Is It Normal To Hear 3 Knocks After A Death?

I just recently heard of Death Knocks and their meaning, eg if you hear the 3 loud knocks means there is going to be a death in the family.

Back in 2002 after my sister passed away I would wake up in the night to three loud knocks. Even though I knew my sister was gone I knew it was her. I’d throw back the covers and race to the front door and throw it open. Nothing, So I’d race to the back door and do the same.

This went on for months almost every night. Is it normal for the knocks to come after a death?

Asked by Vicki

12 Comments
  1. Hi Vicki,
    May I ask how your sister died? And How was your relation with your sister?
    I ask these questions because, my mother lost her sister 3 months ago and she had similar experiences. I don’t want to compare yours with my mother’s and I will write more about her experience but first I would appreciate if you give me your answer please.

    Thanks

  2. i never heard of that one to hear three knocks after death or before death meaning there is going to be a death in the family never! but i have heard of this one that death comes in 3s either someone you know or a friend or family when they pass away they tend to come in threes. and that i have come to find out is not so true either it is not necessarily so.

  3. Hmm… after the first or second time, I think I would have told my sister to stop knocking. She already had your attention, she didn’t need to keep doing it.

    No, 3 knocks do not mean there is going to be a death in the family. Three knocks can simply mean ‘pay attention’, either to a spirit or a ghost. Three knocks are a traditional way of opening a door, like the ceremony in the Australia Houses of Parliament .. from memory one of the officers of it knocks 3 times, then the door is opened. I think it works the same in the Mason’s ceremonies.

    It’s part of popular culture in the songs I grew up with.

    It might work this way – first knock you can ignore, second straight after, you realise there’s another knock, and third has your attention.

    As to there being three deaths after one person dies .. that’s not true either. Yes, sometimes, things happens in threes, and I tend to look for that myself (tradition or superstition says that about bad luck or good luck), but not where deaths are concerned.

    Love & Peace
    Ama

  4. Hi there I wonder if someone can help me? My mum has recently passed away, the night she had a heart attack, I heard 3 knocks at my back door, my mum was a very physic lady, we had 3 people die in the same week, is the knocking connected please? I’ve heard the knocks before sonia

  5. Hello,
    After my brother committed suicide over 6 years ago, I was sitting in the living room with some other 7 family members and we were actually discussing his funeral which was going to be held the following day. My mother, my cousin and me heard three knocks at the door and I asked my cousin to open it, since I was really tired of greeting people who have come to be there for us in those sad days. One moment later he was back, telling me with a suprise that no one was at the door. I stood up to check it myself, but the stairway of the building was totally empty.
    We explained it this way, that his soul came to tell us that he is still okay and that we should not worry about him, that his soul is alright.
    God bless you.

  6. The day my daughter died, i was in my bed, around 2 or 3am, there was a knock on the front door, i sat up in bed then quickly in a scared way went to the door, i wanted to open it so bad but something told me not to. i thought it was my daughters spirit on the other side. i held on to the door knob, then let go to look out the window, no one was there. She died May 7th and on October 3rd, almost 5 months later, my dad passed away. So im not exactly sure of the knocks after someone dies.

  7. My granny passed jan 30 and I went to the funeral home this morning and heard 2 or 3 knocks in the trunk of my car some of her belongings are in there.
    I really need to know what this means I found her and haven’t been able to sleep please help me.

  8. About 8 years ago during a heavy snow storm my wife and I were awake watching on the TV the effects of the storm. It was around 3 AM when we heard three loud knocks on our rear door. We both jumped up and ran to the door,there wasn’t anyone there. There weren’t any footprints in the deep snow. The snowstorm was so severe power was knocked out in some neighborhoods for several days. We found out that my friend George’s power went out, he ran a portable generator. Both George and his 19 year old daughter had died of carbon dioxide poisoning. The time of death was determined to be approximately 3 AM.

  9. My Dad passed away recently ( <3 RIP ) My Mum had heard the knocks and she is old Irish if you understand what I mean!
    I always considered it folk law though. I stayed at my dads to clear his belongings and on my last night sleeping there I woke to 3 distinct knocks on the door. I hesitated as i was alone but checked time. 5am. I didn't answer the door but I felt it was my Dad letting me know he was at peace. I was comforted to hear light rain outside too which has always been a sign of a happy soul.
    My husband and son both had dreams of my dad. Our son is 10 so we explained that he should not be afraid when he sees grandad in his dreams. That he should tell him about his day etc I dreamt about him last night and feel that souls try to communicate however they can, we just need to listen!

  10. I haven’t heard 3 knocks, but I heard a story about my grandma Phyllis and it started out where my mom Carolynn, my aunt Pam, my great grandma Mabel, and my grandma Phyllis were clearing out stuff from the attic of my great-great grandma Landrum, who died recently at that time, and my grandma Phyllis had picked up the brush that my great-great grandma landrum had used before she died, and Phyllis had passed out. then, she woke up instantly, and she said to Mabel, “you get in here Mabel!” and Mabel said, “what, Phyllis?” and Phyllis said, “I ain’t Phyllis, Mabel, you know who I am!” and Mabel said,”you are Phyllis!” then Phyllis said,”I am your mama! now, you get in here!” and Landrum had been speaking through Phyllis. then, when Phyllis put down the brush, Landrum couldn’t speak through her, and they stored the brush somewhere and I think it got thrown away. but it was weird that something like that happened to my grandma. if you can explain this, please help! I don’t understand how that happened.

  11. My dad pass away on Dec 2017. Recently i keep hearing someone knocking on my back door almost every day. When i went out and take a look, there are no people. I even installed a cctv and monitor but we didn’t manage to capture.There was one time, we try to stay outside just to hear the knocking sound but we didn’t hear anything.
    My dad used to sleep near the back door. He usually sleep around 11.30pm. And that is around the time i heard the knock.
    Could it be my dad who is knocking the door? Are he trying to tell us something?

  12. 4 days after my Dad died we returned home one evening. Within a few minutes there were 3 loud knocks on the front door. Thinking perhaps it was a neighbor that saw we just got home, however, when I went to the door nobody was there. I believe it was my Dad

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