I need to start by being quite frank, not to be rude, but so that you can establish what kind of person I am. I am a scientist who is also an atheist. I search for the "truth" and logical explanations in things.
Having said this, I have always had a sensitivity to people around me, to their thoughts and feelings and the "energy" of places. Through a few experiences that have happened to me, I am wise enough to know that there is much that occurs in this world that we cannot explain. I say this up front as I am sure there are other such people out there who want to feel like they are not alone. One does not have to be religious to believe in the unknown. It has taken me some courage to post this but I really wanted to connect with people who would perhaps understand.
When I was 5 years old I lost my first tooth. I was so excited at the prospect of the "tooth fairy" coming that I could not sleep. It was a really hot summer night but I did not want to put my fan on in case the "tooth fairy" got sucked into the fan. I laugh now remembering it. By about midnight I drifted off to sleep and awoke again in the early morning, probably about 3am. The first thing I did was check the egg cup next to my bed where I had placed my tooth. To my sadness the tooth was still there. I got up and went into my 7 year old brother's room. He, for some reason, was awake too. Equally excited about the tooth fairy perhaps? I explained that she had not come yet, so he accompanied me back to my room and sat with me on my bed in the hope that we may see her.
We sat cross legged chatting when something caught my eye in the door way. I looked up and there, as clear as day, was the most beautiful bright florescent green light I have ever seen. To this day I have not seen a colour so beautiful. It was a small light, as if it had a centre point, with the light less dark toward the edges. It was round in shape and very small, a bit bigger than the size of a golf ball but very bright. It entered the room at quite a height, near to the top of the doorway, and was moving slowly, drifting lower as it moved across the room. I grabbed my brother's arm and pointed, he turned and gasped. We then turned back to each other. We had both been told many times that the tooth fairy would not come if we saw her (a tale spun by our parents so we would sleep). So, in an action I regret to this day, I said, "Let's cover our eyes so we don't scare her" and that's what we did. Both my brother and I stopped looking at the light that was moving toward us. When I opened my eyes again the light was gone. I have never seen it since.
I am not for a second suggesting this was a fairy, although my childhood self believed this for many years. But I do KNOW that this was not something I imagined. My brother and I have never spoken about that day since it happened (I'm not sure why), and I have carried the memory with me ever since. I did not feel threatened or scared by it, only joy and excitement. To this day, whenever I feel nervous in a place, I think of that light and how lucky I was to see it, whatever "it" was.
The reason for my post after all these years (I am now in my late 20's) is that since then, I have experienced a few things I could not explain through logic or science and I have, for some reason, been drawn closer to this memory. I just wanted to know if anyone knew what it may have been? Or if anyone else has experienced or heard of such a thing? I have searched your site and have only seen green lights mentioned once, and not in this manner. Thank you for taking the time to read this.