What caused the hump in my floor?
- broken water pipe
- undetected earthquake
- result of poorly managed construction
- strong and very determined vermin
- evil portal
- telepathic cat seeking revenge for recently changing brands of cat food
- other (add your explanation below)
I was sitting at my desk typing up a vocabulary list for my class when I hear a crunchy popping sound, not too much unlike a stomach-turning bone fracture, from the wall and my floor in the middle of the south-facing wall of my bedroom. I thought it was my cat playing with something, but my cat was up on my bed with a bottle bristle tail and big, panicky eyes. It couldn’t be something falling on my floor because my room is carpeted. After shouting out a question full of obscenities, I went out into the living room on the other side of my wall to see if it was coming from there. It wasn’t. I came back in, and watched the area where the sound was coming from, unplugged my broken heater which was in the outlet on that wall, thinking it might be the outlet about to cause a fire, and it still continued. I stood back near the door (in case I needed to escape) and watched until suddenly the carpet right along the wall popped up a little and fell about an inch.
When I stopped freaking out, I walked over and noticed there was a hump in my floor…I lifted up the carpet tiles in the middle of my room where I felt it was safe enough to examine, and none of the floor tiles under the part of the hump were broken, but now my room has a very solid ridge. And I honestly believe my room goes into a slope on either side of it. I am chalking it up to a burst pipe under my floor (which might be explained by this cold weather), a quick and rapid earthquake that I didn’t feel, something to do with all of the construction that has recently taken place in my neighborhood, a very powerful family of vermin, or some evil portal being opened in my bedroom floor despite the fact that I live on the fifth floor of my building. In any case, this was just the catalyst I needed in searching for a new place to live.
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing happening here? And if so, what in the #$%