I have decided to post this experience first because it happens to be the most recent to which there have been other witnesses. I have had more than one occurrence with the "paranormal." Not all of them have been that friendly.
This happened about a year ago when my husband was home on leave from his deployment. We had taken the two weeks to relax and spend some quality time with one another before he had to go back. Before we knew it, his last night here in the States had come. He was scheduled to leave from the Billings Airport at around six o'clock in the morning and, at the time, we lived almost 100 miles from the city.
So, instead of choosing to get up at an unreasonable hour, we booked a hotel room at the Crowne Plaza. It is usually the best place to stay if you are on your way to the airport early. Upon checking in we decided to have one last date before we would be apart again for the next 9 months.
After eating, talking and laughing we paid and went to put the rest of the food back in our hotel room before going out again. Now, sometimes there seems to be small warning signs that something interesting is about to happen to me but not this time.
The hotel is pretty fancy for Montana, as most business people will attend seminars here or stay here when on business. To get the rooms there is somewhat of a half hallway - foyer type deal - with three elevators on each side. We came in from the back entrance of the hotel walking towards the front desk. I could clearly see at least one of the front desk attendants.
My husband reached the elevators a little bit before me, pushing the button as I walked up behind him. The elevator farthest away immediately opened for him and he walked in, having it close immediately behind him. I thought it was strange but shrugged it off and pushed the button again. At about that moment, for whatever reason, it seemed time slowed a little bit and the light in the little hallway became much brighter - almost like the energy around me slowed or sped up - as if the folds of energy or whatever keeps us here on this plain were momentarily interrupted. Afterwards I explained it to my mother as if someone takes a paperback book and fans the pages out with their thumb.
I looked up to see the elevator doors open and a young woman maybe a little bit older than me with blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail wearing blue jeans and a pink pull over jacket entered the elevator. Not thinking anything was out of the ordinary I walked in behind her to find only my husband in the elevator waiting for me. I asked where the woman was that walked in here before me and he looked at me like I was crazy! He kind of laughed and told me there hadn't been anyone walk in here but me and him.
I am still not quite sure what happened to this day. She wasn't wearing clothing from another time. She looked simply enough like another traveler going to her room.
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Perhaps, where it seems like energy slows or speeds up like this before you see things? Let me know what you all think! Thanks for reading by the way and sorry if I rambled on.