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Frantic Knocking On Ceiling


Several years ago during the week or so after my husband died, I had something strange happen. I lived alone in our house. One evening, I was in bed, crying again, and I heard light knocking on the ceiling outside the bedroom. I ignored it, thinking it was just strange house noises. I noticed it on and off through the night.

The next day at some point I heard more knocking. In the evening later at night the knocking happened again, but louder. I think somewhere around the third or fourth day, the knocking became very loud and frantic sounding.

I thought I had an intruder in my attic crawl space. I wasn't in a self-protecting frame of mind because I was so sad about my husband, and I figured I would just open up my attic door and find this person right then and there and tell them to get out. I wasn't the least bit worried about a confrontation.

I got a step ladder and opened the trap door, which incidentally was in the hallway outside of my bedroom. I shined a flashlight inside and took a really good look around, but saw no signs of anyone or anything that could have been up there. Nothing was loose, no sources of knocking visible. The house was only two years old, nothing in disrepair, and it was quite clean up there.

I was actually surprised that nobody was there. The knocking seemed so purposeful.

I heard some knocking again the next day, but then never again. Never.

At the time, it never occurred to me that maybe my husband was trying to communicate with me. It wasn't until later when on this site that I connected the dots between knocking and ghosts or communication.

I wish I would have thought of it then so that I could have communicated with my husband. I even had one day during the couple of weeks after he died with an extreme cold move over me in the house, in the end of August. It passed after about two or three minutes, and it was ice cold.

My question is this: has anyone else had a direct experience with knocking and a deceased loved one? Anyone try to use that to communicate?

Thanks for reading!

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spiritwaiting (34 stories) (805 posts)
4 months ago (2017-08-21)
Hi Dandk,

After reading your experience here, I remembered one of my experiences that had to do with knocking.

I was 14 years old, lived in Mesa Arizona and had literally finally started to mourn my Uncle.

He has passed only 2 years earlier, and I just couldn't and didn't accept he was truly gone.

I started writing poetry at that age, all of my poems were about him. Imagining him as an angel watching over me etc.

A few weeks after I started my poetry I had decided to share a few with my Mother (his sister). She was still in mourning as well, and I needed to find a way to have her see his death in a better way.

A few days after I shared those poems the knocking started.

First very subtle, gentle almost like a whisper type knocking. Started on my bedroom wall. I ignored it thinking some type of animal had made its way into the walls, or a branch from a bush was causing the sounds.

Then after a week or so, it moved to my headboard. It has a rhythm to it a pattern. It went on for a few days and grew louder. So I finally said "ok,if this is someone I know, tap twice for yes and once for no",it knocked twice.

At that time I only knew of my uncle passing so I asked the question...
"Is this Uncle Rod"? Again knocking twice... I was excited and scared at the same time.

Everynight before I went to bed the knocking would start. Not at any particular time, I was a teenager I was up at all hours of the night.

But every single time I would decide to go to bed the knocking would start.

I would lay in the bed, talk with him (never got an actual voice answer) ,and would ask him to stop knocking so I could fall asleep. This went on after we moved back to oklahoma, and stopped after I moved out.

Sorry for the long comments but this sent me back to good memories!

Thanks for sharing
Spiritwaiting ❤
DandK (9 stories) (287 posts)
4 months ago (2017-08-20)
Hi Meldel, I agree that it seems like it could be your brother.
Have you had any other signs from him?

Don't you wonder why knocking seems to be something that spirits can do easily? It just doesn't seem like knocking is a low energy action.
Meldel (6 stories) (20 posts)
4 months ago (2017-08-17)
Hi DankD,
We have been staying in our house for just over two years. One evening a few months ago my husband had retired to bed. I was sitting alone in the living room, sending a message to my son overseas. The house was very quiet. I heard a knock on our back door. My husband confirmed that he had heard it as well but he heard the knock on the window closest to him. We both knew it was someone who had passed on and was just saying "hello". We never knew who it was though. My husband never remembers his dreams yet on Monday morning 14 August he told me of the very vivid dream he had. My brother who had passed away last year August came to visit in his dream. I believe the knocking was my brother trying to say "hello". Thanks for your story!
DandK (9 stories) (287 posts)
4 months ago (2017-08-15)
Hi The_Banker,did the knocking sound like it was being made by striking the structure of the building or an object in your attic?
The_Banker (5 stories) (16 posts)
4 months ago (2017-08-15)
Hi DankD,

I have experienced knocking on the attic just above my room. Three knocks and then it sounds like a coin is tossed. It happened every other day for 2 whole weeks. It was around afternoon. I have not gotten any explanation yet

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