I am posting this in the hope that somebody here may have an explanation for this weirdness.
My husband and me moved into this 200 year old farm house about 13 months ago. We live pretty secluded, with our 2 dogs. It is a working farm..our
closest ( only ) neighbours are in a farm cottage...right on the outside edge of the road leading into the farm..maybe 150 yards from the main two
story farmhouse where we live.
So last year we had only been living here a few weeks when we were both woken up, around 230am, by the most eerie screeching sound coming from
directly outside our bedroom door ( which we always leave open ) The sound was a few seconds long...extremely loud..and the most uncanny noise I have
ever heard in my life. The first association that came to mind..was the sound a banshee would
We both sat bolt upright, immediately awake....my husband's like WTF??? He is very laid back in demeanor..doesn't do drama at all..composed, ex
military but I heard total fear in his voice that night. Strange thing also...both dogs, hardly stirred at all...the big one sleeps on her bed at my
side of the room..and she just lifted her head up and looked, as if to say.." what's up with you humans? " ..and the little dog didn't budge from
the foot of the bed. To be totally honest..we were both so scared by the unearthly screech that we didn't even dare get out of bed to investigate. We
just stayed in bed..and eventually got back off to sleep.
The following day, I just put it down to a new house and air settling through the heating system of radiators. Husband readily accepted my reasoning
and we just didn't talk about it.
Until last night....
I say last night, but again it was the wee small hours..and I hadn't been sleeping well earlier but had finally drifted off. Sharply woken by the
screeching howl of a dog, and my husband leaping out of the bed and running to the the top of the stairs. He called our big dog's name...and I was
saying omg..Bella ( her name ) thinking that I had heard her..howling ..in total pain or anguish.
Almost as soon as I said her name, I immediately felt her nudge my arm and begin panting..from her usual spot, on the floor, at my side of the bed.
She had been sound asleep ! So I say..." uh..Bella is right here " to my husband, who is still standing, dazed and half asleep at the top of the
stairs, thinking he is calling down to our dog.
All the while, little dog is half awake, lazily eyeballing me from the bottom of the bed.
So husband gets back into bed...and asks me what did you hear....I says.. " A dog, howling. A soulful, eerie howl. That seemed to come from within
the house...downstairs ? "
Ok ...he answers, that is what he says he heard too.
Any ideas ATS ?
Neither dog seemed to have heard it. Not last night...and not last year. Or if they did, they didn't react. Just to be clear, big dog Bella is a
guard dog..who attempts to launch herself through the door at the post - man or each and every delivery guy who arrives at the farm.
Their hearing is so good...they alert me long before anyone even gets close to the house.
There are no other dogs in the area, but if there were..our two would go nuts if there was a strange dog encroaching on their territory.
Not sure if my heating system theory works for last night's event. Our heating has been serviced and used daily for over a month. And also...the
sound was very distinct...clearly a dog howling.
Although I cannot be 100% accurate..it is approximately 1 year since the last keening eerie screech woke us both up.
Lastly...husband sleeps like a log. I am a very light sleeper and wake up fully a few times each night.
Would be interested to hear your theories.
Please don't scare the $hit out of me though !