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!

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Was that really my imagination or was it paranormal?

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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.

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.

 

Ghost Cat pays a visit

Ghost Cat

by Sapphireblue/ Flickr

Some of you are aware that our house has its share of unusual activity that ranges from odd sounds to EVPs and a sighting or two of a seeming apparition. You may even remember that when I moved in, I was certain I had seen a Ghost Cat on several occasions. I’ve even felt what I thought was my cat jump onto the bed, only to discover her sound asleep at the foot of the bed.

Until recently, the Ghost Cat appeared to be a figment of my imagination. Not any more.

A couple of weeks ago my daughter saw the ghost cat in her room – which explains why it hasn’t been hanging around my room for a while. She thought it was her cat sitting in the middle of the room staring at her with “big eyes”. About the same time, her cat nudged her from the side. When she turned, she discovered her cat was actually on her desk beside the bed. Upon looking back to the floor no cat could be seen.

Today, she was on her bed and felt her cat jump down from the bed and heard her trot over to the food dish. Nothing unusual there, right? Wrong. Her cat was sitting on her bed and listening to the noise, too.

We have no idea why we have a Ghost Cat. It seems to have been here when we moved in.

*NOTE: The photo above is not actually a picture of our ghost cat.

Spooky EVP captured on cell phone

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I’ve been hesitant to share the latest spooky event that has happened in our home. Maybe it’s because we actually have some evidence this time and that makes me a little uncomfortable.

Last week, my daughter used an app on her phone to record her sleep cycles. The phone is placed on the bed and is automatically activated by both movement and sound. It captured the typical tossing and turning in the night and a few low murmurs that we assume is my daughter talking in her sleep. They sound muffled and pretty typical of the normal sounds a sleeping person makes.

But that’s not all her recorder captured! Sometime in the middle of the night, it captured an eerie EVP of a man’s voice saying “Noooooo.”

At first we assumed that the voice was from somewhere outside of her room. It wasn’t. It just so happens that during the same night our furnace malfunctioned and our house was filled with smoke, setting off the smoke detectors and CO2 alarm. The sound of the alarms was not picked up by her phone inside her room. (Yes, there is now another smoke detector outside her door.) In fact, when I went to her door to let her know what was going on, my voice wasn’t picked up until I was inside the room. So that pretty much rules out any outside noises as the cause of the EVP.

We’ve been puzzling about this for several days now, throwing around possible causes for the voice, but each time we come up empty. It’s not her voice and she was the only one in the room.

Last night, I had woken up and was lying in bed when suddenly I heard a very loud whisper right in my ear. I bolted upright and no one was around. Hubby had fallen asleep on the couch, the pets were sleeping and my daughter was sleeping at the other end of the home.

I tried to rationalize that perhaps I had fallen asleep and dreamed the whisper, or that maybe it was the sound of me breathing against the pillow or blankets, or that maybe I imagined the whisper. I could have convinced myself with any of these arguments if it wasn’t for the recording we captured last week.

We haven’t figured out how to get the recording off of her phone so we can post it online to see what others think. If anyone knows how to do that, please let me know and I will upload the EVP here so you can hear the eerie EVP that has us scratching our heads.

 

Spirit lights . . . real or imagined?

So last night I had an experience that I can’t really explain. I’m not sure its paranormal – in fact I’m hoping it’s not – but it’s interesting enough to share with you and get your take on it.

I woke up at about 3 am to a cluster of tiny lights hovering near the ceiling. They seemed to float from one side of the room to another in a playful pattern. After watching them for a few seconds and being unable to determine what they were, I turned on my lamp. The lights, of course, disappeared and I found no visible explanation for them.

Although there is an old dirt road outside my window, a car going up or down that road doesn’t create this kind of light and can be easily heard through the window. Even footsteps on the dirt road can be heard clearly from my bedroom. Could it have the light of a flashlight flickering through the leaves outside my window? Perhaps.

You are probably wondering what happened when I turned the lamp off. To be honest, I am too – but we will never know. You see, I decided to leave the lamp on and pretend I never saw them.

I’m not sure if what I saw was real or imagined, but it did wake me up from a sound sleep and cause me to turn on the lamp. I only share it with you because it reminds of stories of ghost or spirit lights.

Who cares about Bumps in the Night when you have Lights in Night?

I’d like to add a more personal note to my blog today. As some of you know, I moved into this house about 5 years ago. I’ve had a few experiences that I can’t explain, but it has been quiet for the past few months until last week.

The first event occurred in the night sometime last week. I have two plants in identical pots sitting on the windowsill in my dining room. The windows were open and the bamboo shade was drawn. When I got up in the morning one of the pots was about 3 feet from the window laying its side. very little soil had spilled, in fact, I simply picked it up and sat it back on the windowsill.

I’ll admit I assumed the wind blew the plant off the windowsill (although it has never done so before). I was, however puzzled about why the other pot appeared unmoved. I was also a bit puzzled about how it landed 3 feet away and why the soil wasn’t disturbed – but I chalked it up to the wind.

Wednesday night while watching “Ghost Hunters” I suddenly caught movement out of the corner of my eye. I turned and looked at the bathroom door and watched as it closed and then opened about a foot.  Rationalizing that somehow a gust of wind (yes there were windows open, but the closest window was about 20 feet away) blew the door shut and that it swung open on its own, I chalked this one up too. Although I must admit I did play around with the door in an attempt to recreate the event. The best I could do was to get the door to open about two inches and only after swinging it shut quite forcefully. There were no pets in the area.

Last night, when I walked out of my office and into the dining room, I suddenly noticed the flashlight sitting on the floor was on. Mind you, my husband had dozed off on the couch at least an hour before this and I had walked past the flashlight several times without noticing.  For the record, this is  lantern type flashlight where the button must be slid to the side. It does not move easily.

This morning, I asked my husband about the flashlight and he claims he hadn’t touched it yesterday and was as puzzled as I was about how it got turned on.

I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to thinks something is trying to get my attention.