Hearing banging noises at night..even when nobody except me is home

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
4524 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

LadyBear :  our fridge doesn’t have an ice maker and it still makes a banging noise often. It also occasionally makes a groaning noise. When we first got married, my hubby came to check on me in the toilet because he heard the groaning fridge and mistakenly thought I was having ‘problems’ in the bathroom department. 😂

OP its most probably the house settling especially if your house is on stumps and is an older property. Pipes make banging noises when old too. It could also be wildlife/cats/possums/mice/birds nesting in the roof space or walls…or in the case of my old aunty it was a burglar in her roof cavity, she thought it was a cat and used a broom to tap her ceiling to chase out the cat. She chased it to the window, looked out and saw a man emerge from her roof outside. He had lifted the tiles to enter her roof space to most probably burgle her home. In your case I’m sure its not a thief or a ghost! 😉

Post # 17
8820 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

If you guys could stop creeping me out with people in the attic stories, that would be great, mkay? 

Post # 18
128 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Strange noises happened in my MIL’s house as well, it turned out a raccoon had taken residence in her attic! 

Post # 21
2876 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

lauralaura123 :  It could really be anything from pipes to wildlife to just wind passing through an attic space. Our home doesn’t have an attic but I still heard what sounded like footsteps in the ceiling. My Fiance finally found the culprit this past summer when he set a trap on our roof with some kitty food in it. We had an entire family of flying squirrels living in the 9″ gap between our ceiling and roof and man those little guys are noisy! 

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