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Our Boogeyman There is a boogeyman within this home of ours, we swear he's here! He comes and goes to mess with us and bring about a silly fear. It happens if we're here or not; he seems to go from room to room to keep us guessing why we see phenomena that brings such gloom. It has to do with lights, you see, the kind you touch to turn them on; somehow this boogeyman knows how to toy with us, and whereupon, we find our touch lamps brightly lit in rooms, we enter while we're there. But worst of all, to find them on when we've been out, and such despair, to wonder how that comes about?? For sure, it doesn't make much sense. Do boogeymen have fingers that can generate capacitance? Sandra M. Haight ~4th Place~ Contest: Boogeyman Sponsor: Nayda Ivette Negron Judged: 06/02/2016 True Story! "Touch-sensitive lamps almost always use a fourth property of the human body -- its capacitance. [kuh-pas-i-tuh ns] The word "capacitance" has as its root the word "capacity" -- capacitance is the capacity an object has to hold electrons. The lamp, when standing by itself on a table, has a certain capacitance. This means that if a circuit tried to charge the lamp with electrons, it would take a certain number to "fill it." When you touch the lamp, your body adds to its capacity. It takes more electrons to fill you and the lamp, and the circuit detects that difference." http://science.howstuffworks.com

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Date: 6/9/2016 8:35:00 AM
Love this! The final word lights the poem on fire. It was also a pleasure to listen to your poem read out loud! Hugs!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/9/2016 9:32:00 PM
Thank you kindly, Kim! I am pleased that you enjoyed the poem and listening to it. This audio feature is like a new toy...very addictive! I appreciate your visit and nice comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/4/2016 10:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, Sandra. It is now acknowledged that apparitions, ghosts, telekinesis, and other paranormal activity are the result of electrical phenomena. ~karam~
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/5/2016 4:03:00 PM
Yes...those mysteries of electrical phenomena! Scary! Thank you for the visit and congrats! Sandra
Date: 6/3/2016 12:57:00 PM
Congratulations Sandra. Strange things happen that we don't have answers for. Congratulations on your top win with this great entry! #7 ; )
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Date: 6/5/2016 4:01:00 PM
Yes, Connie, that's for sure. Thank you so much for your visit, congrats, and nice rating! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/2/2016 7:48:00 PM
Love the bi-line to this write by the way! Great little story Sandra and congrats on your placement
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/5/2016 4:00:00 PM
Thank you, Brian. I appreciate the visit, congrats and uplifting comments. Sandra
Date: 6/2/2016 7:40:00 PM
An interesting poem and information......congratulations on your placement
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/5/2016 3:59:00 PM
Thank you very much, Janis. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 6/2/2016 6:55:00 PM
Congratulations Sandra on the placement of the contest
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Date: 6/5/2016 3:59:00 PM
Thank you so much, Nayda. Again, your offered another challenging contest, and I was most happy to participate. I appreciate my placement on your winners' list! Thanks again. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/25/2016 4:59:00 PM
One never knows. I used to have that problem until I found out one of my daughters was coming over when both me and my husband were at work and helping herself to whatever we had that she wanted. Things like food or a phone she needed at her place or my iron and even locking my pets up in a drawer so they wouldn't bother her while she was there. She was our boogeyman until I found out and changed the locks. Great job here. God Bless, JB
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/25/2016 7:32:00 PM
Wow, at least your 'boogeyman was human! Thank you for your nice visit and positive comment! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/24/2016 5:20:00 PM
oh cool, I learned a new word with capacitance!! I listened to your voice too. sure am jealous that I will have to wait a while before I can get help with that recording feature. Very nicely done, and wow, I see it is a true story. It's a ghost, dearie!!!
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Date: 5/25/2016 7:29:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea for stopping by with your nice comment! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/24/2016 4:25:00 PM
Terrific a 7 and fav for me... great :)
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Date: 5/25/2016 7:29:00 PM
Thank you very much, Casarah, for your uplifting comment, nice rating, and fav! Much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/24/2016 2:59:00 PM
Loved the Boogeyman,this one is just so smart and so clever,Sandra!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/25/2016 7:30:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sara! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 5/25/2016 7:27:00 PM
Thank you so much, Sara! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/24/2016 2:52:00 PM
Wow, this is fantastic, dear Sandra!! Such an awesome idea.. All your recordings are marvellous too!! :) :)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/25/2016 7:27:00 PM
Thank you, Sneha! I am glad that you like it and the audios. Your visits are very much appreciated. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/24/2016 2:47:00 PM
Made me smile Sandra my mum has a touch lamp and it is so sensitive makes you think there is a boogeyman around when it gets brighter seemingly all on its own:-) good luck in the contest:-) Lovely to hear you reciting the poem too:-) hugs Jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/25/2016 7:26:00 PM
Thank you, Jan, for your uplifting comments. These crazy lights drive me crazy! ;) Hugs, Sandra