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something strange is going on isn't it?

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MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 21:58:06

New neighbours moved in a few months ago. A couple and I think 3 children. Lots of stuff was moved in toys etc etc.
Then they went and didn't see anyone for a few days ...never actually saw the mother and children again just saw a man return a few days after
Some parcels arrived which I took in-maybe 4 in the space of a week, picked up by various people all very polite and nice. I assumed relatives.

Then....nothing. Literally nothing. Never see anyone. Never hear anyone. Terraced houses so you always hear front doors closing....nothing.
Had someone knock twice asking if I knew were next door in.
The weird thing is we NEVER see the children, apart from that first moving in day-they never are around at school time morning or aft and were school age. Perhaps they are home schooled I thought?
Never ever in the garden.

Once I stepped outside and the other side of the fence I heard somebody rush back in so there is somebody there. It's just eerily quiet.
We've had by mistake a fair bit of post too and there seem to be a few adults living there if the post is anything to go by. I just put it through the door the first couple of times then with the last three I've knocked but no answer so then posted it.

AIBU to think it's strange?

BumWad Sat 27-May-17 21:59:42

They sound like great neighbours! grin

Cornettoninja Sat 27-May-17 22:01:21

It does sound odd but I suppose there could be lots of explanations from a naturally quiet family to lots of childcare to a cunningly organised syndicate of parents attempting to get into the local primary by renting an address together (the last one is my favourite)

Unless you've reason to suspect something sinister just enjoy the peace!

Foxysoxy01 Sat 27-May-17 22:01:51

Have you ever watched The Burbs? If not then you really should. (It's a 90's film with Tom Hanks)

MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 22:02:33

It's lovely that it's quiet but it's just too quiet-these are council houses in high demand and for a 3 bed you have to have at least 4 people now here. Seeing the children in the moving in day as well they were lively and not silent so I can't understand why we literally hear nothing and see nobody ever as to have the house there must be at least 4 people there.
From the post there seem to be 4 different adults there ?
I feel like I'm being really nosy but it's really strange

elQuintoConyo Sat 27-May-17 22:04:35

Ha! I was about to post the same thing Foxy grin

And the Tom Waits classic "what's he DOING in there?'.

Sorry i can't be much help.

Sexstarvedredhead Sat 27-May-17 22:04:41

Could they be foster carers?

Sexstarvedredhead Sat 27-May-17 22:05:50

Or the children were simply visiting an aunt/ uncle moving in?

MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 22:06:37

I don't know I suppose they could be I'm just surprised especially with the lovely weather that the children haven't been in the garden etc
The windows are never open either
I sound so nosy ! But it's a tiny street and terraced houses so all v close together

barrygetamoveonplease Sat 27-May-17 22:07:59

Do you think they pretended to be a family to get the house?

MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 22:08:27

They moved in so much stuff for children though, toys, furniture etc etc. We share an entrance to the front doors and we were in and out that day so crossed paths a lot. They seemed nice said hello etc and picked up rubbish that blew across into our garden I thought great we seem to have nice neighbours kids similar ages etc ....but they've disappeared !

Witchend Sat 27-May-17 22:10:30

If they've moved a distance it may be that they can't get into a local school and are staying with friends/relatives until the end of term so they can continue at their old school.

barrygetamoveonplease Sat 27-May-17 22:10:58

Visiting family elsewhere?
Or has someone done them in?

ballerinabelle Sat 27-May-17 22:11:13

Weird...and don't believe anyone who says otherwise!

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 27-May-17 22:11:48

Do what they do in America. Knock on the door with some cookies

WyfOfBathe Sat 27-May-17 22:12:32

Maybe some kind of commune? I'm not sure why they would have to be so secret though.

MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 22:14:37

I've knocked on the door with post but no answer
Tried to chat when parcels were collected initially but it was one sided

Pepperedpig Sat 27-May-17 22:15:00

It does seem a bit strange.

Garnethair Sat 27-May-17 22:17:13

Children may have moved in but been taken I do care?

Garnethair Sat 27-May-17 22:17:23

Into care

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Sat 27-May-17 22:17:28

He hasn't laid a new patio has he?

MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 22:17:29

There's not much I can really do I suppose. It's just annoying me more and more as somethings not right.
Definitely a few adults registered there due to the post but it's strange about the children.

I'd just enjoy the quiet but it's playing on my mind !

MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 22:18:24

A possibility I suppose about the children and care but I don't see any adults either ! Nobody at all

MrNobodytheNeighbour Sat 27-May-17 22:19:14

The other side we can hear moving about sometimes (thin walls) and could bear the previous person where the new family are and that was just 1 elderly lady but now it's silent from that side

RebornSlippy Sat 27-May-17 22:19:25

What do you think, OP. Come on, there's bound to be a conspiracy theory there!

I'm thinking the children and accoutrements were a clever guise to make everyone think there was a family moving in to this highly sought council property. It is, however, in fact, homing several adults. (probably illegal immigrants).

Am I warm?

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