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Bad Energy In My Apartment


I moved into my apartment about 5 months ago and after the first month I rented out the extra room to my current roommate. For some odd reason I could not seem to get comfortable in my apartment. It just never felt like "home".

During this time- my business has started to suffer, which is strange since the economy is actually improving now. I then started to feel depressed and more importantly- anxiety. Every morning, I would wake up feeling such a state of anxiety that I could not get out of bed. I felt weighed down in my bed and almost couldn't breathe. I felt like my problems were/are insurmountable. Even my Buddhist practice feels empty in this apartment. Before I started feeling this way, my roommate started to share with me about her depression. She has suffered it almost her whole life but it was seemingly worse.

My anxiety continued, and I couldn't sleep properly. I noticed that I was going out more because I didn't want to come home. Which in NYC means going to the local bar where I know everyone- and thus drinking more. So I thought perhaps my anxiety was due to being hung over. But some mornings when I wouldn't drink I found I had just as bad if not worse anxiety.

I then started to have suicidal thoughts and this scared me. So I went to the doctor and decided to get anti depressants. I figured perhaps I am just in a rut because I miss my old apartment (which I had on my own, when I was making more money before I opened my business and it had a nice yard, etc) and was feeling the pressure of owning a small business and being single never helps. SO I thought the anti-depressants would just help push me out.

The first week of the anti-depressants- obviously it hasn't quite hit your system yet, the suicidal thoughts continued. Namely I kept thinking about hanging myself. I kept to my Buddhist practice and tried to stay strong. On the 4th of July I thought I would have a party on my rooftop to help bring the fun we had at my old apartment into this new one. A guest arrived and asked if I saw what was going on downstairs- it appears someone had hung themselves in the empty building across the street. This totally shocked me. A few hours into the party- I decided to take a break before we got more into drinking and walk the dogs I was dog sitting. We went around the corner and I saw that almost all the police had gone. As I turned the corner, I saw someone standing behind the fence- I assumed it was a policeman taking down information - but as I moved my head I saw him. The noose, his head perched to the side. The image is forever ingrained in my head. I guess they could not remove the body for several hours for the investigators to go through everything.

I had been telling my best friend for a while that I felt something was wrong with the apartment. That I just couldn't get comfortable. He said I was crazy and it was the nicest apartment I have had thus far. A few days after the 4th, another friend came to visit me- she has also been suffering from depression but she felt it was amplified-- particularly her anxiety, when she'd wake up in my bed. She told this to my best friend who still thought it was just because we were going through a lot in our lives. We went out for my birthday and my best friend decided to end the night early because he had to work the next day. We decided to continue on with the celebration so we gave him the spare set of keys to stay at my apartment since it was closer to his job than his. And my friend visiting and I and a few others continued. The next day, he told me that he woke up at 4am and had a panic attack. He said it was so weird but he just couldn't find the bathroom door - although he was staring at it and started running around the apartment having a panic attack. He told me that day- that he now believes me and I should move.

I have never felt a "presence" or a ghost is there. I have never SEEN anything either. I have lit sage twice now, to no avail. I tried moving furniture around- nothing. I confronted my roommate about it and she said that she thought perhaps she brought the negative energy into this house. Then I remembered that I took over the lease for someone who broke it because they wanted to move early. I got in contact with them and one of the guys said that he just couldn't seem to get comfortable and that it was a strange stay for him and he understood what I meant by a strange vibe. The other roommate said he felt nothing but that his roommate (the one who felt the vibe) went almost nuts after 3 months as he was there all the time since he lost his job on the third day they moved in. And that he said he HAD TO GET OUT. He moved out before they broke the lease and the other roommate attempted to find other roommates. Nothing worked and after a few months- he just decided to break the lease. The girls before him ALSO broke the lease. They broke it apparently after one week. One of the roommates had an attack on her first night and was taken to the hospital. They claim it was because there was so much cat hair left from the tenants before that. They said they tried to do a professional cleaning a few times, but it wasn't enough and that she was so severely allergic to cats that she had to move.

I have decided to move at the end of August. Each night going home is a challenge. I don't want to be there, I cannot sleep and I battle every morning to get up and feel positive.

Has anyone experienced something like this before? Again- I do not feel a presence, I have not seen anything and I am not "scared" when I am there.

Thank you for any light you can shed on this...

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Lindsay (2 posts)
10 years ago (2013-12-01)
I am having the exact same problem in my current apartment. I've been here about 6 months and should definitely feel "settled" by now, but it only seems to be getting worse. I have never really had issues with depression beyond normal, circumstantial down periods. After being here, I have definitely never been more depressed or anxious in my life. My sleep is erratic in this place, I always feel like I'm on the edge of getting sick, it's impossible for me to get comfortable in any of the rooms, and I find myself dreading coming home. Though I can definitely feel a negative vibe, I haven't seen any apparitions or anything, either. I started realizing something was off when I first saged the place. I felt a resistance and a nervousness during the saging that I've never felt before. Since then I have saged twice, lit cleansing candles and incense, placed crystals in power spots, you name it. Nothing has helped. I also take great pride and pleasure in my decorating skills and am always inspired when moving into new places, but here I have found myself dragging and forcing myself to make an effort. In desperate attempts to make the place comfortable I have even resorted to buying a bunch of new furniture, to no avail.
This is the first place my boyfriend and I have lived in together, so I have been putting off my uncomfortable feelings, telling myself I just don't know how to live with another person or that I just miss my old house or miss living by myself, that we should break up, etc. But we are very much in love and I am still excited about spending time with him when I think about going home to see him after a day's work. It's only when I think about being in the actual apartment that I get a sinking gut feeling. I find that when I am out of the house (at work, at a friend's house, on vacation) I feel totally normal, like my old self. This past week, my boyfriend and I were driving home from a road trip and the closer we got to home, the stronger the dread of being in our apartment became for me. I got so anxious that I couldn't take a deep breath and eventually was choking and crying hysterically and had to pull over. About a month before that, I had just come home from a trip and spent the entire morning pacing around the house, rearranging furniture and crying so hard that I began hitting my own face. Hard. I have never done anything like that before. It scared me.
At first everyone (my boyfriend, friends and family) thought I was overreacting and suggested that I see a therapist or get on anti-depressants, but my boyfriend is starting too realize how strange he feels here too and my sister even commented that it just feels "wrong" here. I am at the end of my rope and though moving sounds like a pain, I think it may be the best option...
How did you feel once you moved pritisimple?
violetera (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-08-11)
Hello everybody! It's my first time here and I don't wish to take too much of your time but I would be so greateful with a few thoughts on the following situation. My husband has been waking up every night for the past week screaming (just once per night; last night happened at 03:30 AM). Five days ago we had the same dream and both woke up scared. I dreamed a pretty, young, brunette gril who out of nowhere showed up at the house in which I grew up. She wouldn't leave and kep saying it was her's. I asked her to go away but finally, because she wouldn't leave, I begin beating her really heard but it was like hitting air. I woke up really scared, simultaneously with my husband, who during this time dreamed I was grabing his arm for help while he was beating up a pretty brunette woman. We have no idea who she is. And this is not all. We left home yesterday evening and when we came back the entire kitchen and bathroom were flooded: the water hose from the washing machine had broken. During the night, the door from the refrigerator openned by itself and in the morning we found on the floor, near the bed both our cell phones, a glass of water with all the whater spilled on the floor and we have no idea when this hapenned nor how. Before I went to bed, I was alone, and when I closed my eyes I could see pairs of hands reaching out to touch me and I would be scared. I must add that we are both religious people and my husband especially, he never goes to bed without saying a prayer. We have a crucifix above out bed. Has anybody any idea about what is happening, why and how can I protect him? Thank you so much. God bless you!
mamalion (18 posts)
13 years ago (2010-08-04)
To annev.
You are compleately right. I'm moving into another home soon and when I went to see it and meet with the tenants I emediately felt the negativity coming from the man who lives there so I'm getting prepared to house clean as soon as I get my keys. My question is, is there anything other than meditating and spreeding good energy around the house to psychicly clean it that you can suggest to me. If you do I would GREATLY appresiate it thanks. 😊 mamalion
JayD (2 stories) (22 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-28)
You could get an exorcist, or you try try communicating (not ouija), you may find that when you talk to them, they become more happy with you and treat you with more respect.

However it sounds more like its the flat that has the energy, not a person.

I read find turquoise and put on your window sill and hang it on your door after you burn sage. That way you purify your room and block energy from your windows and door in the house.

Sprinkle some salt around your bed, while doing this say the our father prayer, and two other prayers you like. Next do the cross over your body and ask for archangel Michaels protection from anything negative and anything evil. Next, heres some herbs that'll help repel those ugly things, rosemary, basil, bay leafs, parsley, thyme. If you can get any of these herbs, take three spoon full of any 3 and place them in a small white cloth and wrap them up. And carry it with you. If you can only get one of those herbs, do the same. Or if you don't have a white cloth, sprinkle the herbs on your bed and under.

(I found this on this website) x
electric_eyes (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-28)
I'm so happy I found your post. My boyfriend and I are having the same problems in our new apartment. We are very much in love and I'm so happy to be living with him, but cannot get rid of this ugly, negative feeling. There is definitely something wrong here. I'm clairvoyant, and mostly see people in 'distress'. I have a lot of 'bad dreams', which I are usually either visions or premonitions... But they seem to be rubbing off on my hubby. He's a very optimistic, logical person... So it surprised me when he woke up and told me he had a bad dream (two nights in a row now). He also told me that they weren't like normal dreams... And it was like he was actually 'awake' whilst in the dreams. Basically, he described what it was like (for me) to have visions or premonitions. I feel so lost because of this move. I want to be happy because I know deep down I truly am, but this negative energy or 'spirit' (whatever it may be) is causing me depression, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, irritability, and fatigue. It's slowly killing me... Especially because I haven't found a job yet (new town) and I'm here constantly. I'm sorry for venting to you, but I really feel like I need to talk to you more about this. I'm also a buddhist, and I feel like I'm physically being 'pushed away' from my religion in this place. Please contact me...I'd really appreciate it.
pritisimple (1 stories) (1 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-22)
Denni- what an incredible story! I hope she turned the pictures over to the authorities! I was thinking that there was a plant left behind from the last tenants that I should throw away. Although I suspect the energy was in there before them or that plant. The building is an abandoned warehouse that was converted. It hadn't been using for SEVERAL years before converted-- and being in Brooklyn, it could have a mafia past, homeless people, anything really.

Anne-- I agree completely- but I have never really suffered depression like this. I have been sad when I through something rough but not like this. I also feel like my business is not doing as well almost because of the bad energy-- because I can not find any explanation to the sudden drop in business. The economy is actually improving here. I do think that we are now feeding the negative energy with ours.

A new thing that I just realized this morning is that for the last month or so, I wake up every morning before the alarm at 6:38am. Its almost the exact same time everyday. This morning I woke up and was feeling good (ive been dedicating more to my buddhism and maybe the medication is kicking in early) and within SECONDS I was overcome with dread and thus anxiety and I wasn't even sure WHAT FOR. I had a GREAT day at the business yesterday and a few other things I've been trying to improve are coming through. I went back to sleep and woke up feeling better. I really do feel my bedroom is the focal point of this energy.

Thanks again for your support guys- moving out at the end of August.
denni (4 stories) (3 posts)
13 years ago (2010-07-22)
I would suggest searching and checking EVERYTHING in the apartments for things that may have been left behind. It could be somebody left something with bad energy attached to it.

I had a friend who moved into an apartment with some roommates briefly. She hated the place right away. She didn't feel comfortable (not fear, just discomfort). She got really depressed soon after moving into the place. For the first time in their lives, her and her roommates started fighting with each other. It got bad and she kept trying to make them understand that something was wrong inside their home.

One night, she noticed something in the vent above the main room. They took the cover off and found an envelope. It was full of pictures of women who looked like they had been beaten and abused. There were pictures of them lying in piles of trash bags, maybe not alive. It was incredibly weird and disturbing. She moved out the next day.

If herbs don't help and you can't find an explanation, I'd say move out asap. Sleep somewhere else if you can. Don't stay in a place that depresses you, it's not your fault.

I hope you find a solution and things get better for you.

AnneV (4 stories) (1064 posts) mod
13 years ago (2010-07-21)
I'm sure that the vibe there is not a positive one but it's being exacerbated with the added depressed people, the business that is not doing as well as you hoped, and just being in the city can be challenging. Whatever the reason for this darkness, moving is a good idea. Make sure when you move to your next place that you spend some time there "feeling" it. It should feel warm, comfortable and inviting. Our home is our sanctuary outside of our own body so it's important that it be a positive place.

Who can say for sure why a place is the way it is? Events happen, both positive and negative. People don't realize that thoughts are things and the more something is thought of in any one place, it starts to solidify (form follows thought). And it doesn't even have to be an entity, it can just be accumulated negativity.

The 'why's' probably aren't as relevant as knowing that it would take far longer to "fix" the negative energies in that place then it would be to move. Some places are just that way and will remain so until torn down.

Good luck!

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