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Blew A Fuse


My house on Arrowhead Road on Fort Benning was VERY active. This is just one of the many things that happened in the 2 years we lived there.

I would rock my daughter to sleep in the recliner in the living room when she was a baby. Where our recliner sat you could see straight into the pantry in the kitchen. I HAD to have the pantry door closed at all times. I knew that there was a woman who liked to stay in there as I had seen her leave the pantry, exit the kitchen, and go down the hall into the bathroom. She wore this Civil War era gown and bonnet. I was fine with sharing my space as long as she didn't scare my kids.

One night in October of 2001 my husband and I were watching a Halloween special and they were talking about ghosts and haunted places. I was going back and forth from the kitchen to the living room to watch it since I was getting dinner ready. I remember I had the microwave going and some bread in the toaster. I needed something out of the pantry so I opened the door and said in a whisper "I don't mind you being here but please don't show yourself to me right now". I was a little freaked out from watching tv. Then as I turned on the light a fuse blew.

I screamed, and walked out of the kitchen. My husband looked at me and asked what happened. I said we blew a fuse and I had just told our ghost not to scare me as I went into the pantry. I think she was letting me know that she heard what I said to her. He said oh you're just freaked out from hearing all these other stories and such. I looked at him and said ok, yeah I am a little freaked but just as soon as I said that THE FUSE BLEW OUT! How do you explain that especially when the fuse box IS IN THE PANTRY?

I'd had a hand mixer, the microwave, a tea maker, and the toaster going at the same time and NEVER had that happen. I had no sooner gotten those words out of my mouth when it happened. I really don't think it was a coincidence.

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deannah (12 stories) (18 posts)
11 years ago (2011-09-10)
I got a kick out of you guy's comment's...I did say don't scare the kids. =) It's funny now but at the time I was scared to death. We moved out of that house in Sept. 2002 but I saw her and felt her presence on more than one occasion. Most likely she was letting me know that it was her house and I would be sharing with HER. That house was VERY active up until we moved out. I've got lots more stories about the house just haven't written them all down yet 😁
DeviousAngel (11 stories) (1910 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-12)
Haha, I can just see it now. She was probably thinking, "well you said I can't scare the kids... You didn't say anything about scaring YOU." Great story! Do you think it is possible that she felt that you were intruding in HER house? Maybe she was thinking, "What do you mean you don't MIND me being here? This is my house!" She may not even have known she was dead...
champion (3 stories) (172 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-12)
just like a ghost you tell it not to do something and then it does it anyway, kind of like children. I bet that she spirit was LHAO and rolling around in the pantry.I'm not making fun because it would have scared the crap out of me and made me mad at the same time kind of like the time I was under the hood of my car working on it and my Dad blows the horn and I jump and hit my head on the hood which makes him laugh even harder and I really wanted to kick the ---- out of him but knew I had better not try! Great story! Thanks

taz890 (12 stories) (1380 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-11)
im sorry but I have to say I would have died laughing if this happened, what a way to say ok!
Has she shown herself since and is she grinning or sorry looking?
Moongrim (2 stories) (871 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-11)
Perhaps it's time to uprate the wiring on the house? Just saying is all.
oceansea (17 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-11)
Well, you did say that you don't mind her being there as long as she doesn't scare the kids... 😆
sarahmariacecilia (3 stories) (105 posts)
11 years ago (2011-08-11)
I definitely giggled at this too, although I'm sure at the moment it wasn't so funny! I would have jumped right out of my skin. Have you seen her since? Thanks for the story! 😁
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3327 posts) mod
11 years ago (2011-08-10)
deannah: I actually LOL'd when the fuse blew! 😆...I think your ghostie got a kick out doing it... Thanks for the giggle!... ❤

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