Last July, early in the afternoon, I was sitting outside with my dogs. It was a bright, sunny day, not terribly hot yet, just a pleasant day. I was sitting in my chair, relaxing in the shade, Riley was sitting watching the woods for deer, Sassy was just laying in the sun. It was a quiet day, much to Riley's annoyance. He does love to bark at deer.
So, as we're just enjoying the day, this hammering starts across the road. Loud. I thought maybe the lady across from us was having some repairs done or something. I look over, and there is no one in her yard. The hammering was still going. Riley ignored it altogether, as he was fixated on the woods. He's got a one track mind. Sassy on the other hand had moved to the front of the fence, watching the neighbor's yard intently. Ok then. It's not just me hearing it.
I got up and went to stand by her, still the hammering noises are coming from across the road, still no soul in sight. I'm thinking, ok, someone is working in the backyard. That's when things got odd.
The hammering started moving. Across the road, across our front yard. Hammering on the front door. Then it was inside, hammering the walls. It hammered the west facing wall of each room, from the front door to the laundry room at the very back of the house. I stood with Sassy, both of us tracking the noise, moving our heads following it. Sassy lost interest around the time it hit the kitchen and went to lay in the sun again, leaving me watching the progression of the hammering. I paced along with the noise until the last room, the laundry room. The hammering continued on the west wall for several seconds, then just stopped as abruptly as it started. I'm just standing in the yard, saying wtf over and over. Got the dogs, went inside, checked each room while my loyal guard dogs stretched out on the couch. They're hard core like that. I didn't find anything out of place, nothing unusual, everything was perfectly normal.
I figure whatever it was, it couldn't be anything bad. Sassy would've had more of a reaction if it had been something nasty. Riley might even have noticed. Although I believe it was nothing dangerous, I have no idea what it was. It hasn't happened since.