Not everyone in Malta believes in ghosts.
But have there ever been strange goings-on in your home that you can’t explain?
Malta is reported to have several haunted buildings, including Villa Sans Souci in Marsaxlokk, Verdala Palace in Buskett, Australia House in Pembroke, the Manoel Theatre in Valletta and Fort St Angelo in Vittoriosa.
Alison Wynne-Ryder, a psychic medium, believes there are eight easy ways to tell if your house might be haunted.
What type of buildings can be haunted?
Alison said: ‘Although most people you ask would say old properties, the reality is that any building can be haunted, even a modern one.
‘However, the likelihood is that more old properties tend to have a haunted feeling about them, as they have more history and habitation than newer buildings.
What feelings would I have in a haunted property?
- Feelings of being watched or spied on.
- Feelings of someone standing close behind you.
- Feelings of being touched by unseen hands.
- Feelings of the hair on back of your neck standing up.
- Feelings of cobwebs on your face or body.
- Feeling a cold breeze as if someone has walked past you.
- Dark depressing feeling, especially in one particular location.
What are the signs that a building is haunted?
- Lights turning on and off, or up and down, on their own.
- Light bulbs blowing frequently.
- Sounds of items being dropped – but when you go to investigate, there is nothing there.
- Seeing unexplained shadows from the corner of your eye.
- Strange behaviour from pets in the property
- Hearing voices of people, whispers, or someone calling your name.
- Seeing twinkling lights, mists or unexplained moving shapes.
- Sudden temperature drops, especially in one area of the property.
What should I do if I think my home is haunted?
Alison suggests keeping a diary of events to see if there’s a pattern occurring of unexplained activity.
She advises calling a reputable medium with ‘spirit rescue experience’ to see what they feel or sense, and give you advice.
Alison is the author of The Quirky Medium