Hey my name is Kenzie, and I am from Alabama. For the past 6-7 months things have been happening at our home.
First off I would like to tell about the night my grandmother heard a strange noise. She was visiting, and while in the bathroom, she heard a strange noise coming from the vent in the ceiling. Let me just say she is probably one of the biggest skeptics I know of. According to her she heard something that sounded exactly like a hyena laughing. Needless to say, there are no hyenas here. I asked if maybe she thought it was coyotes yipping and she said no, she knows what they sound like. I did some research and found nothing other than hyenas making this noise. So this creeped me out.
Occurrence #2: When I go in the backyard, day or night, I always hear what sounds like something huge moving around in the woods. Sometimes it sounds like something striking a tree with something hollow. A house burned down years ago in those woods, so I do not know if there's any relation. My dog recently has started barking all the time at night, and its unusual for her because she usually just barks at people she does not know.
Occurrence #3: this happened twice. One of those times was about a month ago. It was early in the morning. Maybe 2-3 a.m. I woke up because I felt 3 pats on my upper shoulder. Like what you would feel if someone were comforting you. I was facing the wall, my husband was turned facing the other way, and I asked immediately, "Why did you pat me?" He was asleep. He has done this before so I assumed it was him.
Occurrence #4: Once, I came home, and my cat and my dog were nowhere in sight. It was extremely odd, especially for my dog because every single time we come home she is at the door, tail wagging, my cat next to her. We called for them. Nowhere to be found. My dog was behind the dryer, and refused to come out. Her tail wasn't wagging. I found my cat under an end table and he wouldn't let me touch him. I've had this cat since he was born, he's not shy towards me. Every time I reached for him he would back away. I finally picked him up, and I swear the cat was so stiff it almost felt like rigor mortis. This hasn't happened again.
Occurrence #5: In our smaller bathroom, we have a hook lock that is used instead of a lock on the door knob. A lot of times, the hook part would just literally fling out of the loop, unlocking the door, and it opening. We blamed it on drafts, but that apparently was not the case. I tested this theory by locking it and having hubby push the door from the outside. It didn't budge. He pushed even harder. Never unlocked. I've watched it happen once, and I never saw it again, but it did keep happening. That lock is removed.
Things like clothes, blankets, bags, or stuffed animals that have been sitting for weeks or even longer randomly fall, and I doubt it is from "settling".
One time I thought I heard my cat jump off the counter in the kitchen, but he was in my floor, asleep. Sometimes I hear things at my bedroom window. My TV will randomly cut completely off, no timers set. My cat will sit and stare into the hallway or kitchen.
We have seen a weird, black, huge, odd figure at the end of our driveway, it's unlike any animal I have ever saw. It was on all fours.
That about sums up the things that happened here.