Our Haunted Home

My mum and I live in a little house in rural Western Australia. Since we moved into this house two years ago, we had had some strange things happen to us.

At first, they were just little things, hardly noticeable really, like things going missing and then turning up in a very unexpected place. I think it was last year when things took a more interesting turn.

I remember one morning I was sitting at the computer when I heard a woman’s voice say "look at the door." Of course, this scared the living daylights out of me because my mum was not at home at the time and I did not have the TV or radio on. My mum had bought our dog an electronic toy that would make different noises when you push different buttons; this also went off on its own accord many times. We have a little room that backs on to the kitchen, to get into the room you have to open it by key and it makes quite a lot of noise. Some mornings my mum and I wake up to find the door wide open.

The most frightening experience in the house was when I had a dream that there was a woman running in our paddock. She was wearing an old-fashioned white dress with no shoes and she had dark curly hair past her shoulders. The woman continued to run until she reached an old broken barbed wire fence that was caught around her feet. She then fell into the dam that was near the fence and drowned. We have recently confirmed the identity of this woman from two different psychics. Her name is Matilda and she haunts my room because she is attracted to my energy.

Sometimes when I am in my room reading or watching a DVD, I feel as though somebody is standing by my door. I know she cannot hurt me and I look at her as my guardian from the other side.

We have another spirit in our house that does not seem as friendly towards me; this spirit dominates my mum’s bedroom and is the husband of Matilda's. We have also been told that he likes to sit in the back room (could it have been him who opens the door?). Every time I go into my mum’s room alone I feel unwelcome and want to get out of there as quickly as I can.

We have learnt to accept our spirits because like it or not, they are here to stay.

Submitted by Katie, Western Australia