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For the last couple of months we have been experiencing noises in our home. We have never had these noises before. I have wanted to write about this, but feel a little embarrassed to. So now I finally am.

The noises appear to be on my French doors in the kitchen going out to the deck. It always happens at dark and then goes on sporadically all night. Sometimes during the day, but not a lot. It sounds like someone throwing stones at it. The glass makes like a shattering sound. There have been a few times where it is very loud and startles all of us here, even my little dog.

The second sound is awful. A big stomp on the floor that sounds like someone staple gunning wood into place. It is so loud that sometimes we jump if we are in the family room downstairs. Sometimes it sounds like something falls on the floor but everything is in place when checked. This doesn't happen when we are upstairs only downstairs in the family room. What's up with that? Could it be the floor settling?

(1) In May of this year, we put new hardwood flooring into the upstairs except for the kitchen area. My husband and his friend a contractor did it and they used one of those big staple guns. But his friend didn't die, so it's not his ghost!

(2) When I bought an antique coat rack, the noises moved upstairs to the kitchen too. I still get that crackling noise sporadically. Would it be making that loud noise on the floor to scare me too?

I am kind of disturbed about this. It has been bothering me for some time now because I never had this happen in my home before and now it's all of a sudden.

The only time I hear the hardwood floor bang is late at night. When I sleep with the hall light on I don't hear too many noises. My husband is always sleeping but a few times has heard the big stomp on the floor. He said our house isn't haunted to reassure me and keeps the hall light on because he knows it has been bothering me. He hears the windows and doesn't know what to say.

Do you think that the ghost from the antique coat rack came back here to haunt me because it's angry or something. Can this happen? Can something like this follow you back home if it is angry that you got rid of it? Could the antique coat rack have left something behind? I hope not, because that thing was creepy. But these noises are pretty creepy too. I know this sounds kind of crazy, and this is why I am disturbed and embarrassed.

My dog doesn't seem to show any fear only if she is downstairs with me and hears the stomp on the floor above. It startles her and everybody else because it is so loud. She does hear the noises of the glass on the windows in the kitchen and sometimes will look towards it and then will look at me if I am around.

The other day I blessed all of the rooms, especially the living room and haven't heard a big loud stomp on the hardwood floor yet. I was kind of angry because the loud stomp on the floor was so loud. It really bugged me that something would do that. I told whatever it was to leave because it is not welcome in our home. I know it isn't my brother making that big stomp on the floor, I just have that feeling. We didn't hear the big stomp last night either. So it has been a few days now. We still experience the sounds on the windows. Maybe it's the wind blowing.

I would really appreciate any suggestions you might have about this. Maybe it is my imagination and the wood settling on the floor and the wind blowing hitting the windows. Thanks for your help.

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lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-27)
Hi Tonith. I blessed the house last Thursday night when I was very upset. Since this time, we have not had the loud staple gun stomp on the floor. We do hear the windows in the kitchen sporadically every day and night-night a lot more than the day. Our house was built on farmland 12 years ago. But I can't imagine this place being haunted you know? This has all happened recently after I bought that damn antique coat rack! Lol The thing is, I was looking for one before but had forgotten about purchasing one until I got there and it drew me to it... It was the first thing I seen. Weird. But then, it was very, very tall. Actually, it is the tallest coat rack I ever seen. I got rid of it after 4 days because of the noises it made. It was an awful piercing noise and noises of crackling wood like in a fire, I wrote two stories on it The Haunted Antique Coat Rack and Part II, so when this staple gun noise came along, the first thing I thought of was if the coat rack can come back to haunt me for getting rid of it! It kind of creeped me out having this happen because our home was quiet until I brought the coat rack in. But now it's gone, and these 2 things are still going on. I didn't want to write about it because I am disturbed about the fact that this happened, I don't know why but that's me. The staple gun noise is awful. Anyway, thanks for your help on this. I will check out the stone as you mentioned. 😳
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-27)
I want to thank everyone here for your help as I am new to this and so far, the loud stomp hasn't been heard in 5 nights (including Thurs. The 21st) since it was blessed. I will be taking Rhodes' suggestion and have a tape recorder handy just in case. I will start this on the weekend. It will also be used for the kitchen area. I feel 100% better knowing everyone here is helpful on this little dilemma of mine. Thank you all. ❤
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-27)
Hi Rebelboy. Thanks for your comments and suggestions. So far since I blessed the house, we haven't heard the very loud stomp on the floor. Maybe it was from the antique coat rack because ever since it was blessed, this hasn't been going on. We will see in the future. As for the other noises in the kitchen, they are persistent but nothing scary like the stomp on the floor. I will check out your stories and thanks. 😊
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-27)
Hi Frawin and thank you for your suggestions. Last night we didn't hear the loud stomp again. So it has been 5 nights now. Maybe the blessing helped so far. Thank you. ❤
FRAWIN (guest)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Hello lilblackpom. If I were in your shoes what I would do is first have the house inspected to eliminate natural causes and then if it persisted I would have the house blessed. Take Care.

FRAWIN 😊
Rebelboy1987 (9 stories) (186 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
I'm sure you have received plenty of suggestions from others, and I will probably say the same things you've heard already, but I don't really have the time or energy to read them all haha. I think it could just be the floors settling, although I haven't heard the noises so I couldn't tell you one way or the other. I too have hear really loud noises at night. I have a few stories posted on here. A series of them called Strange Things Go Bump. You should check them out. I know I had never heard these noises before, and they are way too loud to just be the house settling. And then other things accompany them.
I've heard fingertip sounds tapping on my window, but I think it might just be bugs or something. It's never really that loud. It COULD possibly be the antique piece of furniture. I have heard of such things following a piece of furniture like that. It might've had significant meaning to that person. I hope the blessing of the house worked though. Please keep us informed!
Trent
Brownie09 (6 stories) (293 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Your welcome Jude, hopefully you will find something out that will help you. 😊

Vicki ❤
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Hi Brownie. I am with you 100% about the coat rack. I feel a bit better about this since rhodes posted here, I was waiting to see if she would comment and she did. 😁 I was glad to see her name here. Actually, I was kind of ecstatic! Thank you for your comments Brownie. They are appreciated. Jude ❤
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Ok rhodes. I will do the recorder deal and see what happens. But I am going to wait until the weekend. I am also going to see if the big stomp comes tonight. As I said, it has been 3 days and we haven't heard the staple gun bang since I blessed the living room area. Thank you very much for your help. I truly appreciate it from you, Jude ❤
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Katona, thank you for your kind words and for your comments on this story. As you read my comments it probably sounds like I'm in a dilemma. We just never experienced anything at our home until recently after this coat rack incident. The staple gunning noise is truly a horrible sound. But we will take Tammy's advice and see what happens. Thank you. 😉
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Tammy okay. I will try to remain calm and positive about this as you say. I will also get a tape recorder and see if any sounds appear on it. I don't know if I would be frightened if I heard something on that tape recorder though. If I had to communicate with whatever it is, I really wouldn't know how to go about it. I have to go now but will come back later and finish up talking to you. Thank you for your assistance Tammy, ❤
Katona1700s (8 stories) (168 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
I have heard that an owner to a loved object, dies and somtimes haunts the object, maybe the coat rack was haunted. And there is such thing as imprinting energy, example = you could have so much energy and laugh, and that laugh could be heard almost everyday even though you are still alive. Confusing I know. But I believe you have a ghost, and I know you might be tied to your faith, but somtimes blessings work for a couple months or years just stunning the ghost or whatever it is, it could or might not come back. But I do believe that you have a spirit, I hope you keep writing.

Katona1700s ❤
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Oh, no I'm not saying this. I'm saying it could be. If you use a recorder you might be able to know a little more about what kind of energy it is. If the sounds are taking place only when you're around it might mean they're trying to communicate, thus intelligent. If by placing a tape recorder while away nothing happens or if the sounds are heard at the same time every day regardless of whether you're around or not, then it's residual alright so no need to worry. Whatever the case, if you exclude the sounds nothing else is actually happening so try to think positively. Remain calm at all times.
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Hi again Jude, you said you were drawn to this coat rack- I'd say somebody recognized your sensitivity and communicated their feelings to you. You were 'persuaded' to purchased that particular piece like I fell in love with another man's rocking chair. But you know what? Just because the sounds are loud and definitely creepy, it doesn't necessarily mean there's an evil entity in the house. It might just be a 'desperate to communicate their presence' energy or simply a very intense residual energy. Don't freak out on me-just wait patiently. DO NOT show fear-it will only make it stronger if it proves to be a nasty one. If you can, call a medium,sensitive-whoever and try to see if this entity has something to communicate. Since it chose to stay it won't simply go-it might just need assistance or simply acknowledgement. Hang in there Jude. We're all here for you!
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Hi rhodes (Tammy) again... Sorry but I forgot to add this in for you. So you are saying that it is residual and we really shouldn't worry right now right? We aren't in the process of moving any day soon so I guess we will have to wait and see what happens with this one. I am still disturbed about this happening because I just had a gut feeling about this. I guess I didn't want you to confirm what I felt. Thanks again for your help. I am so happy to see your reply on here. You made me feel better about this. ❤
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Hi Rhodes (Tammy). I was waiting for you to reply to this story since I know you have experience dealing with this type of thing and I am so glad you did. But, I didn't want you to say what I also feel is from that coat rack because the sounds on the windows are the same when the coat rack was here. Tammy, you wouldn't believe the sound of the large stomp on the floor which actually sounds like the wood being staple gunned. Do you think it mimmicked this sound? I didn't want this to be confirmed but am grateful that you replied to assist with this story. I regret that now I think it is possible this could happen. I guess I picked out the wrong piece of furniture when I went to that antique store. It kind of drew me to it anyway. It's just how I feel. I have talked to Amber about the coat rack and she still hasn't found those screws when one of the claws popped out in her vehicle. She did put it in the store and someone did buy it pretty fast she said even without the one claw screwed in. She taped the claw to it. It was bought for the same price I paid. Thanks for your help on this subject and I hope to hear from you again, Jude ❤
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-26)
Houses do settle and while doing that, they tend to produce disturbing sounds like heavy feet dragging or weight shifting from wall to wall but a staple gun kind of sound? How can that be dublicated? It's too distinctive-too easily differentiated from anything that resembles.

I was kind of waiting to hear if after giving away the coat rack would put an end to those sounds. I even kind of asked you indirectly not wanting to jump to conclusions but, yes, it is possible and quite likely that whatever was attouched to that old piece of wood has now found a better and larger place to haunt. Since many of us believe that hauntings are energies, how can we then suggest that any sort of energy remains concentrated in one particular space and not 'expand' to another? Then again if this energy is intelligent, then what would be more expected than to seek for a deeper sense of connection in a 'living home' inhabitted by a 'living family' instead of remaining attached to a 'lifeless piece' of furniture.

As for your dog's reaction, that should only come as confirmation that something is there alright. And yet, you need not worry too much as of yet.

In short, although the sounds at home seem nothing more than residual, I'd avoid being to hasty in my decision of what's there until some time passes uneventfully.

Thanks for another great story once again lil!

Tammy
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
Hi Brownie. I hope I find out too what the explanation is. I find it hard to believe that the coat rack left something behind here. And the loud stomp sounding like a staple gun, well, maybe it is the wood expanding. I am trying to think of a logical explanation for all of this. Thanks for your comments and suggestions. 😊
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
Hi Tonith. Thanks for your comments. Maybe it is the wood expanding and the sound of the staple gun comes through. It is weird that noise. It makes you jump when downstairs because it is so loud. I am also going to check the land around here. We built this house 12 years ago. Maybe there is some kind of stone or iron. Thanks for your suggestions. 😊
Brownie09 (6 stories) (293 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
Hi, the way you described it, it don't sound anything like a floor settling, and from reading your other stories about the coat rack, it might have brought something into your home that you don't want there, I just wonder what the thing was with that coat rack. Maybe you can find another explanation about that loud stomp noise, which I hope you do and it ain't nothing to do with that darn coat rack. 😊
Tonith (1136 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
I know wood expands and contracts. I have laminate floors downstairs and they tend to make noise because they also expand and contract. I have hardwood floors upstairs but they are so old all they do now is creak when walked on or sometimes when the heat is running in the winter. I read your coatrack story and for the life of me I have no explanation for that type of phenomenon. Saw a story about a haunted piano once but never a coatrack. I can even understand how a bed can be haunted because we spend a third of our lives in a bed. The staple gun sound is pretty weird being that it has a distinctive sound which most of us know upon hearing it. I know certain stone like quartz and iron can almost be battery like in its properties and can store impressions and sounds. If your area is high in these compounds that may be what is causing the sounds.
Oglegen (6 stories) (61 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
In my house when I was younger, we had the same thump. I always heard it at the same time of night, every night when I was on my own in the dark. Nothing seemed to happen after it and nothing happened before, but there was NOTHING that could have caused it except a revenant spirit. I don't think ghosts go through "routines" unless they are revenants (therefore, not conscious). It's very unlikely revenants will affect you, except make you jump sometimes. They are not consciously aware of you, they are repeating an echo of something that happened in the past. Not saying that I'm right - just that it's what I put my noises down to. Take care!
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
Hi Emma. It could be the humidity as you say Emma. As for the coat rack, I got rid of that thing after 4 days here. My husband was glad and so was my little dog. The piercing noises from that thing were unbelievable and there was a heaviness in the air. I wrote 2 stories on this site about it. Later, will be a 3rd part! I still can't believe that it was haunted. Thanks for your comments. 😉
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
Hi Mkeynes. It is such a loud thump and bang that I would think it isn't the floor settling either. I will try your suggestion by moving the furniture, etc. Actually, I have done a little of this already since putting the new floor down. Thank you very much for your suggestions. I will see if it works. 😉
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
Thank you for your comments Dragonfly. I have tried to avoid such stories though, even trying to not think about it. It still comes back. 😐
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
Hi metalhed. There wasn't any adhesive installed just the big staple gun because it is very thick, I think it is the thickest wood you can get is it 3 1/4" each. It could be settling and shifting. But the sound of the staple gun? That's weird. Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I will check with my husband to see if they did anything else before they laid it down. 😉
metalhed16 (14 stories) (119 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
When I installed hardwood floors in my house in Los Angeles we used an adhesive underneath because it is so humid the boards could shift around. Often times after the glue has set, the boards will swell and snap away from the glue... Not sure if this is what you are experiencing though
Dragonfly (4 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
I have found that the more one acknowledges such events by talking about them, the more they are likely to happen. It's as if by acknowledging them, the entity is encouraged to continue to express it self. If it's scarring you; I suggest you try avoid talking about such occurrences, specially, in or around the effecting area.
MKeynes (5 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
A loud thump on the floor is unlikely to be the floor settling - that is very much more likely to be a crack or click sound.
There are a number of records you should keep in order to determine the nature of the activity... Monitor precisely who is in the house, and where, when the events occur, and look for a pattern. Move furniture into other rooms, and if possible, empty the problem room entirely to see whether the phenomenon continues, ceases, or occurs in a different location.
Emma2008 (4 stories) (110 posts)
 
9 years ago (2008-08-25)
I have heard of furniture being "haunted". Before settling on that explanation, I would consider hiring someone to inspect your hardwood floors. I believe that hardwood floors actually expand when there is high humidity, that could be the cause of some of your noises. I would remove the coat rack temporarily, perhaps place it in a storage area and see what happens.

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