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Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:24:07

Left at 6pm, I turned all the lights off in the house. 100% sure.
Husband gets in at 9pm, all lights in the house on, all of them.
Nobody else has keys, no tripped switches.
Why would this happen? Freaking out over someone having been in my house!

Bodear Mon 21-Nov-16 22:26:38

I'm sure you just forgot to turn them off.

Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:27:47

I specifically remember making the conscious effort to turn them all off. If I thought there was a chance I hadn't I wouldn't be worried.

HollowTalk Mon 21-Nov-16 22:28:20

That would freak me out!

wonderstuff Mon 21-Nov-16 22:28:25

Definitely a ghost. (helpful)

SmilingButClueless Mon 21-Nov-16 22:32:02

Some sort of power surge resetting things (if that's even possible - I am no electrician!)?

I wouldn't have thought an intruder would have turned lights on as that would be drawing attention to themselves.

RoseGoldHippie Mon 21-Nov-16 22:32:58

Are you sure your DH isn't on a wind up?

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Mon 21-Nov-16 22:33:10

Have you got pets that could've done it?

Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:33:24

Smiling that's what I'm hoping.
Was just hoping either an electrician or someone who's had this happen and found the answer would come along so I can sleep tonight!

Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:34:43

Rose gold I bloody hope not.
He had a go at me for leaving them all on, so don't think so. I've made him go in the loft to check there's nobody in there and he did it so I think is unlikely he would go to the effort grin

Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:35:03

Zigzag no pets.

clumsyduck Mon 21-Nov-16 22:35:47

I have been sure Iv turned out the lights before and then realised I can't have
Did dh come back in the house after you ?

Or it could be a ghost so we could start another spooky stories thread grin please

Foxysoxy01 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:36:41

A family member with a key? Or neighbour?

Would a power surge really turn all the lights on? hmm

TBH if it was an intruder I'm not sure they would advertise the fact they were/had been there by putting all the lights on.

RoseGoldHippie Mon 21-Nov-16 22:37:02

Ahh yeah mine would do the first bit (total arse!grin) but wouldn't go to he effort of carrying on with that!

Sounds really weird but I agree with smiling it's probably some sort of surge. Is the oven timer normal or has it gone to 00;00? The only way I can ever tell these things!!

Keep us posted if you find out what it is!!

FannyWisdom Mon 21-Nov-16 22:37:52

Can't be power surge the switches are turned off by OP.


Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:38:15

He came in at 9.
God knows, I definitely turned them off because I remember doing it. My mum was in the kitchen when I turned them off and she wasn't best pleased. Left the little lamp in lounge on to make it look like someone was home and so we could put our shoes on.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Mon 21-Nov-16 22:38:17

There's a fancy name for this but I can't recall it. It's basically a false memory because you've turned the lights off so many times before, so you remember doing it even if you didn't this time. Some people get it for locking their car or house, or anything you almost do on autopilot.

clumsyduck Mon 21-Nov-16 22:40:14

Yup false memory
Or did your mum turn them all back on ?!

Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:41:22

Oven timer is the same.
I'm just going to have to try and convince myself I left the lights on or else I'll never sleep again.
Considering getting locks changed

category12 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:41:50

Abusive gaslighitn husband who wants to make you think you're going mad. -_-

Crunchymum Mon 21-Nov-16 22:41:57

Did they all have to be turned off and back on again individually or do you have some kind of mains light setting?

Colby43443 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:42:16

Your mum clearly switched them back on then. There mystery solved

Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:42:29

Mum could've turned them all back on, I guess I could've missed it somehow as I left.
At least downstairs but she definitely didn't go upstairs.

Chamonix1 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:44:15

They'd all need turning off individually.
So unless mums followed me turning them all on after I turned them off I don't understand.
And doesn't explain upstairs.

MrsRyanGosling15 Mon 21-Nov-16 22:49:11

Well I asked my dad who is an electrician and he said no, it's definitely a ghostgrin. Best just move house.

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