posted on Dec, 12 2009 @ 02:42 PM
Sorry I didn't get back sooner with an update — lot of holiday season housework, decorating, entertaining.
As has been suggested several times, I retrieved the skis and ski poles from the basement after my family's visit, I cleaned them up — even gave
them a thorough waxing — and returned them to their original storage space beneath the main stairs. I was vocal while replacing the skis, assuring
whomever that I was very sorry for disturbing their property and promising never to make that mistake again.
I thought, perhaps, the missing hinge pin to our basement door would be returned; but, no, the hinge pin has never been recovered. This, to me, was
the the most astonishing part of the original manifestation. I mean, there is no way that pin could have been removed except by conscious
effort — and it has never turned up anywhere on the hallway floor, on the basement staircase, or on the basement floor. To all appearances,
the hinge pin evaporated into thin air.
Also, during my family's visit, one of my very expensive tactical flashlights — a $120 model that I keep on a shelf in my upstairs office —
also vanished. Is still missing.
This takes the manifestations to a different level. Because, you see, nobody messes with my tactical flashlights except me. My wife
will go down to the hardware store and buy a new utility flashlight before she would even think of touching my tactical flashlights.
And my visiting family members (who are between 58 and 79 years old) never even knew I kept flashlights stored in my office.
High up on a shelf, in a secure part of my office, I keep these flashlights standing on their bezels, in a neat row, from largest to smallest, right?
The missing flashlight originally stood dead in the middle of the group. I am very fastidious about my flashlights and other such technology,
and I've never lost a flashlight — I always return them to their proper place on the shelf.
Yet, when I went for a flashlight a few days after the first manifestation, I was quite annoyed to see this one flashlight prominently absent
from the collection.
Frankly, I was pissed, and the first thing I thought was tit-for-tat. I'm guessing that my ghostly guests are getting a little
payback for my disturbing their skis and ski poles.
As yet, the expensive flashlight has not turned up anywhere, and I'm still voicing my displeasure where I'm sure the spirits can hear me. I'll let
you know what happens next.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 12/12/2009 by Doc Velocity]