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A Bump on a Super-Moon Night

Updated on November 23, 2016
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Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher. He is a former journalist who has worked on various community and college publications.

Full moon (super moon) over Copper Mountain in Colorado.
Full moon (super moon) over Copper Mountain in Colorado. | Source

The first thud against the wall snapped Todd out of a deep sleep. The second and third thuds came in quick successions.

He sat up and peered around his room. Luckily, it was a full moon. Not only that, it was during the phenomenon known as the supermoon in which it appeared much larger than usual. It cast a silvery glow that illuminated the room.

Louder thuds, accompanied by a few moans and groans, were heard. Todd gritted his teeth, realizing it was coming from his new roommate’s bedroom.

“At this time of the night?” he muttered.

He knew Samuel was a lady’s man, and he brought some fine looking ones home. But, Samuel always had the decency to do his playing in the living room or when Todd was out. Not tonight.

The noise on the other side was getting louder, more violent. Things were crashing against the wall. Glass was shattering. Still, Todd was determined to put an end to Samuel’s fun so he could go back to sleep.

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"He flung the door open, ready to vent his venom onto his roommate. But, he froze when he saw what confronted him. A hairy wolf-like beast stood in the middle of the trashed room."
"He flung the door open, ready to vent his venom onto his roommate. But, he froze when he saw what confronted him. A hairy wolf-like beast stood in the middle of the trashed room." | Source

It got louder. The bedpost slammed repeatedly against the wall. Samuel was screaming like a man in agony. All the while, Todd sat in his bed, growing angrier by the minute.

To make matters worst, Samuel stopped screaming; he was howling!

That’s it! Todd thought as he jumped out of bed and rushed to the door. He was going to put an end to Samuel’s midnight fling.

He threw open his door, marched down the hall of the two-bedroom apartment, and stopped in front of Samuel’s door. The noise on the other side was getting louder, more violent. Things were crashing against the wall. Glass was shattering. Still, Todd was determined to put an end to Samuel’s fun so he could go back to sleep. He was going to barge in and give him a piece of his mind.

He flung the door open, ready to vent his venom onto his roommate. But, he froze when he saw what confronted him. A hairy wolf-like beast stood in the middle of the trashed room. It growled and flashed its fangs while narrowing its red eyes onto Todd.

Todd stood still, mouth agape. He couldn’t believe what he was seeing. On top of that, he noticed it wore Samuel’s shredded clothing.

Suddenly, the beast turned and jumped out the window, howling.

Todd stood for moment, composing himself. He finally came to a realization: Samuel was a werewolf.

That’s when he knew he’d have to get a new roommate.

"Todd stood for moment, composing himself. He finally came to a realization: Samuel was a werewolf."
"Todd stood for moment, composing himself. He finally came to a realization: Samuel was a werewolf." | Source
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What is a Supermoon?

On certain nights, you may have noticed that the moon (full or new moon) seems a bit larger than usual. It’s extremely bright and seemingly fills out the night sky. It also gives off the impression that something mysterious or ominous is about to occur.

What you’ve witnessed is something called the “supermoon” This phenomenon is not unusual and it happens every so often -- and it doesn’t have any magical effects on Earth.

Technically, it’s known by the lengthy title “perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system." It occurs when the moon is at its closest distance to the Earth during its elliptical orbit.

There are many unfounded claims that a supermoon has a physical effect on the Earth. Although it is known that the moon affects oceanic and crustal tide, there are no conclusive evidence that the supermoon phase causes increased dangers for earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

Also, contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t enhance human actions or social ills such as increased crimes or other forms of violence.

There’s no doubt that a supermoon (especially during a full moon) may have led to many beliefs in the supernatural. It’s an usual event, in terms that it can light up the night sky much brighter than a normal moon cycle.

Although in the world of folklore, there’s never been any connection between werewolves and supermom, it’s possible that many have indirectly made that connection. After all, the moonlight cast upon these days can have a spooky, mesmerizing effect on those observing it.

© 2014 Dean Traylor

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      Richard Francis Fleck 2 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Thanks for bringing to life the mysteries of the supermoon through the story of Todd as well as interesting facts.