#atozchallenge 2016: D is for Death Clicks

Death Clicks originates in Samoa. They are believed to predict the imminent death of someone in the household. Death Clicks are the sudden onset of persistent and loud clicking that sounds throughout the house of someone who is going to die.


Screen Shot 2016-04-01 at 8.06.29 AMSorry we’ve been away for a few days. Our website host was having issues but we are back again. Don’t forget to read both letters D and E today. One of the scariest things I’ve heard in my life are death clicks. Look above for the definition.

When I was little, my mom would always tell me that I was good at hearing things. I could hear my father snoring on the second floor or my brother outside screaming but he was a few houses down from ours. I thought it was kind of cool. The first time I heard a death click was at my Aunt Jane’s house. She was my mother’s Aunt and in her 90’s. She was the oldest person I knew at that time in my life. She was German and I loved listening to her accent as she told us stories.

I remember needing to go to the bathroom really bad. I climbed the endless staircase to the second floor and on my way up I started to hear clicking noises. At first I thought it was my brother playing around with me and I quickly turned around to scold him but no one was there. I shook my head and continued to climb the stairs. After using the bathroom, I started to go down the stairs again and I heard the clicking just off to my left. I looked really fast to see if I could catch my brother again. No one was there. I decided to go down the hallway and open the many doors to find my brother. As I got to the last door, I opened it to find my Aunt sleeping. She’d excused herself a few hours earlier to take a nap. I quickly closed the door and tip-toed back down the hall so as not to disturb her. The next morning my Aunt Jane passed away. Coincidence? I don’t know.

Since this experience from my childhood, I have learned what death clicks are and I have heard them on several occasions. Most of them were during investigations. I never have followed up to see if the owners or those requesting the investigations have passed on.

NOTE: Letters for this blog challenge were borrowed from a Pinterest board. Thank you Katrina for assembling these awesome letters from the web.

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