I was invited to my Wife's cousin Pat cottage located in on a small island in Honey Harbor, ON. The small island has two cottages, the other one belonged to Pat's father Bill. It was a week's vacation there in the last weekend of August 2012. It was beautifully hot, and humid. You can jog around the perimeter of the island safely, and it will take about 15 minutes.
As the day went on, I enjoyed the scenery and the enjoyment that a cottage on an island in the summer. As it got dark, I got ready for some marsh mellow roasting. I even set off a few fire crackers; one was placed upside down the wrong way and literally blew up.
In the evening it got totally dark, as a group we were relaxing outside near the fire pit as a gust of cold wind hit me. We all started getting cold, Pat, decided to light up the fire pit and keep us warm. I thought it strange, as I have been out night fishing during the summer time, and never got this cold out in Trenton, or Scugog. The entire day it was at least 31C. It was a good relief as we didn't have to stay inside the cottage to take advantage of the air conditioning. Pat got the fire going well, and we all started sitting around it. I took videos with my cell phone, wasn't really great quality so I started to take pictures instead.
Most of us were chilling at the fire pit, roasting our marshmallows. Then I saw the strangest thing, I didn't know if anyone noticed it. I quickly took a picture of it, fearing it would disappear by the time; I switched from camera mode to my video camera mode. So I took a quick picture of it using a Pantech Element P4100 Tablet. What I saw only lasted about five seconds. It had two eyes, and a mouth, and a bright white body. It swayed left to right a few times, and then it was gone. I thought to myself, did I just see a Fire Spirit of some kind. The remaining last two evenings it never shown again.
You will see the pictures that I have included with the story; there are four pictures in total. Two of them are of the fire pit location, one the original picture and another that is edited with a red circle drawn around the fire pit.
Another picture is that of the Fire Spirit, one is the original picture I took with the Tablet and another that is edited to show the eyes, mouth; sorry if I forgot to circle the body in red, but you can tell it's the body as it is all white. After I took the picture, it disappeared about two seconds later.
I hope that info is helpful. The firewood I recalled was dry, as they kept that way as they used their cottage year round. We never threw garbage in the fire,
I think its Pats decision, as they do have garbage and recycling bins which picked up by a service. Its a strange though, you have to hang a flag or hoist it with a garbage symbol and they will come get it, if you do that, you have no garbage service. This was how it was explained to me, but never saw it happen.
I see the visitation as a blessing, as a year after, my wife was able to finally get a job she liked, and I am in a position, I am happy in. My son is blessed with the skills of scootering, and my daughter graduated from University and has a job before graduating.
As I see this as a blessing, it has opened my eyes and heart more, to be more giving of those in need if I can help. By either monetary, material, or simple spiritual assistance.