It takes alot of courage to intervene, and I'm not sure if the observer effect would make it even harder yet, the more people, we don't know ourselves
Once years ago, pregnant with my first or second child, we lived near a popular bar, and in the night we woke up with a "fight" in the alleyway behind
our home, it didn't sound like an ordinary argument, she sounded like she was alarmed, in need of help, I can't remember after all these years if she
was even yelling help or what words gave the sense of more than a fight. But I tried to get my husband to intervene, check it out even, but he
wouldn't so I got up, and grabbed the bat, scared out of my tree, knowing that I couldn't handle a big strong type or any kind of weapons and knowing
I couldn't swing the bat, but all I was going to do was ask a simple question before deciding how to act.
"Do you need help? Is everything all right?"
That was it, and by the time I ran out the door, they were walking off body language turned in towards each other, obviously a lovers spat.
But with more people around I don't know.
Also, in my home town area, late at night, across the small lake, there is a property there rich folk from the town, and that area had strange events,
even our relatives pet was found on an alter, and I had been told at 18 that I woud be really surprised who belonged to that group, think doctors,
lawyers, teachers, ministers. Doctors made me think of human rituals.
In any case, the sounds of a child, not really young, 6-10 maybe, across the lake, not a normal sound like a child having a tempter tantrum or crying
because she had been forced to bed, but it didn't sound right anyway, and I'm a mother. But, that is really hard one to call, send police to a house
because a child is making a sound you don't like. And a house they probably would not go to, a very wealthy house. I prayed about it, and asked for
help for that child and if anything needed to come to light to bring it to light.
And then when I actually was thinking of making the phone call, this was 20 minutes say, it all stopped.
Its really hard to know what to do in a variety of different circumstances.
edit on 3-5-2012 by Unity_99 because: (no reason given)