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Do Full Moons Make People Crazy?

“Must be a full Moon …” is a common utterance whenever things start to go a little haywire. The idea that a full Moon can drive people mad is an old one. Even the word “lunatic,” and its relatives “loon” and “loony,” derive from the Latin word “luna,” meaning “Moon.”

Urban legends abound on the subject of things going haywire around the time of the full Moon. According to contemporary lore, emergency rooms and veterinary offices are busier when the Moon is full; suicide, arson, and violent crime rates increase, patients in psychiatric hospitals act out more, and there are more traffic accidents. Others even attribute medical occurrences, such as women going into labor, epileptic seizures, and sleepwalking to the full Moon. But is it true?

Do Full Moons Really Affect Our Behavior?

People who believe that Moon phases affect human behavior point out that the human body is about 60% water. If the phase of the Moon can affect ocean tides, and even cause a bulge in the Earth’s crust, surely it would exert an effect of human beings, they reason.

And, of course, one of the most popular features in the Farmers’ Almanac is our Best Days calendar, which recommends specific days to do everything from plant root crops to cut hair for increased growth, based on the phases of the Moon and other factors. Readers swear that they see better results in their endeavors when they follow these recommendations.

What Does Science Say?

Science has taken the question of the full Moon’s effects seriously enough that there have been a number of studies examining the various claims. Nearly all of them have come up empty, though. All have either found no correlation between the Moon and human behavior or were later debunked by other studies that questioned their methods.

Scientists are also quick to point out that objects on Earth have more effect on one another than the Moon does. Astronomer George Abell famously noted that a mosquito sitting on your arm exerts more gravitational force on your body than the Moon does.

So why the persistent belief, purportedly even among emergency room personnel and police, in the power of the full Moon to bring on crazy behavior? One hypothesis, posed in a 1999 issue of the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggested that sleep deprivation, caused by the brightness of the full Moon, might have worsened existing mental disorders. Once electric lights were invented, the authors said, the effect was negated, which is why modern studies have found no correlation.

Others say the belief has remained strong due to “confirmation bias,” the idea that people favor information that supports their preconceived notions. In other words, if you expect people to act strangely during a full Moon, every strange behavior you encounter during a full Moon reinforces that belief.

Read 7 Ways The Moon May Affect Your Health

What do you think? Do you notice people acting differently around the time of the full Moon? Share your thoughts below!

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1 A Full Moon & Friday the 13th – Terri Reid { 09.13.19 at 9:13 am }

[…] The Farmers’ Almanac has a suggestion. “People who believe that Moon phases affect human behavior point out that the human body is about 60% water. If the phase of the Moon can affect ocean tides, and even cause a bulge in the Earth’s crust, surely it would exert an effect of human beings, they reason.” […]

2 Mary { 09.11.19 at 10:05 am }

Yes! I have an autistic adult son, and I work autistic teenagers for living, no one can tell me that all 17 of them not sleeping during the week of a full moon, is a coincidence. It’s usually a couple days before the full moon that we see the worst behavior, violence, combativeness, screaming, agitation, and not sleeping

3 Sherry { 08.31.19 at 2:57 am }

I have trouble going to sleep when there’s a full or new moon. It’s 2:00 am and I’m still not sleepy.

4 Diane F Eaton { 06.19.19 at 9:54 am }

I couldnt figure out why my dog was goin crazy wouldnt lay down acting crazy then me anxiety an depression couldnt sleep my daughter says we had full moon i looked this up been reading it

5 Susan Higgins { 06.17.19 at 9:47 am }

Thank you for sharing, Scarlet. Your son sounds like a remarkable man.

6 Scarlet Skilkestad { 06.17.19 at 9:13 am }

Nature has an unparalleled way of exhibiting proof of the weather and it’s events. Raising livestock is a very good way to monitor the moon’s active roll on living beings. For instance, we see that most livestock’s reproductive cycle occur during a full moon. This also the the case in human beings for the most part. Not all,but most. When a lot of estrus is being emitted into the air, it stimulates the pituitary gland in the male. Which in turn increases hormonal stimulation. A lot of emotion goes along with sexual reproduction obviously…. The moon cycle plays a strategic roll in the birth and death cycle. Beginnings and endings. This is how our solar system plays a pivotal roll on the earth. My son has Aspergwrs and studies the solar system to the point of honing it down to a science! It was his brilliance that brought all these valid points to my attention!!! I’m very lucky to have him. All self taught. I live by the solar system and its movement around the earth. It all works hand in hand. Took my son to convince me, but now I understand the science of it. I’m sorry I ever doubted.

7 Kkwolf { 04.30.19 at 9:27 pm }

I believe that the moon does affect you. It is sad that doctors just dismiss the idea but this is because they don’t understand why. Some may go crazy others get pains it can depend based on your normal self and your daily routines. The full moon is known as a wolf moon but it can also affect those that are not wolves. I believe that the best does affect us humans and other creatures hiding among us that we don’t know about.

8 Yetenayet { 01.20.19 at 2:33 am }

Well i think the full moon really affect human mind i am 29 years old and so many bad things happen in my life the most worse thing is always struggling not to make a suicide and whenever something bad happen or whenever i be suicidal everytime there a full moon on the sky watching me and laughing at me on my stuggle i notice this like 10 years a go and its like that the sad begin and when i look at the sky there is always a full moon . . . .

9 lili { 04.01.18 at 3:22 am }

I never believed in such kind of “Moon Effect”. For me, It was more a kind of conspiracy theory. Then I became in a constant time frame heavy panic attacks. Which I could not control. My behavior went absolutely crazy. I could not understand why I am feeling like this. I noticed a few times that the moon was full when I hit the peek of my emotions. I had suicide feelings and went to the pharmacy to get an anti depressive medicament. But every time the full moon was over my feelings went back to normal and I was the happiest person in life again. Today I know that I’m becoming a emotional vampire when the moon starts waxing and I’m a monster when the full moon is up. But I now know why and that let me control it and give me a reason why. No need to take a medicament.

10 Why Does The Moon Have Power Over Biological Beings? { 03.31.18 at 10:08 am }

[…] of supernatural beings, humans, and animals. Whether it’s Werewolf transformation or some humans acting crazy the Moon has always appeared to be a mysterious entity in our dark skies. Outside of any scientific […]

11 Jamie Lee { 03.30.18 at 10:02 pm }

I am a believer! The full moon does indeed affect our mind. Just around the time of the full moon, my wife alters herself into a mad woman, drives me nuts.
But seriously, and this is just my opinion, we humans as a species only on the average use approximately 20% of our brain, I’m certainly no genuis, but 80% seems like an awful high percentage of brain not being used, shameful.
We certainly have alot to learn, the unknown needs to be known, til then I will believe in my intuition, the power of our own minds could be prodigious, the universe is absolutely wide open anazing, allows the moon and sun to look over us all, allows mother nature to have her way with us, keep us guessing, shows us humility, rather impressive. So tomorrow night, when the moon is full, go a little crazy, have fun and just live, one thing is outright irrefutable, not getting out alive. Peace!

12 Joy D { 03.01.18 at 9:52 am }

I definitely believe a full moon affects people, I’ve worked in various call centers since 2000 and every once in a while my co-workers and I will be getting bizarre, angry and off-the-wall callers, and we can hear each other comment on their last call “what is going on” and someone will say “is it a full moon” and sure enough it would be that night. No one could convince me otherwise.

13 Fureyous { 11.04.17 at 9:28 pm }

I would suggest that there is much we don’t understand yet. Anecdotally, it is clear that the full moon has an effect. Whether sociological or biological remains to be ascertained.

14 Arian { 07.09.17 at 11:21 am }

I have worked in hospitals & nursing homes since 1989 as a social worker & guarantee the loonies emerge during full moons for whatever reasons.

15 Matthew Griffin { 06.07.17 at 8:02 am }

About ten years back, I started to notice changes in the way I felt during the waxing and waning week of a full moon: mainly via panic attacks. Like clockwork, they would happen only on the day before a full moon (and rarely on the day after a full moon). It got to the point where I was marking it on a calendar. And even when not taking notice to the moon’s cycle, I would notice the effects of a panic attack coming on; I’d check the calendar and there it was, surely enough – the day before the full moon!
I’d asked one friend in the medical field their opinion on “full moon madness” and they reported that “most Doctors will poo-poo the notion that the full moon has any effect on people; and the reason why is because they cannot explain it; and therefore they will dismiss it.” B.S.!
Soon thereafter, I found a website that had about 22,000 people world-wide who suffer different effects during the waxing and waning week of the full moon.

16 jennifer { 04.11.17 at 1:03 pm }

Me too!! My head feels full and tight. I get dizzy headed and nausea. Feel pretty bad with my anxiety is through the roof.

17 Jen { 04.10.17 at 11:01 am }

I can tell 3-4 days before a full moon is here. My anxiety goes crazy and I get angry, hyper and agitated easily. I think to myself.. why do I feel crazy lol! Then I realize there’s a full moon coming. I love it!

18 CADY ANT { 04.06.17 at 5:18 pm }


19 Tonya { 03.14.17 at 11:38 pm }

I never believed it before i thought it was stupid and crazy to believe that but then after I had kids I could tell a difference big time they act super bad and hyper and don’t get along for nothing yea I know kids do this but their is a major difference on a full moon compared to any other time and I absolutely do not believe in any superstitious whatsoever I really don’t care who agrees or disagree with me I just know what I see by experience over the last 9 years

20 Danny { 03.11.17 at 5:51 am }

I have worked in a mental institution for around 27 years, and use to work as a bouncer in a night club for over 20 year, and have always said that the moon phase ( Full Moon ) effects people. When I worked in the night club, I could tell what kind of night it was going to be by the way people was acting. I would leave there and go to my regular job, and about all the clients there was effected by the moon. .

21 Ryan { 03.10.17 at 10:33 am }

There sure are a lot of nutty posts on here… The “our bodies are mostly made of water so it makes sense the full moon pulls on us” is stupid, the moon isn’t any closer to Earth when full or not full, and as the article said, if you read it, a mosquito on your arm has more gravitational pull than the moon. As for people swearing they act more crazy on a full moon—maybe you’re just crazy 24/7? You hype your self up expecting a full moon. I’ve heard there’s more paranormal activity on a full moon as well but have never noticed that as a paranormal investigator.

22 Marthann Kohl-Fuhs { 03.08.17 at 3:26 pm }

When I worked in both mental health facilities and in nursing homes, I just dreaded full moons, almost everyone was edgy and during my overnight shifts, several were up agitated and restless all night.

23 Danielle { 02.10.17 at 9:49 am }

It never fails whenever it’s a full moon I usually don’t know I have to look on the calendar once I start feeling kind of weird anxious and super emotional. I know firsthand the moon effects emotions. If you believe in astrology which I do I am a Cancer ruled by the moon which means I am extra emotional. Water represents emotions so it all comes together and makes total sense to me! Funny thing about science is it is humans doing these studies and human error is unavoidable.

24 Danielle { 02.10.17 at 9:47 am }

It never fails whenever it’s a full moon I usually don’t know I have to look on the calendar once I start feeling kind of weird anxious and super emotional. I know firsthand the moon effects emotions. If you believe in astrology which I do I am a Cancer ruled by the moon which means I am extra emotional. Water represents emotions so it all comes together and makes total sense to me! Science is science

25 JEN { 01.13.17 at 7:55 am }

When I did hospital rotations I was told by the ER staff that they expected more people coming in and would prepare for active shifts around the Full Moon time. It makes sense, the Moon affects the water tides on our planet. What are we all made mostly of? Water. There’s a belief around, that when you’re waiting for something pending, the Full Moon will likely bring the answer.

26 kathy { 01.12.17 at 12:11 am }

My fiance hung himself a day before a full moon. NOBODY will convince me of the power of a full moon.

27 Ashley { 12.13.16 at 11:16 pm }

I’m not a first responder but tonight not even thinking about the full mom notice a whole lot of more suspicious activity on the street where I live and of course just me when I looked up wasn’t looking for something it just appeared. It’s a Tuesday and it felt like weird like a Friday night! No crazy behavior but not normal either so yes I believe are bodies are made up of a lot water so yes I believe there is a connection Chemistry wise. It’s just science. Studies can be misleading so yes I believe there is at least more activity going on then normal.

28 Shannon H { 11.15.16 at 5:19 am }

Just wrapped up a very crazy weekend at work & it’s currently a ‘super full moon’. I’m a Corrections Officer (coming on 20 years) & there does definitely seem to be a correlation to bizarre or aggressive behaviour & a full moon. Perhaps it stems from sleep deprivation? I know I always have trouble staying asleep during full moons & recall my father telling me about that happening to him as well…

29 Aaron Luke { 11.15.16 at 5:00 am }

I think this idea is completely true, I literally just woke up holding my backpack. And my backpack was on the other side of my room. I tend to only sleep talk in full moons according to my mom. But I guess the super moon tonight turned me into a different person at night.

30 melissa holt roy { 11.14.16 at 9:16 pm }

Yes I have always noticed kids act out more, people seem agitated and I dont sleep. I have the craziest dreams for 3 days. I find myself and others more emotional around a full moon. Yet I love the majestic of it and am in awe. My favorite moon is a sliver

31 Jen { 11.14.16 at 8:55 pm }

I can tell by Ed’s actions when it is a full moon. He starts a kind of pacing and looking antsy… like he is not comfortable in his skin or something. Eventually he heads out for the neighborhood pub… like full moon clockwork.

32 James Hadden { 11.14.16 at 5:31 pm }

I have chronic back pain from a fall off a roof.
I have two ruptured discs, osteoarthritis, degenative disc disease, sciatica, so when my pain is unusually elevated, I often ponder, “why!?”
Saturday and Sunday, especially Sunday night, I was in excruciating pain, more so than usual. I found out today that we are experiencing a ‘supermoon’.
I strongly believe it had a great deal to do with the more than normal,pain.

33 Raquel { 11.14.16 at 2:58 pm }

You all have hit some really good & true points! So it looks like we all agree the moon affects us in one way or another. I live near an Air Force base & im an Officer. I believe there is some type of balance or unbalance in the magnetic field. I know when the base is testing it sends people haywire, and causes vehicle gauges to do the same. When I’m at work on a fullmoon it’s not as intense as the gauges but people do and say some dumb things and animals are more aggressive & I hear sirens all night. My favorite phase ” The moon’s making me crazy and I’m not myself”. There is another country that is testing a weapon that is using a force field – waves to scramble human brains like zombies . Kinda a creepy thought. I do keep an eye on the calendar when it comes around.

34 Cindy { 11.14.16 at 12:28 pm }

Oh my gosh, this explains a lot of things. My ex got crazier during a full moon. I looked back on the calendar & the day I asked him for a divorce was a full. Guess my patience for his craziness wore a little thin during a full moon. He, like some others mentioned, also drank more during a full moon, which didn’t help his craziness!! Live & learn!!

35 Lavender Silvercat { 11.14.16 at 9:59 am }

It’s funny – I’ve been reading these comments, and some of them definitely pertain to my feelings during this full moon. I don’t really think about how I feel during a full moon, I just know it’s the time I do my full moon ritual each month, and I’m always getting prepared for that (I’m Wiccan), and not really looking at any side-effects. Last night, for instance, I couldn’t sleep, and I was agitated (still am), and bickering with my daughter this morning. I just feel out of sorts, and I’m not entirely sure it’s the full moon, since we just had a 3-day weekend, and maybe I just wasn’t ready to come back to work. I’ll have to watch this more carefully.

36 Laurie Shea { 11.14.16 at 12:52 am }

Absolutely, there is no doubt about it the night before and the night of the full moon definitely has effect on human behavior. I work in a psych ward for 25 years and it never fails. Inappropriate behaviors Falls decreased appetite or refusing medication confusion inability to sleep wondering xcetera. There always more common during this time. Ask any cop any ambulance driver or any person that works in a psychiatric ward they were all agreed. The reason why Farmers Almanac disagrees is because it’s got to be the same person with the same behavior in order for it to be scientific. I said b*******

37 CHERYL { 11.13.16 at 10:21 pm }

Some scientist that is. ER rooms and PDs alway staff up for a full moon event.

38 Angelica { 11.13.16 at 2:40 am }

I totally agree with you. My husband is the same way. Whenever it’s a full moon he gets in a drinking mood and ends up drunk and acting crazy. No full moon he hardly ever drinks.

39 Paula { 10.12.16 at 10:12 am }

The full moon most definitely turns my partner into a “lunatic” and has done for the 30 years that we’ve been together. Surely if the moon dictates the “waves” in the sea and the tides, it also affects the brain “waves”??? Does that not make sense?

40 Alicia M { 10.11.16 at 6:53 pm }

I always know a full moon is coming because people start acting weird and chaotic things always happen about a week before a full moon.

41 Linda L { 09.17.16 at 6:46 am }

I work in a nursing home & we always know a full moon is coming. The residents are all out of sorts & harder to redirect .it def affects us I agree with Meg

42 Annette { 09.17.16 at 1:20 pm }

Exactly how I have been feeling.

43 Anna { 08.23.16 at 8:54 am }

Full Moon is definitely my least favorite Moon phase of all. From what I have noticed, many people during Full Moon tend to become irritated and frustrated easier, are more argumentative and feel more out of balance than usual. Headaches are also common. It kind of makes sense since during Full Moon the Sun and the Moon are in opposition on the sky, facing each other like enemies.

44 laura g. { 08.17.16 at 11:33 am }

I too agree with the “Full Moon” effect. i am a crazy sad person when the moon is full and my poor family watches as if it is a train wreck. I pray and think positive thoughts it dosent always help. so if positive ions are pushed closer to earth do we feel so sad???

45 Heather Benedict { 08.15.16 at 4:01 pm }

It’s obviously a time of reflection in life.like the moon reflects the sun. It’s the time where the Christ fluid crosses from one side to the other, next to our spines. If this fluid cannot cross, it keeps us in the dark. This takes place every full moon. You can free this fluid by decalsifying the pineal gland by getting enough minerals and properly sun gazing.

46 Eva { 09.16.16 at 9:35 pm }

Omg!! That is totally my husband tonight. He is acting like a mad man. ???

47 Sam Jones { 07.06.16 at 12:16 pm }

My boyfriend and I always seem to fight on a new moon. I have no idea what that means but his behavior always gets mean and aggressive during this phase.

48 A . Baker { 05.22.16 at 12:55 pm }

I’m positive that the moon affects behavior and certain disorders. I work as a civilian in law enforcement and my coworkers and I dread full moons as do the folks in communications. I also have a son who last year was diagnosed with chronic progressive neuro-cardiogenic dysautonomia. And full moon and extreme weather changes are very hard on him. We can almost always count on a ambulance ride.

49 RichnBlessings { 05.22.16 at 5:51 am }

Without a doubt the full moon brings out the craziness in people. Without a doubt.

50 Kim { 08.08.16 at 3:08 am }

New moon: Cut hair for faster growth. Full moon: Cut hair for slower growth.


51 Wilson { 05.21.16 at 11:29 pm }

May 21,2016 Full moon and I just read to cut my hair too increase the growth. Then I read on the same page that it will slow the hair growth.June 5, the growth will increase. Now which is it. ..

52 Sue Wansbrough { 05.21.16 at 8:56 pm }

I got maybe an hour altogether of sleep as well as other people I know. So if this is a correlation to the moon being full, it’s no wonder there’s crazy behavioral occurances. I believe there’s a definite phenomenon associated with a full moon….she’s very powerful!

53 Danny Fisher { 05.21.16 at 2:58 pm }

I’m not going to say what I believe ,but try this for yourself, try transplanting bushes,trees,whatever during the full moon , don’t take my word, try it for yourself .

54 Michele { 04.24.16 at 8:56 am }

Have been studying this myself for 15 or so years. As a truck driver, I dread the week leading up to the full moon. I plan my vacation days so I don’t have to drive as much at that time. People are doing the most unbelievable things on the highways. You just don’t know what to expect next. Then, almost magically, a day or two at most after the full moon, it all calms down. I also feel agitated, uneasy, can’t sleep. Hate it. As Howard Stern says, we need to blow up the moon!

55 Barbara Wroblewski { 04.22.16 at 12:09 am }

Although there is no scientific proof that the full moon affects people, after working in a Psych Hospital for 20 years,we could always tell when the moon was waxing full by the increase in energy & bizarre behavior displayed by the patients, (& sometimes even the staff) & also the traffic would be very heavy & hectic, with more accidents occurring at that time. Have you ever gone to the emergency room the week before or during a full moon ? The explanation that I got when I was in school, by the Science teacher, was that the gravitational pull of the moon affects the tides, & humans are made up of mostly water, so my best guess is that when the moon is waxing full, we are all at high tide !

56 Elaine R. { 04.22.16 at 12:07 am }

Early Native Americans knew more about the moon cycles, and didn’t have the faintest idea about a scientific college professor or science as we know it today. They studied the moon, and saw its effects on them. Also, they noted that their women folk (squaws seemed to have their “time” pretty near at the same time…around the full moon time.

57 A Meines { 04.21.16 at 11:04 pm }

Ask a teacher and we can tell you when there is a full moon without even looking at a calendar. The kids are wound up something fierce the day before, the day of, and the day after. Never fails…science will find a connection at some point, we can’t all be off!

58 claire { 04.21.16 at 10:47 pm }

I am a medical interpreter and a legal, police interpreter and yes alot of events happen at the full moon.

59 rainesong { 04.21.16 at 8:50 pm }

I work retail. During a full moon, we often see an uptick in customers who have, shall we say, attitude problems. Often, we are understaffed for the foot traffic we receive and strange things happen (POS systems fail, equipment failures, receiving/shipping issues, unexpected additional workload in some departments).

Personally, I rarely sleep well in the days leading up to a full moon or the days immediately following. (I sleep, but feel like I’ve not slept at all.) And my bedroom is one of – if not the – darkest in the house, as it is down in the basement. Additionally, my kids act out more, our cat is more skittish, my husband is more reserved than usual.

60 Wm Hogsten { 04.21.16 at 5:30 pm }

My Dad was LA Cop and now I work in the prison or corrections if you prefer and we both agreed things seemed to become little strange for lack of a better word, a few days before and after a full moon. Attitudes and personalities seem to become more touchy down right cranky.

61 L.Mac { 04.21.16 at 1:30 pm }

Yes i think that it affect people & animals as well I have raised horses for 20 years now & most of the time a mare will foal when it’s a full Moon i don’t care what science says & God has designed every thing his way to start with, some things are not meant to be proven by science also when i have seen it for myself, God bless

62 Gordon Ward { 04.21.16 at 11:33 am }

In the early 1940’s John Hyatt, a radio engineer at WTAM, Cleveland, did a study of crimes of passion in that city. He discovered they increased during times of a full moon.

63 Janis McElhaney { 04.21.16 at 10:37 am }

To sleep well during a full moon, just put up window shades or room darkening drapes.

64 J Gardner { 04.21.16 at 9:00 am }

I know during a full moon no one in my house sleeps well. There are four of us so the moon HAS to have something to do with it.

65 B. Higie { 04.21.16 at 8:49 am }

When I worked as a bartender, the amount of liquor sold was greater than at any other time. I am a teacher, and my students act out far worse prior to a full moon. The same with others in the building. Finally, my own behavior is out of whack during the period leading up to a full moon. I do not sleep right, or I’m extremely tired.

66 J.Williams { 04.19.16 at 7:08 pm }

Every time I experience a lot of crazy, chaotic behavior on my commute home from work, I ask myself….”Is it a full moon?” And every time I ask myself this, I look it up when I get home; and EVERY TIME it’s either a full moon or almost a full moon. Yeah…there has to be something to it. Just because science hasn’t figured out exactly what causes it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening. To quote from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” There is so much truth in that!

67 Samantha { 03.12.16 at 3:53 pm }

Thrilled to read all these comments. Though I didn’t need them to confirm that I am & feel different when a full moon is upon me. However, I am happy to see I’m not alone. I don’t understand the bad, to me it is so beautiful & ends up being a great topic if I’m around others. I love the change I feel, it’s always positive however, it will alter my menstral cycle (due date) sorry, maybe tmi but for facts sake, I am a perfect 28 day cycle & as regular (in cycle) as they come, however the moon not being every 28 days (though it’s close) it is then that it throws me off. If it’s within 2 days my cycle will fall on the full moon. There’s is absolutely no doubt this does affect the human body & NO BODY, SCIENTIST OR ANY PROFESSIONAL STUDYING THIS CAN TELL ME ITS NOT POSIBLE (sorry you simply haven’t come to find “the scientific” explanation, (the logical is obvious) but maybe in time you will, keep at it). ITS REAL.

68 coach e { 02.25.16 at 1:21 am }

I have been coaching gymnastics for 10 years and I know that EVERY time there is a full moon that my gymnasts are going to have a dangerous workout. I know that logically, there is no scientific evidence that proves that the full moon effects the gravity on their bodies. Yet every time there is a full moon, I have girls that under-rotate their skills or misjudge their landings and end up getting hurt. I’ve searched all over the internet for evidence that could explain this, I wish some scientist could tell me that I’m not crazy.

69 LD { 02.20.16 at 4:49 am }

These are from currently and my own experiences but it gets kinda weird. So, pretty much every fullmoon, my legs feel weak and restless. And then currently, my mom’s boyfriend has been acting really mean so I think it may just be the full moon but my mom has been reacting to it pretty strangely. She seems weirder and also more emotional and ITS JUST WEIRD

70 Chris Foote { 02.11.16 at 5:47 am }

It’s amazing how many people think their personal perception trumps science. Science is designed to get around flaws in the way we perceive the world. Before there was a common understanding that the earth resembles a sphere, you would have had just as many comments saying how ridiculous the idea is.

Personally if good science contradicts my perception, I trust the pros.

71 Pat Binter { 01.26.16 at 10:38 pm }

When there is a full moon. we loose sleep. I used to think it was a myth crazy things happen. My sister always says it when crazy things happen. .My neighbors also believe it happens. People and circumstances happen on the night of a FULL moon.
The crazy people are out on the night of full moons.

72 Sally { 01.25.16 at 2:55 pm }

I definitely believe that the full moon effects people. I’ve spoken to both Emergency Room personnel AND Police Officers and Detectives that agree wholeheartedly that there are MORE accidents and fights during the full moon than any other time the rest of the month.
I’ve checked the Booking Log for my city on the full moon and the arrests triple & even quadruple during that time. I’ve checked the Incident Log and domestic violence and home invasions have quadrupled or even quintupled during the full moon.
Now, if scientists say that the moon DOES NOT have any effect of any kind on us, then HOW do we explain the rise of incidents and accidents and assults and break-ins and shootings and stabbings, et.al.?

73 Aetos Dios { 01.25.16 at 10:49 am }

Hey everyone I came across all your comment and I gotta say it is pretty magic ! Same sort of of stuff happened to me and my family during that week end when the full moon was on its peak on Friday – saturday, especially my father , he just started overreacting as hell for quite a little thing actually going yelling hard etc… My mother was so energetic cooking everything she could from cake to meals, concerning me I had these mood swings, I went binge eating which I hate doing cause I like to respect my body etc… My smallest brother was so agitated when he watched a football match my father said he was trembling & just could not stay still (like way more than usual), last thing : on sunday a basic debate we had on music just took one min to go into a confrontation / argument so I just stopped it immediatly as it went out of topic… I also either couldn’t sleep or had super weird and I tense dreams which I could clearly remember, which I do not have usually or could not remember, so I always had this intuition of a moon influence on our behaviour now I’ll be more watchful about this, This phenomena explains a lot but still remains is so intriguing… Damn !
Peace you all, keep observing 🙂

74 Erika Butler { 01.25.16 at 12:04 am }

I believe we have more than 60% of water in our system, closer to 75% and we know that the moon affects the tides, so YES people … the moon very likely affects us, but surprisingly enough, not always in a bad way …

75 Rafael { 01.24.16 at 5:06 pm }

It’s amazing to read all these comments! The moon sometimes affects me greatly and some months I slide through. I have to say that this month it brought up lot’s of emotions and clarity around what things I need to manifest. I let the tears roll.. I took a long walk and spoke with a friend about some things that had to be said. I feel much better now and I’m going to take a long nap to reset. I’m so happy that we have the moon to help us pull up emotions and release. Yes!

76 swbeme { 01.24.16 at 1:22 pm }

Whether proven by science or not I know my body and that it definately effects me! Last night was a full moon. I felt anxious and agitated all day and was restless all night and when I did sleep I had weird dreams and this seems to happen every time there is a full moon although sometimes stronger than others.

77 Betty { 01.24.16 at 7:58 am }

I don’t sleep well when it is a full moon.

78 BAM { 01.24.16 at 3:27 am }

The Full Moon has had an effect on me for 64 years! Sometimes a New Moon is worse but I just never know for sure until that month. I am extremely restless on this Full Moon. I am wide awake and have no desire to sleep. It feels like I want to run around the block…or like I drank too much caffeine but I don’t drink it anymore. I am weepy, very agitated and I feel neurotic! My whole body feels like it’s vibrating inside. It throws my whole system off for a couple of days. If I do sleep I have disturbing dreams that I can’t make sense out of. I truly feel CRAZY!! Tonight I am so nervous I got up, Googled it and found this. I suspect it affected Mother Nature today. The Northeast had 1 of the most historical snowstorms ever, leaving NYC with about 2 feet of snow!!!

79 Sara { 01.23.16 at 9:58 pm }

My Great Uncle lived in Kansas and he weened his calves by the moon and astrological signs and it worked. I believe we are very connected with our environment it only makes sense that the full moon then could have an effect on us and the animals. I know when it’s a full moon even with black out curtains pulled I struggle to sleep and have insomnia once it’s over I sleep better. Maybe some people are more sensitive to it that others ?

80 T.J. { 01.23.16 at 4:31 pm }

Ask any elementary teacher! We always know when a full moon is coming!

81 T.J. { 01.23.16 at 4:30 pm }

Ask any elementary teacher! We always know when a full moon is coming!!

82 Pamela Orbaker { 01.23.16 at 2:44 pm }

I just love the full moon, I am more energetic,and more alive. I do feel that I as a Aquarius Am connected in some way. I do try and stay home though, it seem like if I do go out to have a good time someone has to start crap. I will never understand why that is. You should feel alive and celebrate…

83 Randy { 01.23.16 at 2:38 pm }

As an ex Correction Officer, Ex Animal Control Officer and an Ex Probation Officer, you can bet it is true that the full moon has a seriou affect on human and animal behavior . There is a nine day window, Three days before, three days during, and three days after.
Some people are more affected then others, and that shows the imbalance . Such as women on their period during this time. There are more animal attacks .
This is just a drop in the bucket of the disturbing behavior that people portrait when the moon comes into phases. So hooowwwl cool is that!

84 Leanne Merritt { 01.23.16 at 2:05 pm }

I think it heightens everything and emotions in everyone. It definitely brings out what is inside. I’m a Cancer and I feel an incredible sense of clarity, happiness, heightened awareness and more energy during a full moon. I thrive during the full moon and personally enjoy it.

85 Len Mison { 12.27.15 at 2:48 am }

We now live in Tanzania and we keep Chickens. knowing about the moon how it effects Humans decided to do a study on the effects the moon might have on Chickens. We kept a graph of the egg production every day, we have done this for the last 4 years and discovered that on the third quarter of the moon the egg production drop every time never failed. so that has convinced us that the moon has more effect on creatures and us more than we realize ??? be very interested if anyone has done a study on animal behavior also !!!! ??

86 Steve { 12.24.15 at 4:37 pm }

4 days before and 4 days after there is potential for a blowout. Just today, day before full moon and xmas, wife looses it for no reason then txts at work she is not coming home. She is usually the sweetest little thing…4 days before, 4 days after…cops, divorce, cops, running away…yawn, like clockwork…

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88 truthbtold { 10.28.15 at 8:03 pm }

Of course it does. The full moon signifies the completion of a cycle. Everything is FULL, just like the tide. If there’s any internal problem in people, it’ll be fully expressed. People have trouble sleeping BC their issues are full on.

89 Jennifer Goode { 10.15.15 at 10:25 pm }

…i have been a nurse for 36 years and work ER,Maternity Unit and Psychiatry…we do observe increase in patient load and unusual behaviours on a full moon….it never fails….

90 luna_siren { 10.14.15 at 12:44 am }

I work at a stripclub. I see rowdy drunk people on a nightly basis. There will be some nights where girls are fighting. Customers are pissing off the girls. Couples are fighting in the parking lots. WHen I leave cops are arresting people for fights in the streets. Yes, this happens on the weekends. But some nights more than others, then I look… it must be a full moon. THen I’ll get in a fight with my boyfriend via text.

91 emma smyth { 09.28.15 at 5:59 am }

I don’t care what anyone says a full moon definitely affects behaviour mine especially normally am a layed back happy go lucky person & calm but when theres a full moon my whole mood changes which always starts with nightmares just before the full moon then when the moon is full my whole personality completely changes am very aggressive extremely aggattatiated & constantly snap at everyone for no resion at all & feel like I need to get out of the house last night’s blood moon I felt like I could have happily killed someone or something but hay ho thank god I didn’t committ any crimes usually on the last night of a full moon I spend the whole time crying my poor hubby says am just a freek laughing I think I am lol

92 Eleni Komodromou { 09.27.15 at 9:24 pm }

My ex husband was a Psychiatrist and when we were living in Athens ( an overpopulated city) we noticed that whenever there was a full moon he was receiving over 52 night emergency complaint calls from desperate patients, whilst the normal rate was just 3-5!

93 Melissa { 09.27.15 at 9:00 pm }

I work in a nursing home and I can definitely said with the utmost confidence that a full mom does, in fact, contribute to the behavior of some residents. If not all of them, really. The other night, I could definitely tell. My mom has been a CNA since ’89 and I never believed her until I started working as a CNA. The crazy comes out in residents that are usually such sweet people.

94 Helen { 09.27.15 at 6:58 pm }

Having spent 33 years dealing with the public in various capacities – not to mention managing groups of anywhere from ten to 45 employees – I can attest to the likelihood of this theory. Whether or not I/we were aware of the phase of the moon on any particular day, it almost always turned out that if our day was filled with weird/crazy/off the chart customers/employees, there had been a full moon the previous night or was going to be one that coming night. And my mother, one of the most practical, least superstitious humans ever to grace this planet, very much believed that the crazier the events of any given day, the more likely it was ‘full moon time.’ Also, my brother-in-law, a policeman, said the jails were usually twice as full during a full moon. And he, also, was a practical, pragmatic soul not given to flights of fancy.

95 Hamid { 09.27.15 at 6:36 pm }

Hello to all, I am 40 and from Iran . I firmly believe there is something strange about the full-moon nights especially when there’s a halo around it. It was just last night, my wife ,my 2_year_ old daughter and I were taking a walk in the park having a good time when suddenly I resented something my wife said so much that I refused to drive them back home, we love each other and rarely have a spat, I was feeling really upset and heavy, so much that I nearly got into a quarrel with the snackman there too. My wife had to drive back home without me. But when I looked up to the sky I realise the story.the moon was so big and near. I walked all the way back home , apologized and made it up, but the real culprit was the moon I guess!

96 Michelle { 09.27.15 at 2:05 pm }

I worked in a nursing home for about four years and I can definitely say that a full moon sure did make a difference in the way the residents acted! Even the ones who were generally sweet to you on any given day would be mean and hateful!

97 L Thomas { 09.27.15 at 8:33 am }

Regardless as to whether they say it is not the case my experiences show that the moon does have an effect I think everything that the creator made in the universe is all intimately and intricately entwined

98 Barbara Bessey { 09.26.15 at 11:07 pm }

While looking at a full blood moon, my heart started racing to the point it hurt, and I had to go inside until my heart slowed down. Now I just look through a window to be safe.

99 A. Elmore { 09.26.15 at 10:30 pm }


100 Roberts { 09.26.15 at 7:01 pm }

I’ve worked in a physician’s office for nearly 16 years. I have witnessed so many instances of patients and physicians going absolutely crazy during the full moon. Stupid decisions from management abound during full moons as well. Sometimes I think decision making should not happen during full moon periods. I have seen so many bad decisions made through the years. I’m going back to school to get out of the medical field. I have had enough!

101 Nap { 08.30.15 at 10:05 pm }

People from different country, different ethnicity, various ages believe full moon have effect on our behavior especially crazy people. Crazy people get worse during full moon. Fact or coincidence?

102 Barbara Stewart { 08.01.15 at 10:26 pm }

As a Customer Service Rep for a Medical Facility let me answer this question for you. Yes some people literally go off when there has had been a full moon. You have no idea the number of calls and complaints we get. The complaints start out all about the tiniest little thing to Somebody being restrained and not let out of the hospital to go home. So you tell me if your calls went weird after a full moon what would you think?

103 Mary Miller { 08.01.15 at 12:26 pm }

I live it “every full moon”….I get agitated, extremely anxious, and do not want to be around people. Just this past full moon, all I did was cry all week-end, depressed, and reclusive. I believe in the theory about the gravitational pull the moon has on water and the human body having water. At first I thought I as “going crazy”, especially before my periods and the full moon affect it had on me! I felt as if “wanted to jump on my roof and howl at the moon”.

104 Serena H { 08.01.15 at 9:00 am }

Try working in a hospital or a doctors office if you don’t believe the full moon effects people!!!

105 Lauren { 08.01.15 at 7:30 am }

My bf and I either have a very romantic night or end up fighting like crazy. Last night I believe was a full moon and we had an awful argument that left me in tears…. And the day leading up to the full moon all he did was argue with not just me, but everyone; his mother, his brother, his friend, etc something was definitely not right. I think this moon phase does affect people. Either that or my bf just has his own personal issues. Oh yeah, and earlier that day, one of our ducks were killed by a bobcat. He was really bothered by that too. The whole day was just…. Something was up.

106 amanda { 08.01.15 at 3:24 am }

It’s the animal in us we are designed to hunt at night you can see in the dark when the moon is full….what else aggression, sleeplessness, we are geared up its nature ..if we were ferrel we would have to protect our kill and family, lead the pack if you will.

107 Sandi { 07.31.15 at 8:13 pm }

Try working customer service for a couple of years and you’ll know about a week in advance that a full moon is coming up. Almost holding my breath until it was over.

108 rebecca { 07.31.15 at 8:03 pm }


109 B. Sailor { 07.31.15 at 6:33 pm }

Having been a public school teacher for 40 years, it was obvious that the full moon had an effect on students. It got to be a joke – when everything was crazy, someone would say it must be a full moon and sure enough it was.

110 Lacey { 07.31.15 at 3:21 pm }

I know when it’s a full moon without having to look outside, because that’s when I begin my menstrual cycle.

111 Amber Boyd { 07.31.15 at 12:01 pm }

I know the moon affects people’s behavior cause I live it. The ones of us who know it, KNOW IT!! The police have to increase officers on duty the two days prior and on the full moon because of the amount of calls… I personally feel agitated and aggressive and have observed this in others as well… if it were normal behavior for ourselves and others, we wouldn’t be looking at the moon as a cause in the first place, but it is world wide and it is throughout time and scientist cannot observe the metals in our bodies moving up to our brains during the gravitational pull of the full moon is why they can’t prove it but if it is strong enough to pull ocean water a massive body toward it, why wouldn’t it be strong enough to pull our water in our bodies toward it. I say you’re lacking in understanding and observation if you think this does not happen even if we don’t know the science behind it, we know when something happens different in us every month year after year.

112 Min { 07.31.15 at 10:22 am }

I have been a night shift CCU nurse for the past 6 years. Anyone who argues that a full moon does not affect humans should accompany me to work tonight. I am prepared for a night that will go by fast just because I will be so busy! Just as intensive care delirium is real, adding a full moon to that ensures me a night of crazy!

I also find that the days before a full moon give me energy and drive. My kitchen is currently spotless and my bathroom has never been cleaner!

113 Raquel { 07.31.15 at 9:24 am }

As much as I don’t want to believe it, the fullmoon shows its proof. I’m an Officer and I do see an increase in crazy things happening around the fullmoon, it really rears it head a couple of days prior . These last three days of work have been more than overwhelming.

114 Karen S Hogg { 07.31.15 at 6:06 am }

There is NO question that the full moon affects all of us. I worked with the public for many years, and you didn’t even need to look at the calendar. When the weird behavior started, one was sure it was a full moon. I think this is one of those mysteries that some day, all of us will understand.

115 L. Lemieux { 07.31.15 at 12:18 am }

Like some of above comments with people who work as medics, etc., you can tell a full moon based risky, aggressive, erratic behavior of patients and customers. I worked as a waitress and could tell you every time it was a full moon based on behavior. People behave much differently and no one can convince me otherwise.

116 Kelso { 07.30.15 at 11:46 pm }

This is NOT scientific, but I suspect cerebrospinal fluid (a liquid found in the brain and spine) has something to do with full moon craziness. Atmospheric changes associated with the full moon effect our internal cerebrospinal fluid pressure, resulting in slightly decreased cognitive ability and impaired judgement. Thus the increase in accidents during the full moon. This cerebrospinal fluid pressure change effects every human being on Earth, but most are able to cope well enough. But those suffering from mental illness, certain physical health issues, environmental sensitivity, or antisocial personality disorder (i.e criminally inclined individuals), may react much more sharply to the temporary physiological change that happens to them every 29 days or so. Someday science will figure this out… And prove my theory right or wrong.

117 Brenda { 07.30.15 at 11:37 pm }

Similar to the writer above me, I would not discover it was a full moon until AFTER noticing different behavior. When working the closing shift in retail management at a major department store, after a shift full of “crazy” combative customers, and just weird stressful situationss, we would jokingly say “Must be a full moon!” And it ALWAYS turned out to actually BE one!

118 aditya { 07.30.15 at 10:58 pm }

in a full moon, my body started to attract electricity, with the voltmeter went crazy just to be near me…and sometimes I can shot electrical wave too, just like Electro in TASM 2.

119 nancy { 07.30.15 at 10:47 pm }

Please read “Peter Chandler’s” explanation. It’s in a website that he posted. It’s all there. Your questions will be answered.

120 Dieter G. { 07.30.15 at 10:44 pm }

About 35 years ago I had enlisted into the military. During my 8 weeks of boot camp which I had experienced two full moon cycles, and have noticed that all sort of strange events would take place, whether by the enlistees, or our superiors. That was the first time, the second time happened, when I had to stand watch, that a lot of my compadres were foot loose and fancy free. And, that went for the officers as well. It happened everywhere I had been transferred! It would be many years later when I got into alternative health, that I found that heavy metals such as copper would greatly affect people when they had the amalgam teeth fillings, and/or been exposed to a lot of copper, like the drinking water that came from the copper tubing… But, it just wasn’t the moon. It’s the rest of our planetary system that has profound effects on us as well… Almost like catching fish on a full moon at 2:00 am, and for no reason, they would just start biting the hook with, or without the bait on it!

121 Freida { 07.30.15 at 10:37 pm }

As a paramedic I have seen many psych patients. Also, I have heard psychiatrist talk about a change in behaviors. Go work in a mental Healy facility and see for yourself if you don’t belive that the moon has affects on everyone even if you see the affects or not.

122 debra barr { 07.30.15 at 10:37 pm }

barometric pressure explains that!!!

123 rhonda { 07.30.15 at 10:33 pm }

i suffer with lycanthropy

124 randall ballard { 07.30.15 at 10:22 pm }

Does nobody realize that when the moon is full there is more light at night.Thieves can sneak around more easily without a flashlight or artificial light source to give them away.Victims can see them more easily also(unless they carry a flashlight or something)and cause the criminal to be violent when confronted.Many activities that people do legally may last longer into the night,therefore more injuries under the full moon.It is a consequence of more light rather than any thing super natural or whatever.As far as there being more gravity from the moon,the moon is still there and the same size even when there is only a sliver of it showing.Most of it is just shaded,the gravitational pull is no different.Why do people try to blame stuff the super natural when just a little logic will explain it?

125 Danita Morris { 07.30.15 at 10:09 pm }

As a former nurse I have seen many behavior changes and more complaints around a full moon. As a back surgery patient with degenerative and osteo arthritis my pain level starts increasing just before a full moon and lasting until the day after! I’m a firm believer!

126 angela { 07.30.15 at 10:03 pm }

I notice that I have more energy and my sexual desire is at it’s peak during the full moon. I first noticed this nearly 20 yrs ago. I can always tell when there’s going to be a full moon without looking up at the sky. Coincidentally, during a new moon, I am always exhausted and don’t want to do anything

127 Kelly brannon { 07.30.15 at 9:50 pm }

Do a ride along in an ambulance in a large city and you’ll see it for yourself! As a medic in Cleveland I noticed a huge difference so I checked our call log and sure enough every full moon we had 3 times as many calls as the rest of the month and most were all domestic violence and psych cases…

128 Allison Ripka { 07.30.15 at 9:19 pm }

I have worked with children for almost 25yrs and have been a psych nurse for three. Trust me, we see a difference. Fights erupt, the mentally ill get mentally sicker and the kids are out of control. I now work in child psych. Anyone who negates the moon changing personalities has obviously never worked with kids or in the healthcare field. Believe me, it does.

129 Joyce Crowe { 07.30.15 at 9:09 pm }

No one will ever be able to convince me that the full moon does not effect us.I could tell a lot of stories why I know but most people have already written the things I would say.Scientists does not always get things right.

130 S. Camp { 07.30.15 at 9:08 pm }

Yes, the full moon makes people act badly. I work in a pharmacy and we can tell when it is a few days before a full moon because the customers are as mean as sin until it is over. And this blue moon coming up is making them extra mean.

131 Kj { 07.30.15 at 9:08 pm }

As a teacher for 15 years, honestly we can tell when it’s a full moon without checking a calendar. All hell breaks loose and we are saying to one another, “It must be a full moon”. It happens all too often! My grandmother was a nurse for nearly 30 yrs and swore that more babies were born on full moon nights than any other.

132 D airks { 07.30.15 at 8:16 pm }

I have suffered through the full moon since my first child was born and i know that i get very agitated and extremely hormonal during full moon cycles not knowing if i need to cry or have sex or both but it can be very stressful.

133 jonathan the seagull { 07.30.15 at 8:10 am }

When the full moon is on my heartbeat turns 150 per cent faster than normally, especially at nights. First I didn´t even know what was going on until I realized the connection with full moon. The more water (tea, etc) I drink after 6 pm the worse it gets. I wonder what would scientists say to this…

134 Greenwoodsy { 07.30.15 at 12:33 am }

The full moon affects people, whether scientists can “prove” it or not. My mom worked in a grocery store, and she could always tell when there was a full moon by the way the surliness of the customers. I can tell by the way people are driving, the way people act on the phone, etc.

135 Jim H { 07.29.15 at 9:11 pm }

Scientists! What a joke! They spend a lifetime trying to prove a great GOD the creator does not exist to the detriment of the whole human race. They spend trillions trying to convince us of life in outer space that could be spent on earth. Yet they are hogtied when it comes to solving the most basic problems that will destroy mankind. How can you put faith in their “so called ” findings when there proof is tainted. Just look at what is available on earth for all man kind to enjoy along with the full moon. If thousands of common people believe that the full moon has an effect on behavior I will believe them over any scientist. It requires no further explanation to convince anyone. Believing what is natural is true and simple, anything else is a scientific lie with no proof.

136 mimi { 07.29.15 at 6:19 pm }

As a mother of a 16 year old girl I always can tell when it’s coming because she starts to get fresh and answer back more. I even signed up to another website full moon info and get emails a few days before and it just verifies her actions with the moon. Also I think most women also seem to have “that time of the month” close to the full moon.

137 Anne { 07.29.15 at 4:56 pm }

I have had migraine headaches since I was 5 years old. Dr. C. Camak Baker had me track my headaches for 6 months. The worst of them are right before th full moon, with the very worst in the Spring and Fall.

138 S.Phillips { 07.29.15 at 3:58 pm }

As a nurse for 25 years I can definitely attest to different & often bizarre behavior during a full moon. Scientists are paid to be doubters but I have seen this first hand. I will even schedule myself around a full moon so ad NOT to work!

139 P.Kincannon { 07.29.15 at 1:46 pm }

In regards to a full moon and human behavior, several years ago I was the registrar at a business college where we offered night classes to military veterans. I kept the dean’s office open 3 nights a weeks for the convenience of the veterans. Though I didn’t have windows that permitted a view of the night sky, I could always call the presence of a full moon without actually seeing it. Of the 1500 veterans enrolled at night, an unusual number of them would not stay in class. They would be aimlessly in the Dean’s office, lurking in the halls and on stair wells, walking to the local bus station or book store for coffee. I would say the natives were restless.

140 bill2015 { 07.29.15 at 12:10 pm }

If any doubt, ask a race fan that goes to their local track every week. It’s called Full Moon Saturday night. I takes forever to get the races in because of accidents and freaky stuff that happens, including fights of normally easy-going drivers. I cannot speak to if a Blue Moon Saturday night would be worse than a normal full moon.

141 Bonnie Carniello { 07.29.15 at 11:30 am }

I worked for over 30 years in doctor’s offices, hospitals and did medical transcription. More people do seem to act stranger during a full moon. The funny thing is that I dated someone and we fought often, but on the full moon, we would be as one person! Stranger than fiction.

142 Sandy { 07.29.15 at 10:18 am }

I sooooo agree with Lil, she describes my husband to a tee!

143 Doris Frazier { 07.29.15 at 8:41 am }

When I worked in a nursing home there was behavior changes around the full moon. I now have and elderly aunt with dementia living with me and I am telling you there is a definite change in her behavior a few days prior to the full moon for a few days. She becomes very unruly at times during the full moon. I am a believer that it does effect their behavior.

144 phodgesva { 07.29.15 at 8:39 am }

I worked at an acute state mental hospital for 15 years. In that time, I can say in my experience, the rumors about the full moon having adverse effects on people has legs. There were more outbursts, far more admissions, and a general uneasy, even dangerous environment,

Don’t get me started with the moon and my ex-wife. I just went camping for 3 days, and all is well.

145 RRL { 07.29.15 at 8:37 am }

I worked in a public school system for many years, and there were more (the most) student disciplinary issues, unhappy parents, and staff discontent when there was a full moon.

146 Joyce { 07.29.15 at 8:37 am }

I am a nurse and I 100% believe that a full moon makes behavior more bizarre. Even when I am not aware of the full moon and things get crazy, I check the calendar and there it is. Also, I cannot sleep much during a full moon, again, even if I am unaware of the occurrence. Same bedroom, same dark drapes, no light coming in but I remain sleepless.

147 Bill Higie Jr { 07.29.15 at 8:19 am }

Full moon behaviours are real. I am a teacher, former bartender, and a sufferer of full moon oddities. My students get out of sorts prior to a full moon. Their voices are louder, actions have no real purpose, and test results are not in conjunction with learning. Customers at the bar where I worked tended to drink more whiskey rather than beer or wine, and more fights occurred during this time. Personally, my behaviors are different during this time as well. Things that don’t normally bother me, now become major irritation, I don’t think clearly or express myself well, and I do things out of the ordinary.

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149 D. { 07.29.15 at 7:33 am }

I truly believe people are affected by the full moon. I know I am. Heck, even my dogs start acting a little weird around the time of a full moon.

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151 Kelly Ann { 07.02.15 at 1:01 pm }

I used I work in a call centre and I always knew when there was a full moon because people were always evil when they called in for help. I often didn’t even have to check the calendar because I’d leave at night and see it. Also, most people who left bad reviews for their service received would leave those bad reviews on or around the full moon. I think regardless of scientific studies, it has an effect on people’s moods.

152 charlie { 06.24.15 at 12:54 am }

My question is why are some of the population effected by the moon phases and others not and always seems the smartest people are not effected

153 Jenn { 06.01.15 at 5:13 pm }

I work in a trauma center/er at a hospital that has psych service and labor and delivery who all come through the er. I Never know when there is a full moon until our er is full of psych patients! I also notice strange behavior from staff and patients. This past weekend all of those occurances started, and when I checked the calendar low and behold there is a full moon on Tuesday.

154 Lil { 05.31.15 at 11:19 pm }

My husband is a loving and fun person. But he gets moody and weird whenever there is a full moon. Sometimes he becomes all cranky and a little abusive, sometimes he just shuts himself out completely and refuses to talk. Thirty years together and I still find it hard to cope whenever it happens. As much as I hate to believe it has anything to do with the moon, I still check each time it happens…. And there is always a full moon! 🙁

155 Emily Jane { 05.21.15 at 8:26 pm }

I get super hyper and feel like I need to be active

156 casey { 05.18.15 at 10:27 pm }

I have noticed I am either really extremely stresses out or really extremely happy during a new or full moon…not sure why and I have never even heard of this myth so I believe it…plus if water does it…and we are made of mostly water than it makes sense.we don’t feel the pressure from the moon in just one area like when a mosquito lands….we feel it all over….so picture feeling the pressure of what it would feel like if there were mosquitos all over you…Because that’s what it would actually feel like

157 Virginia Russo { 05.07.15 at 2:16 am }

Idon’t know about anyone else but all those positive ions from themoon always makes mefeel better. I am actually happier and feel more open to positive things

158 Jo Tayor { 05.04.15 at 9:30 pm }

I’ve been a bartender at several different locations & states on & off for nearly 20 years, My experience has been, that anytime there Is a full moon, The whole atmosphere, and attitudes, of employee’s and patrons changes from the “norm”. usually from strange and uncomfortable, To crazy and out of control, Passive ppl become easily agitated, which leads to fist fights….I have never experienced a good and happy or smooth night of bartending during a full moon.

159 Juanita { 05.04.15 at 1:40 pm }

I have seen and experienced the effects of the full moon on people. I worked ER for a long time, as well as Labor and Delivery. More babies are born on the full moon. I’ve witnessed many abnormalities when moon is full.

160 Donna Proffitt { 05.04.15 at 1:36 pm }


161 H. Layton { 05.04.15 at 10:01 am }

Come spend one full moon night with me in the Emergency Department………..you will believe!

162 BMac { 05.04.15 at 9:51 am }

I never believed the moon phases had an influence on behavior. When I started working in a jail and in law enforcement, seeing the increase in behavioral issues on the full moon changed my mind.

163 Lori Moon { 05.04.15 at 8:53 am }

I believe it affects all
work with kids some tired and some wired
“we love you to the moon and back”

164 Shion { 05.04.15 at 8:29 am }

I don’t know about the crazies but my daughter and I don’t sleep well. Our energy seems to run a lot higher and I personally find it difficult to relax. When I try to I find that my nerves seem to be bothering me. I itch, toss and turn in bed and if and when I do manage to fall asleep it is a very light sleep.

165 Carol { 05.04.15 at 8:06 am }

20 years in the psych field, experience has taught me, things get a little crazier during the full moon phase

166 kathyinozarks { 05.04.15 at 7:48 am }

I am retired now but I will never forget one late night shift I worked on a full moon which was also halloween nite–as a telephone operator-I have never forgotten that night-was a very crazy night for sure lol

167 dorothy { 05.04.15 at 7:44 am }

The full moon has no more effect than the new moon. What makes people crazy is daylight savings time, especially with the last 2 month extension. We just need to go back to standard time for the entire year.

168 Cathy { 05.04.15 at 7:30 am }

I’ve been an elementary school teacher for 24 years, and I promise you, I can tell when there’s a full moon by the change in my students’ behavior.

169 Elaine { 05.04.15 at 7:10 am }

Well, I so disagree, I’ve been in customer service 40+ years, & ALWAYS the week heading toward the full moon, the “crazies” are out more…plus there was a full moon on just this past week May 3rd, and last week as usual I had so many crazy phone calls & look at all that’s been happening in the news..you’ll never convince me..the full moon does affect people ..and it affects me too..last Friday I felt it..!

170 Nurse C { 05.04.15 at 7:01 am }

Anyone who doesn’t think there is a difference in people’s behavior has obviously never worked in a nursing home. The results of this study would have been more accurate if the scientists would have either worked or visited during a full moon.

171 Holly Kennedy { 05.04.15 at 7:01 am }

I’m a floral designer and we always seen an increase of funeral work with a full moon.

172 Beverly Allen { 05.04.15 at 6:25 am }

I worked for a police department many years ago, and it was guaranteed that the wackos would be calling in on a full moon!! Every time!! So don’t try telling me there’s no correlation!! I know there is!!

173 Suzanne White { 05.04.15 at 5:19 am }

Working for directory assistance there was always off the wall calls during the full moons. Check with the FBI. See if they get more calls during the full moon…for one example.

174 Juanita { 05.04.15 at 1:58 am }

I have a hard time relying on studies because they more often than not slant towards who pays for them. I also don’t understand why science thinks it can explain everything. While working in a call center for 6 years I could tell without looking at the calender when a full moon is about to happen. About 2-3 days before and after a full moon is when customers started getting really cranky and weird. Myself and about 300 other agents can tell you that. When doctors and nurses also see things happening more during a full moon and they are scientists too, it doesn’t take a bloody brain surgeon to know there is something to it.

175 Ginger { 05.03.15 at 10:41 pm }

Did anyone bother to read the comment by Peter Chandler that explains it? This is what I learned a long time ago and makes perfect sense. I notice it before a storm, a wind, a full moon. ,
Check out this awesome explanation!


176 Anisa { 05.03.15 at 10:39 pm }

I think the Scientists are the ones who aren’t doing good science. Sorry but they can’t explain MIDDLE of the WINTER hatchings of flies in South Dakota that ALWAYS happen on the full moon and the day before & after (a few more will hatch). This happens each and every month year round at our town hall, which has a dirt cellar under it. Also happens with my house, which also has a dirt cellar. They don’t emerge any other time of the month!

So while Scientists may not have yet figured out a way to tract it or can’t explain the incidents, its not that its not true…. Its that THEY the “scientists” haven’t found a “reason” to explain it away. Reality, SCIENTISTS are people too. I’ll trust what I observe which is coming from nature over some theory made by a dude sitting in a cubical justifying his or her theory.

177 Ginger { 05.03.15 at 10:38 pm }

As the parent of special needs children I absolutely know there is something to this phenomenon. From 2 days before to 2 days after a full moon we can count on more outbursts, meltdowns and craziness than any other time. I fon’t know ehat it is, but it absolutely affects behaviors.

178 Shanna { 05.03.15 at 10:13 pm }

I myself sleep on full moons as if I have a newborn baby where I am asleep but not really. In my past working as a CNA in alf the people tend to do off the wall things?! I loved reading all the comment s on this

179 M. Saunders { 05.03.15 at 9:59 pm }

I taught special education for 30 years. Three days before and 3 days after the full moon, the kids would be strange “crazy”. One mother insisted on not putting mayonnaise on her child’s sandwhich during the full moon because it contained nickle and the nickle in the body was affected. Magnetic fields were responsible for the behavior.

180 Judy { 05.03.15 at 9:55 pm }

I worked detox for a number of years. Full moon – look out. The intoxicated and “loonies” are very active., We always filled up near or on full moon. There were times when I tried not to be on call during the full moon.

181 Jon { 05.03.15 at 9:55 pm }

I know fishing is always great on a full moon night. The fish gorge themselves. Results in poor fishing the following day.

182 Kira { 05.03.15 at 9:51 pm }

Its due to bio rhythms from everything in our universe shifting effecting us biologically including our tissues and spiritual souls…it is true the moon’s pattern affect us as a human race and it is good to be aware, so we may curb our energy and not become the werewolf.

183 Mary { 05.03.15 at 9:48 pm }

My husband and I owned a bar and there was an increase in arguments and potential fights during the full moon. Also, my children have each had there children during the full moon, 1-3 weeks early

184 rosiebuttons { 05.03.15 at 3:54 pm }

This afternoon I have suffer 6 hours of my grandson ranting. Thought I would check the moon. Spot on as always when he acts like this. Its full

185 Marie { 04.05.15 at 10:37 pm }

I believe in the full moon, just the last 2days I have been hateful. And that just isnt me.I’ve noticed it the last 2days I am just mean, so I stay away from everyone.

186 brittney { 04.05.15 at 4:27 pm }

I don’t know if it would be crazy, maybe someones reaching out and there bodies are fighting against it… Either confused or not ready!! Jesus might not be here physically but he lives in us in our souls!! Or whatever u believe in… im staying mutual, not choicing sides because we all wanna be excepted!!

187 Debbie C { 04.05.15 at 11:56 am }

Many of my family have worked in nursing homes over the years and they have always noticed a big difference when a full moon comes. The wild life such as wolves are more active also. I don’t know what happens but something does change.

188 pat { 04.05.15 at 9:11 am }

I feel weird at a full moon. When I wake up my clothes are all torn. I grow lots of hair. My teethgrow realy big and my finger nail s turn into claws. Howlllllll

189 Frank C. { 04.05.15 at 12:49 am }

Since the scientific studies say that the full moon doesn’t cause people to do weird things, they probably don’t. The studies make observations like everyone else makes. They just do it in a more accurate way. They can use statistics, like finding the number of people who go to the emergency room on days with full moon versus day when the moon is not full. They quantifiy it such a way that confirmation basis or something like that doesn’t effect the study. Scientific studies are a lot more accurate than just saying that you notice something. If you can accurately prove that the moon causes people to do weird things then do it. Scientists would thank you, because we are always excited to learn new things.

190 S.Bayard { 04.04.15 at 10:36 pm }

Back in our days on the force, more accidents and fights at the Huntingdon chateau were seen at the rise of the full moon.i truly believe it effects people differently.

191 Kathy { 04.04.15 at 9:09 pm }

I live in a rural area, animals are more active, there are more dead animals in the road, rabbits & such, even a couple of days after the full moon ends. I’m 63, I am more restless now when I go to bed, harder to go to sleep.
There are changes with a full moon!!!!!

192 Valarie { 04.04.15 at 6:48 pm }

I Truly believe there is a difference in peoples behaviors during a full moon. I personally have felt strange as one approaches. I start to feel it 2 to 3 days before one. I get very emotional, cry for no reason and on several occasions I will feel angry at the smallest of things. I never really thought much about it when I was younger, i just thought I was a bit weird and sometimes not sure what was going on. About 10 years ago I started monitoring my behavior, emotions and thoughts around the full moon and sure enough every single month just 2 to 3 days before, all my emotions, etc would spike. Most definitely it is the moon.

193 Stacy { 04.04.15 at 6:09 pm }

I fully support the notion that things get crazier during a full moon. The question is what about a new moon? There are the 2 times during a month that the Earth, Moon and Sun are in alignment. This is also the time during the month that high and low tides are highest. So…the gravitational force is stronger at BOTH of those times of the month, not JUST during a full moon. Responses/ideas welcome!! Science is my thing…thinking out loud, I guess!

194 Leslie { 04.04.15 at 3:49 pm }

Without a doubt there is a correlation between the full moon and behaviors. I was a bartender for years and yes, many more weirdos arrive during the full moon, as well as manny more fights. I have been a nurse for 8+ years now and I DEFINITELY without a doubt have many more behavioral issues with my patients during the full moon. So much so that I dread going to work during this period.

195 Sally Neel { 04.04.15 at 2:52 pm }

I’ve always heard of an increase in births attributed to the full moon, but none of my four children were born around a full moon. Also, having worked with the public since college, waiting tables and in psych wards, I’ve never noticed worse behavior related to moon phases.

196 eric { 04.04.15 at 2:38 pm }

I personally feel affected by the full moon. Not sure why but it affects me.

197 Nurse R. { 04.04.15 at 12:43 pm }

I have no idea what causes it, and it doesn’t matter. As a nurse for almost 30 years, I can say without a doubt- there is more insanity, stupidity, injury and crazy when there is a full moon!

198 Nellie { 04.04.15 at 12:21 pm }

Absolutely. People be craxy and wild.

199 Sue { 04.04.15 at 12:18 pm }

read the obits after a full moon….many many more than normal. I love watching an enchanting full moon in all its glory, but I have great respect for it. YES. It’s presence is made clear in many ways.

200 B.Higie { 04.04.15 at 11:48 am }

I teach school, and our kids are louder the it behavior is outrageous at this time. I was also a bartender for a long time, and full moon plus alcohol is a dangerous

201 M. D. Pruitt { 04.04.15 at 11:07 am }

YES…YES…YES…I 100% believe the FULL moon phase has an effect on humans…step inside a classroom and poll any teacher…your response will always be “Yes”…student behaviors are at their all time worse during a full moon…it is a cycle that can be documented month after month…

202 Joan { 04.04.15 at 9:27 am }

Yes I worked in a Care Home for many years, I always hated to hear we were going to have a full moon, the Residents definitely were harder to take care of.

203 Peter Chandler { 04.04.15 at 9:16 am }

Could be the moon’s effect on air ionisation levels?


204 SuzieQue1 { 04.04.15 at 9:11 am }

I worked in a hospital admitting department on 2nd shift once. Every full moon we had more women admitted for labor and delivery. It got busier then.

205 Mimi { 04.04.15 at 8:46 am }

Hang out with a mortician, 911 dispatcher, police officers or EMS during a full moon. You will see a difference!

206 A Schumm { 04.04.15 at 8:26 am }

If you are a teacher, you believe!!!! 😉

207 Lee { 04.04.15 at 7:25 am }

Oh and there is supposed to be a blood moon today! 4-4-2015! (Eclipse!) Heralding change!!!!

208 Lee { 04.04.15 at 7:22 am }

Yes, I think there is truth in the relationship between behavior and a full moon! Of course, people have trouble with mental and emotional problems every day, but I’ve worked with the public for many years and a full moon does appear to heighten behaviors as well as create other behaviors that do not seem typical for each person! I think some people may be more sensitive to lunar cycles than others just like allergies or weather changes bringing on migraines! Just because science can’t explain it, or not yet anyway, does not make it not true!!!

209 julie { 04.04.15 at 5:36 am }

Yes most definitely. Ask any psychiatric nurse or any health care worker and they will tell you the same. Oh the stories I could tell.

210 Jane { 04.04.15 at 2:20 am }

absolute truth !! The full moon has a huge impact on us!!

211 Isobel { 04.04.15 at 12:56 am }

In a way, I do believe it has some form of influence upon us. And damn Ethan Klauser, what happened to you?? :/

212 Heather { 04.04.15 at 12:11 am }

Absolutely!!! I know, can feel if there is GOING to be a moon out when I am indoors and haven’t stepped outside, early morning/afternoon. I will tell my sons, “there is a moon out, go look”. Sure enough, moon. And it’s not the full moons that get me, it’s the partial moons leading up to the full moon is the worst, for me anyway. But I most definately FEEL different!!!! Also my cats and dog act very strange! It’s this aura. I for one do not like how I feel, and actually try to plan around them. Conclusion in my opinion, true, true and true!

213 Jim { 04.03.15 at 11:47 pm }

Just go to any automobile race held during a full moon and you will see increased wrecks and and possibly fights, even in the stands.. It’s even been announced during NASCAR races by announcers commenting that “it’s a full moon so expect a lot of cautions and crazy drivers tonight”.

214 judi Crawford { 04.03.15 at 11:36 pm }

Full Moon=Craziness

215 Candi { 04.03.15 at 11:28 pm }

I believe this to be true. When I worked in the nursing home the residents would act a little crazier on the full moon’s. It seems to mess with people’s minds.

216 Mayrine { 04.03.15 at 10:54 pm }

Well, the moon regulates a lot of things here on earth….It is strong enough to regulate the tides, and they are salt water. What is the human body made of but 90% saline water? How can it not affect us?

217 M Johnson { 04.03.15 at 10:51 pm }

As an elementary teacher, I firmly believe that the full moon brings out behaviors in my students that I don’t see at other times. Most teachers will confirm that the full moon brings out the crazy in children.

I also live on a farm and notice a distinct difference in the behavior/demeanor of my animals during the full moon.

218 N.k. { 04.03.15 at 10:40 pm }

in Healthcare, full moon nights are almost always busier, with more bizarre behavior from patients. No study will sway what experience has taught me. Unfornately, I work this full moon overnight. I’m already bracing for it. UGH.

219 S. Cartwright { 04.03.15 at 10:24 pm }

I teach at the secondary level, but teachers at all levels generally accept that student behavior will be considerably altered (for the worse) during a full moon. If they’re acting wild, that’s one of the things we check, and often, indeed, it’s a full moon.

220 Ethan Klauser { 01.20.15 at 2:12 pm }

I blacked out. That resulted in 6 screws in my hand, 2 split tendons. And 5 staples in my head. 8 people and 4 separate 30,000 volt tasers were required to stop what I was doing. I hurt my love, and actually scared the ghetto of fort wayne.. Someone who witnessed me and felt sorry for me, saI’d that it looked like I was trying to pull myself out of my own skin. I just now realized that the Moon was full that night.

221 betty garcia { 01.11.15 at 4:07 pm }

my husband will start picking on lil things with me about 2-3 days befor the moon is full. from then on, i cant say any thing, he will get mad, so we just dont talk for a few days till the moon is amost doun,then he starts being calm and nice and loving, but his moods is driving me crazy to live like that, but i guess he cant help it,,,,

222 Anna { 01.06.15 at 2:18 pm }

I do believe full moons cause crazy things to come about. On this full moon I was at my friends house and her family was being very negative all night till the next day. My friends dad just kept upsetting his kids by saying the rudest things for no reason he was just super upset. The days before he was fine and happy. also full moons affect goes on for plus or minus 5 days from the full moon.

223 sooz. { 01.05.15 at 1:25 pm }

Maybe certain starsigns are affected? Mine’s cancer and I’m definitely affected..

224 Hayley { 01.04.15 at 3:43 pm }

I truely believe a full moon creates a braver person on a temp basis. My husband is usually very laid back, making me the decision maker in our relationship. When the full moon appears, so does my bigger braver husband and I really don’t like that guy. Without doubt, there is a connection, which in turn makes for a very unhappy home 🙁

225 RayRay { 12.06.14 at 11:52 pm }

The moon changes me. I never get headaches, but every once in a while I would get a killer headache that makes my head want to EXPLODE!!! I had no idea that it was because of the moon until I documented the dates of these weird headaches only to find out it was only during the full moon that I would have this pain. It sucks. Tonight’s a full moon, and I didn’t know until after the headache started:(. I hate it.

226 Kearston Henley { 11.05.14 at 6:33 pm }

I truly believe the moon affects me. During the week of the change i notice my behavior starts to change. I get very emotional and very angry and depressed. I feel worthless and useless. My family walks on egg shells around me because they never know when i am going to flip out. It is even worse if i am pmsing while the moon changes. Everyone thinks i am crazy but i know i am not. I can be driving at night and look at the moon when it is almost full and i feel the anger in mr rise. Why do it affect me so. Just last night i flipped out because my husband asked me if my son turned his space heater off. I went crazy over that hitting walls and doors tried flipping my bed over screaming at him all because he asked me a question. I reall need help and i dont know where to get it. I try to control my temper but i just loose it. Idk what to do

227 jennifer Tudor { 10.12.14 at 6:46 pm }

I’m convinced the moons faze has an effect on the human body & brain as well as on animals.

228 Rhonda { 10.08.14 at 4:04 pm }

I am a firm believer that a full moon makes some people crazy, my husband has proven this to me for over 27 years, he gets angry over things he has created in his head that are truly not the truth, (he makes things up to bitch about) even the day before a full moon this behavior begins and will end tomorrow, the day after the full moon, then he will act as if he has not done or said anything wrong. In the meantime I walk around in a fog because he upsets me so much. So I do not care what the scientists say I believe it does affect some behavior. Even when I worked at a local Animal Hospital all the weird people came out on a full moon.

229 Vanessa { 10.08.14 at 12:28 am }

I never say “it’s a full moon people are going to act crazy” but when I notice too many people acting moody or crazy on the same day 9 times out of 10 there’s a full moon. Today was one if those days

230 Marj { 10.06.14 at 1:32 pm }

Science is not absolute. There are many instances of things happening that science or medicine would pooh-pooh, but how many coincidences can there be about one topic. I may not have experienced a full moon mania, but that doesn’t mean it’s an old wives tale, either. Human experience counts for much. Science once thought the world was flat, science once thought it was not possible to fly to the moon, science once thought that women were not as intelligent as men. All these things have been proven not to be true. How many stories have you read about children borne with abnormalities and the doctors said things like, that child will never be able to do anything, don’t take the baby home, better to institutionalize the baby and be done with it. The parents ignore the advice and the child ends up doing many of the things it was predicted it would never do.

231 Sulla { 10.06.14 at 12:01 pm }

The dean of students at the high school where I taught kept a log of student misbehavior and during a full moon, the students craziness skyrocketed.

232 tynypups { 10.06.14 at 11:48 am }

I have read your comments and I must tell you all that after working in many fields, law enforcement, transportation etc., that the moon phases can and DO affect life on this planet, animal, vegetable, and elements. Remember, all legends have a beginning and truth to them, enough so that over the last 5000 years or so, patterns have been recorded and handed down thru time that give credence and credibility to lunar effects on our planet and all that dwell on it . No matter what facts or apparent facts are presented, there will always be someone that tries to manipulate or twist the facts to support a negative or opposite view usually to gain some sort of notoriety or gain to fame for themselves. Just the facts mam and only the facts, as Joe Friday used to say! The long standing history of the same has proven the truth of such legends and instead of arguing who is right or not, just research the phenomenon before going out on a limb on such a debate, then relax, sit back and enjoy what is a truly amazing event and revel in our incredible universe and the happenings that surround us all! Also, for those that feel the need to harm or cause harm to urself or others, the fact that you have recognized this feeling means you have the control within yourself to prevent it and you are responsible for you actions that follow. Quit relying on others to know what you are feeling or thinking, and take responsibility for what you are and are doing! Go to a mental health facility and check yourself in ASAP!! I you wont do that, lock yourself away and throw away the key until you can preform as a responsible human being once more! Life is not always fair, there are ups and downs all the time. Learn how to control your emotions and behave like a decent person should and quit putting the blame somewhere else and place it where it belongs, squarely on YOU!

233 wendy { 09.11.14 at 12:10 am }

Hi, I’ve been a registered nurse on the graveyard shift for 18 years. I can definitely say that weird behaviors, falls, mental breaks, and just odd courses of events always happen in greater numbers during the full moon. Often we have to check to see if we’re IN a full moon, since many of our staff work double shifts and arrive when it’s daylight out. When the craziness starts, and doesn’t up, that’s when we say ??”Is it a full moon?”…and sure enough it is!!

234 DMama { 08.14.14 at 2:39 pm }

I’ve also believed the full moon has an effect on people. Behaviors change and when I worked in hospitals birth rates were higher, as well as ER visits. Also, sadly did anyone correlate that Robin Williams took his life the night of the SuperMoon? Could be a coincidence…

235 Katherine { 08.12.14 at 6:07 pm }

They keep you centered and make it easier to grip snow in turns.
Or you have a bad day which means you end up eating chips, donuts
and chocolate while watching a film and all the time your self esteem drops lower and lower, in fact if
it went any lower it was hit the opposite side of the world.

– Once you have made the decision to end it, there may be moments
when you’re tempted to change your mind and go back on it.

236 henry Angelo { 08.11.14 at 8:07 am }

i feel terriblly depressed and also aggressive during full moon…I need serious help before I
hurt seriously someone unintentionally…Henry Angelo

237 Omar { 08.10.14 at 10:28 pm }

I don’t know man!! i feel like crazy this evening, something isn’t right . the energy in me is out of control. i feel stronger and alive. i don’t know how to describe this. this never happened to me before. does any of you feel the i same tonight? i live in GA

238 Olya { 08.10.14 at 10:50 am }

Something wrong is going on with me while the full moon is up! Im not able to control my emotions. Im was going to cancel my wedding which is in a month!

239 robert gioia { 08.10.14 at 3:17 am }

ya gotta know its true! OOOOOOOOOOYAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

240 Liz { 07.20.14 at 11:01 am }

Hi, I’m in the service industry and work in bars serving drinks. I never pay attention to whether the moon is full or not. But at the end of the day it becomes clear to me as I say “all the crazies are out, it must be a full moon” and someone replies “it is a full moon.” Usually it’s a two day thing. But I notice people acting strangely weird on full moons then other days. And this happens at every bar I work at. All the weird people come out. It’s like they come out by the light of the moon instead of the sun because they’re well weird and it would make sense for them to do that. And on top of that these crazies are getting drunk. Anyways yes crazies come out on a full moon. They do.

241 Sonia Lipham { 07.13.14 at 7:15 am }

My husband is a fireman in a rural area and yesterday with a closer to earth than normal full moon there were the highest number of calls for one day since the beginning of the year. Also the calls were more varied than usual starting with a home death at 4 in the morning, lost in a lake, two accidents with injuries, two w/o injuries, fire in interstate weight station, woods fire, etc.

242 Trish { 07.11.14 at 4:32 am }

I will be 61 years old tomorrow and as far back as I can remember the full moon has affected me greatly. I get more moody, sensitive, it’s wild. I feel like actually going outside and howling at it! Science can do all the studies they want, I know how it makes me feel!

243 Steve { 06.14.14 at 2:54 am }

Maybe we are chosen / special people. It (the moon) affects me very much.

244 Donna { 06.13.14 at 6:05 am }

My 1st husband noticed I seemed to have 2 PMS’s during a month sometimes. My co-workers pointed out that I only made “bonehead” mistakes right before a full moon. Many times over the years people would point these oddities out to me. I had no idea the first 30 years of my life until a lady told me to watch the lunar cycles. She said I am probably displaying these behaviors usually the week before a full moon. I brushed it of as hocus pocus but as the years progressed I began to take notice. There was a direct correlation. Well there was no denying it then. I like to consider myself an amateur scientist so I researched it. There doesn’t seem to be any hard evidence supporting it, but I am most certain it affects me. Now my bosses affectionately highlight the week before a full moon for every month of every year for the last 9 years. They call them “Donna’s special week” and every one knows what it is. Perhaps a new study needs to be conducted because it is real.

245 Dani { 06.13.14 at 4:04 am }

The full moon has major effects on my mood and not in a positive way. Like tonight for example, the slightest things were setting me off and I was filled with this overwhelming feeling to cry and that is not normal for me. After reading many posts here, I feel as though i’m not alone. This has been happening to me for years during full moons. Sometimes my moods are so off and later I will realize it was a full moon and everything makes sense. I don’t know how it affects us as humans, but it most definitely does. I’ve always been very aware of my body and emotions and I sense the slightest changes in them. During full moons, things are always different for me and it almost makes me want to just have a calm night at home instead of being out and about because so many crazy things happen on those nights.

246 Terrence Boveja { 06.11.14 at 8:46 am }

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247 Mneer { 06.02.14 at 4:39 am }

Thats way prophet Mohummed use to fast during the 3 night of full moon to controll that
It is related to the fluid in the human body
He knew that 1400 years ago

248 D Hamilton { 05.14.14 at 9:08 am }

I can tell when it is a full moon without even looking just by the way my husband is acting. We have so many senseless arguments during the full moon days than any other time of the week. For instance, it has been cloudy this week and every single day as of Tuesday of this week there has been a “discussion” on our way to work. This morning he picked up a bottle and asked me “what is this?” When I answered; it’s a bottle the argument began and continued all the way to work, not to mention his disputes with the people he worked with yesterday. When I got to work I pulled up the moon cycle and sure enough…full moon! I have marked my calendar with all of the instances and it is almost a 100% sure bet that if he is being unreasonably irritable it will be during a full moon.

Maybe not everyone is affected by the moon cycles but you will have a hard time convincing me that doesn’t affect my husbands mood or behavior.

249 Gregg { 04.15.14 at 2:13 am }

Doesn’t anybody on this web site believe in science? Read “Psychology Today’s” comment on this subject.

250 Celina Wilson { 02.28.14 at 3:59 am }

the last full moon we had, I only noticed because demands from clients are so much more needy and frantic. Today, same thing, I had an abnormally stressful day at work trying to meet demands of clients and partners, I thought to myself “can’t be a full moon, we just had one” but low and behold, a new moon. Coincidence? I believe not, we are all connected to the universe after all.

251 Jaime McLeod { 02.26.14 at 1:54 pm }

Sorry, no, melainy, that’s a popular myth. The amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-65% with 60% being about average.

252 melainy { 02.26.14 at 10:57 am }

Our bodies are about 80% water actually.

253 Fanfaron { 01.30.14 at 6:47 am }

My aunt and uncle worked at a sanitarium in Chicago many years ago, but I remember hearing them say that when there was a full moon, the place truly went much crazier than usual! Not exactly ‘scientific’, but I believe they knew what they were talking about.

254 niki e { 01.14.14 at 1:42 am }

FMS= Full Moon Syndrome. This is what my family says I have about 3 days before the full moon. No reason why, but very similar actions and feeling to PMS which I no longer get. I wish more studies would be done to figure out the reason. Im definately curious. Its my body…why wouldnt I be? And its not a medical question I can just ask my doctor. Kinda frustrating.

255 Markea K. { 01.13.14 at 9:37 pm }

I was feeling really wacky this week, acting more energetic and kind of mannerless. It was the same with my brothers, and my parents have been tired and grouchy. When I went to school much of the class was also more obnoxious than usual, and my teacher mentioned that there was going to be a full moon that night. I asked her what that mattered, and she swore that the worst day of class was almost always on the day of a full moon. Sure enough the moon is full tonight. I don’t know how this can be true, but I can’t honestly not believe there is some truth in it. Weird and kinda scary.

256 chris { 12.15.13 at 10:12 am }

i always became highly aware when the moon was over head. I think scientists are partially right: its not the fullness of the light hitting the noon, rather the position of the moon in relation to the person…I’ve noticed, since ive moved states that i and my son become affected when the noon is overhead, full or not…..my son especially. If women’s menstrual cycle is run by the moon and the entire animal kingdom, then yes, the moon can drives us ” crazy”

257 Sandy Hughes { 10.21.13 at 6:58 am }

I believe the full moon does affect behavior. I’ve been evaluating, on my own, the episodes that my husband is having, and it seems that on every full moon, I can count on an altercation, conflict or other episode from him. He had a traumatic brain injury about 30 years ago and also has, what I believe to be untreated ADD or ADHD. He pretty much goes nuts and over the top about th most unimportant things. He yells, blames, and treats me like I’m his enemy. Just 2 days ago he was pretty normal, but now that the moon is full all of you know what has broken loose. It’s to the point that I dread this time of the month, sort of like a man dreads a woman’s cycle time or menopause symptoms. Iove him, but these episodes make me want to leave and be done with it. So, yes…I am a true believer that the moon is a factor in how people behave, especially those who already have an issue they are dealing with.

258 ajohnson { 10.21.13 at 12:27 am }

I’ve worked 4 years as an ICU nurse. It 100% is true there are more admissions, code blues, but the worst is the crazy behavior.Usually shown in patients That are already baseline confused like dementia, or withdrawling.They go crazy I mean to the point of violence. You can Care for the same patient for 3 days but the night of full moon they are uncontrolled.Even medications do almost nothing for them.It would seem coincidental but every month the full moon night is the same. It’s like the entire unit is in an up roar.Families are in shock by how their loved ones act.Next night they are totally different!!!

259 Kara { 10.16.13 at 9:40 pm }

hello I have a problem so my mom goes crazy on full moons so I thought I would look it up to see if it was normal but today she drenk four shots of coffee on top of it I wonderd if enyone has the same situation WISH ME LUCK:)

260 s john { 10.16.13 at 8:32 pm }

I have no choice but to respect the moon cycle- and work WITH it. I can’t sleep on the days leading up to and just after a full moon.. so i don’t. I Get a lot of stuff done.. clean out the closet, paint the garage,watch a movie marathon or Dance all night! All that extra energy around- channel it into something amazing! I don’t think it has as much impact on everyone– but if you feel that higher vibration of everything around you… I’d suggest not letting yourself worry about sleepless nights, you may not really feel as tired the next day anyway. If you are one of the full moon crazies– own it.

261 T. Fan { 09.18.13 at 2:05 am }

I work at a grocery store and it always seems that on the day of a full moon every other customer has a complaint or tries to start something with my fellow coworkers. I remember one particular day when our customers were going bonkers and every other customer was raising a stink about something or another, and one of our cashiers said “it must be a full moon… Or at least getting close to one… They always act this way on a full moon”. when I got home that night, I looked up at the sky and sure enough, the moon was full. The next day, our customers were back to normal.

262 Dev { 08.22.13 at 1:58 am }

I think it has everything to do with our sleep patterns during the full moon phase. Scientist have said human sleep patterns are out of wack during the full moon. I know I get cranky during a full moon because of lack of sleep. It is not something I was aware of but it makes perfect sense. Lack of sleep would make anyone crazy.

263 patti { 08.20.13 at 9:35 pm }

I have anxiety (panic attacks)….and ALWAYS during a full moon…I get very anxious. I feel very “out of sorts.”…..does anyone else ever feel this way????

264 michelle { 07.29.13 at 10:27 pm }

I get very agitated and do not go to clubs or parties because
I feel as if the full moon creates bad energy But Im also restless and don’t like to stay in

265 T.Burt { 07.23.13 at 2:26 am }

My dad when I was a child, used to make jokes that I was a werewolf because I would get easily aggitated, stir crazy, extra emotion al and nearly feel as if I wanted to get out of my skin, so I would find trouble somewhere to get into. I really never paurd much attention to it assuming it was because of my menstrual cycles. 15 yrs now my children and Hubby have marked it on tje calender 2 days preciding a full my I get extremly irritable and restless. When it is full I have my menstrual cycle and nearly feel as if I am a female dog in heat the last 2 supermoons. Tonight on my cycle but during our supermoon I almost couldn’t force myself to come home was insistent in driving till I ended up sonewhere, and an urge to do things I shouldn’t. To say in the least

266 justme { 06.23.13 at 3:28 am }

I work in a hospital…whenever there is increased activity/caos I look up “full moon,the month and the year it is…sure enough Im right on the dot!

267 ashesx { 06.20.13 at 10:49 pm }

yep…I usually get affected by a full moon…usually a couple of days before the actual full moon…more stressed or angry…another twist though, if I am aware there is a full moon about to happen, then I am affected less……1 thing is sure, a full moon DOES have an affect on many people regardless of what ‘science’ has found…

268 Cindy { 06.06.13 at 9:45 pm }

I have days every so often that I am just in a bad mood–for no reason. I’m sad, etc. It happens all the time. I’m like so many people and I always say, “is it a full moon or something?”. Funny thing is, I finally started keeping track of my moods when this happens. And, it is ALWAYS a full moon or just about one. I know the scientists and others say that there is no correlation between a full moon and “crazy people”, but I think they are just plain wrong! I always find people seem more mean around this time. I am never aware ahead of time when it is a full moon coming up–I don’t pay too much attention to it, but every time I feel this way, it just always happens to be a full moon.

269 I was a bartender Nevada for years it would get crazy and I would walk outside and every time it would be a full moon, I also get your emotional day or two before a full moon like clockwork and I never even know it's going to be fulle science me say what { 05.24.13 at 11:46 pm }

I was a bartender in Nevada for years it would get crazy I would walk outside and it would be a full moon every time, I also get very emotional the day or two before a full moon like clockwork and I never even know it’s going to be full, science may say what it wants but I know what is true!

270 Rossanna { 05.23.13 at 2:38 pm }

I have always believed that Humans are affected by the full moon. Hence the term “LUNAtic.” Luna means Moon. When my children were young, I would always make them aware of the full moon if they were hanging out with friends, and emphasize being aware of the crazies. I have now convinced my co-workers that the full moon has an affect on us. The energy in our office always gets tense and certain people get very moody a few days before the full moon. Just yesterday they said, it must be a full moon, we looked at the calendar, and sure enough it’s three days before. I agree that, “the moon would affect us humans as we are 60% water, and as above, if the tides in the oceans are affected than us mere humans would be too!” There is nothing we can do about it, just embrace being Human, and be aware.

271 TANeary { 05.13.13 at 10:38 am }

i for one have seen my mood change during the full moon, but not always for the worst. from how I’ve seen other people act during the full moon in my highschool and that i’ve done my self during the full moon, its more so that peoples moods go to an extreme around the full moon, its odd but ii cant help not noticing it

272 A. Jenkins { 04.26.13 at 4:12 am }

I myself work in a bar. I can tell you on nights of a full moon people are crazier. Last night someone tried to hit my barback for no reason. When there is a full moon no matter what there’s more too clean and more fights than usual. That even goes for the ones that fall on weekdays.

273 Craig Denmark { 03.27.13 at 7:33 pm }

My past two partners have both said that my mood changes and i become very aggressive but not violent and eat alot more when theres a full moon it took a few years to realuse itvwas a fulll moon when my mood would be very differant, they both thought i had a male period every month. Seems very real to me now.

274 Chuckles { 02.20.13 at 12:08 am }

I think less before I act on full moons, only it’s before I knew it was a full moon.

275 Natalie { 01.27.13 at 9:23 pm }

I totally feel angry and hopeless. Everytime a full moon comes, I do however writer very passionate poems. It seems to aleviate the feelings of maddness going on in my head. I think anyone that does creative things, could probably make a masterpiece when there is a full moon due to the intensity in thier moods:)

276 tiffany { 01.27.13 at 1:16 am }

The full moon effects me in a restless, aggravated, painful moods……i do have existing mental illnesses……but why does it effect our brain so negatively?

277 Chris tarleron { 01.26.13 at 12:06 am }

I must say the moom must have an effect on the mimd in some shape or form. Im usually one of the happiest guys youd ever meet but, when theres a full moon i get incredibly depressed and i get about two three hours of sleep.(thats after hours of rolling back and forth). And oddly enough i swear i heard voices wispering tonight, and i have the strongest urge to just go mad and break things. Never been this bad before ever thats why i searched tje web to see if others get the sameway. The lunar insomnia has been going on for years but i feel like im going bleepin crazy tonight. If N e one has any insight plz share.

278 Matt { 12.02.12 at 8:53 pm }

Anyone that has worked in retail or customer service knows that full moons do affect people. The crazies come out in force and people are much more aggitated. You get these normally but never in the amount or severity than when there is a full moon.

279 theresa { 11.29.12 at 5:25 pm }

I work in the public , and i never believed in the full moon crap, until I experienced it. At first I thought ok whateve it was a fluke. But iI have worked with taking care of people for 7 years now and there is a difference. I cant explain it and i am going to start keeping a journal. People i take care of everyday who are seminormal , change , they are more emotional and do things youd never think they would do . So now I am a believer in the full moon (crap)

280 Elsa Ignelzi { 10.26.12 at 12:44 am }

I have worked for the public,for 45 yrs from various different avenues such as telephone company, electric company, State Unemployment office, Law Firm, Advertising Agencies, Real Estate, investment Banking & for the pass 12 yrs in Law Enforcement. I owned SPA Salon for 4 yrs & When a full moon is near it’s definitely effected by co-workers, bosses, & not too stabled people, as it is near. but “ON THE NIGHT OF THE FULL MOON” it brings out the real pychotic mental –at times you don’t realize their stories are NOT true, but illusions of their imagination, but afterwards you learn that their complaints never occurred, they come out of their normalcy & either violence or an incredible desperation moodiness occurs in their mind. I have seen this in all people from extreme professionals to the homeless. Just today i spend all day counseling my sister with her boyfriend who has changed with his personality from somewhat normal to him becoming almost evil. She’s rather a brave person but his actions are to the extreme. She mentioned he gets like this ever full month. But this October has been the worst…I think it’s a combination of a full moon & a source of powerful energy & the beginning of a transit we are expecting for October, November & December.

281 Vixin { 09.30.12 at 7:16 pm }

This is now the second time that on the day of the full moon i completely go physically and mentally out of wack. Both times i was at work, it happened today and i had to leave sick cause i get dizzy when i bend over, bad headache, mood swings, cry, weak feeling, and my equilibrium is off. The time before, i wouldnt even talk to anyone and would have a bad headache and severely depressed. cant seem to figure it out but corelated it to happening only on the day of the full moon.

282 Cherie { 09.27.12 at 2:42 pm }

I personally know for a fact I get completely depressed and hopless. I get angry and feel like my would if falling apart the week before the full moon. When the full moon comes I feel pieceful and ok again I seriously am not a mental patient of any kind. Normal working mother but It is so bad I cry and eveyrthing I never cry. I am a firm believer beacuse I will be sad and think god what is wrong why do I feel this way then later I will look in the sky the amlost full moon … its real!

283 melissa { 08.30.12 at 6:52 pm }

Iwork on an acute mental health.ward. This has been the craziest week ever, with patients calling the police on the nurses and doctors, swallowing smuggled in razor.blades, and ordering $1000 worth of pizza. I am dreading going in to work tomorrow because of the blue moon

284 S. Hembree { 08.16.12 at 6:48 pm }

I think that if you really look for anger. The new moon is what brings that. My mother and I have been talking about that for years. She was the one that told me about this. Today.. she called me and said.. “Well, Have you felt like killing anyone today?”

Instantly I said.. Oh my gosh that explains it. We are in the new moon. When she said, “Have you felt like killing anyone today”. She ment was there impatience and anger. This comes from a woman that is now in her 70’s and I am in my 50’s. This woman didnt graduate school. Her last year I think was the 9th grade. But she got her GED when she turned 40. Everyone expects the full moon to do something. I think for a true study of this. I think there has to be certain people who observe just what is happening around them during the moons. Like others have told. However.. there is so much to take into though. If a person has something wrong with their body, their age, how many people live where they are, do they live in a higher or lower elivation? For us, the new moon brings anger. If you take in everything. I think that we all will see that the moon affects us. And I have to agree that it could be that we are made up mostly of water. However.. I feel that your surroundings affects the outcome.

285 Andreya { 08.01.12 at 5:03 pm }

Completely agree that there is a build up leading to the full moon between me and my b/friend. Everytime we have had a fight, its been around the full moon, after its been, we both go back to being nice to each other. I have decided its best to stay away from each other around that time (2 days before ), its the best thing to do because i become so negative emotionally tiring and irritating. I wish there was some sort of cure, cos it has ruined thingsfor me over the past few years, if u suffer from mental illness it’s even worse!

286 charli { 07.28.12 at 8:45 pm }

I have been all over the web searching for connection of the full moon cycle to those “diagnosed w/ mental illness. My grown daughter has schizophrenia/bi-polar, is on horrible meds. Well, for the past few years I have noted and marked the times when her thought patterns, off balanced behavior, outbursts, crazy thoughts, depression, anxiety became severe, very severe. I mentioned years, this is the truth as I have kept records of this.
So called “professional mental health practitioners won’t even consider this occurrence, would prefer to up the dose of the terrible haldol, etc.
If there is anyone that can offer help,please help…….thank you

287 Jaime McLeod { 07.30.12 at 2:25 pm }

Douglas DeGraw – I have no position on whether the Moon brings out the “crazies” or not, but your reasoning is incorrect. The Moon’s phas does affect its gravitational pull on us, because that pull can be coming from the same side as the Sun’s pull (New Moon), the opposite site from the Sun’s pull (Full Moon), or perpendicular to the Sun’s pull (Quarter Moons). When the Moon is lined up with the Sun – whether on the same side of the Earth or the opposite side – it’s pull combines with that of the Sun to create stronger tides. When it is in a Quarter phase, the two forces cancel each other out somewhat.

288 Douglas DeGraw { 07.27.12 at 11:54 pm }

Folks, I know it may be hard, but let’s think logically for a second …
If, as the theory stated in the article proposed, the “crazies” are brought about by the gravitational influence of the moon, it wouldn’t matter if it was full, quarter, gibbous or new – it is and always will be the same size and extert the same gravitational influence every night regardless of how it’s lit.

289 Immamoonyou { 07.04.12 at 11:38 am }

During a full moon my cousins and I eat way too much!!! Last night we ate my entire kitchen of food and we still were hungry! We even made Macaroni at 12am and we found freezies and ate them all up! We never knew it was a full moon……but now…… It all makes sense.

290 Toby { 06.29.12 at 2:07 pm }

I never noticed it until my cousin brought it up, but my entire family goes nuts on a full moon, specifically one side. we become much more prone to doing crazy activities like staying up until the very early hours in the morning even if we have work in the morning and it seems like that is the only time that i end up drinking, massive quantities, and i dont even like alcohol all that much. we also end up running through corn fields and become very irritable easily, and im usually one of the most easy-going guys. theres just too many coincidences that happen to me for it not to be true

291 anonymoustoo { 06.03.12 at 3:39 pm }

Wow, so glad I googled this. Yesterday, I was a wreck. Crying for no reason, strong emotions…etc. Then I saw it was almost a full moon at night.

292 Tricia { 06.03.12 at 6:14 am }

I am a firm believer of the full moon making things out of wack. All of my friends agree with me. We discuss it alot, especially when we see the beginning of a full moon. Emotions, tempers, and even mind sets change in what seems like, a negative way.

293 B Webster { 05.07.12 at 5:49 pm }

I do not have to see there is a full moon. I become very irritated and easily angered during full moon. Then I look at the calender because I know something not right and it is a full moon.

294 Lu { 05.07.12 at 8:18 am }

When I was a teen at a juvenile facility a counselor mentioned to me how people’s attitudes were bad during full moons. I discounted him at first but after a few months, noticed that there was truth to this. Now that I’m married I’m once again witness to behavior during a long period of time: my wife’s and my own. And yes, we both get very moody and quick to fight. It makes no sense, because I can walk around in public and be agitated at people I do not know. 🙂 Studies by researchers may prove inconclusive, but that’s because maybe they rely on statistics alone and not observation and interviews. As a researcher I know that anything can be proven or disproven. 🙂

295 sarah { 05.06.12 at 5:18 am }

I do beleive that the full moon affects me,.. my mood is awful, i become very irrational, i cry,.. i look out thinking is that full moon there, and yes there it is, i dread the next one…

296 taylor { 05.04.12 at 10:13 pm }

my twin started saying random stuff and she don’t remember any of it, tonight is a full moon

297 sharon { 05.04.12 at 8:21 pm }

well a mosquito on your arm will of course excert more gravitational pull as it is in one area? where as the 60% of water in
the human body is made up of particles (molecules)
spread over whole body so would that not make for a more equal pull ? and harder too detect ?

298 Dimuthu { 05.04.12 at 12:12 pm }

I am 30 years old and my wife is also 30. My wife act abnormal and she tend to remind all past incidents that are worse to her around full moon days. She try to always fight with me on this time period.

299 Trey { 04.08.12 at 9:52 pm }

YES ! ! The moon dose affect me , im 33 and about 3 yrs. ago i had a spell where i was overwhelmed by random out of the ordinary thoughts, i suddenly became interested in stuff i had never really cared about before, i soon found out that we was haveing a blue moon( 2nd full moon in the same month) after that i started watching moon phases and reading the farmers almanac, i even started journaling , trying to find some kind of pattern between the moon and my behavior, and moods. I cant say that i have any concrete proof that we are affected by the moon, but deep down inside, i do belive that the answer is yes, and after all here i am years later looking at websites like this one.

300 Cleo Setori { 03.27.12 at 6:09 pm }

I go crazy on a full moon and i dont remember anything when i wake up. My friends say I do things that I would never do and secrets slip out, so they wont tell me anything anymore.
Am I crazy?! Please help me!!!

301 Ann Marie { 03.16.12 at 8:26 am }

Hi, I am 13 years old, during a full moon I can’t sleep. I try and try but I just can’t fall a sleep. I don’t know what to do, I have to get up early and go to school. One day during a full moon I only had 3 hours of sleep and was super tired in the morning. This will happen until for about a couple of days. And sometime I will be super mad or sad.

Am I crazy??

Please help. If u have any suggestions please email me. Afeyen11@gmail.com

302 sleepless { 03.12.12 at 3:23 am }

I too sleep less during a full moon. I’m 33 and googled this question to find this post. It sounds outlandish, but it’s true! I cannot sleep during a full moon and a couple days after. I’ve shared this theory with others and they’ve agreed, according to their own sleep patterns. Didn’t know about others psychosis though. Fun to watch and see. Thanks

303 John sturman { 03.10.12 at 2:23 pm }

I also cannot sleep during a full moon even though I am tird I cannot fall into a deep sleep it’s a pain when you got to be up at 5 am for work. Looks common after reading these post may be I am not a wolf lol

304 K Bear { 03.08.12 at 10:49 pm }

My students are wild when there is a full moon.

305 Reza { 03.07.12 at 5:42 pm }

I am affected by a full moon — have trouble sleeping
I notice this even if I have not noticed it is a full moon until I after I am affected by it

306 kaytee411 { 02.25.12 at 3:14 am }

For years I worked at our local court house and every single time there is a full moon there are more domestic violence problems, DWI’s, assaults, disputes, protection orders (restraining orders) and all kinds of problems.

Personally it does affect me as well. When there is a full moon I struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep. For some reason it is almost impossible for me to sleep while there is a full moon and it seems to affect me each and every month.

307 Linda { 02.24.12 at 3:50 pm }

I am 56 years old. All my life, as far back as I can remember, I cannot sleep during a full moon. No I don’t grow hair and teeth and howl at the moon, or fly on a broom or bite the necks of others. I am a very easy-going, loving mother and wife. However, I do have high blood pressure and insomnia can make it significantly worse. THAT’s what worries me. I’m not crazy……..am I?

308 Caroline { 02.07.12 at 6:27 pm }

I have no belief system as such regarding the full moon but i KNOW it effects me but have only noticed the connection between my bad moods and ratty behaviour in the last year, its always on a full moon and im never the one who realises, its always someone else who says “its a full moon” i actually get and i confess myself totally unreasonable and i laugh at myself as i can see i am doing it but cant stop!

309 Jacob { 02.07.12 at 1:34 am }

I have worked in homeless shelters for years and yes, the full moon has an effect on people. There are more instances of mental health outbursts, drug and alcohol use and domestic or other violence during the full moon (three days before, during and after). I don’t track the lunar cycles but when it starts to get really crazy I check my calender and 9 times out of 10 it is during the period of a full moon.

310 andrew hoover { 02.06.12 at 7:35 pm }

Hellow my name is andrew I’m only 13 and there was at least 3 fights at my school and that night it was a full moon then my dog started yaping in the middle of the nigh out the window with out nothing to bark at.now that I read this I am more prepared for a full moon

311 Elizabeth { 01.08.12 at 2:48 am }

I’m a geriatric nurse, and my patients definetly act different for three days prior to, day of and three days after a full moon

312 Ashley { 12.21.11 at 8:09 pm }

I have to agree with the fact that the full moon does affect people. My mother and my grandmother for example, will start acting over emotional or more irritable round the full moon. and I usually don’t realize it until i look at a calendar. Another example is me and my boyfriend. he’ll be grumpy and will get mad too easily and I’m just plain overemotional(which is only an intensified form of my already overemotional self),which will cause us to start fighting more. again, we wont notice its close to a full moon until seeing a calender.

313 huherrwhat { 11.23.11 at 3:52 am }

There are a group of scientists that believe they have disproved the theory of evolution based on a discovering a microorganism that doesn’t fit in with scientific models of evolution.

David Attenborough (s?) amusingly pointed out in relation to the above that the lack of evidence of one thing does not prove, or disprove another… in this case creationism.

There are scientists who believe in all kinds of gods. There are god believers that don’t believe in global warming.

The full moon almost certainly seems to have some affect on some human behavior, whether it’s actually caused by a scientific phenomenon seems less important than the fact that people are affected by it. …Parties, emotions, menstrual cycles….. In fact, debating it, and doing studies on it is actually human behavior caused by the moons phases, haha.

Maybe scientists should do studies to see if Xmas is real, or birthdays, or New Years eve… these too have an effect on people, but scientists seem less bothered by these phenomena.

Just putting out a different and more moderate take on the debate.

314 steve hudson { 11.14.11 at 6:04 pm }

I drove taxis for 9 years and allways thought people were more placid during full moons

but once I picked a nurse up from a major hospital who said she was glad to finish work as it was a full moon ( she pointed it out in the sky ) and she said it would be mayhem in the hospital ater because of the full moon.

The moon was a thin crescent in the western sky..( new moon about 2 days old) I think most people in big cities dont know what a full moon is really

315 Anthony { 10.28.11 at 8:42 pm }

Kath, maybe you should check if he’s cheating on you during those full moons, or he could possibly be suffering from “manopause” (real thing). It’s not the moon.

316 Kath { 09.13.11 at 11:10 pm }

Have been married to my hubby for 8 years. Every full moon turns into a aggresive moody ….. (you get the picture) some worse than others. Bad ones mean throwing things and behaving really differently. Its like someone switches a switch and he changes. A lovely hubby and full moon hits and for a day or two look out. Totally changes, full moon over and hes back to his lovely self. This full moon was a bad one and had major mood swing and ended up going psyco. A few days later says I feel better now don’t know what was wrong with me!!!! Defentily something in the moon as have watched this behaviour and always around the full moon and at no other time.

317 Jaime McLeod { 06.15.11 at 8:38 am }

Hi Ronnie,
The purpose on this article is to raise the question and prompt discussion, not to issue some edict one way or the other. There have been numerous studies done on this issue, published in a variety of trusted scientific journals. Of course, scientific knowledge is always evolving. Just because one study (or two, or ten) debunks something doesn’t mean the people who conducted the study have all of the information, or have accounted for all of the variables. Another study, down the line, may come up with a different result (and this often does happen – it’s how our knowledge of the world increases). Just because you don’t like the results of the studies I cited here is no reason to make accusations of dishonesty or laziness. Disagreeing is fine – casting aspersions on someone’s credibility, however, is rude.

318 Ronnie { 06.15.11 at 12:06 am }

What studies have been debunked? Fire whoever did your research. ever heard of the full moon ion effect? It has less to do with the water and more to do with the poles (magnetism) this is a true scientifical study. Please read more and search harder before you make such an article, if I didn’t know any better I might have believed you.

319 Carol { 06.13.11 at 3:21 pm }

I am 67 years old. For as long as I can remember, I have not been able to sleep when there is a full moon. It isn’t because of the light. It happens whether it is clear, cloudy, raining or snowing and the moon isn’t even visable. Most of the time I don’t even realize that the moon is full until I check the calendar the next day.

320 ML Millan { 06.11.11 at 11:06 pm }

I am definately affected by a full moon – have trouble sleeping
and am more easily irritated. I notice this even if I have not noticed
it is a full moon until I after I am affected by it. I had not thought of
the fact that the moon affects water (tides) and the body is 60% water – interesting point.

321 June { 06.07.11 at 7:49 pm }

I am surprised the article didn’t mention women’s menstrual cycles, which are absolutely influenced by the moon. The number of days in a typical menstraul cycle (28) is even the same as the moon’s cycle. Isn’t that proof that the moon impacts human behavior?

322 rose { 05.28.11 at 11:59 am }

you betcha people and animals act differently on the full and new moon. I know doctors that won’t do surgery on the full moon as patients seem to bleed more. I can tell by way people drive, calls at work, I need to check calendar. The whole week leading up to full moon gets odder and odder and odder until it hits; SOME things are bigger than science

323 Joan { 05.25.11 at 7:47 pm }

At age 69 I have a lot of observational years to my credit. I don’t even have to see a full moon to know when it’s full. Some things just defy what some folks define as rational. If the moon can affect the tides….why not people, too?

324 sharon fischer { 05.19.11 at 3:03 pm }

I have worked with the public for twenty years also. I have worked in a CSU unit in central Florida, and when the full moone, man did we get hit. People coming in the back door with a Baker’s Act, and others coming in the front door to check themselves in voluntary. I also worked with people with disabilites (mental & physical), and same here. We would say “full moon, three days coming, one day here and three days leaving”. It would seem that one full week involving the moon is more than enough. However, I do agree that the moon would affect us humans as we are 60% water, and as above, if the tides in the oceans are affected than us mere humans would be too!

325 j.jiggles { 05.19.11 at 1:16 pm }

I notice I grow hair on my arms and face and have been told I howl at the moon. I’m not sure I believe this, so, next full moon, I’m going to have someone video tape all my movements.

326 Joni { 05.19.11 at 1:07 pm }

I used to work at juvenile hall and we ALWAYS had lots of kids in when it was full moon – more so than normal, and they acted out more.

327 Jan Newman { 05.19.11 at 1:00 pm }

I do notice a change in people with a full moon and I also do all my planting to the moon when I follow this good things happen like good plants

328 Ali { 05.19.11 at 11:18 am }

I work in a long-term care centre for the mentally disfunctioning elderly for over 20 yrs and I DO notice a difference in the behaviors of the residents. There is definitely more aggression and a long sleepless night for some.

329 Laurel B { 05.19.11 at 10:25 am }

I agree with the article, no real effect on behavior. I think it is a primal sight thing. Do blind persons or animals behave more erratically during a full moon as well? The thing I enjoy the most during a clear full moon night is to go out fishing in our boat. I have encountered no unusual behavior from the fish.

330 Liza { 05.19.11 at 9:54 am }

I can’t sleep when there is a full moon, not for days. I get so tired during the full moon phase. I didn’t sleep last night, tried very hard but NOPE.

331 N. Ison { 05.19.11 at 7:53 am }

I’ve never worked in the medical field but I have worked with the public the last 20 years, the first 10 at a small town grocery store and the last 10 at our small county newspaper and I have found that the most bizarre customers or requests are definitely during a full moon or even as it’s approaching. Why wouldn’t it affect us? It controls huge ocean tides, etc.

332 J. Ward { 05.19.11 at 4:21 am }

71 years old, ex-police officer. Most major police departments have extra duty poistions called the “full moon squad” to serve all night long on nights of the full moon. Their blotters are filled with wierd crimes that occur on these nights.

333 Jerry { 05.18.11 at 8:21 pm }

I agree with Meg & BK. I have 20+ years in the EMS field & I can assure you that auto accidents were more severe, but also people were more easily irritated. We had more shootings & stabbings during the full moon phase. Also the EMS calls in general were more frequent.

334 Janie { 05.18.11 at 7:23 pm }

I just realized during the full moon each month is when I get restless and go through nights with little to no sleep…. thanks for the post!

335 Christpher M. Stevens { 05.18.11 at 3:50 pm }

I used to work for a Medical Company In Maine. We received a large contract through Maine Health Care Shared Services selling O.T.C ( over the counter) drugs. Every month the D.O.N ( director of nursing) would always look at her calender when ordering. She always ordered 2 more cases of Adult Diapers during the full moon. When I asked why, she said that the Alzeimers ward Always went through more during a full Moon. Go Figure!

336 Ron Demlow { 05.18.11 at 2:26 pm }

I firmly believe the moon phases have an effect on humans! I’m 64 years old and have been told this as far back as I can remember. I also believe that comets and other galactic phenomena have effects on us.People seem to be at their craziest when comets and meteor showers occur! I know this sounds wacky,but it is true.

337 Meg& B. K { 05.18.11 at 11:59 am }

Living on a farm we’ve had more babies born during these times & also with changes in pressure, for example, A storm rolling through…
Thanks. BK

338 Meg& B. K { 05.18.11 at 11:56 am }

Hi I can honestly say that for the most part I believe it the moons phases & whether its closer or farther away from us, truly affects us.
Being in the medical field 20 + yrs, I have always seen the people I’ve been taking care of get more emotional, upset, stay up, sleepless & seen a total change of patterned behavior. including a build up to the full moon..Then boom there back to normal. I agree if it effects the oceans, tides & water & such, it most certainly would affect us too.

339 M.Weaver { 05.17.11 at 4:34 pm }

I’m 79 years old and about 20 years ago I was driving south toward Denver with tears rolling down my cheeks and missing my grown-up children like crazy. When I took a road heading east, I came face to face with a huge full moon. Since that time, those lonesome feelings for my children come with the full moon – as yesterday. I didn’t know it was full moon until it was mentioned on a TV program. Supposedly, positive ions are pushed closer to the earth by the full moon. ?????? All I know is that if affects me.

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