The sun may not have been eaten by a god on Aug. 21, but there were still a ton of creepy things that happened during the 2017 solar eclipse — even if you don’t believe in the supernatural. Heck, pretty much all of the creepy things that happened yesterday weren’t supernatural in the slightest; they’re all 100 percent natural. In some ways, though, I’d argue that that fact makes them even creepier — because even though we know what caused them, it’s evidence that our universe is so much bigger than we really know.
These days, of course, we know exactly what’s going on during a total solar eclipse: They occur when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, which blocks the sun and casts one heck of a shadow on our planet’s surface. They occur once every 12 to 18 months — but in order to see it in all its glory, you have to be located in the path of totality. Monday’s eclipse was notable for being the first in almost 100 years to cast a shadow across the entire contiguous United States — the path of totality reached a whopping 14 states. (The rest of us still got a show, too, though; the entire country saw at least a partial eclipse.)
But while we don’t necessarily believe in many of the myths about solar eclipses that humans have come up with throughout history anymore, there’s still a lot of weird and somewhat inexplicable stuff that happens during them anyway — and in all honesty, it’s just a teeny bit creepy. Your mileage may vary, of course — what terrifies one person often makes another shrug — but these 10 things that actually happened yesterday kind of gave me the wiggins. Anyone else?