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Old 05-18-20, 12:00 PM
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Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

To begin:

1) The jokes in this post kinda' write themelves
2) This could very well be the first signs of insanity of a dude who's been cooped up in his (maybe vibrating) apartment for nearly 3 months

Some background:
-live in basement apartment
-next to furnace room
-bachelor so one room and it's quite small

The second week of April something was going on in the furnace room that caused random loud rattling noises and a vibration that shook the apartment (like a truck was going by). Building management came and fixed it so that the rumbling stopped as well as the sound that came with out.

However, in the middle of that I started feeling a vibration in my bed. It was slight but there. I figured it was tied to whatever was happening in the furnace room but, no dice. When they fixed that issue this one remained. Thing is, I can't see an actual vibration shaking the bed or even placing something on the floor doesn't seem to pick it up. I just feel it when laying down. My girlfriend has come over and (insert joke here) also says she doesn't feel the vibrations in bed.

I lay on the floor and can't feel it.

I've placed some wood under the legs of the bed but doesn't stop the vibe.

It feels kind of like a small earthquake...like all the time.

Am I going bonkers?

Any idea Otterville?
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Re: Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian View Post
To begin:

1) The jokes in this post kinda' write themelves
2) This could very well be the first signs of insanity of a dude who's been cooped up in his (maybe vibrating) apartment for nearly 3 months

Some background:
-live in basement apartment
-next to furnace room
-bachelor so one room and it's quite small

The second week of April something was going on in the furnace room that caused random loud rattling noises and a vibration that shook the apartment (like a truck was going by). Building management came and fixed it so that the rumbling stopped as well as the sound that came with out.

However, in the middle of that I started feeling a vibration in my bed. It was slight but there. I figured it was tied to whatever was happening in the furnace room but, no dice. When they fixed that issue this one remained. Thing is, I can't see an actual vibration shaking the bed or even placing something on the floor doesn't seem to pick it up. I just feel it when laying down. My girlfriend has come over and (insert joke here) also says she doesn't feel the vibrations in bed.

I lay on the floor and can't feel it.

I've placed some wood under the legs of the bed but doesn't stop the vibe.

It feels kind of like a small earthquake...like all the time.

Am I going bonkers?

Any idea Otterville?
The demon Pazuzu is under your bed
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The demon Pazuzu is under your bed
This was the first thing I checked, actually. I shouted: "Hey, is the demon Pazuzu under my bed?" There was silence at first and then came a voice: "Nobody here but us chickens." So, no, that's not it.
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Re: Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

Maybe itís like the cellphone vibration syndrome where you think your phone is vibrating in your pocket, only to check it and itís not.

Maybe you experienced the furnace vibration so many times, itís psychologically affecting you.

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Re: Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

Can you set a glass of water on your bedpost to check for ripples?

Do you ever feel vibration laying in someone else's bed?
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Does it change between the day or night, which would make it a business? Is it related to hot days, which would make it someone's air conditioner? If you walk around outside at night when it's quiet, can you hear it? I once read a story about an irritating hum being tracked to the air handlers at a nearby factory, but I can't find the story.

If you put the feet of the bed on thick folded towels, does it stop the vibration?
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Re: Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

I'm sorry to say that there's a natural progression from there.

Soon, the vibrating will be accompanied by piercing blue-white lights filtering in through doors and windows.

Next, strange whispers will be heard outside.

Finally, you'll be paralyzed by some sort of energy field while gray-skinned aliens take you to their ship.

Next step: anal probe!

Not that there's anything wrong with that ...
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Re: Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

Originally Posted by ViewAskewbian View Post
My girlfriend has come over and (insert joke here) also says she doesn't feel the vibrations in bed.
Change the batteries.
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Re: Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

If Mrs. Danger's water glass test comes up ripple-free... Are you under stress, View? That apparently is one thing that can cause phantom vibration. Maybe call your doctor. Good luck!
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Re: Help solve the mystery of the (maybe) vibrating apartment

Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
Do you ever feel vibration laying in someone else's bed?
Shhhhh, don't tell the girlfriend.
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Originally Posted by MLBFan24 View Post
Maybe itís like the cellphone vibration syndrome where you think your phone is vibrating in your pocket, only to check it and itís not.

Maybe you experienced the furnace vibration so many times, itís psychologically affecting you.
Not the cellphone thing.
I thought about the furnace aspect but this is a different vibration. It's more like a tremble / vibe instead of a jolty shake
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
Can you set a glass of water on your bedpost to check for ripples?

Do you ever feel vibration laying in someone else's bed?

No bedpost as it's a futon style bed so I put the glass direct on the frame. No ripples (which sucks because it'd be awesome if it were a T-Rex).

I don't know about another bed because, with this social distancing stuff, I haven't been to another's place.
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Does it change between the day or night, which would make it a business? Is it related to hot days, which would make it someone's air conditioner? If you walk around outside at night when it's quiet, can you hear it? I once read a story about an irritating hum being tracked to the air handlers at a nearby factory, but I can't find the story.

If you put the feet of the bed on thick folded towels, does it stop the vibration?
I don't feel it first thing when I wake up but it tends to kick in shortly after.
The next apartment next to me is separated by the furnace room, laundry room and storage. They have an aircon but from what I see haven't been running it.
I don't actually hear this vibration like the other one. I just feel it. Though when putting my ear to the wall I do hear the furnace / boiler.
Towels did not stop the vibe. Just feel it then in my back.
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I'm sorry to say that there's a natural progression from there.

Soon, the vibrating will be accompanied by piercing blue-white lights filtering in through doors and windows.

Next, strange whispers will be heard outside.

Finally, you'll be paralyzed by some sort of energy field while gray-skinned aliens take you to their ship.

Next step: anal probe!

Not that there's anything wrong with that ...
Can I just skip to the probing fun part?
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If Mrs. Danger's water glass test comes up ripple-free... Are you under stress, View? That apparently is one thing that can cause phantom vibration. Maybe call your doctor. Good luck!
Outside of the whole Covid, laid off stuff, not under super stress I'd say but who knows. Possible. Right now I'd figure any answer.
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It might be a tumor.
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Hmm...this could be like someone hearing ringing in the ears (that has happened to me, but it is rare...if it was constant I am well aware I should see a doctor) which is not good but as it has come and gone at times when I am not feeling well I am aware my ear issue is not major, but if I constantly felt like I was experiencing a low level vibration in my bones and it did not go away after at most 3-5 days had passed I would hazard a guess that maybe you really should talk to your doctor and maybe he can temporarily subscribe something to help mitigate the feeling you are experiencing.

Good luck, as I am aware something like that can exacerbate the stress you are already coping with during these trying times.
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Whatís above your unit?

Did you try moving the bed to a different area or try lying on it without the mattress?
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Whatís above your unit?

Did you try moving the bed to a different area or try lying on it without the mattress?
Another apartment above. I never hear even a footstep from them.

As for moving the bed, there is no other place to move the bed to. Seriously, this place is small. I can try laying down without matress see what that does, yeah.
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Does your bed have one of these boxes?

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Updates:

-Remembered due to the futon nature of the bed the mattress is in two parts. I placed the half of it on the floor, laid down and still felt the vibe
-I feel it while laying on the frame
-I moved the mattress piece to the hallway floor (granted, only about 10 feet away) and still felt it there

When less of a chance for a neighbour to see me going bonkers, I'll bring it out to the hall and see if I feel it there.

NOTE: When gf is laying next to me and we're watching a flick I tend to not feel the vibe

Remembered there's a picnic table outside. Went and sat/laid back on it and hard to tell if I am feeling a tremble or if it's the wind
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Hmm...this could be like someone hearing ringing in the ears (that has happened to me, but it is rare...if it was constant I am well aware I should see a doctor) which is not good but as it has come and gone at times when I am not feeling well I am aware my ear issue is not major, but if I constantly felt like I was experiencing a low level vibration in my bones and it did not go away after at most 3-5 days had passed I would hazard a guess that maybe you really should talk to your doctor and maybe he can temporarily subscribe something to help mitigate the feeling you are experiencing.

Good luck, as I am aware something like that can exacerbate the stress you are already coping with during these trying times.
yeah, don't think the thought hasn't crossed my mind that the tremble is actually me and not the anything up with the room
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Here's a Q:
Anybody know if there's an ap or something that can possible read if there are vibes?
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I don't know if this is the same thing, but thought I'd put this out there: The Hum. When I lay in bed at night, I often hear/perceive a phantom hum. It is very much like someone playing music with a very heavy base, just on the very edge of perception.
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Originally Posted by Kevin Phillips View Post
I don't know if this is the same thing, but thought I'd put this out there: The Hum. When I lay in bed at night, I often hear/perceive a phantom hum. It is very much like someone playing music with a very heavy base, just on the very edge of perception.
Interesting. Thanks for sharing. Unsure if that's what it is in this instance as I don't actually here anything just feel it

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