A Seattle couple came home at 10 pm to find their house had been ransacked…but in a very strange way. “Someone — or something had torn open their mail, spread clothing throughout the house, smeared lotion on a door handle, removed the inner soles from all of their shoes, screwed a single screw into a piece of scrap wood — which had been crammed into the space between a door and its frame — and placed an upside-down can of paint on top of their toilet,” read a media release from the Seattle Police Department. “A purse, containing a 27-year-old women’s ID card, had also been placed on top of the couple’s bed.”
There were no fingerprints or signs of a break-in so the police left the nervous couple to their own devices and called it a night. As if you could sleep soundly after that…
A few nights later, in the middle of the night, the terrified couple phoned the police again to report noises coming from under the bed. I mean, you’ve got to be pretty freaked out if you’re an adult and you call the police about monsters under the bed without checking for yourself, right? Turns out, it’s a good thing they did. The monster they were scared of was spotted immediately by arriving police leaving the couple’s bedroom: a 27 year old woman.
It turns out the lady in question had been on a ‘meth rampage’ for several days and had also broken into another house earlier that evening. The purse and ID found earlier on the bed belonged to her.
It just goes to show you that there often is a perfectly good rational explanation sometimes for reports of the paranormal. Really, really, freaky and frightening rational explanations. Me? I’d rather have had the poltergeist.