“I think my house is haunted,” Frederick said. He shifted nervously, glancing up at the hall chandelier.
“Yes, so you said on the phone,” the psychic investigator said, frowning slightly. This was just a preliminary visit. No point in rolling out the TV cameras just yet.
“You see, the chandelier flickers on and off sometimes, just on its own. Usually at night.”
“I see. Like a short in the wires?”
“No, I’ve had it checked out three times by electricians. They say everything is normal.”
At that moment, the chandelier flickered on and then immediately went off. It flickered on and off a few more times, then nothing.
“You see?” Frederick cried. “It’s haunted.”
“I see,” the psychic investigator said. His demeanor had changed completely. “You may be right. In my expert opinion, I would say this is strong evidence of poltergeist activity.”
* * *
At that moment, eight hundred miles away, Jon Tagg stood in his brother-in-law’s bathroom, flicking the useless switch up and down.
“Hey, Dave, I think your light’s broken,” he called.
“You gotta use the one on the right,” Dave called from the kitchen. “Don’t use the switch on the left. I don’t know what it’s for.”
August 23rd, 2012 at 9:54 pm
Haha! Is it me, or does every dwelling have a useless light switch in it? No telling what it does. : )
August 23rd, 2012 at 10:02 pm
Yeah, I have a suspicion it’s something like this. 🙂
August 23rd, 2012 at 10:04 pm
I think you’re spot on.
August 23rd, 2012 at 9:59 pm
This reminds me of a Friends episode,
August 23rd, 2012 at 10:01 pm
Do you remember which one? I’ve seen all of them, but I don’t remember it.
August 23rd, 2012 at 10:20 pm
“The One with All the Rugby – TV.com2”
Here is a clip from the episode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSQTgGUF2Z4
later they discover the switch turns on and off the TV in the other flat. great episode
August 23rd, 2012 at 10:34 pm
Now I know what the switch in the hallway is for 😀
August 24th, 2012 at 2:19 am
OMG nofosu, it did remind me too of the “friends” episode…Phoebe & Joey.. LOL
August 24th, 2012 at 8:33 pm
You have stumbled upon the makings of a History Channel special. Thanks for the likes on my blog!
August 25th, 2012 at 7:59 pm
Lol! Very good 🙂
August 26th, 2012 at 3:11 pm
this is just fantastic david, btw, there is a switch in my bedroom thats absolutey not linked to any connection, or is it….?
August 26th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
that’s what keeps flicking my hall light on at night. And I thought it was ghosts… 🙂
August 29th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
Haha… very cute… 🙂
August 29th, 2012 at 8:49 pm
Thank you David for dropping by !
wonderful your compliment felt !