How do you NOT know some one is living in your attic?

United States
December 30, 2008 3:57pm CST
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28409695/ this family had a stranger in their attic that was stealing their things, eating their food and wearing their clothes and had no idea!! they figured their kids were making the noise!! omg how insane is that!! i think i would notice and check out the noises anyways just to be sure!! glad i dont have an attic now!
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
31 Dec 08
I never had an attic but didn't they have the kids altogether when there were noises it is really strange but I guess it is possible.
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• United States
2 Jan 09
you would think the family would have been all together 1 time when the noises happened but then again maybe the robber only stirred around at times when everyone was busy or did a lot of stuff when they were all gone etc.. i still would have checked up on my kids though just to make sure they werent getting into anything etc
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
31 Dec 08
Hmm... knowing you have a shared attic, one would have put a key and lock to the door of the attic. No? But I am not surprised if they did not know. As the attic could have been where her kids bedroom is. At least they managed to catch the fella before he becomes bold enough to do more nasty things than stealing. Thank goodness no one is hurt during his stay. I am sure they will be putting up a lock to the attic door from now on!
• United States
2 Jan 09
i had never ever heard of people sharing an attic so its just bizarre they wouldnt be paranoid about it
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
30 Dec 08
This story is really weird. Thank God that we do nt have attics in Malta. It is insane to live with someone for a week , without realising that you have a host in your attack. he breathes, he might fart, he smells.... and nobody takes notice of him? I find it hard to believe.
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• United States
31 Dec 08
im glad my attic is like impossible to get to so i dont have to worry about it
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
30 Dec 08
I do have an attic....and for 20 years of living here no one dared to go up into it....a few years ago my daughter finally did as I was suddenly having things fall into a space that was normally empty...I think the things were falling out of the walls....one of them was part of a metal dollhouse like I had growing up in the 50's...she finally went up and the only interesting thing we found was a turtle shell? Wonder where that came from! LOL
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• United States
31 Dec 08
okay! weird!! thats something i would never expect in an attic lol
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@relundad (2311)
• United States
31 Dec 08
I find this very bizare too, but wieder things have happended.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
1 Jan 09
Wow Thats odd that they didnt really notice other than the noise and missing items. Odd not to put two and two together. VERY Creepy, I'm glad my house doesnt have a shared attic!
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• United States
2 Jan 09
im glad mine doesnt either.. maybe the house was always busy and they figured that one of the kids had the other kids stuff or something.. who knows
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
30 Dec 08
Oh gosh, I read about this one this morning. How absolutely scary is that?!! I have an attic, but I live in a single family dwelling, so it couldn't happen. My one thought after reading this story...when the landlord, or whoever, built the duplex, wouldn't you think they would have built a wall into the attic to separate those living spaces?! I've never lived in a duplex, but if I did, I think I'd insist on there being a wall to separate. How easy it'd be without a wall there for people to steal your belongings you have stored there, or, (worst case scenario) what happened to this poor family. When I read about their story, man, it just really creeped me out!
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• United States
31 Dec 08
ive lived in a duplex and it had separate attics so this must be a freak of nature thing
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