On Saturday Feb. 1 around 6pm, just around dusk, my wife and I were sitting on the couch watching television. Out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be a white mist or smoke behind a Queen Anne chair beside our fireplace and in front of a window to my left. As I focused in to process the "smoke", I thought an electrical short had happened causing a burst of smoke. It appeared to resemble a column or "top of a hot dog" shape about 3 feet high and maybe 6 inches wide. At least, I presumed it rose from floor level to 3 feet. As I began to think about getting up to investigate, it appeared to shrink and completely disappeared.
About 30 seconds later, after processing this, I said to my wife that I had just saw something weird behind this chair. She immediately said, "Was it white?" and her description matched what I saw but she saw slightly more as her view was not obscured so much by the chair. She described the shape as becoming fuller but only on one side below the top sausage column that I saw. So, we both saw the same thing which she said seemed to collapse into itself. Investigating behind the chair, it was clear that there were no electrical problems and we are left perplexed after seeing something very weird.
We live in a new house which was built on undeveloped land which is about 14 years old. We have never had any experiences like this before and I must admit that I am a little uneasy after witnessing this phenomenon. I told my parents about this and they have been called me 2 days in a row afterwards to check up on us. Other than seeing the white misty shape we did not feel or hear anything.
Researching this on the internet, it seems that this may qualify as a real ghost story, so I am curious if others have experienced the same thing? How would you know if it is trying to tell you something?