When a cluster of your neighbours gather in a group on your driveway under the pale light of a full moon and gaze up at the sky, it's high time to stop watching that television movie and get outside to see exactly what's going on.
In this case, our local barred owl took refuge in the tree in our front yard. The neighbours took some pictures and so did I. The owl was extremely obliging. Barred owls don't seem to mind humans very much.