Lockdown Spirits

by wjw on May 8, 2020

gbdieApparently the spirits are as tired of the lockdown as everyone else, because they’ve been getting restless.  We’ve been having an outbreak of strange spectral noises.

For the last few weeks, I’ve heard mysterious knocking noises at night, between 11pm and midnight.  It doesn’t happen every night, but it happens enough to become a fairly regular occurrence.

At that hour I’m usually sitting in my easy chair working on my laptop, with my ear buds in as I listen to music, and then BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG, a sound like a wooden hammer hitting a wooden table.  It goes on for a few seconds before stopping, and it sounds as if it’s coming from the living room.

By the time I’ve got my ear buds out, my laptop off my lap, and my butt out of my easy chair and into the living room, whatever was causing the noise is gone.

Ghosts?  If so, they’re new to the neighborhood.  Raccoons?  Why those noises, and how do they make them?  The sound system shorting out?  Maybe, but why does it happen only at that time and then stop?

For a while, I thought it was the cat performing some kind of extreme scratching post technique, but the cat hasn’t been present at least the last couple times.

Maybe I need to devise some kind of occult ritual to cope with it.  Maybe I could light one of those sage smudge bundles and make a ritual procession through the house chanting, “SHUT THE FUCK UP, YOU NOISY BASTARD.”

Think that would work?

Ralf T. Dog. May 9, 2020 at 10:53 am

Hopefully it is not those Roswell aliens living in the attic. They love to escape and pull their little pranks.

wjw May 9, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Those guys never cease their merrie japes.

Robert N Sulentic May 14, 2020 at 7:14 am

It’s worth a try. You could get a Ouija board and see who is about!

Rosie May 14, 2020 at 7:30 pm

It could be something terribly mundane like the water pipes knocking because they have gotten hot. Is your wife using the hot water elsewhere in the house? Not that I’m arguing against the Ouija board approach, mind you.

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