Man who heard 'strange noises from attic' mortified to learn woman was living there
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Just in case you slept easily at night, we've got a story for you about a man who heard 'strange noises coming from his attic', only to discover there was a woman living there.
I can't speak for everyone, but if I hear strange sounds in my house, I try my best to ignore it and hope that it's just the pipes.
But when Davis Wahlman heard things he couldn't ignore, he bravely decided to investigate.
It all started back in 2016 when he arrived at his Green Lake home in Seattle and noticed some of his lights were on.
Speaking to KOMO News, he said: "I don't immediately freak out but I'm like, 'This is not ordinary.'"
Despite his apprehension, he assumed he'd just forgotten and so decided to brush it off and go to sleep.
However, the following morning Wahlman heard some strange noises coming from the attic, causing him to 'jolt out of bed'.
"I hear rummaging around above me, which I know is the attic so I'm like, 'That's kind of weird,'" he continued.
Wahlman went to check out what was going on, and that's when he noticed a light was on in his office but the door was locked.
He grabbed something to protect himself and knocked on the door, only to hear a woman's voice asking: "Jimmy? Is that you, Jimmy?"
The KOMO News employee told the mystery stranger that he wasn't 'Jimmy' and asked her what the hell she was doing in his house.
After calling the police, the door opened. Wahlman was faced with a woman with shoulder-length hair and a backpack, wearing gym trousers, a track-style jacket and a knit cap.
"I'm like, 'Who the heck are you? Why are you in my house?'" he said. "And she just keeps kind of going, 'This is my house. I live here. I've been here for three days. Jimmy said I could live here, Jimmy said I could stay here.'"
Still no closer to figuring out who Jimmy was - or if he even existed - Wahlman had to keep the woman in the house until the cops arrived, which turned out to be no mean feat.
"I absolutely support the cops, I love the police officers and I’m really happy they did show up," he said.
"But as I’m telling someone on dispatch that there's someone in my house... and it took 18 minutes - that’s a little disappointing."
A spokesman for Seattle Police told the outlet that the records show the call was made at 9.01am and the first officer was dispatched at 9.07am.
Regardless, they eventually arrived and the woman was no longer squatting in Wahlman's home, with locksmiths changing the locks on his property.
But the ordeal left him feeling understandably perplexed. Other than a few things out of place, nothing was out of order and she hadn't stolen anything.
"It's just weird, you know?" he said. "To come into a house like this, in this neighbourhood, that's clearly being lived in that's bold."