I saw something once. In the decades since, I’ve occasionally wondered if I actually did see it, as it was a very short event, never repeated. I do know it wasn’t a remembered dream, nor was I in an altered state (say, from alcohol or whatnot). There was even another person present, but we never discussed it in detail, and probably not more than the once.
Long ago, in the house I grew up in, we had one of those landline phones placed on the wall, with the extra, extra long cord, so the phone could be used while standing all the way across the room (which was a combo kitchen/dining room, one big room). The phone was place maybe 5 1/2 feet high, and the cord hung almost to the floor. At the time in question, I was standing about 6 feet away, with the phone almost directly to my left, and facing the other person, who presumably had a clearer view than I.
I saw motion out of the corner of my eye, and turned my head to the left to see the cord swinging down along the wall, as if someone had stretched it from the left of the phone’s position until the end was as high as the phone itself. What I saw was the cord swinging back down to its normal resting position from about an 8 o’clock position. It then swung slightly a couple times before coming to a complete stop, but that was a natural consequence of the cord being pulled up.
There was no other person in the room or even in the house. I’ve never seen anything like it before or since, in that house or anywhere else. What it might mean is completely beyond me, but I attach no special meaning or ‘message’ to it. I have no explanation whatsoever for how it happened; as I said, sometimes I wonder if it really did happen, but I have a very clear memory of the phone cord momentarily misbehaving, so.
Ghost? Hallucination? Faulty memory? Dream masquerading as waking thought? I don’t know. It turned out to be a completely unimportant non-event in my life. I don’t hold it up as proof as spirits or anything else; I just offer something weird that happened in my presence once.