Question of the day

scaredWhat would you do if you were at home at night, alone, and you heard a noise in your house that seemed to be footsteps? Would you stay calm or would you panic?

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11 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Stay calm and investigate it, but I will do it in discreet. I don’t want whoever he is to notice me.

  2. Doraz says:

    Well Joy, good question. I hope this has never happened to you or anyone in your family! My hubby and I were out one night, not to long ago. My kids…19 and 15,were home alone. We get a phone call from the older son who says he thinks he heard a noise in the house. The younger son locked himself in the bathroom. The older son calmly walked around with a switchblade in his hand. They called my mom to come help! I won’t mention her age! Anyways, we got home fast…no one was in the house…and everyone laughed about it….after the fact! 🙂

    If I were home alone and heard footsteps, I would stay calm. I have already went through different case scenarios should we have an intruder. Hopefully I never have to find out if they work!

  3. Tosha says:

    I’d muster all my courage and investigate. (armed w/ one of many guns i’m sure..).. This has happened to me a few times.. But it’s mostly b/c im bipolar and extremely paranoid when alone..

  4. mssc54 says:

    Calmly pick up the Winchester, double barrel, 12 guage. Ask the Mrs. to call 911 while I check it out.

  5. Just a Mom says:

    Hopefully our alarm would go off if someone entered our house. I would grab the gun, call the cops and go have a look. I tend not to panic so I know I would remain calm.

  6. Laura says:

    Wouldn’t have to go investigate. I have an 80-lb dog who does that for me.

    I also have a 24″ MagLite (you know, the big ones that the police use?) for just this situation. It’s body rests on my shoulder while the beam shines out at eye-level. If intruder gets too close, he/she ends up with flash-blindness and a serious headache.

    Being out in the country, living in a house that embodies today’s other post (Murphy’s Law), I’m always having things “go bump in the night”, and being the only sighted adult in this house, that kind of ‘manly’ stuff falls to me. So I must stay calm. And I’ve had a LOT of practice.

    • Laura says:

      Oh yeah…. we do have a gun, but I would NOT grab it. I have thought it through, and understand that if I was in that position? It should be with a shotgun, because I’m more likely to use it as a bat than use it to shoot someone, and I would likely end up getting shot, myself. Which is why I have that massive MagLite.

  7. starlaschat says:

    Foot steps? After a big huge surge of adrenaline and feelings of fear, I would wonder where is my dog. We have bear spray. Reading comments looks like a lot of our Blogger’s would stay calm and are fully loaded. I would do my best to gather my self and think what are my options and what am I close to a phone, bear spray etc.

  8. Joy says:

    First of all my dogs would go nuts so I’d know if someone was in my house. We do have many guns but they are locked in a safe that I don’t even know the combination to so that wouldn’t even enter into my head. We also have a mag light that does blind you. I would feel panic in my heart but would stay calm on the outside. Anyone who would enter my house hearing two big dogs barking would really, really want something.

  9. Sue says:

    Well, I have been home alone at night (ok, with the kids in bed, but that means I’m alone!) and heard footsteps and I’ve heard the cupboard doors opening and closing. More than once. It always happens when I’m in the shower so I started bringing the phone with me and locking the door! I would slowly open the door and peek out to see if there way anyone waiting for me, then I’d check on the kids, check the doors and rest of the house and promptly tell Toby to get his ass home! Now, a real live intruder? I don’t know. I hope I’d stay calm enough to figure something out!

  10. SKL says:

    I’ve had those kinds of spooks when home alone. My first thought is to pretend I’m not here, lock myself in my bedroom with my cell, and then if I decide someone is in the house (which has never happened so far), I’d call 911, then climb out my window. But now I have two kids whose bedroom is in another part of the house. So I’m not sure. I guess I’d probably follow my original plan, but be ready to bust back in and scratch someone’s eyes out if necessary to save my kids.

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