So this is a weird one that has my imagination running rampant with possibilities.
Yesterday morning, after I left for work, I received a phone call from my girlfriend (who lives with me).
She tells me that after I left, she got up and moved our potted flowers onto the balcony ledge because it looked like it would be a nice sunny day.
After she did that and went inside to get ready for work, she says she saw something on the plant that wasn't there before. Naturally, she went out
to see what it was. Sitting on the flower pot was a fully wrapped Crispy Crunch chocolate bar.
As weird as it sounded, I told her the first ideas that started coming to me. "A crow must have put it there", I said, "or maybe it was a
raccoon"...."or our neighbor could be playing a prank on us." ???
She said she left it there for me to check out when I got home from work.
All morning I couldn't get it out of my mind as I tried to theorize about how it got there. It bothered me so much that, on my lunch break, I drove
home to check it out.
Sure enough, on the plant was a Crispy Crunch chocolate bar. I took a few pictures and then moved it onto a chair we have on the balcony. (Texting my
girlfriend after to let her know I moved it so she wouldn't freak out more)
So before I get home from work my girlfriend texts me to tell me that the chocolate bar is no longer there, WTF?? (I work 12hr shifts, she does
Apparently she got home from work, saw the bar on the chair and examined it for awhile before going on her evening bike ride. When she got home from
biking, it was gone.
This added a whole new level a complexity to the matter. I was comfortable before with the thought that someone may have tossed it up there, or
dropped it down (though it would have landed pretty perfectly). Now that it was missing, I really had no logical explanation for it.
I rushed home after work to examine the scene. The bar was indeed gone. No obvious footprints or markings to suggest someone had climbed over the
ledge...and no clues to help me out with this puzzle.
This gave me the whole evening to start coming up with possibilities. I'm open to everything from animals to aliens. My concern is that it's
something sinister and not a playful prank or animal mischief. This concern comes from the timing of the two events. In the morning, after I leave for
work and within a minute of my girlfriend putting out the plants...and then again after my girlfriend touches the candy and then leaves for a bike
If I didn't decide to go home on my break then I would never have seen the bar and just assumed my partner was crazy or pranking me (I'm still open
to this possibility as it's one that makes sense except that she is easy to read and she would have come clean about the whole thing by now)
I set up my video camera this morning before leaving for work and have it set to run all day...so hopefully something shows up when I go through the
Here's to hoping it's a crow....