Prior to moving into my home in 2003, I had lived in an apartment in the Phoenix neighborhood of Ahwatukee. I lived there alone with my three ferrets. There was no other strange activity that had happened before or after the incident I am about to relay, but I will say that the area had been inhabited by Native Americans years and years ago. The apartment building was within walking distance to a state park where petroglyphs are still visible on the rocks. For those that don't know, petroglyphs are designs and patterns that the Native Americans carved into the rocks many years ago. They are quite amazing.
One evening I woke in the middle of the night and heard paper rustling near my computer desk. Having ferrets and all I just assumed it was one of them getting into things. Ferrets, like cats, love the sound of rustling paper and plastic bags. Sometimes I would let my ferret CJ, sleep on the bed. I called out, "CJ," expecting him to come to the bed when he heard my voice. Then I remembered that I had made sure all three were in their cage before turning in for the night. For some reason I did not feel completely scared out of my mind. It's amazing how brave you become when you live on your own with the nearest relative being 3,000 miles away. I listened some more to the rustling wondering what the heck it could be. There was no breeze. The ceiling fan was not on -- Nor was the air conditioning. Knowing I had to be up early for work the next day I decided to ignore it. It seem to stop.
Right when I was just about to fall asleep, I started to hear what sounded like someone plucking the mattress springs like a guitar. I could feel the vibration of it through the bed. Instead of getting scared, I actually felt annoyed. I wanted whatever it was to just go away so I could sleep. I felt like it just wanted my attention. When I refused to give in, it went away. I never experienced anything like that again in the apartment but I wondered if it was just a wandering soul that was trying to get a rise out of me.
Once it realized it wasn't going to have the desired affect on me, it left. It was a very strange occurrence which luckily did not repeat itself throughout the duration of my lease. Still, I found it odd. Thanks for reading.