As you can tell by my username I am not really a believer in the paranormal. I've always believed there is a logical explanation for everything. I'm a skeptic through and through. The story that I'm about to tell happened to a colleague at work who is also not a believer. It was interesting enough that, even though I still have my doubts, I feel compelled to share on his behalf because he wouldn't.
As the title says the things that happened and the whole experience he described as cliché. Very typical Hollywood-movie-haunting type stuff. But it all really happened so he's not sure what to think.
It started a couple of months ago. He lives in a new apartment complex. It's just him and his wife, no kids, no pets. The first incident was a pull chain lamp that would turn itself on and off randomly. He'd be sitting there watching TV; he'd hear a click and the light would go off. When he pulled the chain the light would come back on. A little freaky, but no big deal really.
The second incident involved a laundry room door that they keep shut. They would come home or wake up in the middle of the night to find the door open again, not a big deal. Could be easily explained away.
The incidents get a little more unexplainable...
He has a model ship sitting on a bookcase in the living room. He woke up in the middle of the night, he's not sure why, and got out of bed to check things out. He walked through the living room to the kitchen and the door to the back porch was open (They live on the third floor). He closed the door and walked back through the living room. There he noticed the model ship sitting upright in the middle of the living room floor with some coasters that were sitting on the end table stacked neatly beside it. He knew neither he nor his wife had put them there. That's a little freaky.
These types of things kept happening over the next few weeks. An electric teakettle that would turn on by itself in the kitchen.
On Friday of last week (10/23/2009) they came home to find all of the drawers of their dresser in their bedroom pulled out. The drawers and doors on the TV armoire pulled out and opened. They knew they had not left it like that and there was no indication that anyone had broken in or entered the apartment. So, he began thinking about what had changed or what he had brought into the house over the last couple of months that may be linked to this apparent paranormal activity... And this is what made the skeptic in me even scratch my head and wonder...
His ex-wife and he have a storage room that they have been gradually cleaning out over the past couple of years. He had mistakenly brought home a box that contained his ex-wife's and her former husband's wedding rings. The former husband had been murdered a few years before my co-worker and this woman had married. He concluded that the activity was connected to dead husband's wedding ring. He took the box back to the storage room Saturday morning. There were no incidences Saturday or Sunday.
Even I find this extremely interesting.