How to Tell If Your New Home is Haunted
October 13, 2021

How to Tell If Your New Home is Haunted

Being haunted by the ghosts of past inhabitants of a home is inconvenient, and can even be dangerous. A ghost hiding important work documents can be detrimental to your career, and levitation can cause injury or even death. Due to the challenges of moving, many people stick around haunted houses long after their spectral co-habitants have encouraged them to leave. Whether you’re renting or buying a home, it’s important to recognize the signs of a haunting early and make an educated decision for your family before it’s too late. 

At Banana Box, we take all aspects of the moving process seriously, including the paranormal. Keep reading to learn how to tell if your new home is haunted. 

1. There Are Unexplained Smells

According to the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, unexplained and mysterious odors can often be signs of ghostly activity. These could take the form of bursts of perfume, pipe tobacco and even sulfur. In one local case, parents became concerned after smelling a strange, skunk-like odor emanating from their teen son Kevin’s room. The smell was often accompanied by noticeable changes in Kevin’s behavior. After investigating the smell one night, Kevin’s mother also became altered, giggling and demanding crunchy snacks. If you smell things in your home that have no obvious source, it could be a sign that your home – like Kevin’s – is haunted. 

2. Lights Are Flickering On And Off

Another common sign that your home is haunted is erratic behavior in your electronic devices. According to the Third Law of Thermodynamics, energy can be neither created nor destroyed. The human body contains electrical energy. While the electricity within humans is often dispersed organically into the power grid, if the deceased has unfinished business upon this mortal earth, that energy can become trapped. If a ghost is attached to your home, you may notice lights flickering on and off, TV channels changing, and even records playing in the wee hours of the night. This can be scary, but isn’t always a cause for concern. If you really like your new place, it’s okay to wait for other, more distressing signs before you hightail it out of there. 

3. A Guy Named Lenny Keeps Showing Up In Your Basement

But Lenny’s been dead for more than 30 years. 

4. You Can’t Stop Crab-Walking To Dinner

Whether you have a background in gymnastics or not, an uncontrollable impulse to crab-walk is typically a sign that some unholy spirit is haunting not only your home, but your body as well. While you may not be aware that you’re crab-walking, others may draw attention to this behavior by asking, “why do you keep crab-walking to dinner?” Believe them. Crab-walking can put your body at risk, especially if stairs are present in the home. The longer you stay in the home, the more attached to your body the spirit will become until the two of you shall never be untwain. 

5. Someone Wrote “Leave Now” on Your Bathroom Mirror in What Appears to Be Blood. 

It can be easy to pin this one on a living member of the home, but if your family or roommates’ faces take on a ghastly pallor at the sight of it, it was definitely a ghost. If someone writes “Leave Now” in what appears to be blood on your bathroom mirror, it’s time to take the haunting seriously and consider a move. Gather essential medications, a change of clothes, and important family heirlooms and leave immediately. You can stay with us for a few days until you find a new place. 

6. Move Out of Your Haunted House with Banana Box

If you’ve saged, seanced, or otherwise attempted to cohabitate with your home’s ghost to no avail, it’s time to move. At Banana Box, we understand that moving can be stressful even if you’re not dealing with the angry spectre of a life unsolved. That’s why we provide durable, reusable plastic moving boxes to make moving easier. We’ll deliver them directly to the nightmare in which you dwell, and pick them back up from your new, hopefully unhaunted, home. To pack up and move out fast, book your Banana Boxes today at