Strange things are afoot at the Chateau de Bluz.
I’m not usually one to flip out over things that go [bump] in the night, but I’m a little wigged out by what happened Thursday night. Let me tell you what happened…
First of all, I have to start by describing how the light works in my bedroom. There is no overhead light, but the on/off switch at the door controls one electrical socket. I have a lamp plugged into it that has an old-fashioned clicker-type switch.
|My lamp’s switch.|
As long as the lamp is switched on here, the on/off switch at the door controls the light. It is the only way I've turned on the light in the bedroom for the fifteen years I've lived here.
So Thursday night, Pinky was staying at her house, so I had the place to myself. Nothing out of the ordinary happened. I wrote a post, watched the Penguins game, then went to bed. I distinctly remember turning off the light by the door.
When I woke up Friday morning, I got out of bed and tottered over to the light switch to turn it on and… nothing. I was like, “I know this worked last night. And I have one of those new twisty compact fluorescent light bulbs in there… it couldn't have burned out yet, they’re supposed to last for years.”
I was wondering how I was supposed to pick out my clothes, because it was still dark out and my room has an almost tomb-like darkness to it. (It’s great for sleeping!) So I reached over and fumbled with the lamp switch, flipped it on, and voila! The room lit up. This was good. But wait a minute…
How did the light switch get flipped off?
Call the Syfy Channel! Call the Ghostbusters! Call www.WTF.com!
Seriously! Pinky wasn't home, and when I asked her later, she obviously didn't come in the room, turn the light off, and then leave.
I didn't have anything to drink that night, and I don’t take any kind of drugs or sleep aids. Also, I've never walked in my sleep in my life, as far as I know. And if I did, you’d think I would go to the only light switch I've ever used in that room.
So how the bloody hell did that switch get flipped? It’s not like it could do it by itself. It’s rather clunky, and required a pretty firm force to flip it. Did some burglar break in, leave all my electronics and stuff, but mess with my light switch just to fuck with me?
If it were ghosts, you’d think something would have happened here long ago. I've been in this place a pretty long time.
There’s only one conclusion I can draw…
Any other theories?