Maybe it will bring a bit of skepticism and rationalism into other threads, too.
So, what happened to me just last week was, I just moved into a new apartment, brought in bags and bags of clothes and everything, ready to start a new life in a new city. My friend and future roommate came with her girlfriend to give me my keys, to show me around, to help me clean a bit and to have some wine together. We had a really good time, happy about out future roommate-hood and all the fun we'll have, but it was getting late, so I walked them down the really steep stairs (almost ladder-like, since the apartment is in the attic of a house), we said our good-night's and they left. I closed the heavy metal door to the apartment and started going back up the stairs (creepy music starts now ). As I made a first couple of steps, I could hear, very loud and extremely clear - someone breathing in the apartment. It was not a faint sound, it was clear, it was loud and I could swear it was definitely someone breathing upstairs. I s.l.o.w.l.y. climbed the stairs expecting something demonic to jump at me from around the corner, even thinking that maybe the neighbor's labrador had climbed inside while we were saying goodbye's (it kinda sounded like panting, although a bit husky). I entered the apartment, turned on all the lights and found absolutely nothing. And I could still hear the rhythmical breathing.
Eventually, after exploring the whole place and finding nothing, I opened the door to the staircase again and realized I've turned on the water heater, and when the water was completely warmed up, it made the breathing sound
It still gets creepy when I hear it, because I'm still not used to the place, even though I know it's the damn heater
I'm waiting for my roommate to move in next week, I don't think I'll tell her that the heater does that and wait for the reaction.
Edited by Dodir_Svile, 11 October 2013 - 09:39 AM.