Frightening Noises Lead to HVAC Technician Intervention

A few years ago, I had recently moved to a new city to begin living with my partner, as we had previously been doing long distance across the country. I moved into her duplex, and got settled. That night, we both started hearing a strange wheezing sound in the living room, almost like intermittent breathing. It was totally freaky, so I got up to go investigate and didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. We both tossed and turned throughout the night, jumping to the worst possible scenarios in our heads. In the morning, my partner called our local HVAC company to come investigate, as the noise sounded like it was coming from the heater. When our HVAC tech finally arrived, he looked around all of our vents and didn’t seem to find anything. He finally was closely inspecting our wall heater, which is our primary source of heat on cold days, and resides in a corner of the living room. Our HVAC tech removed the grate from the front of our wall heater and realized there was a partially melted kazoo in front of the pilot light. We realized that when air would be produced from our heater, it would blow through the melted kazoo, hence creating a noise like creepy breathing. Our HVAC tech removed the kazoo and cleaned off all melted remnants of it from our HVAC unit, and our heating system worked perfectly after that, which was amazing. The strange thing was, we still have no idea how the kazoo got there, and my partner had not heard the noise since the evening I moved in.
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