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The Ghost of Our House

It is 7:22 AM on Sunday December 16th, 2018.  It is time to give the ghost of our house its own post.

I’ve always suspected that there is a friendly ghost in this house and have written about it in this blog (links to follow).  Well, this morning as I was feeding the fish a heard a small “pop” followed by a very soft fizzing sound.  It was one of those noises that seemed like it could have been a usual noise that houses sometimes make but was just loud enough to draw my attention and go inspect right away.

I first checked the halogen light but that couldn’t have been it because the light wasn’t on.  I still heard the low fizzing sound so then checked the baby monitor and that too was turned off.  Finally I pinpointed the sound of the fizz and it was coming from the discarded battery container.  A battery had exploded!  Now in all my life I have never heard a battery explode and normally would have just shrugged it off due to barometric pressure as we’re expecting rain today and when it rains in California things happen.  But seeing as there have been many incidents in the past as well as a frequent dimming of the chandelier over our dining table during special, angry, fun, unique times  I had to ask out loud if it was our ghost who wanted to get my attention.  I did not get a response.

So I went about my morning and started to meditate.  During meditation the idea floated into my mind that the “ghostly incidents” of our house should be recorded in a running post.  So here is that post which I’ll continually update.  It will serve not only as a running list but a nod to our ghost that I hear you and you’re welcome here.  Also, should you have the inclination to leave the following week’s winning lottery numbers I’ll even build you your own room.

I almost forgot to mention that there was another rare incident this morning but more of the omen type.  I Peregrine Falcon landed on my fence and let me see it in all its glory.  I wanted to go grab the camera but thought it best to just appreciate the moment and omen on this beautiful day.

It is also worth mentioning that the time is now 7:35 AM and the household is STILL asleep!  This is very rare, so rare that I went in to check on Kai to make sure he was OK.  Today, being Sunday and a day of rest he is welcome to use his iPad or do games as soon as he wakes up.  This means if there is even the slightest disruption in his sleep he will be up like a shot and out into the living room.  On school days he would just go back to sleep.

10.26.2018 – Motion Light turns on just as I finish up a post mentioning the ghost.

Random Thoughts

10.26.2018 – Discussion with Toy Thomas the Train.  I’m home alone having some wine and the toy Thomas the Train, which is in the living room starts to talk.  I respond and then it just lights up with responses and carries a conversation with me with its limited phrases:

  1.  “I’m a very useful engine”
  2. “On track and on time”
  3. Various train sounds

Journal Entry – 10.26.2018

10.17.2017 – Buzz Light Year, Toy Potty and Toy Phone.  Buzz light year goes off in the living room at 2:00 AM right after I woke up and the same night the Toy Potty upstairs also went off.

Journal Entry – 10.17.2017


1.4.2019 – During my morning VR Meditation session my Oculus Go suddenly switched off.  That is the first time it has done that (although I haven’t had it very long) and it seems strange that it would just turn off like that.  Coding glitch or our friendly ghost saying hello?


1.24.2019 – We were watching Blue Ocean II in the living room and the War Machine (Ironman) toy made suddenly started making shooting noises.  Nobody was were the toys were and it continued for about 10 seconds.  The second I got up to turn it off it stopped.  Ghost saying hello I guess.



11.8.19 – Had been in the living room for about an hour eating lunch and talking to an old colleague on the phone. I was waiting for a family friend to drop off my son after picking him up from school. Once he arrived we had to go run a few hours. I was tired so sat in the chair and just as I had fallen asleep the Batman helicopter toy made the takeoff noise. I bet it was the ghost and that my son had just arrived. I looked out the front door and our family friend was just getting out of her car. It was certainly the ghost waking me up to let me know my son had arrived. Interesting that the sound happened at that exact moment when no toys had made any sudden noises all morning.


4.22.2020 – At 2:28 AM the toy electric guitar made noise. It was on the floor and so couldn’t have slipped and hit a button. It woke me up and I considered the fact that it could be the ghost but I wasn’t in the mood to get out of bed and go see if it would make more noise should I check on it.

6.13.2020 – At 4:30 AM

I was awoken by the sound of a British ring tone and the urge to pee. The ring tone had gone on for a while being part of my dream but then realizing it was actually coming from somewhere when I woke up. I figured it was some toy making the noise and went over to the bag of of them. Looking through the toys it beeped again to the right of me. I grabbed my phone, turned on the flashlight function and waited again expecting it to come from some toy. After I turned my flashlight on it didn’t beep anymore. That occurrence was very strange and one that I do not have an answer for. I imagine it is the ghost or a ghost letting me know it is there by “giving me a call.” The very strange thing this time however was that there was no toy for it to come from, it seemed to come out of thin air. Interesting.

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Journal Entry – 10.17.2017

It is 8:10 PM on Tuesday October 17th, 2017.

As Halloween approaches we’ve been watching more Halloween themed kids movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime.  Tonight we watched something from Goosebumps dealing with ghosts and there were scenes of teenagers dancing around.  It got me thinking about how much emphasis society puts on being able to dance, sing and basically entertain.  Everything is now reality TV, the shows are about dancing and singing, everything is entertainment.  It makes me wonder if this is a sign of decline in American society.  There is always some show to be put on, some image to create on social media, nothing seems genuine anymore.

All the songs for the young are done with autotune, everyone wants to be an ‘extreme’ sports star or entertainer or have a lot of money.  This is most apparent in LA which is one of the reasons I really don’t like LA.

But let’s get back to ghosts.  I really think we have a friendly ghost in the house.  Last night I awoke at 2:00 AM and right then the toy Buzz Lightyear went off in the living room.  I told my wife about it and she told me our youngest potty – which plays a song when you pee in it – also went off by itself around midnight.  Our toys seem to go off a lot by themselves.  The craziest incident is when I awoke in the middle of the night and the toy telephone said “hello.”  This was a few years ago.  I wasn’t spooked, I just thought about it for a minute and then said ‘hello’ back.

I wasn’t spooked about any of the incidents and would like to have a conversation with the ghost if possible.  Of course if you say these things people will look at you like you’re crazy but no matter, I’ve come to the conclusion that we’re all a bit mad.  Half the country elected Trump after all and a good majority of people go to church every Sunday and follow ancient rituals which have been shown to be nothing more than fairy-tale.

Sometimes I wonder if we ourselves are not artificial intelligence and this reality is some sort of training program to see how we can progress using logic.  Half have failed by electing Trump and most can’t shake religion so it doesn’t look like we’re doing too well if this is indeed a training program.

I for one have come to the conclusion that there is a lot more going on than we can perceive.  The toys going off in the middle of the night are only one instance.  Think of the entire universe and how much must be happening out there.  Think about what is beyond the universe and even beyond death.  Again, talking like this and people think you’re crazy then go right around and go to church believing whatever it is the man with the robe on says.  I know there are things we cannot sense and perceive and I find it absolutely incredible.

Even when things are not in the realm of ghosts, life after death and what not but are firmly rooted in science and nobody seems to take interest.  I posted about NASA printing your name on a microchip and sending it to Mars and it only got two likes on Facebook.  Yet, post something stupid about sports or somebody singing and dancing and you’ll get a flood of likes.  How boring, how drab people are.  This makes me feel rather lonely in mainstream culture with nobody to talk to about truly interesting things.

If I mentioned the toys going off in the middle of the night it would be met with a shrug and out of mind before my sentence was even finished.  And so here I am, with was is quite possibly a ‘ghost’ in the house and since I’ll never be able to prove it and nothing more will happen except for other toys going off nothing will ever come of it.  But there is something going on, toys just don’t go off for no reason, in the middle of the night, right when I wake up.  I’m a very light sleeper and wake up to any noise.  It isn’t the noise from toys waking me up that is interesting, it is that the toys go off right when I have woken up!

Anyway, on to other subjects, this week is very busy and I’ve got two important RFPs this week.  As of today I’m prepared and ready so should probably sleep well tonight.  Last night was full of terrible dreams because of all I had to get accomplished today.  That is now done and I’m ready to get this week over with.

I hope the toys go off again tonight.  Some other sign might be nice as it would give me something more to write about.  I hear you ghost and I’m not afraid so please continue trying to make contact.  I’d love for this veil which shrouds all that is going on to be lifted just a little.

Finally, I’m out in my clubhouse writing this and there is some animal out there making a little noise in the shrubbery.  What makes things more exciting is that there have been mountain lion sightings, one of which occurred just two weeks ago on the street just below my back patio.  I’m fenced in and no longer let my kids play outside by themselves so not too worried but one must always take precautions.  That is why I have a mini-bat right next to me on the table. After all, I’m not in that much of a hurry to join the ghosts.