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I have another story which happened in 2000. My partner and I were in the kitchen doing the nightly dishes after putting the kids to bed. I was standing at the sink looking out of window where you can see other people's roof tops. About three or four houses down there was a white round fuzzy light (orb?), it was circling their roof top over and over again. Sometimes it hovered a bit, but would then start circling again. I called my partner over, and we stood and watched this light in amazement. I know your thinking it was a light from another source like a spot light or something, but we went outside and checked it out, and nothing could be seen to make this light happen.

The light just kept going in its weird way. We went back inside and watched out of the window for what seems like forever, and it didn't stop, change positions or falter in any way. It was still erratic in its movements. We did live three doors down from a cemetery, but I don't really know if that had anything to do with it. My partner and I think someone might have died there that night? I don't know, but we sure did not imagine this light. It was far too real, with no explanations. The more we stood and watched, the more I believed what I was seeing.

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bilbil17 (1 stories) (12 posts)
10 years ago (2012-04-14)
Hi Meg! These things are real. Don't know for sure what they are, but they ARE real!

Check out my story "Forever at Camp", I think you'll find it interesting... And a little similar to yours.

PrincessKatie (7 stories) (420 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-25)
I have seen one it came from my wall into my eyes right through me it didn't hurt just blinded me for 2 seconds that's all. Happened twice that has. 😊 It wasn't scary just strange a bit. Everyday just gets stranger
Abby (710 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-04)
Dear meg,

As with much that is paranormal, there are many theories, speculations and pondered explanations, but nobody truly has one definitive answer that for skeptics can be scientifically proven without a doubt. Thus, your answer of what you thought the bright, white light was and is as good as any.

In my own personal experience and research, I have found that such white light might be related to angels or a higher order of things. It could be an orb, ghost and/or spirit, but most are not as bright white as you describe. I am having my doubts of it being ball lightening. On the other spectrum of answers and not generally touched upon here, since this is a ghost site supposedly, ha, ha, there is the possibility that what you experienced may be a dimensional entity, an ET or of UFO phenomena. It could also be a paranormal symbol or sign for you or those who are sensitive that you or others like you need to define. For example, it could mean an impending future event or an actual white light would show up in the future like an accident full of headlights and spotlights. As always, do as much research and investigation as you possibly can and then draw your own personal conclusion, as we all have done after reading your story.--Abby
meg (2 stories) (19 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-01)
No,I did not know my neighbours. I would have looked a bit weird if I went to their house and asked if anything was going on or happened! I really just brushed it off and put it in the back of my mind for years until I started getting very intrigued with the supernatural. Thats when all those little memories start to come back.
Bellissima (12 stories) (792 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-01)
Shane, you love that 'ball lightning'! 😉 But it sounds stranger than that. If you saw this longer than a few minutes then maybe there was something with you or the neighbours. You don't say if the neighbours had any strange events that night. Did you ever find out any details surrounding the events? 😳
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-09-01)
Well I can honestly say I have never heard of ball lightning lasting more than a minute. So it is very well possible that you had a paranormal experience. That or your neighbors were having people on. Thanks again for the story.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.
meg (2 stories) (19 posts)
15 years ago (2007-08-31)
Hi Shane. My experience lasted for a fair long time! I can not ay how long, but it was up to 45 minutes for sure! I myself am very sure this was paranormal.I've never heard of ball lightning, thankyou for letting me know that.
Shane (13 stories) (1258 posts)
15 years ago (2007-08-31)
Would you say the experience really only lasted a few seconds and seemed like it lasted longer? If so I may have an explanation. It could have been ball lightning. No storm is needed for this event to happen and they can last sometimes for up to a minute before disappearing. Anything longer than that I would speculate could have been paranormal. Thanks for sharing your story with us.

Peace, Love, and Luck be with you.

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