Lately it seems like our doorbell has taken to ringing on its own. It usually happens at least once every evening, anytime between 7pm and 11pm. Sometimes it just rings once, and sometimes it does a funky Big Ben remix where it half-chimes in a syncopated rhythm for a bar or two before completing the melody. The one consistent thing, though, is that there’s never anyone there.
Personally, I like to imagine that it’s the ghost of one of the house’s former residents, doomed to wander the earth for eternity, jonesing for that one last fix (we live in a rehabbed crackhouse… or as we like to call it, our crack home).
But seriously… any idea what the heck could be causing this? We’ve eliminated the possibility that it might be a neighbour’s doorbell as we’ve asked around and no one else is using the same type of wireless doorbell. Could be kids playing nicky-nicky-nine-doors, but you’d think they’d be bored by now (plus there aren’t a heck of a lot of kids in our neighbourhood old enough to be out after dark).
I wouldn’t mind, except that it really creeps me out when the doorbell starts ringing at 11pm when I’m home alone.