Mystery of the Strange Ticking – A True Story in Honor of My Mother

So much has happened in my life the past year, so I’ve been MIA from this website. Sometimes life events trump keeping up with blogging, but I hope to write about it soon. For now, we’ll keep this post on the light side.

I’d like to share a true story with you. This is about a gambling trip I went on with my mom to Laughlin, Nevada in June 2011. So many strange things happened, starting with a strange ticking sound in the wall of our hotel room, so of course I had to write about it. Here’s the blog post from back then if you’re in a hurry and can’t watch the video below, although I highly recommend watching the video to get the full effects of the story.

I recorded it for Mother’s Day in honor of my mother, Marilyn Powell, and published it on YouTube.  See if you can figure out the answer to the mystery before I reveal it at the end of the video.

So, did you guess what caused the strange ticking sound? Have you ever had sleepless nights from weird noises keeping you awake all night? I’d love to hear from you.

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10 Responses to Mystery of the Strange Ticking – A True Story in Honor of My Mother

  1. Susie Lindau says:

    That is so CRAZY!
    Sounds like my house. After my brother’s death, the tapping stopped. Joe must have talked to our ghosts.

    • Hi Susie! How wonderful to see you here. I think about you every day and pray you’re doing well. Yay for Joe getting those ghosts in check. He’s still looking after you!

      Yes, that ticking sound was pretty bizarre. Unreal. And then the other weird events and our antics made for some unforgettable memories.

      Thank you for stopping in!

  2. A death beetle? I never would’ve thought it might be an insect. He must have one hard head.
    Good to hear from you, Lynn!

  3. Oh wow ! You are a very good story teller. Also such a good writer. All along the mystery kept my toes wiggling. Who would have thought that it would be a Beatle.
    I will have to keep thinking hard to remember if any sound had the same effect like this insect on us.

  4. LOL funny story! Glad you were able to get another room – that would’ve driven me nuts! I’m a very light sleeper. Glad too, to see you back here on the blog – hope all is going well for you, and do fill us in when you have the chance.

    • It did drive us nuts. We put up with that noise longer than we should have. If the hotel wasn’t able to move us to another room, I think I would have ended up in the looney bin!

      I will start blogging about the journey we’ve been forced to take sometime soon, I hope. Need to retrace our steps, everything that’s happened and is happening, and start getting posts ready. Thanks so much for stopping by, Jennette!

  5. Yvette Carol says:

    How did I miss a rare post from you, Lynn? Great post and a surprise at the end! 🙂

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