Another story. A long time friend of the family passed away. She lived in a home with her husband who passed on a few years before and raised her 4 children after coming to Canada from Italy. She lived in that home for 50 yrs and it was up for sale. I had heard a couple known to me, coincidently purchased that home. It was comforting to know that a good couple were going to renovate and update the cute little home that was owned by a good friends of my parents.
I ran into her at the grocery store one day, and told her we are so happy that they purchased that home. She started to tell me, from the first night they slept there, they knew the owner was still there. The bedroom light turned on in the middle of the night, but no one was there. They woke up in the morning to find all the cupboard doors open in the kitchen. They would turn off lights, when leaving for the day, and come home to lights being on. About a month later the new owner started to investigate online and learned so much about people passing on and not being able to "get over to the other side". She started talking to her, daily, outloud, convincing her that there is a better place for her, and that they were going to fix up her home and live there for many years, and hopefully raise a family like she did. At that point in time that I ran into her a couple of months had gone by. The first renovation project was the bathroom. As soon as it was complete, there were no more occurances.
It seems the owner stuck around to make sure they would indeed take care of the home, and once she saw some work being done, she decided it was time.