Graveyard Shift 14 Signs That A Ghost Is Living With You  

Christopher Shultz
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Have you ever asked yourself, "Is my house haunted?" Perhaps you've seen a few horror movies like The Conjuring or The Amityville Horror, and some of the spooky occurrences hit a little too close to home for you. Whether you are in this unenviable position or simply curious, there are numerous ghost and haunting signs everyone can detect, if you know what to look for. These tell-tale indicators will serve as a guide to knowing whether you're being haunted.

You Hear Strange Noises

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Don't immediately jump to conclusions concerning strange noises, they could be natural sounds your house makes, especially if said abode was built in or before the '50s. But don't take these noises for granted, either. A knocking pipe can sound like just about anything, but there's no mistaking genuine footsteps or knuckles rapping against the wall.  

Note the timing of mysterious sounds in your home - do they arrive at intervals, or seemingly at random? Do others hear them, or just you? What about pets? Do they get nervous when the sounds occur? Get familiar with the usual goings-on in your home, and make note of anything that seems out of the ordinary.

Pets Exhibit Odd Behavior

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Have you ever noticed your cat staring into the corner of the living room, eyes glued to...nothing? Or does she raise her back and hiss at air? Do your dogs ever bark or whimper at something you can't see? Your pet isn't crazy, but can sense or even see an entity you can't detect. Numerous reports of animals reacting to, and even interacting with, spirits have surfaced in the past, so take note when your cat, dog, parrot, or lizard displays odd behavior.

Of course, don't immediately assume something paranormal's happening. Be sure to take your pet to the vet to make sure they don't have other ailments. Or, if you wanna cut straight to the chase, hire a pet psychic. 

You Find Furniture And Other Objects Out Of Place

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Is a particular dresser or chair always out of place? Are particular object always going missing, no matter how many times you find them? You might have a mischievous poltergeist in your house.

Be aware that some more extreme cases of poltergeists are pranks by attention-seeking humans, which is known as Poltergeist-Faking Syndrome. But this doesn't mean you're not being pranked by a ghost. 

You Wake Up Around 3 AM Every Night

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If you wake up every night around 3 am, you may be experiencing the gently prod of a spirit. "The veil between here and the spiritual world is thinnest between 3 and 5 a.m., but most often we are woken up between 3:15 am and 3:30 am," says spirit medium Maureen Hancock. Because the veil is so thin, a spirit can nudge you awake.