Stephen Mckears, a 72-year-old British man started to suspect his sanity when he started seeing objects had been shifted around in his shelter overnight. And the strange thing is that they weren’t just being randomly placed, things like clips and screws were somehow finding themselves skillfully packed back into a tub as if to discipline Mr Mckears for his negligence. Just who was this careful ghost, this organized ghost?
Confused but he has ascertained to solve the enigma, Mr Mckears determined to empty out the tub and spread its contents around. He was just surprised to see that sure enough, everything was back in its exact place the next morning. Something was surely brewing.
He decided to set up a trace camera with the help of friend and neighbour Rodney Holbrook to expose the helpful ghost. Mr Holbrook is an ardent wildlife photographer, so he has expertise in tracking puzzled visitors before many times. What they found was adorably stunning – a cute and determined mouse uplifting objects twice its size in an effort to keep its ‘home’ clean.
“I use to call him Brexit Mouse because he’s been stockpiling for Brexit,” Mr Mckears said.
“The biggest thing was the plastic attachment at the end of a hosepipe – and the chain of an electric drill. I didn’t understand what it was at first but the children were saying it was a ghost.”
“One day I removed the tub out and spread the contents everywhere – and the next day they were all back in again at their exact places. I thought I was going mad.”
Mr Holbrook was surprised at the mouse’s persistent action. “I’ve been calling him Metal Mickey but some people have been saying he’s just mouse proud,” he joked.
“I was quite astonished to see such mouse – it is a marvellous mouse.”
“Steve demanded if he could use my trace camera to record whatever it was that was moving the objects in his shelter.”
“The mouse was chucking things into the box – we presumed it was some ghost or something like that at first and then I determined I have to see who is doing this for myself.”
It looks that the mouse goes on-its shift from around midnight to 2.30am – and has been doing its cleansing duties every night for about a month now.
“It was doing it for about two hours that night – he must have had to go for sleep after it,” Mr Mckears said.