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"Back in the 1920s, my grandmother was in the kitchen and heard three loud knocks on her front door," says Neal. "There was no one there, but three days later she learned that her mother had died back in Germany. In 1973 my parents were awakened with three loud knocks on our front door. Upon inspection, there was no one there, but received a phone call about an hour later that my uncle had passed away...." Neal's family has heard these "death knocks" on other occasions as well. Read the rest of his story.

How about you? Have you had any experience with these foreboding knocks?

Also read: Death Premonitions | Cheating Death - Twice

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October 14, 2008 at 10:24 am
(1) Aura says:

This is very interesting, I have a number of readers at my site that have shared their stories of hearing 3 knocks that left them a bit unnerved. So many want to know- what is the meaning or significance of 3??? My great grandma used to hear 3 distinct knocking sounds on the anniversary of her daughters(my grandma’s)death.

Thanks for sharing your story with the rest of us.

October 19, 2008 at 5:13 pm
(2) Janet-rae says:

ive actually had a 3 knocks thing happen to me in the summer of 2007, i have been experiancing some paranormal things in my room, i am certainly convinced that there is a ghost of a young women who is in, or at least WAS in my room, (ive heard her, seen her, etc) anyway, i didnt mind her at all, but then it was the day before i was goign to go to alberta for the summer , it was night and it was around 2 in the mourning, i was settled in bed about to fall asleep when i heard 3 knocks in between the closet and the window, so it would be in the cornor (haha) anyways, i didnt pay much attention, but 2 hrs later i woke up, put my feet over the edge of my bed, looked to the cornor floor and began screaming like crazy, my neice was in the room with me, we shared, she was on the top bunk when she saw me stand up and scream, she said i kept scratching at my neck and looking at the floor, then i stoped by my bed post and looked to the floor again only to scream once again, i remember running out of the room and into my parents room, after that i never slept in thta room again for fear that i will have that experiance again, and then while i was bunking out in my older sisters room we both heard 3 knocks in the cornor of the closet, we were both creeped out, and abotu a week later one of our kittens died after only 3 weeks of living u_u it may not have been the 3 knocks but who knows…

October 25, 2008 at 9:45 pm
(3) jan Tillcock says:

Hi there
OK, my mother used to tell me that my Grandmother heard 3 knocks in her kitchen over the door (in Ontario, Canada) when her only son was killed in an RCAF accident over in England in WW2.. also her sister in the country heard the 3 knocks at the same time, as well as her family. My Grandmother and her family had a bit of a history of psychic ability.

December 9, 2008 at 2:44 am
(4) William A Wood says:

Hi,
Acouple of days ago, my girlfriend and i were standing in front of the woodstove warming up, which is where the kitchen and livingrom join in a singewide . A set of three knocks, which i barely heard as i was rambling something to her. She cut me off with a probing question”What was that?” I was about to ask her as to what she was talking about and then i heard right over our heads a distinct rap, like on a very dry piece of wood. Knock……knock……knock. It was freaky, because it sounded like it was on the underside of the ceiling(6 inches from my head). And within another two minutes a third group of sharp knocks. It’s been on my mind for a few days. I’ve been trying to recreate the sounds with what’s there in the mobile and am having a difficult time. I’ve been up for two days researching and that’s how I am here now, any new info. please forward my way, thank you…….Bill

January 24, 2011 at 12:19 pm
(5) Charlotte says:

January 20, 2011 my husband and I were falling asleep when he mumbled “someone’s knocking” …. a memory caused me to ask him “how many knocks?” and he said “Three” without hesitation. I asked because this had happened to me about 15 years ago, twice within several weeks, & I never knew there was significance. But THIS time I had read these online stories and knew it meant something . His beautiful 18 year old Tonkinese cat Bastet, was very ill and we’d taken her to the vet several times with respiratory problems and they told us she had a lot of things going against her and that she would probably not live long. They gave her a shot and antibiotics.
The day after his hearing the knocks we had to take her back and they had to put her down. I took her and it has haunted me, but now I know we were given the warning the night before.

And now I know that 15 yrs ago (approx) I didn’t pay attention because I didn’t know better….it may have been when my mom died….that time I was in bed awake, & heard three distinct knocks literally “ring out” and described it “like a wood baseball bat on a metal fence, crystal clear.” I would love to read an explanation by a medium or someone who is knowledgeable about the paranormal!

December 30, 2008 at 9:07 am
(6) Charlie says:

I came across this site looking for the meaning of the knockings.

I began hearing knocks at my room door in early 2005. Then I used to live with my mom and two sisters.

The knocks began to intensify,, each time louder, but always when I was about to fall asleep, for which i came to reconcile them with the oniric experience. So, until I was watching tv, in my room, probably at 1:00 am. It’s scared the living daylights out of me, and I ran to mom, woke her up and told her, and she told me not to worry.

I finally grew used to it, three LOUD knocks on my door almost every night.

Time passed by and I move to an apartment on my own, and for probably the first month I heard the knocks on the door again until they finally vanished. My sister at home reportedly heard the knockings twice, then she really began believing me.

Yesterday (19/12/08) I heard TWO loud knocks again while I was falling asleep. It completely crept me out. No explanation I can give to the phenomenon nor any site providing some rational explanation for this.

Guess I will have to live in doubt.

November 27, 2011 at 3:31 pm
(7) jdc says:

I have heard three knocks in the past on a bedroom window, about a year ago. And then, just last month- I heard knocks again, this time only two.
This morning, I am in a room with no windows- I am in my office- and I know that I am totally alone in the building. I heard two knocks again.
Maybe this is the way that people who have passed are communicating that someone close to me is about to pass- or it could mean that I am about to.

Nonetheless- if you are afraid of dying you cannot enjoy living.

December 15, 2009 at 6:53 am
(8) Judy says:

ok,my dad was very sick this year and lived in another state,but,lucky for me he was transferred to a hospital near my home and I got to spend several months with him at the hospital. He knew I had had a hard time dealing with my nephews death 3 yrs earlier and kept telling me not to worry about him,he was going home (heaven)to be with my sisters. I just brushed it off and kept telling him he would be fine,he really worried about leaving me and I finally picked up the courage to tell him I would miss him,but,I would be ok. He died june 29,2009,I went thru the motions of taking care of his estate and really did not grieve like I should have,I kept hearing him tell me not to worry for him. Well last week (first wk of december) I was in bed reading and about 15 mins after I turned the lamp off,I heard knocks,I thought it was my husband goofing off and went looking for him only to find him asleep.I awoke him and told him ‘someone is knocking on my nightstand or window behind my nightstand,of course he fell back to sleep,so,I went back to bed 15 mins later the knocking again, it happened all week and each time there was a death,some stranger nearby or distant family.I told my cousin of this and told her my husband started coming to bed each time I did so he could hear it,one day we were napping and the knocking sounded,I awoke my husband and asked him did he hear it,he said no,now I.m convinced i’m going crazy (never heard of death knocks),my cousin says that is what they are and she knew all along,she just didn’t want to worry me. It’s Christmas time and I miss dad terribly (I always heard 5-6 knocks) does anyone think its dad telling me he’s ok and don’t worry. My mom,2 sisters/2 brothers and nephew are dead as well as dad could this be why there are so many knocks that only I hear?

December 31, 2009 at 11:33 am
(9) Rosaleen Casey says:

On Thursday morning 10th December 2009 I was in bed after working nights and I could not get to sleep. It was about 10.45am and I heard three knocks on my window, I thought it was the window cleaner and I was listening for him to clean the window but the three knocks started again. I got out of bed and looked out but there was no one there, this was the first floor bedroom and then I got back into bed again and the three knocks happened again. I got up and got dressed and went to see a man I look after in the community and by this time it was about 12 noon. He was in bed which was not like him as he wasalways be up and out. On Friday the 11th he died in bed and I believe he came knocking for me as he knew he was about to die.

January 8, 2010 at 9:25 am
(10) stephen murphy says:

the first time the knocks happent 2 me ,was back in 1979 i was at home with my ma ,it was around 11 at nite ,the rest of my family wear out .any way i looked over at my ma and she fell asleep in her chair .3 knock came on 2 the kitchen door,2 loud one soft and then she woke ,but she did not hear them it was so mad ,i was stuck 2 my chair and then i scream my head off she did not hear them .any way 2 weeks later my grand died.i was 9 years old .this is so true 2 weeks ago me and my 2 pals wear haveing a few beers in my house /later on that nite one of my pals went home and the other one was asleep .i heared the knock again but the knock wear on my back door ,not very loud very distance .the time was 2 at nite when he came back 2 my house and told me his gran just died.i dont know what went on iam a bit freak out and looking 4 ansers did the same sprit tell me again and why me .any way dont mind my spelling or wrighting ,this is so true …..stephen murphy

January 16, 2010 at 1:44 am
(11) Amelia says:

My old dog Ackley was slowly dying, and my mother and I checked on him every 5 minutes, making sure to be with him throughout those last hours. We knew he was close to the end and every time we left the room he would whine and yelp. As we were in the other room his whining abruptly ended and 3 clear knocks as if on a door sounded. We knew he was dead then. My mother thought it was a miracle, but I found it profoundly disturbing.

January 31, 2010 at 9:59 am
(12) Melissa. says:

Well, My mother told me that on the day I was born, 11 hours before I was born she heard 3 knocks coming from the front door. What does this suggest?

February 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm
(13) Rosaleen Casey says:

I have been making enquiries into death knocks and I have been told that it is something to do with the Irish. Also a bird flying into ones house is a sign of death. I remember a swallow flying into our house when I was a little girl and my grandfather tried to kill it as he said it was bad luck, but I do not remember anyone dieing. Has anyone elso got any views on this pnenomena?

November 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm
(14) jdc says:

When a bird flies into the house, office or building- it is a sign that someone in the home is pregnant- NOT dying or about to die. This is something I was told for many years, and as time has passed- each time a bird found its way into a home- I later was informed that someone was pregnant. It has happened so many times, that when a bird is seen in a building- I automatically announce that someone is pregnant and keeping it a secret- which is ALWAYS true, someone is- and just wanted to keep it quiet.

March 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm
(15) Lenetta says:

I am 59 yrs old now, I have been hearing knocks at the door since I was a young girl. Normally 3 and everytime, my mom and dad would go and check and there would be no one there. My parents would experience these knocks also. But, only one person out of the whole house would hear these knock. The would all ways be at the front door no matter where I lived even as I grew older. Yes, normally in a matter of about 2 weeks, someone in my family would pass away. The family has heard knocks when 3 of my grandmothers passed, my grandfather passed. Then it got to be people outside the family, people we knew. My sister n law heard the knocks when my husband pssed and his death was unexpected. What has me shook today is, I was in my laundry room down stairs way away from the door and I heard 5 very loud and fast knocks on the wall behind me which leads to the garage. I called upstairs to ask my 21 year old granddaughter if she had knocked on something. She said no. I checked the garage, no one in the garage. This is the first time it has been this upsetting. Normally I go with the flow and it doesn’t bother me because I know what to expect. Today is different. Has this happened to anyone else?

March 19, 2010 at 7:23 am
(16) Warren R. Roth says:

Well,for me,it all started as a young kidd of 8(1948).I firmly believe that there is something to this,but just can not put my finger on it(but would sure Love to).
I am now 70 and have documented each and every time this has happened to me.Todate there has been 19 different happenings over this span.Sometimes,there is a LONG time between these Knocks,but they DO happen,I know as I’ve said I have documented each and every happening.No,it’s Not Scarry,just life.

April 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm
(17) Neal says:

Back in the early 70s there were three knocks on my grandmotherís door. I was only a child of about 4, but I remember the commotion when they answered and no one was there, it was down on your knees an pray time. In her family 3 knocks meant a death in the house, this is Dublin, Ireland. Five minutes later there was another knock, it was the bread man (back when milk and bread was delivered to your door) the next door neighbour had invited him in for a cup of tea (terraced houses). So no one died, but they really believed. Interesting to find that other people have this superstition too. Neal

April 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm
(18) Alicia says:

Reading these comments have helped me some but I am still trying to find answers…. Starting in the month of December 2009 and January 2010 I was watching a friends children at my house and we had 3 knocks at the front door I answered and there was no one. No big deal i thought just nieghbor hood kids, then later that night it came again… Again I brushed it off because it was the front door the children and I made a game of it and laughed that someone was messing w/ us. This happened between 7-9 pm. The next night we had adult company over and my children, their aunt and I were in the leaving room and heard 3 load knocks on the door that leads to the garage. We never open our garage unless coming and going and there is no way for someone to be in there w/ out us knowing. This truely scared me! We checked and no one was there! A few days later sitting at my computer home alone I heard someone say my name, My dog heard it as well and began searching the house, but again no one! about 2 weeks later my garage door broke it went up and would not come down i did not read much into it because most automatic garage doors mess up at somepoint right? My soon to be father in law came over and their was nothing wrong w/ it. We closed up the garage and then continued our night! The next day I walked to the garage and found a Wrist Watch! This again bothered me because it is older version of a female watch not any thing like anyone that I currently know would have on. Then the next day my radio station was changed to a Christian Radio station completely away from my normal stations, but the wierdest part it was programmed to the #4 station 91.2 bot radio. This was not my normal #4 radio station. I left the station where it was and listen to it everyday after work. I kept the watch me w/ because i figured it had a meaning I just have to try and figure it out! I’m not sure what any of it means if anyone has any input Please let me know!

April 12, 2010 at 2:14 pm
(19) Danielle says:

I have no explanation for these knocks…but im pretty happy I don’t…that would scare the living tar out of me!

April 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm
(20) Melissa. says:

I commented before on the 31st of January, and I’m still wondering what it means. This happened during August 1994 when I was born and I was thinking, does this have an effect on me as a person?

October 1, 2010 at 11:55 am
(21) Teresa Cheramie says:

I heard 2 sets of 6 knocks on my window last Saturday morning (09/25/10). My dad passed away on 06/21/09 (Father’s Day). I am having an extremely painful time with not having my dad here. Please, does anyone know what these knocks may mean?

October 21, 2010 at 4:11 am
(22) Dragonlady says:

I just happened twice in the last two weeks, usually around 3AM or a little later. I wasn’t frightened by it, but it was three loud distinct knocks , a little more then a week apart. I do have two people in my family who are ill at present and I moved into an apt. where the previous occupant had just passed away.
I also have heard that it is a sign of your spirit entering or leaving your body during astral travel. Who knows, but I will tell you what happens if someone I know dies. I was interested in finding out what it means myself. I had thought though even before looking on the net that someone’s spirit was trying to get my attention and that someone dear to me might pass away soon.
I do believe we survive the death of our bodies as I leave mine on occasion. It is spontaneous usually. Twice when I was quite ill, one time as a child. I had floated up to the ceiling and asked My Mother to not let me leave, because if I wentt into the hole I wouldn’t be able to come back. I often see a tunnel even now with a light at the other end. Once with outlines of people in it coming towards me when I was in the hospital with double pneumonia. Never did find out who they were since I recovered, but it was nice someone was coming to meet me. DL

November 1, 2010 at 9:54 am
(23) angel says:

For a few years i have been getting what i would call warnings of an impending death of someone i know. First it was a shadow walking past the doorway or going past the window towards the front door, i would get up and open the door thinking it was my neighbour and no one there. My two uncles and father died within three years of other. The shadows stopped as it scared me and i asked for it to stop. Then came the three knocks to the door, either back door or front or even the bathroom window while i was sat in the bath, followed again by the death of someone i knew, i again prayed they would stop as i do not like this it freaks me out sometimes. Just recently, the last few weeks i have been getting the 3 noises (not knocks to door) but like as if something fell off a window sill and tumbled three times on the floor, i would go and look and nothing fell, an ashtray flew off the top of my fridge and rolled fast across the kitchen floor last week, my heart was in my mouth and just concluded that it must have been near the edge of it (though i doubt it at the speed it fled across the floor) and low and behold i just heard this morning of the death of someone I have known since high school. Looks like no matter what i ask or request my angels to try stop these warnings signs, they will stop a particular kind of warning but change it to something else. I may just live with it. But oh please… no more!

November 3, 2010 at 4:10 pm
(24) Anthony L. Wrifford says:

A month ago, I heard three knocks on my bedroom wall. Three days later, my dad got very sick; he made it but it was close.
Now…just in the past 24 hours, I’ve heard knocks on my bedrom door; the last one only about 30 minutes ago.

What is this? Please tell me! I am writing November 3rd, 2010 16:10 Hrs., Eastern Stand Time Zone

November 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm
(25) Bryan says:

My family on my grandmother’s side has heard the knocks for many generations, it seems to room from her mother’s side. I have also heard the knocks, it usually happens when something tragic is going to happen and usually signifies each event. One year it was her middle daughter with pneumonia, an accident and a death in the family. On my father’s side it has only occurred once that I am aware of. Having heard it myself I can verify that it is a very unsettling occurrence that you’re left wide awake scared because there is no trace of it’s location. It’s amazing to see how rare it is, but more so that there are others out there who have dealt with this. as well.

December 30, 2010 at 4:28 am
(26) rich says:

I have heard the three loud distinct knocks on a window in my bedroom for quite some time now, always right around 3 a.m. they are loud enough to wake me up but my wife never hears them, yesterday 12/29/10 I was wakened by tapping on the window above my head very distinct taps like fingernails on a storm window it happened three times the first it woke me up the second and third times I was awake. My mom always cautioned me from an early age to acknowledge these things but to ignore them because you could open a portal that should stay closed. I have always experienced supernatural happenings, most I just accept some I can’t.

rich

April 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm
(27) Stephanie says:

I had a knock at my door at 12am and I get out of my bed to see if there was anybody there and there was know one there, so i want back to bed and when i got up i told my man about the knock at that door. When i was smell i was told about the death knock and i didn’t know if it was ture or not but now i know it is because i got it and than about 13 hours later around 1:30 pm, i find out that my uncle was dead and it scared the **** out of my. So i will just let you know that it is so ture about the death knock and it’s no joke.

August 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm
(28) Laurie says:

I awoke several times, over the course of months to the sound of three loud knocks. At first I would check the doors and then realized I was the only one in the house hearing them. My mother passed after the first time I heard the knocks. Three years later it began again. I willed it to go away..which it did BUT my father passed away shortly after. I believe it is a message or warning to prepare for a passing. Could the three be the holy trinity??

December 17, 2011 at 11:13 pm
(29) ashley says:

Someone please help me with the answer to my question…… I have lost two people very close to me in the past two months. Just a few hours of them passing away I hear knocking. I had a hospice patient who was very dear to me and three hours before she took her final breath I heard these knocks. Please someone help me to understand what the knocking means??

December 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm
(30) Carl says:

This morning, around 3:00 AM, i was lying in bed trying to fall asleep when I kept hearing knocking sounds on the wall behind my bed. I was usually three, but occasionally one or two at a time. They were separated by a few seconds and never a consistent number of seconds. They would happen every few minutes and they happened at least 4 times in a few hours. The sounds kept me from falling asleep. This has never happened before, but I’m going to try to investigate a rational explanation (though I have always believed in the paranormal) to see if it’s something like the foundation settling, pipes, or an animal living in the walls. I don’t think so though, it felt intentional and sounded exactly the same every time. I’m gonna video tape my bedroom tonight.

April 9, 2012 at 9:18 am
(31) Ann MacGregor says:

Over thirty years ago, I was awakened in the night by someone knocking at a dorm room door while at college but no one was at the door and the windows were too high off the ground to be reached. A close friend’s mother passed away at about that time. Now, last night, at about 10:20 pm , I was sitting at my office desk in my house and there was a distinct loud knocking that sounded like it was coming from the back door. The cat went crazy with loud meowing for about 5 minutes. No one was at the door or any other door. I received the call from my brother at 3:45 am that my mother had passed. Coincidence? Who knows but it’s interesting to read about other people having the same experience.

August 12, 2012 at 7:35 am
(32) saul says:

Hi ive also here the knocks but they only happen when im starting to fall asleep, then i start to hear three knocks either next to me between the corner of the wall and window but there hasn’t been any deaths, it could be when i astral project

August 13, 2012 at 4:51 pm
(33) Datsy says:

Does anyone have information about what this is? I have been going through this since I was about 15. I hear the knocks mostly in 3′s but sometimes 5 and it matches the days until someone I know of passes away, or someone tells me of a family member passing away. When it happens I usually wake up very drowsy. I don’t feel fear. Sometimes I hear my name called.

I can sense when someone has short time here too. As if something tells me their time is coming up. I feel it, can’t explain it. And have yet to be wrong.

August 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm
(34) Psychic Maiden says:

I have experienced the “Death knocks” for 2 times in my life. It was freaky because I lived in a two-storey house with a balcony. I was sitting at my room that has a door which connected to the balcony at night,alone. All of sudden, I heard “someone” knocked loudly for 3-4 times. I was frightened and ran away. I told my family, it seemed they did not believe it. In the afternoon, we received a news that my grandfather had passed away peacefully in his sleep.

The second “Death Knocks” was from my uncle. I wonder why they wanted to tell me that they are going to die but not my other family members. I was not closed to them. Freaky!

October 9, 2012 at 6:53 pm
(35) lisa egner says:

Have heard three knocks twice in my life. Never two. Very clear as i was sitting beside window where they knocked. My dog heard it and my friend said you have visitor. Impossible. A window with no door. What do two knocks mean

October 28, 2012 at 5:27 am
(36) Lori says:

A few hours ago i heard 3 consequetive LOUD knocks at my front (metal) door—that woke me from my sleep. i picked up my cell phone and there was the month and date of my birthday (i often randomly ‘catch’ my b-day / look up at the clock and there it is! Sometimes it’s funny sometimes it’s weird. But it happens often. This time after I checked the door and turned on the outside light….go back to bed…and started looking on the Internet…found this site while reading about the death knocks…i receive a late night text from a friend that her mom is getting weaker from her treatments and it’s then I realize when I awoke it was–the 27th was the anniversary of my dear nonna’s (Ital) death…just 7 mos ago…..I guess she wanted to say Hi….I miss you too. because I think about her often. Ti amo Nonna!

November 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm
(37) Becky says:

This morning after 5:30am I noticed my hearing went a little funny…focused i guess you could say…any other noises where drown out in silence and i distinctly heard 3 knocks on my boyfriends dresser…actually it was more like 3 loud taps…no explanation…i was the only one in the room and the other occupant of the house was asleep in her own room…just very strange…auditory hallucinations?? not sure…but strange….skeptical about what it means but since living in the house we live in i’ve noticed strange things here and there…shadows passing…etc…what does it all mean? not really sure…

November 2, 2012 at 8:26 am
(38) Loretta Ryan says:

Yesterday morning, I was still in bed and heard a knock at the front door and again I heard another. I got up to look out the window, but no one was there. I was a little afraid, because I knew what it meant. I asked God was either myself, my son or my spouse. He assured me that the death angel had not come for us, but was coming for someone close us. That night 11:56 we got the call that my husband’s grandmother had passed away. I was very very close to her and loved her like she was my maternal grandmother. Pray for our family 11/2/12

November 16, 2012 at 11:09 pm
(39) Karina says:

Hello , Okay , I couldnt remember what the 1 , 2 or three knocks meant My brother experiences knocks also , Last year i heard 3 (I thought was three) on my bed head 2 weeks later my husbands grandfather passed , i heard it years ago also , and early this morning 3 Loudest knocks i have ever heard so loud like an unknown force could knock on my front door 5:30am It woke me , I looked out the window and am certain i saw a black shadow walk away?? I am freaking now!!! As i feel sick and am scared who will it be? Silly i know , part of life but i do sense things – my brother and mum also we are all quite in tune and sensitive , but i feel sick ..

December 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm
(40) Glenn says:

I hear The Three Knocks every couple weeks. I am not afraid but curious. They are very loud and mostly I go to the door but no one is there….

January 11, 2013 at 10:18 am
(41) Sandra Chase says:

My daughter’s pet mouse was old – and recently began what we believed to be dying. This morning my daugther awoke at 2am because he was making strange noises, then she fell back asleep. At 6am I was in my bathroom putting my makeup on – everyone else asleep. There was a very distinctive single knock at my bathroom door – opened it, no one there. I went into my daughter’s room – Mr. Pringles, the mouse, was dead.

January 24, 2013 at 2:41 pm
(42) rosemarieturcotte says:

What does it mean when you hear 2 loud knocks on your bedroom
window at 3:30 in the morning it was loud it woke me up

January 28, 2013 at 11:09 am
(43) Suz says:

As I was beginning to drift off to sleep last night, I heard 3 knocks on the window behind my head. They were very distinct and although the window is a triple pane window, these sounded like they were on a single pane window. I’ve heard this before although I thew it off as if it didn’t mean anything. A few years ago, (my dad has passed over), I was awaken to my Dad’s voice, VERY clearly, calling my name: “Sue….SUE!” as if he were standing right next to me. This one woke me up and I stayed awake. I KNEW my dad had been there. These knocks last night were that real. I got into the car with a friend that I car pool with, this morning and at about the same time, she had heard a knock on her front door, with no one there. I’d really, REALLY like some in put here.

January 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm
(44) Rosaleen Casey says:

It has happened again – on the evening of Dec 19 2012 as I was sitting in my living room with a friend both of us heard a knock on my front wondow. I went immediately to see who was there but there was no one in sight. About 15 minutes later my phone rang to tell me that a friend had been taken to hospital. I visited him on Dec 23.When he saw me he said ‘Ah you’ve come to see me, we were always there for each other,’ and he smiled and held my hand, he died that evening at 8.30pm.

January 31, 2013 at 10:05 pm
(45) Giselle says:

Okay, so, I go to school in a place that’s.. so different. Me and my friends Elena, Anna, Hannah-Marie and Isaiah were at the swings and all of a sudden, the swings on the end started to swing fast. There was no one there. I went up to it and put my ear to the pole that was next to it and we could hear a sound as if someone were scratching it. And then, we heard knocks. But it wasn’t three. It was five. Can someone explain that? I’m so scared. :( (

February 1, 2013 at 7:47 pm
(46) Steve says:

Hi There . I Have Never Visited A Website Like This Before But Can Someone Please Explain . Near Enough Every Night And There Is No Set Time , Whilst My Common Law And I Sit In The Living Room And Both Our Girls Are Fast Asleep . We Often get A Child’s Like Knock On Our Living Room Door . On Each Occasion We Go Up Stairs And Check On The Girls Only To Find Them Both Fast Asleep And Hardly Moved Since They Were Last Checked . There Is No 3 Knocks Just A Single Knock ( Childs Like Knock ) And It Has Been Going On For A Few Months . it Is Never Continuous , Just The One Knock But More Like As If You Were Knocking On An Office Door . What Is The Meaning Of This And Can Someone Shed Any Light On This ?

February 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm
(47) b says:

I have a story too
But like youselve’s, maybe, feel silly saying it

February 25, 2013 at 11:22 am
(48) Esmeralda barragan says:

Hello everyone will I’ve been into the paranormal for a very long time and im always watching ghost stories on tv and reading about them.and recently I downloaded this app on my windows phone call ghost radar classic..and I’ve been using it.will then after a while I started noticing weird things.will everyone thinks they don’t exist but I know they do a few months ago I was in the restroom and I was running the app and I clearly heard the ghost saying I gotta go and right after it said that I seen the door open and close all by it self.i thought i couldn’t possibly be my husband because our bed is high and it makes noises so it couldn’t be him.and they all also turn the tv off and change the channels too.and one day i was setting outside smoking a cigarette and i heard a very loud knocking inside the house im not sure if from the window or the wall but it was no one so had to be a ghost..at first i didn’t care but i think there trying to scare my kids and i don’t know what to think …my daughter told me she also heard whispering in the dark …and I’ve seen shadows from the Conner of my eyes …i don’t think they used to live here maybe they come from my neighborhood perhaps…

March 8, 2013 at 5:33 am
(49) Jtosc says:

I was on my computer making music 2 nights ago and the i heard a knocking, it was maybe 2 knocks. At first i thought someone knocked on my window since it’s right next to my bed. The second time i heard it which is why i’m posting this, was just now at 5:31 am. On friday, march 8 2013. This time it woke me up and ofcourse i freaked out! .. Idk what it is but it did scare me.

March 21, 2013 at 6:11 am
(50) ada s says:

I just heard the loudest bang on my window louder than the one last night but since we’ve moved into this house ive heard knocking at my doors while no one was there inthe early mornings after 2 am and its now starting to plague my sleep cause I fear what this might mean or if it will lead up to more strange things happening. I have been bothered by paranormal things since i was a child but it hasnt happen in so long that i almost forgot the fear it causes. It was 17yrs ago yesterday my grandmother passed away but im seriously starting to feel like im being harassed. We have captured several pictures of orbs and there were two urns in the house for two years before we moved in but they were properly tended to. I will continue my quest to find answers or call in someone from the church or a medicine man to see if they can help. Hope it ends before i go crazy with lack of sleep. March 21st 5:10am 2013 small town sask canada

April 2, 2013 at 7:46 am
(51) anetrys says:

Hi….im very confused right now cause for one i been saying i dnt beleive thers a god and also ther is no hell .Well enuff wth that being said i had to wake up around 4oclk because my husband goes to work after he left i was tryn to get more sleep before it was time for kids to go to school,ok i dose off after that i hear an lound noise like iron dragged across the outside walk then knocks on the door i dent get up out my sleep cause it was like I was so tired i couldnt move but then after that an figure of my mom walked thru the door and i jump up but she wasnt ther…weird but true…..

April 6, 2013 at 4:27 am
(52) Shannon says:

Hi. I experienced three LOUD knocks on my bedroom door last Spring. Creeped the life outta me and I went to work and told a couple friends about it. One friend loped wide-eyed at me and said “that’s the knock of death”. I was very scared and called all of my fily to make sure they were ok – they were. Two weeks later my Mom called and said a very close friend of the family had died. Now my life at 34 yrs old has been FILLED with paranormal activity and this I’m sure wont be the last – but creepy. Just want to tell you all – 3 knocks means death and not everyone you know will even believe you – so just follow your own beliefs and have courage when you hear these knocks. It doesn’t mean your own death.

June 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm
(53) marslo says:

Last year I was sitting outside and heard three clear knocks on the patio door behind me. I can’t remember if I had mentioned it at the time but I remember looking it up on the computer later. When I realized it symbolized a death I passed it off as my Uncle who had passed around the same time. About a week later or so, we had lost our 2 year old dog suddenly in an accident at my husband’s work.

June 14, 2013 at 6:56 am
(54) angie says:

Woke up 2days ago to knocks on my window,the day after to tapping on my stomach, and last night tapping in my head. Had a dream about a funeral

June 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm
(55) Tee says:

My mother died day before yesterday in Michigan and I live in Las Vegas. I heard 3 loud distinct knocks and screamed “who is it?!” No one there. It happened again and I thought it was the obnoxious neighbor’s kids so I stood by the door. Nothing happened. I ran back up stairs and stood by the window here I had a clear view of the door. This time, it was 2 knocks and I was looking dead on at the door and no one there! However, this time it seemed to come from, between, the the sun window and the door. I knew it was my mother! She needs to go into the light and I’ve been sending her white light for 2 days since her death. Guess she still needs it.

July 3, 2013 at 12:03 am
(56) Denise says:

I just moved into a loft a couple of months ago with my daughter. She went to a sleepover so I was home alone. I was downstairs last weekend and I heard some knocking on the ceiling (the open loft area above me) and on the walls. It scared me terribly and I stayed up all night thinking there was someone in my attic. Now tonight I am home alone again and downstairs and this time the knocks were in sets of 3 or 4. It sounds like someone is pounding on the wood floor above me. Another strange thing is my cat has been whining for the last couple of weeks for no apparent reason. If anyone has any information on what this may be please post. Thanks

July 12, 2013 at 2:13 am
(57) nita says:

yes we experience this everyday in my home same time everyday at 3pm loud knocks can be heard on my garage door as if someone is banging on it with rage 4 times, then we have put camera but no one is seen on it at 3pm . at night ghost could be seen on camera infra red in our yard police also have seen it as we thought at first thieves came in our yard open our window we call police upon visioning of our camera a ghost was seen , a lots of paranormal events have happen in our house , windows opening by itself, banging on doors, keys on front door opening by itself, etc

August 12, 2013 at 2:57 am
(58) jane says:

same here 3 knocks on garage door everyday can someone explain what it is and object disappearing on its own and appearing again is my house haunted

August 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm
(59) Angie says:

Well can someone tell me what the knocks i hear could mean……(when im almost asleep) I heard one knock that was so loud it woke me up then when i started to fall asleep 5min. later i heard 2 even louder knocks….This has happened to me twice so far and i just want some in site on what it might mean.

August 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm
(60) Angie says:

To JANE i can tell you that yes your house is haunted and it may not be a happy spirit either……….If you fear it you fuel it…..

August 30, 2013 at 9:34 am
(61) Matt wright says:

Hi. I live downstairs at my parents place and at 3.30am this morning me and the girlfriend were woken by what sounded like someone had flung themselves into my bedroom door. I opened It to see nothing apart from my dog in bed, like he hadnt heard anything. Later my mrs has told me she heard 2 quieter knocks before that :/.. Earlier at a customers house I heard one knock behind me and now at another house I’ve just heard 3 violent knocks on a lounge door.. I don’t know wether I am being overly paranoid now but if the knocks are what people are saying, is it normal for them to follow you and be so frequent?!

Thanks. Matt

September 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm
(62) S says:

i have had so similar and diff things
just last night eight on that I know not
then hours later 2 knockes not even on my door by outside
what is that?

November 18, 2013 at 6:38 pm
(63) Josie says:

Right before my pet mouse died in January, I heard a knock on my door to my bedroom. This morning my other pet mouse died and I heard another knock. It’s strange.

November 19, 2013 at 11:55 pm
(64) Sandi says:

I hear 2 knocks and always before I wake up. Or it wakes me up in the middle of the night. I first heard my son who was murdered get in my face and say”he’s out there”. A little freaked out about that because he was out there and came in robbed him and beat him to death. Then two nights later 2 knocks. I have heard the knocks before many times like someone is knocking on my wall behind my head,but I know it is in my head. I wake up and turn on the lamp and go back to sleep.

January 1, 2014 at 10:19 am
(65) Jessica says:

Well my grandma died 3 weeks ago and well one night my mom and brother where awaken by two loud knocks. They got up and looked out the window and it was snowing there where no foot prints no one was there. So the next morning I was in my room and heard two loud knocks on my door i walk to see who’s at the door and no one was there I run out and told my mom oh my god I heard two knocks at my door and she told me the story about the other night and I was freaked out.

January 13, 2014 at 6:23 am
(66) C B Burnett says:

1/13/14 3:30 am I had been asleep 3+ hours and this occurrence was not part of anything being dreamed … that’s why it woke me so fully.

6-8 knocks 2x on the entry door 50 feet down the trailer hallway, with only a few seconds between sets .. insistently, as if demanding I answer. I got up and ran to the door, opened it .. no one .. even called out several times .. no answer. Couldn’t sleep, got on the internet, found this site, saw many similar to my experience(s) .. in the past, I have also heard my name whispered or called, and have actually smelled my grand-mother several times over a year’s time.

Given the times seen here, I figure I might hear something by the 29th. I’ll let you know if I do. C in Vt.

January 22, 2014 at 9:50 pm
(67) andrew says:

this has happened me , at first no one believed me, it was always late at night,the knocks were fierce and loud kinda like it was the police, every-time i would go see who it was or what it was nothing was there i would go out outside and observe my front yard, nothing but silence there’s no way you could hide or run away with out some one seeing you, one time my relative was up with me and i was telling her about it , when later on that night it happened to her same type of knocks she looked no one was there as she was going back to her room through the hallway the knocks started again , she was very startled, my relative is now deceased

February 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm
(68) Tiffany says:

My grandmother told me one time that she heard someone knock on the front door and when she answered it no one was there, however a short while later her mother called her to let her know her dad had passed away.

February 14, 2014 at 5:14 am
(69) Deborah says:

I am 35 and for YEARS been hearing knocks before someone I know dies. Matter of fact tonight i was reading in bed when someone or something knocked five times on my door. I hear three to five knocks. Me like an idiot ( as it be three in the morning at the time), kept calling out “come in”. After I investigated it dawned on me that it was happening again. I am trying to prepare myself because my mother told me two days ago she heard her dead sister say hello to her and then the word soon. It is this strange phenomenon that had me searching the web and brought me to this site. I will update soon. I hope that knock was the wrong house. I usually have within a week to find out.

February 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm
(70) rhonda says:

My dad told us about hearing 3 knocks but we knes alot of family had passed n my grannys house. Well he heard them on the walls,windows,backdoor,even the dog woke up. Only at night. My granny lived there but nvr heard it. Into about 8 mos she passed and now for the past 7 mos he’s heard nothing so i do believe but we didn’t know then wat 3 knocks meant. She would ignore the conversation so maybe she had heard of it. I believe in it now for sure bc my dads not one to mk up stories

March 1, 2014 at 12:39 pm
(71) david says:

this January my dad passed away. interestingly my mother was downstairs with the nurses when he passed upstairs and at the time he pass the her and nurses heard 3 knocks from upstairs, thinking it was my dad asking for help they went up only to find he had died still asleep in the same position they had left him just 10 minutes earlier.

March 3, 2014 at 5:18 pm
(72) Robbie says:

Warning of impending death has come to our family all down the years.
Taps on the window, door knocks and no one is there.
After a family funeral the door is knocked or opens and closes and as expected no one is to be seen, but we are advised by those who have experience in such matters, that it is the spirit of the deceased returning home. Whatever the truth of it all may be, it certainly happens.

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March 23, 2014 at 5:57 am
(74) anonymous says:

I live in a condo built in the 1970′s. I don’t know too much about the history of it but I’m now curious. Last night Iaround 2:45am I heard 3 knocks coming from either the wall or the window. I couldn’t tell because I was in a deep sleep but it was loud enough to wake me up. This happened to me about a month ago as well. Every time I hear it I ask my girlfriend if she heard it and of course she didn’t. Anybody know what’s going on? I’m fascinated with paranormal stuff but I’m a little skeptical.

March 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm
(75) Elijah says:

Just lastnight I was startled awake by two very loud knocks on my bedroom door. I immediately jumped up to see if one of my boys or wife was up (she was sleeping in our spare bedroom due to my crazy shift work schedule) When I opened the door, no one was there and the house was quiet. I quickly checked on them all, still sleeping, and the rest of the house. Nothing was out of place. I looked at theclock and noticed it was 3am. I’ve heard of the witching hour and have experienced unexplainable things before but not in a long time. I had never heard of death knocks until researching it today. I just pray that it is not a premonition of the death of a loved one. If something happens soon I will post it not as a skeptic but purely for the interest of others.

March 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm
(76) Elijah Wood says:

I am almost 37, married and have two sons still at home. Lastnight I was abruptly awaken by two very loud knocks on my bedroom door, at 3am no less, the so called devil’s hour. I jumped up only to find no one there and everyone still asleep. I have experienced “paranormal activities” before but never heard of death knocks until researching today. I pray it is not a premonition of a loved one’s death but if something does happen I will post it.

April 3, 2014 at 12:13 am
(77) William says:

I was almost asleep but then I heard someone knocking my door, thought it was my sister… she was asleep and nobody answered me. I passed it off as nothing. so It might not be a death knock. but it was something I will have to find out later. it only happened last night

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