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I don’t believe in ghosts but...

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Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 21:45:29

Hear me out here.

I do not believe in ghosts at all. But we moved recently into a Victorian house and DS’ room is above mine. Without fail, every night around this time 21.30-22.00, there is a very loud THUD from directly upstairs. As if DS has fallen out of bed. 10 seconds later the baby monitor switches on and he is sitting up (in bed - didn’t fall out), awake. Last night this happened at 1am.

It’s always 1-3 thuds which seem to wake him up. Once or twice it has happened and he hasn’t awoken and slept through. But usually...

WHAT IS THIS?!? Ghosty ghost?!

DH never hears it as he’s asleep or downstairs so it could also be me losing my mind. Very clear loud thud though...

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Butteredtoast55 Thu 23-Apr-20 21:47:42

Could you go and sit in his room and see what happens?

Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 21:49:14

As in wait until 21.00ish each night and just go in there and wait for an hour?

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Krazynights34 Thu 23-Apr-20 21:52:12

Are you in a semi?
I also live in a Victorian house and almost every night next door do a rolling furniture around thing...

5zeds Thu 23-Apr-20 21:53:52


Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 21:54:55


Yes - semi. We hear nothing else ever though. Just these timed thuds. I have been clinging onto the hope that it’s the neighbours but it’s honestly freaking me out a little. I am sure rationally that you are right (or maybe we have a terrifying, huge rat under his room or something who has a keen sense of time).

The idea of going and sitting in the dark in his room scares me though. The house was also purchased as the lady in it before died. Which doesn’t help.

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Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 21:55:35

Heating constantly on (a problem we have yet to fix) so not heating coming on

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LaLaLandIsNoFun Thu 23-Apr-20 21:56:20

This is going to be a process of illumination but it will have a plausible explanation.

LaLaLandIsNoFun Thu 23-Apr-20 21:57:19


Shatandfattered Thu 23-Apr-20 21:58:00

Could it be DS kicking out in his sleep and hitting the wall or bed/cotframe?

IStressheadI Thu 23-Apr-20 21:58:16

The house I grew up in was super old and the pipes would often thud loudly.
I'm going to assume you checked the house when you moved in and don't have a weirdo living in your attic. (But check anyway! )

custardbear Thu 23-Apr-20 21:58:18

Go upstairs when it happens and tell the ghost to leave as it's scaring you - job jobbed wink

... are you sure it's not water pipes?

BeAnythingBeKind Thu 23-Apr-20 21:59:45

I'm intrigued... Keep us updated

Thelnebriati Thu 23-Apr-20 22:00:13

Move him to another room and leave a laptop and webcam, with some strategically placed items for the ghost to throw.

Wewearpinkonwednesdays Thu 23-Apr-20 22:01:27

Why don't you go sleep in his room for a night?

5zeds Thu 23-Apr-20 22:01:54

If it’s a rat then you need to know. Does anywhere smell strongly of urine (rats piss/shit all in one place and it STINKS)

Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 22:04:29

Could it be DS kicking out in his sleep and hitting the wall or bed/cotframe?

I have wondered about this too but he’s really quite small for such a loud thud.

The thing which is actually creeping me out is the timing of it. Why is it always (99% anyway) at the same time?! WHY?!

I am a rational person (when it comes to the supernatural anyway), but it IS freaking me out.

Fairly sure no one in the attack as we had water tank removed from up there before moving in. There was an old aerial initially making noise in the wind but that has been removed. This is a very definite THUD like a child falling out of bed noise.

The house has also been fully replumbed. I could call and ask plumber if that’s a thing though - he will think I’m insane but that’s ok at this point.

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bluemarie87 Thu 23-Apr-20 22:05:58

Following this as I'm intrigued (and nosey) and want to know the outcome x

LonginesPrime Thu 23-Apr-20 22:06:52

It's probably next door closing their window or something.

IStressheadI Thu 23-Apr-20 22:07:01

If it's a predictable time could you get your DH to keep an ear out for it one night?
You might have a better chance of figuring it out together.
Even if he thinks it's silly, it's bothering you.

Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 22:07:16

i wonder if I should leave DH’s work phone on record in his room to try to record the noise

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5zeds Thu 23-Apr-20 22:07:29

Could be next door taking their shoes off and chucking them on a wooden floor at bedtime?

Muminabun Thu 23-Apr-20 22:08:32

Hi op I have done up quite a few houses and they make noise due to temperature fluctuations. The house is old and if an old lady lived there she probably had everything in the same place for years and didn’t move around much. All of a sudden within a short space of time all her things have Been moved and all your things moved in so the house has been unsettled in terms of floors, joists, pipe work everything. If it is the same time it would make me think of a system or a temp fluctuation. Good luck it sounds unnerving especially as it is a new home to you.

Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 22:09:28

Is there a way of me
Asking my neighbours what they are doing at 21.30ish each night without it sounding like I’m making a PA comment about their noise?!

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Becomingbatshit Thu 23-Apr-20 22:10:41


That’s interesting - thank you! I wonder if there’s a way to eliminate the idea of it being DS kicking the bed.


I hVe tried this but he falls asleep as soon as he gets into bed.

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