Mama Diaries

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Ghost in the House

Something freaky is going on at my pad.  The light in my dining room cabinet keeps turning on for no reason.  Yesterday, when I came home, the fireplace was on.  Nobody was home, and it wasn't on when I left. (Schultz was in his crate, so he didn't do it.)  The basement light was on, too.  "Kids, did you leave the basement light on?"

"No," they said.

"Did you turn the fireplace on before we left?"

"No."

"Did you mess with the cabinet in the dining room?"

"No."

Hmmm.  It must be the resident ghost.

"Maybe we should call Ghostbusters," my son said.

I think he has a good idea , because next thing you know, there will be a giant marshmallow man in my house leaving sticky footprints on the floor!     

40 comments:

  1. Just remember if you are asked if you are a god, say yes!

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  2. "When there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call...? Ghostbusters! Cute story.

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  3. Aww, that is cute- what a good first thought he had!

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    1. Ghostbusters will take care of the poltergeist!

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  4. Awesome! A haunted house!! Seriously, how fun!

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    1. It's pretty wild. You'll have to come over and check it out!

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  5. Great post, If there really was a ghost I'd be packing by now...lol
    Yvonne.

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  6. And no one wants to clean up after the marshmallow man!

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  7. Lol! The ectoplasm is the messiest, though.

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    1. Yeah. I seriously don't want to deal with that stuff!

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  8. I love kid logic. It makes great writing material :D

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  9. I recommend calling an electrician, if it continues to occur, and I hope it won't.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I don't know how, but I see no other explaination!

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  11. Ah, I used to have a resident ghost when I lived in a flat in Chicago on the Loyola campus. We would smell cigar smoke at odd times, though no one nearby was smoking, and the light bulb in my closet was ALWAYS popping and going out when I turned it on. I just stopped replacing the bulb because the loud pop when it burned out always made me jump. Also, out cat was always growling(!) at that closet!

    Hope you sort out your ghosties! Especially if it's turning on the fireplace - that could be dangerous!

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    1. Ghosts are odd entities. Maybe it was cold! ;)

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  12. Where do those stairs go?

    They go up!

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  13. You might need an electrician, but I'd make sure the entrance to the basement was secured, perhaps add one of those ugly interior Yale locks.

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    1. We'll see if weird stuff keeps happening. If so, I'll make sure we get one of those Yale locks.

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  14. Ghost Busters was just on -- I vaguely remember my husband watching it.

    You sure it wasn't the dog?

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    1. Yeah. Maybe Schultz has psychic powers! LOL!

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  15. You need the Ghost Adventures crew!

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  16. Eeeeek, I hate stuff like that! I don't believe in ghosts, but do believe in worse things. I'm going to go with faulty wiring, this gives me peace, lol. I hope you get it worked out. :)

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    1. It was pretty weird - like there must've been some kind of power surge. I hope it doesn't happen again!

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  17. Oooo... will you keep us posted??? Maybe start a series on the strange happenings in your home! :D

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    1. Maybe the ghost thinks it's so much fun at my house, it has taken up residence!

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  18. Scary..maybe a CCTV camera like in Paranormal Activity will help solve the mystery. Worst case scenario..you get to see the real ghost captured on film.

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  19. for real!! how fun---and you are right, the marshmallow stains would be the worse part :)

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  20. If a giant marshmallow man does show up, at least you guys have an excuse to make a bunch of s'mores! XD

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    1. Hahaha! I'm going to go out and get some more graham crackers and chocolate - just in case!

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