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#1    NB08

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:26 PM

Hi,

I am new to this board and was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I live in British Columbia, two nights ago my son and I were watching a video on the computer when my son told me to turn it down that he heard something. I paused the video and then I heard it as well. Something big was first running then walking on our roof. My roof is flat and there is a place where you could climb up to get onto my roof, but would not be easy. We have heard that several other people in the town that I live in have had the same thing happen to them. I did phone the police and they came out and checked around the property but could not find anything. We don't have bears here.
Has something like that happened to anyone else? Thanks.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:38 PM

never understimate animals.. if a human could get on your roof so could a critter.
have you ever had cats romp through the house at 3 am? it sounds like a herd of elephants, no telling what a hefty racoon would sound like scampering across your roof

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:17 PM

I do have raccoons and squirrels in my yard, I have heard them up on the roof, this was something much bigger than that. This had a lot of weight.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:20 PM

i can only suggest a racoon or similar type animal. they can be pretty damned heavy btw


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:38 PM

Growing up we had lots of raccoons at my parents house,we would leave dry food and water for our cats for when they were outside. I seen one night a family of raccoons come to the cat dishes and the one was huge, he was almost the size of a medium size dog. So yes I know how large they can get. I have one here but he is the size of a small dog. My walls vibrated from the footsteps.


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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:52 PM

Noises on a roof can be deceiving as they echo making them sound louder than they actually are. At this time of year we get woken up in the mornings by seagulls on ours and they sound like they're wearing hobnailed boots!

I can't offer any insight on what you're hearing though - Welcome to UM :)

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:54 PM

Would you have had time to go out and look ...... if brave enough ...... and clutching your camera and/or phone to get evidence, of course!

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:52 PM

"Something big was first running then walking on our roof. My roof is flat and there is a place where you could climb up to get onto my roof, but would not be easy"

Why couldn't it be people (teens maybe)? If you don't know what it was, then you don't know if it was humans or not.

Maybe install a camera if this happens again. Cheap and user friendly ones on the market.

If it was me, I'd have to run out and look next time. How tall is your house?

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:14 PM

I've had racoons on my roof and believe me it was loud....woke me up out of a dead sleep.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:47 PM

I live in Oz so having things walk-about on the roof here is nothing unusual.

Yet your experience reminds me about an incident which occurred with me a few years ago after my family had just moved into our (then) newly built home. The lounge room of the house had been installed with an in-ceiling, hi-fi speaker system. One evening my husband and I were watching a movie via DVD…The movie was Signs…The scene which had us running outside looking on the roof for someone running about on the roof was…Well do I really need to actually convey when I had my really duh head moment…So embarrassing.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 01:33 AM

I was too scared to go outside. I think if it happened again I still would stay inside. lol. I have lived in this house for 14 years and nothing like that has happened before. I spoke to the neighbors and they said that they were out for the evening. My house is 11 ft high. This also happened to some other people in town. Whatever it was I hope it doesn't return.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 01:42 AM

Probably a cat.
I'm serious, one cat running on the roof can sound like a horse of a buffalo...I don't know how they do it but they do.

For example, when I am in the basement, my cat often decides to start running back and forth and it sounds like a pony galloping around.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 01:47 AM

Set up a web cam or CCTV on your rooftop. It might be worth giving it a go.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 01:57 AM

I will definitely look into getting a webcam, it would be interesting in one way to see what could make a house wall vibrate like it did. Thank you everyone for your help.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 05:42 AM

if the footsteps were quick fast paced.. then its likely to be small... a rodent perhaps or a bird... raccoons tend to be fast paced scurries too

if you think that the noise belongs to a 2 legged creature, then you need to find info on your local wildlife database

house vibrating by footsteps did ya say??? :unsure2:

Edited by ThesillyfunnyguyIDK, 11 May 2014 - 05:45 AM.

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