Sunday, March 04, 2007

Ghost in the Machine

Writing about Sylvia Browne the other day made the 'chick think about her own real-life encounters with spirits. A few years ago, Roadchick and Rockboy were moving out of the house that they'd lived in for about five years. The amount of packing to be done was insane and seemed like it would never end.

During that time, odd things began happening around the house. The TV would suddenly change channels but no one was touching the remote. Or else it would come on unexpectedly when no one was in the room. Lights turned themselves on and off.

It was a little disturbing at first, but after a couple of days, Rockboy and the 'chick decided that there was a ghost in the house. It didn't seem to be doing any harm, so they went about their business and the ghost went about its business.

Then the Outlaws came to visit. (Side note: It's never a good time to come visit when people are packing up to move.) Luckily the Outlaws are good sports and without having to be asked twice, climbed into the attic to get everything out of there that Roadchick would've just left behind for the new owners. Especially since most of it belonged to the Now-Former-Mr.-Roadchick. They learned to not be alarmed when the TV or lights started acting up.

One evening, while everyone was in other parts of the house, the dishwasher turned on. Without human assistance. Considering that it took an instruction manual and an engineering degree to get the dishwasher to work, it was not an accident. It was also not loaded with dirty dishes which proved that the ghost was not female.

The 'chick had had enough. She finally had to have a talk with the ghost.

"Roadchick and Rockboy are moving. If you want to do something useful, pack a box. If you want to be entertaining, find a way for the 'chick to get E! Network on cable."

The male ghost was never heard from again.


heather said...

how weird! this would have made a spooktacular haloween post! :-p ( i know, how cheesy can you get! balme it on spending way too much time giggling with cheeks.)
man, i just saw my wv, this may take a while :-(

mist1 said...

I think I have a ghost here who starts the dishwasher. It could be me and I'm too drunk to remember in the morning, but that sort of takes the fun out of it, don't you think?

Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I R.E.A.L. (I Read, Enjoyed, And Left;>)

Michael Thomas said...

If only I could find a spook that could babysit that my kids wouldn't actually terrify and scare off........

briliantdonkey said...

Our old house used to have a lot of that kind of stuff. Doorbells ringing for no apparent reason, lights blinking on and off etc; The worst part was the dishwasher that would be put into action without help. Especially disturbing was the fact that as my mom always said 'why do we NEED a dishwasher thats what YOU are for."


heather said...

gee, my mom used to say the same thing bd, i swear i will ~not~ be using that line on cheeks. lol

Kim G. said...

I like the idea of "useful" ghosts. I could get into that. Leave a list in the morning, have the work done by the time I get home. Hmmm . . . where do I get one of those kind of ghosts?