So, have I ever mentioned that I’m haunted? I don’t mean in the teen angst emotional depressed sort of way, but in supernatural sense. Yep, I have my own personal ghost or spirit or poltergeist or something quite insubstantial. I know this because he let’s himself be known and because I conjured him. That’s right, I guess I ask for it and his name is George.
So, how did I evoke such a spirit? Well it all happened about 12 years ago when my daughter was being particularly unruly. She said something to the effect she would be better off if she has a brother. I jokingly told her she had a brother George, but he acted up too and now we only have her, implying a Cosby witticism, “We brought you into this world, and we can take you out … and make another one just like you.” The quieted her quickly as she though about it then called the bluff. But that was the start of George.
In the next few days we had all sorts of weird things happen around the house, lights turning on and off, televisions would turn off at interesting moments, things would be moved around the kitchen, and personal items (wallets, watches) would not be where you usually set them. All in all it was a weird couple of days and that is when we decided we had a ghost. It was nothing malicious, more like playful happenings.
Now some would say it is a poltergeist, but there has never been any sound related to this “entity”, so no, it’s not that. Besides, while I do have a daughter, she was neither angry nor a teen when this developed. Furthermore, this entity has attached to me. It has moved from an apartment in Canyon Country to a house in Castaic, to a house in Northridge and finally to my current apartment.
Over the years I have become accustom to the strange little things that just occur, but this was new to Nancy. She moved in and brought a computer that was perfectly fine. But wouldn’t you know, a few months later George figured out how to turn off her monitor and I suggested she tell George to leave it alone. That worked and eventually it just because a habit to get the monitor to work.
I know, I know, you all say that it was just part of the process of warming up the monitor and that happens once in a while. Well, that may be true, but how do you explain it also happen after the monitor has been on all night? The fact of the matter is the switching off of the monitor happen only when she is on the computer and then only when it seems to bug her most. Then if she sternly addresses George it stops. Also, we replaced the flat screen monitor with a large regular monitor and now the same thing is happening with this monitor. When we hooked up the new monitor there was a gap of a few months when nothing happened to the monitor, so saying it’s the monitor or even the computer does not scan.
Here is another example. When we got a cat all the activity ceased. The cat would approach something, meow at it and then move along. Now, after the having the cat around for half a year, the “happenings” are starting again. The monitor is acting up once in a while, the amplifier pops and crackles and the TV even turns off at moment of the most interest.
Further proof of the “George” haunting me: Yesterday we went to the doctor and the radio in the car would cut in and out. In fact it would in some cases cut in and out on command. It finally stopped but it was weird. You are going to ask, how hot it was… well it was 115 outside and who knows how hot inside so I guess the over heating sensor in the stereo could have kicked in. But in and out and in and out again? Unlikely. Also, later when we went about out business it was hotter inside and out and there was no issue. It was George again. (BTW, this had never happened to Nancy before.)
So as we prepare to move we keep in mind out extra roomie and pack the electronics carefully. It will be interesting to see how long it takes for George to let himself be known at the new place. (The new place is just 2 years old and we are the second tenants in the unit so there should not be any electrical issues.)
We shall see, oh yes, we shall see.