i don’t believe in ghosts, but i love hearing ghost stories. usually, after hearing a great ghost story, i say, “i believe that YOU believe that story, but it’s not true.” however, my bedroom might be haunted.
for about three months before moving in, while i was renting somewhere else, i spent about 6 hours a day, about 5 days a week, painting four bedrooms, a sitting room, an office, living room, kitchen, 2.5 bathrooms, and – instead of a dining room – a room with a pool table.
when i was painting, i left a lamp on the floor and would use it to help me find drip marks and make sure i sanded well before painting the next coat. when the lamp was in my bedroom – no other room – i would often find it turned on when i would arrive the next day. of course i would shut it off when i’d leave, but it would usually be on when i returned. it wasn’t a regular lamp with a knob to turn. it was a “touch” lamp, and you’d just tap the metal base to turn it either on or off. it was interesting.
in the picture above, there’s a light on the ceiling fan. in the six years that i’ve lived here, i’d guess that about three times a month i’ll come home and find that light on. it’s rather interesting that two different lights are being turned on…somehow.
but i don’t believe in ghosts. right. no way.