The past few mornings we have heard a distinct tapping noise apparently coming
from the other side of the adjoining wall in our 3 bed semi.
This happens at more or less the same time (07:00) each day. The tapping lasts a
few minutes, stops, then starts again. After about an hour there is no more
tapping for the rest of the day!
So far I have possible: - neighbour, beetle, ghost.
Now, next door lives an elderly women (80+) who is still quite fit and
"with-it". But she has been known not to be above telling the occasional fib.
(Denied damp problem when there clearly was one). So I'm just wondering if
she's going bonkers and tapping the wall - because that's what it sounds
like. I went around the morning and suggested maybe there was a water pipe
tapping somewhere to her (there isn't because there are none there). She denied
even hearing a sound! This is almost certainly untrue as even sound sleepers in
my family have been awakened by the noise.
Can someone suggest how to track the noise down - eg does deathwatch beetle make
this pattern of sound?
Tomorrow I'll try and record it!