From a safe distance.
You pick up the flashlight from your bedside table, press it against your pajamas and click the on/off switch. It clicks. But no light. You return it to the table and walk on your tiptoes to the thick, nearly blackout level dark blue curtains. The sound seems to be gone but you think you hear whispering. Or the wind. Or maybe raccoons hissing at your cat. Or something.
A twig snaps. Too loud to be an animal, you think.
You stand as flat against the wall as you can and lift the edge of the curtain, waiting for your eyes to adjust.
You turn your head and look outside. And there, just feet from your house you see ....
(start the video below, go, write for as long as the music lasts - about 8 minutes)