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December 20th, 2008


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01:39 pm - *scratches head*
I work mostly at my laptop in the very small spare room upstairs. And I've noticed the past couple of weeks that whenever I'm sitting here, I randomly hear what sounds like a cell phone (set to some sort of chimes) ringing at a distance, perhaps downstairs.

It's never at the same time, it's not any of the televisions in the house, and if I move from the spot where I'm sitting the sound stops. It's not loud, just at the edge of my hearing. And I haven't heard it anywhere else.

Let me tell you, that's kind of creepy when you're the last person awake in the house and it's 1 in the morning.

(Also, it's driving me nuts because I can't figure out what might be causing it.)
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From:thewhiteowl
Date:December 20th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
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Could it be your neighbours?
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From:izhilzha
Date:December 20th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I don't know why it sounds like it's inside the house, then; my office has a window to one side, and I can usually tell if sound is coming from there. And I can't hear anything from the other side of the house, that I know of.

(Also, if it is then they must get a ton of calls that they don't pick up. But maybe.)
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From:rose_in_shadow
Date:December 20th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
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It is probably the neighbors. Half the time I hear my neighbors, it sounds like it's coming from our apartment. (and I mean noises like phones, alarm clocks, and feet up the steps. Oddly enough, I don't hear them talking too often.)

And yes, the noises often startle me when I know I'm the only one in the house. :)
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From:feliciakw
Date:December 20th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that happened to me shortly after we bought our first house. I'd never lived in the city before, and one day I was cleaning in the basement. It was summer, and I had the windows open.

George had run to Lowe's for something, and I heard someone moving around upstairs. Thinking Geo was back, I went looking for him. Nothing. No one there. Huh. I must have been hearing things. I went back to the basement.

A few moments later, I again heard someone. I would have sworn someone was in the house with me. Went to investigate. No one.

Turns out it was the neighbors doing their dishes. Their windows were open, my windows were open, and I could hear them doing their dishes in their kitchen.

Way too close. You know?
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From:rose_in_shadow
Date:December 22nd, 2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's pretty bad when it's even a separate house. I live in a townhouse so I expected some neighborly noise since we share walls.
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From:whitemartyr
Date:December 20th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)

pun

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God is calling!

or the muse is calling?

:)

Hmm... or could it be wind chimes? or is it not that kind of chiming?
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From:izhilzha
Date:December 20th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)

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Not wind chime chimes, more like a cell phone or a clock.

Yeah, don't think I haven't considered God and the muses and possible sources. *g*
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From:whitemartyr
Date:December 20th, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)

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ooh ooh or it's the Doctor! Wouldn't that be nice! Maybe the TARDIS in our world has a different sorta sound than on the series. Heehee.

Clock could be it. Hmm. Or maybe the last people that lived there left a mobile stuck in a wall somewhere or something.
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From:mosinging1986
Date:December 20th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)

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Maybe the TARDIS in our world has a different sorta sound than on the series.

LOL! I'll have to make sure I am always listening closely to any unfamiliar sounds! It would be just my luck for him to land in my neighborhood and I'd miss him.
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From:mosinging1986
Date:December 20th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
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'fess up. You just want the boys Winchester to come rescue you!

Don't we all?
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From:feliciakw
Date:December 20th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
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My thoughts exactly!

I was going to say something similar--about sending the Boys to investigate--but Izhi already accuses me on a regular basis of letting the Winchesters eat my brain.
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From:mosinging1986
Date:December 20th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
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but Izhi already accuses me on a regular basis of letting the Winchesters eat my brain.

You say that like it's a bad thing. Hee!
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From:mistraltoes
Date:December 20th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
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Ooh. Sounds like material for a creepy story!

Although I'm sure you'll figure it out eventually. Whenever that sort of thing happens to me, when I finally figure it out, it's something rather ordinary, and my reaction is, "D'oh!"
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From:sallymn
Date:December 20th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
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PolterGhost :)

Or that's usually our explanation...
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From:kizmet_42
Date:December 21st, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
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I'm listening to my other computer speakers right now.

But that computer is off. Only the speakers are on.

For some reason, it picks up tv and radio signals.

Our church sound system used to pick up one of the neighbor's cell phones.

Technology. Gotta love it.
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From:jhall1
Date:December 22nd, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
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If you only hear it when the laptop is on, then the laptop itself seems the most likely culprit. Could it be trying to tell you that it needs recharging or something like that?
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From:izhilzha
Date:December 23rd, 2008 01:19 am (UTC)
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Pretty sure it's not the laptop; the sound is too distant (I have pretty good hearing), too faint. Also, my laptop doesn't have a working soundcard--the only sounds I hear from it are the humming of the drives and the occasional whir of the cooling fan.
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From:scorptilicus
Date:December 23rd, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
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Sounds like you have a poltergeist. Who just couldn't give up the luxuries of life.

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