At first I thought I was going nuts but no, that wasn't what was happening (besides, I'd already gone nuts a long time ago...) The dried chickpeas (the rust colored ones that look slightly shriveled, not the more common beige ones) soaking in a stainless bowl of warm water- are making NOISES!! Consistent noises, one every ~10-20 seconds. Like a little pebble faintly hitting on metal. I see no evidence of movement but i'm guessing there must be movement associated with the sound, but deep beyond sight in the bed of legumes. Have you experienced this?
Crazy, man, Crazy!!