I am from Kerala, which is of course known as "God's Own Country" in tourism circles and the State Government brands it as it is. This incident happened very long ago, around 19 years ago. I was doing my Pre-Degree or what you would call 10+2 or High School at that time. I don't exactly recollect the date when this occurred.
In Kerala and I think in most of India, there are periodic disruptions of electricity, termed as "Load Shedding," which is done to maintain the stability of the electricity distribution network.
It was around 9:30 pm and the Load Shedding was in process. I was sitting in the living room, reading a magazine. My dad was also there, reading a novel. My sister was in her bedroom, my youngest sister, a baby at the time, was sleeping in the master bedroom and my stepmom was in the kitchen.
Suddenly the calling bell/doorbell rang. My dad got up to open the door, so did I, to see who had come. There was no one out there. We found it a little strange.
We had this crazy dog who was a Doberman Pinscher, which had the habit of leaping on the doors and windows to play with us. But at this time all the dogs (we had 3 dogs) were in their kennels and couldn't have jumped and hit the bell switch by chance. Then my sister and my stepmom came out to ask who had rung the bell.
It was then when we realized that there was no electricity/power!
How the HELL did the BELL RING? We got spooked. I felt a chill go down my spine.
My dad, who is an agnostic or you could call him a calm-headed man, took the torch and went around the house and found no one. The we had realized that the main gate was LOCKED too. By this time we had gotten spooked and decided to stay inside the house. Even after the power returned, I was not able to sleep.
I have never forgotten this incident, which happened around 19 years back. Could it have been a build up of static electricity or something like that? I don't know. But it was sure spooky.