Weird sounds in wall are spooking me…

Not my actual house!


We’ve all heard the eerie stories of hauntings where the homeowners hear weird scratching and growling in the walls of the home. If you are anything like me, the thought probably creeps you out a bit.

I have some weird noises going on and I sincerely hope someone can give me a logical explanation for them.  It begins with scratching in the wall that under normal circumstances I would attribute to a mouse. I live in a old house and they often sneak in for the winter. I also have a cat that is very good mouser and typically keeps them under control. However, I’m willing to accept that part of what I’m hearing is a mouse that she hasn’t found yet. But – there is something weird about the sounds.

When I hear the scratching sounds, which can last for 20 minute or so at night, I also hear a weird buzzing sound in the wall. When I first heard it, I thought it was a big old fly or bee around the window frame buzzing to get out, but it’s not.  I don’t know how else to describe the sound other than a buzzing, fluttering sound. Sometimes it is quite loud. It has been happening off an on for months, maybe even years.

I didn’t think much of it during the summer. I just figured it was some flying insect trapped and trying to escape – but when it continued and the temps dropped below zero, I knew it couldn’t be any kind of bug. I also knew it would be highly unlikely that I would only hear it when I heard the scratching. It moves to different locations in the wall and to the opposite wall.

There are no electrical wires or plumbing in that location. Both walls are outside walls. The attic is above the room.  I never hear the buzzing without also hearing the scratching sounds.

So now it’s your turn. Please debunk these weird sounds for me!

What are black eyed children?

black eyed children

I just published an article on Examiner about Black Eyed Children after reading a rather tongue-in-cheek post by Grant Wilson warning fans to beware of them. Some of the information in the article comes from David Weatherly, author of Black Eyed Children. I decided to check it out on Amazon and discovered the book is currently selling for $83.37. That, of course, dashed my thoughts about buying the book.

Fortunately, you can buy the book on Leprechaun Press for $20, so I thought I’d pass that on to you. I don’t make any profit from either place and just wanted to let you know in case you are interested in buying the book.

I found the topic intriguing and a little spooky.  These kids have solid black eyes, speak in a monotone and insist on being let into your home or vehicle. Those who have encountered them claim to feel threatened, but often can’t explain why. No one really knows who or what they are, but Weatherly shares his theories.

The article includes a video of David Weatherly talking about his research concerning black eyed kids. The article and video are a great source for basic information if you want to learn more.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has encountered these eerie kids or who knows someone who has.

Was that really my imagination or was it paranormal?


Okay, so I’ve been experiencing a few peculiar things lately that have me scratching my head this morning.

  • First, a week or so ago, I crawled in bed to read. My cat was curled up beside me when I suddenly heard what sounded like fabric rustling. The cat and I both looked to the bottom of the bed and I got a glimpse of something white as it appeared to slide off the bed. I assumed I had left an article of clothing on the foot of the bed. As I continued to read, I started thinking about it and couldn’t think of anything white or light colored that I had left on the bed. I got up and checked and there was nothing on the floor around the bed.  The cat and I chose to go back to reading and pretend it never happened.
  • A few days ago, when I was getting a shirt out of my closet, I saw a white shirt slip from a hanger and fall. I tried to catch it only to discover there was no fallen shirt. I checked the bottom of the closet and the floor in the bedroom. Nothing. Again, I chalked it up to my imagination.
  • This morning the TV is suddenly changing channels on its own. We’ve had Direct TV for 10 years or more and I have never seen this happen. It didn’t just suddenly change to a new channel, it went through several channels and stopped on each until the ‘show’ came on and then went to another. It finally settled on a channel with an infomercial.

I’m not sure if these events are related. The first two could certainly be my imagination – well, mine and the cat’s – but the TV surfing channels on its own wasn’t my imagination. I’m not sure if there is a logical explanation for it or not. It’s unlikely that a neighboring remote triggered it. I only have two neighbors in range and this happened before anyone else was up in the morning.

I’m not ready to call any of this paranormal, but it is beginning to make me wonder.

New Paranormal Topics

As you may have guessed, I’ve been really busy with a host of writing projects. The good news is some of my work involved writing about the paranormal. Which means there are tons of new articles published on Examiner for you to pick and choose which you want to read.

Some of the topics I’ve covered lately are:

  • Angels
  • Near Death Experiences
  • Ghosts
  • UFOs
  • Bigfoot
  • Ghost Hunters
  • Unicorns
  • Ossuaries (think creepy bones)
  • Crickets (yes, you read that correctly)

I’d love it if you’d stop by Examiner and browse my Paranormal Articles and let me know what you think. Am I on the right track or are there other topics I should be covering?

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Do you have a ghost story to tell?

First of all, I’d to apologize for broken links on this site. Many of my articles were published on Yahoo Contributor’s Network for years, but the site has recently closed its doors. What that means to me is that those articles are no longer available to readers. I am working on removing the links from several blogs and sites. I appreciate your patience.

The good news is that I am moving many of them to my paranormal page on Examiner.  You can subscribe to me there and receive updates when new articles are published. To view my collection of paranormal articles on Examiner visit Bangor Paranormal Examiner. You will find the subscribe button between my bio and the first article or you can SUBSCRIBE here.

I’d appreciate your support, as the more subscribers I have the better my articles will perform on Examiner.

I’d also like to extend an invitation to everyone to contact me with your personal experiences. If you have a story you would like told, I can do that for you while you remain anonymous.

Has SyFy abandoned paranormal reality shows?


I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m feeling abandoned by SyFy. I’ve watched the SyFy channel every Wednesday night for years to keep up to date with its paranormal reality shows, but suddenly they are all gone. It appears that “Ghost Hunters” and “Paranormal Witness” are the only two paranormal shows left on SyFy. They have removed all the others from their listings.

“Haven”, of course will return in the fall, but that’s purely fictional. Although I love the show, it’s not the same.

I’m not sure if SyFy thinks the era of paranormal reality shows is over or if it has something else up its sleeve, but I’m feeling a little let down and disappointed.

Was that a UFO?

Last night when I took the dog outside at about 10 pm, I saw something that made my jaw drop.

 As I looked off in the southeastern sky I noticed a set of bright lights in the sky. The lights were lined up in a row horizontally. They were predominantly white, but I had the impression of either blue or green lights between the white lights.  I know there were three or four white lights. I was reminded of a crown, but couldn’t quite make out the individual lights or see any outline around the lights.

The lights began to twinkle or blink, but the object remained stationary. It didn’t appear to be moving away from me, as the size did not change. I stood mesmerized thinking I needed to go get my husband so he could see these lights, too. Before I could pull myself away, the lights suddenly disappeared. They did not fade. They did not move away. They simply disappeared.

I don’t know what I saw last night, but I do know that my jaw dropped  as I stood motionless staring at this object in the sky.

Could I have been looking at plane positioned at some weird angle? If so, why did it appear motionless? Why didn’t the object become increasingly smaller as it faded into the distance?

Did I see a UFO? Quite frankly, I don’t know what I saw, but I do know it didn’t look like anything I had ever seen before and it left me speechless.