i'm alone in the house sitting at the kitchen table and all of a sudden my dog starts barking. not his 'pay attention to me' bark but his deep, unfriendly "who are you and what are you doing here' bark, but there was nothing there when i went to look. then he went and just lay there looking in the direction he barked in. i keep hearing noises from that end of the house now, like thumping and clattering. not too loud but still enough to shake me up. so i grab my dog and a pencil (okay not the best thing to defend one's self with, but it was the closest thing to a weapon i could find lol ) and went over to look but i can't find anything. anyway i'm really creeped out now and i know none of the doors are locked cause they never are and no one will be back for a few hours... i mean i guess i'm overreacting and it was probably the cat or something but still.