A Haunting in Haymarket Wrote:
> A Haunting in Haymarket Wrote:
> > I lived in Fairfax County for much of my life,
> > recently moved out to Haymarket about 2 years
> > We rent a house out in Piedmont and I think its
> > haunted. Some of our roomates say they have
> > or heard spirits moving around downstairs
> > the day when no else in home. The owner has a
> > satellite clock that automatically corrects
> > time when syncing up to the satellite in orbit.
> > This one is very odd, because once and a while,
> > will be waaaaay off by about 8 to 10 hours.
> > pretty creepy to see the arms of the clock
> > quickly to correct itself. I myself have dreams
> > about a witch in our closet, coming out and
> > scary or odd things to me. All in all though
> > much has happened since we’ve been there,
> > is until last night.
> > We have a young son that is 18 months old, last
> > night he was playing with the roomates
> > in the large family room we have. The napkin
> > holder in the kitchen jumped off the kitchen
> > and landed on the floor next to my son. (See
> > attached picture below). As you can see it’s
> > pretty solid weight and is flat, so it
> > tip over. The only other thing is that one of
> > teenagers that lives with us, says that she
> > like a creepy presence has started to follow
> > She said that she was in Walmart one day and he
> > felt the presence there in the store standing
> > right next to her (too close). We take pictures
> > all the time in the house and nothing unusual
> > showed up on them. However, there does seem to
> > some negativity in air (some of the roomates
> > lately in the past 6-8 months) haven’t been
> > getting along and get into yelling matches
> > over nothing.
> > The owner is an Asian man, and the reason I say
> > that is, the house has several “Feng Shui
> > deflectors” on it (see picture below). I
> > them up and A “Feng Shui deflector” contains
> > small Bagua mirror in it’s center. The Bagua
> > mirror protects and adjusts negative Chi
> > at the house from outside forces and repel evil
> > spirits and people with bad intentions towards
> > you. There are at least 4 to 5 of them on the
> > house that I have seen all on the outside
> > (according to tradition it’s very bad to hang
> > them up inside). I’ve asked him if the house
> > haunted and he didn’t come out and say yes,
> > did he say no. He did admit that there were
> > small occurances that he couldn’t easily
> > explain, but they were very few and far
> > He raised a family in the house and later he
> > his wife moved to Maryland.
> So tonight, while my son was downstairs playing
> with the other kids, I saw the ghost that lives in
> our house. My wife and I were in our bedroom
> watching her chick flick shows. I was a little
> bored and was just staring out our door which
> faces the bathroom door which was open. I saw what
> appeared to be a short old woman (possibly Asian)
> with short, curly black hair. I think she was
> rushing out of the bathroom to watch the kids
> downstairs playing and didn't realize my wife and
> I were still in our bedroom. From the upstairs the
> area is open so you can look down and see the
> foyer on one side and the large family room from
> the other side. The ghost seemed surprised to see
> me looking at her, and moved away from our door at
> a high rate of speed. My wife and I weren't scared
> at all, and in fact it seemed cute and hilarious.
> About an hour after it happened, I saw an orange
> light (similar to those crappy flashlights from
> the 70's that were very weak powered) come on in
> the bathroom (reflected off the mirror facing the
> tube) and then go off right afterwards. There was
> no one in the bathroom.
> In the past few months, the feeling of negativity
> has gone down some, but is still here. When I saw
> the ghost, I didn't get a negative or scary
> feeling. It was more like watching an old Asian
> lady running late to Bingo. LOL. Any insights from
> anybody on this?
Still having sightings in the house.
One night, the lights in our closet went on, then off, and then on again like someone was casually flicking the light switch. It was a bit scary since our 2 year old son was sitting on the bed not far away from the closet at the time.
Last week, I was cleaing the mirror in the bathroom. While I was doing that, I saw a shadow walk in front of the door behind me (saw it in the mirror). The funny thing is the shadow came out of the hall closet where the towels are. The closet above (with the lights going on and off) that I mentioned above in the bedroom is right behind that particular
hall closet. (see diagram).
The good news is, that we're planning on moving this year so we can leave this craziness behind.