Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Yep, Still Haunted

Hey, remember when I told you my new house is haunted?

Sure, you can explain that incident away with another baby monitor on the same frequency as ours, in range of our living room, in a house with a baby named Nathan.

Even though no one in our neighborhood has a baby named Nathan.

Still. Easily explained away.

But here's a puzzle for you skeptics: Why does my fireplace turn itself on?

This is the third time this has happened. The wall switch is in the off position and the remote is in a drawer. Neither the wall switch nor the remote will turn off the fireplace.

The only way I can get it to stop is to turn off the gas. Maybe I'm being a big sissy, but tampering with gas lines makes me a little nervous.

Last time this happened, the fireplace shut itself off eventually.

So, what should I do? Crank the gas line off and keep it there? Let my friendly ghosts enjoy a nice moment by the fire? Call the builder and scream my fool head off?


I'm not crazy, just well mixed! said...

I would question the electrical components/system, sounds like something has gone wonky on you.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

Call the builder.

12ontheinside said...

Hmm. Um, I had odd things go on in my house when I moved in. I did all sorts of stuff - incense and chants, blessings, you name it. It eventually just petered out. Not before enough of my furniture had moved around the room and my bed lifted off the floor while I was in it had happened to freak me way way out.
Good luck!

Laura said...

Ok might sound silly, but just tell the ghosts the ground rules. No playing with fire and no pestering the kids.

My television has turned itself on and off since my father died. Different tvs, different homes. It happens too often for me to think it's just a coincidence. But when it gets to me, I tell it to stop and it does. Wow I sound like a kook!

Violet said...

you could get the gas company to turn it off at their end. But they'll probably charge you for the service, and make it impossible for you to have it turned back on again without a hefty turning-on fee...

SCUBA GIRL said...

Give the ghost(s) some marshmallows and chill out.

Em said...

It's coming from inside the house! Inside the house!

Devra said...

This might be a long shot, but were you playing any Barry White or Luther Vandross?