To start this story I guess I really need to explain that I am a "Family" person; therefore, I have lots of framed pictures all over my house of the ones I love. This explanation will lead into the story I am about to tell.
On this particular night I had been going through old pictures and "reliving" my teen years. Around 11 pm I turned in for the night. Somewhere around 2 am or so I was awakened by my daughter calling to me from her room. Now, I don't know about you guys but when your child calls to you in the middle of the night, it startles you and the first thing you think is that they are sick. NOT the case this time.
Katie (my daughter) calls out. I didn't get out of bed, I just simply said, "What!" She says, "What is that noise?" Before I could answer her, she says, "THAT one!" As I listen I can hear, "Click click... Click click click... Click click." It almost sounded like tying of a typewriter. I got up and told her to stay in bed.
As I made my way down the hall I noticed the clicking getting a little louder. As I reached the entrance to the living room, I stopped... And so did the clicking. I reached over and turned on the lamp. Glancing around the room, what I saw made me freeze and speechless! Every single picture that I had sitting on tables or the desk (in frames) had fallen face down. That was the clicking sound. Every time one would fall... One after the other. I stood there a minute and decided to just leave them until morning.
Katie slept with me the rest of the night. I told Katie, "Ok...if I get up in the morning and the pictures are in the correct position, I was dreaming." The next morning came and Katie, before she even got out of bed, mentioned the sounds from the night before. She ran to the living room as if it were Christmas morning and yells to me, "You were NOT dreaming, the pictures are still down!" Sure enough, they were.
I wrote if off as maybe a heavy truck passing by vibrated everything. That's what I wanted to believe. The picture incidents didn't stop there, I will write more about those in stories to come.