This is for anyone familiar with Cecil County, Maryland. I used to live on a farm in that area, right near the Susquehanna River. I lived there from when I was 9 until age 15. There were a lot of weird experiences there, and even once a psychic came by and told us about spirits in the house. That was much later though, after I had left. My father still lives there actually. Whatever...anyway, I just want to see if anyone has ever experienced "Indian drums" while outdoors.
I have plenty of memories of being outside, hanging around the property playing basketball, football, or anything with my younger brother. Plenty of times we'd have to stop what we were doing because you could very easily hear drums coming from the woods all around. You couldn't quite pinpoint where. It wasn't like a drum set echoing from someone's garage. It sounded more like a distant parade. It had that very clichéd Indian rhythm of BOOM-boom-boom-boom-BOOM-boom-boom-boom, etc.
This would happen in the middle of the day. You could even walk through the woods and it would start happening. Many times I'd chase the sound to see where it was coming from, but to no avail. I just recently remembered all this and called my brother about it. I'm 24 now and he's 23. I asked him "Do you remember hearing those drums in the woods on the farm?" and his reaction was priceless: "S--t yeah, that shiat freaked me out! I ran out of the woods one time because of it".
The sound was very audible to anyone who would be outside at the time. However, I asked my mother recently and she didn't recall anything about it. At the time I remember never mentioning it because I simply thought it was just a parade somewhere. Looking back, it just baffles me even more now. We had a very isolated piece of property - and these were very obvious tribal drums that would sound up at random. I probably ignored them most of the time.
Now as I said, there was some other spiritual activity at this location. I could tell those stories... But I want to know if anyone has ever heard (or heard of) this before. There's another Indian drum story on this site, but it takes place in a house. What I heard was always outside and in the distance. If you walked into the woods, it would almost follow you. It sounds creepy, but even when it was happening it was just confusing. Imagine being 13 and working in a barn and hearing this stuff. My first reaction was always "What the hell is that noise?" as I walked around the property trying to locate it.
So...anyone? I assumed it was Indian because it sounded Indian and that area had a very rich Indian history being where the Susquehanna River met the Chesapeake Bay.