Given the geography, this MAY be connected to my previous story. It also sounds like the plot from a bad horror film, I apologise for that. But it happened.
About ten minutes away from my house (on foot) there is an old, ruined church. It's in the middle of someone's field, its private property. You can see what's left of it from the road. There are all kinds of stories about it. Supposedly what was buried there, with all kinds of treasure. Just a legend, of course, no one has gone digging it up.
Officially what I'm about to describe happened approximately 6 months prior to the first night time visit. Basically, at some ridiculous hour of the night, around two AM, there was a terrible screaming and banging at the front door people clamoring to be let in. So, we went down, and there were these three guys banging on the door (it's an all glass door, we could see them fairly clearly with the lights on). They were fairly panicked. We opened the door, they rushed in. I think I heard... What sounded like a dogs clawing concrete. I think I heard that, but, hey, lots of dogs in the countryside. So, we bring them inside, and they are terrified. Eventually, we calmed them down, got them to talk about what happened. They were English; one of them had an Irish family who told them about the stories of the "treasure" in the field. As I said, nobody took that story seriously, but these guys did, for some reason.
So, they decided to come over for a visit, find the field, and go digging when it was nice and dark. They had torches, and the spot they dug was hidden behind a hedge. Very hard to see them. So, they're digging, and this dog came up to the hole, started knocking some dirt back in. Not in any kind of ominous way, just a dog trying to fill in a hole. They threw a rock, the dog runs off, and they went back to digging. Dog comes back after a bit, just sits down to watch. They figure they'll leave him be, and keep on digging. I found a bit of a sandwich the next day, maybe one of them fed him, I don't know. So, they're digging away, and then BAM. Total chaos. Crazy voices, dog goes crazy and lunges at them, weird flashing lights (this is what they told us, don't blame me) and all kinds of crazy shenanigans. They panicked and ran, with stuff following them all the way to our house. All I can say is, all I heard was something that MIGHT have been a dog on the road.
So, soon as it was light, they were gone. My dad walked with them back to their car, and they drove off. Never gave a name or anything. There WERE some tools in the field, and a bit of a sandwich, which supports them being in the field. No sign of a hole.
I don't know, maybe they were just winding us up.
I can post a few pics of the field over the weekend if any one wants. I think the church has fallen, not sure. Been a while since I was up there.
So, yeah, seems like a bad horror movie, I get that, but those guys visited the house.