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Lamp Chain Swinging Back And Forth


The Story I am writing about happened in November. I can not remember the exact date but it was very unusual.

My mother and I were lying on the couch watching TV when the lamp right beside me on the stand flickered. Now that's not what the freaky part was. The lamp is one of those where you have to pull on the metal chain to switch it on and off so I just ignored it because it wasn't new to me for it always flickering; but just then the metal chain started going wild and it kept swinging back and forth and well, kept going. I didn't know why it was swinging back and forth. My mom who was sitting right beside me could not even hear it. I asked her if she could see the chain fly back and forth and she had wondered why I asked her that because she said the chain was perfectly still! "But that's impossible" I said and there it was, still swinging back and forth.

"Why is this happening" I said to myself. I then stood up to go to my room, as I stood up the chain stopped swinging and hung perfectly still. This was very unusual to me. I had never experienced something as terrifying as this before and this was the first time something like this happened.

I'm not sure if any of you other people out there have had something similar happen to you but if this has happened to you, you would probably know how terrifying it is to see something like this when no one else can. Well, that was my unusual and terrifying experience.

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cilantro (1 posts)
1 year ago (2022-01-09)
My ceiling fans strings have been swinging violently back and forth late at night. They are so loud they wake me up because this slam into the ceramic covering the light bulbs. Its only happened three times to me so far. We have been trying everything to figure out what's causing it but still don't know. My family probably wouldn't even have believed me had I not gotten a video of it at 2am.
Batista-914 (1 posts)
3 years ago (2020-01-22)
I see you're from New York. This happened to me on two separate occasions in two separate addresses in New York with a fixed ceiling light switch cord. Happened when I was very young. I'm thinking maybe it's a New York thing? Never happened again after the two times but I remember it like it was yesterday and this happened in the early seventies.
troyarn (5 stories) (479 posts)
14 years ago (2009-01-18)
I'm not sure what to make of this one. It's bad enough that it was swinging on its own, but even worse that your mother looked and claimed it wasn't even moving. Very strange.
mike8887 (3 stories) (23 posts)
14 years ago (2009-01-16)
I remember when the wire for my headphones started doing that. It moved by itself and swung back and forth. Also, my ceiling fan started spinning the wrong way once too. Your story reminded me of that.

Good luck
hobbyholly (11 stories) (572 posts)
14 years ago (2009-01-15)
have you experienced anything else odd in the house? Is this the first experience?

Ugh I can't type, my fingers are soo cold (our heat went out)

Have a good one... Stay warm!

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