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

  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.


  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

  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.

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