My brother and I have been living in a house my parents have owned since the late 90's, it was built in the mid 90's. He and I rent from our parents. We have lived in that house on and off over the years and officially began renting it 3 or 4 years ago when my parents moved out of state but didn't want to sell the house (the rent is way cheaper than anything we could find in our area). There were a few things growing up in the house but nothing ever concerning or overly apparent, just little things. My brother and I both believe in the paranormal, but parents don't really. I mean, my mom informed me all the weird stuff happening in a theater was a ghost known by the theater company growing up, but other than that, they think most of it is tall tales or people just messing with people. My brother believes and has seen things I have not, though I have seen things that he has not. I consider myself more of a skeptical believer. For example, I do believe the paranormal exists, I've seen it with my own eyes, but when watching some ghost hunting show on TV and show this "amazing" evidence of an orb or something, I do find my self thinking "that's it? that could be these ten things". Some of the evidence, yes gives me pause, but some has me wondering how these people call themselves investigators when EVERYTHING is proof of the paranormal. Sorry for the long background, onto my new activity. As I mentioned, the house had some minor activity growing up, but again, nothing crazy. Recently though, things have gotten... weird. Both my brother and i have heard on separate occasions what sounds like someone slamming the lid to the toilet in the basement bathroom when no one is down there. We've heard it separately and together. Each time we have gone down to investigate and find nothing. A few times my dog (a shepherd mutt mix) has stared down the stairs for several minutes after the noise, but never alerts me to someone being down there. She just stares then eventually comes back to sit by me. We know this isn't the pipes or settling of the house since our family has lived here so long, we can easily identify them. The noises started before we had a cat, so we cannot blame it. Another new noise that we cannot explain is that of the doorknobs. In our house, you have to give a door an extra tug to snag the lock into place, otherwise the animals can get into the rooms. We will be in our rooms or near them and hear the lock give the tale-tell "snick" of the doorknob being tugged into place. No one near the door and no other reason for it to happen. This hasn't happened as much but is still very weird. The weirdest thing so far happened just this morning. My brother had though he left his prescription sunglasses at some store when he had been out shopping a few weeks ago. He was bummed, but he needed to prescriptions anyways so went ahead and got a new pair. This morning, according to him, he was searching his closet for some old game to send to a friend. He went into the side of his closet he hasn't touched since moving in 3 years ago. Under a pile of stuff he found his lost sunglasses. Not on top, or on the side, which I asked to see if he maybe flung them in there by mistake. Nope, underneath things with a clear layer of dust on the top. He and I just can't explain it. I don't know if this means anything at all. If something that has been here the whole time is just changing tactics or if it is something new. I don't feel threatened or in any way in danger by all this but it just makes me so darn curious as to what it actually is. Any thoughts?