Friday, November 30, 2012

Was it Norman Bates?

I am not one of those people who peek behind shower curtains when visiting at other people's houses. I am not Psycho-scared in my own bathroom, fearing that a knife wielder will be lurking in my tub.

In fact, I hesitate to admit this to you people who think I still have most of my marbles. I believe a ghost lives in my bathroom, always have, ever since we moved into this house many years ago. Strange noises, unexplained  things happen. I don't even touch the door when I enter, but MY towel hanging next to his, falls off the hook for no apparent reason. When I'm standing in the shower, shampoo bottles and wash cloths kerplunk into the tub without any help from me or from a stream of water. I am used to it. My "friend" has been pretty active lately. But no sir, I ain't afraid of no ghost!

Well, let me tell you what happened the other day. I had unplugged the motion detector night-light to plug in my curling iron in the morning, and I had forgotten to plug the night-light back in.  So when I woke at 4:00 the next morning the room was completely dark. I figured I might as well take a shower, so I flung back the curtain, poked my head into the tub to turn on the water and in complete darkness, I completely buried my entire face in "the ghost". You should have seen me moon walk out of there; I back shuffled and my blood pressure shot up. I could feel that sucker on my face! It was too early to scream for he-who-thinks-I'm-goofy. I got up my nerve to go back and turn on the overhead light, because I ain't afraid of no ghost! Cautiously I pulled the white cotton shower curtain embroidered with pink rosettes back, and I looked in the tub. There hung the lightweight, fast-drying, white flimsy liner, half of it looped over the shower hose to dry faster. I swear I could feel that  billowing thing squeezing the air out of my lungs when I shoved my head into it. May have been too early to scream, but I sure laughed a crazy woman's laugh of relief.

12 comments:

Sioux said...

Linda--You seem to attract all sorts of odd types--ghostly and otherwise.

Bookie said...

Ha,ha... I think this happens to creative people more because their minds are always working in more than one place. Then suddenly the ordinary on one plane spooks them! But you are wide awake now!

Kim said...

I've been frightened by my own shadow at night, but have never been attacked by bathroom accessories - you have all the fun.

BECKY said...

THAT is just too freaky!! You definitely are a magnet to the unexplained!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I was in the shower many years ago when the power went out ..... so many "ghosts" grabbed at me as I plowed my way out of the bathroom searching for light!!!

Joanne Noragon said...

At least the ghost only parked the liner over the shower hose. it could have been your bathing suit.

K9friend said...

Darkness always nudges imagination into a thousand different directions.

Pat
Critter Alley

Val said...

Dang! I was having trouble catching my breath there for a minute. You fished me in. Excellent.

Mevely317 said...

LMAO!!! Personally, I'm a BIG WHUSS about the dark ... even in the house in which I've lived for near a decade.
Doesn't take much to spook me, either. (Suppose that's my guilty conscience kicking in?)

Judy SheldonWalker said...

My husband startled me once by coming into the bathroom while I was bathing. I thought he was sleeping and I was deep in thought relaxing in the tob. When he walked in I screamed!

Debora said...

I'm still stuck at the part where you were going to take a shower at 4 am in the dark...now that's just spooky to me!!!LOL

Janet Smart said...

I have a friend who tells stories about a spook who lives in her house, too. You two should get together and swap tales from the dark-side.