The sky was bright on Thursday night and if your kids were acting a bit more rambunctious than normal, you could have always blamed it on the full moon.

Do Strange Things Really Happen When There’s A Full Moon? writes that researchers Ivan Kelly, James Rotton, and Roger Culver, in their study “The Moon was Full and Nothing Happened“ (published in the book “The Hundredth Monkey and Other Paradigms of the Paranormal,“ 1991) examined more than 100 studies of alleged lunar effects and found no significant correlation between phases of the moon and disasters, homicide rates, etc. Furthermore, there is no known mechanism by which the moon would somehow influence a person’s mind to make him more dangerous—except of course for his own expectations.

None the less, police departments throughout the world often add more patrols when there’s a full moon because they say strange activity (not supernatural - but crazy humans) seems to increase when the moon is full.