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'I live in a haunted house'
Rhys Pollitt
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July 26, 2007

We asked Get Ahead readers to send in firsthand experiences of supernatural phenomena. Rhys Pollitt (32) tells us about the mysterious goings on in his house:

I have been living at this house for five years, which have been interesting to say the least. Here are some of the things I found curious:

~ Just after I'd moved in, one night I heard some noise coming from the kitchen. There are two doors to enter the kitchen -- both are always closed since I don't like my cats going in there. I saw a spoon lying bang in the middle of the kitchen. I'd cleaned the kitchen before going to bed, so where it'd come from, I have no idea. It wasn't a spoon I owned. The previous tenant had removed all his possessions, of that I'm sure.

~ One of my cats has taken to yowling at the bathroom wall for apparently no reason. The wall separates our bathroom from the neighbor's; there are no rats/ birds/ roaches on either side or on the wall. The cat looks at the wall at a fixed spot sometimes, other times it seems like he's following some movement around the wall. This used to start at 11:30 pm and would continue until 1:00 am, but now he does it any time of day or night.

~ The same cat sleeps with his head on my pillow; he comes to bed at around 3 am and wakes up with me by 6 am. Often he wakes up at night with a start, eyes like saucers, looks at the bedroom door and rushes as if something/ someone is calling him, perches on the bathtub and starts yowling.

~ A few times I've felt something heavy settling on the bed near me but when I look, there's nothing there -- no cats, no humans either.

I'm a very light sleeper, and I'm terrified of ghosts/ the supernatural. I have no idea what is going on in this house. I know cats are mostly nocturnal creatures. But the things that're happening are definitely abnormal. I can immediately tell if anyone (human/ cat) has entered/ left the room, and I can easily tell which cat is walking around on my bed. I know which cat is doing what in the house by the sounds I hear. And I just know abnormal behavior when it comes to my cats.

Interestingly, the other two cats don't seem bothered by whatever's fascinating this cat. If it were a rat/ roach/ bird/ noises from gadgets that humans cannot hear, I'm sure the other cats would've been affected too.

Looks like I live in a haunted house!


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