Paranormal Census #8 – The Secret Room

Paranormal Experience Census

This is an entry from our Paranormal Experience Census. We will continue to post census entries to help you explore the unknown through the personal experiences of others. If you would like to see all of the census entries we have published so far, you can click here to see prior census entries.

Chelle shares with us some of her paranormal encounters, including the feeling of an unknown presence, photographic anomalies and manipulation of things in the home.

Chelle has had a history of paranormal encounters:

I have always experienced strange things happening in my own home. Such as: electronic (things) turning on and off; lights and water turning on and off; the feeling of someone walking up behind you – and even hearing the footsteps but nobody is there; things being moved or knocked over; picking up strange orbs on the security cameras; feeling very cold spots in the home when the rest of the house is warm but only temporarily in those areas; and capturing orbs and light rods in photos. It use to scare me, it is eerie when it happens but then I get curious and wanna know who, what and why.

She was able to experience many of these things when moving into an old home purchased by a family member:

I always have Paranormal activity at my home but, my daughter is purchasing a remodeled 100 year old home. We went in to clean before they started to move stuff in and there is one room that has not been remodeled, it appears to have been a previous office area. There are still wood plank walls and a very old fireplace. There are book shelves on each side of the fireplace and we found that one opens up to a secret room. We also found it odd that the only thing left by the previous owners was a small statue of a saint sitting on one of the bookshelves. We were cleaning on this day in this room, wiping the shelves down with Murphy’s oil and we both felt a presence walk up and walk between us and I could even feel what felt like a hand placed on my shoulder. We both felt very cold air and the hair stood up on our arms. Probably head too lol, I asked her to step outside of the room with me and we turned off the lights and began to take pictures, as it flashed you could see a white mist forming and orbs shooting around. We did capture the mist and it appears yellow in the photo. I would be happy to share with you.


Chelle has experienced a lot in her life. We often find that there are people who experience the paranormal frequently, as if it is drawn to them somehow. Chelle may be one of these individuals; or she simply may be more observant of her environment than others typically are.

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Tim has been educating in the paranormal field since 2010 when he launched the site He is the founder of Paranormal Study (2018), the creator of the Walk in the Shadows podcast (2022), a renowned conference lecturer and author of several articles and book sections. When he isn't enmeshed in the paranormal, he enjoys a career as a professional brewer and spending time with family and his pets.

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