Night time around where I live is usually full of sounds of various animals, from birds to insects, it's like a symphony of repetitive sounds. There
is also the usual sound of cars passing on the main road which at this time of night usually has a fair amount of traffic for 2am as it is a main road
between fairly major population centers and there are often trucks passing or people driving home from the bars. A gentle breeze causes sound of the
rustling of leaves on the trees and bushes.
So tonight there is dead silence with absolutely no wind. It feels more like I'm inside a room with fake trees and bushes. Not one of the usual
crickets or insects that makes their repetitive sounds. Not one flying insect is attracted to the lights, where just last night at this time there
were hundreds per minute flocking towards the light from gnat size to moths. Now nothing, it's like a sterile environment. The bushes and trees are
like fixed in time, paused, and no detectable breeze can be felt or heard. No birds or bats are out, no owls, no sign of any wildlife where normally
I see at least something in a few minutes. Even the traffic on the road is basically non existent, where 10-15 mins can pass with no traffic where
before (at this time, esp on Sat night) at least a couple cars a min would be seen/heard.
There was a really big storm earlier today, it got REALLY dark and windy around 3pm, wind strong enough to pick up those 96 gallon wheeled trash cans!
It was about as dark as it normally gets about 30 mins before total sunset, it was almost like an eclipse but there were extremely black clouds
surrounded why unusually white and grey/purple-ish clouds. The wind was changing directions and would come from all different angles, ripping all the
flowers & fluffy seeds off the plants in the field drawing them up in mini twisters (like dust devils). Then torrential rain started with no build up
of approaching rain, just a front of torrents of rain dropping buckets. It didn't last real long and ended up with normal moderate rain, then quickly
ended and became a beautiful sunny day the rest of the day. Fairly normal for this time of year but the wind wasn't so normal, the mid-day storm
followed by sunshine.
So IDK if this previous storm has anything to do with why it is so eerily quiet now - about 12 hours later, it seems odd. There's no rain anywhere
near me now (radar map) closest is about 250 miles or more. I really don't like the way it feels, I also have the feeling that someone's outside or
watching to a degree, but that might just be b/c it's so quiet - but the animals don't get quiet when I go outside on normal days, but maybe that's
because I'm normal to the environment here - I think animals can get used to things that are non-threatening to them and accept them - which makes me
feel more uncomfortable when it's quiet like this.
A good way to describe the feeling is as if everything is holding their breath and paused in fear. There is a tension in the air that one feels when
there is a predator around. Or another explenation is like I'm in a vacuum or sorts - as far as how the ambient pressure feels....
edit on 6 30 2019 by DigginFoTroof because: (no reason given)
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