Walpurgis night activity

Tonight is Walpurgis night and the animals in my neighborhood are acting strangely.

This cat watches the goings-on in the night from a perch on a plank and isn’t afraid of anything.  It was watching and waiting because there was activity just a few feet to the right.

cat 1

cat 2

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In the same yard, only a few feet away, a raccoon was standing still as a statue.  I noticed the animal and its ears twitched ever so slightly and it let out a rumbling noise which were the only indications it was alive.  To the right of it against the left tree trunk there is some indistinguishable creature that didn’t move at all and didn’t seem like it could be real.  It almost looked like a puppet being controlled by someone else.  And something stirred in the primitive birdfeeder made out of a bucket above the raccoon, but it was most definitely not a bird.  At this point the cat had moved to the area by the chimney, but still kept watch on the yard.

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Crushed evidence

These wire-rimmed glasses were left discarded on the ground right outside of Grand Central station.  A huge amount of force would have been needed to cause this much damage and it’s horrifying to think that the damage could have occurred  when the glasses were on someone’s face.  They had obviously been left there sometime last night as they were not there yesterday.

After the Metro North trains to CT stop running late at night and the 9 to 5ers have taken the subways home, the area outside of the station is surprisingly desolate late at night and the Lexington Avenue exit area is not well lit.

There was no blood or other sign of a struggle and the commuters that swarm the area at all times during the daylight hours were oblivious, but it’s terrifying to think that this piece of evidence is all that is left of someone and no one around even notices.