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Hearing knocking on door

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TrendyNannie6 Sat 29-Feb-20 11:50:35

Anyone ever experienced drifting off to sleep and hearing knocking on their door... all very odd

EllanVannin Sat 29-Feb-20 11:57:17

Yes, I have on one or two occasions. Glad you mentioned it. I've even lain awake waiting for another. It's probably an over-active brain---I hope, but it's never anyone knocking to get out ! sad hahahaha.

BlueSky Sat 29-Feb-20 12:01:06

Trendynannie I've never my MIL who lived with us, often said that she heard knocking on the door! I don't mean to be cheeky but are you on any medication? Wonder whether there would be a connection, as she was on a lot of tablets.

felice Sat 29-Feb-20 12:08:07

Me too, really creepy glad to hear I am not the only one.
I have often asked DD if she had knocked on my door at night always one of "those" looks and, noooo Mum!

eazybee Sat 29-Feb-20 12:11:58

Yes, I do sometimes, and although I have a doorknocker I don't hear it in all parts of the house, so people who know me will bang loudly on the door.
Quite creepy at night. Reassuring to know it happens to others.

GagaJo Sat 29-Feb-20 12:15:34

It'll be Heathcliff.

Yennifer Sat 29-Feb-20 12:17:51

I think it's like the sensation of falling some people get when they drop off. I sometimes hear my name shouted and wake up again with a start x

Septimia Sat 29-Feb-20 12:18:23

With me, it's usually the phone ringing, middle of the night but when I check there hasn't been a call.

EllanVannin Sat 29-Feb-20 12:25:38

I think I'd worry more if I heard a doorbell as I haven't got one.

Just read about folklore and it would appear to signify a death.
There have been 4 near me of late.

TrendyNannie6 Sat 29-Feb-20 12:29:53

Lol no you are not being cheeky bluesky, I am on meds but nothing that would make me hear thingsLol, I’ve heard things like this for many years, even when on no meds, as a child.

TrendyNannie6 Sat 29-Feb-20 12:30:56

Heathcliff 😂😂👍

Curlywhirly Sat 29-Feb-20 12:37:24

On occasion I have heard the door bell, the phone ring and someone calling my name; all whilst drifting off to sleep. Luckily, my husband was next to me, and awake, and he assured me none of them had happened. I think it's just our mind playing tricks as we are in the twilight zone, just befire dropping off.

BlueBelle Sat 29-Feb-20 12:42:38

I have on occasions ( not many) been convinced I heard the doorbell ring I ve woken rushed downstairs to nothing it’s been more real that real
And no I m not a drinker and not on any medication
I agree it’s our minds

Esspee Sat 29-Feb-20 12:42:41

Never knocking but occasionally that falling sensation 😱

Lucca Sat 29-Feb-20 12:51:47

Yes in my previous house I often “heard ” the doorbell. There was never anyone there, not even Heathcliff (as played by Ralph fiennes....I wish🥴)

Scribbles Sat 29-Feb-20 13:02:36

It hasn't happened to me for several years but when we lived in our old house, I sometimes used to wake suddenly, convinced the doorbell had been rung. Like BlueBelle, I would run downstairs to see who was there but nobody ever was.

I wasn't on meds and only once did OH stir and reckon he'd heard it too - but maybe that was the one time we had a pre-season player of Knock Up Ginger!

Scribbles Sat 29-Feb-20 13:03:34

Pre season dawn!!

Calendargirl Sat 29-Feb-20 13:05:55


Didn’t want to alarm anyone, but like you my first thought on reading this was that knocking on doors signifies death. Supposed to be those who’ve gone before and getting ready for newcomers I suppose.
Folklore as you say.

Calendargirl Sat 29-Feb-20 13:07:24

Years ago, when my cat went missing, (never found), I was always jumping up in the night to go to the door, convinced I had heard him meowing.

GagaJo Sat 29-Feb-20 13:23:15

Ah Calendargirl, I've been there. Very sad.

SueDonim Sat 29-Feb-20 13:51:22

I’ve had some of those mentioned, door bell, phone, a bell ringing. Also thunder claps and lightening flashes! I do the falling thing, as well. I nearly landed on the floor the other night when I ‘fell’.

I also dream a lot, I just assume I lead a very busy life at night. grin

3nanny6 Sat 29-Feb-20 14:01:40

Ellanvannin ; This thread is scary because when I saw it I thought of the folklore and the meaning that knocking on doors speaks of death. I am getting paranoid now as about two weeks ago I thought I heard a knock at the door and even opened it to look but nobody there. I put it down to the terrible gales and winds we were experiencing but something in the back of my mind was oh so bothered.

whywhywhy Sat 29-Feb-20 14:43:26

I've heard knocking on a attic door hatch at one of the houses that we lived at years ago. It was a new house, no previous owners. Neither my husband or my two children heard a thing. It could happen any time, either day or night. We lived there for 4 years and it was a troubled time between me and my husband.

lemongrove Sat 29-Feb-20 14:50:43

More likely to be Cathy ( than Heathcliff).....although she would be knocking at the window and crying ‘let me in!’😱

whywhywhy Sat 29-Feb-20 15:03:18

Lemongrove it was probably me screaming "let me out"!

Juliet27 Sat 29-Feb-20 15:10:27

I’ve also been convinced on more than one occasion that I’ve heard a text message being left that I’ll look at when I’m properly awake ....nothing!
I woke in the night recently, couldn’t get back to sleep so read for a while. When I turned the light out I ‘saw’ two pretty moths on the wall next to the bedside light. No sign of them in the morning.

pinkquartz Sat 29-Feb-20 15:12:14

I get this too. Both the door knocking and my name being called. it is a bit creepy as I sleep alone.

lemongrove Sat 29-Feb-20 15:18:56

Thinking that you hear your name being called when half asleep is very common.

Yennifer Sat 29-Feb-20 15:19:53

I feel so much less mad now x

annep1 Sat 29-Feb-20 16:02:21

Just reminded me of this poem we learnt in primary school

Some one came knocking
At my wee, small door;
Someone came knocking;
I'm sure-sure-sure;
I listened, I opened,
I looked to left and right,
But nought there was a stirring
In the still dark night;
Only the busy beetle
Tap-tapping in the wall,
Only from the forest
The screech-owl's call,
Only the cricket whistling
While the dewdrops fall,
So I know not who came knocking,
At all, at all, at all.

by Walter de la Mare

rockgran Sat 29-Feb-20 16:12:38

It could be a type of "exploding head syndrome" where you experience a loud noise as you drift off to sleep. Harmless apparently.

whywhywhy Sat 29-Feb-20 16:25:08

Annepl thank you for sharing. X

Yennifer Sat 29-Feb-20 16:26:40

I've always had night terrors, I wonder if it is related. I wonder if it is hereditary too as my children have them. Mine were more nightmare based but my children only got them when they needed the toilet in the night and couldn't wake up enough to go. Sitting them on the toilet always fixed it x

BlueSky Sat 29-Feb-20 16:33:10

When by DH has been out for the evening, I've often being woken up from my TV naps by hearing his distinctive whistle, but he's never anywhere near!

whywhywhy Sat 29-Feb-20 16:39:52

I also used to experience something /someone sitting on the bed only when I was there alone. I used to scream and tried to turn around to look at this thing but I couldn't.

NotTooOld Sat 29-Feb-20 18:38:47

There's another thread on here about hearing the voices of dead relatives. Am I missing something? Is it Hallowe'en?

Barmeyoldbat Sat 29-Feb-20 19:29:40

Never had the knocking at door when going to sleep but often as I am drifting into sleep these faces, in black and white, drift pass me and its not any one I know. Sometimes a face will appear, a young face and I will watch it as it ages and then disappears.But its never anyone I know. Strange.

threexnanny Sun 01-Mar-20 11:01:38

I think this must have happened to a neighbour as she sometimes phoned us to look out of our bedroom window and see if there was anyone at her door!!!

Dottydots Sun 01-Mar-20 11:10:47

Yes, I too have heard the dreaded knock on the door and tapping on my window when I'm in bed alone. It's very scary. I always have to get up and investigate and I'm lucky that I can look through my kitchen window and see my front door.

Fennel Sun 01-Mar-20 12:03:55

Sorry to be so prosaic, but we're having very windy weather at the moment, it could be due to that.
I always have my bedroom window open and often the blinds rattle and knock.

TrendyNannie6 Sun 01-Mar-20 12:08:40

Certainly not windy weather causing it fennel, lol it’s nothing like the knock from wind blowing something, as anyone that has experienced this will clarify

Fennel Sun 01-Mar-20 17:46:48

Very strange hmm

Spangles1963 Wed 04-Mar-20 19:34:39

I experience this in the early hours of the morning,about once every 3 or 4 months. Strangely enough,it happened this morning. I had woken up,but was not fully awake,when I thought I heard a sharp rapping on the front door. It was only 7 am. My foolproof way to check is to look at my cat,who always sleeps at the foot of my bed. If she looks agitated,and is looking towards the bedroom door with her ears pricked forward,I know that I probably DID hear someone knocking. If she hasn't stirred, (like this morning) I know it's nothing to worry about.