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Something weird from CCTV footage of the entrance to the Brighton Museum, in the gift shop area I presume. It’s billed as ghostly, but nah. There’s a flash of light (pictured) and then a mug falls off that shelf and shatters (which caught the attention of security staff, which is why they reviewed the footage).

Some kind of static discharge? Hard to imagine that being strong enough to knock something off a shelf.

Did I ever tell you that my grandmother was chased through the house by ball lightning that came down the chimney? True story. Just spitballin’ here.

Hey, I almost went with the story of the girl who fell off famous suicide spot Beachy Head while wandering around in the dark looking for a place to pee.


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 7, 2019, 8:38 pm


Comment from Ric
Time: August 7, 2019, 10:08 pm

It was a rat. Also, per Pecos Hank there is no such thing as ball lightening

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 7, 2019, 10:20 pm


Comment from J. S. Bridges
Time: August 8, 2019, 12:27 am

Poltergeist, maybe?…

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: August 8, 2019, 12:48 am

Sunspots causing static discharge, that’s what it is.

Comment from tonyc
Time: August 8, 2019, 1:44 am

What I think I see through that grainy footage is the cup starting to fall , creating a flash of reflection from some light source as it falls.

It could have been poised to fall and slight vibration sent it over the edge. Also, these security cameras are extremely sensitive in the infrared end of the spectrum. The light source which was reflected could have been from the camera itself, or some other sort of security system using infrared.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: August 8, 2019, 2:11 am

Well, obviously it was climate change.

There is nothing it cannot do. Chances are the building shifted slightly due to sublayers of methane ice melting far below the surface.

Or maybe it was Fracking! yeah, that’s what it was! Fracking!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 8, 2019, 2:23 am

It must be Babs, the title character in Rudy Rucker’s The Sex Sphere. Babs is a four dimensional being who, when intersecting our familiar three dimensional space, manifests as a solid object appearing seemingly out of nowhere. Of course, she is coming in not from nowhere but rather from the direction that is at right angles to width, height, and depth.

Babs and her companions usually take the form of disembodied sex organs and attach themselves to humans. I suspect she was in her cups and being a bit clumsy when she bumped into the gift shop shelf.

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