Last night there was a full moon.
This doesn't really mean a whole lot in and of itself, other than we noted it was shining really brightly through our bedroom window.
At around 2 AM, however, we both woke up when two very loud bangs went off somewhere in the near vicinity.
Now, there's nothing quite like starting wide awake while it is still pitch dark outside except for the really bright moon. Even with the two of us here together, there's just something inherently spooky about that. And on top of it, those loud bangs sure sounded like gunshots. Yeah, we've heard cars backfiring and firecrackers and other loud noises that sort of sound like gunshots too, but these ones REALLY did.
We were then faced with a dilemma, however. So let's say it really was a pair of gunshots: now what? It was 2 AM on a Sunday morning and all we had was a couple of loud noises possibly somewhere in our area. It's not like we can don a cape and run off to see what the commotion is about. All we could do was say, "What was that?!!!" and begin speculating. Dark nights with full moons are apparently conducive to this, because we both had very strange dreams all the rest of the night.
So this morning we decided to investigate. Being children of the computer age, however, "investigation" did not mean driving around the neighborhood looking to see if anything was amiss. Instead, we hopped on the computer and tried to find out if there was any breaking news. "Police standoff at a local gas station" would've done nicely. Instead, we found articles on a lady suing a car dealership because she insisted her new used car had once held a dead body and another article about how a local man jumped to his death in the Clinton River for unknown reasons earlier this week. Nothing about mysterious gunshots in the middle of a quiet Sunday morning...during a full moon (which eclipsed last night)...at about the time bars let out...during the notoriously chaotic Christmas Season.
So we are left wondering....what exactly did we hear last night?
Some mysteries just might have to remain unsolved.
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