“I heard something sort of swooping around my room.”

One night I woke up in the middle of the night, and I heard something sort of swooping around my room. Like, I could hear it flying. It was doing circles around my room, and I got scared because I didn’t know what it was. And it was the middle of the night, so I had woken up from kind of a dead sleep, so I was partially still asleep I think, and a little groggy, and — so instead of trying to, like, figure out what it was, I, I left my bedroom and closed the door behind me. And I leave my door open at night usually which they say you’re not supposed to do, but I do.

And then I’m standing out in the hallway. And the bat is in my room and I thought, “Okay. This is ridiculous. I can’t go back to sleep. I can’t — I ne- I need to figure out what to do.” I didn’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t really see what was going on with it. So I reached in and I turned the light on in my room thinking that if it was a bat — which I assumed it was a bat, not a bird — thinking that it would — I would at least be able to see what it was or maybe it would scare it or something. I don’t know. I just thought, “Okay, light, and I need” — you know, the place is completely dark, “I need to get some light so I can see what’s going on.” So I turn the light on, and I could see it flying around in the room. But again, no glasses, so couldn’t really tell what it was. So then I thought, “Okay. I need to get this thing out of my room so that at least I can go to bed even if I can’t get it out of the house. Like I feel like if I can shut my door and I’m inside my room, then I can go to bed.”

So I turned — left the light on in my room, turned the light on in the hallway and left all the other lights off, again, thinking if it was a bat, it might try and go where it was more dark. So I did that and I came and I sat in living room. And I watched it. Again, without my glasses, I could see the shape of it flying and it flew into the kitchen. And again, instead of being brave and trying to find it and remove it from the house, I just went into my room and I shut the door and looked around to make sure that it really was out of there and there wasn’t anything else in there. Kinda rattled some things around and, and made some noise so that if something else was in there it would appear. And it wasn’t so I just went back to bed. I didn’t even go and look for it in the kitchen. 

And when I got up in the morning, I, I looked for it and I couldn’t find it. And I didn’t see any evidence of it. I didn’t see any bat guano, or ha- — it didn’t run into anything that fell over. I, really I could see nothing and again, I sort of looked in the places that I thought it might’ve been hiding possibly, like closets and you know, I don’t know and I — how it got in, I have no idea. How it could get anywhere, I don’t know. But I talked to my sister and she said that they have very small tel- skeletal systems so they can get through very small places, you know, very small holes. I still don’t have any idea where it could have gotten in.

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