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Phantom Doorbell and Telephone Dreams | BYB

April 13, 2008 on 9:34 pm | In Dream Types | 163 Comments

For years now, if I oversleep, I am often awakened by the sound of a doorbell ringing—but no one is at the door. This has happened over and over when there is no one outside, and no one has been anywhere near the door.

Generally it does not sound exactly like my real-life doorbell. It is a dream. And it is a useful one. The message is “Get up! Get busy!”

Over the years the sound has sometimes been a phantom telephone ring. The principle seems to be the same.

Are you ever awakened by a phantom doorbell? Or a phantom telephone ring? Does this happen when you oversleep, to help keep you from being even later?

I think the phantom doorbell is a very useful type of dream, and a real blessing. How about you?


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  1. I have heard of people with inner alarm clocks, but you are the first who has an inner door bell.

    Stopping by for BYBS. Have a great week.

    Comment by cybercelt — April 27, 2008 #

  2. I had similar the other day. I heard the doorbell ring then a woman come into my house calling my name. It wasn’t a voice I recognized. I know it was a dream because my lodger was in the next room and when I asked if someone had just rung the bell she said no. It made me get out of bed and check though. I was having an afternoon nap which I don’t usually do.

    Comment by darkwater — May 5, 2008 #

  3. I found your blog by looking up dreams and doorbells. I occcasionally have the experience of being woken from sleep to the sound of a “phantom doorbell”. It was not from oversleeping – but was in the first hour of sleep. It left me with my heart pounding. I’m not sure why it happens, but it does happen to me! ;-) Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Comment by Dece — June 29, 2008 #

  4. I often hear the phone ring in a dream. I also have a recurring one involving a telephone. I am trying to phone someone and I cannot dial the number, I try different phones and still I cannot get through. Does anyone know what it may mean?

    Comment by Paula — August 12, 2008 #

  5. OMG, Im so glad that Im not the only one! The sound of my doorbell awakens me over and over again…sometimes once a week! It’s driving me nuts! I sprint out of bed from a deep sleep only to find no one at the door. My husband had the same thing happen just last week! We started to think that someone was ding-dong-ditching us! But I know it’s not that. It’s funny how my body instinctively gets up instead of waiting for the second ring. Hmmmm..What does this all mean?

    Comment by Char — August 17, 2008 #

  6. Yes! My theory is that it is our subconscious mind’s way of getting us up. And it works! Sometimes, though, it seems out of kilter–when there is no particular reason or need to get up.

    So it may be some other kind of subconscious wake-up call. All the more reason to pay attention to your dreams, I think. If you are trying to tell yourself (or remind yourself of) something important, it’s probably a good idea to listen.

    Thanks, everyone, for all these great comments. (Yay, it’s not just me!)


    Comment by Kathleen — August 17, 2008 #

  7. I often have this issue and I too wake with a pounding heart. I thought I was going crazy. LOL Thank you for sharing and letting me know that my “phantom door bell” is normal.

    Comment by Leigh — August 21, 2008 #

  8. I’ve been woken up by the “phantom door bell” for years. From reading your posts it sounds like some strange kind of phenomena. I’ve wondered if there’s some kind of medical explanation for it. I have to admit that the paranormal has crossed my mind also. I’m glad I’m not the only one. I find it not only perplexing but annoying. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Roni — September 11, 2008 #

  9. This is really creepy. But I’m sure glad you folks are creeped out also. The thing with my doorbell ringing is that I normally have people complain that they ring the doorbell to many times before I finally answer it. That is because it is hard to hear from my bedroom. However, that strange phantom doorbell was extremely loud and long and I had to go look around the house when I found no one at the door. It was so clear and distinct that I was impressed with it, thinking I would have no more problems with it not being loud enough for me to hear from the bedroom, however, my real door bell is still with a faint sound. When I mentioned this to a friend she laughed, told her husband that I was having the phantom doorbell and suggested I look at this site. She had heard one to and her mom told her that some people at her church were having the same thing going on. I’m still shocked that there is a phantom doorbell blog. What gives????

    Comment by Shelia — September 20, 2008 #

  10. The actual topic of this blog is dreams and visions. It’s about working with dreams. However, the phantom doorbell was waking me up a lot, and I wanted to know if other people hear it, too, so I blogged about it. I’m very grateful that so many people chimed in (so to speak ) with comments. I guess it struck a chord (hah!) because it has drawn by far the most comments of any post I’ve made on this or my other blogs. Thank you all so much for your comments!

    Comment by Kathleen — September 20, 2008 #

  11. O.K. Since I posted, I tried an experiment. I muffled my doorbell with cloths so that it could not ring. Well, I have to tell you, I STILL heard it the other morning. I got up to check if the cloths had fallen free allowing the doorbell to ring – no that didn’t happen. I went and tried to ring my doorbell – NOTHING!! Just like intended – it did not ring. Thank you all for your postings or I would think I’m really going nuts!

    Comment by Roni — September 25, 2008 #

  12. Well I have to say I’m a bit relieved that others go through this as well. I’ve been woken up (with a pounding heart) to the sound of a “Phantom” doorbell for years. No Pattern that I can figure out. Sometimes when I nap, sometimes in the middle of the night, sometimes early in the morning. And more frustrating…it doesn’t happen all the time! As a matter of fact I think it’s been over a year since it’s happened.

    Well any who, Glad to know I’m not the only one.


    Comment by John L — December 1, 2008 #

  13. I am so glad that I have found this page and read all the comments.

    I understand exactly what you all mean as I also get it usually in the early hours of the morning although lately it was late evenings too.

    I think it often happens if I’m expecting a parcel and worrying about being in bed when the mailman comes.

    When I was young I used to hear the alarm clock, get up have breakfast go downstairs, out the front door to catch the bus then wake up and do the whole thing again – sometimes lots of times. I was told it was stress due to an event that had happened around the time it all started.

    Phantom noises -The worst time ever was early this year when unknown to me, some birds were nesting in my walls. After the trauma (phobia with birds) of finding fledgelings in my house for over 2 weeks, I kept imagining i could hear birds all the time, nearly drove me nuts. Actually, I still think I can hear them at times.

    So what with birds, doorbells and occasionally the imaginary phone, it’s can be a bit stressful.

    Of course, if you look at paranormal sites, they will insist that doorbells indicate you have visiting ghosts that want to communicate with you.
    Who knows?

    Comment by Angie — December 12, 2008 #

  14. I too hear a doorbell ringing during my sleep which awakens me….last night it happened several times. Once or twice I’ve been awakened to hammering..exactly 6 hammer sounds!
    I only hear the doorbell sounds maybe once every month until last night and became concerned due to the multiple times it awakened me. Coincedentally, (or maybe not), I’ve developed a constant ringing in my ears (tinnitis), especially on the right. I’ve been to a ENT physician, and everything about my hearing seems normal. I’ve learned to cope with the tinnitis as I found that many have it and you just have to learn to deal with it. As of last night, I became concerned that possibly something was wrong with my brain or cranial nerves due to the multiple phantom door bell sounds that disturbed my sleep……blogged for more information and found this site! Wow, was I surprised to learn that others hear this phantom doorbell! It did reassure me to know that others are experiencing this too!

    Comment by Barbara Wynne — December 17, 2008 #

  15. I have never had this happen to me until last night (really early this AM). It woke me up and sounded similar to my own doorbell (“rang” just once) but I knew it wasn’t “real” because none of my dogs barked. I just fell back to sleep and then I “heard” it ring twice in succession. It weirded me out… Glad I found this site. I’m not alone! : )

    Comment by kaycee — January 1, 2009 #

  16. Thank yo ufor this site. For the past 2 weeks, I have been having the phantom door bell wake me out of my sleep in the middle of the night. It is CRYSTAL clear and so loud that I jump out of bed. I go look out of my front window to see if there is anyone or a car there — nothing, nada. Since it happened again last night, I figured I better get on the Internet and try to learn what this means. I’ve visited some dream related sites that say that a door bell can men new opportunities or your inner man trying to get your attention. I just want the phatom door bell to stop ringing. I have never had any problems sleeping before and now I’m finding that after I awake from the door bell, when I lay back down to go to sleep, I’m not resting as well as I normally would. **Glad I found this site because I was starting to think I was about to go crazy (LOL). We’ve all been taught that only craxy people hear noises (LOL). Maybe we are just a chosen, special type of people

    Comment by NightVision — January 6, 2009 #

  17. my wife has just gone to bed about an hour ago i am down stairs on my recliner .she came downstairs and said why did you not answer the door ? i said because there was no door bell ring!.she swore blacks/white that she had heard the door bell..then i told her that i too have heard the same thing on several occasions .but not tonight whats going on .?? we are in our 40s .live in manchester this is genuine ..

    Comment by anthony — January 9, 2009 #

  18. Same here. I hate when it happens when my husband is out of town! But often I wake him up, and ask him to please check the door because I just heard the doorbell! He usually has not heard anything, or can’t remember although I heard it so clearly. It happens sometimes during the day as well. What the heck?? We’ve lived in 3 different states since it started – so I doubt it’s the neighbors or ding-dong-ditch.

    Comment by Carmen — January 13, 2009 #

  19. hi all yes you wouldn’t believe it now its the 15 Jan 2009 and i have just been woken by the phone ringing BUT we have a funky ring on our phone .and this ring was the old fashioned ring ..ring type .it woke me and the first thing i though of was when my wife came downstairs on the 9th Jan 2009 and asked why i did not answer the door bell {its the comment above carmens on jan 13! look up 2 and read ..again this is genuine and we are still living in Manchester uk ..weired or what??

    Comment by anthony — January 14, 2009 #

  20. OMG! While in conversation with my best friend tonight, the topic of dream interpretations came up. I mentioned that for about 7-8 years now I have periodically been startled out of sleep by “the door bell”. The sound is as real as if I were wide awake. I thought I was just not being open minded,therefore not able to interpet the meaning. Relief is upon me now that I know I am not alone in such a confusing experience.

    Comment by Neta — January 28, 2009 #

  21. I am so glad I found this blog! Last night I heard the phantom doorbell twice during a night of restless sleep. It really freaked me out, because we actually had an incident at our home last winter where someone actually DID ring our doorbell in the middle of the night on a weeknight and being safety-conscious, we did not open the door, but called the police. And I learned later it wasn’t any of my neighbors. So now I am a little paranoid about waking up to hear a doorbell ringing in the middle of the night. But last night, my husband just lay sleeping soundly next to me both times I heard it ring (one chime, just like my normal doorbell), so I thought I was losing my mind! I am so glad to know that others are experiencing this, too. I don’t need to wake up at a certain time, so it’s not like it was telling me to get up, so I will try to understand it as a “wake-up call” of some other sort!

    Comment by Barb — February 6, 2009 #

  22. Thank you so much for all your comments! It is great to hear from you all.

    I found some more information on phantom doorbell dreams and blogged about it here: http://www.dreamvisions.info/dreamwork/interpreting-dreams/more-on-dreaming-phantom-bells

    If the link doesn’t work, just type “doorbell” (without quotes) in the search box (upper right corner of this page) and you will be shown a page with links to both doorbell posts.

    Thanks again.


    Comment by admin — February 6, 2009 #

  23. I found this site after having another “phantom doorbell.” I am feeling a bit under the weather and was sleeping in late on my day off. I told myself I could rest but really needed to be up and writing by 11. A few minutes after 11, BING-BONG! I went to the door, nobody there. It was jarring, woke me out of sleep. This has happened to me before. Usually it’s when I need to be up doing something. Sometimes it’s when I’ve overslept and am going to be late. Subconscious mind or whatever, I’m thankful for it!

    Comment by Liora — February 13, 2009 #

  24. Glad I found this site. I was about to buy another door bell thinking there was something wrong with ours. I did find it odd that it happened the apt I lived in and also the new house I moved into.
    Thanks. This site has helped me.

    Comment by Kim — February 25, 2009 #

  25. So relieved to have found this site. Right after my mother died in 1995 I would hear the doorbell ring just one ring on several different occasions during the early morning.I have gone to the door and no one was there. I thought it was children playing a prank. I heard a lady on several talk shows claim to be able to make contact with the dead and she claims that if you hear bells of any kind it means that some one you loved very much who is deceased is trying to contact you. My father died last year and now once in a while I hear the phone by my bed ring one time. It scares me to death. My husband never hears it. It does not happen often, but enough to bother me. By the way, since he died there is no more doorbell ringing, just the phone. I am an only child and we were all very close. I wish I knew if they were trying to warn me or to tell me they were fine. I have never told anyone about this.

    Comment by Liz — March 5, 2009 #

  26. Add me to the list.

    I just moved to new construction and the doorbell has never yet worked, nothing has ever rang when it was pressed.

    Yet, on two different nights, both Saturdays when there was no work in the morning to arise to, I have heard around 4 am a doorbell ring so loudly that it woke me. Both times the doorbell rang twice, the first ring rousing me from deep sleep, the second, waking me completely. I have had fitful rest after that both times, never being able to get back to sleep.

    I’m hoping to actually discover some deeper significance in this besides a reminder to go to work, when that’s not the case for me.

    Comment by L — March 15, 2009 #

  27. I had to add this when I found it in the Dream Dictionary:

    To dream you hear or ring a door bell, foretells unexpected tidings, or a hasty summons to business, or the bedtide of a sick relative.
    Also astrologically, I have a hard aspect between Saturn and natal Chiron which serves as a “wake up call.” Right now that aspect is exact. Could absolutely be my own psyche.
    The Saturn-Chiron aspect would affect many people possibly similarly as well, particularly those right now in their 40s.

    Comment by L — March 15, 2009 #

  28. I’m glad I ran across this. Not pleased others are plagued by this too, but it is reassuring that I’m not crazy ;)
    In the last several months I’ve often had bad sleep from waking far too early in the morning from this phantom doorbell. This is *not* a good thing, or ‘opportunity knocking’ or an internal clock reminding me it’s time to get up- this is cutting into much needed sleep.
    I wake panicing about the door, nothing is there. I put foam on one side of my doorbell chime, so it would only “ding” not “ding dong”. This helped for a little more than a week (this doorbell can wake me nearly every other day) until my dream started to adjust and began giving me the phantom doorbell with the new 1-tone “ding” of the changed doorbell sound.
    I just wish I could make it stop

    Comment by D — March 29, 2009 #

  29. I just had my first doorbell dream this past weekend. Went on a “girl’s weekend” to my friend’s newly built vacation home in Michigan-a beautiful 3 story home on the lake. I woke up at 3:30 AM to the sound of the doorbell ringing. With my heart pounding, I waiting to here if my friend was going to answer it – but nothing. Then I had a silly thought – what if someone was trying to break in. I didn’t even know where I was, so if I called 911 all I could say is I am in a yellow house in Michigan. After about a half hour of panic, I finally fell back asleep. When I woke the next morning, I asked my friends if they heard the doorbell ring in the middle of the night. They both said no, and then my friend who owns the house went to look outside the front door. She came back in and laughed, “I don’t have a doorbell!” Crazy!!

    Comment by Jan — April 3, 2009 #

  30. I have, for years, been awakened by the phantom doorbell in the middle of the night. I usually wake, listen for a second ring and when it doesn’t come, I just go back to sleep, expecting that I just dreamed it. Recently, I’ve been recording while I’m asleep. I snore like an angry bear and don’t get restful sleep, so I’m trying to determine if I may be stopping breathing during the night. While I was listening to the playback, I heard the doorbell ring…it didn’t even wake me. So, it does ring…I caught it on tape; why, I don’t know.

    Comment by Jill — April 11, 2009 #

  31. its just happened again! this is the third time i have posted on here .i was asleep on my recliner again {i dont sleep too well as i have back problems} and at around 6 .30 am i heard the ding dong .and i thought who the hells this ? but decided not to get up …then ..ding dong again…i thought i better get up …nothing no cars no notes nothing …i thought at that time in the morning it may be the police !{we have a wayward son!} but no ..he was asleep in bed ..very strange ..i have had the door bell thing maybe 4 times in my life .but this years its been 3 times for me and my wife heard the phone one time …even though i know its just a dream its still scares me …

    Comment by anthony — April 28, 2009 #

  32. This just happened to me, but I was awake at my computer & the doorbell rang 3 times in a row. No one out there or even near.
    I believe hearing phantom phones, buzzers, doorbells or alarm clocks is a sign from God to “Wake Up” = go talk to Him or pray for whoever He tells us to pray for. When these things happen, it means you are receiving a message in the spirit. We all have spiritual God-given gifts, it’s up to us to hone the gifts we’re given or not. Cheers & blessings to you all!

    Comment by Miss Woo — August 6, 2009 #

  33. I too have heard the door bell ring while I am asleep. I wake up with my heart pounding and can’t go back to sleep it happens in the middle of the night and now recently in the early morning. My sister said that patients at her neurology office are coming in hearing door bells in the night too. Could there be a medical condition causing it?

    Comment by Jennifer Brice — August 7, 2009 #

  34. I get the feeling that this phenomenon is happening more and more often to more and more people because we are collectively getting some kind of spiritual wake-up call. Not everyone hears the call, and those of us who do, often do not know how to interpret it. But more and more of us *are* hearing it. Maybe gradually we will start to understand the message, whatever it may be. Maybe we should all take a look at the state of the world today and see how we can help.

    Comment by White Cranes — August 8, 2009 #

  35. I went looking for these phenomena after a discussion yesterday. My mother has a persecution complex that a neighbour rings ‘once’ in the night and that this has continued since she moved appartment to another town. I myself have the doorbell variant, only a few times a year, middle of the night and not quite the right tone (muted). I asked a colleague who is a neurobiologist and he said “I get the telephone version, one ring and then nothing – I never realised other people heard this kind of thing”. It’s probably very widespread but we don’t like telling people about it.

    Comment by Geoff — August 15, 2009 #

  36. A few years ago is when it all started. A lot of the time, I am barely awake when I hear the doorbell, but it’s loud and clear. I thought after a while kids were pulling pranks on me and running away. I am a music teacher and have a great sense of pitch, so I would even ring it again to see if the pitch was the same. Sure enough it would be. Once it woke me up every hour on the hour from 5:00am on. I would gun it straight to the door and look outside. I was starting to think I was nuts. Then I started college and had to wake up early every day, so this phantom doorbell went away for a couple years. I came to my own conclusion that my stresses and worries about not waking up on time for work or not hearing the alarm clock was the reason for this doorbell nonsense. Although, I have recently moved to a different country to live with my boyfriend…well…2 weeks ago. I am not teaching or working yet. This morning after my boyfriend left to work I heard the doorbell and was very close to getting out of bed to answer it. Then I realized that we don’t have a doorbell. A couple minutes later I was barely awake and I heard my boyfriend say a couple words to me loud and clear. Scared the crap out of me, but I can’t remember what they were. I know it was him because of the New Zealand accent, but obviously nobody was there. Am I going crazy??

    Comment by Trish — August 25, 2009 #

  37. I have read all of these and my problem is I heard a loud riging of a bell twice last night in the room behind me while I was a wake. I was standing in my son’s room and my husband had just stepped out on the front porch to let dogs out. Everything was off in the living room behind me and I heard it twice, two short rings. I asked my son what was that, he had no clue what I was talking about. Then I asked my husband if his cell phone had a ring lke that. He said no. We dont own a bell. So this is the only site I found so far. Thanks for letting me freak out here.

    Comment by Barb — September 3, 2009 #

  38. I had this dream for a second time this year last night. I can’t remember what I was dreaming about the first time I had this dream and I vaguely remember what I was dreaming about last night when I heard the doorbell. The doorbell sounds like a tone or a chime you know sort of a ding,dong, and more like the doorbells of today. Just like the first time I heard it I did pretty much the same thing most of you did and that was to check out my windows to see if someone was there, there as no one and I’m pretty sure no one did a ding and ditch. After reading through all of the posts here I personally believe it could be a few things base on my dreams and the things I’ve read here and on other sites. 1. A wake up call to an opportunity, 2. A spiritual wake up call, 3. A wake up call to a medical condition(I’m 41). I also like the idea that maybe were all being tapped on the shoulder for something special, something that we need to do. Does anyone else have additional ideas to share? Respectfully – Richard

    Comment by Richard — September 7, 2009 #

  39. Everyone at home heard the door bell (four people) two adults and two teens 15 and 17 it happen during the day and nights, we checked and nobody is at the door can you tell me what is going on?. This happen the last week around 6 times

    Comment by carlos — September 16, 2009 #

  40. Thank you so much for letting me know I’m not crazy lol. My husband died almost 10 yrs ago I was a widow at 36 with 4 small children. It was right after he died I heard that very annoying and scarey bell almost every night. I even had a friend come over to look at the doorbell who is an electrician. Anyway I belonged to a grief group at the time and ask if anyone else heard this bell inthere sleep almost half the room heard it. I am very convinced it has something to do with a loved one dieing.

    Comment by Angel — September 19, 2009 #

  41. hi my name is emily and i am 15 years old. i am hearing doorbells when i am in my room alone. we do not have or ever had a doorbell system in our house. it usually happens when i am doing homework reading or things like that. no one else in my family can hear it, i have asked multiple times for them to listen and they cant hear it. it is really starting to drive me crazy because i feel like i am going crazy. do you think you could help me?

    Comment by Emily — October 29, 2009 #

  42. Emily, thank you for your comment. I wish we could help, but we do not know what causes the phantom doorbell phenomenon. Most of us are just relieved to find out that others experience it, too. That is what we have been discussing here. You may want to read all the other comments and see if that helps you form an opinion as to what causes it. Then please share your ideas about it with us.

    Comment by admin — October 29, 2009 #

  43. hello everyone,
    i am writing to confirm that i too hear the doorbell sounds, and am awakened to find no one at the door. When i was younger it used to be my telephone but now it is my doorbell. it usually happens first thing in the morning. I was awakened last night about 4 am to the sound of a door bell i was wondering if it was the sound of my elevator but i rang the door bell and it was that same distinctive sound. I am usually awakened that time of morning when my boyfriend is home because that is the time he leaves to go to work but this always happens when he is away. sometimes i also wake up to him talking to me but he is only in my dream and not in real person when i awake. i dream sometimes that i am talking to my best freind on the phone but that is usually after we havent talked for along time. i am not sure why this happens i call the front desk to ask if they had allowed anyone upstairs without permission and they tell me that no one was there either. I dont know what this is but it may be spiritual i think maybe god is trying to tell me something or maybe i just need to get up and do my homework that was due the night before.
    what do you think.

    Comment by vida — November 3, 2009 #

  44. Ditto to most of the experiences above. I have heard it couple of times over past few months, last week being the latest. Had an Angel reading day or so later and the lady asked me if i had heard doorbell ringing in my sleep? Yikes!! Said i should pay great attention to my dreams as i was being sent a message. She suggested meditation, a good way of aiding mind clarity and freeing it up to understand the message in the dream.

    Comment by Connie — November 4, 2009 #

  45. Will keep you posted…

    Comment by Connie — November 4, 2009 #

  46. What does it mean though??
    I have this doorbell dream at least once a month, sometimes
    more. I hear the doorbell ring, it immediatly wakes me, I used to run downstairs as I thought it must be serious for someone to come to my door in the middle of the night, I would run down and of course no one there! I’ve also had it on holiday so I know no one is ringing bell for fun as there was no doorbell there.
    It does worry me to have the same dream over and over, I hate it. I hate the way it makes me wake up with a fright, it’s just not right to have a dream over and over!


    Comment by Kazz — November 12, 2009 #

  47. I was in a deep sleep when I heard a doorbell ring one time I amediatly woke up, I opened my eyes to see if I could hear the bell again but it didn’t happen. This was the first time that this has happened to me. I’m glad to know that I am not the only one. Thanks for the site. Phyllis

    Comment by phyllis — November 15, 2009 #

  48. I too hear the phantom doorbell, and sometimes just a single bell with a single ding. My thought is that it’s a reminder that we are never alone, that we are surrounded by angels. Also maybe passed oneslike possibly my grandmother that passed away in this house before i bought it from family. I feel this is a reminder that we are loved. It makes me smile and feel peaceful. This isn’t something I share alot, I don’t want to be dragged away to the looney bin. lol But I am glad it happens.

    Comment by Laurie — December 7, 2009 #

  49. I am also part of the phantom door bell club (Las Vegas Chapter). I wonder if people hear the door bell they are used to hearing? Meaning since some of the bloggers on here are from the U.K. maybe you are used to a different bell sound then the one I am hearing in the U.S? Maybe we are part of some chosen group as others have claimed?? I know for years I have also seen 11:11 constantly??? Glad to know I am not going crazy.

    Comment by Branden — December 9, 2009 #

  50. Hi, i dont hear a doorbell in my sleep, i am completely awake and i hear a doorbell sounding repeatedly at different times of the day. Theres never anyone at the door and no one else can hear it. I can even hear it now as i type this, it’s stopping me from sleeping.

    Comment by Kev — December 14, 2009 #

  51. Add another person to the group. I was woke up again this morning by our doorbell that hadn’t rung but this time it was much more clear and I actually jumped out of bed and threw on some pants and low and behold no one was there. I have usually fallen for the phantom doorbell before and chalked it up to just a dream but this morning was different. I went online and typed it into google and found this site. Glad I am not going crazy. I live in the United States in the state of Oregon. To see so many people with the same issue makes me feel better. I to have seen 11:11 in my dreams and since reading this I am starting to agree that we may all have something in common. I have not always been a perfect person but thought I made peace with God but maybe there is something more. What is 11:11

    Comment by Jacob — January 1, 2010 #

  52. everyone i know thinks i’m mad and regularly ridicules me about this. its normally as i’m going to sleep. i cant believe it happens to other people too. i also hear a phantom bathroom light switch operating sound in the night which wakes me up!!

    Comment by matt — January 9, 2010 #

  53. At least once per month, I am awaken by the sound of a doorbell. I know it’s a dream because my dog will start barking and run for the door if it were real… Also, I have a security light that would come on should someone approach the door… It has never been on when I’ve checked after being awaken from sleep by this doorbell dream. But, when it happens, it is usually 2 to 4 hours after I go to bed. I’ve gotten to the point that I just stay in bed if the dog doesn’t budge…
    On rare occasion, I’ve also been awaken by phantom phone calls, but nothing on my caller ID…

    Comment by Fritz — January 11, 2010 #

  54. OH man am I glad to see so many people with the same issue.
    I was getting really worried. I have had this about 10 times now, hearing a door bell while I was sleeping but not my doorbell exactly.I even hear knocking at the door sometimes.
    Not sure what this all means but am less worried now.
    Thanks for sharing

    Comment by Doug — January 18, 2010 #

  55. Thank God I’m not the only one!!! I was woken by the doorbell at 3am this morning, I got up, went to the door and nobody was there, was really freaked out. Have neighbours from hell who damaged my car last year on purpose and I was afraid it was them. Was in the middle of a really horrible dream (about the neighbours from hell) and I now I think it was my subconscious getting me to wake up. Took ages for me to get back to sleep as my heart was pounding. To everybody who this has happened to before on several occasions do you notice that it happens more when you are stressed out about something?

    Comment by Maria — January 26, 2010 #

  56. I’ve been hearing door bells ringing off and on for the last month or so. Once I completely woke up and realized it wasn’t really a bell, but just a dream. This morning though I heard the bell and it was so clear it woke me completely up right away. It was also 2 a.m. and there was no way I was going to answer the door.

    It snowed yesterday and last night and when I opened the door this morning there were no prints.

    This is annoying but I really do believe my subconscious is trying to tell me to “wake up”. I just wish I knew what I was supposed to wake up to!

    Comment by jonni from colorado — February 8, 2010 #

  57. I’m glad to read everyone’s story because I have thought I’ve been losing it! It started 2yrs ago. I wake to the doorbell, sometimes it rings once. ..ding dong, and sometimes it’s a frantic ringing like 10 times fast. Also, I hear knocking at the door 3 times. I feel like it’s a warning because I’m always startled. I think its my guides trying to warn me. Does anyone know what this all means? It happens once a week or more.

    Comment by andrea — February 21, 2010 #

  58. Sorry to comment a second time…but is anyone hearing the outside (front or back) door of their house close at night? It’s just started for me I hear an outside door close but I kind of know its not my door. It’s been happening when I am in REM sleep and wakes me up to a pounding heart.

    Comment by Doug — February 23, 2010 #

  59. Hi, Doug. All comments relating to phantom dreams are welcome here—the more the better.

    I, too, hear other sounds, not just doorbells. In particular I used to hear telephones ringing.

    When you live in an apartment, as I do, it is hard to tell about knocking sounds or doors opening and closing, because they may come from the neighbors.

    I suspect that we hear more phantom sounds than we realize, but we do not always recognize them, because we explain away whatever we can.

    This is a great conversation! Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments. I’m looking forward to more.

    By the way, if you are new here, you might want to take a look at the rest of the site: http://www.dreamvisions.info

    Comment by Kathleen — February 23, 2010 #

  60. Hi, count me in. I’m happy to find something on this. It started with me two mornings ago when I woke up way before the alarm. The funny thing is that it is the doorbell sound that we have at work and it’s a bit lengthy…so I knew it wasn’t my home doorbell. I wasn’t dreaming but wide awake and I’ve been hearing it constantly for two full days. Sounds like it is in the distance. Funny when I was at work yesterday and someone really did ring the doorbell. So I got the distant sound in my mind and then the real one which was louder. It goes away sometimes when I’m with other people but always returns. Yikes!

    Comment by Tracy — February 28, 2010 #

  61. Another one for this group. I was being woken up by the doorbell ringing when I didn’t even have one. Now I do have one, but the sound that wakes me is not the same as the real one. Also telephone bell wakes me – again, not the same as my real phone sound. I also get an alarm clock ringing, which is also not like the real one. There seems to be no pattern to when I hear these sounds, but I am interested in the stress theory as my life has been exceptionally stressful for the last 8 months and the bells have only been happening during that time.

    Comment by Jean — March 23, 2010 #

  62. I’ve heard a doorbell (in my head!) while asleep
    since moving to the house I am now in.
    twice Ive gone downstairs to see no one there.
    it’s always at odd hours.(4am, midnight, 2am,3am… a time most people wouldnt be awake)
    was getting really creeped out.
    now i have to wait and think about the sound and if I really heard it or if it was the one i hear in my head!

    Comment by Stacey — April 8, 2010 #

  63. I used to hear door bells at all hours in the months leading up to my husbands death…never before that. My husband died unexpectedly from a stroke. Since then no more doorbells. Do you think it was some kind of warning?

    Comment by BK — April 10, 2010 #

  64. I first started hearing doorbells while I was asleep over 6 years ago for no special reason. Then again when my husband left for Iraq 5 years ago they increased dramatically. I also started having horrible migraines at the same time. I would wake up and run to the door with my heart pounding but no one would be there. I realized the doorbell was not the sound of our bell but an older type bell. We have moved many times since then and still get the doorbell phantom. I decided to look today for any new info on this strange thing and found this page. I have a ROCKING migraine today and last night I heard the doorbell twice but did not get up because it was not “our” bell. I have done sleep tests and was diagnosed with insomnia. I do think the bell has to do with stress and fatigue. I also agree that it is a type of reminder. I seem to hear the doorbell when I have a lot on my mind. My mother suffers from migraines but does not hear a bell but rather loud music, in her head, just before a migraine attack. There is such a thing referred to as head explosion where you are awakened by loud banging, thuds, roaring etc,. type sounds that are “in your head” and no one else hears. I don’t know how if the doorbell is tied in with my headaches yet. Unless it has to do with being in between awake and asleep which is how insomnia kinda works, you never actual enter REM sleep. Thanks for having a blog to vent on it certainly helps not being the only one.

    Comment by Vangy — April 27, 2010 #

  65. I am wide awake in my house and hear the doorbell. It has happend about four times so far. I am reading the blogs but everyone has been sleeping when it has happend to them.

    Any Ideas?

    Comment by Renee — May 1, 2010 #

  66. Renee

    I am not always sleeping when I hear phantom doorbell. It happens a lot lately. Usually I can tell the difference between the phantom and the real doorbell more easily when fully awake. Anyone else?

    Comment by admin — May 1, 2010 #

  67. Renee
    I have been wide awake when I’ve heard it also. And always in my bedroom. My house is pretty small and it is as loud as if the bell is actually in the room with me. I’ve not been lying down each time I’ve heard it either. Guess what…What is strange is my normal doorbell cannot be heard when I’m in my bedroom. But, I still go to all of the doors and look for someone to be there. Not sure how I know it is phantom or why I insist on looking around the house anyway.

    Comment by Shelia — May 1, 2010 #

  68. Thanks for the responses.. I’m not happy that you are hearing this phantom doorbell ring.. But I am relieved that I am not the only who hear this while awake. Thanks..~R~

    Comment by Renee — May 2, 2010 #

  69. Before I make my comments, I want to qualify a few things. I am probably one of the most overly analytical people you could ever meet. I can usually find a logical explanation for the most bizarre occurrences/phenomenons. I have literally been in the middle of a dream that seemed impossible or illogical, and rationalized (in the dream) that things were senseless, then told myself (in the dream) to wake up because I was dreaming. That being said…. this “phantom doorbell” event has occurred often enough – without explanation – that I decided to do a search about it this morning. I was really surprised and relieved to see that I’m not the only person experiencing this problem. As with others, the chime startles me to full alert, and on some occasions it’s actually a door knock. I’ve gotten up immediately to check all the doors which all have auto lights (with motion detectors) on them. The lights are not actuated, and there is never anyone at the door. Additionally, I travel often during the week and have heard the doorbell while in my hotel room, which by the way has no doorbell. Now….I will admit that I am very a light and alert sleeper, and sometimes take a sleep aid at night. But I’ve experienced this with and without the sleep aid. I’m also an early riser (6AM or earlier) by nature, but the disturbances usually occur between 1AM and 3AM. Is it possible that this some sort pressure from an inner ear infection (which I’ve had in the past) or congestion from a cold or allergies? Or, I’m going out on a limb here, is it a warning or premonition for future events. I’ve participated in a sleep study in the past, and was cleared as not having a problem with sleep apnea. I know this may sound contradictory to my opening statement, but I am a very spiritual person (I believe in Jesus Christ) and have experienced visions through dreams in the past. Thanks for your comments.

    Comment by Al — May 22, 2010 #

  70. I too am a Christian (Pentecostal)but do not assume that there is a connection to Christianity and these sounds we are hearing. The few times I’ve heard the phantom doorbell it was a definite Ding Dong. LOL. However, in the past few months a couple of times I’ve had a Beep that was in a triplet. It sounds like the old pagers! My cell phone has no sound like that nor any other device in the house that I know of. Again, as when I’ve heard the doorbell it was loud and it was in my bedroom. Of course I get up and look around for a stop watch, clock, or any other alarm it may be but find nothing. This is extremely strange. No one goes to my room but me, so there is not much chance that someone has left a pager in my room that I’m unaware of. No event after the fact seems to connect to these sounds. Anyone have an opinion regarding a beeper sound being a progression to another dimension of this phenomena or a regression!… LOL I think I’ve matured in my spiritual life a lot this past year and find it hard to believe that if God was trying to contact us he would use such a suttle experience as bells. Doesn’t he use burning bushes and handwriting coming out of thin air? Ok I’m being silly. What is your opinion, which carries more urgency a doorbell or a pager? Just an inquiring mind wanting to know! Shelia

    Comment by Shelia — May 22, 2010 #

  71. I came across this website as i googled ‘hearing my door chap while sleeping’. I dont have a door bell so my letter box it there to chap. For the second time at early hours of the morning(4am) i jumped out of bed with my heart pounding, looked out my bedroom window, to my door to find noone there. It was so loud and exactly as my door would sound. I was curious to find what this meant. I have came across that it means its our spirtual inner self giving us a message of our inner self feelings and to act and believe what we are telling ourselfs inside. I have been having some problems with fellow friends, which have left me thinking strongley of the human being, their motives, personalities and why people say what they say to people which can hurt them. I believe this has happened to me to tell me to listen to my inner voice and believe in myself and be the stronger better person! Does anyone else have a similar story to mine?

    Comment by Jennifer — May 28, 2010 #

  72. Me again, i posted the post above… i have since looked up various sites with answers to ‘door knocking’ and have each given me different answers… im confused??!!

    Comment by Jennifer — May 28, 2010 #

  73. Jennifer (and everyone), dream interpretation is not a science. It is an art. There is no one interpretation of anything that will apply to everyone, because dreams are a way that our own subconscious uses to communicate with us, using the images and experiences we all have stored in our memories. The subconscious tends to communicate in images (symbols) rather than words. It may also use sounds, smells, and feelings. As a brain researcher might put it, dreams are more of a right-brained experience, dealing in patterns and images rather than words.

    Since each of us has different memories and stored images, the same image can mean different things to different people—at different times.

    Unfortunately lots of people assume that every symbol or image means the same to everyone in all times and places. So there are lots of silly books and websites that give “dream dictionaries” or left-brained theories. That is, they are based on logic and theories rather than explaining that the meaning of dreams depends on the person who has the dream. Unfortunately some people try to be authorities by telling everyone the same meaning for their dream images, and that just does not work.

    I recommend reading books like “Creative Dreaming” and any of the dream books by Robert Moss to learn how to interpret your own dreams and help others learn to interpret theirs. Only you can say for sure what any dream means to you, and sometimes it takes some work to allow yourself to understand that.

    I hope this helps.

    Comment by admin — May 28, 2010 #

  74. OMG….I posted a comment on this blog on May 22nd about my experience with the phantom doorbell. After my post, I did some additional searches on the web, and generally speaking there are two paths of thought on the subject. One, being the more common spiritual aspect, and the second being a more superstitious explanation. On one of the more “creative” websites, multiple bloggers posted that “the dream book” predicts that money is coming your way. Oddly enough, five days after posting my comments I received noticed that I will receive a “significant” (unexpected) deposit on June 15th. Coincidence?….most likely, but interestingly bizarre nonetheless. Hope it works out the same way for the rest of you guys – LOL.

    Comment by Al — May 31, 2010 #

  75. So I was home in bed sleeping just today… Heard my doorbell ring … No one there… Checked my camera and it was blurred out right at the same time… Freaked me out…. Googled it found this sight… I was having a bad dream…. I am 41 this has never happened before…keep righting it’s helpful.

    Comment by Shannon — June 25, 2010 #

  76. I’ve had the both the “doorbell” (most common) and the “telephone” (less common, sounds just like our real modern phone). Today was the most recent time hearing the doorbell around 8 a.m. In fact I cannot remember hearing it at night. Most often I hear it during the morning.

    My first impression (scientific) is that what most of us share in common is what is sometimes called an “aural” orientation. For instance, many may be able to play or sing music by ear and have a good sense of pitch and remember quite easily things we’ve heard rather like they were being re-played on a tape recorder or similar.

    If indeed the “doorbell” is a dream, then we are likely replaying something we know by sound (our primary orientation). Note, it doesn’t have to be the phone or doorbell we actually have; it can be any phone or doorbell we’ve ever heard, since the subconcious saves many things we’ve never dreamt we’d be able to remember.

    Comment by Gunnar N — July 1, 2010 #

  77. 4:30 this morning I found myself jumping out of bed and running to my front door looking out the peep hole. I heard a loud and clear, “dink-donk” (like an old push bell) – “heard it”/felt it (felt a slight push) in the location of my third eye. Funny thing is, I don’t have a door bell! I live in an apartment building and friends call my cell for me to let them in. Cell phone was off. I’m so happy to have found this posting. Has been on my mind all day and I can still hear and feel the sound clearly.

    Comment by Anne — July 24, 2010 #

  78. i am often awaken by the “phantom doorbell” infact just this morning i awoke to its sound. it leaves my heart pounding too! what is the deal with that? i wonder if i need to be concerned with my brain.

    Comment by sumer — August 13, 2010 #

  79. I have started hearing a doorbell, and last night I lost count at how many times I heard it. About every 50 to 60 minutes I hear the doorbell which is a very loud ding. What does this mean? I am under a lot of stress…my dad passed away last year…having financial problems…in poor health myself. Anyone have any ideas? I hope I’m like one person who received money. :)

    Comment by Donna — August 22, 2010 #

  80. I was just awoken 2 hours ago by the phantom door bell. This is nothing new to me. However, it first started when I moved into this apartment. My old place didn’t have a doorbell, so I was never awakened by a sound. & my childhood residence did have a doorbell, but I was never awakened by the noise. I’d say about 7 months ago this started. I’m actually scared of the sound of a doorbell, slightly phobic of it, but not terrified. It’s an irrational fear I’ve had since I was young. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one being awoken by this. I also jump up & go to the door, heart racing, & no one is there. Some weeks I hear it every morning. This is the first time in a couple months it has happened again.

    Comment by Rane — September 7, 2010 #

  81. I have heard the old doorbell since 2008 and I know it’s not my doorbell because this beel does sound as it is from 1900-1920…

    I hear sometimes like an old car like in the old charlie Chaplin movies.

    The car have a honk outside of the car if you have seen it on old movies.

    Why does it sounding old and not from today ?

    One night did I waked up like it was someone that was blowing hard in my right ear but the strange was, that I was laying on my right ear !

    I always nowdays am going up from my bed and watch TV to calm me down and ALWAYS is it something on TV that seems to be adressed to me.

    Today do I believe that someone from another dimension want us to look around where we live to see a message laying for us or like for me a program I should see on TV that was an important message in.

    Comment by Eva — September 14, 2010 #

  82. I used to hear the doorbell and only in the morning on Saturdays when I didn’t have to get up! I moved to a new place about 4 months ago with no doorbell. Twice this week I hear the cell phone text message beep at 5am both times, first time I had this happen since I moved. No text message on my phone. Odd! So glad to know I am not alone.

    Comment by Murkie — October 8, 2010 #

  83. For the last 4 months have heard a doorbell ringing at 5 am sometimes 7 am sometmes 3 x a week sometimes 4x a week even.. I look open the door,, nobody is there…. I live on a a dead end street with hardly any cars going by… It got to the points that i actually thought i was losing my mind.. I would alway ssleeping then out of the blue :”DING DONG: so loud it would wake me up… im a very light sleeper. even if a birds are chirping it wakes me up so u can imagine my door bell … im awake asP. @ 2 weeks ago i was almost killed ina car accident on the higwway. I lost control of my car. ran into the medium. hit a pole then went flying onto oncomingtraffic which was 4 lins. then my car caught on fire. ITS a miracle i ddnt kill anyone or myself. EVER SINCE MY ACCIDENT the doorbells STOPPED Completely!! I know this was a sign and I had angels or something watching over me.

    Comment by Tinka — October 9, 2010 #

  84. I also had a situation last year where i was sleeping soundly in my new townhouse. my first nite.. all of a sudden i get woken up by a noise so lud it sounde dlike someone had a tv or radio on. with static and lack.white noise .. I actually thought it was my neighbor blasting the tv. I wa proceding to get up and i could not . I was completely paralyzed and was unable to move .. the noise was like in my head almost like telapthy or something THe only thing I could do was blink my eyes and stare at the clock. Then I heard a womens voice say my name CLEARLY and said” DOnt worry its just me I just came to check on u “.. It sounded like my grandmother who passed on . THen mY MATTRESS actually indended and I could feel it move like someonw was sitting there.. the “white ‘ noise still continued .. then stopped and I could move again… this wa about 530 am. I knew my mother gets up at 6 am so I called her and said “MOM DID ANYTHNING STRANGE happend last nite? she said no .. why??.. I said mom i cant tell u now id rather tell u face to face.. I got to her house at 7 am and as s soon as i opned the doors she said to me “whats weird is RIGHT AFTER u got off the phone with me the doorbell rang and NOBODY WAS THERE
    ///… SO yes I BELIEVE this is something to do with the otherside…

    Comment by Tinka — October 9, 2010 #

  85. I am glad i am not alone.. This is the 1st site i came across when I typed in phantom phone call.. I went trhougha period of time where i woudl wake up heart pounding cos i thought i heard my mobile ringing. Whne i looke dno one had called! It happened for weeks. Then a week before I had a new hoemline installed a house phone ringing woke me up.. Yet We had no phone line! I am a spiritual person so im hoping once I have looked at other sites I may find a cool reason. Hopefully ill be able to read all of teh replys on your site ..

    Comment by Ky — October 21, 2010 #

  86. About time I found a site where several people have experienced this!! I have experienced this lately..a ‘DING DONG’ sound. My heart would race and I would check the door and no one there. Sometimes if it isn’t a door bell, it is someone calling my name, just a few days ago, it sounded like my husband, I woke up saying “what?” but no response..I realized he was sleeping. This use to happen to me when I was little too. Sometimes it would a familiar voice..perhaps as to not scare me.
    I am glad to see that I am not the only one…what I have been doing now is if I hear a ‘door bell’ or ‘my name’ I just get up (reluctantly..not a morning person) and spend time with God. I am a Christian and I think of the verse Revelation 3:20 “Look!I stand at the door and knock.If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”….perhaps all of us are called to something greater than ourselves..don’t know…I am thankful for this site.

    Comment by Jen — October 26, 2010 #

  87. When you hear a doorbell ring, it usually means an opporunity is coming your way such as a job. In addition, it could also mean that a person that you have not seen in some time is coming to visit you.

    Comment by Barbara — October 29, 2010 #

  88. Thank you all for relieving my belief that I was going mad. During the night, I hear clearly our doorbell ring and wake instantly. I used to get up or poke hubby, but I know now it isn’t real. None of the dream comments seem to fit, but I’ll keep looking for a reason.

    Comment by Karol — November 15, 2010 #

  89. I have had a the phantom door bell for many many years. I have not had it for ages and ages, when last night I had it. But an hour later my phone had moved off the dresing table onto the floor, and another hour later I had woke to find the picture above my head suspended an inch or two from the wall as if someone was peeking under it. I saw it drop back into position. The previous evening I had been awoken by my kithcen chair screaching along the tiles. Four things in 48 hours. I believe its loved ones communicating from the other side. A letter arrived today offering me an interview for a job, but it had been delayed in the post, and as a result I missed the interview. I strongly believe someone was trying to communicate this from beyond!!

    Comment by jobo — November 16, 2010 #

  90. Recently I experienced some severe sleep apnea/asphyxia due to an acute allergic reaction to an environmental pollutant. (In this case burning plants from inconsiderate neighbors…) Around the same time, after several nights of restless sleep, I started occasionally hearing a “Bing bong” doorbell-like sound frequently in the dead of sleep. I did a bunch or research and found a lot of possible answers, but I never had a special visitor or job opportunity pop up like a lot of people predicted. It got so bad I decided to talk to my doctor about it.

    After talking to my doctor she informed me that I should see a sleep specialist. I did so and while I was talking with the sleep specialist he asked me if I was hearing telephones or bells chiming or gongs/cymbals banging. When I told him I was hearing a doorbell, he told me that it was common for people who are drowning or suffocating to hear those sounds as a way to keep us conscious and fighting for breath. It also happens when we are asleep to rouse us enough to switch sleeping positions for better airflow or to get us to awaken and take a breath. It was quite scary to learn this!

    Now I am not saying that this is the case, but after getting my allergy treatments the restless sleep got better. I still get the ringing from-time-to-time, but much less than I used to.

    I recently started getting the ringing again, but I am having trouble breathing again since the irritant has returned. I hope this helps people. It helped me understand it, but I am frightened it is happening to me…

    Comment by Trent Ayers — November 18, 2010 #

  91. Thanks, Trent. That is really interesting. I think you are the first person who has talked to a sleep specialist and let us know what s/he said.

    Comment by White Cranes — November 30, 2010 #

  92. During the wee hours of this morning roughly 3 or 4 (never looked at the time), I heard incessant doorbell ringing. My eyes flew open, and my heart was racing. Naturally, when you hear a doorbell ringing during the wee hours of the AM, you think it must be bad news. I shook it off after I calmed down. I went back to sleep, and another series of incessant doorbell ringing ensued. Yet again, I didn’t look at the time. I hopped out of bed like I had seen and/or felt the Holy Ghost. I looked out of my front door, and I saw the street lights through the door. I didn’t have on the porch light, but I was looking for the motion detector lights, which were not on. After calming down, I decided that I couldn’t stay in my house. I’m not sure if it’s something in my home that’s triggering the doorbells or what, but I had to get out of there at that moment. I had another dream, but I can’t determine whether or not it was between or after the doorbell sequences. There was a message. First word was, “Lol.” I can’t remember the rest. I just remember a couple of key words. Trigger or Trigga. I thought the doorbell ringing was symbolic because my Great-Grandmother was buried close to this time y-day. I’m also attributing it to my girlfriend. I read a Hindu interpretation, and in a general synopsis, it says that my dream was indicative of my desire to touch her + see her physically. It also said that she was probably the person ringing the doorbell, but when opening the door, she wasn’t there and that I’m supposed to go to her. Ironically enough, she said something similar to that a few weeks ago. If I want to be with her, I need to come to her and show her. Is it possible that the incessant doorbell ringing was my wake-up call to get it together + step up to the plate in my relationship?

    Comment by Brittany — December 5, 2010 #

  93. Just wanted to add that it was clearly the front doorbell. I have one under my garage, but the two sound entirely different. I live in a very quiet residential area so the likelihood of kids playing around is 0. I think I’m going to visit a sleep specialist and see what comes of it. To be honest, it scared the hell out of me, and I was probably closer to a panic attack than I actually realized.

    Comment by Brittany — December 5, 2010 #

  94. I have many kind of signals and in any times of the day when I take a nap or sleep for the night.

    I am use with it now so I know I need to go up from my bed and check out on TV if it´s something I should watch or if it´s something on Internet that I need to read.

    It is 100% that there is something that I should picked up as a knowledge in my work as a Pastor.

    Comment by Eva — December 5, 2010 #

  95. I moved to my apartment 6 weeks ago after my husband of 30 years divorced me, I’ve been very ill for six years thus reason for divorce, I’ve spent last year in solitude praying, I’ve been very blessed by God, emotional pain deep, I moved from FL to ME no family, no friends, struggle everyday as I have since illness began, within past week doorbell has rung once after midnight, on two nights, dog barks like crazy no one is there, when I moved in the inside chime was gone and I asked maintenace to replace it, as if anyone would be visitng me in bed 90% of time, 11 years of college, career children home now NOTHING

    Comment by KAY — December 8, 2010 #

  96. I am not asleep when doorbell rings, both times I’ve been in my bedroom VERY AWAKE DOG BARKS LIKE CRAZY, i am a wounded lost soul, faith hope in my prayers but emotional pain is always present

    Comment by KAY — December 8, 2010 #

  97. Kay

    I have never heard of a dog responding to a phantom doorbell. There may be another phenomenon at work here, especially since someone had deactivated the doorbell before. Maybe you have a prankster. Maybe the wiring is bad. Or there could be restless spirits such as a ghost.

    Not to worry you, but if I were you I would talk to the neighbors and see if the previous tenant was bothered by doorbell ringing and maybe had it removed for that reason. If so, then you may want to take steps to identify a prankster. How often does this happen?

    Also, maybe you can get the landlord, or someone else, to check the wiring. Loose wiring can be intermittently set off by vibrations, such as a plane overhead or a truck on a nearby street, that we do not consciously notice.

    If there truly is no human prankster, and the wiring checks out OK, then it would be a good idea to do a spiritual cleansing of your home to remove any outside influences or remnants of the emotions of previous tenants. That is always a good idea when you move to a new place, and it is good to do it periodically anyway.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by White Cranes — December 8, 2010 #

  98. Last night my boyfriend was having a bad dream. About the time I tried to wake up to wake him up the doorbell rang. I have heard this doorbell (which actually sounds like my real doorbell) several times over the last 5 years and each time I would look out the window and turn the driveway lights on to scare away possible intruders…but there are none. I have experienced other odd phenomenons such as seeing an accident seconds before it happened (like a movie running in my mind) and being able to avoid it, so I am open to alternate explainations. But I was surprised to see so many others who have experienced the same thing.

    Comment by skcoolgirl — December 26, 2010 #

  99. I hear the phantom doorbell all the time when I’m trying to sleep. It is always within the first 45 minutes of falling asleep. Probably less than that because I sleep with a sound machine with a timer set for 45 minutes and it is still going when I wake up. And it is always when I take a nap not at night. Upon waking, my heart is pounding and then no matter what I do, I can’t fall back to sleep and I toss and turn and eventually forget about taking the nap. And I know that this isn’t because I’ve overslept and need to get up since it is right after I’ve fallen asleep. Great to know that I’m not the only one.

    Comment by Susan — January 2, 2011 #

  100. Ok folks…it’s been 2 years since I’ve posted here. I didn’t know that much time had passed. It was originally regarding the doorbell. This time I heard a distinct loud knock that sounded like it was on the wall in my room. It woke me from a dream and my heart was about to come out of my chest. I looked at my cat and she was calm but awake and my daughter was in her room sound asleep. I could find nothing. It was 5 knocks before daylight at about 5:30a. Someone on this site said they heard a knock like hammering and I thought yeah that’s a good way to explain it. It was similiar to a hammer but with the impression someone adamantly wanted my attention. The real kicker is that my 16 year old said the next night she woke to the same knocking only she heard it two separate times during the same night. She didn’t have a clock by the bed to notice what time it happened. Now I would think we have a stalker but I made her go out and knock on the side of the house since both of our bedrooms are one the same side. When we tried that you could also here the walls and pictures rattle. So I’m convinced there ia not a real person behind these knocks! It was loud and clear like someone was knocking from the inside. I’m a little more than spooked. Here’s the icing on the cake….The same morning after the knock on the bedroom wall, hours after it was daylight, I was at my computer in the dining room. I got up to go to another room and I heard a flock of birds near me. I do have a window in the dining room but have never heard birds there! It was very brief and again I didn’t see anything just like the doorbell a few years ago or the knocks on the wall a few nights ago. I told my daugher that I heard birds in the dining froom and now I read someone on this site heard birds also. Are we going insane? Could this be a medical condition and if it is a medical condition why would it be several years between incidents? Doorbells, knocks on the wall and bird sounds???? Oh My…. It makes me want to cry… Am I going to or have I gone insane? Why would my teen here the knocking also? This knocking sound came at the end of a dream that felt like a premonition. I rarely remember my dreams so I went over it in my mind as soon as I calmed down to replay it. I was in a desert and confused about how to change the currency for a purchase. A gentleman was asking me how to make the correct exchange and I was trying to decipher it but was getting frustrated as to whether I was correct or not. I felt I almost had the answer when in my dream I looked up to a door in the courtyard. Through the door I saw a shadow of a man holding an open book. I was relieved and knew he was going to give me the answer that I needed but that’s when that darn audible knock came and I woke with my heart pounding. Such weird timing…the dream ended peacefully but the knock distracted me and then made me want to remember the dream with all of the details. Which were way to many to list here….Life sure keeps us on our toes huh?

    Comment by Shelia — January 2, 2011 #

  101. Just a brief update. I was just in a very deep sleep, and my phone has apparently rang multiple times during my sleep. Suddenly, my phone started ringing, and it scared the mess out of me. The phone was under a bunch of pillows, but it didn’t even sound muffled. The song that was playing was “On Bended Knee” by Boyz II Men. The relevance is that song applies to my current situation with my ex fiance. During the door bell phenomenon in early December, I was supposed to be with my ex fiance on the night that iþ happened. The other thing is that it had been almost a year since my Great-Grandmother’s death and funeral. I had been thinking about her quite heavily. I started thinking about how she wouldn’t be at my wedding or see me graduate from med school. It was taking a toll on me. In my relationship, we were having problems that stemmed from my past. My ex can’t saying, “Just let me love you.” I was so shaken up that a paranormal journal will be featuring my story this month, and I was surprised because they receive a high volume of e-mails and such. I would love some answers because after the doorbell sequence, I was deathly afraid to sleep. I stayed awake–even during the day. I will post the link to the journal once I grab it out of my e-mail. I’m very curious to see what they have to say. I’m very glad that I’m not alone. It feels good to know that I’m not a freak of nature. Also, I noticed that someone else has premonition like visions. I do as well. I don’t know when they are going to happen, but I see them in advance. Like when my aunt was in an abusive relationship. I saw myself driving to her house and pulling up to a scene full of cops and everything. I couldn’t stop it because I didn’t know the date. My visions shake me up b/c I don’t care to know the future if there’s nothing I can do. I’ll keep you guys posted. :)

    Comment by Brittany — January 4, 2011 #

  102. This site has been very interesting for me lol. I jumped out of bed around 2am the other night after hearing the doorbell. It freaked me out cause like who the hek rings someone’s doorbell at 2am right!! Anyway, I noticed no one else in my home had stirred as I rushed to the window to peek out…..no one there!!!! Then I figured, you must have been dreaming you twit. BUT, my Dad passed away last month and my friends tried to tell me it is my Dad. However, everything I read says it is an opportunity presenting itself or variables of that. Now I see that ALOT of people have the same dream. Guess I will just keep hoping for a visit from Dad :))))Thanks for sharing all :))

    Comment by Deb — January 21, 2011 #

  103. Hi Guys

    Yes, this happens to me on occasion, it occurred this morning. I jumped out of bed heart pounding and looked out the window, nobody there. When this happens, I pray, I believe someone is asking for help or maybe the prayers may prevent something from happening somewhere in the world.

    If you get awoken in the middle of the night, you are being protected. During the night you are spiritually under attack, you are awoken to prevent the attack, usually occurs at around 3.00am. Reason why you should bless yourself before going to sleep.

    Comment by Maggie — January 27, 2011 #

  104. it started about 2-3 years ago that i would hear my phone ring about 6am.i’m retired/disabled so there is no need to get out of bed any particular time.i would hear it about every 3-4 weeks and it would ring only once.my wife or dog wouldn’t hear it and i knew it was in my head only.never gave it much thought until i found this site and saw it happens to many others.however,this morning,for the first time i heard my doorbell ring one time.it wasn’t the same chime as our bell and it was loud compared to what mine is for the bedroom.i got out of bed after lying there for 5-10 minutes waiting for another ring or a knock only to look out windows and see that there was nobody anywhere.it doesn’t bother me,other than the thought i may be getting senile or something.i’ll be 64 this year.i hope somebody can figure out what is going on.thanks and hello to all.george

    Comment by george kraus — January 31, 2011 #

  105. When in your way to wake up or fall to sleep are you as most relaxed and that is why spirits can reach you and use the bell to make you pay attention that the spirit is in your home and maybe want to talk with you.

    Comment by Eva — January 31, 2011 #

  106. The single chime woke me up this morning as well. No footprints in the snow outside my door. What made this morning different, is that my dog heard it also and immediately barked as if it were the door.

    This, along with knocks and the calling of my name have consisantly woken me over the years.

    Comment by Jeff — February 6, 2011 #

  107. Hi all, Found this website when googling about my “phantom” doorbell. My current doorbell is set on the 2 tone “ding-dong” ring. 4 yeare previously we set its predecessor on the “Westminster Chime” (8 note chime like Big Ben), but tired of that and changed it to the current “ding-dong”. Since the first doorbell was set on the 2 tone ring, the Westminster Chime (8 notes) has gone off periodically, very clearly and audibly and there is never anyone at the door. Five years ago, I lost my eldest son, aged 15, in a road accident, so I did wonder…. My husband, an electrician, found it very bewildering because he said it couldn’t physically be possible to go off like that on a different setting. When you rung it normally it always emitted a “ding dong”, so he tried to “repair” it but ended up breaking it and we bought a new one.

    The new doorbell (bought 3 and a half years ago) was immediately set up on a 2 tone ring. However, within weeks the “Westminster” chime would go off, with no-one at the door and the doorbell chiming “normally” when pressed. This happens at any time of the day or night. I have heard it in my sleep, been woken up by it, at 05:45, 06:00, 06:15, mid morning, afternoon or evening. Yet we might spend months not hearing it. My husband couldn’t explain it, but I told him to leave it alone. In 2007, he also passed away. The Westminster chime continues …. Sometimes I am in on my own, sometimes I hear it with my other 3 children, sometimes with my sister, friends, or even workmen. I have no chiming clocks or other devices I can attribute it to, but am deeply spiritual and, having ruled out most so-called “logical” explanations, wonder
    whether it is indeed my dearly departed greeting us all in a non-frightening way.

    P.S. to the lady who heard the “knocking” in the night, it reminds me of a passage in the medium, Stephon O’Brien’s book “Visions of Another World”. He heard knocking during the night during his childhood years. It turned out to the spirit world calling to him and he did indeed become a medium in his adult years.

    Regards to all Isabelle

    Comment by isabelle — February 17, 2011 #

  108. I agree with Isabelle that is the other side that am calling for attention.

    When I have been in psychic meetings does the whole meeting be about my past away people, not only my family members but also neighbors that want to come forward and talk so it isn´t strange that all those that know me in my past want to come forward because I was very much abused and they want to tell me they understand now what they did to me and ask me for forgivness.

    I recommend you that maybe don´t have so many that can call for you to go to a REAL psychic person so this one that ring the bells can come forward and talk to you so maybe it stop ringing.

    I think one thing we have in common that we are of spiritual nature and an open person.

    I Love you all my spiritual sisters ( any man here ? )


    Comment by Eva — February 17, 2011 #

  109. I heard 2 doorbell chimes around 3:00 a.m on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. I had heard one chime, once before, in 2006. The night before, Feb 19th, I had been speaking with my sisters about how different our childhoods were and how I felt I had been mistreated, neglected and treated differently by my mother. My mother passed away in Dec. 2010 and my uncle passed away in 2006. My home is 12 years old and there is not a problem with the wiring. I have also heard the knocking and hammering sounds off and on for the past 10 years. I have heard my name clearly called. I hear a man and a woman having a clear conversation between each other. I am always asleep, at home and awake suddenly when these incdents happen.I was an abused child and in my adult years became highly intuitive. I am not on medication, I have a career, work everyday and everything else in my life is normal except for these incidents. I feel that it is the Other Side trying to make contact. I would be curious to know if anyone has had the four incidents of an abusive childhood, voice calling your name, the doorbell chimes and the knocking sounds.

    Comment by Jess — February 20, 2011 #

  110. I have the common with you Jess, that I was very abused child of my whole family.

    There was people around me that knew and saw I was abused and had a very hard time in my family but they never said anything to the police.

    Now when they are dead do they want to have contact with me to ask me to forgive them.

    I had God Almighty coming down to me in year 2000 and God changed my life total. In this meeting was standing Jesus with 5 “dead” people.

    4 of them ask me for forgiveness and I do 100% believe that Jesus have told them that if I can forgive them for what they have done to me should he bare their case to God so they can stay in heaven and not go to hell.

    That´s why I have those sounds around me and it can fit on other people.

    For you Jess do I think it is your uncle telling you it´s he by have the hammer as it was in his time a male tool and mybe he liked to do some works or was working with things where he needed a hammer.

    I can see him standing in a suit with a bowler hat on his head knocking with the hammer.

    It doesn´t work so good to tell them their names because after death is our names no important anymore so they don´t listen to it, better is it to find out something special they said or sang for them to come forward and talk to you.

    I have also learn to make up your mind before you fall to sleep to ask them to tell you why they are ringing the bell.

    Bells is what we use when visit people. A bell requiare that we are saying “come in” or that we open the door by ourself.

    They are outside in their world and want to come in to our world ( home ) and need to get permission to come in, are you frighten about the bell will they continue to ring the bell.

    So say ” COME IN THE DOOR IS OPEN ! ”

    I hope this helped someone.

    Comment by Eva — February 21, 2011 #

  111. Hi Jess and Eva,

    I don’t share your experiences of abuse – my spiritual path started with the death of my eldest son over 5 years ago.

    My instinct would be to suggest you should go to your local spiritualist churches and see if you are offered messages from your family in spirit. The mediums there could also give you advice should you wish to develop your budding mediumship
    qualities. I would follow this through so that you can all finally achieve peace of mind.

    Good luck.

    Comment by isabelle — February 21, 2011 #

  112. Thank you for the answer Isabelle. I have been to a spirtual church many times but the members didn´t liked me because all those spirits that wanted to talk to me occupided all the time so other people had no chance to get their love once spirit to come forward.

    We had to pay for it as we invited famouse physic people so ofcourse they wanted to get something for their money. It seemsed that they thought I did something to make the spirit come forward but you can´t because it is all up to them if they want or not.

    One time was it a physic guest that tried to avoid to let one more spirit come forward that was from me but he knock her so hard in her back so she had to let him talk and another spirit tricked her by let her believe it was a spirit to someone else and I was embarresed to say it was also for me when the woman she talked to didn´t find any connection to that spirit but I could tell who it was.

    So I was not welcomed but maybe I can go there again because it is at lest 5 years since I was there so the other members must have got their messages by now.

    The only thing I did was to say loudly out before I left home ” I can´t talk to you so now am I going to someone that hear you and can tell me what you want so if you have a message for me fallow me ”

    I wanted to talk to my mother because I knew she was one of the spirits in my home. I took with me her photo as a young woman. It can be something that the spirit love also if you want them to come forward, it attract them.

    But I didn´t do it to the other spirits as I wanted most to talk to my mother.

    One time had I eating shrimps before I went but had brushed my teeth before leaving.

    The first my mother´s spirit said when she come forward was that I should not eat shrimps….what a surprise it was that she had seen it in my home before I left. I sat far away from the physic leader so she couldn´t smell anything and assume it.

    The leader for the church have classes to develope to be a medium but it´s very expencive and in a place where I can´t go when I have no car.

    I am not in to newage and they talk so much about things that I don´t believe in so it´s almost going over to a satanistic movement and that´s why they maybe don´t want me there either because many are witches and I am coming from God.

    I have to be careful so I don´t disobey God and join wrong people as I am Pastor.

    God´s blessing !

    Comment by Eva — February 21, 2011 #

  113. Hi Eva and Isabelle. Thank you both for the comments. I will look into the spiritual churches in my area and I know these incidents are coming from the Other Side. Eva: prawns are better for you as they are raised in fresh water and I actually prefer and like prawns better than shrimp. Shrimp is usually raised in unchartered waters and are known as a bottom of the water feeder and if you are located in any of the southern states where the oil spill recently occured, I would suggest you try prawns instead of shrimp. You would not have to worry about what the shrimp has eaten or been contaminated with and the prawns have been in fresh water.

    Comment by Jess — February 21, 2011 #

  114. I’m so glad I visited this site.
    I woke up out of a deep sleep this morning at 5:33am to hearing two loud knocks and (male voice) calling my name. It seemed so very real and I looked around my home but everyone was asleep. (I cannot place the voice though and shudder to the thought that our family knew a young man that passed away in an MVA the night before). This has never happened to me in the past, but from reading the comments it seems that a common thread from either a doorbell ringing OR a door knocking it happens twice. Very strange. I suppose it “just is what it is”. Any input is appreciated. Cheers~

    Comment by Stacey — March 3, 2011 #

  115. Since my last posting, I have been told that psychic Mediums in their beginning years had the experience of the knocking sounds, doorbells, and the voices calling their name. I was told that if the spirits know that you can hear them, they will seek you out because they know you can hear them and receive and pass messages on to the living. I had lost an item and the location of the item came to me in a dream as clear as day. I still hear the voices and the knocks but have not heard the doorbell recently.

    Comment by Jess — March 4, 2011 #

  116. This is not about the doorbells I hear but I want to tell something that happen in the time of the doorbells call.

    One morning when I sat in my bed and was working to put my clothes on did I hear a clicking sound in the air, about little over my head and a arm lenght away.

    I heard something fall on the floor and when I looked was it laying a little gold piece that look like a fir cone. It was nothing I have owned it was something new charm for me. It is only 7mm heigh and 4 mm wide.

    Comment by Eva — March 4, 2011 #

  117. I hear the doorbell only on occasion now and sometimes the knocking on the door. I do hear whispering and often I see things flash by in the corner of my eye. I do get the occasion where I just about see someone beside me but they are gone before my eye can catch them or it. I post a few years ago but am more at ease with everyone’s input…thank you…so I don’t worry about it anymore. I have had an interesting life that possibly speaks to some of the comments out the senses we possess. So many people don’t believe me when I tell them the things that have happened to me…maybe some of you will. I have seen ghosts twice, I have been harassed by what I believe to be demons; with them holding me down in my bed and growling in my ear while I was wide awake. In a time of deep despair my guardian angel has appeared to me…shaking his head at the mess I had gotten into. My son later described my guardian angel to me to the exact detail saying the he believes we share the same one. I have seen UFO’s twice…this doesn’t mean flying saucers just UFO. Although one of them was hovering over a military base and lifted up and took off a high speed.
    I am fortunate that friends have been with me when I saw a ghost and a UFO…so I believe I’m not the only nut. One more point of interest I have also pulled a person out of a burning building, saved 2 of my sons from drowning…maybe we have a purpose that’s not always shown to us. Oh yeah I want to add that I believe 2 of my sons have the same sense…they claim to have seen ghosts and one of them harassed by a demon. One of my sons actually talked to a ghost when he was very young.

    Comment by Doug — March 6, 2011 #

  118. Doug: I believe you. Some people are able to see and hear things that others cannot. Just because you can tune into this does not make you a nut or crazy. I think you have been close to portals and have witnessed the Other Side by being close to the death situations. My intuition has really grown stronger with age and I am the youngest in my family and have seen others around me pass to the Other Side. I feel my intuition is getting stronger because I have so many other people on the Other Side and because I am getting closer to the Other Side. Spirits can attach themselves to the living (aka haunting) for whatever reason. When this happens it’s usually an unresolved situation that the spirit is angry with, a spirit trying to give a message or a spirit that is trapped and does not know that they are dead.

    Comment by Jess — March 6, 2011 #

  119. Approximately two years ago, I began hearing the “phantom” doorbell. Then I was awaken occassionally by the sound of one telephone ring. Each encounter startled and frightened me, but nothing like last night. I heard a knock, a loud rhythmic knock. It seemed to be either at my bedroom door or a door near my bedroom. It was inside my house. I am baffled! Has anyone other than Sheila experienced hearing this knock.

    Comment by Dee — March 15, 2011 #

  120. Hi Dee: As I said in my post a few days ago I hear knocking on occasion, not the rhythmic like you do. It use to disturb me quite a bit, but now I do not let it keep me awake as I know I have never been harmed by anything knocking yet. Now growling is a different matter that I should not be speaking of.

    Comment by Doug — March 15, 2011 #

  121. I heard my doorbell this night about 4 o´clock and this time was it a sound that was close to how my doorbell sounds but this time was the sound to far back for it to be my doorbell and it was in my bedroom the sound come from and not from the door.

    I don´t know why the sound was more soft this time but I welcome it as the normal sound is too loudly for my ears and sometimes does it scares me even if I know it´s not to be scared of.

    I had been talking to a shadow that I had in my room before I went to bed. I asked it to come forward and show up for me because he/she doesn´t scare me but instead did this shadow to show his presence by sounding as a door-bell.

    I had invited him home to me so why did he wanted to stay outside my door ?

    Or was it someone else that have heard I was speaking to the first one and this second was deeper in his/her timelayer or a deep away world ?

    I maybe not get any answer in this world but later on….then maybe someone is telling me : ” I called and I called for your attention by sounding as your doorbell “….. :)

    Comment by Eva — March 16, 2011 #

  122. I am 71 yrs old, and have had ringing doorbell many times off and on through the years. It does wake me and give me a racing heartbeat. The first thought is that perhaps the police are ringing the doorbell to tell me something serious has happened to a love one. Then I relax and realize it was just me. I have also heard my mothers voice calling me and I have heard the phantom phone ring. Now, I am wondering if since I have tinnitus that perhaps it is an inner ear thing. Also, I’m a light sleeper, and always have been.
    What interesting brains we have!!

    Comment by charlotte — March 28, 2011 #

  123. I heard at least twice doorbells that was ringing in my home this night between 11 and 2.

    I only noticed it as I start to be use with it. I know how my doorbell sounds and this was not right sound.

    But just after did I waked up with a feeling that I was not alone in my bedroom and I saw two men in the air looking at me.

    It is what I have said…. it is spirits that want attention.

    Comment by Eva — April 5, 2011 #

  124. After arguing with my husband yesterday, my 19 year old son came in as a mitigator and neutralize us. He was amazing. We all went to sleep feeling like our issues were settled. I was tossing and turning all night long, got up at 3am, husband came down at 4am then at 5am we both went back to bed only to be awaken by a phone ringing. we have several cell phones. none with that tone. it was 2 rings, pause and 2 rings again. an old fashion ring. We were both freaked out but dismissed it. But it did happen and i told my husband i need resolution. So after reading this blog i realize we are not alone. I feel safe just a bit freaked out.

    Comment by Iris — April 10, 2011 #

  125. does anyone have any other ideas on what’s really going on. One of my neigbor believes our home is on an Indian Burial Ground. im not sure of that. But they too say that they have experience sounds. No phone, but knocking on walls, voices, footsteps and recently their cat bolts out of the room after viewing the body curl and fur stands up like she saw something scary. Ps…my husband and i did resolve our issues. and it’s life like usual… I googled this and they say that it’s “An Awakening”. I think that is suppose to be a good thing. But not sure what we need to awaken from.

    Comment by Iris — April 10, 2011 #

  126. I too have been dealing with the phantom doorbell waking me up. It’s been going for about 5 years or so. It doesn’t happen all the time, but when it does, it is very clear. It gets me out of bed immediately. As of the last week or so, I am having a phantom telephone ring wake me up. It’s interesting because my bedroom phone has a strange ringer sound, but the sound that wakes me up is exactly that of my phone. I check the phone and there is no missed calls. Wonder what it means? It at times is scary. Any ideas?

    Comment by Gale — May 9, 2011 #

  127. Yesreday morning I heard a door bell ring from my left ear of which I awoke, it was around 5am, we don’t even have a door bell, I do recall it has happened to me before but it was quite a while ago, been having a few problems in my life, things are good at the moment so fingers crossed everything will stay good, was it a sign that everything is going to stay good in my life? I can’t help but think what does this mean? But I’m glad I’m not the only one ;-)

    Comment by nic — May 10, 2011 #

  128. Man doug i can relate i litterally have seen a demon and not like the horns and crazy skin stuff just somthin in a leather suit fready hands and a porcolin mask pretty scary when i used to read the bible and went joging i would hear a voice call my name and alot the past few years i have woke up in a almost asleep state where i cant move or wake up and i feel like somthing bad is gona happen this happend to me last night and i heard a ringing bell 3 times not sure what it means it occured to me it could be the lord knocking on our doors asking to come in any one think its possible ???

    Comment by BZK — May 11, 2011 #

  129. I wake up out of a deep sleep by doorbells and the telephone and last night a friend was complaining about the same thing, which really surprised me, but also made me feel better that I wasn’t the only one experiencing this phenomenon. Because we are both in our 70′s we were wondering if age had anything to do with it but apparently this is something normal for all ages. I sure feel better knowing there are other people experiencing this and it isn’t a matter of aging.

    Comment by Joyce — May 23, 2011 #

  130. I had the doorbell ring 3AM.. echoed in my ear, knew it wasn’t MY doorbell but knew it was a doorbell. Confused, I jumped up and peeked around the corner of my other room to the front window and caught a shadow hurry just out of sight. I ran to the window and nothing was there or running away. The experience did not feel positive at all. I have recently come to Jesus and am trying to walk a better path. I do not feel this was a message from God..I have faith my spirit would know the difference. I feel the forces of evil are trying to cause fear at times..or..to make us wonder about things that we should not know (as it seems has eternally been their job). I have trust int he lord that when the time comes for him to contact me for anything it will be very apparent! I will now ignore this ringing/chimming until whatever it is makes itself known to me the way it should. I do not enjoy being woken up and refuse to be bothered any longer. I’ll let you all know how THAT works out for me. Peace

    Comment by JS — June 11, 2011 #

  131. Hi JS,

    at 3 o´clock in the night is the time for God to talk to us,that is why we should pray to God in that time.

    You have made the dark side angry by start to live your life in the light so it can happen they is leaving you in that way that you can see them as a shadow in the air.

    The hard thing to know when it is God that am talking or appear or if it´s from the darkside.

    The best thing to do is to pray about this before fall to sleep.

    I pray for Jesus blood to go through my veins and clean up the whole body from any harm or visit from the darkside.

    All the visits I get in the night are from God and heaven

    those ringing can be those thrumpets that will sound in the last days because I think it will be a big change in December 12, 2012

    we can´t anymore think as we did in the old days because the earth are changing in front of our eyes and people are going to see and hear much more than noone have ever done that is what the Bible tell us. Amen

    Comment by Eva — June 11, 2011 #

  132. Mine is really loud and it goes DINGGG (Pause) DONGGG!
    Seems like I’m usually dreaming when this occurs. Could be a defense against astral projection (spirit leaving your body).
    IMHO this has nothing to do with religion. The you that is YOU, that little voice inside each of us, lives on after the host body is dead. So relax.

    Comment by AdefiniteDINGDONG! — June 12, 2011 #

  133. AdefiniteDINGDONG!

    That is not my experiences of the doorbells and other loudly sounds because I can get those sounds when I take a light nap in the daytime too.

    I live so I have heavy traffic outside my bedroom and the sun is shining on my windows so the room is in light so I never is going down so deep in my sleep so I can reach any astral projection.

    I have different sounds and not only an old doorbell

    There is coming in like an old horn from a car in the 20´s-30´s and sometimes is it only a loudly sound close to my ear or close to the bed.

    One time did I waked up like someone was blowing very strong in my ear and it was the ear I had down to the pillow.

    No it doesn´t fit in what you are saying….sorry

    Comment by Eva — June 15, 2011 #

  134. I have asked a famouse medium and hope to get answer from her soon….it will be interesting what she will tell me.

    Comment by Eva — June 15, 2011 #

  135. Well I too have heard my door bell ring. The first time was around 6 pm and I was in the garage with two other young ladies who also heard it ring, I stepped out the garage and no one was there.. And then again around 1 am I was sleep and I heard the door bell ring again. I thought it was my daughter. I opened my eyes and the doorbell rang again I was looking at my video surveillance cameras when it rang the second time and no one was on my porch. Freaked out I am. I heard it while I was up walking around and sleep. I am scared!

    Comment by Tracy — June 21, 2011 #

  136. Tracy,

    what can you do about it ? Nothing ….so why be scared.

    I think we are blessed that hear the ringing and maybe is this what the Bible are talking about when it talk about the last trumpets ?

    I think we all are spirit-filled people and that´s why we hear it.

    Comment by Eva — June 22, 2011 #

  137. well folks its just happened again .its 14/07.2011 2.52 am .i have posted on here about three times .i dont sleep well as i have severe back pain {and i am waiting for my third operation} but tonight i woke before hearing the ding dong .i sleep with ear plugs in and even the ding dong was dull as if would be if you wore ear plugs ! so there i am lay in bed {wife fast asleep} and the ding dong got me out of bed .i was scared {i dont know why } but i was we have outside light and a dog {he was a sleep } so i must have imagined it .why is it that some people are prone to hearing this i wonder ..i do have a lot on my mind at the moment .pain is always there and that always wakes me ever night i only sleep for about 2/3 hours anyway .my ex wife and daughter are moving as my ex has just split from her long time partner {and as we get on well i am worried for them both}.i have tried to apply reason to this door bell thing but so far ..nothing .take care folks and good night
    Anthony x

    Comment by Anthony beer — July 13, 2011 #

  138. i just had the phone ringing dream a second ago. 2 phones ringing outside the door and a cell vibrating. it was so “loud” that it woke me up.. how surreal.

    Comment by lisa — July 15, 2011 #

  139. Got woken up at 5.40am this morning with a loud knock on the door – thought it was the delivery of a parcel I was waiting for as I didn’t know what time. Panicked slightly as husband still asleep and thought he had slept in and would be late for work. Disgruntled, I threw on my dressing gown, and opened the door – no-one there… checked the time and was a bit miffed, but very intrigued that it was 5.40am and no-one else in the house (we have two teen sons) had woken and heard it. I didn’t dream it – I was in a totally different dream, I know I heard it.
    Interestingly, our doorbell has never worked and thinking about it, I have been woken in the past, in previous houses, with the phone (if there was one near by) or the doorbell (only if there was one working).

    Comment by snoopy — August 19, 2011 #

  140. My experience is similar. I had the phantom door bell today but sometimes it has been knocking on the door or the bedroom window (which is near the front door).

    It does not happen during regularly sleep time but when i take a nap after an exhuasting day at work. I think it is stress related in some way.

    Comment by David — August 22, 2011 #

  141. Add me to the list too… I was awoken at 5am to the sound of a doorbell but only not what my doorbell sounds like. I got up and the house was dark and everyone still asleep, checked front and back doors and no one was there I did manage to go back to sleep since I had no specific time I had to be up this morning… cant figure out why I heard a doorbell..and the meaning behind it.


    Comment by Michelle — August 22, 2011 #

  142. David,

    “I think it is stress related in some way.”

    They can only reach us in a special state of sleep…I know I should not let me be so tired as I do sometimes because I walk in to like a “third” door where many things can happen both good and bad.

    In that case, today, do I put a clock to ring and wake me up after 30 min. so I don´t walk in or are staying too long in that dream level.

    It is when we should wake up and pass that level of sleep they can communicate with us.

    Comment by Eva — August 25, 2011 #

  143. I experienced a sound like tinklebells. Or a dinner bell being rung close to my head. It happened while waking from a dream I had where I was driving, my car hit a piece of bad road and flipped over. I was making a report to a sheriff when the dream began to dissolve into wakefullness then the bells. I opened my eyes and still heard them but I lifted my head from my pillow and they stopped.

    This has happened to me before on two occasions. But those were a long time ago.

    I have also experienced the phantom doorbells, too. Our doorbell is an old school buzzer. I would only hear it while at home alone, and on days I was expecting a delivery, those were torture. All that running to the door for no reason.

    Comment by Della — September 3, 2011 #

  144. I get this every couple of months. I never get to over sleep so it cannot be that, it is usually 4-6am anyway. It is obviously our subconscious waking us for some reason. Most of the time I get up and walk around the neighbourhood ringing everyone else’s doorbell and run… ;¬b

    Comment by Mister L — September 5, 2011 #

  145. hey, i was having this doorbell ring in my dreams last night like at 3am, I was like im NOT getting the door, for one its unsafe, then i was kinda like scared. after i fell asleep it happened again… I know no one was at my door, its just creepy..

    Comment by famous guy — September 14, 2011 #

  146. When you have an odd dream, you usually dismiss it for what it is… I cannot stop thinking about the doorbell ring I heard this morning- I know it was in my head, and it woke me up, not a malfunction or prank at my door. It got me thinking, that’s for sure. I wasn’t dreaming about someone ringing the bell, it seemed to interrupt my dream. I can’t shake it. I was so nervous. My friend’s mother always wakes to a doorbell when a family member has passed or been injured, or three days before. I hope this is not the case for me…

    Comment by Arika — September 19, 2011 #

  147. Arika

    If you read the other comments, you will find many experiences and opinions. I don’t recall any that had an experience like that of your friend’s mother, so it seems to be uncommon. Chances are that your doorbell dream is not an omen. AS to what it is….that’s what we are all discussing. Glad to have you in the group.

    Comment by White Cranes — September 20, 2011 #

  148. Have had these same dreams, with the doorbells and in the beginning the phone ringing for about 20 years. Last night i had something a little different. i woke up to the sound of a text message on my cell at 1:30 am. I got up furious that someone would text me in the middle of the night only to find nothing. this freaks me out, but i am glad that i am not the only one. I talked to a friend about it and she said that it is someone that has passed on and is trying to say hello.

    Comment by marie — September 24, 2011 #

  149. To Tracy…… maybe you are right. I know it has to be something, but you could be on to something.

    Comment by marie — September 24, 2011 #

  150. In regards to JS. I feel the same way, and have still not gotten rid of the door bell, and phone and text message. i am beside myself. Do i go to get help, or do i still continue to ignore this. It is not normal for this to happen. It is not a part of a dream. This is so real.

    Comment by marie — September 24, 2011 #

  151. I woke up last night 4 am with the sound DINGGGGGG, I went out to check if someone is around the house, but there was no one,went back to bed and because I was scared I just lying in front of my laptop with the light on, when I heard it again DINGGGGG, WTF I was feeling electricity through all my body, I tried to record the sound on my phone and also I turned on sound recorder on the laptop, but after playback there was no sound. Later I,ve googled it and I came across this http://www.psychicbutsane.com/developing-psychic-abilities-spirit-world/developing-clairaudience
    I need a scientific answer

    Comment by Stefan — September 25, 2011 #

  152. interesting , twice I have had the doorbell ring and noone be there but it happens as if it is a warning. I heard the bell clearly went to the door and noone there, I then locked my door and within minutes I had danger at the door when a man tried to break in, then on Friday I heard the bell again and said to myself here we go again…Later that evening my husband was checking the survellaince tape and at the time I heard the bell 2 men had been in acar in front taking pictures of the house for whatever reason. Like I said , I have survellaince cameras on my home and am POSITIVE no one rang the doorbell but I swear I had heard it ring….In any case Im thinking that my deceased brother that was killed in a car accident 3 years ago is doing this as a warning to me. Im pretty sure that the last time was because the 2 people here casing out the house and taking pics are former business partners of my husband and are shady characters….I can only wonder if it ismy brother warning me of danger .

    Comment by christine — September 25, 2011 #

  153. I have this from time to time. I had it just the other night. It was a clear telephone ring. I used to get up and get the phone. Now, I just let it go. I think it is when my angels want me to pay attention and learn!! WAKE UP and get moving!!

    Comment by Kathy Cassity — October 17, 2011 #

  154. OMG! Finally, people who can relate! I only told my sister and my mother about this because I didn’t want people to think that I was crazy. It happened to me about 5 years ago. I was awakened out of my sleep from our door buzzer. I hopped up, ran to the door and immediately thought somoeone was ringing my bell and running away! I woke my husband and asked him if he’d heard the door bell? I went back to sleep and that occurred again, this time it was the buzzer with the sound of my mother’s voice. At that time, we lived in Chicago and my mother lived in Maryland. I still don’t know what her calling me was about. I was very excited and I rushed over to the door because I thought she had come to visit me. No one was there. I would like more clarification as to what this is and if it happens again, am I to pray and ask God what he wants me to do?

    Comment by Nickie — November 8, 2011 #

  155. I have heard the doorbell ringing in my sleep and a few moments ago while I was awake….I was headed to the bathroom to wash my hands and I heard the distinct, DING DONG….I came out and asked my daughter if she heard the doorbell, she said, UMMMM, no….lol….So I dont hear them every night in my sleep, but I am clairaudient and hear ALOT of things I really DONT WANT to hear while I am awake…lol…What does the doorbell ringing mean???

    Comment by abibaba7 — November 16, 2012 #

  156. I have heard door bells and the telephones ringing, but for the first time last night I heard someone banging on a wall —- it is usually during a stressful dream —- glad to hear I am not the only one who is awaken by these disturbing noises

    Comment by jaybird — December 13, 2012 #

  157. i am 44 and i didnt see my sad since i was 8 at the age of 38 i woke up in a major sweat next to my husband.when he woke up cause i had

    shortness of breathe he asked me what was the matter? i said i think my dad just died! he thought i was crazy but 2 days later i got a call from his family which i havnt seen in decades telling me he died!i did the good daughter thing n cremated him at my expense. ever since then i cant get away from 11 cents always a dime n a penny all the freakin time it could be a receipt change on floor its everyday door bells ring threw the middle of the night i strongly believe he is looking out for me he is my angle

    Comment by Beth — January 6, 2013 #

  158. Last night at 2am my doorbell rang but it wasn’t the right tone, one we’ve never had before and sounded quieter and like it was coming from a different part of the house. It woke the whole family up (4 of us) and we all checked the door and no one was there, 5 minutes later it went off again with the same wrong tone.In the morning we checked our bell and it was back to the original one we’ve had for years and was all fine. Did something happen ? Please help :)

    Comment by Caity — January 9, 2013 #

  159. Over the years, I’ve decided that for me the phantom doorbell is a wake-up call from my subconscious. Sometimes it indicates worry about possibly being late for an event or a work deadline. Other times it seems to be more about general anxiety.

    It does seem, though, that sometimes a phantom doorbell or telephone ring is something more metaphysical—a message from a loved-one in the spirit world perhaps.

    When a whole family hears the same sound at the same time, I would take a good look at what is going on in the family and in the neighborhood. Has there been a lot of crime in your neighborhood? Is there someone who seems OK on the surface by whom you do not trust?

    Make sure the family car is well maintained, be careful on family trips, and make sure your house has smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure your heating system is inspected annually and your electrical wiring is in good shape.

    In your yard, is there a dead or sick tree, or an oak with shallow roots, for example, that could fall on your house.

    Last of all, is there a deceased loved-one, like a grandmother, who might just be watching over the family and letting you know it in the best way she can?

    There is nothing sinister about phantom doorbells. I think they probably mean different things for different people and at different times.

    Whenever you figure out what your phantom doorbell was tell you, please come back and share your insights here.

    Comment by White Cranes — January 10, 2013 #

  160. I keep hearing a door bell and I am wide awake. Sometime it happens when I am half asleep but not completely asleep. It sounds just like a door bell, ding-dong. Nothing has ever happened so it doesn’t appear to be a warning. It is a little disturbing. It’s been happening several months now, at least 6 months. I was wondering if anyone else has been hearing it and what it is supposed to mean. I am extremely psychic (remote viewer, master reike, energy clearer, healing touch, visions, tarot reader,) so I don’t think it is a physical condition like ears ringing. I know it is a psychic event.

    Comment by Jennifer — March 16, 2013 #

  161. Jennifer, you are not the only one who hears that while awake or half-awake. I have been having it happen for almost a year now, I noticed starting and happening frequently just after we moved into our new home. It hadn’t happened for a while and then it happened this morning. I don’t know what it means either though.

    Comment by Jody — April 11, 2013 #

  162. Our doorbell was ringing for no reason. When we checked there was a spider inside the mechanism.

    Comment by E. Amero — September 30, 2013 #

  163. have heard the ding-dong doorbell sound twice now and then woken up from normal sleep. The first time it scared me a little; the second I just took it as a good way to get up and start the day. The best part? My house does not have a doorbell :)

    Comment by Suzanne Fox — December 1, 2013 #

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