:>> We recently moved the country to an old homestead.
:>> Normally we like the quiet, but we are really starting to get freaked
:>> out by the sounds of a car door slamming.
:>> Every time it happens, we go the front of the house and look out in
:>> our driveway which is a quarter mile from the dirt county road and
:>> there is nothing there. It is half a mile to the nearest neighbor.
:>> We contacted the previous owner said she said it spooked her, too.
:>> This has been happening at least once a day for the last 3 months and
:>> we are frustrated.
:>> Any ideas?
:>Well, JimL..........any luck so far?.......
: I'm shocked that it isn't a common occurence. I was expecting a lot
:of "Yeah, I hear that all the time."
: I've discussed it with my sisters and pretty sure it is either
:ghosts or really unusual atmospheric conditions that amplify an actual
:car door slamming about a mile or two away and make it sound like it
:is in the front yard. Kind of like the Marfa lights.
: It only happens in the heat of a hot summer day - no wind, no ac.
:Windows open. And only maybe once or twice a month.
: Multiple people in the house hear it.
: The house is about 3 miles from a small mountain range on one side
:and on the upper edge of a small valley and creek on the other side
:Sound travels down that valley very easily and also on real still
:nights you can hear the radio in truckers cabs from 3 miles away on
Well, I'd rule out the ghosts were I you. This just goes to show that
even if you move out to the boonies you are still maybe going to have
noise issues. I'd swap you mine, though. My real estate's expensive, but
my house run down. My brother lives where the land isn't as valuable,
but his house is pristine. I tell him he should be grateful it's so
quiet (I've never noticed noise issues when staying with him). I don't
know if he appreciates that.