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Rumpus Room Haunting

Posted on July 26, 2009

Hi, my name is Jess and my family has a bit of a history with experiencing the paranormal (both my parents encountered the same ghost in our first family home in Ringwood while I was a baby), but until now I myself had not experienced anything.

My parents are now separated and my father, whom I live with, has remarried. About 6 months ago we moved into a house whose property had been recently sub-divided to make way for more units on the block behind us. The owners of the house had also really done up the outside by rendering the walls and adding a large deck – basically, a lot of changes had come over the property just before we moved in.

Everything seemed fine for the first few months, but as winter really set in, my sisters and I started to notice that our end of the house always seems to be cold. Our bedrooms are located off a large rumpus room. All 3 rooms (2 bedrooms and rumpus room) are continuously cold. Even with the ducted heating on, the temperature does not really seem to change. If you stand right above the duct you can feel the warm heat, but for some reason the heat won’t spread throughout these 3 rooms. We’ve had the vents checked numerous times by the heating company and no one can come up with any explanation as to why these rooms don’t warm up.

I thought nothing of this until little things started to be moved around. My 16 year old sister and I were the most targeted with small items of jewelry, school supplies and even items of clothing on occasion simply disappearing and reappearing a few days or weeks later, usually in the rumpus room. At first we thought it was our 6 year old sister playing with our things without telling us, but when I lost a pair of earrings that were on a shelf much too high for her to reach, I began to wonder whether something else wasn’t going on.

For about 2 months now, sometimes when I’m home alone I get this really eerie feeling and feel on edge, especially in the rumpus room. At first this feeling only came at night, and I put it down to being nervous about someone breaking in or something, but then I started to get this feeling during the day too. It only happens when I’m home alone. At these times, I avoid going into the rumpus room as much as I can, and if I have to go to my bedroom, I almost run through the rumpus room to it. I also have this thing about keeping my bedroom door closed, or only slightly ajar because I don’t like the vulnerable feeling I get from the rumpus room.

We also sometimes hear crashes and bangs coming from the rumpus room end of the house, but when we go to see what has fallen over, nothing is out of place. Twice at night my sisters and I have heard a huge crash outside, sounding like glass and wood shattering, but there is never anything there and our dad and step mum say they haven’t heard anything like that even though the sound is loud enough to wake the dead.

The strangest thing occurred to me only this morning – I was in the shower while my baby brother was asleep and my step mum was cooking in the kitchen. I was just turning the water off when I heard a deep male voice, kind of sounding like my dad, say what I thought was ‘Jess’ but it sounded really muffled. So I answered ‘What?’ and got no answer. I called for dad again, but got no reply, so I continued getting ready. Once I was dressed I went out into the kitchen and asked my step mum what my dad wanted when I was in the shower. She gave me a funny look and said that my dad hadn’t been home since 7 o’clock this morning. I told her about the voice I heard and we both tried to look for other explanations – the neighbours on that side of the house aren’t home, there was no radio’s or TV’s going inside or outside of the house at the time. We’re at a loss as to why I heard a voice saying my name.

Even though we’ve lived here 6 months, we still get mail for people who used to live here. But we seem to be receiving mail for 10 or so different names. None of the last names match up with the people who owned the house before we did, but dad seems to think that maybe it was used as a sort of half way house where people just crashed here whenever they felt like it. I wonder whether this is true and whether something happened in the rumpus room or one of the bedrooms off it and this is why my sisters and I are experiencing these weird phenomenon. Any thoughts? I’ll keep you updated if anything further occurs.

Written by Jessica, Copyright 2009 TrueGhostTales.com

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14 Responses to “Rumpus Room Haunting”
  1. Dionna says:

    1)try not to hate dolls, they are empty vessles therefore easy to posses
    2)absolutly DO NOT show fear because they manifest fear and electronic energy to become stronger
    3)if you want to keep it out of your room try spreading salt around the perimeter of your room.
    4)to get rid of it tell it to leave, in a stearn loving voice, also tell it that it is dead, ’cause they sometimed don’t know they’re dead. tell it that it is not welcome.
    I have had many experiences with ghost and got attacked eventhough I’m on 13.

  2. brittany lott says:

    stay close to god he will help you i know this from my own experiences

  3. kutin says:

    scary stuff, well tried praying at night . Maybe that would help. Keep us updated.

  4. ivy janella (philippines) says:

    hey! love your story.. creppy! you know what? i have experienced that too!!! the voice that called me was so very clear!!! i thought i heard my mother called me.. but when i come up to her bedroom.. she said that it was not her,.. and maybe i was just dreaming.. it was 11pm…. and they were all sleeping…

  5. charlotte says:

    Wow! that’s creepy I would stay out of the rumpus room and just have someone maybe bless that house say the our father prayer in those rooms.

  6. NIGHT CAT says:

    great story. I sugest you research the building history for any particular even that might have happenned

  7. mama's chick says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Hearing someone call your name must of scared you honey..
    Maybe try and research the property and the history of your house.. It may answer alot of your questions..
    Please let us know if you experience anything else.
    Take care.

    Mama’s chick

  8. ghosthunter17 says:

    thats some freaky stuff if i were u i would never want to home alone i have had aome ghost expeiriences of my own from my old hose. My mom used to take pictusres there and there would always be a girls face in the picture. You could tell it was a ghost it was white and you couldn’t see the whole body!!!!!! :( )

  9. ghosthunter17 says:

    i deffenetly want to hear more!!!!!!!!:)

  10. Sabrina Dotimas says:

    OMG i would have slept in the living room or something and just stayed out of that room altogether! ur very brave, even if u ran.

  11. Katelin Roberts says:

    I reallly do hope you find your answers to your haunted house. Actually i do beleve there’s something wrong with your house because my family is Jamaican and we strongly believe in this kind of thing. So idk if this will work for you If you may not belive. But here’s what you do. Get some lime and go to a west indian store and get a product that says Florida Water. Go Home and dip your finger in the Florida Water and make a Cross on every wall in that house. Then once you finish that, take the lime and roll it around in your hand until it gets soft and then put it either under your pillow or sleep with it next to you in your bed. dont let it out of your sight. If you really wanna ensure that your youngest sister doesnt get messed with, put a cross over her forehead and put it over her wall DIRECTLY ABOVE where she sleeps and get the bible and open it to Psalm 35. Its very powerful and works everytime. You can either read it or put it directly under each of u guys pillows. Then to ensure there’s no residue left over from whatever or WHOEVER was in your house, walk thru your house with your bible on that same Psalm and curse and flip the hell out. You curse and make sure you walk thru your ENTIRE house and very thoroughly and until your voice is very hoarse. Llike curse so hard that if any body hears you, they would think another excercism is being performed. If you have any other questions or you wanna talk and you need any advice, e-mail me at urocmyworld @ gmail.com im always on it so anytime of any day. ill be here. or if you wanna hit me up right when its happening. or if you wanna IM me, its katelin7996. So i know you dont know me, but whatever because i do have strong feelings toward this kind of thing.

  12. CuteSagittarius says:

    Ur place does seem to be haunted. Thank God no harm has come to u folks until now, but its time to get down to serious busineSs. U must find out about the history of ur house 1st.

  13. Ghost girl says:

    your place is really haunted. maybe i could help you find the history of that house. please, let me know the town you are living in

  14. Ash says:

    it sounds realy hunted. Try not to show fear and try to ignore it as much as u can. Try to find out about the house history maybe it will help.

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