May 19, 2012

Trippy Tales #65....."The Three Knocks Of Death".....(Part One)

Have you ever found yourself lying in bed, just about to fall asleep, when suddenly you hear three distinct knocks nearby on the door, wall or window? Has this happened more than once? Maybe you figured the source and went to sleep. Or... maybe it left you shaking under your sheets! Once all other rational explanations have been ruled out, one then has to ask, who or what is causing the phenomenon and why? Below, are some stories from people who claim to have heard them as well.

From Neal @ The Social Paranormal Network:
" First off, I have never heard of "the three knocks" prior to today, but went online to do some research. The story begins back in the 1920s when my grandmother was in the kitchen and heard three loud knocks on her front door. There was no one there, but three days later 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.

This was never brought up again until I was telling my uncle about the story at my father's funeral in 1979. He and his wife froze and said that they had heard three loud knocks on their storm door about the same time my father had passed away (they lived in Arizona, thus the three-hour time difference). We have never looked into this.

Two weeks ago, my mother awoke to three loud knocks or bangs on her front door. Again, she got up and found nothing at the door and was immediately scared because it reminded her of the 1973 incident. Three days later, my brother was murdered in Louisiana in the early morning. The strangest fact is that in all of the times a family member heard the knocks, it corresponded to the time of death (give or take an hour) of a family member.

This last case is the only time the knocks came three days prior to my brother's death. It was only last night that a cousin and I were discussing the events and decided to do some online research and came across this post. We are definitely not what you would call paranormal, but are looking into any information on the subject and why our family has had so many occurrences."

And from Shel C. of the paranormal files @
"This was in my hometown in Illinois, November 2008, Thanksgiving to be exact. We were having Thanksgiving dinner at my aunt and uncle's house. My aunt, who is a very straightforward, no-nonsense woman, told us about what she had been experiencing. This was in a offhand manner; clearly she thought it was silly and a bit ridiculous.
She told us she had been hearing knocks, always just three in a row, always loud, always at night. They were always on the back sliding glass door in the kitchen. She would hear the knocks from the living room and get up to see who it was, but would never see anyone.
She said it was strange because the knocks were evenly spaced, not just random knocking. This happened three different times on three different nights. Each time she heard it she would run to the kitchen and straight to the sliding door -- and no one was ever there. She told us it had to be kids just messing around, even though her entire backyard is fenced in with a lock on the gate.
A few weeks later, my uncle -- her husband -- was having surgery. It was about 6 p.m., already dark at that time of year, and my aunt was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital waiting for my uncle to come out of recovery. There was also another woman in the room with her that my aunt did not know.
All of a sudden three hard knocks came from the window directly behind her. She instantly turned around to see no one... nothing. She looked at the woman and saw that she too had heard the knocks. The bit that is really strange is that they were on the 7th floor of the hospital! No ledges were on the outside of window, no walkways or deck of any kind.
She said this surprised her a little, but again she is a no-nonsense kind of woman and dismissed it. After telling us all this, she said it was silly and gave us all hugs as we left.
Five months later, my cousin -- her son -- was killed in an accident. This was her only son. It was devastating to the entire family. He was only 35 years old. At that time, I had not heard about the three knocks of death, so that was never in my thoughts. Grief blocked out many thoughts at that time.
Only later did I read on this website about the three knocks of death. Now I believe that's exactly what they were."

And from John Atkinson at
"This isn't a story, these are true facts. My mother and her mother have always been gifted by forerunners. You would have to ask her about her mother's premonitions, but I can tell you what just happened with my mother.
We live in a little town, St.Stephen, New Brunswick, Canada. This year (2011) November 10th, my mother heard three knocks. She always said that means it takes three days, three weeks, or three months (right to the day) that something bad was going to happen, usually a death.
Well, three days later our cousin shot himself in a hunting accident while hunting with his 7-year-old son. She knew something was going to happen, but couldn't figure who it was going to be. She called my brother in Alberta and told him to stay home and not go out anywhere. She also warned some other family members. She never thought it was going to be our cousin.
From my experience, it has always been young people who have died after a forerunner has visited. It seems it is always the person you'd least expect."

Thank you for visiting the playhouse, and keep in mind that the stories above are just a tiny handful out of literally, thousands I found online concerning the three knocks please stay tuned for part two, where I will delve further into this strange occurrence!

(Oh and just a bit of advice)....
"If the ghost is a knockin'....don't bother lockin!" ;)
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