My boyfriend and I made ourselves comfortable on the couch. I got two pillows and a blanket, switched on the TV and browsed through the channels to see if there was anything good on. It was between 21.00-23.00a.m.
Inki, our cat, was happily purring in his little house. Sky Premier was showing one of Angelina Jolie's films (sorry can't remember the title but it was good film). The film was intense and we did not move once until it finished which was around 12.30-01.00a.m hours in the morning. I decided I was going to go to bed, so I kissed my boyfriend goodnight and off I went to bed. I passed out more or less straight away but only because I had the light from the living room shining into the hallway as well as knew my boyfriend was still watching TV.
When I got up in the morning, my boyfriend was already awake and working away in the studio. I asked him what time he got up. He said about 04 in the morning. He then asked me if I had got up and switched the television off. I said no to which he replied "don't mess around, you did not want to wake me up, so you switched the television off and the sky and went back to bed". Again I told him I did not and that I had passed out completely as soon as hitting the sack. He was convinced that I had switched off the television and the sky so I left it at that.
My son goes to his gran's on Friday and comes home on Sunday. My son returned home on Sunday at about 16.30pm. I made dinner, and by 18.30p.m, we had all eaten. My boyfriend went back to the studio and my son and I decided to play Assassin's Creed on the computer for an hour or so. About 20.30pm, we were bored as hell playing the game. We switched the computer off and went into the living room to check out what was on TV-after browsing a few channels and finding nothing to watch, we left the news channel on. I was happy sitting there watching BBC News.
My son took Inca's basket into his room; he decided Inki would sleep in his room that night. (Inki always sleeps with me on the bed, it does not matter where our cat falls asleep, he will always end up sleeping next to me). I told my son to leave the door slightly ajar so as to allow Inki to go and eat if he needs to. It was coming up to 21.45p.m, my son decided he would hit the sack, he took the cat and that was him gone.
My boyfriend came into the living room and made himself comfortable next to me. We watched the news for a while before putting on a movie. I sat and watched TV with him for about half an hour after which I decided to hit the sack. I had work the next morning. I gave my boyfriend the pillows so he could lie comfortably on the couch. Before kissing him good night, I closed all the windows, checked everything was switched off, and checked on Inki to see he was ok. All done, I kissed my boyfriend good night and went to bed.
I woke up at some point, I looked at the clock and it showed 01.45a.m. I heard movement in the living room and knowing that my boyfriend was in there and it was probably him I went back to sleep. I woke up at 05.45a.m. Inki was lying next to me asleep. I got out of bed and went into the kitchen. My boyfriend was on the computer. I asked him what time he got. He said around 02.00a.m, he was woken up by a banging on the window. When he opened his eyes, (he had fallen asleep on the couch) The TV was off on stand by but the sky was on. When he went to look outside in to see what the banging was-it was Inki; he was outside and wanting to come in.
His first question was did I switch the TV off? No I did not.
Second question "who let the cat out"? Guess again, not me.
Maybe the cat went out through one of the windows; I explained I had closed all the windows before I went to bed. Suspect, my son, maybe he let the cat out. We would not know until he was up.
My boyfriend said maybe there was maybe an electrical problem with the TV or Sky or the batteries in the remotes were running low, so he would check it out, but that still did not explain who let the cat out.
When my son got up we asked him the same questions if he switched TV off and let Inki out. He said "no", he had done neither of the two. Hmmmmmmmmm, we were baffled. My boyfriend was still convinced we were messing with him. My son and I joked that one of us must have astral projected and let inki out and switched the TV off. The week went by with no weird things happening with the TV or the sky. As for Inki well we are still baffled.
Saturday my boyfriend and I were up most of the night and Sunday morning by 10.00a.m we were crumbling so we both just plonked ourselves on the couch and fell asleep watching the news. Inki was spooled out in the hallway. I remember waking up at one point and changing the channel, and then falling back into a deep snuggled up to my boyfriend. (NB: Our couch, if you lie on it, left, your feet are facing towards the hallway and your head is on the rest which is against the wall. We were of course lying on the right so our feet were facing the hallway. The TV remote was on the floor near the doorway and the sky remote was on the floor next to me-both remotes opposite each other. The only way for me to pick up the TV remote would be to physically get up and get it whereas the SKY remote as I said was right next to me).
A sudden feeling of fear overwhelmed me while I was sleeping and I opened my eyes very quickly, as I did, the TV went on to stand by. I don't know why I quickly grabbed the Sky remote as I grabbed the sky remote the TV was switched back on. I got this feeling of a dark presence near the living room doorway and got up very quickly, nobody there.
Freaked out I got up trying to rationalize what had happened. I could not blame my son, or my boyfriend, so I thought Inki. As I walked into the hallway, he was still asleep. It was just past 12 noon. I could not make sense of this, it had never happened before, and I kept thinking of how many times it had happened to my boyfriend, and now I had just experienced but also felt a presence.
I did not bother going back to sleep, I tried to occupy my mind by trying to do other things. My boyfriend was still asleep. I tried playing Battlefield on the computer in the bedroom but could not concentrate; I tried to browse the net, no good, checked my emails etc. I went back into the living room and just watched whatever was on the box.
My boyfriend got up a while later, and asked how long I had been up for. I told him a while, and told him what had happened with the TV and how someone had physically put the TV on stand by using the TV remote. His comment was "What the heck?"
I told my son when he came home and bless him he started to check the remote controls and the switches, found no faults.
Tuesday is a yoga class evening. My student arrived just a little past 19.30p.m. I put the CD player on and the class went smoothly. The CD I put on had 8 tracks on it. The CD played fine until it got to track 8. The music stopped. I asked my student to continue practice while I checked the CD. When I looked at the on/off button, it was on stand by-the system had been switched off.