(originally published Mar. 8, 2012)
Event: ghost box turns on by itself
Date: Mar. 5, 2012
Time: approx. 9pm
Location: dining room
Roger reports that while he was home alone, sitting on the couch reading a book, he heard faint music coming from what he thought was the dining room. Rascal was sleeping beside him; Charlie was sleeping on the loveseat. Uncertain about where the music was coming from, he walked to the dining room to investigate. Roger stated that as he approached the table, the music became louder.
Approaching the china cabinet and the boxes beside it, Roger reports that the music then became even louder. He said it sounded as if it was coming from the box in which several office items are placed while the office is being renovated, but he couldn’t see how that could be. However, he opened the box anyway – and found that the ghost box was on. He shut it off and closed the box in which it and the other investigation equipment is contained. Roger reported that none of the other equipment was turned on.
1. The ghost box has an on/off button that must be pushed manually.
2. The box containing it and the other investigation equipment has been moved around several times since the equipment was placed in it for safekeeping while the office is being renovated, and no events of this fashion have occurred.
3. When the equipment was packed for safekeeping, it was packed in such a way that nothing could accidentally turn any of it on. Efforts to replicate the event have failed.
4. The ghost box has not turned itself on before or since this event.