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Wireless bell that rings when no one is there at the door (“ghost”/ “phantom” bell ringing)

This is uncommon but happens a fair bit:

E.g. see this: http://forum.cakewalk.com/My-Door-Bell-Rings-And-No-One-Is-There-m2987349.aspx

The doorbell ghost!

And this: https://www.englishforum.ch/daily-life/255539-door-bell-ringing-5-times-nobody-there.html

and this: https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum/topic/182884-door-bell-ringing/

http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/ever-since-my-dad-died-our-doorbell-rings-randomly-with-no-one-there.250078309/

GUYS, THERE ARE NO GHOSTS, NO SPIRITS, NO SUCH THING. ONLY THE REAL WORLD, WITH REAL CAUSES (I KNOW, I’M SORRY TO DISAPPOINT!). THESE ARE SOME OF THE POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  1. Sticky button:  “a sticking button can cause the chime to ring continuously or randomly, depending on how well it is making contact with the sensor. Test the button by pressing and releasing to feel if it sticks, or by disconnecting the button while leaving the rest of the system intact and listening to see if it still randomly chimes.” [Source]

2. Another wireless device attempting to communicate on the same frequency as your wireless doorbell is a common cause of phantom ringing. The culprit can be a neighbor’s wireless doorbell, a garage door opener, car fobs, remote controls and wireless microphones. To fix the problem, you will need to change the privacy code on your doorbell. Depending on the model, you may need to cut wires, change the position of dip switches or push a series of buttons. Check with the manufacturer for specific instructions. [Source]

“A wireless doorbell may be receiving signals from nearby doorbells or electronic devices such as cell phones or garage door openers. Some wireless models allow you to change the frequency at which they operate, which may solve the problem. If not, you may need to purchase a new doorbell with a range of frequencies and the ability to block other frequencies.” [Source]

Other reasons a wireless doorbell may ring without being pressed include:

3. Low batteries

4. Damage to the receiver

5. Moisture in the button mechanism. [Source]

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  1. George

    Oh Crikey…
    obviously a spirit trying top warn you of something. Look out of your window to see who may be arriving at a nearby house. Trouble with neighbours?

    We used to have this happen every few days and when we looked out of our window, there would be the same neighbour arriving up the lane by car.

    We have CCTV …no one there and we live in the country with farmland around.

    Then it finally happened…we had trouble with him. I knew when to set my camera to record him.

    Eventually it came to a court case and it cost him around £35,000 in legal fees. On the day of judgement the doorbell rang on it’s own for the very last time (wireless) but instead of the normal ‘ding-dong’ it played a ‘D’ Day celebration tune and never rang by itself again.

    The same thing would happen with my mother’s ‘On-Call’ device. Just before my mother tripped it would dial up by itself to the help centre. The activation always came from the box and not the pendant .

    The thing which validates, is the timing of activation.

    Of course I accept it as paranormal…..I would have to be daft otherwise.

     
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