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Driving Me Crazy


I moved in this house 11 years ago. The first experience I had was down in my tool room.

I had just bought a $20 tin snip at Home Depot. I was about to hang it on one of the hooks, it slipped out of my hand and made the sound metal on concrete. I bent down to pick it up. It was gone. I tore everything apart in that room but nothing was found. This occurred about 3 years ago. I still am having a hard time just thinking of this. I had family members search high and low, but to no avail.

Many things have disappeared. The latest happened two weeks ago. I was sitting at my computer, laid my eye glasses down, went into the other room and came back a few minutes later. My glasses were gone. I have yet to get them back. Again everyone in the household said, "Oh, you must have misplaced them." I said, "No, I laid them right on this table." They continued searching and I told them to save their energy because I knew they wouldn't find it.

A couple of years back I had laid something small on the bed. I turned my back for a minute and then turned around. It was gone but I remembered being dazed. Talking to myself, did I or didn't I lay something on the bed. Then I came to the conclusion that I did lay it on the bed. I can't remember what it was but I do remember it was something insignificant but to me something happened that was significant.

More little objects disappearing but only when it wants to steal from me. I have no idea why they are just taking my things and no else's. It stays in my mind all the time wondering what item of mine will be the next.

I know there are a lot of opinions from people on this site and I would welcome any thoughts.

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RSAChick (115 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-16)
Dear Melda, after re-reading your comment I realised I missed (at least) two things... First that there is a part 1 to Miracles' story. Wow, I would have been seriously ticked off by that ghost. $2 here and there one can live with... But more than $200 becomes significant. Anyway, a lot of food for thought. What do ghosts need money, or specs, or tin snips for, indeed?!

Then, I misunderstood when you said you swam in the pants. No actual swimming in water implied... 😆 still, I had a good laugh at the image.
RSAChick (115 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-15)
Haha, Melda, I can't imagine how these huge pants could work as swimwear. For flotation? 😉
I have read Val's story before and love it. Makes me tear up every time.
Thanks for sharing Miracle's story, very strange.
Hoping to be gifted with a 'ghostly' winning lotto ticket some day!
Melda (10 stories) (1362 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-15)
RSAChick - I know a lot of people will think I'm crazy but this thought crossed my mind because I have heard of people finding items in their homes which they didn't recognise at all. I for one discovered a pair of black pants when I was cleaning out my clothing cupboard. It had become so full of old clothes which I don't wear that I decided it was time to donate to Hospice. These pants are size 42 and I wear 34, 35 or occasionally 36 depending on the make. I have not had anybody staying over at my house for at least a year and I don't actually know anybody who visits here regularly who wears such a large size. I would NEVER have bought them; I swim in them and they have these very wide pants leg which I don't wear. I have tried to find a logical explanation for it but I've given up. I have asked friends and family, as well as the lady who cleans for me once a week, and nobody has a clue. These pants even had an Edgars label and price on them!?

What originally got my thoughts moving in the Robin Hood direction were the following two stories, one by Miracles and one by Val. Miracles has a part one which you might like to read first. Perhaps you have read these before but just in case you haven't:

Regards, Melda
RSAChick (115 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-15)
Melda, I find your Robin Hood comment interesting. Has anyone reading this found items instead of losing them? Items mysteriously appearing seemingly from nowhere? Perhaps at times that you needed them most?
That would be really cool!
But still frustrating for the original owner 😆
Isee1111 (1 stories) (5 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-15)
No, you're not crazy. Around 2002 I lived in an apartment where lots of weird things happened. One day I was filling up one of those pill dispenser things with separate compartments for M-F. I was putting vitamins and supplements in it. I dropped a huge multivitamin tablet. It bounced off the countertop and completely disappeared in mid air! I never heard it land anywhere. I heard it bounce once and that was it. I never found it. It was one of those huge horse pill sized vitamins. Weird.
Melda (10 stories) (1362 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-14)
frank601 - I know this sounds really silly but I have sometimes wondered, tongue in cheek, whether there is a certain type of entity (almost a Robin Hood) who decides somebody else needs a certain item more than we do? Although specs would certainly be pretty stupid. I doubt whether I'd be able to see through yours 😆 I think it was Miracles (I could be wrong) who had experiences of money disappearing 🤔

Regards, Melda
frank601 (1 stories) (2 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-13)
Lately a missing pot holder and a hot plate cover for microwaves, made of plastic. My wife and myself have never found it. It only stays in the kitchen. Some may think may be it was thrown in the trash container;but I know better. It's really annoying and don't know what will be next.
frank601 (1 stories) (2 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-13)
Thanks I will try some of your suggestions. To lady-glow more things lately have disappeared
Melda (10 stories) (1362 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-12)
frank601 - This is a phenomenon which I find extremely interesting. I've also been the victim of disappearing items (including a watch) which never resurfaced. I always put this down to negligence on my part, which it quite possibly could have been. I've since had second thoughts.

What really caught my attention is your experience with your glasses. Mine also mysteriously disappeared. There are two places where I leave my glasses, being either on my dressing table or on my desk. One morning they were nowhere to be found. I don't wear glasses permanently but need them for reading and driving, so I scratched out my old pair and used them. Not as effective but better than nothing.

My husband and I literally moved everything in my bedroom including bed, mattress, bedding, thinking that they might have fallen behind something. All to no avail.

At the time I had a resident ghost in my home. He almost became a member of the family and could be a bit mischievous at times. One evening (about three weeks after the disappearance of the glasses) I spoke to him and said: "If you hid my glasses, please return them to me. If you don't I have to get new ones and I really can't afford them right now." It was just a thought that crossed my mind that he might be responsible.

About two days later when I made my way back to my bedroom to tidy up - lo and behold there were my glasses on the carpet under my bedside table, neatly folded. This is a pedestal table, you can't hide anything under it. So, who do you think was responsible? I certainly have no doubts about that!

Ask and perhaps you'll receive?

Regards, Melda
seemayadav (1 stories) (26 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-12)
Have u tried to talk with that whoever? What it want from u, what was the reason behind it
CuriousDee (8 stories) (631 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-03)
Hi Frank,

You are not alone, I've had the disappearing act happen to me too, though not too often. I think lady-glow and Augusta have great suggestions/advice.

I was wondering if any of the objects resurfaced? Thanks for sharing.

- Dee
AugustaM (7 stories) (996 posts)
3 years ago (2018-05-02)
It could be a mischievous elemental (I hope I am using the correct term here). We have members on the site that are better versed with these things than I am and hopefully they'll chime in. But it sounds as though one such entity is "borrowing" your belongings. Have you tried talking with it and asking for your things to be returned?
lady-glow (13 stories) (2836 posts)
3 years ago (2018-04-30)
Welcome to YGS.

Frank601 - that must be very annoying!
It's obvious that whoever is doing this to you not only wants to get your attention but, perhaps, was and still is a kleptomaniac or a person with a twisted sense of humor.

Do you know anything about the history of the house and its previous occupants?
Have you tried to talk to whoever is doing this to you? Perhaps something as simple as aknowledging their presence and stating your displeasure every time your things disappeare might help to put an end to this situation.
Have you asked for your stuff back.

If you're dealing with a spirit, treat them like you would a living person; in a polite but firm way. Remind them that now you are 'the king of the castle' and that you don't mind if they want to check your things as long as they return them to you.

I hope this helps.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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