What the H*** Was That?!?

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I was awakened in the middle of the night last night by what sounded like someone driving a great big truck up our sidewalk, stopping under the bedroom window, and revving the engine. Or it could have been a Tyrannosaurus looking for a way in.

It was loud. Lasted for maybe a minute, then just stopped. Goosebumps all over. And of course no sign, this morning, that this had ever happened.

I know, I know, you’re gonna tell me it was just a dream. I have no evidence to put against it. It didn’t feel like a dream, that’s all I can say.

Well, if you don’t get nightmares in this day and age we’re living in… you’re just not trying.

8 comments on “What the H*** Was That?!?

  1. That happened to me once, when I lived in an upstairs apartment in the city. Noise woke me right up, and I thought I felt an impact somewhere down on the street, but when I looked out of my windows I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary. So I went back to bed, figuring it was all just a dream. Only when I did get back from my classes the next day and stepped out of the front to get my mail did I find that the front porch and the neighbor’s railing along his front walk had been totally demolished by a car that jumped the sidewalk. It happened at just the right (wrong?) angle to be hidden from any upstairs view.

    Weirdness abounds.

    1. It was aliens. Teen-aged, alien, mutant, ninja, hot rodders, with loud mufflers on their UFOs. 🙂

  2. I forgot to tell you that I was going to drop over and let you listen to the new Glasspack mufflers I put on my dump truck, in the wee hours of the morning. 🙂

  3. Motorcycles. I get motorcycles here. And yes, they do seem to shut off and disappear. Or it might have been a street-cleaning truck that shut down its cleaning equipment and what was left just sounded like silence because the noise level was so different.

    And by the way, I just read recently that dinosaurs couldn’t roar because of their anatomy, but probably just emitted “closed-mouth vocalizations like the crocodilians today.” That’s an actual quotation from a crostics puzzle, so it must be true. (Actually, the puzzle gives the source as Gemma Tarlach, “Call of the Dino,” in Discover Magazine, Jan/Feb 2017.)

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