We have this vociferous airshaft neighbor. Sometimes she blasts music and sings in Spanish (badly) at the top of her lungs. Sometimes she has a girlfriend over and they chatter loudly for hours.
And sometimes she screams and moans for seemingly no reason.
MB said one night she was moaning and saying, “No, stop, no, stop.” Of course he assumed that someone was hurting her. Another neighbor called out, “Are you all right?”
“I’m fine,” she said, turned out the light, made noises like she had left the apartment, and proceeded to start moaning again. MB said it seemed like there was no one else there. I heard it myself sometime later. It was pretty disturbing though she was clearly alone.
Last night she turned on loud music and proceeded to scream. Not horror movie scream, but scream like she was in tremendous pain. We looked out the window and saw her lying on her couch with her feet propped up, totally alone. The screaming was intermittent, but still blood curdling, like she was really being hurt.
I wanted to yell out, “What the hell is going on over there? Are you okay?” But she was clearly there all by herself, kicking back.
Who lies there with their window open screaming at the top of her lungs? Of course your neighbors are going to think you’re being murdered.
It didn’t last too long, maybe 30 minutes, but if it happens again, I think we’re going to have to say something.