You can't make this stuff up!

I was hoping to find a good image of a possessed microwave but alas, google has failed me.

Sometimes life is stranger than fiction.

I was sitting at my desk last night, legs propped up, book in hand, enjoying a little down time after putting the munchkin to bed. All of the sudden I hear the microwave beeping.

Thinking my husband might be preparing a late night snack I look over to the kitchen. No one was there.

"Hmmm, that's odd." I say to myself and return to my book.

Husband walks into to the room. I casually ask if he had heard the microwave? He says no, shrugs, and sits down at his desk.

Moments go by in silence as I return to my reading and husband plays with his computer.

"Beep, Beep, Beep." The sound comes again from the kitchen.

"What the hell!" Both my husband and I look at each other in shock and turn our heads towards the kitchen.

I bravely get up to go investigate. The microwave looks normal. It's showing the time and appears to be just fine. "I don't know what's up with this stupid thing." I say. Husband shrugs and gets up to inspect it himself. He presses a few buttons, open and closes the door, and walks away shaking his head. "I dunno what's wrong with it." He walks toward the bathroom.

As soon as the bathroom door closes, the microwave beeps again. And this time it turns its self on.

I jump in my seat. "What the hell!"

It takes me a few moments to gather the courage to walk over and inspect the microwave again. I reach a shaky hand out and stop the microwave wich has 23 seconds left to cook it's imaginary dinner.

Husband walks out of the bathroom to find me looking like a deer in the headlights. "Honey it just turned its self on."

"Really?" He looks almost as frightened as me at this point. He again walks over to inspect it.

I walk back to my desk and make a small joke about the Microwave being possessed. As I sit down the microwave beeps again and turns back on. I let out a little squeal of a scream. "Turn it off, un plug it. Do something!"

Hubby gasps and yanks out the power cord.

"If that thing turns on again, were sleeping in a hotel." I say half hysterical, half laughing.

Thankfully it did not turn back on after that.

So what do you think? Do I need to call a repair man or a priest? Ever have something like this happen to you?


MeganRebekah said...

My VCR used to act up like that, turning itself on and off. It always freaked me out a little, so I know where you're coming from.

And at least your husband was home to witness it too. Can you imagine being completely alone if something freaky like that happens? Shudder.

Roni Loren said...

Freaky. Maybe it's not the microwave that's possessed. Maybe you have a ghostly visitor who was craving an ethereal Hot Pocket.

I had a smoke alarm once that wouldn't stop beeping. It was so annoying we yanked it off the wall and tore out the backup battery. Of course, the beeping continued, which sufficiently freaked me out because there was no power source. We tossed it into the garage and locked the door, lol. Eventually it died a noisy death.

Jessica Nelson said...

Hzaahaaa! That's hilarious. As funny as it would be if you had a ghost, I'm guess there's something up with the wiring. An electric jolt it shouldn't get, or something. LOL

Katie Salidas said...

I'm guessing it is just an old microwave that is starting to short out. Late at night though, I don't need anything that could border on spooky happening. I have too much of an active imagination to deal with that kind of thing. LoL.

Susan R. Mills said...

CREEPY! I hate possessed appliances. My hair dryer used to turn on by itself. Never could figure that one out!

Jody Hedlund said...

That is really funny! Sounds like it's time for a new microwave AND for a few prayers!! :)

Anonymous said...

It's all fine until the computer starts cussing at you. Just remember that, Katie. ;)

JAlexander said...

Hot Pockets!!
Diarrhea Pockets!!


Anna C. Morrison said...

Maybe if you offer it a sacrificial hot pocket it will stop. Too funny!

Danyelle L. said...

You all crack me up! Thanks for the much needed smile. :D

B.J. Anderson said...

Holy crap! I'd toss it in the dumpster a mile away and buy a new one! :) Good luck with it!

Deb said...

I'm with B.J.--toss it and run!

Kathy said...

Call those guys Ghost Hunters if it happens again.

About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.