Part III Dark Water or the Water Poltergeist
Here I am on part III. I want to explain water poltergeist first.
After I got a new 'bed in a bag' set, original price $340 with the spread and 9 pillows and shams. Sheet set, 1250 thread count original price
something like $109- I got both sets on sale at a big department store. Something odd happened. I have since added a cool Harley Quinn sham to one of
the square pillows from wish.com.
I walked in my room, to look at my made bed to see a dark circle in the middle of the spread. I immediately thought a cat had done it. I dove onto the
bed and smelled it. It had no smell. Zero smell. I then looked at the ceiling. Nothing there. And not a place where any pipes would be anyway.
I then looked at the tag, 'dry clean only'. Oh FCK. I questioned google and the best answer was to try to blot it with water or a little Febreeze. I
had first tried an oil based 'scent bomb' in a spray bottle. Glad that didn't stain it more. After I used the Febreeze, it dried in an hour with no
In my searches on google, I did look up 'water marks with no explanation'. I got a lot of links to 'water poltergeists'. Hmm. I hoped not, lol. That
was probably in late November. I must have posts here saying when my new bed and frame arrived.
There was no answer. My bed is pushed into a corner where both the long side and short sides are outer walls. An actual corner of the building.
Never happened again that way.
Fast forward to March 1st. I had a dream where there was water coming through the ceiling in my bedroom. Not where the bed is, but on the opposite
long wall. I was trying to move things out of the way as I knew the plaster was going to come down.
My grandmother was right, again. Dream it on a Wednesday, it will come true on Saturday. This kind of thing runs in my family.
I was laying about yesterday morning. Had got up once to feed the cats, but was definitely thinking about napping or watching a movie in bed. Looking
at when I texted my landlord, the first problem was about 10:25 am.
I was drifting off to sleep. then I heard 'drip..drip...drip.' I remember thinking maybe it is the pope on the radiator, sometimes they lightly drip.
It wouldn't stop, though. So I willed myself to open my eyes.
From the ceiling, almost exactly where I had dreamt, there were 2 lines of water dripping from the ceiling. Right over the radiator. I couldn't guess
if it was from the upstairs neighbor's bathroom or bedroom as all the apartments are slightly different.
I went upstairs and knocked. No answer and no noise.
I then texted the landlord. he said he would call the upstairs neighbor. 15 minutes later he texts 'they are all at church, she will come home'. I put
a bowl and pan on my radiator. I pick my bed up and lean it against the wall. I haven't built the frame yet, so i just lift it up.
An hour later, I text the landlord again, no answer. 2 hours later, the upstairs neighbor comes home. She knocks on my door. She tells me her radiator
is leaking and she told the landlord that multiple times and he won't come to fix it.
I have just about lost it now. I call the landlord and get his voicemail. I tell him what she said. I am standing in my living room and notice what
looks like condensation coming down the side wall of a cabinet door. I have seen condensation when the boiler overworks on windows, but not on
cabinets. I add that to my voicemail. That the boiler is going crazy again.
I get off the phone and look at the cabinet side. A calender I had on a 3M sticky hook has fallen. It is a Normal Rockwell calendar from the pharmacy,
It is on the floor, all wet.
I go into the kitchen and see water dripping from the cream colored facade that goes around the kitchen on 3 walls. It is dripping into the end
I recall when water dripped into another cupboard a couple months ago. I had asked the landlord to inspect the pipes. He said no, that the upstairs
neighbors had spilled something.
I start pulling things out of the cupboards with water. This time it is an upper cupboard, in the middle is a digital built in oven and a lower
Fck. What is left of the huge pack of Scott double roll paper towels my aunt brought me is destroyed. I wanna cry. Not for paper towels, but she has
been making sure my life is easier since my mom died and when she brings paper towels I exclaim "I'm rich!" and she laughs. I had actually taken a pic
of the pack of paper towels and put it on Facebook with the comment, "Best gift an aunt brings amirite?" and I got a ton of likes.
The lower shelf had tools, batteries, flashlights. My best flashlight bit the dust. Also two 'brooklyn lanterns', battery operated, that my mom
bought me from a catalog about 2 months before she died. They seem to be ok.
I texted the landlord about the new leak and says, "I will have a plumber call you."
I was sort of thinking that day. I HAD TOLD him to look at those pipes.
Three hours later, the built in oven starts to beep. The display is showing an error code. F0
I look it up on the internet, it means either a button is stuck or the circuit board is dying due to water damage. I am going with the latter. I text
him and as if it has a dedicated circuit breaker.
He texts me back with 'propably not. You should unplug it."
REALLY???? I am about to punch walls by now. My oven is built into the wall. There is no plug. It is 2 thick wires going into a junction box. He just
does not know. Now the oven is starting to smell. I open it, it is warm. Though I never turned it on.
His answer, "Go down to the fuse box, you may have to try them one by one."GRRRRRRRR
I found the circuit breaker, luckily it was marked as oven and marked right.
No plumber called me until 30 minutes ago. He says it might take awhile, that the upstairs neighbor ignores appointments. By this point I am not
believing anything anyone has to say.
Drip. Drip. Drip.
(I had some pictures, won't upload. Changed browsers, cleared cache. It seems around this time every night no new pics will upload here)
edit on 5-3-2017 by reldra because: (no reason given)