Bump in the night.

7 10 2011

My neighbour, Chrissy, is a night owl like myself, and is up till about 4am most mornings.

On a few occasions She has told me that She spent the night painting rooms or moving furniture, so it’s no surprise to hear a grinding sound sometimes, as though a bed or wardrobe is being dragged along the floor.

I’ve heard this sound, from my bedroom, which is just a few meters away from her house, and have just waived it off as nocturnal redecorating.

A few days ago, I was talking to Chrissy about this and that and said that I heard Her moving furniture around 2am, But then She told me that She hadn’t been… which surprised me.

I heard it again last night, a loud grinding sound, lasting just a second or two, at around 2am.

Chrissy just phoned me to say that She heard the sound and asked if I had heard it… Well Yes, I did.

She told me that there was a loud grinding sound, like I mentioned earlier, plus some bumping which carried on for another few seconds.

I told her that should I hear it again, I will write down when it happened and we can compare notes.

I also suggested installing “sleep talker” onto her iPad, An app which records what you say in your sleep, it only records when it detects noises. (it’s on iPhone too).

David, who lives with Chrissy, went into the roof space to repair the antenna cable,
and claims that he was hit on the head by something heavy.

If anyone would like to play Ghostbusters, I think Chrissy would appreciate a logical explanation.


A friend on G+ asked about Water Pipes, that would work, it would certainly provide a loud sound. I have weird pipes too which can produce that kind of sound.




2 responses

7 10 2011
B454N7 (@b454n7)

I have these “strange” noises in my house, but they occur through the night. I have put this down to the house “settling” down. It can be mistaken for someone walking around the house.
As for the noises you and neightbour are hearing: not sure what is going on in there.
And David getting hit on the head with something heavy: that would put an end to my crawling into roof space if it were me.

8 10 2011

Dear Wolfie,
my friend has a million dollar + water front home. It has a colourbond metal roof. I was there alone, it was a very still night but the house made so many noises. the main being the screws in the roof were the wrong size and every one had to be replaced. When the steel expanded and contracted the roof made incrediable noises. Very scary very weird and very louid noises.

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