Haunted mince pies?
Yesterday evening I remarked to my girlfriend that a pack of mince pies were sitting on the counter top in the kitchen when before they'd been stored away. I definitely hadn't moved them, and she said she'd been in there just moments before and had actually moved them from the cupboard to the top of the microwave, not the countertop. She was adamant about this, and there seems no reason to doubt her.
This got me thinking. If it was a "ghost" that had moved the mince pies, why on earth did they choose to do such a bizarre thing to, apparently, get out attention? Why not move one of my books on the paranormal - surely that would have been a more appropriate and obvious way of getting my attention?
Assuming that neither of us did move the mince pies, it seems like one hell of a leap of logic to assume that a discarnate spirit or somesuch was to blame. Which leads me to my question - do you think that for many "hauntings" that can't be rationalised we should be looking into perinormal explanations (I'd tentatively suggest potential links to things such as the many-worlds theory, although I'm far from an authority on such matters) rather than clunky survival-after-death possibilities?