Strange Crackling Noise in My Bedroom

Posted on November 27, 2009

As a teenager I had many strange experiences while I lived at home in the south of England with my mother.

When I was 15 years old, a strange crackling noise started up in my bedroom while I was in bed at night.It continued every night for a week.The first night it happened, I was in bed drifting off to sleep when I heard a crackling, crunching noise.I thought that my mum had come into my room and was searching for something. I said “mum what are you looking for?” but there was no answer. I couldn’t see as it was pitch black in my room so I got out of bed and turned on the light.The second I switched it on the noise stopped.

The following night the same thing happened again. I got out of bed and collected anything in my room that I thought could be responsible for the noise (like a plastic bag that I thought could be slowly un crinkling).Then I went back to bed and fell asleep.

It wasn’t until the third night that I got scared. Again just as I was about to fall asleep I heard the noise again, only this time it was much louder! I was so scared I couldn’t move, it literally sounded as if there was someone in my room pulling things around! I stayed under the covers that night and forced my self to go to sleep.

Id like to mention at this point that my room was a modest size and I had made sure that there was nothing in my room that I thought might be causing the strange noise, like a screwed up plastic bag or a mouse or something.

Anyway this continued for the next three nights! I was a bit worried about going to bed and started to complain to my mum and friends about the noise. My mum didn’t take me seriously and my friends laughed.I asked a friend of mine to stay over my house that night and she agreed thinking that nothing would happen anyway.

Well we waited and waited that night and it seemed to my relief that nothing was going to happen. We were both laying in my bed facing the wall about to fall asleep when the crackling rummaging noise started. I felt my friend tense up and she started shaking.

The noise was very loud and very real, my friend was so scared that she couldn’t speak so she squeezed my thumb to tell me that she could hear it too. Neither of us wanted to moved or speak so we forced ourselves to go to sleep.

The next morning we woke up and were shocked to find that one of my friends overnight bags had been moved into the middle of my room and the handles were pointing straight out to the side as though it had been dragged there. My friend said she was so scared that night and to this day she doesn’t like to talk about it.

I have other stories about strange things that happened to me whilst living at my mums house which I will save for other posts.I decided to tell this one first because I was surprised at the similarity between my experience and that of another recent post on this website.

I would really like some feedback on my story and wonder if this has ever happened to any one else.

Thanks for reading.

Written by Blondie, Copyright 2009

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23 Responses to “Strange Crackling Noise in My Bedroom”
  1. LMC says:

    wow Blondie what an experience… sorry that hasn’t happen to me the only thing I can think of is a ghost… I guess the house your mom had was haunted. Did anything else happen there? can’t wait until your next story.

    have a blessed life

  2. Daiweide says:

    Interesting…it sounds very much like the same kind of crackling noise that someone else recently wrote a story about on this site. Funnily enough there was a strange noise in my room last night that was keeping me up and I couldn’t work out what the hell it was, until I realised there was bug stuck inside the lampshade and It was going nuts trying to get out! I couldn’t work out where the noise was coming from until I saw the bug in the light.

  3. ashuran says:

    Hi Blondie,

    There are 2 posibilites:
    1 – You’re imagination are playing tricks on you
    -solution: see a shrink

    2- You have an uninvited guests in your house
    - solution:
    -sprinkle some holy water in every corner of your hous
    -put up a salt barrier around your bed and sprinkle some every where around your room.

  4. red enigma says:

    you can just open the light and leave it open…or investigate if your strong enough to face it ;)

  5. Summer says:

    I used to hear that for a week a long time ago. It’s nothing or at least it wasn’t for me. If you listen closely, you could find out what it is. Mine sounded like a crackling fire. But then again it could be a trapped rat. Hope you find out.


  6. blondie says:

    Hi !

    Yes i had other strange things happen when i lived at home with my mum, im 26 now and my mum still lives in the same house but nothing happened to her, it was just me. Although my mum did witness a couple of the happenings and hear screaming from my room during the night once or twice.
    Since i left 10 years ago nothing (except one) has happened since she has been living there alone. (i have included this in another post i have written that has not yet been put on her).
    I didnt think of leaving the light on at the time, i was more bewildered at first but i did do a bit of investigating. At the time i did consider the possibility of it being a mouse or rat. But being that my room was quite small and tidy, on the ground floor and under the carpet was concrete, i dont think it would have had anywhere much to hide, or be strong enough to move a bag full of clothes lol. What it was ill never know but it was quite frightening ….;-)
    Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my post,
    as my grandad always says
    ‘ Be Lucky’ ;-)

  7. Jessica Minor says:

    Hey that must have been really scary. Even though you never found out what it was at least it never hurt you. I wouldnt have been as brave as you i would have slept on the couch. Well i look forward to more posts. BYE!

  8. Autumn says:

    You were a victim of nevp that means no elcticical voice phanominonm that means a spirt was tring to talk to you through sound not electricity

  9. Ian says:

    Fascinating stuff.
    If I was braver I’d love to investigatethis stuff.
    I used to get a humming/buzzing/crackling/static sound every now and then which would increase in volume and then fade out with associated doppler shifts. It was like it came right up to me then went away. Creepy stuff!
    Anyway, take care all
    Sleep tight lol

  10. ChronicMidori says:

    Just a thought, it could have been a mouse or rat trapped inside the wall (which is why you couldn’t see it) gnawing on the wood or maybe even termites( they chew through wood and are really loud! I used to live in a house that was pretty infested. I heard noises similar to what you describe all the time, but you would probably see them around the house if that was the problem) I know rats gnaw on wood and such to grind down they’re teeth to keep them from growing into they’re bottom jaw, I’m sure mice have similar problems. However, that doesn’t explain how the bag moved so my theory on the noise might be wrong.. Did you ever see anything else get moved after you heard the noise?

  11. blondie says:


    yeah other stuff got moved in my room, a pot flew off the shelf one time while i was watching tv, it hadn’t been touched for quite awhile. I would often wake up in the middle of the night and the tv would be on with the remote control on top of the tv. Strange thing is it was never consistant, it would just happen for a whole week then stop for awhile then things would start up again.
    Not sure about the termites, the floor was concrete and the wall were brick.

  12. Bonnie says:

    Hi Blondie,

    Thank you for sharing your experience with us. That was very interesting and very scarey as well. I totally understand how you must have felt when you heard that crackling noise. I had written the post on another crackling noise experience that my husband and I had encountered while staying at the Navy Lodge, when we were stationed in Japan. For the life of me, I did not know what that noise was. The electricity had been turned off, Base wide, very early one morning, I believe around 1:00 or 2:00 a,m. so that the electricians could safely work on the lines. That’s when the crackling noise began. When we had the man from the front desk come up to our room with a flashlight, the noise would stop and then would start up again, just as soon as the flashlight was turned off. Then, it would stop again, when the light was turned back on. Freaked my husband and I out…totally! But, after that night, we never heard that noise again. Plus, we never had anything move around in the room, like you had mentioned in your post. I did experience several other, what I believe to have been, paranormal experiences while we were stationed there, mainly in an old town house that we had moved into first, after living out in town for awhile. I gotta tell ya, Japan is a very beautiful country, and the Japanese people are wonderful and friendly. But, Japan sure has it’s share of the paranormal. Blondie, both you and your family take care, Sweetie, and have a wonderful and happy life!

    Hey, did everyone have a great Thanksgiving? My hubby and I had a nice quiet one. I cooked, and luckily, my hubby never had to go to the emergency room, once, to have his stomach pumped…HEE!HEE! Everyone have a nice and peaceful evening!

    Bonnie :)

  13. KNOWTOMUCH says:

    Hi bonnie and all,,, we had a very nice holiday…. got the results back, and its on to the oncologist…. so we will see…ok. back on topic…. i hate hearing those creepy sounds and you cant figure out where its coming from.. then it stops…

    Blondie,, i know all about strong activity,, then it all stops, and later starts up again!! enough to drive you bonkers!!!!

    ooowww mice in the wall, they will eventually chew right through… and they can come through the tiniest least when you here the SNAP of the trap, that noise is over anyway!!!! lol shivers,, i would hate to meet one of those in my sheets!!!!!


  14. Charme says:

    must be a poltergeist messing with you.. look it up.. happens a lot to me. my stuff gets taken and sometimes it annoys me.. they aren’t always harmful, but you should be cautious. sometimes they just want attention

  15. joann parker says:

    Hi, this is crazy! My & my hub live in the mountains in a mobile home. Tonight as i sat at the pc in kitchen, i hear this loud noise coming straight from our bedroom. I got up to check it out, when i turned the light on, it stopped! The sound is clearly coming from inside the wall and sounds like an electronic cricket like sound? I mean it’s LOUD! I told my hub did you hear that? He said yes, and he didnt know what it was. He wouldnt get out of chair to go check it out! Well, within 30 minutes this happened 6 times! The last time, i walked in and tapped the wall and it quit!! We have lived here for 10 years and never had any weird things happen until tonight! Could it be bad wiring?? Trust me, it was loud! I aint sleeping in that room, the couch will be fine! Any ideas anybody? And i dont care for smart-ellick comments, like, see a shrink!! lol!!!

  16. mbryo says:

    I had similar experiences, most recently last night.
    It happened several times but I don’t remember which event took place the first.
    Most events took place when I was sleeping (in 3 different locations.) I woke up to a noise which sounded like a plastic bag crinkling. The noises stopped as soon as I turned the light on. (It’s not that the noises stopped when I got up. The noises went on until the light was turned on.)

    Once it happened when I was awake. When I heard the noise I was sitting in front of my computer in my office. I got up and looked where the sound came from, but there was no plastic bag or anything that may make that kind of noise.

    It’s still a mystery to me.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I heard a crackling noise in my bedroom last night, almost like someone was snapping their fingers. It went on for about 20 minutes and I heard it after I woke up to my room being extremely hot (eventhough the windows were all open).

    I’ve already had a paranormal team in to investigate and they said there is paranormal activity in my house and it seems to be very intense in my bedroom (EVPs, feeling dizzy, lightheaded, sick, etc.).

  18. Jen says:

    I have been having paranormal activity in my house ever since I moved in 2-1/2 months ago. Prior tenants have said the same thing. The upstairs air feels heavy and makes you feel dizzy and lightheaded, sometimes sick to your stomach. I hear moving around in my room a lot at night and I get touched too-feels like someone is shocking me all the way up my legs. I also have nightmares and when I wake up my room is VERY hot!

    Last night I woke to my room temp being hot and I heard a clicking noise right above me. It went on for about 20 minutes or until I finally fell back asleep.

    • LMC says:

      Just like the reply I just did… Again I would love to hear your story too :-D

      • LMC says:

        Have you done any investigation? If so what was the result? Have you done any research on the history of the house or the area? Kind of wondering what you find??? :-D

  19. Bonnie says:

    I lived (by my self) in a 1942 old military house in Bremerton Wash. for almost 5 yrs and woke up one night and it felt like someone grabbed my right big toe. I swear i shot 3 ft up and made 5 steps before i hit the ground headed for the living room. I had a twin bed in the side bedroom and drug the top mattress to the living room. Slept there about between 1 and 2 months and finally said this is my house and decided to try the bedroom, but I slept with the light on this seemed to slow down activity. I heard a distrorted male voice once, coulnt tell what it said and I had my name called in what i would call a female angelic voice but when I said “What”? back it didnt say anything, also heard a noise at times what sounded like loud static electricity and someone brushing aganst my left arm once. I called some paranormal people in the area because I have bad insomnia anyway and this is keeping me awake. They use some holy water praying etc. and say they thought it was a father molesting the daughter. I didnt buy that. Went to a store in Tacoma Wash. where they have all this mystical stuff and asked them what to do and they told me about the salt in corner and burning sage and basicly praying in a clockwise direction thruoghtout the house, didnt do anything. I told a lady on my worker/driver bus what was going on and she said it almost sounded like someone cursed me, but she said some of these things can come on an object you might have bought at a garage sale. We tlaked for about a half hour and she gave me her Bible and said there is something in Psalms and if you read it out loud it is supposed to send out something that comes back as good or something like that. So at this point I said i would try anything. So i proceded to drink about 5 beers that night and decided to try to shut the light off in the side bedroom (Bible by my side) and about 10 minutes later it felt somthing like bees were pelting the front of me. So I got up and turned the light on and started reading out loud out of Psalms and i could actually feel this thing backing down. Shut the light off and it started again so I started reading again and i swear I could feel this thing going down like salt on a slug.This seemed to work and it didnt happen for quite some time. I have since moved to Arizona and 3 months after i’m here i here this static noise 3 times last night. I’m not so scared any more I turn on the light and tell it to shut up. Seems to always happen between 2 and 4 in the morning So if you cant find a solution try reading out loud out of Psalms.

  20. Eric says:

    I have a strange cracking noise that started up this last weekend. It sounds like something hard falling form the height of about the ceiling and hitting the tiled floor in my Kitchen/Family Room. It happened several times for two days last weekend and has now happened twice tonight. I keep trying to figure out what is making the sound, but can’t figure it out. Sometimes it’s not too loud, other times it’s extremely loud. I thought it was something electrical at one point, but I haven’t been able to find anything wrong with our electrical system in our house.

    It usually happens when I’m on the computer and it sounds like something hard is being thrown down on the floor right behind me. Usually around 2 to 5 feet. My wife hears the noise too, she is usually sitting on the porch smoking while I’m on the computer, and she hears it.

    Anyone have any ideas what it could be?

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