Thursday, May 10, 2007

Things that go bump in the night

Im a believer in ghosts. I'll admit it....i dont care. When you live where I've been living for the past few months, its hard not to be.

So im at my brother in laws house 2 weeks ago for Sopranos...we're sitting there, and the door alarm goes off (the one that beeps when the door opens), we look up towards the front door...closed. We look at eachother. He goes upstairs to check the side door...WIDE open. No one to open it. Rattled.

A day or so later, im in bed, I wake up breifly, look at the clock, it's 1:30ish. I hear a loud crash downstairs. I bolt out of bed, and immediately think there's someone in the house. I get out of bed, turn the light on, go into the hallway and turn every light on out there, and then call for my mom. I KNOW...i'm 29. Shut up. She comes out, and I say "you didnt HEAR that??" She says no, I tell her it sounds like someone is downstairs. We listen, intently, for 5 minutes. I finally say "Wanna go check?" She shakes her head "No"

After a couple of more minutes, we go, clicking every light in the house on. Nothing. Basement, closets, doors...nothing. Nothing is broken and nothing has fallen over. She thinks im crazy. We go upstairs, and as im turning out all the lights, she comes out of her room, and says "It was the deckchairs, they fell over, because of the wind."

Her room is right over the deck. Mine, on the other end of the house. Funny how I heard it, and she didnt. I still closed my door, and put my chair, and laundry basket behind it just in case.

In the morning, she says "I was vaccuuming, and I found out what that noise was. We have a loads of bookshelves, that take up three walls of the living room (the mini-llibrary we call it). Apparently, a book jumped off the shelf in the middle of the night, knocked a picture off the shelf on its way down, and a bottle of sand from Cuba. The sand is all over the floor, the book not only jumps off the shelf, but throws itself to the other side of the room, and the picture falls onto the floor.

A couple of nights later, I hear another crash...this time, I let it go, but still put my chair behind my door just incase.

10 comments:

Big Ben said...

How is your shair suppost to stop a ghost?

P.S. good work calling your mom, parents are usually more brave

Jennifer said...

Normally, I'm not prone to dwelling on the paranormal. And I'd never had an encounter with a ghost before, but I actually did have an encounter with the ghost in PP's house.
It's often weird adjusting to your house after a pet dies too. Sometimes you realize after they're gone that noises you always attributed to the pet are still there and the pet isn't.

Natalia said...

All of those things have explanations. But that doesn't mean I don't believe that there might be energy circulating, whether dead or alive.

-N

Miss Ash said...

You're funny, but i agree with BB, how is the chair going to save you from a ghost???

Princess Pessimism said...

Ben and Ashley - It probably wouldnt...but it gave me piece of mind. Dont make fun. I was creeped out.

Jenni - I FORGOT ABOUT THAT!!! You should email it to me, and i'll post it on my blog. Maybe now that im back to blogging, i'll have a weekly tribute to ghosty encounters at At the pessimism homestead.

Natalia - Maybe, but there's been some CREEPY CREEPY stuff thats happened at my parents house that cant be explained. Like that day my sister woke up to a little boy rubbing the top of her head....But maybe that has an explanation too....

Sexy Suburbanite said...

A few times the tv in my living room has randomly turned on in the middle of the night and it's SUPER loud. I don't ever have the volume that loud. No idea why. But, my house is pretty new and all that was there before the house were some orange groves so I doubt it's haunted =)

rawbean said...

Oh that would freak me out! I live alone and if I heard anything like that you would have to peel me off of the ceiling!

Dawn said...

I only ever heard people talking when I've slept there. Nothing too scary, thankfully

Lindsey said...

I'm totally scared of ghosts too. part of the reason I don't like sleeping in the dark. I always keep a tv on. :o) I'm chicken.

Linny Spinster said...

Still busy too huh?