I appreciate you taking the time to reply.
Maybe I'll just let one grow for fun.
This must have been what happened. In the middle of our Three Sisters garden full of buttercup squash and tiny lightnings, came this HUGE thing we ended up hauling to the front porch for display. We named it "squampkin" and cooked it down later on for a boatload of puree - made good pumpkin bread in the end