A good, loud motion detector at the top of the stairs would be good.
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Just had the thought that this could also be classic Ahlzheimers symptoms. Maybe a past owner of the home is stopping by and remembering his days there.
I hope its something that simple and benign.
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A good, loud motion detector at the top of the stairs would be good.
"Historical examination of the right to bear arms, from English antecedents to the drafting of the Second Amendment, bears proof that the right to bear arms has consistently been, and should still be, construed as an individual right." -- U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings, Re: U.S. vs Emerson (1999)
It's amazing how big a splinter you can pull up in the seat of a wood rocker with a good whittling knife.
im thinking animal, if she hasnt actually seen him and just heard him moving around its probably a dog, not a good idea for her to be going out on her own to see whats there
"The value you put on the lost will be determined by the sacrifice you are willing to make to seek them until they are found."
Game camera and new shotgun.
Exercise your 2nd amendment rights....not doing so jeopardizes that right for everyone.
Thanks everyone for the input. We picked up a game camera today and I put it in the bushes next to the porch so hopefully it'll turn up with something. And no my grandma is in really good health. Her husband died a few years ago and I know she's a little lonely down there but I don't think she's imagining a noise since my mom has heard it as well. And she does have a dog with her but she's a little smaller than an adult lab so not much of a guard dog lol. But after I talked with her about it she said it could've been a dog so we'll see. I never would have thought of the game camera so thank you all for that idea. And she talked with the Sheriffs dept. a while ago and they patrol down her road more often now so if anything did happen they have a better chance of getting there fast.
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martyr is a fancy name for crappy fighter
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When out on the farm, I kept hearing something when I was around the area of the house ...... knowing there I was alone, but I couldn't figure out any animal that would come close or follow, especially around a house. Ended up finding out it was a curious coyote, not afraid and not accustomed to people. One day, I raised my arms screaming and ran toward him (couldn't shoot as cattle on the other side of him).
Funny thing was, he just "froze". It shocked him. Finally when I was about 12 ft away from him, he decided to run about 30 ft, stopped, turned and stared at me..... so I ran at him again.... and he decided to jog off and leave ... constantly looking over his shoulder to see where I was. We moved the cattle to another area, so if he does it again, he'll be a dead coyote.
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Post this sign on her porch: "Trespassers will be Violated"
Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.
This is a rural area, your grandma is a Very Vulnerable Senior.
I take this Very Seriously. There is no acceptable reason for anyone to go on her porch and hang out. WHO DOES THIS?
Here's is one Simple, Straightforward Acceptable Possibility: A Predator.
Assume the guy exists and your mentally healthy grandma's intuition is correct. (excellent question by Hopyard)
The trespassing sign is a nice idea. No Soliciting as well. Buy two ADT/local security signs off ebay and post in high visibility spots.
Make sure he cannot remove the game camera (great idea) if he sees flash/hears it go off. If you get a pic, print/email and go to sheriff. Review mugshots. Check for/agaist local sex offenders. Check with local parole officers. Post his pic on the place he sits on Grandma's portch: POLICE KNOW WHO YOU ARE typed above his pic. (Frankly, go check local sex offenders and felons list now anyways. Good to know period.)
If you run into him personally, get a camera and take his pic - offhand - yourself. Tell him in five minutes, Police Officer _______ will have your photo (get a policeman/sheriff contact). We now know who you are. The police and I will know where you live. NEVER COME HERE AGAIN, EVER.....etc. Follow him at distance, call 911. See if he has car. Get license and description.
I see OC'ing in front of him as very tactically acceptable as long as GA law allows it on your own property (if no, Im speechless at that absurdity). Good Lord, this unknown man is SITTING ON YOUR FRONT PORCH! If you follow him off your property at distance to get license/description, are you illegal with OC. If so, remember to pull shirt over. Keep lots of distance.
Did I mention: This is a Rural Area (no one to hear you scream; lots of quiet time and space - Predator Nirvana), your grandma is a Very Vulnerable Senior.
Personally, I stand ready to let him know that I live here at the house; what I do if I ever see him attempting/entering the house. I let him know what I do if I see him again on our property. I do it low voice, matter of fact, and with direct eye contact. I let him know what I want him to know AND ONLY what I am ACTUALLY willing to commit to do.
Again, this is your Grandma in a Rural Area.
Do a full house security check. Add 3" deck screws to all door hinges. Find other measures to harden entry points of the house. Here is a start for your research: Door Security Pro: Home Door Jamb Reinforcement Stops Door Kick-in
I would take my grandma off the property for a week while I do this.
Take her to your local range and get her practicing with that 22, now. She is brave. Good for her! She has GRIT. Tactically Focus her Grit. Practice at range with you or instructor. Multiple times. Review home tactics with quality instructor. GET HER TO STAY INSIDE THE HOUSE. Let the bad guy come to her with her 22. Have her dry fire practice at her home -make it more Real. Have protocol for when to dial 911 and when to drop phone and take care of business. Have protocol for when she hears "you/family" coming to visit. You see where I go with this. Keep it simple and safe. Get a second 22. Have both in different parts of the house. Is she willing to OC at home until you catch this guy? Best idea.
Here is your range of risk:
Hes a local harmless, kinda weird guy with extremely poor manners/social graces that youve never heard about. Grandma, meet Forrest Gump. This is certainly a possibility and judge in the moment accordingly if you catch him. Modulate your words to him.
He is a Predator or budding Predator. He's slowly builiding up confidence/checking for resistance as he amps himself up into some sort of (pick one or all) assault/rape/torture/murder etc of your elderly Grandma in a remote rural area.
Which one or in between: How can you tell? How do you know? Answer: You can only guess. Hindsight, God Forbid, is 20/20. Whats the price y'all pay for the for Predator? Can you live with yourself if you guess wrong? WHO DOES THIS BEHAVIOR???
I have very strong feelings regarding the safety of the elderly/weak/infirm/women/children/family from bullies and Predators.
I send you and your Gritty Grandma my best with this post. Please update how it goes.
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