My store had our remodel in 2015, and the entire construction crew was terrified of me for no reason. Now, 2003-era Spoony (you know, the Mall Goth™ era) would have been proud, but seeing as how I am no longer a Mall Goth™, I was a little confused, albeit a little amused.
Apparently, the other day, I scared the shit out of the guys hanging up lights for the restaurant behind the house. I'm lowkey embarrassed that they both heard and witnessed this, but at the same time, I'm laughing.
I've mentioned the smoke alarm in the kitchen before. The other morning, I was cooking pasta and it just went insane. Would not shut up. I would stand there and wave a box of crackers at it, it would go quiet. I would stop fanning it for two seconds, and it's wailing again. I think I waved this box of crackers at it for thirty minutes; my shoulders are still sore, and my arms still feel like they're going to fall off. Just detach like a old barbie doll.
So naturally, being frustrated and unstable, I was screaming at it like a banshee.
The box of crackers eventually failed, and I grabbed a paint tray and started waving that at the smoke alarm; it did work a little bit better and stopped it from screaming a little quicker, but the moment I stopped fanning it, it would still start back up again. Now the difference between the box of crackers and the paint tray I was using was about ten inches, and I swung a little too high, and knocked the cover right off of the smoke detector.
Seeing my opportunity, I decided I was going to knock the battery out to silence it until I could do a thorough deep clean of the stove and the oven, so I was looking for something to knock the battery out. I have a tree pruner outside, so I stomped out of the house, completely unaware that there were people out there, and went to grab it, realized it was wet, and then threw it back onto the porch. I eventually knocked the battery out with a spatula.
So yeah, now they won't even look at me without running off.
On a more paranormal note:
I don't know if this was the same day or not, but the boys said they heard distinct voices coming from my back yard. I've mentioned before in a video
that there is an entity of some sort in the backyard (maybe more in the general area because I do not think it's out there all the time and I have felt it in the house before), but it's been quiet and inactive as of late because I think, when we moved in, it was just curious as to who we were and has been since leaving us alone. But the boys even did a full circle of the house, and nobody was out there.