Freaky Stuff - Unexplained Knocks
At the time, my husband worked the graveyard shift. No knight in shining armour for me. I’d just retired to bed, snuggled under the duvet, and sunk into that peaceful place between awake and asleep.
Three deep, rhythmic knocks sounded against my bedroom door. The noise jerked me to full consciousness. I flicked on the bedside lamp and armed myself with a photo frame – the only weighty object within arm’s reach. Then, with Kung-Fu Panda finesse, I flung open the door and crashed into the hallway, roaring and flinging my arms like nunchucks.
Nothing. No one. I checked the entire house. Twice. Unless my cats had grown knuckles, or my guinea-pigs had discovered how to unlock their cage, navigate a flight of stairs and wallop my door, there was no explanation for the noise.
Apparently, I’m not alone in my experience. Numerous people claim to have heard three knocks at night. Not necessarily on a door, sometimes a window, headboard, or wall. There are many theories about the cause, but the most commonly held belief is that the knock carries a warning from a spirit – a supernatural nudge to take extra care. Of course, there are more sinister hypotheses (aren’t there always?) that talk of mischievous demons and prophesised death. But I’m a glass half full girl. I’ll take a guardian angel over an evil spirit any day, and if he has washboard abs and smouldering eyes, even better.
I didn’t experience anything terrible after the incident and nobody died, so I can only assume that my midnight visitor had good intentions. Thank goodness.
I’d love to hear if anyone else has experienced a similar event. Have you ever heard three knocks at night or other bizarre noises that gave you the heebie-jeebies?
Amaleen Ison reads and writes YA paranormal novels. Visit her blog http://amaleenison.com/ and friend her on facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmaleenIson. She can’t wait to hear your real life paranormal stories.