I'm new to this website, and I don't see anywhere on this article to report a glitch. Here goes: I have an ebony bow enchated with fiery soul trap "creature dies within 10 seconds, soul becomes trapped, targets on fire take extra damage, ect". Now, it's a decent weapon to sneak attack. I found a rather strange glitch that occurs sometimes if an arrow is shot from the enchanted bow at something other than a creature; it enchants the object (like a barrel) and plays the sound effects, but nothing happens otherwise. I waited for fifteen minutes to see if the enchantment wore off but it didn't and just played the sound repeatedly. Figured I should post this to see if anyone has this sort of glitch too.
You have to reload a save before it happened to get rid of the effect, i don't think it'll ever disappear on its own. Like the soul trap bugs list say its there forever. On a PC if it happens you could try opening the console clicking on the object and using the command -
This happens to me all the time. Most frequently, I see it when trying to shoot something in a cage to kill it before unlocking the cage. Some cage doors can't be shot through and it can be tough to tell until you try. When the arrow strikes the door, the Soul Trap effect tries to resolve and gets stuck when activated on an inanimate object. It's not so much a glitch as an unfortunate side effect of Soul Trap. I'd say, ignore it and move on, if it's in a dungeon. If it's somewhere like a town that you visit frequently and it threatens to become a long-term nuisance, I'd try save/reload or disable/enable.