What was it all about?
You can hopefully help me out and tell me what you think it is.
A few months after moving in we had our first odd happenings. We would hear people running down the wooden floored hallway - you could be standing right there and could hear them run right past you. At least 10 people had witnessed this oddness leaving them very uneasy.
But then we debunked it.
Our house was on posts, as was the neighbours, as such when their children ran through their house, if the ground was dry, that sound was perfectly carried and translated into our hallway.
Creepy but cool.
At about the time all this was happening we started to find random toys strewn throughout the yard. At first I thought maybe the kids next door were throwing them over the fence. It was all just small stuff – bits of Lego (Duplo), toy cars etc.
One day, while outside, I watched the cat digging around in a shallow hole at one of the backyards far corners. While watching him I saw him bring out some more toys and a few bones. I thought this was odd for the cat but maybe he had found a stash a previous tenants pet had buried?
A while later (I can not remember exact amount of time... weeks probably) the cat was digging around in the hole again and was pulling out a few more bits of bone etc so I went over to have a look. In the hole was dirt, a few more toys, another bone and the bottom of a broken jar and some glass. I did not think anything of it and buried the lot for fear of the cat or someone cutting themselves.
I was of course intrigued by this so I started to dig it up. I loosened some of the dirt and started to rock the jar back and forth to loosen it further. With this I heard a crunching sound and the jar basically fell apart in my hands (still in the ground). I was hit by a strange smell but nothing too bad.
Although i cant say 100% that the stuff was in the jar, I am fairly sure it was. As you can see from the pictures it is all in that void.
As for the jar and contents.
The contents were 1 Duplo brick, 1 rubber toy car tyre, two animal bones bound with white, fluffy string (it was when I saw the bound bones poking up that I grabbed my camera). There was also paper tied within the bound bones but that was soaked by the liquid and torn. Was red lettering on it though.
I don’t think it has anything to do with me or my partner (or cat) as I believe them to have been buried before we moved in. I believe the first lot of glass, toys and bones was probably also another of whatever these are but smashed before finding it.
My good friend and fellow researcher Spils made an interesting suggestion - maybe a previous tenant had heard the footsteps in the hall, didn’t put together the fact it was sound transfer from next door, got incredibly creeped out and took to protecting the house?
Also please note I am not saying the sensitives thoughts on the house and these objects are necessarily related, I am just giving the details of what was happening at the time.
So what do you think I found in my yard?
I can post more pictures of the contents in the comments if you like.
Have you ever discovered something odd like this in or about your home?
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