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Nightly Knocking

My Fiance and I live on an Indian Reservation, and superstition/traditions run pretty deep in the community. My fiance has been targeted in the past by “bad medicine” from a particular family. As a result he had to undergo an amputation of one of his toes.

A few months ago, he was running into some very bad luck and I had been sensing a negative presence in our home. I performed a blessing/smudging of the house and a spell of protection on him (without is knowledge of doing so) and the negative force seemed to have left and along with it his bad luck.

A few weeks ago, he started telling me that at night when I was not home, he had been hearing knocking in the kitchen (he would get under the blankets) and then it would move into the bedroom and knock, until he would click on the light on our headboard, after which it would stop.

Recently, he has started to hear it even when I am home, while I am asleep (I am a very hard sleeper, and he wakes up frequently to use the bathroom). The most recent time was when I was just falling asleep, and he got up to use the bathroom. When he came back he told me “Cory! Wake up! It’s knocking at me again!”
I have never heard the knocking that he has been talking about these past weeks, but I also don’t think that hes lying, as he is genuinely frightened.

I am not Native American, but he is and a member of the tribe.

I have asked several friends of mine hear and they tell me that “it is probably ancestors trying to communicate with him, and that they probably want something. Most of the time burning an offering of tobacco and your dinner will set them to rest. You not hearing it means that it is meant for him to hear.”–but I don’t know if I’m convinced that will work.

My Fiance and I will knock on hard surfaces during the day/evening to mess with our dog, and I’m afraid that it may be mimicking us. In my experience, knocking is not a good thing–something to be very weary about. I did a deep blessing/smudging of my house last night but i’m afraid that it may not be enough.

Any advice/wisdom?

Asked by Cory