The following experience happened to me early morning, December 22, 2014. I have only told one person about it because I am afraid that I will not be taken seriously or people will think I am losing my mind. I am not losing my mind and I will cherish the experience I had for the rest of my life.
I believe it was around 3:00 a.m. I awoke to an extreme pressure on my entire torso. I found it very hard to breath but I did manage to "push" it off of my chest and sit up in bed. Upon sitting up, I saw a very bright violetish purple orb, somewhat opaque, floating approximately three feet off the ground and five feet away from me, near my bedroom door. The light from the orb lit up my entire room in purple. Seeing this was neither frightening nor enlightening in the moment; it actually just seemed normal in the moment. I didn't feel like I was asleep at all, but the waking state was different.
Now for the backstory:
My brother committed suicide in June of 2008. My entire family (and some friends) began experiencing a number of paranormal occurrences, though everyone had different things happening. Three times, my daughter and I simultaneously saw items take flight, sunglasses flew out of the open centre console in her car, a bag fell off of a table, and a plastic glass spilled. A friend of mine randomly contacted me via Facebook and said that she had been in "contact" with my brother and he was having trouble crossing over because he was worried about me. Yet another psychic friend (that didn't know the other one) told me the exact same thing. The original friend that contacted me just passed away last week. Yesterday was her memorial so I cannot help but think that it was her.
I knew nothing about orbs before looking it up this morning so any information that anyone has would be greatly appreciated. I have certainly had my share of experiences but nothing like this. What a light show! Thank you for reading.