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Woo first front page! thanks all mighty b3ta god
(Fri 14th Nov 2003, 23:02, More)

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Scratching dog :-o
Similar in a way to my previous story. A few years ago, one of my dogs (prince) died of liver failure. He was put down at the age of 14. He was one of those dogs that was part of the family and was really missed! He had a twin sister (jessie) who was still alive after he died but shortly died herself of old age around 6 months later.

Anyway. The day he was put down, myself and the missus were living in London with my parents. I got a call at work from my distraught sister saying that Prince was to be put down that evening. I asked my boss if I could have an extra half hour on my dinner break to pop home and say goodbye to him. On the way home, I picked up my missus from her work and we both said goodbye and back back to work. he was in a sorry state in the cupboard under the stairs, panting, lying on his side. Very sorry sight :-(

Anyway, That evening he was put down and we buried him in the back garden next to other previous family pets.

later that night we went to sleep, as you do. Now it was a very common thing in that house to be woken by prince in the night. He would often sit on the step at the middle point in the stairs where they turned and scratch at the carpet. He did it that often that the carpet on middle step on the stairs was torn and worn away. We never changed it as he would just do the same to new carpet. As I said, this would happen almost every night and I would often get up and tell him to stop. he would then cheekily wag his tail and run down the stairs. Sometimes he would do it again later in the night, others, not.

Now. We had all gone to sleep and in the night I was awoken by the scratching noise. half asleep, i thought nothing of it and got up tell prince to stop. Went to my bedroom door and opened it. The noise stopped. I looked down the stairs and there was nothing there.

At this point I thought "hold on a minute... hes dead!" Shitting myself, I legged it back to bed.

In the morning. Noone else had heard the noises but I swear I did. Maybe he was just saying he was ok :-)
(Fri 4th Jul 2008, 13:40, More)

» Tales of the Unexplained

Bump in the night :-o
Last year my father-in-law unfortunatly passed away. He was in hospital for around 2-3 months and diagnosed with bowel cancer. The doctors tried to operate but it was a very tricky operation due to the location and size of the tumor. He died during surgery.

A week or 2 later we had the funeral. All went well and he was laid to rest.

The night after the funeral, I and the missus went to sleep as we usualy do. We both fell asleep no problem but I was later awoken in the night by a repetative banging noise coming from downstairs.

It wasnt a knocking. More a metalic noise, as if someone was banging on a metal fence. Now, we have hamsters, and anyone that has hamsters will know that they occasionally like to chew the bars. Ours don't. They have a better trick. They like to knock there wheel over so it is resting on the bars and they run in it so it makes a god awfull noise.

I got up, presuming it was the hamsters and was going downstairs to stand the wheel back up. As soon as I got out of bed, the noise stopped. Thinking nothing of it, I went out of the room and down the stairs.

I checked the hamsters cages and found nothing near the bars that could be banging. The hamsters wernt even out!

Confused, I went back to bed. I was just drifting off to sleep when the banging started again. Repetative bangs about a second apart. I lay and listened, expecting them to stop again after a minute like last time but they didn't.

I got up again thinking "those fucking hamsters arent going to keep me awake!" and decided to go and take out there wheel for the night. Got out of bed and the banging stopped again.

This time, I didnt go downstairs. I was tired and really couldnt be bothered so I got back into bed and fortunatly the banging didnt start again and I slept right through till morning.

In the morning I told my missus of the nights events. She had no recollection and had slept through the banging. Typical. My mother in law, however, heard the banging aswell. She also heard me going downstairs and cursing the hamsters and then returning to bed.

Following this convosation I decided to try and work out what the noise was. I banged on the hamsters bars but nope. Definatly wasnt that sound. We put it down to being something outside in the end but I swore it was coming from inside the house. We gave up in the end.

A few days later I was sitting at the PC and heard a bang. "that was the fucking noise!" I got up and went to see what was banging. My missus had dropped something and it had hit a portable radiator/heater thing that was setup in the living room. I tried myself and knocked on the heater. That was the noise!

Very weird seen as nothing could have knocked it in the night. Especially not in a repetative manner like it was.

It has never happened again since. Maybe it was just the father-in-law saying goodbye or something? I dont really believe in stuff like that but there is no other explanation!
(Fri 4th Jul 2008, 13:27, More)