me. Jordan is so glad that I am home.

I’m home only for a few hours when he tells me he’s going out and won’t be gone long. I don’t want to be here alone, but I don’t want to sound like a baby. A few hours pass in silence as I scroll through my phone. After a while I turn to Netflix to keep my attention.

I snuggle up to our Pit bull Athena briefly, before her head pops up and catches me off guard. Baring her teeth she warns me with a low growl. I ask her calmly what’s wrong, but she lazily rests her head on my lap and falls back to sleep. I brush it off as a bad dream.

That’s when I hear it. It’s from our bedroom. I count the dogs laying next to me, and no one is missing. Suddenly I realize that sound is someone climbing in or out of our bed. I’m frozen where I sit. I can’t move an inch. I want to see what’s in there, but my legs won’t move.

Finally the noises stop, and I get up slowly. I turn the nob and switch on the light. NOTHING. I shrug my shoulders and close the door just before I hear it again. This time, it’s louder. You can see the bed move sink slightly.

I slam the door shut and run back to the couch, throwing a blanket over my body. I am not leaving this spot until morning, or when Jordan comes home!

September 12th, 2018

It’s 3 in the morning. Jordan just came home and I am still wide awake. The noises stopped just before he pulled up. I’ve been too scared to go sleep, and I can’t help myself when he asks me why I am still awake.

I KNEW he was keeping things from me! As soon as I started telling him the story, his face went white.

While I was house sitting, he kept hearing the same noise! He stopped short of saying the bed was angry I was not sleeping in it. Then he tells me other strange things that happened while I was gone. Footsteps on the deck were a regular occurrence. The lights were flickering non-stop. So far he’s had a rational explanation for these things, but he’s starting to wonder.

The dog have been out their kennels at night. This wasn’t by design. Athena loves to get on the counter tops, and Severus likes to eat things that are dangerous. This one he can’t explain. They aren’t breaking or bending. On several occasions the kennels were locked back shut, and the dogs were wandering the house! Thank GOD no one was hurt. I’m happy nothing was torn up! It’s still a terrifying thought. Maybe we should let them sleep with us instead. It might help everyone sleep better!

September 13th, 2018

I have never been so terrified in my life! I can’t believe what just happened! I really wish Jordan would come to bed so I can feel safe again!

I woke up in a daze. I don’t think this is something I could forget, but just in case, I wanted to make sure I documented it!

I was dreaming that I was on a boat, and the waves were shaking it from side to side as I slept. It looked so real! The waves were tossing it from side to side. When I opened my eyes, I SWEAR the bed was moving too! I screamed so loud! Jordan was just behind the bedroom door, but he didn’t hear me! I swear I screamed! It wasn’t part of the dream, damn it, I was awake!

I was hysterical when I finally got up the nerve to bolt out the door and into his arms. I couldn’t make since of what I’d just experienced. He just keeps saying it was just a dream, but it wasn’t! I’m not CRAZY! I’m not!

I guess I’m sleeping on the couch tonight too!

September 14th, 2018

The more I think about what I saw, the more unbelievable it seems! I barely slept. I keep thinking about it, and Jordan is still insisting it was a dream.

We have an old waterbed frame, with the huge headboard and a mirror in the middle. We’ve tried to move it, but it’s too heavy! A king sized mattress weighs it down even more! How is this possible!

I’ve tried to recreate what I saw, what I felt, but it’s impossible. I can’t lift it from the edges, or push it with my legs. It just won’t budge! I keep picturing an earthquake, but he would have felt it too! It doesn’t add up.

That’s when I see it. I called Jordan into the bedroom, and just point at the mirror mounted in the headboard. It’s come out of the bindings, and is leaning to one side. To me, it’s confirmation someone was shaking the headboard violently.

I can tell he is shocked, but he tells me I must have bumped it in my sleep. 5 months we’ve been living here, and that mirror hasn’t moved an inch! Now I am REALLY starting to feel crazy.

***** THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING PART 1 *****

This is a new format for me! I am hoping it gets better as I go. These events are based on the experiences that we’ve had in our house! I know most of you are wondering if someone has died there. The original homeowners both passed in the home at a very old age. Nothing traumatic. There are items stored here that belonged to people that have passed. SEVERAL native american artifacts are displayed here. We have been told that there is an 1800’s graveyard in our area. We were contacted by a historical grave site restoration team. They indicated it might be on our property, and have asked to come take a peak. There are several flowers known to grow around burial sites on our property. The homeowner did experience things here previously. His experiences were mainly just footsteps and voices. It was enough to mimic a home invasion and he’d often find himself searching the home for intruder.

If you are into the paranormal at all, you may recognize some of the trademarks of a poltergeist haunting. These are created by a living person in most cases. It happens often when someone bottles their emotions. It has been known spike activity if it’s already present in a home.

Everyone is safe! It’s just a fascinating story to tell! While the stories evolve and we learn to live with it, things are starting to calm down. We’re also not stupid enough to try to communicate with a Ouija board and we are protecting ourselves while we are living here. :)

I know a lot of you don’t believe in these things, and that’s okay! This retelling is for entertainment purposes only! You don’t have to walk away believing in ghost to enjoy it!

Diary of Darkness Pt. 2

Just one more day