Originally posted by Tardacus
I don`t know where you live but it sounds like a very strange place where neighbors can`t talk to each other. Where i live everyone talks to each
other and looks out for each other.
it`s really strange that the neighbors haven`t already come to talk to you to see if you saw or heard anything on the night there daughter came
running in the house screaming.
It strange that they didn`t even bother to look outside to see what was out there or maybe they did and they saw that it was nothing to be concerned
If they had even looked out the window they would have seen you and seen something chasing you. If you heard the noises then they had to of heard them
too.obviously they never even bothered to look outside, so they obviously weren`t very concerned about the noises.
i`m more fascinated with the whole scenario of people who live within visual distance of each other and yet prefer to remain hermits.
everyone put yourself in the neighbors shoes and imagine what you would have done if your daughter came running in the house screaming, it`s really
strange that the neighbors didn`t do any of those things.Their daughter came running in the house screaming and the noises outside their house
continue for at least another 6 hours and they didn`t hear a thing? they didn`t call the police? they didn`t go out to see what was out there that was
so scary to their daughter? they didn`t go and talk to any of the neighbors to find out if anyone had seen or heard anything?
It`s almost like nothing really happened.
Depends on where you live, really, and the neighbors. Most places, I will say, the cops won't come for nothing. Here, they would, but that's not
like most places. Neighbors? Well, let me share a story with you. Lived in Florida some time back, for several years. House next door to us had a
pool in the backyard, that was not maintained AT ALL. very icky water, what was probably at some point landscaping plant life all overgrowing the
corners of the yard (which the pool covered most of). Her fence also had boards broken, right by our yard. Well, at one point, we kept hearing these
noises from the backyard, NOT cats (I know cats well), not a dog, etc. Sounded just like a gator, like you can hear on a program about them. This
was the season they tend to move about for breeding, too, and they are well known there for ending up in even maintained pools, storm drains, and so
forth. We were all certain the sound matched the gator sounds on several shows, so we contacted the lady to tell her what we had heard. Her reaction
was bizarre. She acted like we heard nothing at first, then claimed it was a "frog". This was NOT a frog. Used to camp yearly as a kid, heard
large bull frogs regularly, and very familiar with them and the smaller ones. This woman simply didn't want any authorities coming out to see the
condition of the backyard. We tried reporting the gator, because they can be dangerous, but the F&G people refused to come unless SHE called them.
Go figure. Had other neighbors even weirder, and some were far from nice, too. So, can understand the reticence from the OP. He did state he's got
someone else asking them, though, so hopefully he can find something out. Wish I had neighbors like yours! Truly do, not being facetious.
Neighborhoods like that are more rare these days, I think. Not like when I was a kid.
As for the family not coming out, can say that as a mom, if my kid came in screaming, it would probably take a few minutes to see what it was all
about, and by then he would have been off on the bike, near as I can figure. Maybe they did look out, and didn't see anything. Maybe they saw
something out of place, and didn't think anyone would listen (like an escaped large lizard). Maybe there was just the mom home or something, and she
was afraid to check. Many possibilities. In any case, I am curious as to what this was, though I can understand your point about how people are
these days. Different world we live in.