Friday, March 15, 2013
My House is Not Haunted, Probably
Yesterday I was doing yoga and the weather was overcast, so I had a lamp turned on in the middle of the day. It was one of those touch lamps that you touch to turn on. It has three different levels of brightness. I had it turned to the lowest level. I started doing my yoga and the lamp got brighter, brighter again, then turned off. I immediately assumed that there must be a ghost in the house. It was invisible and standing there touching the touch lamp to freak me out. It was also clearly a pervert ghost and I wasn't about to continue with my yoga. Then I remembered that science is a thing that exists and the bulb was probably loose. At the risk of accidentally walking through a ghost, I walked over to the lamp and grabbed the bulb to see if it was loose. The bulb was hot and I almost burned my hand so I let go and grabbed a tissue and used that to protect my hand. It turns out that the bulb was loose so I tightened it and that solved the problem. I was slightly disappointed that I didn't need to call the Ghostbusters though (because they're a real thing and not just fictional characters on a movie). So my house is almost definitely not haunted, probably.