Saturday, October 10, 2015

5021 Noises in the night

Saturday, October 10, 2015

This house has strange noises at night.  Noises that I don't hear during the day.  It's not that I don't hear them in daytime because of the radio or TV being on, because I don't have anything on during the day.  Conditions are pretty much the same.  Except it's nighttime, and dark.

One is the sound of microwave buttons.  Know that beep beep when you set the timer?  All through the night I hear occasional sets of three or four beeps, exactly as if someone is setting a microwave.  I don't know where it's coming from. 

I hear the siding contracting as it cools off, but I recognize that.  I hear the ductwork expanding as it heats up, and I recognize that.  I hear the click as the furnace goes on and off.  But I also hear solid clicks, and bumps, and creaks that I can't identify. 

Last night there was a loud crash, definitely inside the house, downstairs, as if a stack of books fell off a shelf.  Jasper was sleeping on the bed by my feet, so it wasn't him, and, oddly, he didn't react to it.  I checked around this morning and don't see anything that would explain it. 

If the house were bigger and with mystery rooms or a basement or empty closets, I'd think maybe I have someone else living here who comes out only at night.  You hear about that once in a while.  But there's no spot anywhere here where a person could hide, especially not downstairs.

I'm beginning to think I have a ghost.


Becs said...

Next to you go up by Rhinebeck, there's a cute little store just off the main drag that sells bundles of sage. I advocate it. Either that or a house blessing. Catholic priests are good at that although you might have to slip him a buck or two.

~~Silk said...

If it's the occult store just north of town, near the fairgrounds, that store closed. I think Winter Sun/Summer Moon (turn east off route 9 in the center of town, and it's on the right about a half block down - if that's not the store you mean, check it out. You'll love it) might sell stuff like that, but I sorta doubt it. They're pretty upscale.

rockygrace said...

Okay, that microwave thing would creep me out.