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To burn my house down? Lighthearted. Maybe.

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WildBelle Thu 09-Mar-17 21:44:24

Bit freaked out. Heard a loud smashing sound earlier while I was sat eating my dinner. Got up to see what it was and nothing appeared to be broken, so thought maybe it had come from the neighbour's house (even though it had sounded too loud).

Then just now I went to get a glass of water, opened my cupboard to see that a glass mug had spontaneously smashed itself whilst sat in the cupboard. WTF? I grabbed a glass because the reason I'd gone downstairs was to take a tablet, and the first glass I picked up has curiously got what appears to be a pentagram on the bottom formed from residue from the dishwasher.

Please provide rational explanations so I don't have to burn my house down/move/call a priest.

Glossolalia Thu 09-Mar-17 21:45:01

It's a poltergeist.

WildBelle Thu 09-Mar-17 21:46:42

That was my first thought when I heard the smash.

emmyhNL Thu 09-Mar-17 21:48:43

How old was the glass? Could it have had fractures? Was it under anything? could it have been just combusting from heat /pressure

Rubyslippers7780 Thu 09-Mar-17 21:49:08

Glass is only solid at room temperature. It is actually a liquid. When making coloured glass it is usually a think skim of colour blown inside a clear bubble rather than a solid chunk of glass ( would be too dark to see colour ). Glass colours cool at different temperatures and this causes stress within the it cools in a kiln very slowly to release the stress... so sometimes coloured glass which has not been cooled slowly enough will seemingly just smash...the thicker the glass the longer to cool... lenses in telescopes can take months to cool properly.... as for the pentagram...burn down the house!

emmyhNL Thu 09-Mar-17 21:49:09

Do you have this sort of thing a lot?

humblesims Thu 09-Mar-17 21:49:26

I once had a glass plate spontaneously explode into a thousand pieces before my eyes for no reason at all. Completely freaked me out. Research (googe) revealed that some types of toughened glass crockery an be weakened by dishwashers and can just explode. No idea about the hexagram though. That'll be ghosts I expect.

Happyandhungry Thu 09-Mar-17 21:49:26

Omg run away right now.

RiversrunWoodville Thu 09-Mar-17 21:49:43

Was going to say you have a presence

CatsBatsEars Thu 09-Mar-17 21:49:47

Heat from the kettle? (Clutches at straws!)

NoCapes Thu 09-Mar-17 21:51:02

Yep burn it down! Burn it down to the ground!!

WildBelle Thu 09-Mar-17 21:52:32

It wasn't under anything, and not sure how old it was but I reckon quite old! It was one of those really naff glass mugs like your gran used to have. As you can see, my mug collection is quite shit special. I don't drink hot drinks so I don't care grin.

Emmy - not in this house but other places I've lived in yes.

WildBelle Thu 09-Mar-17 21:55:22

Fuck me you're right, it's a hexagram not a pentagram. Just googled and that's the mark of the beast. I think I should get packing.

PageNowFoundFileUnderSpartacus Thu 09-Mar-17 21:57:53

Of course you shouldn't just burn down your house OP.

You should bury freaky pentagram glass in your garden, scrub your hands with a nail brush because you TOUCHED THE GLASS and you'll be possessed (if you drank out of it to take your tablet that's even worse; you'll wake up to find poltergeists have eaten your head <nods sagely> ). Then burn down your house. And salt the earth.

WildBelle Thu 09-Mar-17 22:00:38

I DID drink out of it <cries>.

SaucyJack Thu 09-Mar-17 22:01:37

It's not a poltergeist- it's an invisible tarantula crawling around your cupboards knocking glasses over and carving marks into glasses with its fangs.

PageNowFoundFileUnderSpartacus Thu 09-Mar-17 22:06:30

Oh dear OP. Oh well, it was nice knowing you. Enjoy your last few hours with your head.

Waddlelikeapenguin Thu 09-Mar-17 22:08:07

Call the Winchester boys grin

zukiecat Thu 09-Mar-17 22:11:39

A pentagram is a sign of peace and the elements combined with the goddess

So the five points just represent Earth Air, Fire and Water, with the top one representing the goddess, all held together within the circle which is just the spirit as a whole

An inverted pentagram (when the two points point upwards) is the Satanic version, I don't say that to scare you, you'll be fine, I'm sure you are not being possessed! I'll see if I can post a pentagram photo

NoCapes Thu 09-Mar-17 22:13:39

Looks more like the Star of David to me

WildBelle Thu 09-Mar-17 22:15:54

I'm kind of hoping that it is an invisible tarantula.

Applebite Thu 09-Mar-17 22:16:09

You don't need to burn down the house.

The poltergeist will do that for you. Mwa ha ha.

zukiecat Thu 09-Mar-17 22:17:38

This is the second one I meant to post

WildBelle Thu 09-Mar-17 22:18:46

It's got 6 points though....

NoCapes Thu 09-Mar-17 22:21:17

Star of David
Your poltergeist is Jewish
What was the picture on the cup it smashed?

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