to think we're all going to be mudered?

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Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:27:40

I'm away for the Christmas period working for the family I Nanny for at the weekend. We are staying in a mansion/log cabin on the top of a mountain - very very secluded.

On the first night, I heard very light knocking in my room. Quite distinctive as knocking - like one of the kids wanted me. But the kids are on the opposite side of the house and there was no one around. This happened twice (early morning) but I was so tired I didn't think much of it.

The next morning it turned out that everyone in the House had heard the three light knocks at least once in the night.

I checked outside all the windows and there were recent animal prints (think Elk and Bear) and human foot prints circling the house. no one in our group had been outside at all and the prints didn't match anyone's shoes.

Second night, three light knocks again in the dead of night. Everyone heard them at different times.

Third night (last night) the knocks happened again and the four year old boy I look after starts talking about the "blood man" that only he can see being in the House shock he keeps singing songs about the Blood Man.

AIBU in thinking that we're living some crazy horror film?

drinkyourmilk Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:02

Christ. I'm also a nanny. I'm also a giant scared pants. I'd be sleeping in with the kids -with- -a- -knife- -underneath- -the- -pillow-.

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:10

Being the only English one could mean you're the killer! grin

Just make sure you don't have sex OP. A)it's not professional and b) = certain death.

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:11

Knocking?
you mean like pipes banging or something, yeah? grin

HECTheHeraldAngelsSing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:12

Knocking?
you mean like pipes banging or something, yeah? grin

SarahAndFuckTheResolutions Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:33

It's been nice knowing you OP.

They'll all think you've left and then find your body stuffed in the boot of the car or in the airing cupboard or something.

On the slim chance you do get away, you'll get the blame. Will they let you update MN from prison do you think?

drinkyourmilk Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:36

Bah. Please imagine the last sentence scored out.

WilsonFrickett Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:48

Fuck that, strap the wee bits of wood onto your feet and feck off down the mountain. Unless they are stored in the basement. In which case just slide down on a tea tray. Avoid basements at all costs.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:35:57

Trust me, I've gone through all logical explanations but they don't explain why the knocking is only ever in threes?

scarffiend Mon 30-Dec-13 20:36:43

Fuck that. I'd be out of there, pronto.

ReluctantBeing Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:13

That is bloody scary!

roadwalker Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:30

Sleep closer to the rest of the group
The first to go is always isolated
Seriously, later all the police about the footprints

frogwatcher42 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:33

Its probably just a ghost rather than a real person. They won't murder you.

WhoNickedMyName Mon 30-Dec-13 20:37:51

Shamelessly marking my place.

Where abouts are you? Just so I know whether to check BBC UK news or keep an eye on international news.

LadyFlumpalot Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:01

Holy shite on a stick... I'd have been out of there after the first night! Actual footprints circling the cabin?!?

Assuming this isn't a wind up - surely the family must be worried as well?

misdee Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:01
Crikeyblimey Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:17

Eeeek!

Do not go into the cellar at all, ever, especially alone.

Actually, the knocking could be the cabin settling as it cools down at night. Our old house used to click.

But you are doomed.

Objection Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:27

my bedroom is literally next to the door for the basement. I had never thought much of it - until now. Thanks.

NorthernLebkuchen Mon 30-Dec-13 20:38:32

Have you seen The Shining Op? If not, don't watch it now

HappTeeNewYear Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:09

That's what I was thinking Hec.

Some weird thing about the way the heat goes through the pipes so it knocks three times in various places around the house.

The footprints are actually from chunks of snow falling off eaves and trees, they can look like regular footprints sometimes. Especially if your imagination is running away with you.

The four year old is just fucking with you.

misdee Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:12

my house knocks when the heating clicks on.

Solongsucker Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:14

Can you ask to be moved other side of the house with the family? Or is it not appropriate ? If everyone has heard it, surely there would be some compassion for your feelings.
I'd be very worried about the footprints, are you definite the family was not outside. Some people think it very amusing to "scare the shit" out of people.
I sympathise.

Iamsparklyknickers Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:15

Sorry, I think it's a done deal.

Make sure you keep a set of car keys on you - the final scene as they scramble to get the car started? You want to be in that.

Don't film it otherwise the police will presume you dead when the camara finally drops to the floor and nothing more is heard.....

On a serious note, at the very least I would want the police out to check, but more likely I'd be out of there. Sabotage the boiler/fusebox so you all have to check into the nearest hotel. In the middle of the day of course!

LongTailedTit Mon 30-Dec-13 20:39:18

Just make sure you don't wear a red top at any point...
(In Star Trek the one in the red top always dies first)

frogwatcher42 Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:09

Maybe the dad goes outside for a wee in the night. Maybe the knocking is people having sex.

I would be sleeping nearer the main group though.

Maybe its a local whose run out of sugar.

MacaYoniandCheese Mon 30-Dec-13 20:40:12

Could it be squirrels or raccoons that have hibernated in the walls/roof?

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