Having barely woken up, so not quite fully awake yet, she didn’t immediately react. She doesn’t remember being shocked or feeling confused. She was certain that the web wasn’t there when she went to bed, so she just looked at it for a few seconds wondering what it really was and where it could have come from. She thought it possible she was still dreaming, so she rubbed her eyes really well. She then looked toward the ceiling. But again, she saw the surreal site. The strange looking web was still there.
Now she started to get quite anxious, but decided to get a hold of herself and to give the eye-rubbing another try. She was shocked to see that now the web had simply vanished. Gone without a trace. The ceiling was again plain white and free of anything foreign on it. My mother could never understand nor explain what had actually occurred. Much like herself, the rest of us can only ponder, guess at best.
The next strange event occurred while my mother and my grandmother were in the kitchen talking. Suddenly, their dialogue was interrupted by a loud detonation followed by a sound of crashing of, seemingly, a huge amount of glass. According to them, “it sounded as if one of those dump-truck was unloading some 50 tons of glass right on top of the house.” Thank God, both my mother and my grandmother are alive and well and can testify to the details of this strange event.
Apparently, they were not the only ones privy to this, almost fortean, event. ALL the tenants must have heard this disturbing noise, since they all ran out of the house to see what was going on. The house also quaked for a few moments. If there were any people reluctant to leave the house, this could have been just the incentive to find their way out.
Noticing nothing unusual at first sight, they started searching for any clues as to what may have caused the disturbing noise. They found no broken glass around the house. They also found nothing of sort in the house or on its roof. They searched the local garbage disposal area just to, in disbelief, again find nothing that could have caused the noise they heard, let alone produced the seismic effect. Whatever that was - it remains a mystery.
Moving right along… to Part 5.