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About a half-hour ago, I heard a deep groaning noise, like the timbers of an old wooden ship at sea make. That lasted the space of several seconds. Half a minute or so after that stopped, I heard a deep 'tock-tock-tock' sound (definitely not some sort of bug ticking), which also sounded like ship's timbers. I went to check on the other side of the wall, but it was quieting and I could barely hear anything before it stopped completely.

Is something going on with the wooden frame of my house? I know houses make odd noises all the time, but this house was built in 1999 and I bought it 9 years ago and it has never made noises like this before now, even during wind storms with gusts above 90mph. I should also note that I live on the Washington coast where it is nearly always damp and wet, though we did have a very dry summer and the rains started in earnest about a month ago.

  • Has any work been done on the house recently? Do you see any new cracks in walls or ceilings? Have any floors moved out of level? – JimmyJames Nov 3 '16 at 17:30
  • Also have there been any major storms in your area lately? – JimmyJames Nov 3 '16 at 17:31
  • possibly an earthquake ? – Alaska Man Nov 3 '16 at 18:45
  • In Florida, I would worry about a sinkhole. For Washington state, I'd go with the mild earth shifts. Perhaps you can contact a local seismologist and ask if anything registered about the time you experienced your haunting. – fred_dot_u Nov 3 '16 at 21:13

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