Just to get that out of the way. This all just happened and I am documenting this for proof.
So I live on a piece of property that has two houses, one of which I rent from the owners (the Mother in Law).
Today the other occupant came to me to tell me that they had seen a closet door open 3 times without anyone being in the house other than them. She
is not the type who is prone to hysteria, in my opinion.
Let me back up. The Neighbor (a woman who is living alone with 3 large dogs) came to me very agitated then told me that a sliding glass-mirrored door
on an upstairs hallway closet had opened 3 times today without any apparent forces. By this I mean that she was just around the corner and that she
had walked into the room to see the door open. this closet is two feet from her studio where she sews purses. After looking at the stiffness of the
door's mechanism it would be difficult for someone to slide the door without a fair amount of force. Now the dogs could have opened the door with
enough motivation. For this I am certain. But it is the amount of the door being opened that caught my attention.
The owner says that the first two times that she noticed that the door was ajar that it was around 4"-6". she shut it each time thinking that maybe
one of the dogs had nosed their way into smell something. Since she is moving soon the closet is empty accept for a few painting supplies that she
wanted out of the way. Other than that the closet is truly, empty.
When she came to me she hadn't said what she was upset about and that I just had to come and see it.
Now, being an opened minded skeptic I took what she showed me at her word. The sliding door was open as far as it could go. That was when she told
me about the door having been opened by someone or something other than her two other times in the last 6 hours.
here are the facts that she gave to me:
1: The door in the hallway has been opened without her help 3 times in the last 6 hours.
2; The first two times the opening was 6" and the last was as far as the door could be opened.
3: She closed it the first two times then left it open the third time for me to see.( I closed it this time )
4: she associates the incident with the smell of Cream of Mushroom soup (?)
Lets take a step back even further from her story and mention that she is living in this house alone but is not divorced. Her husband lives 400 miles
away and they are in the middle of retiring so that she can sell this house and move to where he is. Last night she was awoken by the sensation of
someone getting into her bed. in her words it was as if her husband had crawled into bed and she thought nothing of it until the morning when she
awoke to realized that not only was he not living in this house but that the sheets on his side of the bed had been turned down. She is
understandably freaked out at this point.
Since I am open to hearing a new theory on things but not apt to believe everything that I hear, I have taken it upon myself to set up a camera in the
hallway to record what is going on. (it's recording right now 8 feet from me) So far, I am sitting in the exact chair that she was when the last
incident happened typing this on her computer. (she was reluctant to be left alone) The dogs are sleeping, two at my feet and one downstairs on her
bed. The owner has decided to retire, it is 8:30 our time. And I am going to let the camera run until I finish here. if nothing has happened by the
time I am finished then I will reset the camera for the maximum length of recording before I head next store.
A little back story for you:
This is not the first time that she has come to me with concerns about the house. She once came to me and said that One of the light fixtures in the
house had fallen to the ground but not broken while she was in another room and that the plastic handle on a tea pot sitting on the stove had melted
while she was at work. Naturally she accused me of doing it. other than my word that I did not, I have no other explanations for how this happened
(and I thought that she was a little looney). I just now asked her for any other examples but she couldn't be specific.
on to my own experiences here:
In the house that I am currently living in, my girlfriend will not go into the walk-in closet. She won't give an explanation as to why. She just
says that I am crazy for not sensing what is in there. Boy, we sure have come a long way as a society where the person who "doesn't" feel weird
things is the crazy one.
My son has told me that he has seen a woman walking around the property dressed in an old wedding dress. It has been a few years since he mentioned
it but I just now remembered that so the next time I talk to him I will ask him about it again.
There may be more but until that closet opens again and we catch it on film all I have is my word and the word of others. If there is anything to
update I will mention it here again. But if I catch anything on video I will start a new forum called "Closet opens by itself caught on video"
Man! How awesome will it be to catch this on tape?
*BTW, the owner noticed what I was doing here and was understandably freaked out about me telling the world. I told her that the people here are open
minded and that we would keep this as discreet as possible. also, if you have any advice or experience that is similar to this I would really
appreciate the advice. This poor woman is a little tweaked right now.
***WOW! 50 minutes and not a single poster? Think I will consider this forum dead.
edit on 1-7-2012 by Mrgone because: (no reason given)