Things seems to get more active around our house depending on the weather. Makes sense since weather can influence the amount of energy in the environment. Here are some things that happened on stormy or rainy days.
3-11-12, 4:20 pm, rainy, solar flares
Brad was in the kitchen and heard all the pots and pans rattling in the cabinet. He opened the cabinet to get the cat out (Note: two of our cats had a really annoying habit at this time of getting in the cabinets) but there was no cat in the cabinet. The pots and pans had been rattling around on their own.
6-17-12, 3 pm, storm in forecast, stormed last night
My first truly scary experience here. Was in the living room and the dogs suddenly went crazy, then there was a loud thud and the house shook. Right after, a man yelled in the kitchen. It was a full sentence but I could only make out the last word, "knock." It could've been "did you hear that knock?" Or maybe "what was that knock?" I ran into the kitchen but no one was there. (Note: I was home alone with the doors locked. If anyone had been in the kitchen, they were about to wish they hadn't been.) I looked out the windows but no one was in the yard, and I couldn't see anything that could've made a loud enough noise to shake the house. Everything looked normal. I ran outside and all around the house, I still couldn't find anything that could've made the noise, and no one who could've yelled. Everything was normal. I guess the thud/shake was thunder but I can't explain the voice. He sounded scared of the thud though.
6-11-12, 9:20 pm, 30% chance thunderstorms
Ok, frustrated. Earlier today I put the leashes in the drawer they belong in. A couple hours later I decided to go out with the dogs again but the leashes were gone. I couldn't find them anywhere, and I looked everywhere! I finally spotted them on a shelf in the pantry. Took the dogs out.
Around 8pm I put the remote control on the top of the bookshelf out of Sassy's reach, took out the trash and came back. Remote was gone. I looked everywhere I could think of, behind the shelf, under the entertainment center, ripped the cushions off the couch, no remote. Retraced my steps, checked outside, even checked trash. No remote.
6-19-12, 9:57 am, 40% chance of thunderstorms
So, the remote has finally reappeared, just as weirdly as it disappeared. After searching the house repeatedly and checking the couch cushions more times than we can count, Brad found it... Between the freaking couch cushions.
8-17-12, 9:20 am, NASTY weather, flash flood warning
Been hearing footsteps in the attic all morning but there's no one up there and no way an animal could get in there. Just the thunder I guess.
12:33 pm, air conditioning acting up again so I called the a/c guy to come check it out. Told him about the footsteps thinking it had to be caused by my malfunctioning a/c. He checked everything out carefully and got my a/c working again, then I asked about the steps, was the problem causing the noises in the attic fixed? He told me that the issue with the a/c wouldn't have made noises in the attic and he didn't know what I had heard. He seemed in a hurry to leave after that. (Note: the footsteps in the attic have been heard since, on a non-stormy day with the air conditioning off. It ain't thunder or a/c)
8-19-12 10:34 am, 40% chance of storms
About 8:15 last night there was a break in the rain so I went out with the dogs while it wasn't raining as hard. I was standing at the back gate and heard two knocks on the front door of the house. Went to the front gate to see who was here. No one. No one on our porch, no car in our driveway. Neither dog barked although Sassy went with me to check out the noise. Riley is so territorial his lack of reaction was interesting. Sassy had her hackles up, Riley didn't react at all. I called out "hello can I help you?" Sassy tensed her shoulders a little, then three knocks on the door. No one is freaking there tho. I called out "hello who's there?" Since no one was there, no one answered. I stayed by the gate until Sassy wandered off. I figured whatever it was must've been over since she lost interest.
9-13-12, 11:06 am, 40% chance of storms
Cleaning the floor in the front bathroom, Duke was playing in the bathtub. The faucet on the right sink turned itself on. I said "hi thanks for the company" and turned the faucet off.
9-28-12, 11:11 am, 30% chance of storms
Cleaning the front bathroom toilet, Duke was sitting in the right sink quietly minding his own business. I heard a sound behind me, a metallic clanking, like chains. I thought maybe another cat was in the room, playing with the shower curtain clanking the hooks together. When I looked in the tub though there wasn't any cat in there. Me and Duke were alone and he was still in the sink with nothing metallic near him. He was looking towards the closet so I checked in there but all I found were towels, nothing metallic.
I tried rattling the shower curtain to see if I click the hooks together and replicate the noise but I couldn't. The vinyl curtain made more noise than the hooks. Decided we had company so I said hi.
Anyway, that's just about everything. Hope you didn't get too bored.