The Children of Goldshire (sometimes known as the "Creepy Goldshire Children" or "Demon Children of Goldshire") are six human children that appear in and around Goldshire in Elwynn Forest, but never stray too far from "their house" and road to the gates of Stormwind City.
In the northwestern part of Goldshire there is a house with skinning and leatherworking trainers. On the second floor of this house six children can sometimes be seen forming the pattern of a pentagram, silent and unmoving. They will occasionally move out of the house to walk/run in a pentagram formation. They return to their house at around 7:40 in the morning, and at this time a soundfile will play something eerie, usually "You will die". Whether they make their rounds at other times of the day is unknown. They despawn at 8:00 pm.
This discovery has spurred massive response among the players. Probably just another easter egg, some say this is just one of the clues pointing towards a scourge-related event. Whether or not this occurred due to a glitch or a bored programmer has not been determined yet. There are also multiple videos of the children, both in Goldshire and outside Stormwind.
The children, who appeared around July 10th, often change views. One day they'll face Stormwind City, and other days a mine. It seems they point five different locations in Elwynn Forest that make a pentagram.
A now unavailable thread had been created on the World of Warcraft Forums (Beta) discussing some coincidences involved with the children. A new thread has started on the new Battle.net official forums.
In addition, the children have been spotted just outside Stormwind itself..
† Only Cameron remains in the same position with the others orbiting around.
- Oddly enough, if you stand in the middle of the kids and use quest helper, you are 666 yards from the Elwynn Forest/Stormwind border.
- Forum threads