A few months ago my fiancee and I noticed some activity in our house. It started like most situations I've been in, a few by passing shadows and unrecognizable whispers. Until it decided to really try to get our attention. Well specifically mine, which I found interesting though not really shocking considering past events.
I woke up late one morning which is very unusual for me, mainly because I always set an alarm. So I got dressed and headed towards the hall and noticed that I didn't smell coffee. Which was also off because I always set the timer to brew at 7:30am. I knew that I had stayed up late working on my book but no matter how tired I am, I'm rarely this forgetful. My OCD brain won't allow it.
I walked into the kitchen to find the clock on the coffee maker flashing 0:00 but the clock on the stove and microwave were still set and yet something caught my eye. The stove was precisely a minute ahead of the microwave. The stove read 8:16am and the microwave 8:15am.
I typed in the proper time on all three appliances and waited for my cellphone to reach 8:16am. As soon as it did, I quickly went down the line pressing reset and started some coffee.
As I continued getting ready for my day I knew this was no coincidence. The power hadn't went out or the clocks would all be flashing, not to mention my phone wouldn't have a little more than half a charge considering I had went to bed at 2:15am. I looked in the mirror to finish my make up and noticed a shadow flash behind me. This wouldn't be your doings now would it?
Before I could even get the chance of a possible response the coffee maker chimed letting me know that my daily pick me up was ready, nothing like a little dark roast to brighten my day.
So I put my coffee in a thermos, gathered my things and out the door I went. After running a few errands and working on my book a little more I realized that it was time to make dinner. As I walked into the kitchen I instantly noticed that once again all my clocks were tampered with.
Two flashing this time leaving the stove reading 8:16am as if time had frozen from the moment I pressed reset.
"Ok, guys, real funny," I said to the air. I quickly reset the clocks, started dinner and put in my earbuds so I could listen to some music without waking up my fiancee Collin who was resting since he worked the night before. I knew he had the night off so I wanted our time together to go perfectly.
As I was chopping the veggies for our salads, engrossed in the lyrics of Eminem' s song Beautiful, I noticed that my left ear bud made a crackling noise. Which was weird considering it had blown out the week before.
I shrugged it off and kept dicing, until I heard something very strange come through my left earbud in a very low gruff male voice, just a joke. I jumped and the knife I was using gashed my finger. FUDGE MAN! How about warning me next time. As I was rinsing off the cut to see how bad it was, I felt a light touch between my shoulder blades and heard a very low, "Sorry."
When I turned around nobody was there not even a shadow. "It's ok," I whispered, "you just startled me." I quickly bandaged my thumb and went to wake up Collin. I told him about what happened that day after he asked about my thumb and suggested that we use the EVP recorder to see if we couldn't figure out what this spirit wanted so maybe it would stop playing jokes on me.
He agreed on the terms that he joined me. He doesn't really like me communicating with the spirit world by myself which I can easily understand. Strength in numbers right?
We finished up dinner and were watching a movie when I noticed that Collin seemed distracted. I asked him what was wrong and he said that he kept seeing movement in our hallway. So we turned off the movie and I got our EVP recorder, we shielded ourselves and turned it on as we headed towards the hallway where Collin had seen the shadow.
"If you have anything to say to us feel free to do so now." The energy bars spiked from the low blue mid point to the red in a matter of seconds.
I looked at Collin who shrugged and said well that's a weird start. I nodded in agreement and waited for the spirit to say something else.
I thought for a minute how do the two words go together? A lot of times when a spirit is communicating with an Evp recorder the words aren't always in the right order.
Collin suggested that he tried talking to the spirit because sometimes they respond better to him than me so I agreed and passed it to him.
Collin asked a few questions and I continued to ponder the two words we had gotten and how they went together. Collin paused with a look of sudden realization on his face. "I know what it is," he said pulling the chain necklace with my class ring on it from under his shirt. "It's identifying us or proving it can see us." I touched my necklace with an arrowhead on it that Collin gave me when we were only friends, it was slightly warm.
Collin quickly responded to the spirit. "We understand that you can see us. Can you show us where you are?" A dark shadow appeared in front of our guest bedroom door and passed thru. I opened the door and turned on the light, looking slowly around the room. I didn't see anything but I could smell cigarette smoke.
While Collin and I both smoke, we don't smoke in the house and we haven't had a guest stay in our house in months. I also open the windows while vacuuming leaving only one explanation.
Collin asked the spirit a few more questions.
May I ask your name?
What is keeping you here?
Is there anyway we can help you?
What is her name?
Collin asked again but we never got an answer. We said goodbye and ended things for the night.
I have saw this spirit a few times since then in quite a bit more detail. He is a short man wearing blue jeans, work boots and a plaid shirt with dark short hair and always appears to be smoking.
We still haven't gotten a name for the female he wants us to find. Hopefully one day we will so he can pass on, if that is the reason he is still here. As for the nameless prankster, he still comes around messing with clocks or tilting picture frames sometimes turning the TV on or off but nothing extreme. All in all we rarely have a dull moment around here.