We move in two days. We bought an adorable little house across town, dangerously close to family and good friends.
It is a good move. It is an exciting move. But it is the very first move I have coordinated completely by myself for four people. I thought I had things under control, but then I spent twenty minutes on the phone today with the nicest man from Xfinity Comcast. I wanted to cancel our service, but he just couldn’t manage to access our account. It wasn’t his fault. We don’t have Xfinity Comcast cable service. We have Verizon cable service.
Needless to say, things are fraying a bit at the edges.
I interviewed a woman named Beth some time ago, and she had an incredibly frightening story. So, on top of running through all of the moving to-do lists at night, I can’t sleep because my experience in Beth’s home was my first real paranormal experience. It left me a little, cracked. So far, with these interviews I’ve been able to explain things away. Tom’s actions were just a sign of mental illness. Mail knocked to the floor wasn’t a ghost cat, it was just a breeze. A trick of the light made me see something that wasn’t there at Pam’s house. Creeper Nick’s prediction of my pregnancy, just a mind-fuck.
But in Beth’s house, I actually felt something that I can’t explain away. And if I can’t explain it away, then this ghost stuff might actually be real. Not that I don’t believe the people that I have been interviewing, I just hadn’t ever experienced anything remotely paranormal myself. Though there was that time that I watched a scary ghost story show on Fox when I was about ten years old then went upstairs to my room and when my sister came into the room behind me I was so terrified that I sort of hallucinated that she was a ghost woman wearing a long white dress and started screaming and couldn’t stop until my mom and dad ran upstairs and had to kind of shake me a bit to get me to stop screaming… Do you see why I shouldn’t be dabbling in all of this?
I am transcribing the interview with Beth now. It requires a bit of extra tweaking and commentary, so it is taking some time. I will post the story by Friday at the very latest.