Last night, something was sitting under our bedroom window, making noises more suited to a late-’80’s alien-action-horror flick starring Arnold Swarchenegger or Sigourney Weaver than to a quiet northern acreage at 11:30 pm. It was certainly loud enough to wake us up, and prompted yet another discussion that veered into imagination. I’ll spare you the specifics, but it might have involved aliens scouting our turnabout as a landing pad for the mothership…Anyways, we could hear ‘it’ moving around the yard for several minutes, making those otherworldly sounds. Creepy.
I went looking on youtube for some identification of the noise, as I have been suspecting foxes for the werewolf-harpy noises the other night, based mostly on the fact that they are the only small canines we’ve seen here, and we’re far enough from neighbors and civilization to effectively rule out a pack of rabid chihuahuas. However, I had not found the specific sounds that we’d heard.
Until I was searching for the mini-Predator this morning, that is. I never did find that one (no, it was not a crow, I know that one, and it was a different noise entirely). Here are some of the werewolf and harpy noises:
At least now we know what woke us up on Thursday night…