Saturday, July 18, 2020

The Haunted Lamp


A few weeks ago, Greg and I needed something to brighten our dimly lit dining room. We looked through an antique shop, and we found just the perfect solution to brighten up the room, a beautiful antique Victorian floor lamp for an unbelievably inexpensive price.

Antique Floor Lamp

We took the lamp home with us, and placed it in the dining room. We were tired, so we went on to bed. Before I went to sleep, it barely crossed my mind that the lamp might have something negative attached to it. As I was falling asleep, I dismissed the thought, and the image of the lamp gradually faded away.

During the night, I was awakened by the sound of a turning doorknob. (I'm a very light sleeper.) A couple of minutes later, I heard a loud thud coming from somewhere in the house, like something had dropped to the floor.

After a few minutes, when I didn't hear anything else, I decided that I'd not wake up Greg, that I must have just imagined that a doorknob had turned, that I had probably just dreamed it. And, I figured that our cats had knocked over something (like our new lamp!), although they rarely ever do.

After lying awake for a while, and not hearing anything else, I finally fell asleep again.

The next morning, I told Greg about what I'd heard during the night. We looked around the house, and everything looked the same, nothing had been turned over, and nothing had fallen to the floor or anywhere else. The cats were off the hook!

I suddenly looked at our newly-purchased antique lamp, and then it occurred to me that this lamp might have been the source of the sounds that I had heard last night. My first thought was to contact John Zaffis, the "Haunted Collector," from the old paranormal television series on Syfy (2011-2013), but I decided that idea was not feasible.

A better, easier solution was to get out my white sage and to smudge the lamp to get rid of any negative, or even evil, energy, spirits, or entities, which I did. After I performed the ritual, we haven't heard any other strange noises during the night or anytime, thank goodness!

Now, we just have a beautiful antique Victorian floor lamp with no negative entities attached! Happy!

For performing a smudging ritual, please see my previous paranormal blog post, posted on June 21, 2020, entitled "Getting Rid of Negative Entities."

I'd just like to caution everyone to be careful about anything you bring into your house, especially antiques. You just don't know where they have been, or what is attached to them.

Happy smudging!

Thanks for visiting!, Until Saturday, August 15, 2020, Becky