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Oct 14, 2009, 11:49 AM
 
We currently manage a Bed and Breakfast, just for a few more weeks. I could swear on a Bible that it's haunted. Down in the basement is where the washers and dryers are.

Two days ago I put our laundry in, put the detergent in, and shut the lids on both. This morning I went to change it out and one lid was open, hasn't even washed or rinsed. The laundry is just sitting in the water with the lid open.

Now this is not the first time this has happened. I know for a fact that I shut the doors of the washers when I walk back up and then later I go down there to find either one or both in the up and open position, not going.

Our B&B used to be a field hospital during the Civil War. It was built in 1840 something. So it wouldn't surprise me if it is not haunted. I think the Yankees are playing tricks on me??? Simply cuz I'm a Braves fan and hate the Yankees.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 11:51 AM
 
You sound like a prime candidate for reality-ish television.

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Oct 14, 2009, 11:53 AM
 
So set up a camera and prove it. You could be rich.
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
So set up a camera and prove it. You could be rich.
Not altogether a bad idea.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
You sound like a prime candidate for reality-ish television.
Now that is a cool idea. We are only here until the 25th, so I doubt anything could happen that soon. Would be cool, though.

I've never ever noticed anything like that, and neither have the guests. Just the washing machine lids.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:16 PM
 
Or maybe one of your guests opened it.

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Oct 14, 2009, 12:24 PM
 
No it wasn't guests. Our basement door is in our part of the house, which locks up. They can't get down there. And it wasn't my wife, she's been out of town since Sunday night.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:28 PM
 
Liberals?

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Oct 14, 2009, 12:30 PM
 
I can rest assure that there are NO Liberals living in my house. They might be dead liberals, as in ghosts, but not living Liberals.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:31 PM
 
I think it was 6 year old Scout who got suspended from school for having eating instruments in his possession.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:31 PM
 
Originally Posted by screamingFit View Post
Underpants gnomes.
I've heard of Garden Gnomes, but underpants gnomes? Do they have short curlies?
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
Two days ago I put our laundry in, put the detergent in, and shut the lids on both. This morning I went to change it out and one lid was open, hasn't even washed or rinsed. The laundry is just sitting in the water with the lid open.
Because you didn't close the latch all the way and the force of the water opened the door, causing the washer to turn itself off.

Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
Now this is not the first time this has happened. I know for a fact that I shut the doors of the washers when I walk back up and then later I go down there to find either one or both in the up and open position, not going.
The latches are faulty, you're not noticing something you're doing when you close it, or someone else opened them.

Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
Our B&B used to be a field hospital during the Civil War. It was built in 1840 something. So it wouldn't surprise me if it is not haunted. I think the Yankees are playing tricks on me??? Simply cuz I'm a Braves fan and hate the Yankees.
It's not haunted.
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:37 PM
 
What's this? olePigeon doesn't believe in the supernatural? I'm confused.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:40 PM
 
I'm sure Civil Wars ghosts have much better things to do than to open your washer.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon View Post
Because you didn't close the latch all the way and the force of the water opened the door, causing the washer to turn itself off.



The latches are faulty, you're not noticing something you're doing when you close it, or someone else opened them.



It's not haunted.
Oh trust me, I've been doing my own laundry for 22 years. I know I close the lids. And no one else is opening them because I'm the only one here.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
I'm sure Civil Wars ghosts have much better things to do than to open your washer.
Well hell, I wish! I need a spades or cribbage partner in the worst way.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Mrjinglesusa View Post
I'm sure Civil Wars ghosts have much better things to do than to open your washer.
Much blood was spilled over the southern states' rights to do their laundry with the lids open.

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Oct 14, 2009, 12:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by SpaceMonkey View Post
Much blood was spilled over the southern states' rights to do their laundry with the lids open.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:58 PM
 
It could also be temperature change is causing various components in the washer to stretch/contract, causing the door to open.
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Oct 14, 2009, 12:59 PM
 
I do get a lot of swamp gas reflecting the light of Venus down there.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 01:12 PM
 
I'd call on the Scooby Doo gang to solve this one.
Oh wait, they're probably liberals.
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Oct 14, 2009, 01:26 PM
 
They're cartoons. They can't solve it. I need someone real, like Batman to help me out.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 01:49 PM
 
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Oct 14, 2009, 03:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
I do get a lot of swamp gas reflecting the light of Venus down there.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 03:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
So it wouldn't surprise me if it is not haunted.
Me neither.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 04:50 PM
 
Maybe just the washing machine is haunted?
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 05:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
No it wasn't guests. Our basement door is in our part of the house, which locks up. They can't get down there. And it wasn't my wife, she's been out of town since Sunday night.
You underestimate the skills of kids. They can get into nearly any location.

Like Chuckit suggested, you'd need to capture solid proof of any supernatural explanation. It's very hard to eliminate all the regular explanations.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 05:08 PM
 
I don't believe in ghosts or the supernatural, but I did live in an old house in which a completely empty bedroom's light kept turning itself on. Not faulty wiring either - the switch was flipped. Happened every couple of weeks for the whole time I lived there. Sometimes I'd notice the light shining under the bedroom door when I switched everything off for the night, and sometimes it would be on in the morning when I woke up.

There was nothing in the room, so there was no reason to go in there. The door was always closed. Freaky.

At least my underpants went unmolested.
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 05:24 PM
 
Sounds like you had a squatter.
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Oct 14, 2009, 05:55 PM
 
I suggest getting a gun and shoot anything that moves.
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Oct 14, 2009, 06:08 PM
 
It's a trap!
     
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Oct 14, 2009, 08:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
Maybe just the washing machine is haunted?
Maybe the clothes are haunted.

...Or running away, how often do you wash yourself/them?

     
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Oct 14, 2009, 10:06 PM
 
You got Pelosi washers and dryers. Can't keep the trap shut.

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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
You underestimate the skills of kids. They can get into nearly any location.

Like Chuckit suggested, you'd need to capture solid proof of any supernatural explanation. It's very hard to eliminate all the regular explanations.
I never underestimate kids, whom we do not allow to stay here. This is an adult facility.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 05:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by kmkkid View Post
Maybe the clothes are haunted.

...Or running away, how often do you wash yourself/them?

Every Thursday. For both.
     
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Oct 15, 2009, 06:23 AM
 
Originally Posted by ctt1wbw View Post
This is an adult facility.
This could be quoted out of context in so many ways...

Seriously, set up a camera.
     
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Originally Posted by Phileas View Post
Seriously, set up a camera.
Especially in an adult facility! Thanks!
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This thread is going downhill fast.
     
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"But it's been proven he only saw the planet Venus."

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Oct 15, 2009, 11:29 AM
 
You could always cast colloportus on the washing machine door.
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Underpants gnomes.
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Oct 16, 2009, 12:44 AM
 
too bad you arent staying there longer. You could set up a security camera and you'd find they would never be opened again. and if they did maybe see the rat that opened to get a drink..
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Not ghosts, not gnomes, but tengu!

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Pinocchio ?

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That looks like a sex toy mask I saw on a video on the internet the other day.
     
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I am a part of a small group of Paranormal Investigators and would love to come out and take part in the investigation of your Bed and Breakfast with your permission. There is no charge for this, so don't worry I am not trying to Solicit to you. This is Merely for Research purposes into the paranormal.

We are The Beyond The Grave Ghost Hunters Society of Los Angeles California. Our goal is to give reason to the paranormal. Who, What, Why, When, Where and How. This is what we like to call "The Six Questions". As everyone is aware there is something else out there besides just us, we are aware also. B.G.G.H.S was established just this year. We love having the knowledge that we are able to share with others, and we are always willing to look for more, more, more. We investigate claims of any Paranormal activity for our own personal use and also for the use of the person we are investigating for (The Client). We are a team that always comes forward with the mentality to debunk any paranormal activity if it can be debunked. We investigate homes, Businesses, Abandoned Buildings, and any other surroundings. Please feel free to contact us at anytime. To set up an appointment to have your location investigated, Please send a request by email and we will be glad to set you up an appointment. There is never a charge for our service and we are always glad to help in anyway that we can. Please contact us at bgghs at ymail dut com and leave a name number where you can be reached and whats going on in your location. ..
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