Okay SO I still live in my childhood home because of disabling chronic illnesses and capitalism, and ever since I was like 7 or 8 I've noticed these noises coming from our attic. It sounds like something running back and forth and it usually only happens very late at night.
I live in a suburb of Oklahoma that in any other state would probably be considered a rural area, so I know/have experience with wildlife and what it sounds like. I know what squirrels sound like on the roof, I know what rodents sound like when they're in your walls, I know the difference between a possum and like, a Strange Occurrence, if you will. This running sound is way too heavy to be a squirrel. Squirrels aren't even nocturnal. I've basically already done the whole process of elimination, no silly it's just your mind playing tricks on you thing and I've been convinced since I was a child that this is Not a Normal Thing.
I've simultaneously been exploring the Fae in relation to the craft and I'm thinking it's some type of Fae spirit but the thing is, I'm just not convinced it's a brownie? I'm not really sure what the "symptoms" of a Fae presence would even be, but basically it's just weird noises in the attic, small shiny things going missing (needles, hair things, stuff like that), and for a while my wallet was being moved around. I politely just sort of said, "hey, uh, I need this. you can do whatever you want with my other stuff, but like, I need my wallet, my phone, and my keys." And not only did it stop, I found a couple of dimes on the porch when I came back from errands that day (having found my wallet). So basically, I think this is some kind of Fae presence, it's been here a While tm, it doesn't seem malicious or anything, but I also don't know much about Fae craft or spirits so it could be anything and I don't really wanna get rid of it but I do kinda wanna know what it is? Just, you know, I like to know who's living in my house. Thoughts, anyone?