Monday, July 6, 2009

a LITTLE freaked out!!

What started off as an awful day of Garage Sales, turned into a unique find. Just about when my sister and I were going to give up, and call it a day, this lamp caught my eye. I figured it would be pretty expensive, as it looks to be somewhat of an antique so I tried not to show any interest in it at first. I browsed around at other knickknacks, and after a few minuets of watching it out of the corner of my eye an elderly woman approached me and asked me if anything had caught my attention. I responded by saying that the lamp was quite interesting and how much she was asking for it, I was preparing myself to bargain with this woman when she said $5. Ummmm, Five Dollars I asked? Yes, five, she replied. Sold! I was honestly expecting her to ask $50-$75 for this lamp, and I was hoping to get it for $40.

My sister was amazed, as I picked up the lamp. The lady said it worked just fine, but it didn't come with a bulb, but she would be more than happy to fetch one for me, I declined as I had just bought some new bulbs, and she proceeded to engage in small talk. I asked where the lamp had came from, as I'd never seen anything quite like it, and she said she didn't know, that she was selling it on behalf of a friend. I didn't think much of it, until last night when I got home.

I walked into my apartment, around 3am, and the lamp was lit. I didn't think much of it at the time, but I thought that I had turned it off before I left for the day, I didn't know how well it was wired and didn't want any over heating, or fire related issues with it. I switched the light off and went to bed. I slept horribly, tossing and turning, hearing pacing in the hall, voices... I didn't think much of it, as I live in a turn of the century Victorian Home with other renters to the side and below me. I did go out to the living room once to see if the TV was on, the Cat has been known to sit on the remote with his big ass and turn on the news, but nothing was out of place.

It's been an "eerie" day here today, not being able to put my finger on exactly what, until I went to switch on the light around 8:30pm tonight. It wasn't working, odd, it was working last night when I got home. Immediately I thought it was a burnt bulb, but realized it was new, so with my hands I carefully traced the cord behind my fireplace, looking for loose, burnt or frayed wires. When I came to the end of the cord, I realized the lamp was not plugged in. Odd I thought, but again didn't think much of it as I might have pulled it out when I relocated my laptop this afternoon. I plugged my lamp in, switched it off and admired its unique beauty while I brewed a pot of Earl Grey tea. On returning from the kitchen to the living room, tea pot in hand I was greeted by a dark lamp. It had been turned off, and GET THIS, unplugged as well...

So here I sit, with my cup of tea, next to this lamp, wondering if its haunted, and if she priced it at $5 because it was frigging haunted! I guess I will have to see what happens in the next few days, only time will tell. Stay tuned!

Embracing the Journey, my pillow, the Cat, and a Knife...
Bret xoxo

16 comments:

Ayre said...

How do you ALWAYS end up with stuff like this??? lol...that is CAH REEEEEPY.

This Guy said...

HAHA OMG, I have no idea.... The sticker on the base says "Italian Marble"..... NOT haunted, so I thought I was safe! LOL

Ayre said...

Maybe Italian Marble is code for haunted lmao

Sorrow said...

This is the best!
I had a friend who dumped an antique mirror because she swore it was haunted at a garage sale. The thing was worth big$, but it did creepy things, and gave her nightmares..
Oh
I am glued to this unfolding, I wonder if they were related?
LOL
good luck...( said in a creepy vincent price voice)

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA these things always DO find you! So what are you gonna do? Rent Amityville 4, get hammered and throw it out the window? HAHHA Too funny!!
~Nick~

Kel said...

This should be interesting. Rember when that "thing" was in your closet? Will we be referring to this as the "incident with the lamp" for years to come? hahahaha Think you better get the old sage and sweet grass out and do s little spring cleaning! See you soon!

Love Kel

Jopan said...

wow. have you asked he or she to stop messing with the lamp? it might sound silly but it works 8/10times. or i just have a well mannered ghost. Are you writing down you're dreams? that will normally be the way they try to tell you something. Its obviusly trying to get you're attention so it more than likely has something to say, perhaps that the lamp was used to kill the person...who knows. good luck with that.

Suzie the Foodie said...

I'm breaking my own rules to come comment here. You have to be very careful of second-hand items. They can be haunted and this one may well be. I'm not sensing good energy here because it interfered with your sleep (could be the full moon, I'm not sleeping either, nightmares). Give it time. See how you feel. If things continue to feel wrong, let it go OK? I love haunted stories but I would not want to live in a haunted house. All the best Bret.

Jocelyn said...

VERY Twilight Zone, I hope the lamp doesn't turn out to be a Talking Tina situation.

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

lovely lamp but how freaky!!!!!!!! i love a spooky tale so keep us posted!

Tresa said...

I have the same lamp .... not as pretty with the globe on top ... mine has a golden shade.
I'm bringing mine over ..... to weird.
we'll see how I feel when I get there.

Dia said...

Very twilight zone!!
Does sound like a 'sage & sweetgrass' moment!
With 2nd hand clothes (which I get all the time) I put a bit of salt or baking soda in the wash with them before wearing - you might try (far from the outlet!) setting it in a circle of salt for 24 hours, & inviting any unbalanced energy to move on.

Good luck!

Eco Yogini said...

oh my!!!! that is a creepy creepy story! It IS a beautiful lamp... perhaps you need to do a cleansing?

Jane said...

I think I've told you this story before, but I'll tell it again. when I lived in my old apartment with my ex-husband, I had my grandfather's old club chair redone. It weighed a TON. At least once a week, I'd wake up and come out to the living room to find it pulled to the middle of the room. In the same apartment there was a sticky drawer in the bathroom that was impossible to open yet many times I would wake up, go to the bathroom and find it pulled wide open. The stereo would suddenly blast at full volume while I was somewhere else in the apartment. Funny thing is that it never scared me. I knew it was a spirit trying to get my attention. Looking back and seeing how disasterous my first marriage was, I really believe it could have been my grandfather trying to warn me about my ex.

Mel said...

I'm not one to take these things lightly either....I do believe a *cleansing* is in order...

Deliciously spooky though...will stay tuned for developments....:)

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Spook...k....k....k....ky!

Okay, beautiful lamp, but that would freak me right out.

Watcha gonna do?

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