Sunday, August 22, 2010

We're baaaaack!



We arrived home from Tybee Island around 9 o'clock last night, and the CREEPIEST thing happened as we walked in and out of the side door of our house.

And because I thought maybe it would be less creepy if you were with us during the seemingly paranormal experience, we HAD to grab the video camera so that you could witness the creepiness too.

Check it out...
(If you dare!)



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119 comments:

Carbzilla said...

That was scary and freakin' hilarious! I love that you live in a neighborhood where you can leave a car key in plain site. That was pretty freaky though! Glad you're safe!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That was too funny! I didn't know there were remotes on keys for windows!

Antoinette Seminario-Skinner said...

This was awesome!! How scary, but soooooo funny at the end!! Glad it was just the key!!

SmilingJudy said...

As a former BMW owner, I knew what was going on but couldn't figure out where the heck you guys had the key. (The windows roll down if you hold the unlock button down. Very handy for those hot summer days.)

Too funny! :)

Kim - A Creative Spirit said...

That was hilarious. I am SOOOOOO happy you took us along for the ride..... I am still laughing.

The Weathered Bungalow said...

Oh my gosh! I was SURE that you guys were going to do something at the end that jumped out at the screen and scared the crap out of me! So funny!! My favorite was the X-file music!! ahhahasdfaa

xo, Meredith

Ellen said...

Hysterical!

Stacy said...

oh my word! freaky and hilarious!

Stella said...

OMGoodness ! How scary, I was watching hoping someone would pop out of the bushes..Im glad it was just the remote...You guys are troopers.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Glad you solved that mystery!

-Danielle

Sherry said...

Cute, cute, cute! I guess Halloween came a little bit early at Tybee Island. ;)
Sherry

Kelsee said...

That was by far the funniest video I have seen in a long time!

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Hysterical!

Who ya gonna call?
Ghost Busters!

Shel at Dreamy Nest said...

I'm rolling - laughing hysterically. Too funny!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That was great!

Micki said...

Soooooo funny, I can only imagine how freaked out you would be lol!!

Micki x

Creative Ambitions said...

That was so crazy! How funny!

* French at Heart * said...

~*~ That was too funny!Ok Ill admit I was a little scared for you at first..LOl..Thanks for sharing that~*~ Rachel :)

kelly said...

so funny!!!! what an experience! what if it would have taken days to figure it out, you would have been freakin' well more than you were:) thanks for sharing!

Ronnie said...

HAH! You guys were cracking me up. I have an Audi and suspected what was going on. Seems this was a Beemer! German engineering at it's best.
If you all need psychological counseling, I have a sister in Tybee who's a Psychologist. :)

Ashley and Nate said...

Too funny! I was spooked. I love ghost stories, and we visited the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO and had some fun there. I thought... "wow, I've never heard of a haunted car before but you never know!" Kind of glad to find out it was just the key. Thanks for the laugh! :)

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Leen said...

I am so glad that I watched the whole thing! I almost called you half way through to see if you were ok :)

Little James came in here while the video was playing and when you turned the camera to Kevin he said "hey, that's my friend from that house with the hammock!"

Looking forward to seeing what you were up to at Tybee!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

That was too funny! I was sure there was some reasonable explanation but couldn't think of one and then I did start to get creeped out. Too bad this didn't happen in October.

Jaime said...

That was fantastic!!! Oh my goodness. Thank you sooo much for thinking of us, remembering to grab the camera and sharing...

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

Too funny!! Yikes. I would have been hiding in the house for sure.

Erin Wallace said...

That was funny!

xo Erin

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Oh my word... I am laughing so hard!!!!! Thank you for sharing this hun!!! Very funny and cute!

All That Jazz said...

That was so great! Love Kevin's "who you gonna call" (Ghostbusters! ;) I'm glad you solved the mystery! I would have been spooked too!!
~michelle~

VĂ¥rt liv i norr said...

hahaha :))

That was a lot of fun!

/helena

Melissa's Thoughts said...

I almost wet my pants I was laughing so hard. Just this friday at work we were talking about ghost and I've been freaked out all weekend.

:Deliciously Healthy said...

LOL!! That was so suspenseful!

Green Willow Pond said...

Oh my gosh...I was getting freaked out just watching the video...then I cracked up at the end. Too funny!

jenstet said...

That was so flippin' funny! Can you even imagine? Thank you for the much needed chuckle this Sunday afternoon.

Lili said...

Great mini mystery! You guys are great for sharing this with us. Thanks you.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Thank you! Thank you! for putting this on line! OH MY GOSH! I was so scared for you ... then I laughed my head off!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Jaclyn Beith said...

So funny! Hope you had a great trip!
www.extraordinaryhair.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

This is hysterical! Of course, I was getting freaked out for you guys before the end of the video...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Hahaha..ya'll had me so scared too. Thank goodness ya'll figured it out. I was ready to call Scooby Doo...haha. ((hugs))) Susie~

AntiqueChase said...

I had goose bumps too! That was freaky!

Beautifully Inspired said...

Oh my goodness! That is too funny... I would have been shankin' in my boots if I were there! Thanks for bringing us along for the show!

Nicole

www.sobeautifullyinspired.blogspot.com

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

That is too hilarious!

Allison said...

THAT IS JUST TOO FUNNY! I would totally be freaked out as well if I didn't know the key was under the mat! lol

Katherine said...

OMG I am laughing so hard right now - that is just hysterical, you couldn't have made that story up. By the way I was totally freaked out to!

The Little Red Shop said...

That is pretty funny! Where is Angela Lansbury when you need her?

: )

Julie M.

madrekarin said...

Oh, my gosh! That's hilarious.

The Mann Fam said...

Such a great share! My older kidlets walked by as I started the video. My Boy got a kick out of it and My Sweet Pea was just as freaked out as you were. What a relief to have that mystery solved! But guess what! Now you and all of us have a great Halloween trick to play on people as they walk up to our front doors in a couple months. http://mannhome.blogspot.com

Tricia said...

LOL Ya'll made my day!

Adam and Nikki said...

That was awesome! My husband hates to be spooked and couldn't even finish watching with me. He walked away after the first phone call. LOL

♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Oh my gosh, that is hilarious! Can you imagine if he'd set off the alarm??? You would have needed to change your pants! lol

Amber
Silver Lining

Astrid @ The Lopsided House said...

You made my day too! LOL!!!!

Thanks for the laughs. I really needed that! :)

alison said...

haaaaaaa i love being scared. this was so funny, i love the x-files music.

...and my daughter's name is josette, we call her josie most of the time. :]

houseobsession said...

That was hilarious by the way!

Kelly said...

That was the funniest thing ever! Only you guys!

geri said...

Layla & Kevin.
They say there are two types of people or animals.
The saying I think is "take flight or fight".
You guys are awesome.
I would have NEVER walked down the driveway and faced any of my fears.
I probably would have sprinted all the way back to Tybee never to return till my very "stay and fight" (or face your fears) type hubbie got answers. hehe
I admire your spunk.
Glad you are back and safe. geri.

emily said...

oh I am just one of you blog "stalkers" and i watched this just now. I was cracking up when the music came on. Good editing! maybe that should be on your career path too. ANyway thanks for a great laugh. COOL car!

KK said...

How funny! It's amazing what tricks a sleep deprived & tired brain will play on you. Guess you'll need to find a better place to hide the key next time!

Woven and Spun said...

Too cool! You guys may have felt scared, but you acted calmly and even had the presence of mind to video it and include us! Thanks!
Glad there was no Lettered Cottage Car Spook ;)

Cheri said...

I was scared for you and then I laughed after the "mystery" was solved...how funny.

Rachel Elizabeth said...

That is too funny. PS: I wish I lived in a neighborhood where I could leave my car key under the mat.

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

THAT was one of the funniest things I've ever seen! I have to point out that the key wasn't very well hidden under that mat ... except at nighttime!!

The Farmer's Wife said...

I immediately thought of chapter 20 in "Anne of Green Gables". She's conjured up in her imagination that the forest between her house and her best friend's is haunted at night, but her adoptive mother won't hear it. Marilla makes Anne walk through the woods at night...

"Anne never forgot that walk. Bitterly did she repent the license she had given to her imagination. The goblins of her fancy lurked in every shadow about her, reaching out their cold, fleshless hands to grasp the terrified small girl who had called them into being."

Your scope of imagination is wonderful and vast!

Simply LKJ said...

Too funny! As a BMW owner, I too wondered if that was the case...thought maybe they had the key and were hiding in the bushes. Be thankful you didn't set off the alarm...BMW alarms shriek something awful! You'd have woken up everyone within a 5 mile radius!!!

Allison said...

I love this post! Hilarious! I was scared just watching it! You guys rock!

elizabeth said...

Thanks for the laugh!!!!

Future Mrs. D said...

Guys.. I'm seriously cracking up... Thanks for sharing.. too funny :) Amber

Caroline said...

LOL...I was just as scared as you were!! Glad there were no ghosts involved!

angela | the painted house said...

I would have wet my pants! Soo funny!

Katie in VA Beach said...

I am so glad you thought to video the whole thing! I could have listened to your neighbor laugh about it all night. Send the video in to AFV (ameica's funniest video) and see if you could win! Never a dull moment at The Lettered Cottage! Thanks for the LAUGH!

J said...

Layla and Kevin,

Okay...that would have freaked me out. Especially when calling the neighbor and she is totally perplexed. Oy! Glad it turned out okay. I agree with the posting above...you should turn it in to America's Funniest Home video.

Kristi REDISKE said...

This was the scariest but funnest thing ever-It really made my day complete. I would have freaked but now it is so funny. Thanks for posting this and doing it in such a fun way.

Shana (Yarntwisted.etsy.com ) said...

That is just hilarious. I would have been just as creeped out as you were, Layla. And my hubby would have been cool as a cucumber, just like Kevin was. Thanks for sharing. :)

Kathy said...

You will have to re-do this one at Halloween....too funny you kids!

Sandy said...

THAT WAS THE BESTEST FUN I HAD ALL DAY!!!

laurmela said...

Bummer can't see it :(

Beth West www.northernskyart.wordpress.com said...

Oh, that was too funny! I'm glad you filmed your suspenseful moment.

Teresa said...

YOu had me gooing too. I was right with you and would not have been able to sleep until I found out what was going on. Thank you for the air sucking moment!

Always, Teresa

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! I was about to croak! Now I'm laughing!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

That was scary, but then it was funny once you learned what caused it!!! Thanks for a good laugh tonight! Glad you had a nice time in Tybee. Can't wait to see what you all are up to next. Love & blessings from NC!

Angie :) said...

Oh that is too funny! I didn't even know they made keys that would roll the windows down!!

Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell said...

I'm not gonna lie, if it had been me, I would have been crying! But at the end I was laughing so hard! Thanks for sharing you guys!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Ok, you had me scared!!! I would have gone inside and bolted the door...and put a sofa against the door...and a chair...and the refrigerator...just in case the car got any ideas during the night!!! :)

Susan, Owner of Good Haven House said...

2 funny! (and we have the same mat, hope it doesn't start doing strange things!)

Stormy said...

That's just SO funny!

I loved it when "strange" things like that happen! But we never find out the answers... o.o

Time to find a new hiding place for 'THE KEY' though! :)

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

That was hilarious!!!!! The hubby was watching with me and we both died laughing at the end! You guys are nuts! But glad the car wasn't haunted....for the sake of you mail. ;-)

My Cottage Charm said...

hey guys...I needed that laugh more than you know. :) Oh Lord, that was funny! I think I would've freaked out more than you all did! :)
Love ya
Missy

Mrs. Foot said...

That is absolutely hysterical. Thanks for sharing!!

Tricia said...

Okay. That was indeed completely freaky and entirely hilarious! I'm pretty sure that I will laughing about this all day. So glad you guys made it back safe and sound (and ghost-less ;)

Si said...

Seriously funny stuff. You crack me up.

Tiffany Harper said...

ahahahaha oh my gosh I was getting freaked out with you guys. That is so funny! LOL!

Carol said...

Totally hysterical! I would have totally had to send my 4 dogs to investigate for me! I have remote start, but I had no idea that some cars roll the windows down via remote. Can you IMAGINE if that car had actually started??

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Layla,

Did you get my email?

Your Friend,
Deborah

ltbpt said...

Good gosh. Lucky you two are sooo cute cuz your high level reasoning skills are, well,... JK!
I thought maybe the mega EMFs from your "magnetic" personalities were the trigger!

glenis said...

Oh Layla and Kevin, that made my day!!! That was so funny! Glad the mystery was solved!

The Nester said...

I had no idea I could love you any more.

And now I do.

Oh, and that X files music, perfect.

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

I was terrified watching that! I was hoping nothing was going to jump out and frighten you and me too while watching! So happy the car wasn't haunted!

Shell said...

LOL oh my gosh that was hilarious! I know some mini coopers & BMWs have that problem with the windows doing their own thing due to a faulty switch or hitting a button too many times on the key fob.

Collected Catastrophe said...

HAHAHHAHA!! That was great. "The key is under the mat and it does have those controls". How funny. Um, ya..it cracked me up when you said, "What do I text? Come out of the bushes?" ROFL! That is hilarious.

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Okay...I'm crackin' up...how funny is that! You guys are the best ;o)

~Andrea
Oh...by the way...I was playing a video game (MX vs. ATV Unleashed)and noticed the background music was Trust Company...can't wait to hear Kevin's new stuff.

angie on maui said...

Ha! Mystery solved...(loved your accompanying music on the video, BTW!)

Laura said...

Oh. my. word. Hysterical! I couldn't believe how calm your face was when you were "frieked out." My eyes would've been huge and scared!

Just think if you had texted "Come out of the bushes!" Your neighbor would have thought you were loony. So funny!

What presence of mind to video the whole thing though. Definitely AFV material. You could win big with that one!!

Nothing that says "welcome home" like a haunted car in the driveway!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

OH my gosh, that was hilarious! I was on edge the whole time, thinking something was going to jump out of the screen like those obnoxious emails (that I forward to everyone I know). ;)
Too funny!!

robyncal said...

I was getting chills for you! omg how hilarious! glad it worked out the way it did!!!

Tracey said...

that is hilarious! i made my hubs watch with me because i was getting so scared for you!!!! you are such goofballs, we love you, keep making us smile :)

Kathy said...

love the zacadias (is that how it's spelled, probably not) in the background. Love the video.

Wendy said...

I would have been freaking out. That's too funny!

Rebecca said...

Okay..I'm dying to see this video, but for some reason my computer keeps shutting it down after 18 seconds! Boo!

elmsx8 said...

laughing...hard! This would be me! I even showed it to my 8 yr old, my mom, my husband....

hey, we are heading to tybee for the 1st time for labor day...any hints or suggestions?

Julie @ CalleLillyCafe said...

HYSTERICAL! While watching this & I heard a LOUD pop noise. Thought it was one of our balloons from our bday party! It sounded like it was in the room w/me & I jumped! I went around & checked them all... NOT one was popped?!!??

Kellerwoman said...

This cracked me up so much that I came home and told my husband about it. And I'm not one to EVER admit that I'm trolling blogs at work :)

Tessa said...

my 8 yr old watched the video with me. he was totally spooked! How funny! He's still talking about it 20 minutes later... :)

The Chick said...

That was the best! hahaha!

Laura Lynn said...

Hilarious! I love your facial expression when you are talking with your neighbor and she tells you they are at the beach.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

Hilarious!!!! LOL

MeenyMoe said...

That was the greatest video to watch!! I was on pins and needles! How funny - how it all turned out! Don't feel bad...I'd been freaked out too! -Karen

Liz said...

I would've freaked out too! That's hilarious!!

Liz
The Nifty Nest

Gail said...

Layla,

That is totally funny. I was really into the mystery too...glad all is okay and that you solved it!

Hugs,

Gail

MisCdaisy said...

I was laughing soooooooooo hard!!!

TFS!!!

mel
miscdaisy.blogspot.com

Nori said...

OMG! that was scary and HILARIOUS!!!! seriously, phew... that hurt my stomach i laughed so hard.