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Unusal Brown oily-look stains on walls

Posted By: Thomas Vuong
Friday, 7 May 1999, at 1:52 p.m.

I experienced some of oily,brownish stains streaking/running/spilling down from the ceiling (near corner of the bed room) and I don't know what is happening? First I thought it might be food stains (from soybean/soysauce stuffs) caused by my kids...But it located in the far end of the BED room..above some of the clothes cabinets..and there is NO WAY that my kids can throw or accidentally get the stains up there. When I touched it, It did not stick to my fingers and hard to wipe it out off the wall. It appears to be like something from the other end of the wall filtered thru the sheetrock. But why running downward? And my furnance was fairly away from the spot (almost in between the hall way and the room entrance door way...while the stains were at the opposite corner).I checked in the attic right above the room and found no signs of leaking from the air duck,furnace etc... Is this room haunted? (might sound crazy?) Termites sign? Leaking? BTW, the wall was painted heavily (2 coats of semi glossy paints) WHAT'S HAPPENING? CAN U HELP?

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