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Spooky Sounds at Night? Call the Ghostbusters: Builders

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Spooky Sounds at Night? Call the Ghostbusters: Builders


October 30, 2020
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Cold rooms sending shivers down your spine, creaking staircases, even sounds of shuffling through the house—it must mean a home is haunted, right? One builder says all those spooky sounds are just problems in need of a quick fix. According to the Sun, 32% of homeowners believe they live in a haunted house. The most popular things that go bump in the night are creaking sounds, banging from a radiator, and random lights flickering. But this builder is assuring homeowners that any frightening sounds can be attributed to gaps in windows, a failing radiator valve, or even wind blowing through a gutter. 

The explainer video titled ‘Ghosts or Guttering’ comes after 52 per cent of Brits said they have heard spooky noises at night, but haven’t been able to identify where they are coming from.

The most common noises reported were a creaking sound (54 per cent), banging from a radiator (49 per cent), and gurglings from a toilet (26 per cent).


An unfortunate 23 per cent have smelt a mysterious odour in their home at night, while randomly flickering lights have plagued 42 per cent of homes.

It may come as no surprise then that 13 per cent feel their home could benefit from an exorcism.

A terrified 44 per cent said they would not explore creepy noises, with 30 saying they’d send their partner to explore instead.

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