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Time is Falling Away


This is yet another story relating to my first one. This happened when I was about 16. There is a clock in the kitchen above the sink, and is dead center on the back wall of the kitchen. The clock has a glass door covering the face that has a latch to keep it closed. Every member of my family had experiences where the door to the face of the clock would open on its own.

My younger sister (who was never bothered by this spirit) was actually doing the dishes one evening and witnessed the door opening right before her eyes. This being her first real experience freaked her out so bad that she could not finish the dishes and refused to go back into the kitchen for the rest of the night. This had been happening for quite some time, yet I was the only one who never saw this happen.

Finally one evening I was sitting in the dinning area to the right of the kitchen, ironically coloring a picture of the lady and death in this medieval coloring book I had. I remember glancing up at the clock and thinking, with all the other things that had been happening to me, why hadn't I seen the door open? I finished my coloring, and got up to go to my bedroom. As soon as I set foot into the kitchen I just happened to look up at the clock. Right as it was torn off the wall before my eyes. It came down forcefully with a loud crash, falling flat on its bottom and into the dish rack, flinging forks and knives across the kitchen which landed at my feet. As this happened I swear I heard a faint growl, and felt a huge burst of angry energy forced in my direction. I was so scared I wanted to run out of the house and halfway up the block. Instead I ran into the couch in the living room and fell on my older sister's lap.

She asked me "what the hell did you do!?" and I tried to explain to her that I didn't do anything. She tried to tell me that I needed to go clean up my mess, but I was too afraid to go back into the kitchen and kept repeating that I didn't do it! A couple of hours later when my dad got home, I explained what had happened. He went into the kitchen and retrieved the clock that was still sitting on the back of the sink. As he examined it, we noticed that the nails that held the clock in place on the wall were still in tact, but they were bent downward. There were also grooves in the wood on the back of the clock from the nails. He commented how it really did look like someone just came up and ripped it off the wall. The clock was very secure on the wall and it would have taken an earthquake to make it fall in the first place.

My dad permanently glued the door shut so it could not be opened, and replaced the nails on the wall. We made sure that It was VERY secure this time. He claimed later on that he was up late one evening and he could hear the door jiggling, like someone was trying to open it again.

I have not witnessed any other encounters with the clock in the kitchen though it still gives me an eerie feeling when I go in there. Other clocks in the house, such as the alarm clocks would sound off on their own. In the middle of the day, or sometimes even in the evening while the whole family was eating at the dinner table. Time seems important to this being and I am trying to figure out what it all means.

Until next time...

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ninstar (2 posts)
15 years ago (2008-10-17)
I am MrsSkeletors older sister. I would like to add for anyone that has misunderstood, that the clock is not digital, it is a regular battery operated clock. My father has nailed the clock to the wall at least twice, maybe three times. And the glass door was glued shut with super glue. The time is adjustable fromt he back so there's no reason for any of us to open the front
MrsSkeletor (1 stories) (11 posts)
15 years ago (2008-01-10)
Hello everyone. I haven't been around in a while! The holidays and work have kept me quite busy. I just wanted to give anyone who is interested an update on things. Last week the door to the face of this very same clock opened on it's own for the first time in over three years. My mom reported that she had heard strange noises through out the house the evening before. I'm not sure why after so long things are starting to act up again, but I personally have been under a lot of stress lately. I'm curious to know if this is somehow tied to me... I'm pretty confused about it really, if anyone has any advice I would be happy to hear it. πŸ˜•
whitebuffalo (guest)
15 years ago (2007-12-21)
Hello MrsSkeletor,
I believe, as Shane explained, that time is irrelevant in the Spirit Realm. Here is an idea that may be completely off track, but it is my explanation as to why clocks appear to attract spirits.
The earth in this stage of growth is all about time. We have twenty-four hours a day and we need to cram in absolutely as much as possible as quickly as possible.
We have soccer practice, football games, school plays, cupcakes and cookies to make, PTA, careers, friends, committees, etc. On top of all that we have our families and all the things that they bring us. To us, time is extremely important.
If a spirit uses something that to us is important and use it in such a way as to grab our attention, all the better for them. They have accomplished what it is that they have set out to do.
Electronic devices have taken over so much of our lives, it is probably the easiest thing that can be used to stop us, so to speak. Like I said, that is only my take on that whole thing, but it is logical. That does not mean it is right though πŸ˜†
Thank you for sharing this with us.
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-13)
Excuse me MrsSkeletor.
Hi Gatz! I think you are right on it being your Grandmother or possibly someone else who cares about your well being and future. Someone or something had to make you get off your bum and get to class!😊Another possibility is your phone may have something wrong with it. Did you ever have it checked out? My phone has been doing weird things lately, nothing paranormal. I'm just going to get a new one. It's a year or so old and kind of beat up anyway. Thanks for sharing your story! Remember get the phone checked out or get a new one! I take that back! Don't get a new one because that phone's alarm is going off to make you get up and go to class! 😊~Shelby ❀
mustang (5 stories) (749 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-13)
I really liked your story. That is strange about the time factor. Maybe certain entity's like mechanical/digital objects. Since the clock was on your mind while you were in the kitchen coloring and knew what the other family members had experienced with this said clock, I think the entity was feeding off of your fear. I really don't know if they can read your mind or not but you WERE wondering why the clock had never done anything in front of you. Thanks for sharing your story! ~Shelby ❀
uncanny (2 stories) (17 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-02)
Back when my cousins still lived together, they used something like a golden lock to keep out the spirits from the other house coming in... Maybe you should try... But I am not sure if it's golden
Gatz (3 posts)
16 years ago (2007-11-01)
see now the alarm clock thing bothered me... Real quick if anyone reads my comment... Past few times I didn't want to go to class (college) I deliberatly turned off my alarm clock (its on my cell phone), making sure it wouldn't go off, turned the volume all the way up or down... Now at exactly the time I am supposed to get up (630am) I hear my alarm clock going off but it is muffled like under a blanket or something yet it is sitting out in the open and set to vibrate (this happened this morning) and I wonder if something is preventing me from staying home to help better myself for the rest of my life or something (my moms grandmother's spirit is in our house)... Very interesting story Mrs. Skeletor

if anyone thinks about my mini-story let me know plz, and sorry for taking up room in the comments
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
16 years ago (2007-10-31)
Time for the spirit realm, from my understanding differs greatly from our own. To them a life time for us is but mere hours. I would take Kim's advice and see if any of it helps as she is correct, taking back the energy you feed to these spirits does lessen and sometimes total removes their presence.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
16 years ago (2007-10-31)
Hi, MrsSkeletor. My husband made a key-wound wall clock as a project in school. Some 30 years later it is hanging on our living room wall and we had a lot of incidents with the front door of the clock popping open. It is a really sticky latch, you have to hold the clock steady with one hand and give a firm tug on the door with the other hand. If you don't, you will set the clock off balance and it will not remain running once you've wound it. This happened steadily up until about 2 years ago, the door popping open, I mean. It has happened right in front of my eyes and I can't see how it is possible for this to happen. We've also had trouble with our digital alarm clocks. It does seem as if there is something about time that draws them and interests them. Maybe since time is different for them? 😊
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
16 years ago (2007-10-31)
Thank you for your story. It sounds as if you have a mischevious and malevelont attitude of spirits. If it falls within y9ur belief system, place a cross in each room, especailly the kitch. Tell 'it' you are not afraid and take the power back. Some of these angry entities are fed by the fear.
If this is not within your belief syste, there are some smudge ceremonies that do wonders s well of hte use of charged crystal.

God Bless!
eternix (1 stories) (9 posts)
16 years ago (2007-10-31)
Hi MrsSkeletor,

Great Story. I can relate to the alarm clock thing going off at unexpectedly, since the reverse seemed to have had happened to me! My clock wouldn't go off when I needed it to, resulting in my waking late in the morning! It turned out that the switch on the side of the clock wasn't right. But seriously, I don't really have any advice on your problem. But I really enjoyed reading it though! 😊

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