Electronic Ghosts and Gremlins – Something’s Fried And It Isn’t Me!

I have no idea what was going on last night. I swear I’m being haunted by ghosts or strangers in the dark… the most extraordinary things started happening. And this is the absolute truth. Honest. No kidding.

I listen to the radio at night. Usually using my iPhone… I have an app built in that lets me listen to  NPR all night long, from anywhere in the country… easy peasy… been using it all summer long. Last night I set it up as always… and each time I selected a station I was able to listen for about two minutes and then the station would fade out. Gone. Silent. The phone was fully charged, but still I could not hold a station for more than two minutes. Then the screen wouldn’t shut off. If you have an iPhone you know that screen is really bright, especially at night… could not get it to dim.

Then… the creepiest thing happened. It was two in the morning and the coffee maker in the kitchen began grinding as if there were beans in the pot. I could hear it whirrring around down there . Out of nowhere, the sound of grinding! You should know that all summer long we didn’t even use the grinding element of the coffee maker. Never turned it on. Yet, here, in the middle of the night, the machine started grinding invisible beans. Not once, not twice, but constantly for at least an hour, on and off, grind and stop, grind and stop. My imagination was going wild and I finally concluded that someone had snuck in the house, was downstairs in the kitchen, trying to lure me into his clutches by setting off the coffee maker to grinding, trying to get me to go downstairs and investigate.

I determined to stay absolutely up stairs. No coffee grinding maniac was going to get me. I was staying upstairs, my silent iPhone clutched in my frozen fist.

It was not a dream. Something was setting off the grinder, something was silencing my phone! I finally turned off my phone and let it reset itself, which worked.

As for the grinder? I pulled the plug on that baby this morning. It’s going to the dump!

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Cousin Kathy
Cousin Kathy
10 years ago

I’m thinking the ‘spirits’ of the “sisters” were visiting last night… totally creepy, girlfriend! I would have called the police!

Holly Mystery
Holly Mystery
10 years ago

“my silent iPhone clutched in my frozen fist.” ..oooh, you should write a murder mystery, ‘The Case of the Gruesome Grinder’ …or ‘My iPhone’s Out to Get Meee!’
Bet you wished a summer guest was still visiting last night!

Sounds like your iPhone was doing a channel seek. Your car radio does the same when you press the seek button, finds each channel for just 15 seconds and then fades out.

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  Holly Mystery
10 years ago

Dear Ms. Mystery!!!! How do you explain the grinder? grinding and grinding away???? electronic shocks????

Ghostbuster
Ghostbuster
10 years ago

Exactly how late did you stay up with Mr. Dewars last night?

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  Ghostbuster
10 years ago

DEar Ms. Ghostbustah…. Mr. Dewars and I only visited for a little while… I should have him at my side during such trials. Don’t yu agreeeee?