So late at night, I'm always hungry and go to the kitchen to get a midnight snack. Several strange things have happened to me at night while I've been in the kitchen, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it.
I'm a senior in high school right now and the first time something, what I believe to be paranormal, happened in my house was in early December of my 8th grade year.
It was after 11 and I was getting a late night snack from the kitchen. I grabbed a plate out of the cabinet but I hadn't shut it yet. (Our cabinets are super hard to close. You have to shut them with some force or otherwise the latch won't catch it and they bounce back open again.) I distinctly remember thinking I'd just close it on my way out. So then I turned to face the other way to get my food and immediately the cabinet door slammed shut. I quickly turned around and it was, indeed, closed. I was a little scared, but more shocked than anything. So I got my plate, and got out of there. Fast forward to earlier this year.
Again I'm in the kitchen and it's past midnight. I was sitting there quietly, enjoying my ice cream. All of a sudden I heard a noise coming from the little room right next to my kitchen. My initial reaction was it was a roach or some bug that I was going to have to kill, so I was freaking out mostly because of that. However, after a few seconds I calmed down to really listen to what the sound might be. (Picture the noise that fabric, from a couch or bed, makes when someone sits on it. The noise it makes as it scrunches under someone's weight.) That is EXACTLY what it sounded like! It was as if someone was sitting down on the couch in there and moving around a lot to try and find a comfortable position. The second time it happened, I stayed put, even though I really wanted to leave, so I could be absolutely positive of what I was hearing and that it wasn't something explainable or my imagination. The THIRD time it happened, I was out of there...fast.
In my house, we have a few motion detectors (I have no idea why). When it detects any kind of motion, a red light comes on and it makes an audible clicking noise, stays on for about 5 seconds, and clicks off. There's one in our dining room, which is another room right next to the kitchen, which we never use. It's more of a storage area and has a ton of papers and old family pictures spread out EVERYWHERE.
A couple of weeks ago, around 1am-1:30am I was sitting at the table eating. All of a sudden, I heard the click of the motion detector. I completely froze in my seat. Although I'm 100% positive about what room it came from, in my mind I was trying to justify if it came from the hallway or something. Then I heard papers being moved around which COMPLETELY scared the crap out of me. In what has got to be the fastest I've ever cleaned up any mess, I put away all my food in record time and bolted all the way across the house to my room.
Of course I'm scared of these noises, but the thing that frightens me the most is turning around and seeing the thing that's making the noise. I think seeing something would be completely worse than hearing it. After the last incident, I'm too afraid to go to the kitchen at night, a HUGE sacrifice for me to make ha-ha.
I don't know what to make of these strange sounds because it's not like they're every night, only once in a while. And my house does make a lot of weird popping noises that I'm pretty sure is just the house, so I know the difference between these sounds, and the house itself.