CHICAGO, IL — Shaking off what was for a brief second a moment of pure terror, Brandon Oliver was quick to dismiss the distant, blood-curdling scream that shook him awake as being “probably nothing.” The four second long scream seemed to haunt Mr. Oliver for the next 7 seconds before checking his alarm clock and being comforted back to sleep by the sensuous cushion of his pillow. In an effort to reassure himself, Mr. Oliver muttered the words “probably a coyote,” in regards to the very loud, very human sounding scream before going back to sleep.
“The very thought that the scream was someone in desperate need of help was matched only by Mr. Oliver’s ability to get some much needed sleep.”
Behavioral scientist, Carol Marsh, was able to explain Mr. Oliver’s actions. “You see, the very thought that the scream was someone in desperate need of help was matched only by Mr. Oliver’s ability to get some much needed sleep.” She added that “Often is the case that one shall wake up the next morning with no recollection of such a scream. It’s as if the brain is purposefully dismissing the scream as being invalid in order to retain sleep.” As screams will continue to echo in the distance, questions still remain. Is Mr. Oliver a bad person? Did Mr. Oliver think to call to the police? As for now, we may never know.