I went to take Jewel outside earlier and she got into the garage and stopped (have to go through the garage to get to the back door). She would not go outside. I heard sirens, but we're spitting distance from the hospital, so that's not unusual. I went outside and kept hearing this noise I couldn't identify. Kind of like thunder, but about every 3 seconds and more local than thunder...if that makes sense. Then I heard a police cruiser doing the 'bloop' thing with his siren a few times. Came back in and Jewel headed right for Wynter's room. I went outside a little later and heard what sounded like a gun shot but could have been a firecracker. About 2 minutes later a police helicopter is circling overhead with it's spotlight on. I know we don't have a police helicopter in this town so it has to be from the Sheriff's Office or Columbus. It was circling right over my neighborhood and passed over my house a few times. That's a bright d_amn light. Now you have to understand that nothing like this happens in our town. My mom lives in an affluent area of Columbus that is right next door to some of the highest crime areas in the city and they have police helicopters circling all the time. In their other house in that neighborhood they had skylights in the bathroom and that's a little disconcerting when the police helicopters are circling. She also has her porch furniture chained together so it doesn't 'walk' off. I don't even worry about locking doors here. I mean, I do lock them at night, but I don't stress about it. We leave all the time with the doors unlocked. So, I came in and locked all the doors and made sure the windows are locked. Kinda creepy when you're used to feeling so safe.