Monday, October 31, 2016

New Unsolved Mysteries...

This is it...the last day of October...sniff, sniff...also the last full week of electioneering...hip, hip, hooray!  How was your weekend?  We worked at the other house aka The Project.  Okay, BG worked and I mostly stood around until he needed me to pull a wire through an opening as he fed said wire from up in the attic down to me.  Sounds like a fun time, eh?  Not really, but at least progress is being made, so that is good news.

~ BG's truck isn't part of the mystery...see the flower pot?  Stay tuned~

Will you have Trick or Treaters at your house?  We don't usually have them in our neighborhood.  I'm not a big fan of Halloween, but I've been known to tell stories of strange happenings around our house this time of year.  The following are true stories that I call our Unsolved Mysteries...for this year.  I'll share them here and I hope you'll be able to figure them out, because we sure can't!

~the flowers aren't so pretty now, but I took this photo of them for the story~
First, the flowers.  I snapped the first 3 photos yesterday while we were at The Project.  The pot of flowers above is a closeup of the flowers in the photo above this one.  The flower pot used to belong to a friend of my daughter.  I say "used to" because sadly her friend committed suicide 2 years ago.  Kim was given the pot along with a few others by the husband of this friend.  

In late April, Kim planted this pot with purple verbenas.  About 2 weeks later, Kim and her boyfriend broke up.  The boyfriend was the brother of the friend who died.  After the breakup, which was a difficult time for her, Kim didn't care too much about the flowers and stopped watering them.  That was nearly 6 months without water except for a little rain now and then and the flowers are still living.  How did they survive that long during the hot summer we had?  It's a mystery.

Now, the bigger mystery involves bloody the same room as another unsolved mystery took place a few years ago.  Some of you may remember it, you can read about it here.

BG and I were in Branson in early September and our daughter was at home.  She had fallen asleep in the recliner and woke up around 3 am and after a visit to the bathroom she went to bed.  The next time she woke up, it was around 7 am and she was sitting on the potty in the bathroom with her kitty meowing at her feet.  

Our daughter sleepwalks occasionally and she always ends up in the bathroom.  This hasn't happened in quite a long time.  I need to mention for the sake of the story that she also has periodic nosebleeds.  I'll also mention I asked her if it was okay that I tell all this about her!

When she got up and stepped around the half wall to wash her hands, she saw blood drops on the vanity, on the floor, on the half wall,  on the mirror, and up both closet doors as well as the door coming into the bathroom.  Also a large spot of blood on the carpet just outside the bathroom.  

The floor in front of the potty or that area wasn't bothered nor did she have any blood on herself or her clothes.  She examined all the cats and they didn't have blood on their paws or anywhere that she noticed.

After taking photos with her phone, she started cleaning it up and noticed that some of the spots were dry and some looked like fresh drops.

Looking at the vanity, it looks like perhaps a kitty stepped into the drops, but she found no sign of blood on their paws or that they had tracked blood on the floor when they would have jumped down.

The spots on the floor were mostly perfect round spots.  She did find a few sprinkles of blood next to her pillow and a spot on the quilt.

All of this was very disturbing and she called us in Branson to tell us about it and told several friends.  None of us has a clue what this was.  The hubby of a friend has lots of nose bleeds and told her that she would have gotten it on her clothes if that is what happened.  

When we got back home several days later, I happened to notice that one of the cats had a sore on the lower side of it's mouth.  I'm thinking that maybe a fight had taken place with another kitty and a claw ended up tearing a place and it bled.   Maybe the cat shook it's head and that's how some of the blood ended up on the mirror and doors. 

Whatever happened, it was a good amount of blood drops.  

Someone suggested maybe a cat had killed a mouse.  Well, we don't have mice ever get in the house, so it wasn't that.  

We don't have a clue what it was, but after the other happening I wrote about I'm beginning to wonder what is going on here!  What do you think might have happened? 

Have a fun Halloween!  As for me, I'm going to keep the bathroom door shut to keep the goblins out.
xo Cheryl


  1. I'm with you....keep the bathroom door shut.

  2. Happy Halloween!!! Wow, that is a weird mystery, lots of blood but your probably right about the cats... Blessings Francine.

    1. I hope it was the cats rather than my daughter. I thought a long time before posting about this, the photos are pretty gross but it is Halloween. lol!

  3. great stories for Halloween day... I would vote blame the cats in one way or another. I don't think Ghosts bleed, but then what do I know??? ha ha

    1. I don't believe in ghosts, but sure would like to know what has caused some of the weird things that have happened around here! Yep, I'll blame the cats!

  4. WOW, what a story!!!!! Well, I think the cat injury is likely. Except that the cat would have a worse injury, due to the amount of blood. I also think there would be bloody paw prints. The round drops are from blood that dropped straight down, so that does look like a nosebleed. Maybe she did have a nosebleed, and somehow it did not get on her clothes. A sleepwalking nosebleed. The smeared blood is very creepy and gory looking.

    1. We've wondered if it was a nosebleed, then how did it get splattered on the mirror and on the closet doors in the bathroom? It's a mystery! Hope I didn't freak anyone out by the yucky photos!

  5. Wow, I am going with your wounded cat theory. That would explain how the blood was splattered all over. Might need a little help from CSI. What a scary thing to wake up to.

  6. Oh my. That's bizarre. So sorry about your daughter's friend...words fail in such circumstances.

  7. Strange, for sure. I am leaning towards a cat injury, but who really knows.

  8. Wow! You need to hook up with Stephen King and write a book about the strange happenings you experience!!!
    diane @ @ thoughts&shots

  9. Not a clue as to what might have caused all the blood droplets, Cheryl. But you have to admit the timing was appropriate being near Halloween. Keep us posted if you learn the cause.

  10. Good thinking, keep the bathroom door closed

  11. This was a fun post for Halloween. Your two mysteries are intriguing. I of course, don't have a clue. I usually never guess the right criminal when watching a mystery show. Halloween isn't one of my favorite holidays, either. We don't get very many trick or treaters on our block. Here in Utah our churches often sponsor a Trunk or treat. Members decorate the trunks of their cars, dress up and then hand out candy. It's usually a very fun event.
    Blessings and hugs~