E-Mail/Computer Trouble

There is something weird going on with my computer. It has been freaking out more than usual the past couple of days. It doesn’t seem to let me do anything except open up my Window’s word file. I have a feeling it’s the ghosty who has been turning the hot water faucet on and clanking around in hard soled shoes at 5 AM, waking me up. Pretty sure it’s my dad visiting from the other side.

It seems that in the past few weeks since I was working with some spirits, I started having all the energy drained out of my battery faster than a kid in a straw sucking competition. My computer hasn’t wanted to stay on and I’ve had ridiculous problems with my e-mail, it seems to have a mind of itself. Anyway there’s a ghost (literally) in my machine so it’s taking me longer to get to my e-mail and even to get on the blog. I am very stubborn so fear not I will get to everyone’s questions and work tirelessly to answer all the winners and those who need readings. Just give me a few more days then normal while I sort out my problems.

As I write now my battery power went from 99% down to 34% in about 10 minutes. And the stupid thing is actually plugged into the wall. Even when it shows the battery is charging it goes down, like now in about 10 seconds it went to 32%. It’s ridiculous. I thought it was a connection problem and spent some time adjusting and straightening the prong that fits into the computer from the electrical plug in and while that made a solid connection I’m still experiencing the drain when dealing with anything other than this piece I’m writing. Now you have to admit that’s weird. I’m working on a fictional piece (which I referred to a while back) and when I work on that my computer is a perfect gentle woman. The ghost is even given me grief about writing this post. It won’t let me spell check or edit or move the cursor so I’m giving up for now.

I’ll let my computer rest and juice up then get back to answering e-mails later tonight and tomorrow.

Best wishes and blessings,


E-Mail/Computer Trouble

11 thoughts on “E-Mail/Computer Trouble

  1. Hi, Denise. Welcome to my world… 🙂 I’ve had ten books about regional ghost stories (in the Northeast) published and written about nearly 600 locations in all, and you wouldn’t believe some of the crazy things that happen while I’m trying to get certain stories typed on whichever computer I happen to be on! It doesn’t even matter if I switch computers, the antics start right back up again. So, I’m sympathetic to your post!

    When I was writing about the Morris-Jumel Mansion in NYC, I kept trying to type this section regarding the belief, by some, that Madam Jumel actually was responsible for her husband’s death; though, she was never officially accused of it. And the sentence saying she may have done it kept repeating over and over without me even touching the keyboard, like the husband was trying to let me know that she really HAD caused it. That’s just one of many such incidents I’ve had.

    I’ve also had emails just disappear from the screen as I type them, when I’m typing to someone regarding their experiences with the paranormal. That’s actually happened fairly frequently, come to think of it. And the people who try to write to me about their experiences often tell me they had similar experiences while trying to type the email.

    There’s never a dull moment when you write about ghosts and the paranormal…

    Have a great day!

  2. Hi, Denise. Let’s try this again! I just replied to this with a long post, and it vanished (without posting) after I hit submit! What I was saying is, as an author of many books about regional ghost stories, I can tell you that it’s pretty common to have a lot of computer problems (email, battery, Word documents, etc.) when you’re typing anything regarding ghosts and the paranormal. These kinds of incidents happen to me all the time (like when I just tried to send my previous post to you). I’ve had emails to people I’m speaking to about their experiences disappear from the screen and all baskets as I type; and they’ve had the same happen to them as they try to respond to me.

    One of the more interesting things that happened was when I was writing about the Morris-Jumel Mansion in NYC, saying that Madam Jumel was rumored to have played a part in her husband’s death. As I typed that sentence, the entire sentence started scrolling down the page repeatedly while I sat there watching with my hands not even on the keyboard. It was as if her husband’s spirit was letting me know that she really WAS involved, even though it was officially called an accidental death.

    Ghosts (and spirits of departed loved ones) can be pretty resourceful in finding ways to get our attention, as you know. 🙂

    Have a great day!

  3. Okay, the short and sweet one worked, so I’m going to shorten what I attempted to send earlier and try again. What I said was that, as a ghost author (having published many regional ghost books), I experience strange computer problems (especially in Word, as I type stories and in emails). I’ve had certain lines of text repeat and scroll down the page, while my hands are not on the keyboard, as if trying to emphasize a point (esp. re. their death). It’s spirits’ resourceful means of getting our attention, and, boy, do they! 🙂

    Have a great day,

  4. Alrighty then, short and sweet: as a person who writes about ghosts for a living, I can tell you that they are very resourceful at finding ways to get our attention (and at disrupting stories we’re writing about them!). Case in point, my last three long replies to this post haven’t gone through. Grrr…and I had some good stuff in them!

    Have a great day!

  5. Alrighty then, short and sweet: as a person who writes about ghosts for a living, I can tell you that they are very resourceful at finding ways to get our attention (and disrupting stories we’re writing about them!).

    Have a great day!

  6. Higher Octave says:

    Wow! Cheri, you write about ghosts? Sometimes I say that I want to see any that are around me, and then I chicken out and ask the universe to please ignore my request. Do you ever get freaked out by what you see (I am assuming you see them)?

  7. I’ve written about over 500 places in three states so far (and I’m writing my books 11 & 12 as we speak); but I’m a para-historian (seeking the history and reason behind the haunting), not an investigator. I’ve only ever seen two in my travels; but I’ve had some interesting experiences, that’s for sure. I think I’ve become hardened to the spook factor after this many books. 🙂

  8. Jennifer says:

    Denise – I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct place, but could you please talk about your feelings about the market again?

    Things are getting almost manic as the government tries to push up the market. I am wondering if this and their loosey-goosey monetary policies are going to backfire soon, or will it take a few months?

    I realize that it is difficult to pin this down as there isn’t any easy way to run the numbers for you. Thanks!


  9. grace43 says:

    I don’t know if you have investigated this place Cheryl, but it appears to be quite haunted.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it was considering what went on in mental institutions back then.

    Denise, do we have any hope of seeing the money these high level executives stole, I mean, their “bonuses” they received from the bailout ever being restored to the US Treasury? I makes me so mad when I read about this stuff. Families are going without homes and food. And these people steal enough money to buy small Caribean islands.

    Thanks in advance! Hopefully your little friend will decide to give you a moment’s peace soon. It’s hard enough to find time to do things with a baby without interferance from beyond.

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