Steve McKears, who lives in the village of Severn Beach near the city of Bristol in the south of England was noticing an unusual event taking place in his garden shed every night. It seemed as though somebody was coming in and tidying up after him.
He told his adult children of the events, risking that they make think he was insane, but they didn’t. They did tease him and say perhaps it was a ghost however. It was in February when he noticed that a few of the plastic chips that were scattered about had been returned to the container that he uses to store bird feed.
McKears decided to leave other items out of the bin and see what would happen. Among the items were small metal items at first, but he even graduated up to some larger and heavier items like the chain of an electric drill and the end of a hose pipe.
To his continued astonishment, everything was tidy, neat, and put back into the container he had used for bird seed.
According to the BBC, as the weeks went by, he found more and more objects in the container, including some heavy bits of chain.
He said, “I thought ‘there’s something funny going on here,’ I’d never had a ghost in the shed before.”
“One day I emptied the tub out and spread the contents on the side—and the next day they were all back in again.”
McKears had enough of this guessing about what was happening in his shed at night, he decided to have a camera set up that could catch it all live in action. The trail camera had been set up by a friend of his who is a wildlife photographer. It was a mouse! The film captured a tiny mouse cleaning up the shed and putting all of the bits and pieces back into McKears container. According to McKears, the mouse spent two hours tidying away the objects in front of the camera.
“We were amazed at what he was doing, we just couldn’t believe it,” he told Sky News.
“I was worried, I’m 72 and you hear of things going wrong with 72-year-old gentlemen in the mind,” he said. “That’s why when we proved it wasn’t me, I was happy.”
This incredible story made national news and solved the mystery for McKears. A social media sensation was created by one little furry creature who was only trying to keep his house clean!