Mai VS Eva -The Existential Battle
OK this would be funny if it weren’t so true. Everybody knows about Mai. Mai is the ghost girl that lives in our house. If you haven’t read about her check her out on my blog. Her favorite time of the year is Christmas. We have an old train that we put circling the bottom of our Christmas tree. Every year Mai goes through multiple sets of batteries playing with her train. This year’s count is at 4 sets. We caught her several times on video if you want to check out our YouTube channel.
This year my generous in law’s gifted us a robot vacuum. We were incredibly pleased to see how well she kept up with the mess we put on our floor. We named her Eva. She made her way through all 1200 ft.² of our bottom floor beautifully. On about day three she found her way under the Christmas tree. Let your hackles go up now -the Christmas tree and it’s train are Mai’s domain. And for the first time ever, Eva got stuck.
The first time she got stuck on the tree skirt. Tangling her little crab feelers around the threads. She had turned herself off by the time we had found her. Figuring she ran her battery down by trying to extricate herself. The second time we found her again with her antenna tangled around the cord that lights the whole tree up. Figuring once again she had drained her battery trying to get away from the cord.
Keep in mind every time Eva goes at the tree, the train tracks get disrupted. And we find the train de-railed at the gap. And every time we find her battery drained. By the third time she had done this, we started blocking off the Christmas tree. And I’ll be damned if she didn’t figure out a way around it. Always stuck under the tree, always battery drained.
Today we took the tree down. The train is put away until next year. And I used the tree box to block Eva into our front room. The commotion caused by taking the tree down covered my front room in flock and fake needles. Eva was definitely needed. I plugged her in and set her loose. Her powerful little battery humming away as she did her job. I walked downstairs not five minutes later, and she’s limping back to her charging station- her tired little motor barely able to get back to her dock. We know exactly what happened.
Existential Battle: Mai-1, Eva-1. Only in my house. 👻 vs. 🤖. Follow me on insta 💞💀 @RueDeLaMort
Greg, Casey and Calla Saumure, investigate paranormal events in and around Northern California. We love to photograph, film, fly over (with our drone), and write about our experiences in ghost travel. We focus on the history and restoration efforts of haunted locations. We always open and close with prayer, ask for spirit permission and we never provoke. “We do this as a family, and we do it in light.” You can reach Casey at (916)759-7880 or E-mail us with questions firstname.lastname@example.org.