Friday, February 19, 2010

Our haunted doorbell...

When we moved in here several years ago, the house did not have a working doorbell, it was something I was used to having, so we bought a doorbell that attached to the front door jamb but plugged into an electrical outlet. It seemed simple but what followed was strange. The doorbell would ring when there was no one there. The dogs would bark and carry on, rush to the front door and nothing. It happened at all times of the day and night, with no discernible cause or pattern. We tried different outlets, same result, without warning the doorbell would ring and no one would be there.

This began the girls believing the house was haunted. I told them that if it wasn't plugged in then rang, they should begin to worry...That thankfully never happened, at least not yet.



News Writer said...

ha. have had that problem myself -- and the answer is usually that somebody else in the vicinity also has a similar doorbell that is triggering yours. my doorbell used to trigger a friend two doors down, although hers never triggered mine. another neighbor across the street, however, did.

Robin said...

I was going to go with the haunted theory because I'm under the impression that spirits/ghosts are attracted to electricity.