Then came one quiet late night, the old man sitting at the hall watching horror film. And like the usual, screams and the movie's deadly music made the mood creepy. Down further into the light, our big girl Hamlet was minding her own business and doing her usual night run.... Suddenly Hamlet stopped short of what she was doing, ears wide open listening. The owner looking at her also froze. There really was a sound of wheel grinding. (o.O) Both ham and owner looked at each other. Soon, squeaks were softly heard...... Goose bumps felt on both ham and owner.
Not.... Shortly tracing back to how the sounds were developed proved factual. Tracing back to the sound of a similar wheel grinding noise came from an abandoned grill carrier that was placed inside a plastic tank. The vibration of the steel grill was emphasized by the echo of the plastic tank and hence producing the noise. Whenever there was movement, the shocks sent up to the tank and produce the vibrations. So this was what the old man heard as hamster running the wheel. Mystery no. 1 debunked.
The soft squeaks that was heard was Ringo and Tardy inside the bedroom. With the bedroom door closed shut, their squeaks were soften and hence sounded like it was coming from the hallway. Mystery no. 2 debunked. By now, Hamlet should be thinking that it was time for her cage to be moved into the bedroom. Not yet.
Later into the dead of the night, the owner came out. Shadows darting across the floor! (o.O) Yikes!!!!!!! Big LIZARDS. Eeeek! Hamlet looked amused at the owner jumping around. That does it, the 3rd mystery debunked. So this was what the old man had mistakenly seen and thought there were hamsters roaming around. Please, buy the lizards' poison to get rid of these pests. :(
As such, we bought a quiet wheel for Hamlet so that she could come back to stay with us in the room, lest she started fighting with those pests or the pests disturbing her.