posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 12:34 AM
There's this big, old table-like thing an elderly couple who used to live across the street from my house gave my family that has a radio, an 8-track
player, and a phonograph built into it. My parents are getting new windows installed this weekend, and since this thing is up against the wall, it
needs to be moved before then and so my dad thought: if we're going to move it, we might as well give it away 'cause we don't use it.
So this made me think of messing around with it tonight because it's pretty cool and we might be getting rid of it soon... So while I was out there,
I decided to turn on the phonograph, which had a record on it. And I don't know how it works, really, so I try taking the needle and putting it on
the record and turning it on. Well... a few seconds after I did this and the record started spinning, I still had my hand on the needle thing and it
started moving off of the record. I let it move and it just went back to where it was before I touched it, and the on/off switch turned to off.
At first I thought this was just some sort of automated mechanism thing that the phonograph did. I turned it right back on and put the needle on the
record and it was fine. I quickly noticed that there was no resistance at all when trying to move the needle around. And at that point I started to
get really freaked out. The most disturbing thing was that it turned off on its own and it doesn't seem like there'd be any reason for that sort of
thing to be automated.
Am I just really paranoid/superstitious? I guess I'm partly asking: Do these machines actually do this, or are they supposed to be totally manually
It seems like this is something that someone would overreact to and incorrectly assume to be some sort of paranormal thing, like some spirit that once
owned this thing doesn't want it to be played or something. I've never actually thought anything like this and actually believed it, and I'm
normally a very rational person. Although I have a lot of irrational fears about these sort of things, but never before have I actually experienced
any sort of physical evidence to support them (hence "irrational").
What's going on here?
[edit on 27-2-2009 by aV09s2]