Graveyard Shift

14 Signs That A Ghost Is Living With You 

Christopher Shultz
Updated August 2, 2019 612.4k views 14 items

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.

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You Have An Increased Number Of Nightmares
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Are you having nightmares more frequently than usual? Are they recurring, often involving the same figure or scenario? Increased nightmares don't necessarily indicate your house is haunted, but they can be a sign, as certain theories insist that people are more susceptible to ghosts when asleep, and especially when we're dreaming.  

Of course, if you are seeing and/or hearing things and you also feel paralyzed, it could be you are simply experienced sleep paralysis, not spirits from another realm.

You Witness Disturbances In Electricity
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Do your lights ever flicker or surge in intensity? Do electronics and appliances turn off and on or operate on their own? You either need to call an electrician or the Ghostbusters.

Or, do nothing. It's theorized that spirits affect electromagnetic fields, and thus are able to cause fluctuations in light intensity or otherwise make electronic objects behave abnormally. Of course, there are logical explanations for this phenomena, so it's best not to jump to conclusions in these situations (phoning the electrician is the best first step).

You See Mysterious Shadows Or Movements
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Ever catch a shadow or some other shape or figure out of the corner of your eye? Could be your imagination, or it could be manifestations of a spirit living in your home. Fear not, however: this simply means the ghost or ghosts in question do not want to be seen, and therefore they likely won't bother you.

Unless you sense their presence might be a threat, best to just let them be. They may hang around and stay out of your way, or may eventually move on from your home. 

The Temperature Fluctuates Wildly
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If the temperature changes suddenly with no explanation, a ghost may be present. People often experience goosebumps, chills down their neck, and the room may feel heavy or dense.