Sometime in either late July or early August 2015, husband and I woke in the middle of the night. Which is something neither of us normally do. What woke us, I guess, was an awareness.
From my perspective I was cosy in bed fast asleep. Both of us facing the window. Then, very groggy, I awoke, opening my eyes to the window. I seemed to be already 'looking' toward the window or, to be more precise, the crack in the curtains. Even though I was just asleep. So now I'm barely awake, looking at the crack in the curtain to outside the window where a group of small warm coloured lights were floating around in a small cluster gathered at the crack in the curtain. I wasn't bothered or even startled by them and remained barely awake. Mustered up the energy to look around at my husband, who was also barely awake and watching them with a groggy smile. I looked back to the window where they were still floating around. For the next few moments I tried hard to fight sleep and watch whatever they might do next. I went back to sleep again while they were still at the window.
From my husband's perspective, he woke to the sound of something like dirt or tiny pebbles lightly brushing down the length of the windowpane. He thinks he heard this sound a few successive times in his sleep and that it stopped when he opened his eyes. Once awake he found the window was illuminated with a soft orange or golden glow. The glow was there when he woke, he didn't see it happen. Seconds after at least two small warm lights floated in front of the thin curtain and slowly floated to where both curtains (thick and thin) were opened a crack. They remained at the crack, seemingly peering through the window. Then a few more joined them, following from the same direction, making maybe five or so small lights. This is about when I woke up. He managed to stay awake a bit longer than me and saw a few dart quickly upwards toward the roof, then hover down to the window again. He fell asleep shortly after, while they were still at the window. Apart from something brushing against the window, he also heard a high pitched chattering sound, like you might expect from small rodents. He's not sure if he heard this sound the entire duration, or in intermittent bursts.
Although I didn't hear these sounds that night, I've heard them at other times, we both have, it always seems to happen at night. We put it down to rodents scurrying around. We have mice in the area so those noises could well have been mice.
I think that's pretty much all there is to it, pretty short submission from me for a change! I looked online for news of fireflies in the area, thinking maybe some had escaped from a zoo or something. But no such luck. I did find some people talking on a nature forum about seeing something similar to what we saw but no one had any answers for them either. Except that it was an unconfirmed firefly finding. The discussion is dated 2012. It begins with a question about glowing midges and then fireflies are discussed. It's interesting because fireflies aren't supposed to be here. You can read it here:
We still don't know what was at our window that night, but it sure was cool!
Thanks for reading.