Last night I found myself in the middle of a real life horror movie. There was a BAT in my bedroom!
As I lay me down to sleep, around 1:30 AM, an unfamiliar rustling sound was keeping me awake. At first, I though something had probably taken up residence in the attic. But the more I listened the more inside-the-room it sounded. It was coming from behind the window curtain! I jumped out of bed and headed for the door. When I looked back at the window, at the top of the curtains, I saw a black, pointed shape briefly poke up. “That’s one BIG bug,” I thought.
I grabbed a can of flying insect killer and, from about half-way across the room, sprayed above the top of the curtain. A few seconds later a black lump fell to the floor and just lay there. I immediately thought, “That’s a frikkin’ BAT!” It was. It flew up into the air and began circling the room. I noted that, unlike a bird, which I would have heard fluttering, the bat made no sound.
Since it was circling consistently, counter-clockwise, in speed and position, after a few tries, I was able to knock it out of the air with a large towel. It stayed on the floor, motionless, and I captured it underneath one of those dollar styrofoam coolers.
I then jumped back into bed and went right to sleep.
After placing garlic plants above the bed and digging out an old crucifix to wear. I finally drifted off around 4:00 AM.
Thank you for reading this far. The question is, where did the bat come from? It may seem like a dumb question, but my windows have been closed and have screens anyway. It’s been in the 90’s the last few days so the apartment has been locked down very tightly. I’ve lived here 20 years and thought I knew every inch of every inch but somewhere, could there be a bat-sized hole I’m unaware of? I didn’t open a door since mid-afternoon. So WTF?