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Old 08-31-2016, 05:49 PM   #51
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Are you or anyone else burning candles in the house? some of them leave soot and quite a bit depending on the candle..........I don't know if anyone has already posted this as I didn't have time to go through every post..........
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Old 08-31-2016, 08:17 PM   #52
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Are you or anyone else burning candles in the house? some of them leave soot and quite a bit depending on the candle..........I don't know if anyone has already posted this as I didn't have time to go through every post..........

No candles. I can't stand scented candles so we seldom burn them.
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Old 09-01-2016, 07:22 AM   #53
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Well, Andy, we need to call the inspector in..........seriously, hope you find the culprit soon.......and do let us know.....good luck.....
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Old 09-25-2016, 05:46 PM   #54
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I'm waiting for a reappearance so I can take some pictures to share. I've charged my camera battery and I'm poised and ready.

Noting has happened since we started talking about it. Maybe the trick is to keep talking...
So Casper hasn't returned?
That's a good thing.
Just figured I keep the talk up in case that really is the trick.
And don't let the camera batteries die just because he/she hasn't been around lately.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:12 PM   #55
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So Casper hasn't returned?
That's a good thing.
Just figured I keep the talk up in case that really is the trick.
And don't let the camera batteries die just because he/she hasn't been around lately.
Funny! The mystery marks have not returned and I checked my camera battery just last night. I'm ready.
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Zagat, I do believe you've jinxed me! Here's a photo of the biggest smudge today.
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:32 PM   #57
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I've been waiting waiting waiting, and THERE THERE IT IS! It looks sinister.
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The seam between the boards to the left of the big mark looks like there is black all along it. Is that correct in real life? If so, I'd say you have a problem underneath and it's coming up through the boards. Has it rained heavily just recently after having not rained for a while, maybe some kind of insect activity?
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Old 09-28-2016, 02:45 PM   #59
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The seam between the boards to the left of the big mark looks like there is black all along it. Is that correct in real life? If so, I'd say you have a problem underneath and it's coming up through the boards. Has it rained heavily just recently after having not rained for a while, maybe some kind of insect activity?
Looks like that to me, too. I would take a piece of masking tape or a sticky note and run it along the seam. See if anything black comes up. There may be a leak under the floor causing mold, or insect activity, like msmofet suggested.
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The seam between the boards to the left of the big mark looks like there is black all along it. Is that correct in real life? If so, I'd say you have a problem underneath and it's coming up through the boards. Has it rained heavily just recently after having not rained for a while, maybe some kind of insect activity?
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Looks like that to me, too. I would take a piece of masking tape or a sticky note and run it along the seam. See if anything black comes up. There may be a leak under the floor causing mold, or insect activity, like msmofet suggested.
That location is coincidental. These smudges appear in different locations at different times.

The floor is over a full basement with not water sources close by.
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