My husband and I recently moved into a brand new row home in Philadelphia. We have been happy here and in the house for less than six months. About a month into living in our new home, I became pregnant with our first child.
This weekend we had some family members stay with us. They were to stay in the what is now the guest bedroom, which will eventually be turned into the baby's room. Our company stayed with us Friday night. A good time was had.
Then Sunday night, my husband and I were watching tv when all of a sudden we heard a noise. We could not figure out what it was, so we got up to investigate. We figured out that the noise was coming from the guest/soon to be nursery. It was the smoke alarm. However, it was not the usual smoke alarm noise. It was different. Not as loud and going off with a different sequence than a normal smoke alarm. I know the batteries were not going dead, because the house is less than a 1 year old and they are physically wired to the rest of the house (ie no batteries). Anyway, I have this tool that I use to disable the smoke alarms since our ceilings are so high. I thought it might be in the closet of the spare room. So, I opened the door to look for it. As soon as I opened the door, I saw writing on the frame of the closet door. It read, "Thank you". It was kind of sloppy and written in pencil. The writing was kind of deep in some places almost carved. I called my husband over to see. About the same time, the smoke detector stopped making the noise.
Also, not sure if this is relevant to the story or not, but one of our guests who stayed here this weekend also left her dress in the closet, which was right next to the writing. To see the writing on the wall was really eerie. We could not hardly believe that our guests had wrote this for a varitety of reasons. First because they kept praising what a beautiful home we had. Second, they are extremely polite and courteous, and finally, that would just be weird. I know they would not do something like this.
The next day, I felt bad even asking our guests if they wrote this. However, I just had to. I almost hoped that they would have said yes. When I asked they did in fact say no and that they did not see it written. I believe them whole heartedly. I also know that it was not there before they came, I would have seen it and so would have they.
I did sleep in that room the other night as I am pregnant and could not get comfortable in our bedroom. I kind of felt like someone was watching me through that closet. Not sure if it is just my imagination running wild or what. I feel like it was some sort of spirit. I am not sure who or why someone/thing would be thanking us though. Would love to learn more, but not sure how. Also, now I am a little nervous to make this into our newborn's room.