I just returned from a business trip to Kansas City Missouri. The seminar I attended was at a very old but lovely hotel in the area. I chose to stay in the same hotel to keep the expenses down for the clinic, you know, not have to get a rental vehicle or transportation. The rooms were absolutely lovely and very clean. I felt very comfortable there.
My first night, there was a problem with the air conditioning. In my room it reached 93 Fahrenheit. No way to open a window for a breeze either as these are all sealed. So, it was a very restless night.
The second night, the air conditioning was repaired and it was very comfortable. As I returned to my room later in the evening after going for a walk, I was very tired having not slept much the night before. I have traveled pretty regularly with my career, so hotels do not bother me. I generally do not have a problem sleeping, especially after some good fresh air from a walk.
As I lay down to go to sleep, I was relaxed, looking forward to the next day sessions and a good night's sleep. I remember looking at the bed side clock; it was 11:30 PM. I clicked off the remote for the television and probably was fast asleep before laying the remote back down. I awoke to knocking at 2:00 AM. It took a moment for me to orient to where I was when I awoke. I got up from the bed and was making my way to the door of the room to peer through the peep hole. There was nothing there.
As the fog of sleep cleared a bit, I chalked the noises up to dreaming and lay back down to sleep. Just as I closed my eyes, the knocking sounded again, but it wasn't coming from the door. It was coming from the wall behind the bed. I got up and went around the wall, the bath room was on the other side and there was nothing there. I thought about it briefly and decided that the hotel was full of visitors as there were many seminars being held there. The knocking was surely echoing from the hall or other rooms. I lay back down.
By this time I was wide awake. And thought that I needed to relax and get comfortable. I was exhausted and needed to rest to be alert for morning. I sat up in bed to arrange the pillows. I was just sitting there for a moment fussing with the pillows and blankets/ I was ready to lie back down, and the glass I had left on the night table across the room moved. It didn't just slide. It lifted off the table about 2 inches, moved to the right about 4 inches and sat back down gently on the end table. I thought, 'Okay, that was strange.'
I lay back down and closed my eyes, willing myself to relax. Again, I heard knocking. From the same area as before. I sat up and looked around. Now there were 2 glasses sitting on the night stand, but they were moved about 18 inches from where I had left the one glass before.
I heard a faint giggle, probably female. I don't think it was in the hallway as it didn't sound muffled faint, it sounded more of a whisper. I thought to myself that I could not afford to miss a night's sleep, whatever was going on, I needed to sleep. I turned on the television lowly and lay back down.
I awoke at about 4:15 AM to more knocking. By this time I was disgusted. I got up, used the restroom and went back to bed. As I laid back down, I looked across the room. Now the 2 glasses were on the floor. I went over picked up the glasses, moved them onto a desk across the room, as I was doing this I was mumbling how I wasn't putting up with this tonight I was tired and that was that. There were 3 very sharp raps behind the bed and then nothing, or at least nothing that woke me up.