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The Decorator

July 2005

I live in a house alone. I have lived in the same house for 5 years. Nothing out of the ordinary has ever happened prior to the last 2 weeks.

It started on a Friday when I came home from work. It was a rather long work week, we were very busy and I was tired and just wanted to get home and watch TV for a while just to relax. I just wanted to have a relaxing weekend.

I got home at around 6:15pm. I opened my front door only to discover the first of many unusual things. When I walk into my house there is a small hallway about 5 feet with a throw down carpet for wet or dirty shoes. On the left wall is a picture that I bought 10 years ago of the Empire State Building, on the right wall there is a mirror.

I opened the door to discover that the throw down carpet was perfectly straight but completely up side down! Also, the picture and the mirror were opposite of where they were supposed to be. At first, I thought maybe somehow one of my friends got a copy of my house keys and went inside to play a little joke on me. I looked at the picture of the Empire State Building and it was perfectly straight the same went for the mirror. I knew without a doubt that one of my friends could not have done that...there is no way that things like that would be exact or perfect!

Next, I walked into the living room, now thinking maybe some weird burglar got into my house and stole things from me and was playing a sick joke.

In the living room, the TV set was on the opposite side of the room where it was originally. The couch which was opposite the TV was now opposite the TV on the other side of the living room. Keep in mind they both were perfectly straight. The TV had no dust on it whatsoever and the couch looked as though it had been cleaned somehow, no lint or dust whatsoever!

Now, I was getting a bit angry that someone was messing with me, so, I moved the things that I found back to their original places. That took me over 1 hour and a half. Most of my problem was aligning things straight.

I watched TV that evening and forgot about the strange occurrences. I ordered in dinner, ate that, stayed up until about 1am watching TV. Then I went to bed. In the middle of the night I thought I heard footsteps and stuff being moved around, but, I didn't think much of it.

I woke up the next morning and went downstairs to make myself some coffee, then go and get the paper which I have delivered. I made myself a pot of coffee and turned on the pot. When I went to get the newspaper however, I have to walk through the living room to get to the little hallway to my front door. When I walked into the living room my jaw dropped and I just stopped. Everything that I moved back in there was moved back to where it was when I got home from work the day before. I walked to my small hallway and the same thing, everything in there was moved back to the way it was also!

Things like this have been happening every day since for 2 straight weeks! Only different things in my house! It is starting to grate on my nerves. I wish I could just stop it from happening...If anyone has any ideas please let me know what I could do.

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