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Tech glitch or poltergeist?

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Maybebabymaybenot · 01/12/2019 10:37

Had a strange experience this morning and wondering if anyone can explain please?

Tried to put TV on this morning and found that all 4 socket switches had been turned off (2 sets of 2). I definitely didn't do it last night before bed.

I don't actually think a ghost has done it (unless they think I'm watching too much TV and trying to help me?) but I really can't think of a logical explanation!

I did buy an echo dot and tried it out in the kitchen, switching it off at the wall before bed but I can't see how that could be linked but maybe someone more techy knows better?

Any theories??????

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c3pu · 01/12/2019 10:47

The physical switch on the socket had been turned from "on" to "off"?

Unless you're talking about some kind of socket with a built in RCD, and the RCD had tripped like this:

There is no tech glitch that can cause the switch to move. And I don't believe in ghosts so I'm going to say somebody physically turned them off.


Maybebabymaybenot · 01/12/2019 10:53

Thank you for replying. Yes they were physically turned to off position but nobody has been in the house. I went to bed switching TV off using the remote and came down this morning to this. They are just standard sockets in a new build property but I have been in the house a year and not had this before so I'm baffled.

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Dodie66 · 01/12/2019 10:58

You might have done it without thinking


Maybebabymaybenot · 01/12/2019 11:07

Thanks for replying Dodie. There's no way I would do it without thinking though, I haven't switched the sockets off since I moved in a year ago and it's not easy to get to them as they are right down the back of the TV unit. It's really weird. I have thought I might have been sleepwalking but seems a random thing to do even then!

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c3pu · 01/12/2019 11:10

Sleepwalking, or you've been visited by fire prevention gnomes.

Could it have been making an annoying electrical noise in the night and you went and turned it off at the wall on autopilot, then went back to sleep and forgot all about it?


Maybebabymaybenot · 01/12/2019 11:26

I think sleepwalking is the best explanation. I wouldn't have been able to hear any noise from my bedroom unless it was extremely loud so must have just been in a dream or something. It's a very strange feeling!

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