Once upon a mountaintop near El Paso, Texas, a Texas notary found that suddenly everything electronic stopped working!
Having finally arrived at the home of an elderly borrower who was refinancing, our Texas notary public was dialing their number on her cell phone while she let her car idle. All of a sudden there was a weird “e-o-e” sound, and the car died. The cell phone would not work, and the portable printer went off. Just for the heck of it, our notary in Texas tried her ipad. It also wasn’t working! Then, she took out her laptop: nope! Not that, either.
“Well, I went up to the house. I was pretty upset by that time. The old woman in the house saw I was a bit rattled, I think. She asked me right away if anything was wrong,” our Texas notary recalls. “My car just shut off, and so did my phone and all my electronic devices,” this notary in Texas told the borrower.
“She looked me straight in the eye, laughed, and said, ‘We have some sort of situation here. Things in this house move around. Lights go on and off. Nothing electronic works right all the time’. By this time, I was in a panic,” says our Texas notary. “The house looked pretty normal–not paranormal–inside… but she said this right at the beginning! How was the signing going to go, I wondered? I tried to call my husband from the house phone, but he wasn’t home yet. So I rushed through everything, and made sure to check my work…but all I could think of was how I was going to get home. I also watched everything carefully, to see if any furniture would move. It didn’t,” the notary says with relief.
“I went outside several times to check if the car would go on, but it didn’t. I called my husband from the woman’s landline again, but he still wasn’t home,” sighs the notary in Texas. “Finally, at the end of an hour, he was home. He said he would send AAA. But then the house phone shut off suddenly!” our Texas notary recalls. The strange electronic “eee-oooo-eee” sound she had heard outside crackled throughout the room. “Lucky that’s all that happened,” the borrower told me. “She told me then, ”This house is haunted. I have lived with this for 30 years, and it doesn’t bother me anymore. No one has ever been hurt. They are just playful ghosts,’ our Texas notary remembers the borrower saying. “Once, the ghosts scared a burglar away. He came in the back door and this table moved right across the room like it was making right for him at top speed. I was right glad,” the old woman said. “He ran like a jackrabbit out o’ this house and down the mountain road. Those old ghosts saved my life and who knows what else. After all, it’s their home, too,” the borrower concluded. “And they have a sense of humor.”
“At the end of the signing, the old woman came outside with me. But my car suddenly started right up by itself! I hadn’t even pressed the remote starter I have (my husband is disabled, and we have one). AAA was already there, and I had to pay them anyway,” remarks our notary in Texas. “There was a single penny on the driver’s seat. For luck,” says the Texas notary. “To remind me I was in luck this time.”
“I still do not believe in ghosts,” says the Texas notary, “but I do believe to this day that there was some kind of force field there. It had to be. Also, there have been UFO sightings in some of those mountains in Texas. Who knows what causes this kind of electronic malfunction? There are certainly strange electrical storms in El Paso.”
Was it a coincidence it was October 31 ?>