I had published this story before on my old account and am resubmitting it. I recently moved into an upstairs apartment over a store. There is one other apartment along side mine but it's empty and has been for months. Shortly after my son and I moved here, I started hearing what sounded exactly like footsteps out on the enclosed porch. Then the loud thumps would start up. The door at the bottom of the stairs has even slammed late at night and when I go to look, nobody's there. Sometimes these noises go on for awhile and other times they stop pretty quickly. My son has heard this also and is freaked out by it.
My 3 cats react to the noises as well. These noises always happen late at night and always around the same time, which is strange! I've had the cops here several times because at first I thought maybe somebody had gotten in somehow. The police never found anything. We keep the door locked at the bottom of the staircase so nobody could have gotten onto our porch. The strange thing is, one night after I had called the police and they came to look around, I asked them to please relock the door downstairs, which they did. Right after they left, the noises started up again! Now how can you explain that?!
There's no way anyone could have been hiding out there, waiting for them to leave! I've even talked to my landlord about this to see if any of his former tenants have ever mentioned anything like this to him before and he said no. He hasn't owned this building more than a year or two, either. He couldn't have had more than a few tenants since he's owned this place.
It's a very old building and I want to try to find out about its history. Does anyone know how I could go about this? Do any of you reading this story have any suggestions as to what could be happening here?
Thanks for taking the time to read my story!