A Strange Ticking Noise
Hello. This is my first story. I hope you like it. I am from a big family of 8 children. We lived in a 3 bedroom house, so over time there was lots of bedroom sharing and changing. For a couple of years I slept alone in the smallest bedroom aka the box room.
During my time there I often awoke during the night to hear a loud ticking noise coming from the other side of the room. But whenever I opened my eyes it would stop. I passed it off as some kind of weird recurring dream based on this. Usually when I'd wake up I'd be lying on my left hand side facing the source direction of the noise, but one night, however, circumstances were different.
I awoke (eyes closed) to the same noise again, and thought to myself, "OK it stops when I open my eyes" so I did that. But this time I found myself lying on my right side, facing away from the source and for the first time the noise continued while my eyes were open.
I turned onto my back, facing the ceiling... The noise continued.
I sat up facing the end of the bed, rubbed my eyes to make sure I was actually awake... The noise continued.
I quickly jerked my head to the left (towards the source)...and the noise instantly stopped.
I talked to 2 of my sisters about it a while later, both of whom had previously slept in that room on different occasions, and they each said that they too had heard it and described it the same as me, as in it stops when you look at it.
Just wondering has anybody else ever come across anything similar, or can offer an explanation. I have been told about a certain insect that lives in dry wall that makes a similar sound. While that would certainly explain the noise, it doesn't explain why it stopped whenever I looked towards it though.