I walked in and the trash can lid was swinging

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Steely, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    I took Tesla for a walk, and walked in the door to see the trash can lid, just swinging back and forth, back and forth.


    I am not superstitious, nor do I get spooked easily. So I looked for the obvious. A fan, the heater, Tesla jumping - nope. The testing of all of these scenarios did not cause my trash can lid to swing again. No animals are in my house that would have caused the trash can lid to swing either.

    I am just saying. Today has already been a really bad day (post 1pm). My Mom is being super weird, Matt is being oober difficult child, and I spent the afternoon sad/upset over missing sis and my Dad. I took T for a walk, and BAM, this happened.

    Please give me some logical reasons as to why Mr Trash Can Lid suddenly felt the need to swing????
  2. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    No answers...but yes creepy. I hate creepy things.
  3. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    I'll take it you checked for unwanted physical visitors. Draft when you opened the door?
  4. keista

    keista New Member

    Didn't you have a mouse/rat problem? Is that COMPLETELY taken care of? That would be my first logical thought.
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Did you slam the door after you entered? Or just closed it hard? That could shake the door frame which could cause a vibration in the floor boards.... you get the idea.
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    Steely, I expect there is a logical explanation. I guess I'm the opposite from most logical thinkers- I'd love for it to be a sign that your Dad and Sis were thinking about you since you were obviously missing them. Don't be afraid of the inexplicable- it could be something wonderful!

  7. buddy

    buddy New Member

    suction from the house door opening/closing???? I dont know the position of things in your home... If it is a hard door did it vibrate the floor???
    Or, as my son would say when things go missing or get moved.... MOM, dont you believe in toy story????
  8. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Thanks suz....the weirdest part was that I saw the trash can lid swinging before I ever entered the house
    In have not had any mice or predators since last month, but who knows. I checked.
    No draft that I know of as I re created the scenario of me walking in with the heat on, and door opening....I know weird.
  9. HaoZi

    HaoZi Guest

    Better spooks than burglars.
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Well now, why isn't it perfectly logical that when you were having a cruddy day and missing Dad and sis pretty bad they'd give you a sign they're right there with you?

    You ruled out the possibilities for "this side", so why couldn't it have been "that side". Know what I mean??

    Perhaps they felt strongly you needed to know they were present, strongly enough to give you an unmistakable sign you couldn't explain away. To let you know you're not as alone in this as you think you are.

    Not trying to creep you out. Just makes sense.

  11. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    When the weather gets colder,
    The Mice get bolder.

    That's my vote.
    Anything around food or garbage... at least in my experience... is mice.

    Hope not, but...
  12. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Okay . . . I tried to stop myself . . . but . . .

    Who you gonna call . . . GHOSTBUSTERS!
  13. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Ya know, I've had stuff like this happen. And while there probably is a perfectly logical explanation... I'm pretty sure it's not the Stay-Puf Marshmallow Man...
  14. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Yes - really weird, I must say. I have thought of everything here - the only thing I can think of is that it was a tremor from a minor earthquake.

    On the other hand - yesterday was a crummy day. My Mom is being SO distant, judgmental, and critical lately. She really upset Matt, and made him feel really bad about himself - and she had done the same thing to me yesterday as well. I was really wanting to talk to H., because she would SO understand. She is the only person that would really "get" the things my Mom did. So, the trash can lid moving - could definitely be - H saying "trash it Steely - this is not worth your time being upset over. And I love you." That is what I needed to hear anyway - regardless - so we will just take it as that message and go forward :)
  15. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I believe strongly in the paranormal and our loved ones moving to another world after "death" and staying with us. I think your loved ones on in the next realm were waving to you. And I stand by that!
  16. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Maybe it's a message to put those negative thoughts in the trash?

    Don't read too much into this for now. You have enough on your plate.

  17. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I like what Marg & you said ↑ Maybe sis & dad telling you to put it in the trash and move on. Could be a more logical explanation, but I believe that people that have passed on are still with us in spirit. I'm sure your sister and your dad would want you to move on with your life and get past all the negative.
  18. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    What happened with the mice that were in your house? Remember, one mouse means many more mice.
  19. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Well I was gonna go with earthquake tremors because didnt they just have one not long ago in CA?
  20. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I vote for minor earthquake or settling under the house.