I am trying to understand an oddly consistent behavior. I have two cats in my home that will "yowl" at a very specific point of the home, a small hallway leading back to a bathroom and bedroom (which we reserve for guests). I have no idea why. We don't really go to that part of the house very often (unless someone is visiting).

Is something wrong in that part of the home for them? Or perhaps they want us to follow?

They were adopted as a bonded pair of sisters and appear to be primarily Bombay. They are approximately 1.5 years old if that makes a difference.

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    Is the door to that part of the house closed most of the time? If that is the case, it might be your cats requesting the door to be opened so they can investigate and patrol that part of the territory. – bgse Nov 9 '20 at 23:23
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    My guess would be that they are hearing distant water movement in the pipes leading to the bathroom and located behind walls, many cats have an obsession with both the sight as well as the sound of the running water, it could be too distant and faint for you to hear but for cats it could be detectable enough to intrigue them, it could also be that maybe some electronic device is placed somewhere in this area and electronic devices sometimes emit faint high-pitched sound that could resemble high frequency sounds emitted by rodents, and it could be what is agitating your cats. – lila Nov 10 '20 at 0:21
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    I do not know, how it is with cats, but dogs could become crazy when they hear their own echo. Maybe is the shape of the rooms causing an echo, that the cats make believe in additional cats yowling in their own space... – Allerleirauh Nov 12 '20 at 20:49

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