My first reaction just by looking at the picture made me feel uncomfortable. Even after thinking and looking at it I get the odd feeling that for some reason this spirit is trying to scare you. If it were me I would try and offer it things. Be sure to smudge your house just in case of danger. I do get the feeling this is not a tree spirit though.
Thank you, Lillady. I'd been putting off performing a smudging of the house, but now that you've mentioned it, I think I'll step up and go ahead. To be absolutely honest, I get the exact same feeling, that it's trying to scare me. I also have my doubts that its a tree spirit, but it can't hurt to look into every possibility. I'll look into what offerings I might could make.
Hmm, I don't get a good feeling about this thing. I sat on whether to respond or not but keep thinking maybe I should. I'm with Lillady and don't think it's a tree spirit. It doesn't strike me as a wild spirit in general. What do you know about the history of the area? My thought is that it could be a ghost.
Thank you for responding, hon, I appreciate that you spoke up. There are wild spirits around the house where I grew up, and this doesn't feel like them, so I think I can rule them out as well. As far as the history....*deep breath*.
Ok. This house and the surrounding ten acres, I inherited from my grandfather after he passed. While he didn't die in this house, two other people did. My grandmother, with whom I had a very, very nasty relationship with, died in the house about eight years ago. I don't even use the room that she passed in, which was the old master bedroom, now a storage room because I'm not comfortable in there. My dad's youngest brother, my favorite uncle, deliberately overdosed on his medication and went into a coma in another bedroom in the house in 2000. Technically, he physically passed in a hospital, but he was brain dead for two weeks before that. I think his spirit moved on here He was pretty young, but he had a lot of health and personal problems. With that said, I don't believe this is either one of them. My grandmother's spirit left the house when I moved in because I kicked her out. I didn't want her here. My uncle lingered for several years after his death ( I saw him often in the house as a teenager, or at least, his regrets and sadness lingering in his shape), but stopped seeing and feeling him a few years ago.
My grandparents bought this house right around 1970, and lived in it for well over thirty years. I don't know who they bought it from, but it was built in the 50's by another family. I can't personally confirm that there was a Native American presence specifically where I live, but the Cherokee did live in the area. I have very few neighbors, but they do exist and I have no idea about their activities or personal histories.
I'm starting to wonder if this thing was drawn to me or my house because of the negative connotations I had with the house for so long. I was nervous going in because I knew I was going to have to confront a lot of memories, emotions, and a rather cantankerous elder relative's ghost. I don't see it in the house, which I am very happy about, but sometimes I think it comes up to the windows and looks in ( I have a big window in our bathroom and when you have to go in the middle of the night, look up and see that thing staring at you out in the darkness? Relief comes quickly, let me tell
you!). My husband has a telekinetic ability to make his negativity manifest into an entity, which we experienced at his parent's house, but never while living together, so I don't think this creature is that either, although it may be a possibility. The fact that it doesn't come in the house is a point not in its favor to me though.