I have mentioned in my previous stories that we are lucky enough to live in a fairly rural location in Arkansas. The house sits on top of a ridge with the back of the house pointing due North. Our deck is on the back side and offers a beautiful view of the farmlands below. For this reason we spend a lot of time enjoying activities such as morning coffee, time with friends, and various other fun things *wink*
Over the past years we have had odd activities that we feel are paranormal. I'll start with a couple things being thrown from the deck. A typical Saturday, chores before play time. It was mid-summer which meant that the deck had various plants placed in decorative settings. I had been doing various projects when I needed to go past the deck and head down the length of the house to retrieve some tools. On my way back up there sat a banana plant setting on the ground below the deck. I had just walked past point only minutes before. I sat my tools down and picked it up and headed up the deck. From where it was setting on the deck it had to have gone around two other plants, up, and over the rail to have fallen to the ground. The pot it was in was not damaged in any manner.
The second one happened only this past Saturday. Finally, with spring weather, we were out doing the spring cleanup in the yard. We worked a steady 6 hours raking, pruning and burning of brush. I have to admit I was wore out. And my feet were killing me. I sat myself down on the deck and moaned as I rubbed my feet. Jennifer showed up with a tub of warm water and a cold beverage for me to relax with. I soaked my feet and enjoyed that beverage until the water cooled. I pitched the water out and set the tub on the rail to drain.
I went in and showered up before some friends came over for bbq and NCAA game. Both of us had cleaned up and were leaning on the deck rail enjoying the view of our hard work. We were just a couple of feet from where the tub was setting. Our attention was drawn to movement from it. It slowly slid the distance of a foot before falling off the rail. It wasn't a quick slide, just a s-l-o-w movement. We were like, Really? Zero wind. It wasn't balanced on the rail. There was more rail than there was tub.
A couple other things I have mentioned from previous stories: from "It Was Unintended" there was that cold spot on the wall after the voice, in the middle of summer, that Sophie was barking at. In addition, from "Sophie's Story" there was the barking at the back door when Sophie was no where around.
I'm going to end with an event that was witnessed by four people including myself. We had weekend guest staying with us. Jennifer and I were setting down in the yard with one of our guests visiting. All three of us were looking up to the deck when our other friend came out the back door. As he approached the railing, his cell phone shot off the rail where it had been setting and landed about 20 feet away in the yard. It was as if it was thrown. All of us dropped our jaws in disbelieve. He wasn't even close enough to touch it at that moment. We tried and tried to debunk it but was not able to.
Well, there's some smalls that happened on the deck. I appreciate you taking time to read and comment.