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Strange things had been happening in the apartment for a few months now, and I was starting to think I was losing my mind. One night I was woken at around 3:30 am by what I could only describe as a “grumble”. I decided to put my phone camera on and start to record. Nothing much really happened while I was recording. The room’s darkness made it so there wasn’t really that much you could see, and I didn’t hear any further grumbling noises but I could see a darker darkness – yeah, I’ve got a great vocabulary – as if someone were stood behind the door. I recorded for just under 3 and a half minutes until I decided that nothing else was going to happen.
The next day I copied the video over to my laptop and started to go through it to see if I could see or hear anything on it that I might have missed during my early morning recording session. Around twenty seconds in, I heard a low grumbling sound. I isolated the section it was in and increased the volume, and there, sure enough, was a grumble or growl. This took me back some. I definitely hadn’t heard that at that time, but I remembered the sound that woke me, and that was almost exactly what it sounded like. I sat in awe for a while, playing the sound over and over. This, for me, was proof that something was going on, and I wasn’t losing my mind completely. Hearing this sound also scared me slightly, as it didn’t sound like a particularly nice sound.
At this point, I wasn’t sure what to do with the videos, so I just saved them to my hard drive and decided that I would try to do more recording in the following days.
I put all this to the back of my mind and decided that I would start to go through some of the dialogue recordings from a Todd the Zombie session with Paul. As usual, I was going through them, trying to find the best version of the lines, when I came across another odd sound.
Now, nothing out of the ordinary had happened during the recording session. So what I came across confused me at first. As with the previous sound, I tried to isolate it, but it was in the middle of one of Paul’s line where he was speaking. I cut it down, increased the volume and played it repeatedly.
The noise sounded pretty similar to the previous grumble/growl that I found, but there was more of a wordiness to it, but I couldn’t tell what was being said. There was definitely a breathy sort of quality to it, and it only sounded like a single syllable. No matter how many times I played the sound, I couldn’t make out what was being said.
I saved the file and went back to editing. Nothing else popped out at me as unusual in the rest of Paul’s recorded dialogue, but I found something even stranger when I got to mine.
Again this sound was difficult to isolate as it occurred around me talking. This noise was different to the others as it didn’t sound breathy or human; It sounded more electronic. It was an odd clicking sound. I played it over and over and couldn’t figure it out.
When I got bored of playing it, I decided I would try to recreate it using things that were around when I recorded the lines. First, I tried to do it using my voice. I could kind of do a popping and clicking, but it didn’t sound anywhere close to what I’d caught. I rubbed my hands over the microphone to see if it was this, but again it sounded nothing like it. I tried several other things using the computer, but nothing came close. Again I saved this file with the others and continued my work. There was nothing else out of place in the recordings.
The next couple of days were fairly uneventful, but things started to happen again on the third day.
Part IV will be posted next week.
Below are the videos that I took and posted to YouTube.