That Scary Time of Year..

A guy I work with is having poltergeist problems...about four months ago, his house on the lake was struck by lightning...ever since then, he has had some REALLY weird stuff happen in his house...for instance, it all began when he went to get into his car, which was parked in the garage, and once he started it up, all of the electronics were haywire...temperature settings were off, the radio was on - and on a different channel than he'd left it on....I told him that this may have been to do with some sort of electrical charge being left behind...anyway, he bought that, and didn't say anything else about the goings-on for a few weeks....

A few weeks later, he tells me that he is minding his own business at home, when his dog starts barking at the window leading onto the lake...so, he goes to investigate....and he sees something floating up over the lake...just as he sees it, it disappears...and the only thing that comes to his mind when he tries to describe it to me is that it looked like an "angel"...feathery wings and all...

I told him he was an old hallucinating fart and that he should drink more in the evenings....hey, I like to give sound advice to my friends...

Anyway, he comes in a few weeks later and tells me a story about his couch...now, I know that couch stories are usually pretty dang boring, but this one was just plain weird...So, the story goes that he and his wife have this big leather couch in their living room...they come home from dinner, and there is a huge, black ink stain on this brown couch....they get pretty pissed off, and both he AND his wife inspect it...it looks, evidently, like someone has left a magic marker on the couch arm, and it has bled into the leather...so, they spend a while wondering which of their grandkids they need to beat senseless over the weekend for ruining their couch, and inspecting the stain...finally, they go to bed...and in the morning, the stain was gone...later that day, they contact all of their kids, and none of them had been over at the house that week...weird, huh?...

and then TODAY, the guy comes in, and he tells me that after pulling into the garage and parking his car, he and his wife went inside....no sooner had they gotten inside than the doorbell rang..he was only about five feet from the door, so he opened it in less than 3 seconds after it rang...and there was no one there..he was totally freaked out...

Before you all start going off, let me just give you a little background. This man is a seasoned professional...he is over 50 years old, and is extremely respected by his peers and subordinates...He is intelligent and educated....and he sat there in my office...asking for advice, and I told him he was either nuts....or being haunted...coming from me...someone that I like to think isn't afraid of things that go bump in the dark...his stories freaked ME out...so...I guess I'm the one in need of advice now...any spook hunters out there who want to come hunting in Tennessee?..

by Eric on October 28, 2003 | Comments(3) | Psycho Rants

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I've posted a couple of ghost stories. One of the e-mails I got in response said that a legit poultergeist wants to throw you off your game. And if you can go without acknowledging it, it will eventually lessen its power.

Look in the October 27 Daily Post Athenian (http://dpa.xtn.net). There's a story about a McMinn County feller with ghost hunting experience.

posted by: BSTommy on October 28, 2003 05:49 PM

Thanks, BST...I'll pass on that information to my friend...he's starting to get a weeeee bit worried about all the weird stuff...

posted by: Eric on October 28, 2003 05:54 PM

Man, that creeps me out. For starters, he ought to get some silver bullets.

posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on October 29, 2003 01:33 AM