An interesting thing happened to me when we stayed at the Millennium Suites in Istanbul. We stayed in room 401 on the fourth floor. On our second and third nights (especially the third one), I heard noises coming from above us. Specifically, footsteps. Loud ones.
That made me paranoid about how loud we might sound to our neighbor’s below. The hotel was actually super quiet. That’s why the footsteps stood out. Except for other guests we saw in the lobby (mainly during breakfast or around dinner time), it felt like we had the place to ourselves. I didn’t even know there were people in the other room on our floor until we got to talking with them one evening before we headed out to eat.
So that’s why the noises from above drew my attention. Except, I knew the hotel only had 7 rooms. 1 singles room on the lobby level, and two a piece on floors two through four. So what was on the fifth floor?
I decided to investigate. The night I made the video that follows below was the night I discovered nothing was on the fifth floor except the attic.
While it was accessible, it wasn’t readily accessible. Nor did it look as if it’d been accessed any time recently. (I wished I done a better job of video documenting that part.)
Anyway, I only heard it the two nights. It seemed once I became aware of it, it didn’t happen anymore. (Because I had all my cameras ready to film and try to capture the sounds if they re-occurred.)
So was it a ghost or just some very noisy critters? It sounded like human feet. It was a heavier sort of tread. However, Istanbul is loaded with cats. It’s conceivable, I suppose, some knew a way to get up into the attic.
But I have cats. My one is super noisy and can sound like a herd of elephants all by herself, but she still sounds more animal than human when she bounds about. The footsteps sounded people-made (like by shoes as opposed to paws), not animal.
I did ask the managers and staff, but they said no one should’ve been up there, and of course they don’t really buy into the ghost stuff so…I may never get an answer, but we very well may have been staying in a haunt jaunt sort of place and didn’t know it.