This is my first submission of many, because throughout my life I have experienced some strange occurrences since I was around 8 years old.
Here goes nothing!
It was the eve of Halloween, and I was sitting on my couch alone watching a paranormal investigation program that I believe was called Most Haunted LIVE. You may have heard of it. In this episode they were live streaming an investigation in Edinburgh. This particular event lasts three days, from the 29th-31st. (Oct. 30, 2006 is the date of this occurrence)
Anyway, the only other people in the house was my sister who was already asleep, my mom and stepdad who were watching TV in their room.
As I was absorbed watching this investigation take place, I heard the doorbell ring at approximately 9:30pm. The very strange thing is, it only rang the first tone. Just the "Ding", but not the "Dong". No one in the house was expecting anyone. In fact, I was the only one who checked the door and nobody else came out of their rooms.
A little weirded out but I checked the door to see who would be ringing the bell at this hour anyway.
But nobody was there...
I looked around the bushes outside that adorned the house on either side of the door and there was no trace of anything.
I shrugged it off thinking okay maybe it is just the doorbell acting weird. Even if it was just a traditional doorbell. Nothing fancy about it. This was 2006 before the high tech doorbells we have today.
So I sat back down and kept watching the program for at least 30 minutes or so before the same exact thing happened again.
My front door had a glass window in the center. So if anyone was there I would be able to see at least a torso.
I watched the door from the couch and stared through the glass to see if there was any movement. Although I was far away, I wasn't far enough to not notice anyone at the door if anyone had really been standing there. At this point I had the hallway light, living room light, and the light of the entranceway on. And the light outside.
I sat still and then comes my cat Gizmo, slowly emerging from the hallway (located to the right of the entrance), walking slowly to the front of the door and sat down a few feet from the door square in the middle. He just stared at the door. I was so freaked out at this point but I had to know now if anyone was really there. My cat obviously sensed something there. (Animals always sense things anyway)
But I was too scared to answer the door myself so I went to get my Step dad first.
As I passed my cat who was STILL staring at the door, and began to walk down the hall to my parent's room, I turned around a moment to see Gizmo had turned to then stare directly at ME as I kept walking down the hallway. This made my hair stand on end.
I knock on my parents' door and ask if they heard the doorbell ring. They shook their head and looked at eachother then at me, and said "No, what are you talking about?" So I explained that the doorbell rang twice but how it was different than normal. So we checked outside and nobody was there. My step dad went outside too, and nobody was anywhere around the house either. We also checked the doorbell and rang it ourselves, and it sounded perfectly fine like it should be.
Of course they just thought I was hearing things and so on since I was watching a paranormal program. Parents, am I right?
Anyways, I know what I experienced was real, but what could it have been? I've heard of bad omens of knocks on the door or ringing the doorbell in regards to the death of loved ones, however, nobody I knew died.
I haven't told this story on the web before. I hope you guys enjoyed this real story. I'll have more experiences to share in the future.
I agree with everyone who's posted before me. But I wanted to say that we have this happen at ours, very sporadically, and we both hear it. It's our doorbell making another kind of ding dong, not one that it's supposed to do. When we check it out there's never anyone there or anything amiss with our doorbell. It's just odd. I never submitted this to YGS, however, because it's probably just the doorbell being sketchy.
But this experience of yours feels paranormal. I wondered if what you heard was your home's former doorbell. Like the doorbell of whom ever may have lived there at some point. My thoughts echo Melda's too, a ghost dropped by, drawn in by the vibes it sensed from you.
Thanks for sharing, this is an intriguing experience.