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Old 09-12-2014, 08:46 PM
 
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Some of these early-morning noises can be explained by a natural phenomenon. Houses with their associated structures - floors, doors, and cabinets - consist largely of wood and metal elements.
Wood and metal expand and contract with rising and falling temperatures.

During the day, various wood and metal components are used, and also warm and expand. During the night, when temperatures drop, the components contract back and often make noises in the process. For wood, this is especially true in older houses and even more so in high traffic areas where the wood has been subject to more wear and stress. Those high-traffic areas often include stairs, hallways, frequently used doors, and kitchen cabinets.

To give an example of how this works, it's best to use a hallway floor as an example: through the years, people have walked many, many times over the floor, and their repeated steps in the same place have stressed those spots of wood. These stressed spots expand/depress during the day due to traffic and temps (doesn't have to be summer time, almost everywhere daylight hours are warmer). Then at night, with several hours to "rest" from traffic and with falling temps, the stressed spots will begin to contract, i.e. "pop" back into place and make noises that can sound remarkably like footsteps going down the hall.

The same thing happens with kitchen cabinet doors and drawers that have been opened many thousands of time through the years. The wood at vulnerable spots will expand during the day then contract at night, and not only can it sound like they're being opened/closed but in some cases, the expansion/contraction will actually cause the door or drawer to bang or open or close. Like the hallway steps, the most likely candidates for this effect are those cabinet doors and drawers used heavily by occupants through the years.

Metal and/or cast iron plumbing fixtures can behave in the same way.

This is a very well-known and proven phenomenon. I realize it doesn't explain all the kitchen noises described by the OP, and I keep an open mind about the possibility of "paranormal" (for lack of a better word) influences. But if I were hearing the same sounds, I'd know to dismiss at least some of them as perfectly ordinary house noises.
Very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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I'm new, and I love reading here. So I decided to join, and see if anyone could help me figure this out.

It's been 10 yrs since both of parents have passed away. 2 mos apart. Just abt killed me
And I've been hearing all kinds of things for that amount of time...

Here's just one example: I hear 'them ' in the kitchen in the wee hrs of the morning. I can hear what sounds like cupboards closing. Dishes being moved in the sink. Just banging, as if someones doing their thing in the morning. I used to hear what i thought was my dad walking down the hall to the bathroom
at 5'30 am . I hear these things anywhere from 5- 6'30. Have heard noises at 11'30 at night, too, then I have to tell them to be quiet, as i'm trying to sleep. They stop.

I has some crumpled up plastic bags on my counter from the groceries, and i could hear them being moved and squished.
Other things have happened , which I'll get to next...and i have that stuff recorded, in case no one believed me!! lol
Are these what they call 'residual noises"???
This stuff blows my mind!!!!!

One last one for now. I had the blender portion (plastic) on my counter to dry. In the middle of the night I heard that thing drop to the floor and roll, making all kinds of noise. Of course, in the a.m it was
right where i left it on the counter to dry. Weird.

More to come...
I am nor doubting what you say. When you said Kitchen Then you need to be sure and rule out mice doing some of it. Seriously
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:57 PM
 
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I have experiences like these also. Sometimes they are omens, but I don't know it at the time they happen. One that really got to me happened last summer. My company was sleeping on a couch and I on another in the living room. I could see the kitchen. I couldn't sleep and had the tv on low. About two a.m.I'm q started hearing strange noises in the kitchen and they just kept getting louder. One was linear like "zzzt" off and on. One sounded like aluminum foil being squished, and the last sounded like puffs of air popping. It seemed like it was getting closer and I didn't like the sounds. I tried to wake my company up by calling their name, but they were already asleep. I needed to get to the back door and see if I had left open. I tried to get up and I couldn't get up on my feet. I crawled on my knees to a table and got my Bible and opened it up and laid back. About 10 minutes later the noises started getting lower and lower. I finally went to sleep. The next day, I found out that two friends had both died that night. I don't know, but to me it an omen. I have had other things happen but that was the first time noises like that happened.

I have posted other things, I hope this isn't a repeat of that experience.




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Old 12-04-2014, 08:05 PM
 
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thanks for sharing tinynot...
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