Around 9:30 pm we were in the living room watching tv when I heard a strange creaky noise. It sounded at first like something was scratching on the side of the wall.
It started getting louder.
Then it got a little louder and was definitely a slow cracking.
The next thing you know there was a CRAAACK and WHOOSH and THUMP! We grabbed a flashlight and ran out front. A large branch had broken off one of the oak trees in the front.
In the morning you could really see just how big the branch was.
It's a good thing it wasn't closer to the house!