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Children on Landing ! WTF !

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  • 06-01-2010 10:28am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭


    Before I state my case, let me inform you that I'm not much of a believer in ghosts n spirits, I have the 'religion' where "I believe when I see" moto.

    But whats going on at my home these past few months has me a bit spooked. At first it was only my wife that had the experiences, and I really just laughed her off, saying she was hearing things !
    But thats the problem , she was hearing things out on the landing of our two storey house. And it wasnt much of a deal to me until I started to hear them too.

    What we hear is the sound of a child running along the landing. Since we have three kids, two of them mobile enough to run along the landing, we obviously taught it was one of them out of the bed using the bathroom.
    But on numerous occassions, we would jump out of the bed as soon as we hear the sounds, run out onto the landing, but there would be no-one there. We'd check the kids, they would be out for the count.

    Like I said, I have no reason to fabricate this story, these are simple facts. I have started to hear the same sounds, We would be wide awake when hearing them, not been woken up by them before someone asks.

    Last week we had a baby over for the nite, during the nite my wife was sitting up giving the baby a nite feed, and she heard the same sounds again, a child running along the landing, she went to check it out, not a sign of any of the kids out of their beds.

    Any thoughts from the specialist in here ?
    Id be glad to hear them.
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,569 ✭✭✭iamhunted


    thats weird alright. is there a house next door that the sound may be coming from?

    Set up a video camera on the landing and see if you can capture the sound you are hearing (while the video will show there's no-one there making it)


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,566 ✭✭✭Gillo


    What sort of house is it? detached, semi etc. Most modern houses have notoriously thin walls, so it's possible you may be hearing the neighbours kids running up and down their landing, bear in mind if it's nighttime as it's quieter you'll notice more distant noises.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,934 ✭✭✭egan007


    How can you tell it's specifically children?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭alibabba


    Im out in the countryside, detached 2 storey house, nearest house is over a mile away. These sounds are SO distinct, believe me, when you hear them, you are 1000% convinced there is someone on the landing. There is carpet on the landing, we have heard our kids coming out to us the odd time, the sound they make shuffling along the landing is EXACTLY the same sounds as what we hear when there is no-one there.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,569 ✭✭✭iamhunted


    i would suggest setting up a camera and record the sounds and video the environment.


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,603 CMod ✭✭✭✭faceman


    Id also suggest putting some white powder, shake n vac, flour etc (anything that you can hoover afterward). It will indicate footprints.


  • Registered Users Posts: 248 ✭✭stepdoyle


    have you checked the attic or under the floorboards for signs of mice or rats?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭alibabba


    stepdoyle wrote: »
    have you checked the attic or under the floorboards for signs of mice or rats?

    :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,650 ✭✭✭Milly33


    Uhh you should defianlty set up the camera would be very interested to know if you find anything....be quite handy too if you put a lot of shake a vac down and they were running around on it saves you the hassle of spreading it out on the carpet


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭alibabba


    Milly33 wrote: »
    Uhh you should defianlty set up the camera would be very interested to know if you find anything....be quite handy too if you put a lot of shake a vac down and they were running around on it saves you the hassle of spreading it out on the carpet

    TBH i dont feel too comfortable taping an empty landing for a whole nite and watching it back again. If for some remote reason I see something anyway out of the ordinary, it might give me the 'time to pack the bags' feeling ?!?!?!?

    The shake n vac sounds ok, but if one of the kids runs over it during a nite and I dont hear them, this will only add fuel to the fire !
    I suppose I cud check their feet and see if there is shake n vac on them.

    I dunno, tis hard to know. But i dont think I'll go too far down the ghostbusting route or have any spiritual rituals just yet.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,569 ✭✭✭iamhunted


    if you dont try to capture the audio then you cant really start trying to locate the source of the sound - which lets be honest, is what you want to find out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,240 ✭✭✭alibabba


    iamhunted wrote: »
    if you dont try to capture the audio then you cant really start trying to locate the source of the sound - which lets be honest, is what you want to find out.

    True.


  • Registered Users Posts: 280 ✭✭Ruth KPS


    I really think you should set up a camera... at least you might find the source of it and you can rest easy.. :rolleyes: well hopefully


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭KeithAFC


    I think you need to set up something to catch the sound mate because this could be a great chance for you catch something on video/sound and post it on here and see if we have anything paranormal on our hands here.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 805 ✭✭✭suey71


    Let the kids have a sleep over in a family members house.

    Then if you hear kids footsteps in the night ..........:eek:.

    The old John Denver song comes to mind.

    Leaving on a jet plane.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,217 ✭✭✭pookie82


    alibabba wrote: »
    TBH i dont feel too comfortable taping an empty landing for a whole nite and watching it back again. If for some remote reason I see something anyway out of the ordinary, it might give me the 'time to pack the bags' feeling ?!?!?!?

    The shake n vac sounds ok, but if one of the kids runs over it during a nite and I dont hear them, this will only add fuel to the fire !
    I suppose I cud check their feet and see if there is shake n vac on them.

    I dunno, tis hard to know. But i dont think I'll go too far down the ghostbusting route or have any spiritual rituals just yet.

    While I totally understand your hesitancy at the idea of taping what sounds like a haunted hallway for a night and watching it back, unless you do this you'll just have to ignore the footsteps and pretend they don't exist. Better to realise that there's (almost surely) a perfectly rational reason for this than to sit there petrified everytime you hear the footsteps and do nothing about it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 513 ✭✭✭leddpipe


    alibabba wrote: »
    :rolleyes:

    you'd be surprised!

    often times people hear sounds, actual sounds, and supplement the rest with their imagination!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,298 ✭✭✭a-k-47


    alibabba wrote: »
    TBH i dont feel too comfortable taping an empty landing for a whole nite and watching it back again. If for some remote reason I see something anyway out of the ordinary, it might give me the 'time to pack the bags' feeling ?!?!?!?

    The shake n vac sounds ok, but if one of the kids runs over it during a nite and I dont hear them, this will only add fuel to the fire !
    I suppose I cud check their feet and see if there is shake n vac on them.

    I dunno, tis hard to know. But i dont think I'll go too far down the ghostbusting route or have any spiritual rituals just yet.


    dont wuss out on us now ;).. Lets get to the bottom off this.

    Put the kids to bed, make sure they are out forthe count.

    Powder the floors
    Position a camera and start recording when u go to bed,
    Notice time you go to bed, if you hear anything, find out how long before you slept and fast forward the duration on the video camera. So you dont have to go checking for hours. Best of luck, be interesting if it happens again if u do this.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,210 ✭✭✭argosy2006


    Does it only happen at night? any other strange things happen that your not telling us/.? or is it just the sounds on landing,how many kids do u have, how old,are they likely to be up that late at night running around?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,987 ✭✭✭Ziycon


    I've heard of similar noises being heard in different locations, turned out to be pigeons or rats in the walls and attic.

    Can you rule out anything i the attic/walls?


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,210 ✭✭✭argosy2006


    Ziycon wrote: »
    I've heard of similar noises being heard in different locations, turned out to be pigeons or rats in the walls and attic.

    Can you rule out anything i the attic/walls?

    i dunno how a rat can get into walls or a pigeon, or why they would be in an attic, rats live under ground , they only rubbage around where there is a food source,


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,857 ✭✭✭indough


    rats can get into any space they are extremely adaptive, they can chew through pretty much anything you throw at them as well


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,239 ✭✭✭✭KeithAFC


    indough wrote: »
    rats can get into any space they are extremely adaptive, they can chew through pretty much anything you throw at them as well
    Yes but only to places they know they can get food. I don't think this guy lives in a hut.

    Like i said, get a camera and sound equipment and try to get to the bottom of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,650 ✭✭✭Milly33


    Ahh go on, if not to find out for yourself do it for us!! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,857 ✭✭✭indough


    KeithAFC wrote: »
    Yes but only to places they know they can get food. I don't think this guy lives in a hut.

    rats will eat anything though

    its probably not even them but i dont see that it would hurt to check if there is something living up there


  • Registered Users Posts: 348 ✭✭SonOfPerdition


    argosy2006 wrote: »
    i dunno how a rat can get into walls or a pigeon, or why they would be in an attic, rats live under ground , they only rubbage around where there is a food source,

    I caught a very large rat in a rat trap in my attic a number of years ago, turned out he was climbing up through the cavity in the wall.

    the sound of the rat was very freaky as we only heard it at night, and it sounded like a small child running.


  • Registered Users Posts: 889 ✭✭✭Bajingo


    I caught a very large rat in a rat trap in my attic a number of years ago, turned out he was climbing up through the cavity in the wall.

    the sound of the rat was very freaky as we only heard it at night, and it sounded like a small child running.

    I had the same problem in my house..we had a huge rat( I saw it peep at me through an air vent).anyway before I knew we had rats I would have sworn there was a little kid running around my attic it was really creepy! Its worth getting pest control..but set up the camera aswell!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 4,210 ✭✭✭argosy2006


    so no update yet, :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,842 ✭✭✭seanbmc


    argosy2006 wrote: »
    so no update yet, :D

    Itching for one myself :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,650 ✭✭✭Milly33


    perhaps he has been man-napped by the kids


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