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Old 08-21-2016, 03:57 PM   #21
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Do you move the garbage box, which appears to have black rubber on the bottom, to different areas?
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:02 PM   #22
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LOL... this would be REALLY good for a TV show!
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Old 08-21-2016, 04:57 PM   #23
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Not the same trash barrel as in the photo but it is rarely moved. Not the problem.

I have checked the chair swivel mechanisms and feet. Not the problem.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:05 PM   #24
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My only thought is that it is the bottom of slippers. However, you said this happens when your feet are wearing socks or going naked. Naked FEET, to be clear. Himself has slippers that mark the floor, but it took us forever to track down the source of the marks. They come right up when rubbed - I usually just buff them out with the sock on my foot.

Is it possible when the marking occurs you don't catch it right away, but you notice it later? By the time you notice it, you've kicked off your shoes or slippers and are wandering around socked, or not.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:23 PM   #25
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...Is it possible when the marking occurs you don't catch it right away, but you notice it later? By the time you notice it, you've kicked off your shoes or slippers and are wandering around socked, or not.
Not possible. First, we're attuned to be aware as this has been happening. Second, we get up in the morning barefoot and start with coffee and breakfast and, all of a sudden, black marks. No slippers or other footwear involved.

As far as it's being footwear related, I've seen the marks footwear can make. Usually these are streaks that follow the motion of a step. Our marks are not like that. They are more spots than streaks.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:02 PM   #26
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Sounds like something growing there, like a mold or something.
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Old 08-21-2016, 07:13 PM   #27
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Have you both had your eyes checked for 'floaters'? (okay never mind was just joking and it's not funny anyways, it could be serious too)
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Is it anything from what you might be cooking, like sauce or grease that spatters out of the pan? Are you dripping anything when you carry it across the kitchen? Check all your dishes, you may have a very slight crack in them that allows liquid to seep out when you carry it from the stove or sink (although you'd notice that at the table).

I notice your garbage pail is across the kitchen. Is it something you have cleaned up around your sink or stove and the rag or paper towel is dripping on the way to your garbage pail when you throw it out?

Although I don't think any of this can account for the spots in the bathroom.

If you think your house really is haunted, you just say firmly that you don't appreciate the marks on the floor that you have to clean up and would whoever is making them, please stop.

I know that sounds bizarre (especially if you weren't serious), but that's pretty much SOP (I belonged to a ghost hunting group). My supervisor and her husband once bought a house where they could hear footsteps coming down the hall every night and they finally sat up in bed and and said this was their house now and would whoever was making the noise please leave. According to her, the footsteps stopped. So, just sayin'......

What about insects, mice, birds, or even raccoons getting into your house?

And have you thought about just placing a camera to record for a couple hours to see if anything appears?
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:04 PM   #29
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We're Completely Stumped

That's a pretty comprehensive list of guesses.

Joking about the haunting. Not from dripping foods or other stuff. No cracked plates pots or whatever. We don't cook or eat greasy black smudgey stuff. No animals live in our home or walk around the kitchen and Dining area while we're having breakfast.
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Andy, does it always appear in the same spots? Could it be a mold of some sort?

I had a spot in my old basement that kept coming back time after time. It also cleaned up easily. Turned out to be mold where there was a recurring source of moisture under the floor.
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