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I don't believe in ghosts seriously, but both my wife and I keep hearing all this noise most nights. Like every night. It's especially prevalent in the kitchen area, which makes sense I guess with the fridge and lots of water lines in there. But I have never heard this much noise in a home. We'll be watching TV and all of the sudden a loud *bam!* or other strange sound, coming from the kitchen or upstairs. There was one night when I kept hearing what sounded like someone downstairs doing all sorts of stuff, it startled me so bad I got up, got my weapon, crept down there and turned on all the lights in the house. This is constant. The house was built in 2000, so it's not like really old or anything. It's in a modern subdivision, so we have neighbors, so not out in the country or anything where there are lots of wildlife around. My wife also says she keeps hearing people talking, typically only one voice. I have thought I heard this also, a few times. Then last night, I was sitting in our office at my computer desk, my wife had already went up to bed. I started to fall asleep a couple of times and so I was thinking, I'd better head on up. But then I was just about to doze off again and someone /  something tapped me on the left arm, right where the triceps muscle is. It was like 2 taps, with what felt like 2 or 3 fingers, it was distinctly 2 taps and so I started wide awake and started to turn around thinking that my wife was waking me up and going to tell me to go to bed. Only there was no one there. This freaked me out a bit, so I went on up to bed and my wife was sitting up in bed with her iPad. I didn't say anything, but told her today and she said 'yeah, there's a ghost here', matter of fact like. WTF? 

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Wow.  I have heard strange noises in my house, and made a thread about it, but it only happens rarely.  The sounds and experiences you are having seem to be happening all the time.  I wonder if you were actually tapped on the arm or you just dreamed you were? Do you happen to know if your water pipes are metal or pvc?

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A few questions for you H.  Is your home exterior stucco or wood paneling style or other?  What is the weather like where you are?  Much moisture or humidity?  What is the high temp generally during the day and the low at night?

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Look into getting a surveillance and security system. Also get someone to do a pest inspection just in case. 

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1 hour ago, Hyperionxvii said:

I don't believe in ghosts seriously, but both my wife and I keep hearing all this noise most nights. Like every night. It's especially prevalent in the kitchen area, which makes sense I guess with the fridge and lots of water lines in there. But I have never heard this much noise in a home. We'll be watching TV and all of the sudden a loud *bam!* or other strange sound, coming from the kitchen or upstairs. There was one night when I kept hearing what sounded like someone downstairs doing all sorts of stuff, it startled me so bad I got up, got my weapon, crept down there and turned on all the lights in the house. This is constant. The house was built in 2000, so it's not like really old or anything. It's in a modern subdivision, so we have neighbors, so not out in the country or anything where there are lots of wildlife around. My wife also says she keeps hearing people talking, typically only one voice. I have thought I heard this also, a few times. Then last night, I was sitting in our office at my computer desk, my wife had already went up to bed. I started to fall asleep a couple of times and so I was thinking, I'd better head on up. But then I was just about to doze off again and someone /  something tapped me on the left arm, right where the triceps muscle is. It was like 2 taps, with what felt like 2 or 3 fingers, it was distinctly 2 taps and so I started wide awake and started to turn around thinking that my wife was waking me up and going to tell me to go to bed. Only there was no one there. This freaked me out a bit, so I went on up to bed and my wife was sitting up in bed with her iPad. I didn't say anything, but told her today and she said 'yeah, there's a ghost here', matter of fact like. WTF? 

BTW, I've only been here 3 months, congrats to me, I bought a haunted house! 🤨

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Haunted houses may be rare, but not all that rare either. New ownership does tend to stir things up. 

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1 hour ago, Guyver said:

Wow.  I have heard strange noises in my house, and made a thread about it, but it only happens rarely.  The sounds and experiences you are having seem to be happening all the time.  I wonder if you were actually tapped on the arm or you just dreamed you were? Do you happen to know if your water pipes are metal or pvc?

I'm sure there is both copper and pvc. Main water lines to the kitchen, etc, would be copper. I suppose it was a sort of waking dream, but I have never had anything like that happen before. The one night I kept hearing something downstairs, I was sure that an animal had somehow gotten into the house, like a raccoon, but I couldn't figure out how. Maybe I'd left the front door ajar? But there was nothing, but I was wide awake and I have no idea how anything non-living could make that variety of noises, like it was running around doing all sorts of things. I've lived in a lot of houses, but this one is the most noisy. I don't know if it could have to do with the cathedral ceilings echoing sound around, but I seriously doubt it. The noises seem to be coming directly from a source, it is really weird, and the fact that we are both hearing it.  Maybe it's just the  house and we'll get used to it, I mean the noise. 

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18 minutes ago, papageorge1 said:

Haunted houses may be rare, but not all that rare either. New ownership does tend to stir things up. 

I must have really stirred the **** up. 

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1 hour ago, XenoFish said:

Look into getting a surveillance and security system. Also get someone to do a pest inspection just in case. 

Yes, I am going to. Before we even moved in, I told my wife I want one. I had a guy stop by a few weeks ago selling a system. It sounded awesome, I told him I want cameras upstairs, downstairs, and outside and want to be able to see them all on my devices. It was pretty over the top, but the install was 8k with a $150 a month membership, I said no thanks, I'll have to settle for less awesomeness, but I am going to get one. 

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1 hour ago, Guyver said:

A few questions for you H.  Is your home exterior stucco or wood paneling style or other?  What is the weather like where you are?  Much moisture or humidity?  What is the high temp generally during the day and the low at night?

It's part brick and part vinyl siding. The weather is warm most of the year, but we have a short mild winter. Right now it is super hot with highs around 95-100 degrees F. It's getting into the 70s at night. It dips down a little at night because we're near mountains. It's in the Southeast USA, to be specific, SC, this area is known to locals as the Upstate. It gets humid in summer. Right now the humidity is not that bad, at around 55%, but it's scorching hot. 

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I do remember telling my wife that it might be weird living in a fair sized house with 2 floors, because we lived in an apartment flat for many years, that was only 1000 sq ft. So maybe I'm just freaking out, but it's both of us, lol. I have to get a security system, I can barely sleep because of these strange noises and I am sure I am imaging the rest of it. 

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27 minutes ago, Hyperionxvii said:

I'm sure there is both copper and pvc. Main water lines to the kitchen, etc, would be copper. I suppose it was a sort of waking dream, but I have never had anything like that happen before. The one night I kept hearing something downstairs, I was sure that an animal had somehow gotten into the house, like a raccoon, but I couldn't figure out how. Maybe I'd left the front door ajar? But there was nothing, but I was wide awake and I have no idea how anything non-living could make that variety of noises, like it was running around doing all sorts of things. I've lived in a lot of houses, but this one is the most noisy. I don't know if it could have to do with the cathedral ceilings echoing sound around, but I seriously doubt it. The noises seem to be coming directly from a source, it is really weird, and the fact that we are both hearing it.  Maybe it's just the  house and we'll get used to it, I mean the noise. 

I’m trying to come up with a non-ghost explanation.  Im thinking about the physical layout, especially under the kitchen and down stairs.  If the house is built elevated, off of the slab foundations and there is room under the house, there could be critters under there or the pipes making noises and the floorboards settling etc.  Have you tried recording the audio?  I’d love to hear the noises….but you could be right and you just may have a haunted house.  People have claimed that this does happen, and I do know a couple who swear that it happened to them as well.  They had an old house, your house is pretty new relatively speaking, so it seems odd it would be haunted already.

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3 minutes ago, Hyperionxvii said:

I do remember telling my wife that it might be weird living in a fair sized house with 2 floors, because we lived in an apartment flat for many years, that was only 1000 sq ft. So maybe I'm just freaking out, but it's both of us, lol. I have to get a security system, I can barely sleep because of these strange noises and I am sure I am imaging the rest of it. 

When both people are hearing the same sounds, you can rule out an auditory hallucination.

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12 minutes ago, Hyperionxvii said:

It's part brick and part vinyl siding. The weather is warm most of the year, but we have a short mild winter. Right now it is super hot with highs around 95-100 degrees F. It's getting into the 70s at night. It dips down a little at night because we're near mountains. It's in the Southeast USA, to be specific, SC, this area is known to locals as the Upstate. It gets humid in summer. Right now the humidity is not that bad, at around 55%, but it's scorching hot. 

Well that is hot, and things do expand and contract over the course of a day, and that can make sounds.

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15 minutes ago, Hyperionxvii said:

It's in the Southeast USA, to be specific, SC, this area is known to locals as the Upstate

Hey neighbor.

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55 minutes ago, Hyperionxvii said:

Yes, I am going to. Before we even moved in, I told my wife I want one. I had a guy stop by a few weeks ago selling a system. It sounded awesome, I told him I want cameras upstairs, downstairs, and outside and want to be able to see them all on my devices. It was pretty over the top, but the install was 8k with a $150 a month membership, I said no thanks, I'll have to settle for less awesomeness, but I am going to get one. 

I have Ring cameras.  You pay $100.00 a year for up to 4 devices, the devices each cost 50 to 250 depending on what type it is.   It is connected to my wifi and my phone.

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20 minutes ago, Desertrat56 said:

I have Ring cameras.  You pay $100.00 a year for up to 4 devices, the devices each cost 50 to 250 depending on what type it is.   It is connected to my wifi and my phone.

Yeah, the system I got quoted was a lot more than that, it was basically a complete smart home system that was wired so you could do anything remote, check your cams, which were all 4k, turn your lights, all utilities, on and off, etc. I'm going to get something soon. Did you do yours yourself? 

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1 hour ago, Guyver said:

I’m trying to come up with a non-ghost explanation.  Im thinking about the physical layout, especially under the kitchen and down stairs.  If the house is built elevated, off of the slab foundations and there is room under the house, there could be critters under there or the pipes making noises and the floorboards settling etc.  Have you tried recording the audio?  I’d love to hear the noises….but you could be right and you just may have a haunted house.  People have claimed that this does happen, and I do know a couple who swear that it happened to them as well.  They had an old house, your house is pretty new relatively speaking, so it seems odd it would be haunted already.

The physical layout is totally open concept. So the only room downstairs that has somewhat of a wall, is the formal dining room, which we turned into an office. The rest is total open space. If you are standing in the great room, you look up, there is a balcony upstairs and  you can see all the the bedroom and bathroom doors on the other side of the house. The ceilings in the great room and foyer are 25 ft. So, it's big and open compared to the flat we lived in. 

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1 hour ago, XenoFish said:

Hey neighbor.

Where are you at?, if you don't mind me asking. 

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I think a lot of it is psychological. Moving is very stressful by itself and I cannot believe how much stuff we accumulated in a 1000 sq ft apt and 2 10x10 storage spaces. My garage is still so full of boxes. I can get my car in, but there is not much room for anything else. We both work full time (remote), I am stressed as ****, I know my wife is too. We also have a large fenced in back yard, we are not used to any of this. 

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43 minutes ago, Hyperionxvii said:

Where are you at?, if you don't mind me asking. 

Upstate. Rather not give exact location. I'm somewhere around the Greenville Anderson area. 

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1 minute ago, XenoFish said:

Upstate. Rather not give exact location. I'm somewhere around the Greenville Anderson area. 

Well, if you are near Greenville, you are really close to me. Nice to meet you, neighbor! 

 

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16 hours ago, Hyperionxvii said:

I don't believe in ghosts seriously, but both my wife and I keep hearing all this noise most nights. Like every night. It's especially prevalent in the kitchen area, which makes sense I guess with the fridge and lots of water lines in there. But I have never heard this much noise in a home. We'll be watching TV and all of the sudden a loud *bam!* or other strange sound, coming from the kitchen or upstairs. There was one night when I kept hearing what sounded like someone downstairs doing all sorts of stuff, it startled me so bad I got up, got my weapon, crept down there and turned on all the lights in the house. This is constant. The house was built in 2000, so it's not like really old or anything. It's in a modern subdivision, so we have neighbors, so not out in the country or anything where there are lots of wildlife around. My wife also says she keeps hearing people talking, typically only one voice. I have thought I heard this also, a few times. Then last night, I was sitting in our office at my computer desk, my wife had already went up to bed. I started to fall asleep a couple of times and so I was thinking, I'd better head on up. But then I was just about to doze off again and someone /  something tapped me on the left arm, right where the triceps muscle is. It was like 2 taps, with what felt like 2 or 3 fingers, it was distinctly 2 taps and so I started wide awake and started to turn around thinking that my wife was waking me up and going to tell me to go to bed. Only there was no one there. This freaked me out a bit, so I went on up to bed and my wife was sitting up in bed with her iPad. I didn't say anything, but told her today and she said 'yeah, there's a ghost here', matter of fact like. WTF? 

I can offer you some advice.  

Firstly, do you have any adolescents living with you?  Their repressed sexual energy often seems to attract poltergeists. 

Secondly, consider installing a camera in the kitchen.  If it is a ghost, you can put the clip on YouTube and make a mint.

Thirdly, poltergeists really dislike nudity.  If you just want the haunting to end.  Become nudists for a while.  They will leave.  Especially if you open pickle jars in the buff in the kitchen.  You think I'm joking, but not even ghosts want to see that, apparently.

If all else fails, get naked, cover yourself in holy water, and start swatting and punching the air in the kitchen.  If you feel a blow connect with something invisible, grab hold and keep punching.  Replace your toilet paper with copies of the Satanic Bible, and put up religious icons too.  Burn frankincense and sage, and shout insults at the ghosts.  The place will be empty after a week of insanity.  This is called a Gym-bro exorcism.  It is super-effective.  It also works on deadbeats who won't cover rent in a share house.

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15 hours ago, Hyperionxvii said:

Yeah, the system I got quoted was a lot more than that, it was basically a complete smart home system that was wired so you could do anything remote, check your cams, which were all 4k, turn your lights, all utilities, on and off, etc. I'm going to get something soon. Did you do yours yourself? 

Yes, I bought the devices from Costco, you can also get them at ring.com.   I set them up, went to their website and registered them, linked them to my wifi and phone.  I can talk to people remotely who ring the door bells (I have one on my gate and one on my door), I have one more on the yard and a 4th that I haven't hooked up yet.   My daughter uses them as well, she was able to report mail theft with video from her camera at her apartment complex (it is a 4 unit apartment building and she is in the front).   She has 2 cameras, one towards the front that gets the parking lot and mail boxes and on pointing to the gate so she can see if someone tries to get in.

Ring now offers home security systems that do all the things that you were offered from that company.

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