Since I've been under the weather off and on since last Tuesday and my brain still isn't firing on all cylinders with all the coughing that has shaken things up, I'm going to repeat a post that I used last year in October. I have several new readers who may not have seen that post.
I did take time to play with a different photo of the old vacant (haunted?) house that I took last year and used water painting to give it a bit of a different look. The following is a true story about strange happenings in our home that I posted about last year:
Since Halloween is right around the corner and even tho I'm really not all that into Halloween, I still thought this might be a good time to share the story of some unexplained happenings here in my own house. This may turn out to be rather long. Hope you stick with me and let me know what you think! I saved the strangest story for the end.
In recent years, we've been experiencing some strange sounds and happenings. One night while I was at work and my daughter and husband were downstairs....she was at her computer desk and he was watching television. They both heard what sounded like someone stepping down off of a chair, then scooted the chair across the upstairs bathroom floor. Then after that they heard a door shut. Both of them ran up the stairs to see what was going on, but saw nothing out of place.
Another time, while they were downstairs, they heard what sounded like someone walking down the hall. Thinking I might have gotten home early, they came up the stairs to see me...but it wasn't me! I was still at work.
Yet another time, my daughter was sitting in her computer chair at the desk and a cool breeze went by behind her and she caught a whiff of a floral perfume.
Both my children have heard music in the house, when there wasn't a tv on or music playing. My son even walked around the house trying to determine where it was coming from....didn't find anything. The neighbors were quiet, so it wasn't them...and their houses aren't real close to ours.
I've heard loud sounds in the bedroom. Sometimes it sounds like a chain or something is sliding down the wall. That is about the only way I know to describe it.
One night there was a loud crash, and the cat took off running. Another time, she got spooked and her fur stood on end with her tail getting big. There was nothing to be seen.
I think the strangest happening of all is the day I was getting ready for work. I had showered and had opened my bottle of foundation preparing to put on my makeup. Nature was calling, so I sat down the bottle of foundation and went around the corner...there is a half wall between the vanity and toilet...when I finished and went back to the sink to wash my hands, I noticed that there were drops of makeup on the floor. Looking closer, I noticed that these drops were about the size of a nickel and were almost perfectly spaced in a row leading back to the wall between two closet doors opposite the vanity. I had a plant stand with a plant next to the wall between the two doors...our bathroom is rather large...and there were some drops on the leaves, too. Well, I had to go to work so in my haste I cleaned up the mess and finished getting ready and didn't think to take photos. I was certainly very puzzled as to how that happened. But when I got home and told my family, I showed them the drops still on the plant and a few had ended up veering off in another direction on the floor that I had overlooked while cleaning up the mess, so they did believe me! I am wondering to this day how that happened. My hubby said I must have shaken the bottle. No, I didn't and even if I had I would have had to have thrown the stuff over my shoulder, because the drops were directly behind where I was standing. And how would they have ended up so perfectly matched in size and evenly spaced? I didn't count the drops, but there were quite a few! I can't think of an explanation for this. I didn't shake the bottle, the bottle was unopened and just where I left it. Strange!!!
Okay, you probably think I've really lost it! But all of these things have really happened. I don't really believe in ghosts, but I have no explanation for any of the many strange sounds and happenings we've experienced.
How about you? Have any strange goings on in your house? If so, please share! I wish someone could tell me how my foundation ended up in perfect drops on the floor!! Very, very strange.....
I am feeling better than I did last week, but am having a hard time shaking this cough. I hope you have escaped the various bugs going around and have a good week!
One more thing...the strange happenings have really slacked off since I wrote about them last year!
Until next time...