Can I say WOW
I just spent an awful lot of "work" time reading this entire post...I definatley got the heebie jeebies several times.
I want to trhow a few thing out that came to mind.
I live in a small Gold Rush community in Nor Cal, and have lived and been to many old houses. The entire city limits is built on top of mutiple gold
mines composed of hundreds upon hundreds of miles of various shafts and tunnels. The whole area (actualy two sister cities) has a certain vibe about
it. But I have seen the meathook thing on several occasions, many times they were used to hang food staples from to keep critters from getting to
them, but in your case it does feel rather ominous.
Definately try the caller ID thing. It may help determine the source of this bit of it. I'm an IT tech and have done a fair amount of telco work, and
was going to suggest the possibility that a neighbor may be functioning on the same frequency as your wireless handset. That still would'nt fully
explain some of this, but you never know.
I also own a small project studio and posses a fair amount of professional audio gear. I have downloaded all the samples (except for the attic
expedition got 404 errors). I too will do some analysis on them. I avoided reading everyones interpretations in order to enter it without any
preconceived ideas. I did see that someone ran a spectral analysis already, but I too will run several. I'll post my findings in the audio realm.
In my own experince with old houses I have seen some bizzare things. I lived in a house that was "haunted" the same house several different times.
Once as a teen and then years later as and adult. It was owend by family friends. There were many creepy things about the house that I will share when
I get all my notes together. Three quick things I will mention is a small air shaft in the back yard that was appx two feet in diameter and dropped as
far as you could see-we would toss flares and fireworks down many times until my dad pointed out we could ingnite some gas trapped in the old mine
shafts (mainly to scare us I'm sure). And there are two "closests" I will call them. One was appx 20ft by 5ft and had two door to access either
end, inside this closet there were two windows. My theory on this was that they had sectioned of part of the living room area to possibly create a
living qaurters of sorts. The house had been said to be a boarding house of sorts for the local mine workers. the other "closet" was located between
a bedroom and the previously mentioned living room. It was appx 15ft long and 4ft wide with a window at the far end from where the two doors (one for
the bedroom and one for the living room) are located, basicaly creating a hallway to nowhere. It reminded me of the Winchester mystery house. I'll
post about the "room" and "staircase" when I start a thread about the ghosts.
There are numerous ghosts reports all the time, phantom 49rs on dark roads, ghosts of murdered prostitutes and burning specteres. Both towns have
burned down several times killing many people. I had my share of experiences...but that's for another thread.
I anxiously await the unfolding of the events to come.
all my best.
If I can be of assistance, feel free to ask.
BTW. here's a few links to my area-
"Three blocks up Broad St., the Nevada Theater beckons those interested in literary history -- and ghosts. "We have ghosts, a man and a woman,"
confides Foothill theater employee Nancy Hoagland. Perhaps these fabled residents are inspired by past fabricators who have graced the theater: Mark
Twain appeared twice on its stage, as did John Wilkes Booth's actor-brother, Edwin Booth. (Jack London never made his scheduled show because of
flooding downstream.) Established in 1865, the theater is the oldest theater building in California and still hosts a full season of performances"
big history here, from Mark Twain, to the Chinese settlers, Indians, and Lyman Gilmore (a man some say flew before the Wright Bros)
[Edited on 12-5-2003 by exdog]