I hope I'm not jumping the gun here and posting this story when I haven't done enough investigating first. But still, here it goes...
I just moved into a new apartment with my girlfriend. So far, it's been great. A couple nights ago though, while my girlfriend and I were horsing around on the sofa, wrestling and such, there was a loud banging (not a quiet knock) on my front door. My immediate thought was that someone was upset and (although the noise in my apt was minimal) they were coming to complain. It did not sound like a 'friendly' knock. Anyway I got up and looked outside and no one was there. But I thought I heard someone (maybe two people running down the stairs). I live in an upstairs apt. I went on the balcony and stayed out there, just scanning for the 'pranksters'. But I didn't see anything. I figured it was just some kids messing around so I let it be.
So, last night my girlfriend and I decided to go to bed early, around 11pm. As we were chatting in bed, I heard a knock on the front door again! This time it was a much more 'friendlier' knock. I jumped out of bed and peered out the bedroom window to see if anyone was running away or down the stairs. I didn't see anything or anyone. At that point I was kind of annoyed with this so I got dressed and decided to patrol the complex, just to see if I witnessed any odd people or behavior. I noticed that my neighbors light was on downstairs so I went over and asked if they had been pranked or received any knocks. She said no.
We went back to bed and just left it as it being a prankster who lives nearby. In the middle of the night, I started hearing noises, like a distant banging or thumping, sort of the sound you hear when the base of music is loud but distant. I started to think it was all in my head, but in the morning, my girlfriend told me she heard the same sounds! One last thing... Our cat was spooked by something because around 5/6am she was meowing and shaking when we let her in the room.
Anyway, not sure if it's just a prankster and the rest of the things were all in my head.
I just found this site and some people who have commented on similar stories say to investigate the property. How do you find out the property history?
Thanks in advance!