We have this old building, one room with a small crawl in attic and small cellar, that was refered to by my family as the "Root House" back when it was in regular use in the 1930's and 1940's. It's still on our property, but unseen back in the trees. A couple weeks ago, I took some friends and their kids on a little "bat tour" of the farmhouse, then down over to the root house to take a look inside it. No one had been in it for a long time (a few years for me even). When we shined the flashlights inside we saw a bunch of green round things in two boxes, on on a couple shelves. I smelled fresh apples. We went in, and sure enough, two boxes partially filled with apples from my brothers apple trees 1/8 mile away. Some were partly eaten. Then we heard what sounded like knocking or footsteps from above us. The attic is too small for a person to be there walking, but the sound didn't sound like the pitter patter of a small creature. We never did see anything or figure out what it was. I'm still wondering what sort of small animal would and could gather that many apples from that distance away and store them in the old boxes and shelves?