"The television keeps turning on and off by itself, is that my brother trying to get my attention?"
Students frequently ask questions like these during the classes I teach. Out of the ordinary noises and random activity that seemingly comes out of no where and made by no one definitely gets our attention. We want answers.
When addressing this question I generally start out by reminding the student that they know their home and the noises it makes very, very well and so honor and own it when something out of the ordinary is happening there. I encourage them to never let someone else tell them that it is "nothing" or "just your imagination." Are the noises being made by a deceased loved one or is it haunted by a ghost? I don't know unless I actually sit down and mentally connect to the energies in the home. Once I do this I can discern who or what is getting their attention.
As a general rule, if you think it is a deceased loved one trying to get your attention.... it is. Most of us can intuitively feel the presence of our loved one and we do not feel frightened. But, if the activity in your home makes you feel frightened then you may have a haunting, which I define as a visitation by an entity or ghost person other then a loved one.
GHOST? ENTITY? WHAT?? I'm going to leave that for a separate blog.