A few suggestions, from both sides of the fence
When you have a number of oddities occurring the mind gets quite creative, blown lights etc can cause you to see things that are not necessarily
there. It is even possible to make your own eyes appear black by angling the head in low light and the brow shadowing the face. Have to see it done i
guess. Would make alot of sense as the kids were probably shorter than you.
The feeling of unease is usually generated by things outside your comfort zone, lack of lighting and knocks after midnight all are out of a normal
persons daily routine. This causes your brain to start assessing more things as dangerous and the feeling is your fight or flight response kicking in
That being said, going with a more supernatural angle, they sound like Lilitu, which actually have alot of stuff written about them before 1998, but
the stories almost completely disappeared about 200 hundred years ago. Used to be extremely serious in the jewish community.
Lilitu basically have their origins in the religions of the 3 books (Torah, Bible, Koran) and associated apocryphal and esoteric texts. They are in a
way a true vampire (i.e. where vampire stories come from).
Their characteristics are
- They are children, often referred to as children of the night.
- They are half a person and half mystical creature, demon, nephilim, angel whatever your pick.
- They have short lifespans, 16 can refer to hours of life, so theyre almost always kids, not black eyed adults.
- They have a maximum lifespan of roughly 24 hours giving them a hard time interacting with people normally, just through lack of experience in doing
- The lifespan also means that particular incarnation is never seen again, chances are you will never again see these kids wandering your
There is also something in the bible about not opening the door after midnight and not allowing people to cross into the threshold of your home i
believe. The bible after all is a collection of ancient stories and myths, so it could have some small basis in fact. It would mean that they are not
allowed to transgress the balance between things unless invited explicitly to do so.
This isn't a story I've come across, just some research I have happened to do. It is taken seriously though in some quarters. It's basically a
continuation of the story of Lilith, Adam's first wife in Eden. For interesting evidence some people still believe in this craziness, check out the
crypt of St Marys church in Sydney, near Hyde Park (cost you $5 in donations). In the bottom circle of the cross displaying Genesis the garden of Eden
is portrayed with 3 figures inside. 2 looking quite feminine one masculine, see for yourself if you can
So either someone believes in the 2 wives theory, or Gods a chick, or possibly even better god was a guy who started off with 2 women in the garden
Just thought i;d throw some spin in there anyway as these avenues havent been mentioned