a family of midget stage magicians living in the walls, too. *grin*
Mass hallucinations. (no evidence, but always handy when you want to discount something)
Infrasound. (no evidence)
Subconcious communications (that were oddly specific) to people that didn't know anything about
the history of the place. (no evidence even possible)
Maybe a small localized yet violent earthquake that only affected the cookie jar, and other pieces of furniture at various times, too? (that was NOT the only incident). *chuckle* (no evidence that thats any more likely than 'ghosts')
When do these amazingly unlikely events, joined together, become less likely than the midgets, eh?
IMO, these 'explanations' are reaching, especially since there is NO evidence supporting any of those explanations.
Truly, I don't mean to offend the sensibilities of those that feel we know almost everything about reality, but I do kind of find these kinds of 'explanations' to be amusing.
Now. Was it the manifestation of dead people? Some kind of weird echo across time? Midget stage magicians? Dunno. Quite likely something altogether different. I'm pretty sure that throwing away data (and data it is, to me, even though it's just anecdotal, to you) because it leads to uncomfortable conclusions isn't scientific, though. Hey! Maybe 'string theory' can explain it! *chuckle*
I was just answering a question, and now you know why I believe in ghosts, even if I don't claim to understand their nature.