posted on Jul, 24 2010 @ 06:02 PM
I don't expect anyone to believe me, but here goes. I probably wouldn't.
Over a decade ago I was staying with a friend, and while she was working I would babysit her boy who was around eleven. It was after midnight, the boy
was asleep, and I was reading a book. As I was reading, I saw movement in front of me, where the entertainment system (ES) was. There was also a
shallow tray on the ground in front of the ES for their pet box turtle that had water and food on it. Next to the tray was an iron candle holder with
a tripod base, the legs being these iron spirals... heavy, short, and squat. Attatched to the top of it was one of those reptile lights for the
turtle. The cord for the light ran down the base of the candleholder and was wrapped around one of the spiral tripod legs.
As the movement caught my eye, I looked up and noticed the cord slowly being pulled from behind the ES, until it was taunt and slightly raised an inch
or so off the floor. As it got tight, the candleholder fell over and the light clattered in the tray and the cord went limp.
I didn't think anything about it at all, because I assumed the turtle was behind the ES and had gotten entangled. So I got up, went to the ES and
looked behind it.... and there was nothing there. Turtles don't move too fast, so I figured it was around there, but when I found the turtle he was
behind the couch I had been reading on, asleep. If you have ever seen a box turtle sleeping, well, they look like they're dead... their arms and legs
and head are sprawled out, and even their toungues will be hanging out. But this stunned me. There was simply no way the turtle could have gotten
across the floor from the ES and behind the couch without me seeing it in that short of time. The turtle was obviously asleep. They had no other
animals (other than mice, but this was in the country). I checked on the boy and he was in his room asleep.
I was a bit stunned, but I still believed there was some rational explanation. They had never said anything about 'ghostly' phenomena happening
there before. I went to the light and tried to replicate what happened and I couldn't. No matter how I pulled the cord, it would only drag the heavy
candleholder across the floor. It never came close to tipping over. It was not top heavy. The reptile light weighed nothing and the hood was light
aluminum. I tried kicking it lightly, but this thing was like cast iron; you would have to use real force to knock it over. It was around then that I
got a chill and wondered 'what is here?', but I sensed nothing and nothing else happened. Oddly, the candleholder had tipped over in the opposite
direction that it was being pulled, into the tray. It just didn't make sense.
For days I tried to find a reasonable explanation and couldn't. Even if it had been the turtle, there was no way it could have pulled this thing
over. Even now, it bugs me and I'm still searching for a rational answer, and it's entirely possible I missed something, but I have no idea what it
could have been. It wasn't the boy or the turtle or mice, I know that much. To this day I can still see that cord slowly being pulled until it was
taunt, and the candleholder just falling over. None of the motions were violent. You could believe the turtle was pulling it and that's what
happened, but the turtle was nowhere near the area. So what pulled it?
Just thought I'd share that with you. Not so dramatic as a full-bodied apparition, but spooky and strange nevertheless. Nothing else ever happened
there that I was aware of. I know what you're thinking... there has to be an explanation other than 'ghosts' or whatever, and it's hard for me not
to agree with that.