I have always been interested in the paranormal but at the same time I've always been skeptical and try to find ways to explain the things that happen. I have had a few experiences but I always brush them off. This one experience I had was one that actually scared me for a while. I don't know for sure if it's paranormal but I don't know how else to explain it. Keep in mind that at the time I was 17 and I never drink so I was completely sober.
This story happened last September in Bristol. Everything was going well that day when at around 12pm I heard 3 knocks on my living room window, this didn't really surprise me because my dad usually knocks on the window instead of the door because it's much quiter so my dog won't start barking and wake the baby. I was thinking this was him so I looked out the window to confirm but no one was there. I thought maybe it was just me imagining things so I brushed it off as nothing and continued with what I was doing.
I was still in the living room and about 15 minutes later I heard 3 knocks on my backdoor. I went to check it out and saw my little sister there with the backdoor open, she was 13, I asked her why she knocked but she had no idea what I was talking about and I could tell she was just really confused about it. Again I thought it was nothing and continued with my things.
For the rest of the day nothing had happened and I had forgotten about the knocks. My family were packing their things because we were going on a camping trip the next day with some friends. I had gone upstairs at around 9pm to finish up and check if I had packed everything I needed when I heard 3 loud knocks on my window, I suddenly remembered the knocks from before and checked my window as quickly as possible to see if I could catch the person doing it, if it was a person anyway. It was dark outside but still clear enough to see everything. I didn't see anyone and I was starting to freak out and think I was going crazy. Still I was convincing myself that it was nothing and maybe just me even though I knew something wasn't right. It would be hard for someone to get to my window because it's on the second floor facing the back garden and to get to the back garden you would have to go through the backdoor in the house or go through a tall gate next to the house and then another one after that, both are always locked. Most people don't know it's a gate as the doors are hard to see because of the dark colour, pattern and plants growing on it.
My parents got into a little argument at around 12pm, everyone was still awake getting things ready and they were all upstairs. I thought I heard my dad open and close the front door, I wasn't surprised at that either because after an argument he would go outside to get some fresh air. I again heard 3 loud knocks but this time it was on my front door. The knocks were so clear but I didn't want to open it because I was too lazy. I was waiting for one of my family members to open it but none of them did. I decided I should just go so I opened the door without checking as I was sure it was my dad. I was surprised to see no one there, I opened the living room door to see my dad sleeping on the sofa. I was so surprised. My other sister, she was 15, was coming down the stairs and asked why I opened the door. I just ignored her and went back up to my room.
The next morning I was asking my family members if any of them had heard the knocks, especially the 3 knocks on the front door because they were the loudest. None of them heard it or knew what I was talking about so I decided to forget about the whole thing but I have never been so confused in my life.
After that some things started happening a bit more often like the wood under the beds being heard shaking, some whispering in my sisters room when no one was there and scratching on the ceiling but I'm not really bothered by any of that and these past 3 months nothing has happened. Both my sisters have had some of these small experiences happen to them but not very often.
If anyone has any idea of what the knocks could be or had a similar experience I would appreciate your comments and opinions.