Monday, January 31, 2011

Day 8

So, nothing new going on. Iona is still quiet.
When I picked her up yesterday from my in laws house my sister noticed that she didn't reek of smoke, interestingly enough, she said she smelled like rain!
Quite unusual because where I live it has been over 100 days since we last had any kind of precipitation.
I have been telling Iona about how my husband and I are having a hard time looking for a place, and one day out of the blue a woman e-mailed me telling me to call her for a property she owns to rent.
Unfortunately I had not been able to get a hold of her I thought that someone else had rented it out.
Then yesterday my phone rings, and its the lady.
I don't know if Iona helped us out, just sheer dumb luck, or all the praying I have been doing, but we are going to look at the property on Thursday!
It seems  too good to be true! I hope it all works out, and we will finally have a place to call our home!
I'm sure Iona will feel more comfortable for us to have a place as well. I feel as if If I am not comfortable in a place, she wont be either, which means no visits from Iona. Here's to hoping something will go our way!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 7

So I felt terrible about leaving Iona alone at my in laws house. I went ahead and picked her up.
My sister took to her very well, she placed her in front of the TV and they watched the Disney channel. I thought it was cute.
I couldn't believe that I felt like I had left a part of me when I left her at there. As if I had left my dog there by herself. I treat my dog like she was my child, if I had one that is. :)
Iona is already making me feel like I am someone to her. I love her so much already. I cant wait till she visits me. :)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 6

I am out of town visiting my parents this weekend. No update.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Day 5

I was out of the house yesterday mostly so no updates on Iona.
However, since I've adopted Iona, I have been pretty open about it, it seems that being open about it is too much for some people.
It looks as though It could affect some friendships, and perhaps even family, but I'm not sure quite yet.
Many people just don't understand. :(

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 4

So my husband came home yesterday, and he was anxious to get me out of the house. So of course I was happy to go since I don't get to see him for weeks at a time.
I had told him about Iona before she came in but he was still a bit unnerved. I explained again what I told him before about her background, and he did seem relieved that no occurrences happened the first couple days I had her.
He asked what her name was, when I replied and told him that her name was of Scottish background and meant the isle or the island he looked shocked and said No way! I said yes why? Because he said, His middle name Lyle meant  the isle and was also of Scottish background.
It was an interesting fact that I hadn't put two and two together. Is there something more to this? or mere coincidence? Who knows, I guess we will find out later on.
When we came back he greeted her more warmly and asked that she wouldn't hurt him or anyone else. Im glad that he was nice to her after that. Im sure Iona is happy about that too.
Other than that nothing happened really, she stayed quiet. Probably because it was her first time meeting my husband, and it does take time to get used to his mug. Haha. :D

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 3

So nothing extraordinarily unusual happened last night. Only thing was Sophia growled at her about 4 or 5 different times though out the day and night. Id find her just staring at the doll and let out a low growl.
It was not like the usual attack growl that she does when she wants to chase something but it was more of a 'WTF is that' kind of growl. It did startle me again, because when I looked at the clock the last few growls were around 3:00 am and you know what that means! Its the witching hour! OooOooOOOooooOoohhh. 
I got to thinking that having Iona in my room is not such a good idea since Sophia will growl at her if she senses Iona. Sophia will just have to tough it out because I live with my in-laws who are chain smokers, so I don't want Iona to be exposed to the nasty smell.
Also yesterday I was getting packages because I we are preparing for a new house, hopefully we will find one soon, but about half an hour passed when I heard distinct tapping or light touching of a finger to the cardboard box. It seemed as though she was curious so I told her that these boxes had appliances for the new house and I didn't want to open them because I didn't want to give any one any reason to want to use them before we got our house. So after that the noises stopped. 
Anyway, I stayed up last night till 4:00am half expecting something to happen, and half not quite yet comfortable sleeping around the doll.
Again when I got myself in bed I felt silly for feeling a little scared but I would still call it being cautious.
So last night I had another morbid dream, was not childlike, I honestly don't think, mostly because everyone was mean, well I take that back, I just now remembered like a little sing song  thing going on in the background while I was traveling somewhere with I don't know or remember who. I have never seen this place but it was very beautiful where I was at. the roads were not paved and were over grown with all kinds of greenery and flowers around them, that was nice. But when we got to our destination, which looked kind of creepy. We were hungry and the people there had bread and coke cherry soda, but the people were mean and would not help us, so I took the liberty of taking every piece of bread they had out of the bread baskets and took them.
Yea, okay... I just remembered, I did watch Tangled last night, so that could have contributed to that. I don't know. It has been said that if you watch something before you sleep and keep it in mind you will dream of it. But from what I know of Iona, she will give you dreams that are from the movies, but I'm guessing she would have to watch them too.
Whatever the reason it was still interesting, and gives me something to think about. As I continue on  we will see how this develops.  :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day 2

Well last night was not bad at all. I did have the jitters a bit because I was not sure what would happen. There was a few random bumps in the night but nothing that could be considered unusual.
I wouldn't say I felt terrified, I was just cautious, I don't know for sure if I can trust Iona just yet. But I told her not to scare us so I don't know if she was just inactive because I said not to scare us, because the thing earlier with Sophia did startle me, or because she does not feel comfortable yet.
The feeling is mutual because this is another soul in the room. Every time I glanced over to her, its not like a normal in animate object, its like you know that there is something more.
When you feel like there is a bad spirit you get this feeling of your life being in danger.  But with Iona, I get a warm feeling like she is curious about me, but means no harm. 
Last night I was kind of weary, I had a  little light lit up on top of my tv stand so I can get more light, and I had my computer on, tuned to Netflix watching Eloise, a cartoon movie. As soon as I did I felt a bit silly feeling scared, but when I shut my eyes, I knew that she wouldn't do anything to frighten me.
Normally, if I felt like something was going to scare me I would not sleep a wink.  But when I rolled over not facing my laptop I shut my eyes, and I dont know if it was because I just put on a kids movie or because she and I both have brown hair, but I was not even asleep I seriously shut my eyes for like 5 seconds and this image popped up as if I was dreaming, but I was not,  I saw a flash of a girl with long brown hair playfully running, and laughing. Though I could not hear it, Im sure she was.
I opened my eyes because it did startle me, I was not expecting it at all. I took it as a good sign that she liked it here so far, and I feel asleep soon after that.
So from her history it says she gives you childlike dreams. Im not sure if this was childlike or one of my other random WTF dreams, but it also could have been I watched this movie called Fly Me to the Moon, a kids movie about flies who go to the moon. Anyway the last bit I can remember is a lot of planes trying to take of and crash landing soon after. Not one blew up so I was relieved about that since my brothers girlfriend was in one of the aircrafts. It was being flown by a woman, and I thought it was funny because well it must have crashed because she was a female pilot.  But as I said they weren't the only ones who crashed. It did seem a bit scary but nothing I would consider an outright nightmare.  It was most likely cos of the movie, the astronauts did have trouble landing on the moon. 
All in all the night was good and Sophia and I slept soundly.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 1

Today Iona arrived in the mail. I bought her off ebay about a week ago. I never expected to buy myself  a haunted doll before, but hey there is a first time for everything. I am studying parapsychology, so this may benefit me in my research.
From what the seller told me she is an 8 year old girl who died and her spirit is attached to this doll. She has the ability to give you childlike dreams and makes you feel as if you are in a wonderland. So this I thought was kind of cool.
The best part was she didn't look creepy at all. She is light skinned, brown hair and brown eyes, she is wearing a lilac dress with a lacy front. She reminded me of a few porcelain dolls I had growing up.
Anyway, so I got her at around noon today, I waited on the post man and as soon as I had the package I rushed inside. I gently opened the package I found numerous wads of newspaper and four plastic bubbles. She was wrapped in a pink plastic bag, I was going to untie it but I felt like she probably would want to see immediately where she was at. I welcomed her home and gave her a kiss.
My dog Sophia wanted to know what was going on, so I introduced her to the doll. Sophia sniffed at her starting from the bottom of her dress and slowly going her way up to the dolls face, she suddenly froze and began growling. It did freak me out a bit, because I know that dogs can sense things we cant see. I told Sophia to not growl at Iona because she is now a member of this household and we want to make her feel welcome.  I then explained to Iona that Sophia is a special dog because she has a seizure condition, and has to take medication twice daily. Sophia is a very protective dog, but is very nice when she loves someone. Sophia will have to get used to her being around.
It still startles me that Sophia growled at her, but I'm sure it was not because she is a bad spirit, but because she sensed that there was something off about the doll. I asked her not to scare us either and that I will respect and love her and I hope she will do the same.
So Iona has been with me for about  8 hours, and Sophia shows no signs of discomfort. She has stared at the doll at times but nothing else. I'm hoping that Iona really is a good spirit, because I started to wonder what have I gotten myself into? But then I think about what the seller told me, and she seemed like a really nice lady and would not lie about how Iona is not a scary spirit at all. So I am counting on that fact, and we will see what happens next.
Other than that I am very excited to have her here and hopefully we can be great friends, and enjoy each others company.