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#1    little_dreamer

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:53 AM

In the past two or three days or so, I have been hearing odd sounds at night. This has been waking me up out of a sound sleep, around 4:30 to 5:00 AM.

It sounds like something brushing or being dragged against the outside wall, next to my bed.  I can hear it move from one side of the wall to another.
Doesn't sound like something walking on the roof, though.   Sometimes it's more like a tapping, but not really a knocking sound. But enough to wake me up!
It usually stops after 2-3 minutes.  

So far I have been too afraid (or tired) to go outside to investigate.  

Any ideas on what it could be, or if this has happend to anyone else?   There are stray cats, squirrels, even the occasional stray dog running around sometimes.







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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:56 AM

Mice in the walls?

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:58 AM

God, I hope not.  I never hear the noise during the day or in the early evening when it is dark. Even when I officially wake up at 6 AM, I don't here it then either.


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Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:46 AM

Take a picture and find out!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:46 AM

Whatever it is, it's not supernatural. Maybe Santa.


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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:17 PM

Could be rats? I think they are more active at night.

At least they were when I lived in my dirty student digs

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 03:10 PM

It's an opossum


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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:38 AM

HELP - IT'S GOT ME!!! CALL A PRIEST!!!



Nope, just kidding. But I did hear it for a few seconds last night at 4:30 AM.    I looked around outside when the sun came up, but didn't see any obvious openings for something to crawl in.
Time for some pest control.   I read on some other website that someone who had the same problem found it was a racoon that was prowling at night, but came in before dawn to rest.



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Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:56 AM

I remember when I was little, I woke up in the middle of the night to see this giant brown recluse spider dangling 4 inches in front of my face hanging from the ceiling.  I slept with the lights on for three months after that.

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:00 AM

That would scare me too.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 09:29 PM

If its at the same time each night... well that would be weird.  My dog took to barking at the wall in the kitchen were he sleeps at night, each night for about a week at the same time. It freaked me as there didn't seem to be any reason for it, no noises, nothing there.  Never did find out why. cool.gif

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 06:26 PM

Any updates on what the pest control guys found, or have they not come yet?  I don't think it's mice, because their scurrying is distinctive.  I am guessing a larger pest.  I would be curious to hear how it all plays out, if you don't mind sharing  original.gif

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:01 PM

Good news I guess.   I went to the hardware store and bought some sonic repellants.  You plug them into the wall, and they make a high-pitched noise that most people and housepets can't hear. It took about a day or two, and the noise was gone.  I unplugged them last night, and the noises were back at 5 AM!

I never found any physical evidence, like an actual animal.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:06 AM

little_dreamer on Dec 18 2008, 06:53 PM, said:

In the past two or three days or so, I have been hearing odd sounds at night. This has been waking me up out of a sound sleep, around 4:30 to 5:00 AM.

It sounds like something brushing or being dragged against the outside wall, next to my bed.  I can hear it move from one side of the wall to another.
Doesn't sound like something walking on the roof, though.   Sometimes it's more like a tapping, but not really a knocking sound. But enough to wake me up!
It usually stops after 2-3 minutes.  

So far I have been too afraid (or tired) to go outside to investigate.  

Any ideas on what it could be, or if this has happend to anyone else?   There are stray cats, squirrels, even the occasional stray dog running around sometimes.

Odd that somebody else has repoted something like this as I was about to. A couple months ago everytime I would sit down at my computer an odd scratching noise would begin taking place inside the wall. For a long time I thought it was a mouse as it only started when I would make some sort of noise but would stop when everything was quiet. It kept going until just recently so either that's a mouse with a very long lifespan or there was some unseen way it was getting in and out. Anyways, my opinion, wait it out. If it doesn't stop after a couple of weeks either get a psychiatrist or get pest control.

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Posted 02 January 2009 - 12:13 AM

Maybe you should tear open the wall and see what business is going on in there! (joking). No, really you should do something about it, because it's odd how these noises are coming from inside your wall, it must be some sort of pest in there hmm.gif





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