Physical Paranormal Phenomena: A Watery Apport, Electronic Malfunction and Haunted Christmas OrnamentsGHOSTS Add comments
I had a strange day, strange almost beyond reason. I was at my father’s home. I’ve been helping out my dad since my brother’s death. We needed to print letters from our lawyer and copies of his death certificate. We printed a copy of the lawyer’s letter. How about scanning copies of the death certificate? His printer does not have a scanner. He had one, but my brother used it and we couldn’t find it.
My dad exclaimed, “Damn Michael, he must have thrown it away.”
The next day we found the scanner tucked away in a cabinet. However, when we tried to print more pages, after his exclamation, the printer failed to work. It grinded away, something was mechanically wrong with it. After repeated attempts, looking for paper jams and such, there were appeared nothing wrong with it. It just spontaneously failed to work. We joked that my deceased brother was responsible for the printer’s failure.
Don’t speak ill of the dead.
I was going to go out and buy a proper printer/scanner for my dad, when I recalled I had a spare stored in his basement that I had nearly forgotten about. Dad now had a new printer/scanner and we were able to finish our task. We remarked that my brother did us a favor by stopping this old printer so now we could use this new one I had squirreled away. Really, don’t accuse the dead for our own mishaps.
Later that evening my dad went to sleep early. He is 80 years old, which I call old by even dog years. I stayed for a while watching his TV. My arm was on his sofa’s armrest. Suddenly there was a sprinkle of water on my arm as if someone had used a squirt gun on it. I was startled. There was spray of water spots on the sofa’s arm as well. I looked up at the ceiling to see where this spray came from.
The ceiling was dry. There were no water stains on the ceiling, no dripping. This evening was a cloudless night without rain. Where the hell did this spray of water come from? I thought it was an apport. An apport is the physical transference of something from out of nowhere. As I looked around for a source, and seeing none, I simply sat back down,
Then I noticed something else. We were going to throw away an old TV at the local electronic recycle place. On top of this TV was a couple of old 30-years-old Christmas ornaments that my dad wanted to throw away too, a Santa and his wife. He wanted to discard them for some reason.
As far as I can recall, these Christmas ornaments were facing the door. When I noticed them again, they were facing his TV. Directly. Each just slightly different but aimed at his TV. Haunted Christmas ornaments! My dad is not joker and couldn’t imagine doing anything like this. Did they move by themselves? Could they represent my recently deceased brother and mother?
I might be reading too much into these events. The printer failing could simply be coincidence. The Christmas ornaments might have faced the TV all along by happenstance and I’d not paid attention. But the drops of water, the small shower on my arm and the sofa’s arm, that was undeniable and I can’t even imagine an explanation for that.
Don’t speak ill of the dead and that is my take away from these events.