Our house is about 9 years old and we are the first and only people to ever live in it. There is a cluster of 15 houses where our house is. They were all build within the same year and occupied within the same year.
Our houses are built just outside of town and the street is shaped in a horseshoe form with only one way to get in or out of the houses. The closest neighbor's are about 1/2 a mile away towards town, as behind and on both sides of the houses are miles of grazing pasture.
Anyway - on with the story.
At the top of the street there is a dog pound which, is almost occupied by several dogs at any given time. On the side of the dog pound, just outside the tall fence there is a medium size mound of dirt that has been there for awhile as there is grass and weeds growing on it. There is a street light inside the fence where the dog pound is located. My husband and I are smokers but do not smoke in our house so, we go outside to smoke. We usually go in front of the house and open the garage and stand in the garage / driveway area to smoke. Sometimes on my husbands day's off we stay up late watching TV or just visiting.
More times than I care to remember the dogs at the pound would be whining and barking and putting up a fuss at all times of the night which, would cause all the neighborhood dogs to start barking and acting the same way.
One time it was summer and we were out side smoking about 1:00 in the morning and I happened to look up towards the pound to see if maybe horses has wondered close to the fence and that is what the dogs were barking at. As I looked I had to rub my eyes and blink several times because I saw children playing on that pile of dirt. I told my husband to look up towards that hill and see if he saw those kids. He could not see them. But, I clearly saw them. I came in the house and got our daughter, she was in her teens at the time, and asked her if she saw them. She saw them also. We counted about 6 kids that night.
We really didn't see any features other than small kids about the size of kindergartener's or 1st graders. There was no laughing or noise expect for the dog's all barking. As I mentioned in my earlier story, I am Native American and live on an Indian reservation. In my belief system, I was always told that when a dog is making a certain kind of noise - sounds like they are barking / whining / talking a foreign language sort of sound, it means that there is a ghost around. These dogs were making that eerie noise.
We stood outside for about 45 minutes watching the kids, just running and jumping but, no noise of laughter.
Since we have lived in our house we have noticed those kids on several occasions and it is always really late at night. It is kind of weird as my husband cannot see them.
Has anyone ever saw anything like this before?