My mom told me this story. My mother was in a little village called White Mountain, Alaska at the time. Its population is about 100-150 people where everyone is related to everyone.
At night there would be family brawls, mostly just the parents so the kids would go outside and cry sometimes. My mom would go open the door and call to the kid and tell them to come over and stay the night until their parents settled down and they were safe to go back home the next day.
One night my mother heard "one of those kids" and half asleep and half awake she went to the door to go open it. Right when she put her hand on the door nob, "NO! Don't open that door!" she heard. She was fully awake by then. "Okay." She heeded that warning even though she was kind of annoyed that the crying kept going on and on; even when she woke up she could still hear the crying all the way until the sun started to shine.
Eager to hear if her mother and brother heard it, she went over to drink some coffee and discuss the whole ordeal. My mother asked, "Good morning you guys! Did you hear that crying last night?"
My grandmother used to be rude sometimes so abruptly she said, "NO! I heard NOTHING last night" and continued fixing breakfast.
Later on that day my mother spoke to her brother and he gave her the 411.
He said, "Not long ago there used to be a family and in that family was a pregnant woman. For some reason they needed to go to Golovin (another village about a 20-25 mile traveling distance away on foot.) Right when they reached the place where the forest meets the tundra she went into labor and she had her baby under a tree. She wrapped her baby and took care of the mess and while doing so one of the family members said "Look! The sun's going down, we won't be able to see where were going pretty soon." So all of them hurried and gathered all that they could and left. They all got to Golovin and started to unpack their stuff when finally the lady realized and said, "I FORGOT MY BABY!" So they all went back to go look for it where they were previously and looked under every tree but couldn't find the baby. That baby spirit sometimes comes to White Mountain and that's what you heard last night."