I’ve definitely been home alone and heard something in the middle of the night that made my heart start racing. Luckily, I’ve only experienced the latter…but hearing strange noises at night is always unsettling. Folk on AskReddit who investigated bumps in the night talk about what happened. Laying in bed about 11:30 one night, reading, and I hear what sounds like someone trying to pry open my kitchen door at the back of the house. My basement door in the kitchen had a very distinct noise when opening and closing…I heard that noise and subsequently heard footsteps in the kitchen.