Friday, August 01, 2008

Spooks


I have this old frame from an estate sale that is waiting for a pretty beveled glass mirror. I set it on this table in the living room with flowers from our old house and the Christmas cactus. Our second night in the house, around 4am, we heard a bang. Some how, this frame had flipped over on to the floor. When it did, it took out the Christmas cactus but left the vase of flowers exactly where they were. Kinda of freaky.

What was freakier was that the next night it happened again. A big bang around 4am. But this time we couldn't find what fell. We just heard the bang.

I talked a little with my new neighbors and have found out that this house has had 5 owners in the past 20 years. Chris (neighbor lady in the yellow house) says no one stays long and the house just hasn't had someone who wants to take care of it. Sometimes I get these ideas in my head of how things are or were. I have this notion now that if there is a spook in this house, he is old and fiesty and maybe a little worried we will up and leave him like all the other families do. I feel nothing but good feelings when I walk through the house so I know he is happy here and harmless.

I wish he would scare the groundhogs away though!! They are digging up my gardens.

6 comments:

ellen said...

You might try talking to him just to assure him that you're there and staying for a good long time.

rosebud101 said...

Doesn't it feel weird when things like that happen? Sometimes, I just get the chills.

grandmacarnes said...

I had a groundhog in my back yard. DNR gave me permission to live trap it and relocate it....long story as to why they let ME do it. But, when I went home and got out the live traps, I discovered he moved!

Lori Anderson Designs said...

OMG! Well here's hoping it's a cool spook like Nearly Headless Nick!

Lori said...

I agree with Ellen, talk to him and let him know you are staying and also ask him to help you get rid of the groundhogs. since all you get is positive feelings from him, I think he would appreciate you asking him for advice.

Cindy said...

Kerry, that is really freaky! How did the one plant fall but not the glass vase...? Reminds me of what I was telling you about my Mom and her thoughts about antiques. ooooh, I love stories like these!