05 March 2010

Paranormal Experiences of Overactive Imagination?

Not too long ago, I was at my desk tooling around Facebook when I heard the screen door open. I expected someone to open the main door or knock...nothing.

I got out of my chair and opened the door. No one stood on the other side, so I stepped out onto the deck and checked the driveway. No car was parked, nor was one in the process of traveling down my driveway.

Figuring my imagination was playing tricks on me, I return to the house and chatted with friends on the internet.

About five minutes later, the door handle to the side door rattled.

Again, I expected someone to open that door. And, once again, no one emerged. I opened the door. Nothing greeted me but the cold. I even walked through the garage and checked the checked the driveway again.

More than just a little freaked, I hightailed it back into the house.


One night my husband and I were watching television when the answering machine suddenly voicing the day and time when normally pressing a certain button is required to activate the function.

To make the event even more interesting was the fact the evening had followed a visit from my brother and his girlfriend. They'd told us of several recent happenings in their apartment.

To this day I believe they'd brought whomever or whatever with them.

This is but two of many strange happenings I could tell. I'm sure many of you out there had similar stories. Have you experienced things you can't explain?



Carolan Ivey said...

The other day I was sitting downstairs and I could swear I heard the wind chimes in my office - except all the windows are closed this time of year!

Heart in my throat, I sneaked upstairs to see what was going on.

Turns out my son has a new pet - about which he'd "neglected" to tell me. A cute little mouse, and the noise was its exercise wheel squeaking. LOL

My daughter says she's heard footsteps upstairs, and going up and down the stairs. I just hear the house creaking, but what do I know. :)

Jody W. and Meankitty said...

A REAL mouse? Seriously? The spookiest things I've seen are cats who are already dead, glimpsed out of the corner of my eye. I think it's wishful seeing instead of ghosts!

Carolan Ivey said...

Yep, a real mouse. He thought it would freak me out, but I think it's adorable. However, I did tell my son that if he wanted to keep it, he had to keep his room cleaner than the mouse cage. Heh.

It's great fun to put the mouse in its plastic ball and watch him play with the dogs. Of course, the mouse thinks he's playing; the dogs are trying to figure out how to get the tasty snack out of the ball!

In my last house, I saw my deceased dogs out of the corner of my eye all the time. I don't think they followed me here, though - haven't seen them since we moved. :/

Jean Marie Ward said...

LOL Love the illustration!
I think animals hang around their "territory" for at least a while.
Shortly after we moved into our house, I started seeing a cat out of the corner of my eye. I thought it was wish fulfillment. I'd never owned a cat, but I aways wanted one.
Then a good friend came to visit. She asked me when I'd gotten a cat; she thought I was allergic. She described the same little gray and white spectre I'd seen. Even my husband saw it. Nothing creepy about it, just startling sometimes.
Fast forward a dozen years or so. I discovered I was allergic to certain kinds of litter, not the kitties who use it. So we adopted our Duz and the other little cat's visits have become much more infrequent. Live and dead cat are cool with each other, but the house is Duzie's territory now.