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Spirits tend to make themselves known by making as much of a ruckus as they can. Moving objects, making noises… some spirits are more successful at this than others. People also detect spirits by "sensing" a presence and feeling unusual temperature changes. In order to ensure that it is really a spirit you are dealing with rather than, for example, a plumbing issue, you will have to rule out all possible "normal" causes of the disturbances. There are paranormal investigator groups in almost every area who would be pleased to assist you with this and they will try to capture evidence of your spirit. You may also wish to contact a psychic to try to communicate with the spirit. Any search engine should be able to help you get in touch with someone who can help you. Use the keywords Paranormal Investigations Yourarea or Spirit Communication Yourarea
Do not try to use a Ouija board or perform a seance of your own. Get a professional to help you.
Morningbird has answered your question brilliantly however there's just one thing I'd like to add…
If you're asking this question, you've probably got a Feeling that there's some kind of Presence in your home already.
As a Seeker After The Light (no matter what path you're on) you've already opened yourself up to the more subtle forces that move about our Universe so there's a good chance you are actually right & there is a presence in your home.
HERE'S THE THING:
Not all (or most) Spiritual Presences are ghostly or malevolent, in fact my house (& garden) is often filled with Imps, Sprites, Elementals, Faire Folk &/or Manifestations of various aspects of The Gods & Goddesses, I find there presence reassuring & often fun!
If however the feeling you're getting in a Negative one, it might pay to just do a simple cleansing & blessing of the house.
You can do this using many methods (search this site) but "Smudging" (burning sage) and asking your deity to cleanse & bless the house is probably the easiest & most effective.
Blessed Be & Good Luck with it all :)
From my own experience they can draw energy from your electronics and mess with them somehow. In playing a scrabble game with my son online my brother came through when I didn't like my tiles and asked for new ones. The next set of tiles spelled his name. My son's hair stood up on his arms and we laughed afterwards but in shuffeling three more times his name kept appearing in the correct spelling. I wouldn't of thought to much about it if his name was Bob, but his name was uncommon. His name was Rhett. They can produce a familiar lingering smell that you associated with them. Again with my brother it was cigarettes which I'm allergic to the smoke and I find offensive but smelled it so strong at random times and places.And they can actually show themselves to you in a way that will either be an absolute or leave you questioning if you actually saw something or not. If they are stuck here you need to ask them to go to the light so they can move on. It could be they are just visiting for a moment. If that is the case thank them for checking in on you, tell them you love them. Either way they are trying to let you know there is more to this life we live. Embrace the gift they have given you. If it is scary or uncomfortable to you let them know. The visits usually calm down. A psychic is a good tool for comunication but make sure you get a reputable one. Don't give them too much information though if they are legit they won't have to poke and pry for much. If you don't want them there period, just tell them they are not welcome there and to go away.