Okay, well as you just read, they gave me tons of great advice, and guess what?
So, it kept happening - every few nights - the noises, the shadows, the weird stuff left out on the kitchen counter overnight.
Well... I started going over the list of things the DMS suggested. On the first night, I found Mom's industrial sized carpet cleaner powder that she had stashed on the shelves in the basement - The container was HUGE & just what every family of four needs - you know, in case you need to clean carpets everyday for the next hundred years. I'm sure there must have been a sale involved. Anyway, I couldn't even lift the thing it was so darn heavy, so I took a cupful.
I waited until everyone was in bed and then I sprinkled the powder all up and down the hallway. Sure enough, in the morning I found footsteps! They started at Doogle's room, went down to the kitchen, and then headed back up to Doogle's room again! I couldn't say anything because if Doogle found out there was a ghost hanging out in his room, he would FREAK OUT. So I decided to do a little more investigating.
The next night I did the tape/string thing the DMS suggested. Since I knew the ghost was in Doogle's room, I once again waited until everyone was asleep. Then, I taped a piece of string across the hallway just outside Doogle's door. I tried to stay awake, but I was so sleepy. When I woke in the morning. The string was gone!
On to the next night. I decided to once again take the DMS's advice. This time I put a piece of masking tape straight across Doogle's door. Maybe I could get the ghost to stick to it or something! I made sure to stay awake this time. Finally I heard Doogle's door open. When I looked out, all I saw was Doogle walking toward the steps with the piece of tape stuck to his foot. I called out his name, but he didn't respond. So I followed him, down into the kitchen where he took out a plate and made himself a sandwich! When he finished, he walked back up to bed and back into his room. He was asleep the whole time! Turns out we didn't have a ghost at all - but we did have a sleepwalker and the DMS helped me figure the whole thing out. See? I told you they rocked!!