So here's where the story begins. A friend of mine asked me if he could stored some things in my basement for a couple of days. He's was going through some stuff and would pick them up soon. He's into a lot of unusual stuff, including speaking with spirits, communing, etc. I have always been a sceptic on the subject so whether or not his belonging had any spiritual importance meant nothing to me. It'd only be a few days anyway.
As soon as his things were in the basement we started hearing weird noises. My girlfriend heard someone walk down the hallway, down the basement steps, and then around the basement, no basement door opening. We were the only people home. I got up and checked the locks. All tight. There has been several nights when our dog would wake us up with growls and barks at the bedroom door. Our dog is very timid and NEVER barks, growls even less. I could count the times I've heard him bark in a year on one hand. Another night I heard someone rummaging around my kitchen, moving pots, and walking heavily. I thought it had been our roommate but found out the next day that he had been in a deep sleep the entire night and hadn't left his room. Also, the "watcher" had now taken to standing right beside the bed and leaning over me (outside of the bed) to stare closely at my girlfriend. This was the first time it had ever been there while I was. She said it seemed angry, and was emitting an aggressive aura. This happened every night my friend's things were in the basement. Finally, a dog dish in my living room was constantly out of place. I hadn't paid any mind to it at first but it began to happen so often that I started to wonder. It's a dish on top with a storage compartment in the bottom. It holds a good 20-25 lbs of dog food. Every time we leave the room it moves back in to the same position. We make a point to push it tight to the corner before we leave and while we are home. It moves almost every time. I've gotten up in the morning and it was moved, replaced it, took a shower, it was moved again, replaced it, went to work, got home, moved again. It even moved one time while I was sitting in front of the tv, though I didn't see it. I just noticed that it was out of place and knew it hadn't been when I sat down.
I should mention that I have 2 cats as well as a dog. The dog has never eaten at the dish. He takes a mouthful of food brings it to his mat. The cats have never paid any attention to the dog dish in the year its been there. It's only begun to move since my friend brought that stuff over. It's moved while no one was home, the dog was with me, and one of the cats was in the basement. There's no way a small cat like mine could move that dish. My roommate swears that he hasn't touched the dish.
Once my buddy came and picked up his stuff the weird noises stopped. The "watcher" went back to his normal routine. The dog stopped growling. But the dish still moves. There's no pattern. It happens when we're not around. It's full and heavy. But it still moves. It's got my girlfriend pretty freaked out. I'm kinda weirded out myself.
I don't know what I hope to change by sharing this, but I figured I would to see if anyone has any comments or suggestions. The dish in the picture is normally tight in the corner. It's always moved to approximately the same angle.