The following report was sent into our website by Shauna on March 1, 2008:
“My family and I moved into the bungalow in Orangeville when I was about 15 years old. After about a year of living there we hadn’t experienced anything “paranormal”…and then we got a dog.
Min was a stray dog from the Caledon Humane Society and one night while I was down in the basement watching TV, my new dog curled up on the couch beside me unexpectedly started growling. As a new dog I figured she was just getting used to me but she jumped off the couch and ran, tail between her legs into my younger sister’s playroom. Still growling like crazy, I got up to go see what she was growling at. When I stepped into the playroom and turned on the light, my chest immediately tightened when I realized Min’s hackles were up from between her eyes to the tip of her tail. She was growling at a corner of the room which seemed to contain nothing to my eyes. It freaked me out so I grabbed her collar and I took her upstairs.
After that it seemed more activity kicked up, my Mom claimed that at night, when my brother wasn’t home she would hear his bedroom door slamming shut and she would go down to see if he was home and the door would be open. One afternoon she was going into the basement to do laundry and out of the corner of her eye, she saw what looked like a man walking towards her. Thinking it was my brother she turned to ask him why he wasn’t at school and no one was there.
I had a similar experience to this and it only seemed to happen in the basement. The dog eventually died down with the growling but every now and then her head would come up from her nap and it looked like she was following something across the room with her eyes.
If there is a ghost in our house it is a benign one as the very last experience I had with it I was watching my soap opera in the afternoon when I was about 18, and all of the sudden the TV just turned off. The channel changer was broken so I had to get up to turn it back on, thinking nothing of it. As I turned back to the couch the TV shut off again. I turned it back on and this time had settled into the couch when it turned off again. In my frustration I said, “Okay, I get it you’re here; now will you turn the TV back on?” And it came back on by itself. I was shocked and a little scared that it had actually worked but I didn’t want to show fear as “the spirit” obviously was playing with me.
That was the last time any of us have really experienced anything. A psychic said it was my guardian angel playing with me. Who knows?”